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Graphics Supervisor – Public Affairs Unit - SF Public Works (5330 TPV)

Recruitment: RTF0132585-01137779

Published: March 18, 2023

Accepting applications until: March 17, 2023


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Department: Public Works
Job class: 5330-Graphics Supervisor
Salary range: $94,692.00 - $115,128.00
Role type: Permanent Civil Service What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time
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San Francisco Public Works (SFPW) has a far-reaching portfolio with a $352 million annual operating budget, an active capital portfolio that exceeds $3 billion and a workforce of 1,600-plus employees. The department operates around the clock, touching every neighborhood in San Francisco. The staff designs and manages the construction of civic buildings and streets; cleans and greens the right of way; maintains civic buildings; manages multi-million-dollar bond programs; trains people for jobs; keeps the right of way free of hazards; paves the roads; repairs bridges and public stairways; expands accessibility; and works at the forefront addressing some of San Francisco’s biggest challenges, including homelessness. With a mission to enhance the quality of life in San Francisco for residents, visitors, and business owners, Public Works is committed to providing outstanding public service through an equity lens.

San Francisco Public Works (SFPW) currently has a vacancy for the position of Graphics Supervisor (5330). 

Communications and Public Affairs
The Communications and Public Affairs office keeps the public and our staff informed of the department’s services, projects and programs through mass media, social media, websites, community meetings and other outreach activities. The team produces reports, the monthly community and employee newsletters, and briefs elected officials and troubleshoots constituent concerns. The team also oversees media relations and organizes press conferences and special events to celebrate project milestones.

Appointment Type: Temporary Provisional (TPV). This is not a permanent appointment. A provisional appointee must participate and be successful in a Civil Service examination for this classification and be selected through an open competitive process in order to be considered for permanent appointment. Provisional appointments may not exceed three (3) years.

Application Opening: Friday, March 3, 2023
Application Deadline: The recruitment is continuous and may close at any time but will close no earlier than Friday, March 17, 2023
Compensation Range:  $94,692 - $115,128 Annually 
Recruitment ID: RTF0132585-01137779 / TPV-5330-132586

Role description

San Francisco Public Works (SFPW) currently has a vacancy for the position of Graphics Supervisor. Under general direction, you will plan, organize, and coordinate a graphics and illustrator design unit; perform difficult illustrator and graphics design and drafting work; supervise a staff that may include illustrators, graphic designers and graphic aides; and perform related duties as required.

As a Graphics Supervisor, your duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Create original graphics and illustration projects that may include brochures, graphs, charts, maps, signage, large format displays, and web design using MacIntosh and personal computers and various output equipment for production.
  • Meet with departmental personnel, consultants and outside agencies to discuss their illustrator and graphic needs; and develop options and concepts for clients.
  • Keep abreast of new technology and trends and advise management of new software and hardware and other peripheral needs that will enhance the creativity, quality and efficiency of the design unit.
  • Analyze needs and expenditures of the graphic design unit and make recommendations for the unit's annual budget.
  • Maintain a sufficient supply of inventory and materials that will ensure the ability of the unit to meet the needs of its clients.
  • Supervise, assign, direct and evaluate the work of subordinate personnel in a graphics unit; follow-up to ensure that projects are completed in a timely manner; and enforce all City and departmental rules and regulations.
  • Ensure that all equipment is in good working condition and maintain a safe working environment.
  • May include additional duties as assigned. 

How to qualify


Six years of professional experience in illustration and graphic art design, including web design.

Possession of a valid driver's license.

An Associate in Arts degree from an accredited college or university with coursework in graphic art or design may substitute for two years of the above experience; 30 semester units/45 quarter units may substitute for one year of experience.

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at

Note: Falsifying one's education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

All work experience, education, training, and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application. 

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores. 

Selection Procedures:
The selection process will include an evaluation of applications in relation to minimum requirements. Depending on the number of applicants, the Department may establish and implement additional screening mechanisms to comparatively evaluate the qualifications of candidates. If this becomes necessary, only those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the Department will move forward in the recruitment process.

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through all of the steps in the selection procedure.

What else should I know?

Additional Information Regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco:

Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: At the City and County of San Francisco, we share a commitment to a diverse, inclusive and equitable community. Each member of our organization is responsible and accountable for what they say and do to make San Francisco an inclusive and equitable place to live and work by employing fair and just practices to and for all.


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Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the analyst, Arleene Brice, at

Please click the following link to learn more about the three workplace core values we live and embrace every day here at Public Works: Respect, Integrity, and Responsiveness

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible.

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.