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Asphalt Finisher – Building and Street Repair - Public Works (7404 TEX/PEX)

Recruitment: RTF0144762-01127415

Published: June 06, 2024


Kristi Sevilla -

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Department: Public Works
Job class: 7404-Asphalt Finisher
Salary range: $76,596.00 - $93,080.00
Role type: Permanent Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time


Announcement has been amended to a continuous filing deadline to accept additional applications. Candidates who have previously applied DO NOT need to re-apply.

Specific information regarding this recruitment process is listed below.          

Application Opening: Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Application Deadline: This is a continuous recruitment.
*Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as this recruitment may close at any time, but no earlier than Tuesday, May 28, 2024.
Salary Range: $76,596- $93,080 Annually
Recruitment IDs: TEX-7404-144777, RTF0144762-01127415;
TEX-7404-145593, RTF0145384-00107648;
TEX-7404-146878, RTF0146877-01134257;

PEX-7404-145598, RTF0145597-01120030
Appointment Type: This announcement will fill vacancies in the Exempt appointment types, referenced below:

Temporary-Exempt (TEX), Category 17: Positions in this appointment type are excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer and shall not exceed two (2) years.

Permanent-Exempt (PEX), Category 18: This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer and shall not exceed 36 months.

San Francisco Public Works (Public Works) has a far-reaching portfolio with a $453 million annual operating budget, an active capital portfolio that exceeds $3 billion and a workforce of 1,700-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. 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.

Please visit the “About Us” section of our website at to learn more about the department’s core values, Racial Equity Initiative, leadership team, history, budget and more.

The Bureau of Building and Street Repair (BSR) provides professional construction, repair, and remodeling to City-owned facilities. We perform emergency-repair services twenty-four (24) hours a day to ensure that Police, Fire, and other Public Safety operations are fully functional; and oversee paving and street repair work, including patch paving and filling potholes, as well sewer repair, which includes brickwork.

Public Works currently has vacancies for three (3) Temporary Exempt - Category 17 and one (1) Permanent Exempt – Category 18 Asphalt Finisher positions within the Bureau of Building and Street Repair.

Role description

Under supervision, as an Asphalt Finisher, you will perform various journey-level asphalt finishing duties and are responsible for the safe set-up and organizing of worksites in connection with street maintenance and repair projects. You will complete tasks and duties by applying your knowledge of the distribution of various tack coat emulsions, patch paving, shoveling and rolling asphaltic mixtures.

Important and Essential Duties:
Your duties as an Asphalt Finisher may include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Spreading, raking, and finishing asphaltic mixtures.
  • Finishing asphalt to obtain a compact and smooth surface.
  • Cleaning cut-outs and preparing sub-grades before paving.
  • Assisting in clean-up of job site after asphaltic repairs.
  • Setting up job sites (including cones, barricades, high-rises and signs) in a safe manner.
  • Completing standard job reports.
  • May operate Asphalt Kettles, Tool Heaters, and the Screed on Asphalt Pavers.
  • May serve as grounds person on an asphalt milling machine.
  • May act as a lead worker in the absence of a crew supervisor.
  • Following all City and department rules, codes and procedures.

Nature of Work: The nature of the work may require the use of a respirator based on work performed.

How to qualify

Minimum Qualifications:

Two (2) years of verifiable experience in street paving and repair work as an Asphalt Worker.


Possession of a valid California Driver’s License.

Valid Driver’s License: Applicants must possess a valid State of California driver’s license with no restrictions that would prohibit them from legally performing the essential functions and duties of the role. 

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. More information can be found at:

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. 

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.

Selection Procedures:
After application submission, candidates deemed qualified must complete all subsequent steps to advance in this selection process, which includes the following:

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.

Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (MQSQ):
Candidates may be required to complete an MQSQ as part of the employment application. This MQSQ is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications (MQ) for this position. The MQSQ will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.

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.

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, Kristi Sevilla, at

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.