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Ornamental Iron Worker - Port of San Francisco (7395) (Temporary Provisional)

Recruitment: RTF0148254-01055356

Published: June 07, 2024


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Department: Port
Job class: 7395-Ornamental Iron Worker
Salary range: $95,186.00 - $115,648.00
Role type: Temporary Provisional Permanent Civil Service What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time
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***Applicants who previously applied to 7395 TEX Ornamental Iron Worker (Recruitment ID: RTF0144622-0115672) do not need to reapply for this job posting. Your application from that recruitment will automatically be considered for this job posting. ***

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: 6/7/2024 
  • Application Deadline: 6/14/2024
  • Compensation Range$95,186 - $115,648 Annually (Appointments to this job class enter at Step 5)
  • Recruitment ID: RTF0148254-01055356

The Port of San Francisco is an enterprise agency of the City and County of San Francisco and is governed by a Commission of five members appointed by the Mayor. The Port Commission is responsible for overseeing a broad range of waterfront commercial, maritime, and public access facilities that are held in public trust for the people of California. The Port’s jurisdiction covers approximately 7.5 miles of waterfront land from Pier 98, near Hunter’s Point in the southern part of San Francisco, to Fisherman’s Wharf in the northern part of the City.

The Port’s diverse business portfolio includes over 550 ground, commercial, retail, office, industrial and maritime industrial leases including cargo shipping, layberthing, excursion boats, ferry boats, fishing and fish processing/distribution, tourism, filming, harbor services, and cruise operations. With some of the most flexible cargo handling facilities on the West Coast, as well as naturally deep water, the Port can handle various types of cargo such as, dry-bulk, neo-bulk, roll-on/roll-off, and project cargoes.

The Port of San Francisco has many internationally recognized landmarks such as Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, the Exploratorium, the Ferry Building and Oracle Park, home of the San Francisco Giants baseball team. With its unique and historic properties, the Port is home to a variety of tenants and uses. The Port Commission over the last five decades has led a remarkable transformation of the Port; maintaining its industrial maritime heritage while developing new uses, including commercial and public activities, that have helped San Francisco remain one of the most visited and popular cities on the globe.

For more information about the Port of San Francisco, visit Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Role description

Under general supervision, the essential functions of an Ornamental Iron Worker include: performing skilled work in connection with the fabricating, installing, dismantling, maintaining and repairing of structural members, steel rolling doors, chain link fences, fire escapes, drop ladders, hand rails, guard rails, ornamental iron gates and other metal structures; and other job-related duties as required.  Some incumbents may exercise work direction over subordinate personnel assisting or engaging in such work.

The nature of the work requires the ability and physical stamina to: climb and work from ladders and at varying heights up to 220 ft; work on scaffolds and off mechanical high-lifts; stoop and crawl into confined spaces; operate equipment; pass a medical qualification examination for the use of respirators and wear face-fitting respiratory protection; use hand and power tools; use arc welding equipment such as Oxy/Acetylene, MIG and TIG; and lift and carry 50 lbs.  Work may be performed under inclement weather conditions and in potentially hazardous environments under controlled conditions. Candidate also must be proficient in use of computer and associated software programs such as Microsoft Suite and email.

How to qualify


Successful completion of a recognized Iron Worker Apprenticeship Program of 3 years and 3 years verifiable journey-level experience as an ornamental iron worker.


A combination of 8 years verifiable training/experience as an ornamental iron worker, of which 3 years must be journey-level;


Possession of valid California driver's license (to be presented at time of appointment). Applicants selected for employment must be insurable and maintain insurability under the department's automobile liability insurance policy.

Important Note(s):

  • One-year full-time employment is considered equivalent to 2000 hours (2000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40-hour work week). Any overtime hours that you work above forty (40) hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.
  • Applicants must meet minimum qualification requirements by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.
  • Please make sure it is absolutely clear in your application exactly how you meet the minimum qualifications. Every application is reviewed to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications as listed in the job ad. Please review our articles on Employment Application and Minimum Qualifications and Verification of Experience and/or Education for considerations taken when reviewing applications.
  • Please be aware that any misrepresentation such as 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. 

What else should I know?

Selection Procedures: Applications will be screened for relevant qualifying experience and education. Additional mechanisms may be implemented in order to determine candidate’s qualifications.  Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited to continue in the selection process.  

Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview.

How to Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit and begin the application process.

  • Select the “Apply Now” button and follow instructions on the screen.

Recruitment Analyst Information: If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please send your inquires to Vitra Thai at

Applicants may be contacted by email about this recruitment and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up to date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses and

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.

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

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. 

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.