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Ornamental Iron Worker Supervisor I - Rec and Parks (9342)

Recruitment: RTF0116527-01148774

Published: June 23, 2022


Antonio Archuleta -

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Department: Recreation & Park Commission
Job Class: 9342-Ornamental Iron Worker Supervisor I
Role Type: Permanent Civil Service What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time
Exam Type: Position Based Test
Rule: Rule of 3 What does this mean?
List Type: Combined Promotive and Entrance


Application Open: June 23, 2022
Application Deadline: August 6, 2022
Compensation: $119,080 Annually (flat-rate)
Contact: Antonio Archuleta at

About the Recreation and Park Department
Amid a dynamic and ever-evolving urban landscape, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department stewards one of the premier urban park systems in America.  San Francisco recently became the first city in the United States for which 100% of its residents live within a ten-minute walk of a park.  Considered by San Franciscans to be one of the City’s most popular and effective public agencies, our Department manages and maintains more than 225 parks, playgrounds, and open spaces in San Francisco, including two outside of city limits: Sharp Park in Pacifica and Camp Mather in the High Sierras. Our 4,100- acre system includes 25 recreation centers, 9 swimming pools, 5 golf courses and numerous athletic facilities, including sports courts, ball diamonds, soccer fields and gymnasiums. Included in the department’s responsibilities are Golden Gate Park, Coit Tower, the Marina Yacht Harbor, the Palace of Fine Arts, and TPC Harding Park golf course.

More than 2,000 talented individuals are part of our team, from gardeners, foresters, and recreation leaders to park rangers, custodians, electricians, painters and more. Our core mission, as it has been throughout our history, is to provide opportunities for San Francisco residents and visitors alike to gather, play, learn, relax, and enjoy nature in the city.

About the Structural Maintenance Yard
The mission of the Structural Maintenance Yard is to provide superior, professional maintenance services to ensure Recreation and Park facilities foster a sense of community pride and well-being, and meet the high expectation and need of park patrons. The Structural Maintenance Yard is organized into 10 shops, thirteen 13 trades: Carpenters, Cement Masons, Electricians, Heavy Equipment Operations (includes: Operating Engineers, Truck Drivers, Laborers, and Riggers), Iron Workers, Painters, Roofers, Sheet Metal Workers, and Stationary Engineers. Structural Maintenance has two major functions: routine repairs and maintenance, and deferred maintenance projects. Routine repairs and maintenance is performed daily to secure the safety and guarantee the operations of our facilities. Deferred maintenance includes capital-funded projects and philanthropy projects initiated through funding provided by donors for park improvements.

Role Description

Under general supervision of the Assistant Superintendent of Structural Maintenance, this position is responsible for overseeing a team of Ornamental Iron Workers at the Recreation and Park Department's Structural Maintenance Yard. This position is responsible for preventive and corrective maintenance involving a wide range of iron design, and building and installation projects requiring welding skills for the Recreation and Park Department's Structural Maintenance Yard. The essential duties include but are not limited to:

1. Plans, lays out, assists and assigns work to crews engaged in fabricating, installing, dismantling, maintaining and repairing of steel rolling doors, fences, fire escapes, hand rails, playground equipment, and ornamental and structural ironwork.

2. Inspects and reviews completed work and work in progress.

3. Estimates costs of jobs: damaged property, new projects and repair of maintenance projects.

4. Prepares reports on work accomplished.

5. Monitors work practices to ensure adherence to standards and OSHA regulations.

6. Prices and orders materials for jobs.

7. Completes performance evaluations for crewmembers.

8. Drives City vehicles in performance of above duties.

How to Qualify

1. Three (3) years of verifiable journey-level experience with steel rolling doors; AND

2. Two (2) years verifiable journey-level ornamental or structural ironwork experience OR Completion of recognized apprenticeship program of three years in the craft; AND

3. Possession of a valid drivers license.

Special Requirements: Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment: Ability to perform physical work in all weather conditions and at great heights and to supervise lead abatement crews in work related to ironwork.  Ability to wear appropriate forms of respiratory protection and pass a medical qualification examination for use of respirators is required.

Verification of Education and Experience:
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:

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.

What else should I know?

Basic Supervisory Exam (Weight: 50%)
Candidates will be administered a written multiple-choice examination that is designed to measure basic knowledge of various supervisory practices and procedures (e.g. directing, counseling, guiding, evaluating, motivating, disciplining, developing and training subordinates, delegation, etc.) as well as customer service and reading comprehension. This is a standardized examination and, therefore, test questions and test answers are not available for public inspection or review. The Basic Supervisory Exam will be administered either on a computer or in paper format. The type of format will depend on the size of the qualified applicant pool. Qualified candidates will be notified of the type of exam format in their exam appointment notification. The score you achieve on this examination shall be valid and 'banked' for three years, starting from the date of the examination. This means that, during this three-year time period, you will not be required to take this test again should you apply and be found eligible for a future announcement for which this particular test is used.

Please note this test is used for other supervisory classes therefore your test score may be applied to one or more of these classes if you choose to apply to future recruitments. If the test for this future announcement is held within one year of the date of this examination, your score will be automatically applied to that announcement. However, after one year, you have the option to either (a) apply your test score to the other announcement or (b) re-take the test. Re-testing is permitted no sooner than one year from the date of the examination and only in association with your eligibility for another announcement for which this test is used. Please note that, should you re-test, your re-test score would become your official score since it is the most recent.

Behavioral Consistency Questionnaire (Weight: 50%): 
Candidates who receive a passing score on the Basic Supervisory Exam (BSE) will be provided via email, a Behavioral Consistency Questionnaire. Candidates will be evaluated on their relative knowledge, skill and ability levels in job-related areas. Candidates must achieve a passing score on the Behavioral Consistency Questionnaire in order to be placed on the confidential eligible list in rank order according to their final score. A passing score must be achieved on each of the above-described exams in order to be included on the confidential eligible list. After the confidential eligible list is adopted the department may administer additional selection procedures to make a final hiring decision.  

Eligible List/Score Report: 
A confidential eligible list of applicant names that have passed the civil service examination process will be created, and used for certification purposes only. An examination score report will be established, so applicants can view the ranks, final scores and number of eligible candidates. Applicant information, including names of applicants on the eligible list, shall not be made public unless required by law. However, an eligible list shall be made available for public inspection, upon request, once the eligible list is exhausted or expired and referrals resolved. The eligible list/score report resulting from this civil service examination process is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission. 

Eligible List Duration: The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be of 12 months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director. 

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Certification Rule: The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of Three Scores. Additional selection processes may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.

Upon approval of the Human Resource Director (see Civil Service Rule 111A.26.5), the eligible list/score report resulting from this announcement may be used by other departments that also use this classification or a similar classification. To find other Departments which use this classification, please see

Exam Type: Combined Promotive and Entrance

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

Race and Social Equity Statement
We believe that parks and open space in San Francisco provides the opportunity to model equitable access for all. With this belief, San Francisco became the first city in the United States for which 100% of its residents live within a ten-minute walk of a park. The Recreation and Park Department’s goal is to close the gaps and improve equity and access to quality parks and open space, and recreation activities for historically marginalized communities.  

We envision a department that proactively infuses racial and social equity in its internal operations.  With a multi-disciplinary team of talented individuals - gardeners, recreation leaders, park rangers, custodians, craft shop personnel, park and recreation managers and more, the department is committed to doing its part to provide equitable access to parks and programs for all the communities we serve to enjoy, as well as foster a work environment where our differences are celebrated, and everyone has what they need to thrive regardless of their race, age, ability, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or country of origin.

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

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.