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Security Guard - Access to City Employment (ACE) (8202)

Recruitment: REF3378H

Published: December 01, 2022


Danielle Anderson -
Porsche Bunton -
Leorah Dang -
John Weber -

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Department: Access to City Employment
Job class: 8202-Security Guard
Salary range: $57,720.00 - $70,096.00
Role type: Permanent Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time


The Access to City Employment Program (ACE) seeks to hire qualified individuals with a disability into permanent entry-level jobs outside the normal civil service selection process. To be hired through the ACE Program, individuals must meet the minimum qualifications of the job and provide a Certification of Disability from the California Department of Rehabilitation or a Veterans Preference Letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Role description

Definition: Under general supervision, patrols public buildings and grounds to safeguard property against damage, hazardous situations, or unauthorized entry; and performs related duties as required. Requires responsibility for: enforcing rules and regulations governing the access to and use of public facilities; preparing routine reports of time and work done; making routine contact with the general public and operating personnel in the patrolling and safeguarding of public facilities.

Examples of Important and Essential Duties: According to Civil Service Commission Rule 109, the duties specified below are representative of the range of duties assigned to this job code/class and are not intended to be an inclusive list. 1. Patrol grounds or makes rounds of buildings, punching in on watchman's clock at various stations; prevents the entry of unauthorized persons on premises. 2. Watches for fire or fire hazards or other unusual conditions. 3. Checks to see if windows and doors are locked and lights turned out. 4. Observes improperly functioning equipment and reports defects noted. 5. In a hospital or other institution, secures emergency supplies and materials forwards; places and removes tables and chairs in classrooms when needed. 6. May perform part-time incidental duties such as: operate elevator; relieve on switchboard; park cars, and perform minor maintenance and cleanup tasks.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Requires ability to: read and write English; accept responsibility and work without close supervision; follow written and oral directions; think and act quickly in emergencies; write accurate and clear reports of incidents.

How to qualify

Minimum Qualifications: These minimum qualifications establish the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license(s) which are required for employment in the classification. Please note, additional qualifications (i.e., special conditions) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.

Experience and Training:

1. 1 (one) year of verifiable experience as a security officer; AND

2. Possession of a current California Security Guard Registration Card issued by the California State Bureau of Security and Investigative Services; AND

3. Possession of a High School Diploma or G.E.D. Certificate; AND

4. Possession of a valid state motor vehicle operator's license.

Notes: Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications by the final filing date unless otherwise noted. One-year full-time experience is equivalent to 2000 hours and 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 experience.

Verification: Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point in the recruitment process. Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

One year of full-time employment is equivalent to 2000 hours, on 40 hours work week. Any overtime hours that you work above forty hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment. For more information on verification, please visit the following link:

What else should I know?

Notes: Amended: 7/1/77 (retitled); 5/29/2014

Conviction History: As a selected candidate for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a selected candidate. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as: Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code. Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City. If you are a selected candidate, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers: All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

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.