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Sign Worker At City & County of San Francisco

Location: San Francisco, California

Job Description

Introduction




The following information describes the civil service classification for which applications are being solicited.
Make sure you read the entire announcement before completing the application form.
The purpose of this announcement is to fill a vacant position in this classification.

Division: Sustainable Streets
Section/Unit: Field Operations Section
Work Location: 1508 Bancroft Street, San Francisco
Work Schedule: 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM (Mon. – Fri.)

APPOINTMENT TYPE: Temporary Exempt, Full Time appointment not to exceed three (3) years. This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is the City and County of San Francisco department responsible for the management of all ground transportation in the city. We serve San Francisco by creating transportation options that are constant, practical and everywhere; we connect people with their community to enhance the economy, environment and quality of life.

The Valencia Bikeway Improvement Project will implement safety improvements on Valencia Street between Market and Mission Streets. Valencia Street is a vibrant commercial corridor with a diverse set of restaurants, shops, bars and services. Valencia also serves as a major north-south bike route for those who live, work, visit and travel through the neighborhood. As the street becomes more popular, the Valencia Bikeway Improvements project will identify opportunities to upgrade the existing bike lanes given the high volume of cyclists on Valencia Street, history of bicycle-motor vehicle crashes, and evidence suggesting that illegal parking and loading within the bike lane is prevalent. The project will design protected bikeways in conjunction with community outreach, including extensive analysis of curb management and turn restrictions to ensure that Valencia Street works for all users. The early phase of this effort includes the District 8 Neighborhood Transportation Improvement Program (NTIP)-funded Valencia Bikeway Implementation Plan, the results of which will inform subsequent phases. The project will also benefit from early implementation and evaluation of pilot improvements along the corridor, including the 2019 pilot from Market Street to 15th Street.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Under supervision of the 5303 Supervisor, Traffic, and Street Signs, a Sign Worker fabricates, installs, inspects, repairs and maintains a variety of signs as related to the project.


EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
- Operates vehicle, such as a maintenance or bucket truck, to transport equipment such as signs, poles, ladders, tools and safety equipment to job sites.
  • Reads and interprets written and technical instructions related to fabricating and installing signs.
  • Fabricates, cuts and drills lettering, symbols and signs; lays out and prepares signs for installations in and on buildings, on streets, viaducts and parking garages and/or various other locations using computer and plotter.
  • Installs and maintains bike racks; pours and breaks cement and digs holes using power tools such as: gas run cement breakers, power drills, core drills, electric band saws, rivet-guns, drill presses, and impact wrenches; use hand tools such as: saws, wrenches, ratchets and sockets, center punches, hammers, screwdrivers, sledge-hammers, levels, tape measures, shovels and trowels; cement mason tools; and hand tools such as: saws, wrenches, ratchets and sockets, center punches, hammers, screwdrivers, sledge-hammers, levels, tape measures, shovels and trowels.
  • Installs into ground and repairs poles or posts using tools such as: tamping bars, chipping bars, pole-straighteners and post-hole diggers.
  • Attaches signs to poles, posts or other structures using tools such as: banding tool, band-it, brackets.
  • Ensures that all installations meet safety codes.
  • Removes graffiti and posted materials from signs using chemical solutions; applies architectural graphics on/from spaces, in and around buildings.
  • Maintains records of signs installed and inventory of signs and equipment in stock; works on a laptop and/or handheld computer in the field and office to access the daily assignments and completed work orders in the sign tracking database; fills out forms detailing work orders, emergency assignments and incident and/or accident reports; and prepares reports of work accomplished.
  • Performs related duties as required.

NATURE OF WORK:
Involves physical effort and manual dexterity in the use of fingers, limbs, and body; working independently; interacting with the public; working from heights such as ladders or lift bucket trucks while carrying tools and heavy materials; working under hazardous conditions including working in congested, busy traffic areas, and inclement weather. Employees are required to lift and carry objects weighing up to 100 pounds. Employees may be required to work weekends, overtime, and rotating schedules.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
1. One year of verifiable experience performing manual laborer duties from written instructions or blueprints. Such experience must have specifically included the use and operation of pneumatic and power tools including pavement breaker, power drill, core drill, electrical saw and drill press; AND

2. Ability to lift and carry heavy objects weighing up to 100 lbs; AND

3. Possession of a valid driver license.

Notes:
Positions at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) require the ability to lift and carry heavy objects and bags of concrete mix weighing up to one hundred (100) lbs. This ability will be evaluated during employment. Failure to meet this qualification may result in termination from employment.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently under strict and tight deadlines.
  • Ability to interact effectively with other City departments, external agencies, and the general public.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Familiarity with basic computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, or other database software.