Good Morning:


The following announcement with the San Francisco Department of Public Works has opened for filling on 4/10/15 @ 5:00pm.


JOB TITLE: 7311 Cement Mason


Please Post this announcement, located at for all employees and prospective applicants. We appreciate and thank you for your assistance in our recruitment efforts.


Should you have any questions, please contact Raquel Knighten at 415-695-2004.


7311 Cement Mason

Recruitment #TPV-7311-065001

Department Department of Public Works
Analyst Raquel Knighten
Date Opened 4/10/2015 8:00:00 AM
Filing Deadline 4/17/2015 5:00:00 PM
Salary $30.15 – $36.66/hour; $5,226.00 – $6,355.00/month; $62,712.00 – $76,258.00/year
Job Type Provisional
Employment Type Full-Time

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The current position is located at General Services Agency, Department of Public Works, Bureau of Street & Sewer Repair/Urban Forestry.

Appointment Type: Temporary Provisional. Provisional appointments may not exceed three (3) years. In order to be considered for a permanent appointment, incumbent will be required to successfully compete in a Civil Service Examination.


Location: Department of Public Works, Operations Yard, 2323 Cesar Chavez St. San Francisco, CA 94124



Under general direction, performs skilled work in the placing and finishing of concrete on public or private property, and related duties as required.  Essential functions of this job code include: ensuring that job site work is covered and barricaded; using various tools and equipment to perform concrete work; pouring and finishing concrete, using screeds, trowels, and floats; breaking out damaged concrete using pneumatic jackhammer equipment, and carrying and loading it into a dump truck; setting screeds and forms for concrete work; mixing and applying concrete, topping, colors, grits, epoxy, or waterproofing compounds; operating a motor vehicle to travel and transport materials to job sites; laying out work for new construction or repair of concrete sidewalks, curbs, gutters, streets, and stairs; preparing job sites by setting up safety tripods, scaffolding, or A-frame barricades; and using a two-way radio.


Nature of Work: This work involves exposure to inclement weather; working overtime, and on weekends and holidays or on rotating shifts; may require work at a sewage treatment plant; and requires the physical strength and agility necessary to: stoop and bend the knees and back, kneel or squat, lift objects that weigh up to 90 pounds and carry them a distance of 50 feet, climb ladders, and remain in uncomfortable positions for extended periods.  No work is scheduled during severe rainy weather at the supervisor’s discretion.



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/alternative qualifications (i.e., special conditions) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.

Experience and Training

  1. Completion of the City’s apprenticeship program in class 7398 Apprentice Cement Mason I and in class 7399 Apprentice Cement Mason II with the City and County of San Francisco, as evidenced by the issuance of a Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship under the authority of the California Apprenticeship Council, by the time of appointment, OR
  2. Completion of a recognized apprenticeship program, as evidenced by issuance of a Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship under the authority of the California Apprenticeship Council and two (2) years of experience as a journey level cement mason, by the time of appointment.  AND
  3. Possession and maintenance of a valid driver license (Class C).


Five years of additional verifiable cement masonry experience may substitute for the required recognized apprenticeship program under paragraph II. Qualifying experience can be substituted for an apprenticeship on a year-for-year basis.

Verification of all minimum qualifications above must be submitted by the filing deadline


Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being accepted through an online process. Visit to begin the application process by registering an account.


  • Click and select the 7311 Cement Mason
  • Click on “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Click on “I am a New User”
  • Follow instructions given on the screen

Computer kiosks are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file on-line applications in the lobby of the Department of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103.


Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement 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 (,,,,,,,


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.


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.


Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.


If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Raquel Knighten, at 415-695-2004, or via email to: .




ALL applicants must submit verification of qualifying experience and training.  Verification of qualifying experience must be submitted on the employer’s letterhead and must state the name of the applicant, job title(s), job duties, dates of service (mm/dd/yy) and must be signed by employer or employer’s authorized representative.

Information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, 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.

City employees may submit performance evaluations as proof of qualifying City experience in lieu of other verification, but must verify outside qualifying experience as stated above.  City and County of San Francisco employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which they are appointed.  Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee’s class will be allowed only if recorded in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Service Commission Rules.

Experience claimed in self-employment will only be considered if supported by documents verifying earnings, and duties comparable to minimum qualifications listed above.  Applicant must indicate details of all duties and experience used to meet the minimum qualifications on the application.  Copies of income tax records, business license or other documents listing occupation and total earnings must be submitted.

Verification of experience may be waived if impossible to obtain. The applicant must submit a signed statement with the application explaining why verification cannot be obtained. Waiver requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Failure to submit the required verification or waiver request by April 17th, 2015 at 5:00p.m may result in the rejection of the application.

Applicants may submit verification documentation by:

  1. Uploading the documents through JobAps;   OR
  2. Scanning the documents and send as an attachment to: OR
  3. Faxing the information to:

GSA, Attention: 7311 Cement Mason at (415) 554-6042 OR

  1. Hand-delivering or sending the documents via U.S. Postal mail to:

General Services Agency, DPW Human Resources

Attention:  Class 7311 Cement Mason

1155 Market St, 4th Floor. San Francisco, CA  94103

Note:  Please include a Document Cover Sheet to assist in identifying the class for which you are applying when submitting verification documents separate from the online application.  The Cover Sheet may be found at  Select “Print a Document Cover Sheet” under “Choose a Help Topic.”  The General Services Agency will not be able to process the application without receiving the required verification documentation.


Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately.  Applications will be reviewed for a relevant qualifying educations and experience.  Only the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the interview process.  Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed an invitation to the interview process.


If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact Raquel Knighten at (415) 695-2004 or via email at


Reasonable Accommodation Request:


General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures: Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at: or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103.


Terms of the Announcement:

Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations.  Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at


Copies of Application Documents:

Applicants are advised to keep copies of all documents submitted.  Submitted documents become a permanent part of the exam record and will not be returned.  The hiring department may require applicants to submit the same documents and/or additional documents.


Right to Work:

All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.



As part of the selection process an image of your fingerprints will be captured and 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) history will disqualify you as a candidate based on the specific requirements of the position to which you are applying. If selected for fingerprinting, the hiring department will contact you to schedule an appointment.

Candidates applying 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 applying 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.


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.


Micki Callahan, Human Resources Director

Department of Human Resources


Announcement No:  TEX-7311-065001

Issued:  April 10, 2015

GSA – RK (415) 695-2004






All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

For more information about benefits, please click here.


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