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 examination announcement is to establish an eligible list for this classification.
7390 Welder - Filing DEADLINE: 12/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Under general supervision, performs a variety of welding functions in connection with the repair and maintenance of facilities, street and subway railway tracks, transit vehicles and related equipment by use of oxyacetylene or electric arc welding methods. Essential functions of the class include: welding street railway track parts, switches, mates, frogs, wheel flanges; welding, brazing, burning and bending steel, rails, bolts, grip dies, broken and worn parts of various types of equipment; making all necessary welding repairs to various types of equipment which include other allied equipment for cable cars, street cars, trolley coaches, gas, hybrid and diesel buses, metal panels, shop equipment, maintenance vehicles; cutting plates for channel work on cable lines; building up, correcting, laying out and fabricating jigs and dies; scraping, filing, chipping and grinding metal parts after completion of necessary welding operations and completing various daily task sheets, work related documents and basic data entry. Performs other related duties as required.
Nature of work: Requires considerable physical effort and dexterity in the use of fingers, limbs and body; continuous exposure to potentially hazardous working conditions (traffic conditions) where serious injuries may occur despite provision of safety measures. Performs duties in unpredictable working conditions: in confined spaces, in outdoor environments, in inclement weather, etc. Employees may be required to work any shift, rotating shifts, weekends and holidays.
1. Three (3) years of verifiable experience as a journey-level welder using oxyacetylene and electric arc welding methods;AND
2. Possession of a valid class C driver license. (Candidates must maintain a valid license during the length of employment.)
Completion of a recognized training program in the field of welding may be substituted for one year of the required journey-level experience. Applicants qualifying under this provision must submit a certificate demonstrating completion of the training program from an accredited junior or community college, trade school, military or technical institution.
Some positions may require one (1) year of MIG (metal inert gas) /TIG (tungsten inert gas) welding experience in addition to the above minimum qualifications.
HOW TO APPLY:
City and County of San Francisco employment applications for this position will be accepted through an on-line process only. Mailed, hand delivered or faxed applications will not be accepted. Visit to begin the application process.
• Click and select 7390 Welder (CBT-7390-M00062)
• Click on “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
• Click on “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or on “I have REGISTERED PREVIOUSLY”
• 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 online applications in the lobby of the Department of Human Resources, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco and in the lobby of SFMTA Human Resources office, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 6th Floor, San Francisco.
Applicants may be contacted by e-mail. It is their responsibility to ensure that their registered e-mail 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: , ).
Upon successful submittal of the application online, the applicant will receive a notification on the screen, as well as in the applicant’s e-mail inbox, acknowledging the receipt of the application by the SFMTA - Merit Section. If you are having difficulty submitting your application online, please contact us at 415.701.5046 or 415.701.4441 between 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Applicants may be required to submit written verification of qualifying education, training, experience, and driver license at any point in the application, examination and/or departmental selection process. Written verification (proof) of qualifying experience must verify that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications stated on the examination announcement. Written verification must be submitted on employer’s official letterhead, specifying dates of employment, number of hours worked per week, description of duties performed, whether experience is at the journey-level, and the verification must be signed by the employer. City 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 must be supported by documents verifying income, earnings, business license and experience comparable to the minimum qualifications of the position. Copies of income tax papers or other documents listing occupations and total earnings must be submitted.
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.
Written/Performance Examination: (Weight: 100%)
Candidates deemed eligible and admitted to the examination process will be administered a written/performance test designed to measure knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include but not limited to: technical knowledge; ability to use and operate equipment; written communications ability; and knowledge of safety regulations and procedures.
The certification rule used for the eligible list resulting from this selection process will be the Rule of Three Scores. The hiring department may conduct additional selection processes to make final hiring decisions.
Make sure your application and any attachments to the application submitted at the time of filing are complete and accurate and include details on all experience, education, training and other information that qualifies you for this recruitment. Failure to submit a complete and accurate application at the time of filing may result in your ineligibility for this recruitment or inability to receive full credit for scoring purposes. Any new information concerning work experience, education, training and other information that is submitted after the filing deadline may not be used for scoring or considered to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications.
Medical Examination/Drug Testing:
Candidates who are being considered for appointment for positions which may be required to pass a medical examination. Candidates who cannot meet the medical requirement will be placed under waiver until this requirement is met. The medical examination will be administered only to those applicants who are being considered for appointment.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has determined that Class 7390 Welder is a “safety-sensitive” position, under regulations issued by the Federal Transit Administration (49 CFR Part 655). Federal law requires that all transit employees who perform safety-sensitive functions be subject to random, post-accident, reasonable suspicion, return-to-duty and follow-up drug and alcohol testing. All applicants for Safety-Sensitive positions shall undergo urine drug testing prior to employment and within 90 days prior to performing Safety-Sensitive functions for the first time. Receipt by the SFMTA of a negative test result is required prior to the employee being placed on the payroll. A positive, adulterated, negative dilute or substituted test will result in a decision not to hire, and the applicant’s name will be removed from the list of eligibles for Safety-Sensitive positions. The SFMTA will not consider hiring any person who tested positive, adulterated, substituted or refused to submit to testing for a minimum of two years following the positive test.
In addition, each applicant who has worked for a Department of Transportation (DOT)-regulated employer(s) within the last two years will be required to sign a consent form, prior to appointment, authorizing SFMTA to obtain information from his/her prior employers concerning his/her drug and alcohol test history. Each applicant will also be required to provide SFMTA with information regarding whether, during the last two years, the applicant tested positive or refused to test on any pre-employment drug or alcohol test administered by an employer to which the applicant applied for, but did not obtain, safety-sensitive transportation work covered by DOT drug and alcohol testing rules. SFMTA will not hire any applicant for a safety-sensitive position who fails to provide this information or fails to provide written consent for the release of information from prior employers.
Qualified applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must contact the SFMTA by phone at 415.701.5046, 415.701.4441 or 415.701.5043 (TTY); or in writing to: SFMTA Human Resources, Merit Section, 1 South Van Ness, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103. For further information, contact 415.701.5046 or 415.701.4441.
Reasonable Accommodation Request:
Information on requesting reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities can be found
Information regarding requests for veterans preference can be found at:
General Information concerning San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Employment Policies and Procedures:
Employment Information for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency can be obtained at or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 6th Floor. This information, including information regarding appeals of the terms of this announcement, is part of the terms of all announcements.
Terms of 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 posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website
Copies of Application Documents:
Applicants are encouraged to keep copies of all documents submitted. Submitted documents become a permanent part of the exam records and will not be returned. The hiring department may require applicants to submit the same documents and/or additional documents at a later date.
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.
Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Exam Type: Entrance
Issued: December 4, 2013