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City and County of San Francisco

addressAddressSan Francisco, CA
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This is a Position-Based Test conducted in accordance with CSC Rule 411A.

The SFMTA, a department of the City and County of San Francisco, oversees Muni (the historic Municipal Railway), parking and traffic, bicycling, walking and taxis. Over one million people get around San Francisco and rely on us to ensure safe and reliable travel.

Our Vision: Excellent transportation choices for San Francisco.
Our Mission: We connect San Francisco through a safe, equitable, and sustainable transportation system.

Application Opening: Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Deadline to Apply: Tuesday, February 14, 2023 
Recruitment ID: 131523/ RTF0131521

Job Description

Under general direction, the 5303 Supervisor, Traffic and Street Signs, supervises subordinate personnel engaged in the fabrication, installation, removal, maintenance, and repair of street, parking, and traffic signs, which may include the placement and maintenance of color curb markings; makes field surveys to determine need for traffic and street signs; responds to complaints and reports from the public and staff on undesirable traffic and street sign conditions.

Requires responsibility for: Interpreting and coordinating methods and procedures relating to the installation, repair, and replacement of traffic and street signs; making regular contact with the general public, departmental personnel, and outside organizations in connection with traffic and street sign conditions; preparing requests for materials and supplies; writing reports and maintaining records.

Examples of Important and Essential Duties

According to Civil Service Commission Rule 409, 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. Plans, inspects and oversees activities for a group of workers engaged in the fabrication, installation, removal, maintenance, and repair of traffic, street and other signs, which may include the placement and maintenance of color curb markings.
  2. Supervises and evaluates performance of subordinate staff, including preparing and discussing performance appraisals.
  3. Provides guidance and counseling to subordinates in order to resolve conflicts.
  4. Conducts and participates in field surveys.
  5. Prepares purchase orders for materials and equipment; reviews, evaluates and inspects assignments with applicable staff.
  6. Responds to inquiries and complaints; writes reports on departmental issues; and compiles statistical data.
  7. Maintains records regarding monies spent on materials and equipment for sign shop. Reviews data to ensure proper procedures and practices are followed.
  8. Reviews various types of drawings, blueprints, sketches, and legislation in preparing work orders.
  9. Plans and conducts regular meetings and/or presentations for staff.
  10. Monitors the availability of materials, vehicles, equipment and/or supplies.
  11. Operates various types of departmental vehicles.
  12. Performs related duties as assigned.

Nature of work: Working conditions include exposure to inclement weather conditions and hazards related to motor vehicle traffic and working in and around construction sites. Incumbents must also be able to operate a vehicle to reach job sites and to transport equipment, tools, measuring devices and supplies.


Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent (General Education Diploma or California High School Proficiency Certificate).

Five (5) years of experience in fabricating, installing, maintaining, and repairing traffic and street signs, equivalent to that of a 7457 Sign Worker; OR in surveying and inspecting traffic or parking control devices or collecting and recording data or other field work, equivalent to that of a 5302 Traffic Survey Technician.

License and Certification: 
Possession of a valid Class C driver license at the time of appointment.

One year of full-time employment is equivalent to 2000 hours. (2000 hours of qualifying work experience 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 employment.

Desirable Qualifications

The stated desirable qualifications may be considered at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

  • Strong computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite - Word, Outlook, and Excel.
  • 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.
  • Familiar with Asset Management Systems such as SHOPS.
  • Familiar with Customer Relationship Management Databases such as Salesforce and Verint (311).
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.


Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at How to Verify Education Requirements | Department of Human Resources (

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. 

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.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application.

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

Selection Procedures

After application submission, candidates deemed qualified must complete all subsequent steps to advance in this selection process, which includes the following:

Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (MQSQ): Candidates will be required to complete a MQSQ as part of the employment application. This MQSQ is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications (MQ) for this position. The MQSQ will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.

Written Multiple-Choice Exam (Weight: 100%): Candidates deemed eligible and admitted to the examination process will be administered a written multiple-choice test designed to measure knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include but not limited to: knowledge of traffic sign installation and maintenance; knowledge of federal, state and local requirements and procedures; knowledge of safety practices; supervisory ability; analytical/organizational ability; ability to read plans and maps; and human relations ability.

This is a standardized examination and, therefore, test questions and test answers are not available for public inspection or review.  

For your reference, a Multiple-Choice Test Preparation Manual is available on the DHR website: DHR Multiple-Choice Test Preparation Manual. 

Candidates must achieve a passing score on the exam listed above in order to be placed on the eligible list/score report.

Additional Information

Eligible List

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.

The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be of 24 months, and may be extended with the approval of the Director of Transportation. 

To find Departments which use this classification, please see Position-Count-by-Job-Codes. 

Terms of Announcement and Appeal Rights

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 at Careers with Purpose | City and County of San Francisco ( The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 411A.35.1. The standard for the review of such appeals is "abuse of discretion" or "no rational basis" for establishing the position description, the minimum qualifications and/or the certification rule. Appeals must include a written statement of the item(s) being contested and the specific reason(s) why the cited item(s) constitute(s) abuse of discretion by the Director of Transportation. Appeals must be submitted directly to the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission within 5 business days of the announcement issuance date.

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

  • Information About the Hiring Process
  • Conviction History
  • Employee Benefits Overview  
  • Equal Employment Opportunity  
  • Disaster Service Worker
  • ADA Accommodation
  • Veterans Preference
  • Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams
  • Right to Work
  • Copies of Application Documents
  • Diversity Statement 
  • SFMTA Employee Wellness Program 

How to Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process.

  1. Visit Careers with Purpose | City and County of San Francisco (
  2. Type "5303" in to the "Search by class or keyword" field.
  3. Click the link to open the Job Announcement.
  4. Click the "Apply Now" button and follow instructions on the screen.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this recruitment 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 (,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and

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.

Exam Analyst Information: If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Jessica Li, at [email protected] 

JL | PBT-5303-131523 | Combined Promotive and Entrance

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.

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