2574 Clinical Psychologist

Recruitment #CBT-2574-902538




 **Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as this recruitment may close at any time, but not earlier than July 22, 2018.**

Under general supervision, the clinical psychologist conducts professional-level work in clinical psychology; carries out psycho-diagnostic examinations and psychotherapy for emotionally disturbed, mentally ill, chemically dependent and developmentally delayed children and adults; prepares psychological reports; provides psychological consultation services; participates in psychological research. When the clinical psychologist is assigned as a neuropsychologist, conducts professional -level work in neuropsychology,; carries out neuropsychological examinations of neurologically impaired and mentally ill children and adults; prepares neuropsychological reports; provides neuropsychological consultation to a multidisciplinary team; and performs related duties as required.

Currently, we have highlighted the following positions. There may be additional vacancies during the life of the Eligible List created.

Human Services Agency (HSA)

This position is within the Human Services Agency (HSA) Disability Evaluation and Consultation Unit (DECU). This unit provides assessment of clients enrolled in the County Adult Assistance Program (CAAP) and CalWorks.

The clinical psychologists conducts screening and assessment of clients to identify and document disabling mental health conditions and associated functional limitations. They conduct collateral interviews with behavioral health and primary care staff; performs psychological evaluations to provide medical evidence in support of the client’s application for Social Security benefits as necessary; and provides consultation and assists in the ongoing training programs for staff in the CAAP (Case Management Program as well as other HSA staff and community partners.

Special Condition:  Proficiency in speaking Cantonese and reading and writing Chinese is required.


Department of Public Health (FAMILY MOSAIC PROJECT)

The Family Mosaic Project (1309 Evans Avenue) is an interagency collaboration of systems to facilitate coordination, planning, and access to services using principles of the Wraparound model. The Wraparound model is a family-centered, strength-based, needs-driven planning process for creating individualized services and supports for children, youth and families to facilitate access to community options, activities and opportunities. Services are provided to children and youth up to age 18 at risk of out of home placement or at risk of a higher level of care.

The role of the psychologist at Family Mosaic Project is to oversee our clinical practice, supervise staff, oversee compliance with documentation, manage performance improvement projects and quality of care.  This position also functions as a liaison with the  Department of Health Care Services.

Special Condition: Two (2) years of experience with Children Youth and Families


Department of Public Health (Research and Evaluation Unit)

The Clinical Psychologist position is located in the Research and Evaluation unit of Behavioral Health Services Quality Management, This unit analyzes and reports on data primarily gathered from the Avatar Electronic Health Record systems used by Behavioral Health Services' Mental Health and Substance Abuse providers (non-clinical).

The Clinical Psychologist will be responsible for helping improve the quality of mental health services by supporting the ongoing implementation, analysis and utilization of the Adult Needs and Strengths Assessment (ANSA) which is completed by every adult receiving county mental health services. This position will be responsible for conducting compliance and outcome analyses, creating clinical reports and sharing results with providers, management and the Department of Health Care Services.

Department of Public Health (Comprehensive Crisis Services)

Comprehensive Crisis Services (CCS) is a mobile, multidisciplinary, multi-linguistic agency that provides 24/7 mobile response to both children and adults with acute mental health concerns and individuals and families that experience community violence and or grief and loss.

The Clinical Psychologist will be focus on collaboration with the SFPD; function as a mental health professional in a police crisis situation and provide crisis intervention support to primary negotiators, and/or debriefing to individuals affected by a crisis situation, such as victim(s), family and community members.

Special Condition: Ability to work with high risk clients in the field in dangerous crisis situations 

Department of Public Health (Violence Intervention Program VIP)

 The Violence Intervention Program (VIP) provides services to residents of San Francisco with behavioral health needs who are court-ordered for treatment due to violent offenses.  Most of the clients are referred by the San Francisco Adult Probation Department.  The aim of the program is to enhance community safety by assisting at-risk individuals in improving their coping skills and quality of life so as to reduce the risk of future violence.  The four treatment programs within VIP are Domestic Violence, Interpersonal Violence, Sexual Offenses, and Child Abuse.  Length of treatment and curriculum content is contingent in most cases on Penal Code stipulations and oftentimes on the specific court mandate.

This position will provide program management (e.g., MediCal billing, coordination with the Superior Court of California) and direct services to participants (e.g., group, individual, clinical assessment), as well as clinical and administrative supervision of staff. This program is co-located with two collaborative court programs, which allows the psychologist to provide additional support, supervision, direct services, and consultation as needed. The position reports to the Director of Forensic and Justice Involved Behavioral Health Services.


 Department of Public Health (Foster Care Mental Health Program - Part Time)

The .5 FTE clinical psychologist will provide psychological testing services for specialized populations within the Child, Youth, and Family System of Care, including child welfare, juvenile justice, and specialty mental health clinic referrals. In addition to psychological testing, the Clinical Psychologist will be responsible for participating in quality assurance/chart reviews of PPN (private provider network) contract providers, maintaining metrics on their work, and, to a lesser extent, supporting training and consultation with system partners (e.g., social workers, judges) and pre-doctoral psychology interns.

Special Condition: At least six (6) months of Post Graduate Level Psychological Testing and Reporting experience



There may be additional vacancies during the life of this Eligible List that will be created.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Possession of a valid license as a Psychologist issued by the California Board of Psychology as defined in Chapter 6.6 of the Business and Professions Code; Psychology Licensing Law, Sections 2900-2903, 2914.

Special Conditions

Some positions may have additional requirements.Refer to the position descriptions for specific Special Conditions required in the Introduction Section.

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

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.

Special Condition - Bilingual Proficiency:
Some positions may require bilingual fluency in a variety of languages depending upon the department's bilingual needs. Only those eligible candidates who pass the bilingual proficiency test will be considered for bilingual positions. Applicants must indicate on the application form the language(s) in which they claim proficiency.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Select the desired job announcement
  • Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
  • Follow instructions on the screen

Computers 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 Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

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 (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org, @famsf.org, @ccsf.edu).

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, Lillian Louie, by telephone at 415-554-2912, or by email at Lillian.Louie@sfdph.org


Selection Procedures

Training and Experience (Weight: 100%)

The information provide by candidates on the job application, requested verification, if required, and a Supplemental Questionnaire will be evaluated in relations to the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this classification.

Candidates will be placed on the eligible list in rank order according to their final score.

Eligible List:
The eligible list resulting from this examination 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 six (6) months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of Three  Scores.  Additional selection processes may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.

Conviction History

As a finalist 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 finalist. 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 selected as a finalist, 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.


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 http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

Copies of Application Documents:
Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.

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.

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.  [Note: The correction of clerical errors in an announcement may be posted on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf.] The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 110.4.  Such appeals must be submitted in writing to the Department of Human Resources, 1 S Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-5413 by close of business on the 5th business day following the issuance date of this examination announcement.  Information concerning other Civil Service Commission Rules involving announcements, applications and examination policies, including applicant appeal rights, can be found on the Civil Service Commission website at http://sfgov.org/civilservice/rules.


Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: 

Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at: 

Note on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):

Some positions in the Department of Public Health will require the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), including but not limited to gloves, gowns, eye and face protection, and face-fitting respirators. The requirement for the use of PPE may come on short or no notice. Facial hair or any condition that interferes with a face-fitting respirator’s seal (i.e. comes between the sealing surfaces of the respirator and the wearer’s bare skin) is not permitted when face-fitting respirators are worn, including during initial or periodic respirator fit-testing. Employees who choose not to shave and do not have either American Disabilities Act (ADA) or Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Accommodations do not have the right to alternate work assignments or the option of using a loose-fitting Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) in place of a Face Fitting Respirator.  


Valid licensure/certification/registration as a requirement to perform the job must be kept current throughout length of employment. Failure to demonstrate/show proof of possession of required valid licensure/certification/registration may result in dismissal and/or termination of employment.

Note on Electronic Health Records:

The Department of Public Health (DPH) is implementing a unified Electronic Health Record (EHR) system and DPH employees must demonstrate competency in the use of the system that is appropriate for their classification as a condition of employment.

Physical Examination:

Prior to appointment, at the Department’s expense, applicants may be required to take a tuberculosis (TB) screening test, a medical examination and/or drug test.

Exam Type:  Entrance
Issued:  June, 29, 2018
Micki  Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: CBT-2574-902538








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.

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