2589 Health Program Coordinator I

Recruitment #CBT-2589-902542


 2589 Health Program Coordinator I



General Job Description: The 2589 Health Program Coordinator I is the entry level class of the series engaged in planning and evaluating a community health program, and may work under the supervision of a health team leader. This role supervises, coordinates and instructs in any phase of the community services of a public health or community mental health program, such as program planning, evaluation, and community relations.


Essential Duties: The Health Program Coordinator I performs the following essential job functions:

  • Supervises activities of professional and para-professional workers in assigned programs; may assist Health Program Coordinator II in training and evaluating Health Workers.
  • Arranges meetings with local community groups, such as churches, schools, and business organizations to inform them of the range of health programs, provide technical assistance, and interpret and understand program goals and activities.
  • Coordinates activities of Drop-In Centers and supervises the establishment of new units; meets with executive level representatives of the local community and professional and social agencies to inform them of the various health programs and coordinates efforts of such agencies as they relate to existing health programs.
  • Assists in planning and execution of routine programs and operations including preparation of objectives and means to achieve program proposals, research preparation and other regular reports as required; may administer and coordinate contracts, grants and other funding to support assigned programs.
  • Establishes and maintains liaison with federal, state, and local agencies, community based organizations, and other City departments.

The 2589 Health Program Coordinator I also performs other related duties as assigned.


Distinguishing Features: The 2589 Health Program Coordinator I is distinguished from classes in the Health Educator series because Health Program Coordinator classes focus on the coordination, administration, evaluation and operation of health programs whereas Health Educator classes are primarily responsible for the educational content and promotion of health programs in either a specialized program area or in a public health district center. It is distinguished from classes in the Health Program Planner series which primarily identify and analyze community and health needs, develop health programs and conduct policy analysis, but do not coordinate and administer the planning, execution and evaluation of the work of health care providers, facilities, agencies or community groups.


Statement on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: At the City and County of San Francisco, we share a commitment to a diverse, inclusive and equitable community. Each member of our organization is responsible and accountable for what they say and do to make San Francisco an inclusive and equitable place to live and work by employing fair and just practices to and for all.


Nature of Positions: Positions are located throughout the Department of Public Health, including the Population Health Division and the San Francisco Health Network.


  • With a broad community focus, the ultimate goal of the Population Health Division is to ensure that San Franciscans have optimal health and wellness at every stage of life. The Division is comprised of various branches dedicated to core public health services such as health protection and promotion, disease and injury prevention, disaster preparedness and response, and environmental health services.
  • The San Francisco Health Network is the City’s only complete system of care and has locations throughout the City, including Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, and over 15 primary care health centers.

Some positions may require employees to work directly with individuals within locked jails and psychiatric facilities, the homeless population and/or individuals who have or are carriers of infectious/communicable diseases.



Positions may focus on quality improvement programs targeted at monitoring and improving the quality of care, access and operations, patient experience and staff experience.

Minimum Qualifications

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



Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.



One (1) year of professional level administrative or management experience with primary responsibility for overseeing, monitoring, and/or coordinating a program providing health and/or human services.


NOTE: Clerical, recordkeeping, scheduling, case management, class instruction/training, health education and direct client service experience is not qualifying experience.



Additional experience as described above may be substituted for the required degree on a year-for-year basis. Thirty (30) semester or forty-five (45) quarter units equal one year.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being 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).


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.


Verification of Experience: http://sfdhr.org/getting-job#verification


Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process.


Verification of Education: http://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements


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.


If you have any questions regarding the recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Thomas Duda, at (415) 554-2916 or email: thomas.duda@sfdph.org.

Selection Procedures

Supplemental Questionnaire (Weight: Qualifying):

Candidates will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online employment application. The Supplemental Questionnaire is designed to evaluate if candidates meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection procedure.


Written Examination (Weight: 100%): Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in a written multiple-choice examination designed to measure their relative knowledge, skills and abilities in job-related areas.


The multiple-choice examination component may include, but is not be limited to: knowledge of local, state and federal laws and regulations; knowledge of principles and current applications of health management; knowledge of program planning, development and evaluation techniques; knowledge of treatment modalities and approaches; ability to utilize computer systems for data collection; interpersonal ability; supervisory ability; and written communications ability.


This is a standardized multiple-choice examination. In accordance with Civil Service Rule 111.11.4, inspection privileges do not apply to the questions and answers in this examination.


The examination will only be offered in person in San Francisco. Qualified applicants will be notified by email of the exact time, date, and location of the examination.


Qualified applicants for both the 2589 and 2591 classes will complete a single examination.


Candidates must achieve a passing score on all selection procedures in order to be ranked on the eligible list. Candidate scores on this exam may also be applied to other announcements involving other job titles, when directed by the Human Resources Director.


Certification Rule: The certification rule used for the eligible list resulting from this selection procedure will be Rule of 10 Scores. Additional position-specific selection mechanisms may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.


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 Civil Service Commission. Information can be found at: http://sfdhr.org/eligible-list-postings


The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be twelve (12) months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

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.


Note on ICARE:  Willingness to uphold/abide by ZSFG’s ICARE (I-Introduce, C-Connect, A-Ask, R-Respond, E-Exit) philosophy for employee and patient interactions.

Note on Electronic Health Record (EHR): 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.

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 FaceFitting Respirator.


Medical Examination/Drug Testing:
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. 


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. [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 South 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.


General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures can be found at:  http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20


Copies of Application Documents: http://sfdhr.org/getting-job#copies


Right to Work: http://sfdhr.org/getting-job#identification


Information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#applicantswithdisabilities  

Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at:

Information regarding Seniority Credit can be found at:



Exam Type:  CBT/Entrance
Issued:  June 8, 2018
Micki Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: CBT-2589-902542



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.


Powered by JobAps