2233 Supervising Physician Specialist - Director, PHEPR

Recruitment #PBT-2233-084394




Applicants are encouraged to file immediately as this recruitment may close at any time,
but no earlier than May 29, 2018

The Department of Public Health’s (DPH) Population Health Division (PHD) draws upon community wisdom and science to support, develop, and implement evidence-based policies, practices, and partnerships that protect and promote health, prevent disease and injury, and create sustainable environments and resilient communities.  The PHD is a community-centered leader in public health practice and innovation.  

The DPH Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response (PHEPR) Section is under the Population Health Division and serves the public, DPH, and partners by coordinating health emergency preparedness, response, and recovery efforts; acts as stewards through strategic planning, efficient allocation of resources, and leveraging of DPH and citywide capabilities; and promotes a culture of preparedness to ensure that in an emergency, disease and injury are prevented, and accessible, timely, and equitable health and clinical services are available.   

NATURE OF POSITION:  In the event of emergent citywide issues, this position requires responding to emergencies both inside and outside of standard work hours.  This position also requires regular participation in communicable disease on call cycles (by phone or in person).   

Under general administrative direction of the CCSF Health Officer/Director, Population Health Division, the 2233 Supervising Physician Specialist – Director of Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response performs the following essential job functions:

  • Develops, refines, and improves the City and County of San Francisco (CCSF) Department of Public Health’s response framework for public health emergencies; oversees maintenance and updates of the DPH Emergency Operations Plan and the Departmental Operating Center; oversees strategic planning for emergency preparedness within DPH and the CCSF;
  • Directs and coordinates DPH planning and response to emergencies and disasters; provides medical and technical decision making regarding appropriate treatment, prophylaxis, and antidotes for various public health emergencies (e.g. infectious disease emergencies, chemical or radiological threats, etc.); provides and/or supervises direct medical treatment; responds to emergencies appropriately, including citywide activations of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC); conducts after action conferences and reports for quality improvement;
  • Oversees emergency preparedness grants, including deliverables and budgets for:  the Centers for Disease and Control (CDC), Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response (PHEPR), Hospital Preparedness Program, Cities Readiness Initiative, Urban Area Securities Initiative (UASI), and other DPH Grants relevant to the PHEPR;
  • Represents DPH at city, regional, state, and national emergency preparedness meetings; conducts meetings and conferences with other agencies and representatives; fosters existing and creates new collaborative partnerships with community, regional and national partners;
  • Works with both internal DPH partners and external CCSF partners to develop and coordinate policies related to emergency preparedness; provides oversight and guidance for local partnerships in emergency preparedness including:  DPH emergency preparedness and response workgroups, Healthcare Coalition, and Community Based Organizations;
  • Conducts DPH and PHEPR branch staff meetings and conferences; plans, directs, and evaluates professional PHEPR staff development;
  • Directs quality improvement or lean leadership activities for the section, in coordination with division lean activities;
  • Champions cultural humility and trauma informed system activities; and
  • Supports the Communicable Disease Section and performs Deputy Health Officer duties.  

The 2233 Supervising Physician Specialist – Director of Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response performs other related duties as assigned/required.  

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Possession of a valid license to practice medicine issued by the Medical Board of California or the Osteopathic Medical Board of California; AND
  2. Possession of valid Board Certification in the appropriate medical specialty area for the assigned facility or division;  AND
  3. Three (3) years of post-residency experience as a practicing physician in the respective medical specialty area;  AND
  4. Possession of valid Drug Enforcement Agency registration with the United States Department of Justice (Special Condition).

Special Conditions
The above minimum qualifications reflect special conditions associated with the position(s) to be filled. They may differ from the standard minimum qualifications associated with this classification. 

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

A.  The 2233 Supervising Physician Specialist - Director of Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response requires experience and Board Certification in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Occupational Health, or Emergency Medicine medical specialty areas.

B.  All qualified candidates who have been selected for appointment to positions in billable specialty areas must be an eligible billable provider and where applicable will be required to meet the following criteria:

  • Be eligible to participate in Medicare, Medicaid and/or other federal health care programs;
  • Possess a National Provider Identifier (NPI);
  • Submit a completed credentialing application and/or required documentation for credentialing; AND
  • Possess a valid third-party billable provider certification (such as Medicare, Medi-Cal and/or private insurance) OR have submitted a completed billable provider application, along with the required documentation, in order to obtain the appropriate billable provider status.  

Failure to meet the criteria and/or ‘Conditions of Employment’ where applicable within two (2) weeks PRIOR to start work date may result in the delay of appointment and/or cancellation of employment offer. 

Desirable Qualifications:
The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

  • Master’s degree in Public Health or a related field
  • Experience in emergency preparedness
  • Experience in quality improvement processes (e.g. Lean, Six Sigma, etc.)
  • Experience in leading responses to urgent/emergent public health issue (e.g. a large outbreak or a natural disaster)
  • Experience as a public health physician and/or medical epidemiologist

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.

Verification of required education typically must be a photocopy of the degree or transcript from an accredited college or university.  

Verification of required work experience typically must be on the employer’s letterhead, and must include the applicant’s name, job title, description of job duties, dates of employment, hours per week, and signature of the employer, supervisor, or appropriate representative.  City and County of San Francisco (CCSF) employees do not need to submit verification of their City employment, but must submit written verification of outside experience. CCSF employees will not receive credit for experience obtained outside of their classification unless recorded in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Service Rule 110.9.1/111A.11.2.     

Verification of required licensure/certification typically must be a photocopy of the license/certificate including the name of the issuing agency as well as the name of the license/certificate holder, license/certificate number, and expiration date.

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 and application-related materials (e.g. Supplemental Questionnaires) that are incomplete or 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, Yvette Gamble, by telephone at (415) 554-2911 or by email at yvette.gamble@sfdph.org

Selection Procedures

Supplemental Questionnaire/Training and Experience Evaluation: (Weight:  100%)
Applicants will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire/Training and Experience Evaluation as part of the online application process that must be submitted by the final filing deadline.  The information provided must be consistent with the information on the application and is subject to verification.  Submitted responses will assist with determining if applicants meet the minimum qualifications.  

The Supplemental Questionnaire/Training and Experience Evaluation is also designed to measure knowledge, skills, and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include, but not be limited to: 

  • Knowledge of how to correctly perform technical tasks according to legal and professional standards related to emergency preparedness; thorough understanding of associated policies, procedures and required tools and equipment; technical mastery is sufficient to train and/or direct the efforts of others.
  • Knowledge of administrative policies and procedures, including work rules, disciplinary and grievance procedures and documentation such as reports, forms and logs required to perform duties or give direction and guidance to others; includes knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.
  • Ability to acquire, analyze, critically evaluate and structure information to formulate plans, solve problems, and make sound decisions in the performance of duties or when providing guidance and direction to others.
  • Ability to empathize with the needs, feelings, and background of others and establish rapport; develop and maintain cooperative and effective working relations with the public, coworkers and supervisors; effectively work with angry or distraught people to defuse situations and reduce conflict.
  • Ability to communicate with individuals or groups in a clear, organized and persuasive fashion; listen and facilitate an open exchange of ideas; flexibly adapt style to effectively converse with people from different socioeconomic, educational or cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to prepare reports, memos, and correspondence that are clear and well written; accurately complete forms, logs, and other work documents.
  • Ability to effectively organize and assign work; give guidance and direction to others and follow-up to ensure completion; counsel and motivate subordinates.
  • Ability to inspire, motivate, and challenge others to excel; model the highest ethical standards of courage, honesty and trust; foster teamwork and lead others to achieve challenging organizational goals and overcome difficult obstacles. 

Once submitted, applicant responses on the Supplemental Questionnaire/Training and Experience Evaluation cannot be changed.  Applicants must achieve a passing score in order to be ranked on the eligible list.  Successful applicants will be placed on the eligible list, in rank order, according to their final score.  

After the eligible list is finalized/adopted:

  • The department may administer additional selection procedures to make a final hiring decision (e.g. interviews, written exercise, etc.). 
  • Applicants meeting the Minimum Qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through all steps of the selection process.  

The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of Ten Scores.  Additional selection processes 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 the Civil Service Commission.

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

Upon approval of the Human Resource Director (see Civil Service Rule 111A.26.5), the eligible list resulting from this announcement may be used by other departments that also use this classification or a similar classification.  To find other Departments which use this classification, please see http://www.sfdhr.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentID=21246. Search that document by title or job code to see which departments use the classification.

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.



Valid licensure/certification/registration as a requirement to perform the job must be kept current throughout duration 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 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 Face Fitting Respirator.   Medical Examination:  Prior to appointment, at the Department’s expense, applicants may be required to take a tuberculosis (TB) screening test, 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.  Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf.

The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 111A.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 Human Resources Director.  Appeals must be submitted directly to the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission within five business days of the announcement issuance date.

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.

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: 

Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams: 
Information regarding seniority credit can be found at:

Exam Type:  CPE
Issued:  May 14, 2018
Micki  Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: PBT-2233-084394
DPH/YG/(415) 554-2911  (#01122120)


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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