2230 Physician Specialist

Recruitment #PEX-2230-082000


This recruitment has been amended and reissued to reflect changes in the minimum qualifications for this classification and to allow for additional applications on that basis.  Applicant's who applied during the recruitment period 11/21/2017 thru 03/28/2018 will be included need not reapply. 


Appointment Type PEX


Permanent Exempt – This position is exempt from Civil Service Commission rules pursuant to the City and County of San Francisco, Charter Section 10.104, and serves at the discretion of the Appointing Officer.  This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive civil service examination process.


This is a long term position [up to three (3) years].  However, employment may continue indefinitely. Incumbent will work 24 hours per week.  Currently, there is one vacancy.



Who We Are



The Human Services Agency is a department of the City and County of San Francisco and the central resource for public assistance in the City. Our mission is to promote well-being and self-sufficiency among individuals, families and communities in San Francisco.

HSA was formed in 2004 with the merger of two previously existing city departments, the Department of Human Services and the Department of Aging and Adult Services. The agency retains two commissions and two department heads. The agency also includes the Office of Early Care and Education. Our mission is to promote well-being and self-sufficiency among individuals, families and communities in San Francisco.


Position Description


The Human Services Agency, County Adult Assistance Program (CAAP) is accepting applications for Class 2230 for a part-time position.


Under general supervision, incumbents in class 2230 Physician Specialist assist in conducting disability assessments and consulting to a multi-disciplinary team. The clientele are adults who present a wide range of medical and behavioral health disorders, many receiving no current treatment, or with inconsistent treatment histories.


The Human Services Agency, County Adult Assistance Program (CAAP) is accepting applications for Class 2230 for a part-time position.

clientele are approximately 70% male and 30% female.


The essential functions of the physician specialist position include, but are not limited to:


Providing regular training and clinical consultation to a multi-disciplinary team; conducting evaluations of County Adult Assistance Program (CAAP) clients to determine if they have disabling conditions and providing documentation to support applications for Social Security Benefits; conducting collateral interviews with primary care and behavioral health staff to obtain necessary medical records and information; requesting and reviewing additional medical records.


Shift Information


Monday through Friday

Approximately 8:00AM to 5:00PM 

There is flexibility regarding scheduled days within the listed shift.

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.



License and Certification: Possession of a valid license to practice medicine issued by the Medical Board of California or the Osteopathic Medical Board of California.


Successful completion of a residency program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or American Osteopathic Association in the appropriate medical specialty area for the assigned facility or division (i.e. Board Eligible).

Supplemental Information
Nature of duties may require sustained physical effort involving manual skill and dexterity, with exposure to some accident and health hazards and disagreeable elements inherent in the specialized field.


Desirable Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


1.     Two years’ experience providing assessment and treatment to an indigent population; experience in occupational health.

2.     Ability to establish rapport and positive working alliances with clients who are not treatment compliant and present unstable mental states.

3.     Ability to demonstrate competence in the assessment and treatment of a culturally diverse clientele.

4.     Ability to conduct assessment and provide training and clinical supervision to a multidisciplinary team.

5.     Ability to provide clear written reports documenting medical disorders.

6.     Ability to demonstrate leadership and collaborate as a member of a multidisciplinary team.

7.   Excellent verbal communication skills.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification(s) at the time of filing unless otherwise specified.

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of a complete City and County of San Francisco application.

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 (PEX-2320-082000)
• Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
• Click on "I am a New User" if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
• Follow instructions given on the screen

Computer kiosks are located in the lobby of the Department of Human Resources, One South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, for use by the public. The hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

You can also watch this video for further assistance with our online application system:


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).

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, Carmen K. Lewis at 415.557.5241 or email at: hsaexams@sfgov.org or Carmen.Lewis@sfgov.org

How to Apply Notes

If you have questions regarding the specific vacancy, please contact:

Thomas Neill, Ph.D., Manager of Client Health Services, County           
Adult Assistance Program (CAAP) via e-mail at Thomas.Neill@sfgov.org  


Shane McCall, MD, MPH, Senior Physician Specialist, County Adult Assistance Program (CAAP) via email at Shane.McCall@sfgov.org or phone at (415) 558-4306

Verification (proof) of Education

Applicants may be required to provide a copy of diploma or official transcript to verify qualifying education at any time in the application, examination and/or departmental selection process, to show that the minimum qualifications have been met. 

Applicants who have obtained education form a foreign college or university must provide a Foreign Transcript Evaluation letter from a National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES) approved agency.  A list of approved agencies can be found at: http://www.naces.org

Verification (proof) of Experience

Applicants may be required to provide written verification of qualifying work experience at any time in the application, examination and/or departmental selection process, to show that the minimum qualifications have been met.  For more information, please visit: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#verification

Verification waiver requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and will NOT automatically be granted.  Failure to submit the required verification or request for waiver when requested may be cause for ineligibility to apply for this recruitment.

Verification Notes

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.

Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through all of the steps in the selection process.

Selection Plan

Evaluation of Applications

Selection Procedures

The selection process will include evaluation of applications in relation to minimum requirements. Depending on the number of applicants, the Department may establish and implement additional screening mechanisms to comparatively evaluate qualifications of candidates. If this becomes necessary, only those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited for an interview.


Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview.


The application procedure is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need assistance to participate in this recruitment, please contact the analyst, Carmen K. Lewis at (415) 557-5241.

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 applying 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 applying 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.


Copies of Application Documents: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#copies  


Reasonable Accommodation Request: Information on requesting reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities can be found at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#reasonableaccommodation


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


Driver’s License requirement: Most positions require a valid California’s driver’s license: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#license


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. http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#identification



Exam Type:  Permanent Exempt - PEX

Amended and Reissued: 04/24/2018

Re-Issued: February 12, 22018

Issued:  November 21, 2017

Micki Callahan

Human Resources Director

Department of Human Resources

Recruitment ID Number: PEX-2320-082000

HSA/CKL /415.557.5241 







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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