2992- Contract Compliance Officer 1

(Workforce Compliance Officer)

Recruitment #PEX-2992-089747


The Workforce Development Division of the Office of Economic and Workforce Development serves San Francisco jobseekers and local employers. OEWD strives to ensure that San Francisco has a qualified workforce that attracts, retains and expands industries, and maximizes employment opportunities for local residents through comprehensive training initiatives.

The Workforce Division is seeking an experienced, motivated, and team oriented Workforce Compliance Officer to support the CityBuild Program and its various construction workforce policies, including the Mandatory Local Hiring Policy for Construction and the First Source Hiring Program.

Under direction of the Workforce Compliance Manager, the Workforce Compliance Officer is responsible for administering the City’s construction workforce policies, manage a portfolio of construction projects subject to local, state and federal workforce policies including writing field reports, document complaints, generate summary reports, and develop case notes for compliance purposes. Additionally, the Workforce Compliance Officer will support the Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure (OCII)’s Mission Bay and Transbay Development Areas. With the development of Chase Center Arena for the Warriors Basketball Team, OCII has an estimate of $3 billion worth of construction work in the two development areas. The Workforce Compliance Officer will perform a variety of activities related to the administration of hiring policies and training programs offered by the Office of Economic and Workforce Development, which may include evaluation of policies and legislations, program planning and development, database management, economic impact analysis, preparation and analysis of reports and other duties as required.

1. Administer workforce compliance on the City’s hiring policies, including Mandatory Local Hiring Policy, First Source, OCII community benefits goals, and HUD Section 3. Ensure consistent delivery of compliance services and project monitoring.

2. Work in partnership with other CityBuild staff to ensure contractors are resourced to meet relevant hiring needs.

3. Liaise with contractors, labor unions, and other employers on behalf of the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) and other City Departments.

4. Attend pre-bid and pre-construction meetings as scheduled; conduct regular site visits to monitor workforce compliance and assess project progress.

5. Monitor progress towards workforce goals on construction projects as assigned. Prepare and disseminate workforce reports to assist contractors and City departments with meeting workforce goals.

6. Develop construction labor projections and project management systems for tracking and monitoring of construction projects.

7. Advise City departments, contractors, members of the public, and other stakeholders on workforce policies related to the Local Hiring Policy for Construction, First Source Hiring Program, federal workforce goals, and other workforce goals as applicable.

8. Conduct research studies and formulate recommendations to assist in workforce development activities, analyze workforce trends and develop policies and procedures for CityBuild’s training program and workforce compliance, as needed.

9. Provide ongoing support to CityBuild Academy, OEWD’s 18-week construction pre-apprenticeship program and Construction Administration Training Program.

10. Analyze data to provide monthly reports to manager, contractors, project managers, and other associates for workforce compliance.

11. Prepare and make presentations on economic analysis of employment sectors, development of workforce forecast, and engagement, and preparing computer based and hard copy graphic materials.

12. As required, participate in significant program planning, database management, project implementation, program evaluation, and prepare a wide variety of reports, memoranda and correspondences related to workforce activities for OEWD. Perform related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of a Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited college or university with coursework in industrial relations, social sciences or related field.  

Two (2) years of experience reviewing, monitoring and developing contract or other compliance programs involving contracts, ordinances or vendors.  Such experience must have included :

a) Providing technical direction on procurement, negotiation, and contract bidding procedures to ensure compliance with all contract requirements; OR
b) Promoting equal opportunity, affirmative action  and non-discrimination objectives in contracting; OR
c) Monitoring and enforcing prevailing wage, wage and hour laws, or labor standards, OR
d) Construction contracts or construction management experience in monitoring and enforcing prevailing wage, wage and hour laws, or labor standards; OR
e) Public policy or program development related to health care coverage/ access or family work-life balance;  OR
f) Reviewing, monitoring and enforcing workforce development policies.  

Education Substitution - Additional experience as described above may substitute for the required degree on a year-for-year basis.  One (1) year of experience will be considered equivalent to thirty (30) semester or forty-five (45) quarter units.

Education Substitution - Completion of a State of California approved building trades apprenticeship program may substitute for two (2) years of the required degree.

Experience Substitution - Possession of a Master's Degree in industrial relations, social sciences or a related field or a Juris Doctorate Degree may substitute for one (1) year of the required experience.

Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualification requirements by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

VERIFICATION OF EXPERIENCE AND/OR EDUCATION: 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 http://sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=456

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.

Understanding and knowledge of:
• San Francisco’s workforce policies and other governmental legislations to provide employment opportunities to economically disadvantaged San Francisco residents
• Federal, State and local laws and workforce programs as they apply to construction and professional services
• Principles and practices of community development programs and local governmental structure
• Data collection and management systems with understanding of CRM and cloud based data systems

Abilities and skills to:
• Work effectively with a variety of stakeholders, including City department heads, union representatives, general contractors, community advocates and City staff
• Interpret Federal, State and local policies and incorporate relevant requirements into existing local workforce policies

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, Anabel Simonelli-Kupelian, by telephone at 415-554-6657, or by email at anabel.simonelli@sfgov.org.


Selection Plan

Appointment Type: Permanent-Exempt (PEX) Appointment

This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive civil service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the appointing officer.

Applications will be screened for relevant qualifying experience and education. Additional screening mechanisms may be implemented in order to determine candidates’ qualifications. Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited to continue on in the selection process. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement in the process.

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.


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: 


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.


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