9774 Senior Community Development Specialist I

Recruitment #PEX-9774-076450

Introduction

Applicants are encouraged to file immediately as this recruitment may close at any time, but no earlier than September 21, 2018.

 

Appointment Type: Permanent Exempt. This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive civil service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the appointing officer. The maximum duration of this permanent exempt appointment is three years. 

 

ORGANIZATION AND POSITION:

 

Department: The San Francisco Adult Probation Department is committed to Public Safety and Public Service. It is our goal to utilize the principles of community corrections to provide supervision and assistance to individuals on probation to achieve positive outcomes for the probationer and victims of crime in the community of the City and County of San Francisco.  

 

Under direction of the Reentry Division Director, the Gender Responsive Services Coordinator coordinates efforts to infuse gender responsive, trauma informed, and family focused principles into the services, policies, and operational practices of the Adult Probation Department and contracted service providers.  The Gender Responsive Services Coordinator researches, and collaborates to develop and advance policies that improve outcomes for justice involved women; develops, implements and monitors reentry services contracts with community based providers, ensuring that services are implemented in accordance with evidence based practices and restorative justice principles; works collaboratively with citywide partners to implement the recommendations contained in the Women’s Community Justice Reform Blueprint, which proposes citywide improvements to services provided to women/transgender women in the criminal justice system, and other evolving efforts; conducts regular outreach to communities throughout the year on the intersection of trauma, victimization, and criminal justice involvement, and helps to coordinate multi-jurisdictional strategies that advance progress and solutions; convenes and facilitates meetings with community stakeholders to plan, report progress, ensure transparent sharing of outcomes, and participate in as-assigned meetings to highlight women’s gender responsive work; works closely with the Reentry Policy Planner to ensure that women’s gender responsive services and policies are a focus of the Reentry Council of the City and County of San Francisco, Community Corrections Partnership and other local standing bodies; and provides strategic support to the Reentry Policy Planner to ensure efficient administration of the Reentry Council and Community Corrections Partnership.

Examples of Duties:

  • Actively participate in structured conversations with colleagues in the Adult Probation Department, and separately with key external stakeholders to review the Women’s Community Justice Blueprint and develop an updated and SMART women’s gender responsive work plan that reflects internal and external benchmarks.
  • Implement the objectives of the Women’s  Justice Reform Initiative
  • Launch a faith based initiative that strengthens linkages between justice involved people and the faith based communities
  • Strengthen strategic partnerships with the trans community to ensure responsive in-custody and community based engagement policies and practices.
  • Identify strategies that expand and strengthen services for women impacted by the criminal justice system in San Francisco, focusing both on in and out of custody services.
  • Thoughtfully collaborate with the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department, city and community partners on discharge/release and reentry planning for women released from custody.
  • Using the National Institute of Corrections’ Gender Responsive Policy and Practices Assessment and related tools; make recommendations about improving services, policies and therapeutic environment to address the needs of clients, particularly those with trauma histories.
  • In partnership with internal and external stakeholders, develop a calendar of trainings and workshops that address gender responsive, trauma informed, and family focused principles and practices, as well as strategies for self-care and secondary trauma.
  • Work with partners on an annual women’s gender responsive conference.
  • In collaboration with deputy probation officers, enhance probationer accountability and increase successful satisfaction of community service obligations and conditions of probation through implementation of community service internship opportunities and restorative justice programming.   
  • Collaborate with state parole, federal probation, and other local halfway and transitional programs to seed best practices for engaging criminal justice involved women in gender responsive, trauma informed, and family focused services.
  • Oversee contracts for programs that provide women and families with gender responsive, trauma informed and family focused services, such as the residential alternative sentencing program for pregnant and parenting women and clinical family counseling in the Reentry Pod and in the community.
  • Serve as a representative to the Cis and Trans Women’s Workgroup, and to criminal justice agencies and community partners on issues related to the Women’s Community Justice Reform Blueprint.
  • Provide regular reports to the Reentry Council of San Francisco and its subcommittees and the Community Corrections Partnership and its Executive Committee, and the Commission on the Status of Women on the implementation of Women’s Community Justice Reform Blueprint, and the Women’s Justice Reform Initiative.
  • Prepare and present reports, and make policy, practice and budget priority recommendations on best and emerging women’s gender responsive policies and practices. 
  • May coordinate the implementation of new collaborations, systems and/or procedures to improve service delivery to diverse populations impacted by the criminal justice system by working with community based providers, deputy probation officers, or reentry division staff.
  • May represent the Division to the Mayor's Office, Board of Supervisors, Controller's Office, other City officials, outside agencies and the general public.
  • Perform related duties as assigned, including Division-wide planning, project management, and administrative activities.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university AND three (3) years of administrative/professional experience working with women/transgender women, and/or in community development, housing development, workforce development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, strategic planning, fundraising, or criminal justice; OR
  2. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the following fields: public administration or policy, urban planning, government, social work, education, or criminal justice AND two (2) years of administrative/professional experience working with women/transgender women, and/or in community development, housing and/or housing development, workforce development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, strategic planning, fundraising, or criminal justice; OR 
  3. Possession of a Master's degree from an accredited college or university in public policy, planning, social work, public administration, education, criminal justice, or business administration; AND one (1) year of administrative/professional experience working with women/transgender women and/or in community development, housing and/or housing development, workforce development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, strategic planning, fundraising, or criminal justice OR  
  4. Possession of a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited college or university AND one (1) year of administrative/professional experience in working with women/transgender women, and/or in community development, housing and/or housing development, workforce development, education, social work, children/youth work, strategic planning, fundraising, or criminal justice.

 

SUBSTITUTION: 
Verifiable administrative/professional experience involving work with women/transgender women, community development, housing and/or housing development, workforce development, education, social work, children/youth work, or criminal justice may substitute for the educational requirement in Minimum Qualification #1 on a year-for-year basis.

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: PEX-9774-076450
  • 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, Joron Coleman, by telephone at (415) 734-3015, or by email at joron.coleman@sfgov.org

 

Selection Procedures

Applications will be screened for relevant qualifying experience and education.  Only those candidates who most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited to continue in the selection process. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process.  The department may implement additional screening mechanisms in order to determine candidates’ qualifications for this position.

Verification:
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.

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. 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.

Conclusion

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.

Requests:
Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: 
http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#applicantswithdisabilities

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.

 

Permanent Exempt
Issued:  September 5, 2018
Micki  Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: 076450
ADP/JC/ (415) 734-3015

Benefits

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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