9775-Sr Community Dev Spec 2 (Strategic Initiatives Unit)

Recruitment #PEX-9775-081633

Introduction

The Workforce Development Division of the Office of Economic and Workforce Development coordinates the San Francisco Workforce Development System, which is a network of public, private and nonprofit service providers that serve San Francisco jobseekers and employers. OEWD strives to ensure that San Francisco has a qualified workforce that attracts, retains and expands industries, and enhances the quality of life in the City.

Description:

The Senior Workforce Development Specialist II will lead and/or support a number of strategically relevant projects and initiatives in furtherance of OEWD’s mission. Most importantly, the Senior Workforce Development Specialist II will be the primary staff for all of OEWD’s alignment initiative efforts to better coordinate our community based and City Department partners and programs. The majority of this position’s attention will focus on work required by and related to the Alignment Committee as described below. Additionally, the Senior Workforce Development Specialist II will perform a variety of functions to support OEWD’s policy work, research and analysis, program evaluation, data compilations and community relations, as required.

Under general supervision of the OEWD Strategic Initiatives Director, this position serves as the primary staff support to the Committee on City Workforce Alignment ("Alignment Committee"), to coordinate and improve the effectiveness of workforce development services across City departments. The Alignment Committee, comprised of directors of relevant City departments and representatives of the Mayor’s Office and Board of Supervisors, is tasked with implementing the Citywide Workforce Development Plan, which includes an assessment of the City's anticipated workforce development needs and opportunities for the next three to five years and a 3 year-strategy to meet the identified needs.

The Senior Community Specialist also supports OEWD’s policy work by analyzing relevant workforce topics and present findings in reports and memoranda. The position analyzes labor market information and prepares reports to inform OEWD’s leadership about economic trends and its effects on workforce participants. The ideal candidate has experience with US Census data and information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Specific functions include:

Workforce System Coordination & Improvement
• Compile and analysis of system-wide program and budget information
• Maintain and review performance data and reports
• Research evidence-based practices related to workforce
• Support the development of effective program design and operating procedures

Project Management
• Manage priority projects, including workforce alignment projects, development of tools and technologies in support of workforce outcomes tracking, and other special projects.
• Maintain project plans to ensure that milestones and goals are accomplished
• Lead and support working groups and committees to advance the alignment work and other priority projects
• Provide regular updates to relevant stakeholders

Staff support for policy bodies and committees
• Support with preparing meeting agendas and supporting materials
• Facilitate Alignment Committee and working group meetings.
• Lead member appointment procedures in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office
• Coordinate activities with committee members and departmental staff
• Ensure community participation in the work of OEWD’s alignment work

Stakeholder engagement
• Present to policy bodies and stakeholders
• Work with city departments on coordinating and aligning their workforce reporting and metric tracking
• Work with community partners to obtain insights and input from community-based organizations and workforce system clients.

Research and analysis
• Research relevant workforce topics and present findings in reports and memoranda
• Analyze labor market information and other workforce data to inform policy decisions

Minimum Qualifications

1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university AND four (4) years administrative/professional experience in community development, housing and/or housing development, workforce development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, 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 or business administration, urban planning, government, social work, education, finance or criminal justice AND three (3) years of administrative/professional experience in community development, housing and/or housing development, workforce development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work 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, finance, education, criminal justice, or business administration AND two (2) years of administrative/professional experience in community development, housing and/or housing development, workforce development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, or criminal justice; OR

4. Possession of a Ph.D. or Juris Doctor degree from an accredited college or university AND two (2) years of administrative/professional experience in community development, housing and/or housing development, workforce development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, or criminal justice.

SUBSTITUTION:
Verifiable administrative/professional experience involving community development, housing and/or housing development, workforce development, finance, 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.

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. 
 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

• Knowledge of the City and County of San Francisco’s departmental and contracted out services, especially those concerning workforce development and social services infrastructure.
• Experience working in a government and/or non-profit setting interacting with the development and implementation of programs that serve low-income communities.
• Knowledge of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Community Development Block Grant, and other workforce development funding and programs.
• Familiarity with labor market information and census data.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Excellent writing and presentation skills and high comfort level speaking at hearings, public forums and in front of top level political leadership
• Demonstrated research and analytical skills
• Experience with program planning and evaluation

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).

Kindly, please submit a Resume AND a Cover letter as ONE attachment.  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 Chief People Officer, Anabel Simonelli-Kupelian, by telephone at 415-554-6657, or by email at anabel.simonelli@sfgov.org.

 

Selection Procedures

Appointment Type: Permanent-Exempt (PEX) Appointment

 

Please note that 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 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.

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

Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at: 
http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#veteranspreference

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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