1229 Special Bilingual Examiner

Recruitment #TEX-1229-903376

Introduction

 

1229 SPECIAL BILINGUAL EXAMINER

**Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as this recruitment may close at any time, but no earlier than 5:00 pm February 28, 2020**

APPOINTMENT TYPE: Temporary Exempt (TEX). These Temporary-Exempt (TEX), As-Needed Positions work on-call, as needed. These positions are limited to 1,040 work hours in a year.  Exempt employees are considered "at will" and serve at the discretion of the department head.

Work assignments typically range from two hours to two days in duration, although longer assignments are possible.

The San Francisco Department of Public Health (DPH) is currently accepting applications for two (2) 1229 Special Examiners to conduct examinations of San Francisco Department of Public Health employees' bilingual skills. The qualified applicant pool resulting from this recruitment may be utilized to fill future exempt vacancies. 

Some positions may require the following languages:

Cantonese, Mandarin, Filipino, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, Russian

INTRODUCTION: San Francisco is one of the most culturally and linguistically diverse cities in the nation. Nearly half of all city residents speak a language other than English at home and over a third of all residents are immigrants. The City and County of San Francisco provides language access for Limited English Proficient (LEP) individuals to enable them to access government services. Special Bilingual Examiners conduct language testing of City and County Department of Public Health employees to determine their proficiency in bilingual translation and interpretation.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Under general direction, the Special Bilingual Examiner conducts oral and/or written tests of bilingual language skills at various testing locations, rates candidates’ performance on tests and performs related duties as required. The essential functions of the class include, but not limited to: administering tests of bilingual language skills in interview settings and classroom testing environments, preparing test materials and arranging facilities prior to exams, distributing test materials, providing instructions to administer tests, and answering general questions; maintaining security of the test materials before, during and after the exam, preventing candidates from taking test materials; rating candidate test performance and bilingual proficiency using established rating scales, scoring exams and providing exam results in the designated format to candidates and human resource professionals; reporting and documenting unusual incidents; assisting in the development of exam items, test questions and rating guidelines; and performing related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalency certificate, AND

Either:

Completion of a recognized certificate or certification in translation and /or interpretation in the designated language to and from English, OR

At least ten (10) examination days or eighty (80) hours of verifiable work experience as a Bilingual Examiner, OR

At least one (1) year of verifiable work experience as a Qualified Interpreter, Translator, Teacher, or similar occupation for which the main responsibility is to translate and/or interpret the designated target language to and from English.

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

Note: the certificate MUST be from a recognized Interpreter and Translator Certification program. A departmental designated bilingual staff certificate is NOT considered qualifying.

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.

  • Demonstrated professional experience as a Medical/HeathCare Interpreter.
  • Ability to speak, read, and write fluently in target language and English .
  • Experience evaluating spoken and written information in both English and target language.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills in both English and the target language.
  • Degree from recognized school of translation and interpretation. 
  • Punctuality.
  • Flexibility.
  • Exceptional customer service skills.
  • Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with a large and diverse group of people.

Verification of Experience: http://sfdhr.org/getting-job#verification Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process.   

Verification of Education: 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/how-verify-education-requirements  

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

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. Please be sure to update your application prior to submission.

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, Jennifer Magnusson, by telephone at 415-554-2522, or by email at Jennifer.Magnusson@sfdph.org.

Selection Procedures

Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (Weight: Qualifying): Candidates will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online employment application. This Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications for this position. Applicants must also complete the official application. It is essential that applicants provide complete information in identifying their education, experience and training. The Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.

The selection procedure will include evaluation of applications and the supplemental questionnaire 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. 

Conviction History

As a selected candidate 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 selected candidate. 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 a selected candidate, 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

Statement on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: At the City and County of San Francisco, we share a commitment to a diverse, inclusive and equitable community. Each member of our organization is responsible and accountable for what they say and do to make San Francisco an inclusive and equitable place to live and work by employing fair and just practices to and for all.

Licensure/Certification/Registration: Valid licensure/certification/registration as a requirement to perform the job must be kept current throughout length 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 ICARE: Willingness to uphold/abide by ZSFG’s ICARE (I-Introduce, C-Connect, A-Ask, R-Respond, E-Exit) philosophy for employee and patient interactions: https://zuckerbergsanfranciscogeneral.org/about-us/.

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 FaceFitting Respirator.

Medical Examination/Drug Testing: Prior to appointment, at the Department's expense, applicants may be required to take a tuberculosis (TB) screening test, a medical examination and/or drug test. 

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

 
Issued:  February 14, 2020
Micki  Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: TEX-1229-903376
DPH/ JM/ 415-554-2522/Pos # 01140562, 01140563

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.

For more information about benefits, please click here.

 


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