9774 - Senior Community Development Specialist I

Cultural Districts

Recruitment #TEX-9774-101519

Introduction

Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development

9774 - Senior Community Development Specialist I

Cultural Districts

 

Position Description:

The City’s Cultural Districts program was created in 2018 to celebrate and strengthen the unique cultural identities of San Francisco.  Through a formalized collaborative partnership between the City and communities, the goal is to better coordinate resources to assist in stabilizing vulnerable communities facing a rapidly changing City.  The program’s vision is to preserve, strengthen and promote cultural assets and diverse communities.  

Under general supervision, the Senior Community Development Specialist at the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development performs a variety of activities related to the funding of various local projects and programs in community development, housing and/or housing development.     

The essential functions include: being a key member of the Community and Neighborhood Planning team that oversees the department’s Cultural Districts program.   The ideal candidate will be able to strategically deploy, coordinate, and leverage resources using an in-depth knowledge of neighborhood and community needs; draw upon San Francisco’s diverse history as well as   current trends; coordinate resources and relationships to help communities preserve and promote their cultural assets, neighborhood events and way of life; and ensure programmatic and grantee compliance with all applicable local and federal regulations and requirements.  This position will ensure that the department invests in healthy, transparent and diverse neighborhood based cultural groups, and that each district utilizes fiscally sound systems and can attain strong place keeping outcomes.  

Under the general supervision of the Cultural Districts Program Manager, the position performs a variety of activities related to programmatic and contractual oversight of the Cultural District Program by the Department. Specific activities include but are not limited to managing a grant portfolio of funding to nonprofit organizations; managing relationships with grantees; providing technical assistance and capacity building support when needed;  participating in significant program planning, development, project implementation and evaluation; reviewing project plans and programs to assure compliance with federal, state, and local laws, regulations and policies; conducting project analyses, making recommendations on  operational improvements  that will improve program performance and ensure meeting contractual requirements;  conducting program monitoring and evaluating effectiveness of grant funded projects; preparing reports and records.   The Senior Community Development Specialist at the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development  also performs related duties as required.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Basic knowledge of non-profit financial systems.
  • Knowledge of San Francisco’s diverse communities.
  • Experience working in a government and/or non-profit setting.
  • Experience managing grants with nonprofits.
  • Knowledge of and experience with serving low income residents.
  • Familiarity with the role of governmental advisory committees.
  • Experience assisting non-profit organizations with grant compliance and operational and organizational infrastructure issues that may arise.
  • Experience in developing strategic neighborhood planning processes that effectively incorporate community input.
  • Experience in speaking effectively before individuals and groups in both government, non-profit and community settings.
  • Experience in effectively facilitating meetings using different communication tools. Experience in developing cross-sector partnerships.
  • Experience in program evaluation.
  • Proficiency in operating computers using Windows-based programs, including word processing, spreadsheet and database software in a standard indoor office environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write clear and concise reports, recommendation and correspondence.

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.

Minimum Qualifications

1.        Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university AND three (3) years of administrative/professional experience in community development, housing and/or housing 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 major coursework in public or business administration, urban planning, government, social work, education, finance, criminal justice, or related field AND two (2) years of administrative/professional experience in community development, housing and/or housing development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, criminal justice or elections related work; 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 one (1) year of administrative/professional experience in community development, housing and/or housing development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, 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 community development, housing and/or housing development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, or criminal justice.  

 Substitution: Verifiable administrative/professional experience involving community development, housing and/or housing development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, criminal justice, and/or elections 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
  • 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, Karen Henderson, by telephone at 415-701-5557, or by email at Karen.henderson@sfgov.org.

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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 https://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.

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.

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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

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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

Exam Type:  TEX
Issued:  01/18/2020
Micki  Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: TEX-9774-101519

Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development KH/ 415-701-5557

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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