2672 Children's Center Assistant Houseparent

Recruitment #CBT-2672-902833



The deadline for this announcement was extended to receive more applications.


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About this position:

Under immediate supervision, performs a variety of cleaning and housekeeping duties in connection with the maintenance of a children's center; prepares and serves meals; and performs related duties as required.

What you will be doing:

1. Prepares and serves meals according to the menu; sanitizes tables before serving.  

2. Sweeps, mops, and vacuums playrooms, hallways, offices, and other areas ; dusts furniture; empties wastepaper baskets; cleans interior windows and sills that do not require climbing a ladder.  

3. Cleans bathrooms, including toilet, sink, and floors.  

4. Cleans kitchen areas, including stoves, refrigerators and sinks; washes dishes.  

5. Conducts inventory of cleaning and food serving supplies.  

6. Collects and maintains records of meal service and participation.  

7. Sets up and stacks cots; changes linen.



Minimum Qualifications

If you are interested in a job like this, we are looking for people that have the following:

1. One (1) year of experience in general cleaning and housekeeping duties.


2. Possession of a California Food Handler Card is required by the date of hire.


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




Nature of work requires: the application of simple repetitive manual skills involving the use of a few definite procedures in cleaning and housekeeping work and in the preparation and serving of foods; contact with young children and sustained light and/or moderately heavy physical effort with occasional exposure to accident or injury hazards and some disagreeable elements.


To: 2674 Children’s Center Houseparent


AMENDED DATE: 07/01/1977; 07/18/18


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, NAME, by telephone at PHONE, or by email at EMAIL.


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.

Selection Procedures

Supplemental Questionnaire:

You will need to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as a part of the online application. Responses on this Supplemental Questionnaire will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this classification.

Written Multiple Choice Exam (Weight 100%):

Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in a written, multiple-choice exam, designed to measure their relative knowledge, skills and abilities in job-related areas, which may include, but are not be limited to:

  • Knowledge of cleaning techniques, methods, and equipment used for cleaning.
  • Knowledge of, and ability to safely use cleaning solutions and supplies.
  • Knowledge of how to safely handle food.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations to determine serving sizes, and conduct inventories of supplies.
  • Ability to effectively interact and cooperate with other staff members and children.

The multiple choice exam will be administered in paper format.

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.


Eligible List:

The eligible list resulting from this examination is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission.

The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be of 12 months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.


The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of the List.  Additional selection processes may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.

Terms of Announcement and Appeal Rights

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.  [Note: The correction of clerical errors in an announcement may be posted on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf.] The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 110.4.  Such appeals must be submitted in writing to the Department of Human Resources, 1 S Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-5413 by close of business on the 5th business day following the issuance date of this examination announcement.  Information concerning other Civil Service Commission Rules involving announcements, applications and examination policies, including applicant appeal rights, can be found on the Civil Service Commission website at http://sfgov.org/civilservice/rules.

Want more information regarding our employment policies?

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.

Should you keep copies of application documents?

Yes! Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.

Do you have the 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.

Do you have an ADA request?

If you meet the qualifications for this job there is information about how to make an ADA request at:http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#applicantswithdisabilities

Are you a Veteran?

You can find information about requests for Veterans Preference at: http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#veteranspreference

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply.  Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

Exam Type:  Entrance

Issued:  August 13, 2018

Micki  Callahan

Human Resources DirectorDepartment of Human Resources

Recruitment ID Number: 902833

DHR/ UK/ 415-557-4808


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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