2576 Supervising Clinical Psychologist - BHS, CYF SOC & CCS

Recruitment #PBT-2576-102941



The mission of the San Francisco Department of Public Health (DPH) is to protect and promote the health and wellness of all San Franciscans. The San Francisco Health Network (SFHN) is the DPH Integrated Delivery System and maintains operational responsibility for the delivery of primary and specialty outpatient medical and behavioral health, home health, acute rehabilitation, and long term care services. For more information, please visit: www.sfdph.org  

The Behavioral Health Services Division’s (BHS) Children, Youth, and Families System of Care (CYF SOC) oversees a continuum of care (prevention/health promotion; outpatient; intensive; crisis; residential services) for children and youth (ages 0 -18) and their families on Medi-Cal insurance. These services are delivered by a large network of both Civil Service and Contracted providers, and in close partnership with other City and County of San Francisco (CCSF) Departments providing services to children and youth.  The CYF SOC has developed a strong function and vision for Practice Improvement for the system and is looking to further develop and strengthen a vision and strategic plan to advance families’ access and engagement in behavioral health services.  This will include increasing family therapy treatment in the system, integrating youth and family voices into CYF SOC program planning and service delivery, and supporting our system of providers in the training and implementation of evidence-based practice.  

The BHS Comprehensive Crisis Services (CCS), Hope SF Wellness Centers is comprised of three (3) different components:  1) Crisis Response specializes in providing mobile 24/7 crisis intervention, 5150/5585 assessments, and response to critical incidents such as homicides, suicides, car fatalities, and response with the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) for crisis negotiations; 2) Clinical Specialty Services provides up to thirty (30) days of case management, individual therapy, and supportive services for those who have lost a loved one; and 3) Hope SF Wellness Centers provides nursing, behavioral health, and peer led services to provide effective preventive care, reduce the impact of chronic disease, reduce mental health stigma, and build bridges between the community and service delivery.     

Essential Duties:

Under general direction, BHS seeks two (2) 2576 Supervising Clinical Psychologists to function as either: 1) CYF SOC, Clinical Practice Manager and Director of Family-Centered Care; OR 2) CCS, Hope SF Wellness Centers Clinical Specialty Manager.  These 2576 Supervising Clinical Psychologists perform duties including, but not limited to the following:

  • Develops, plans, directs, and supervises psychological services/programming and other family-focused and cross-systems programming and/or interventions, including consultation and collaboration with other providers and stakeholders in the treatment/provision of services to families/clients;
  • Directs staff in carrying out administrative functions of the programs; directs the flow of work, maintenance of records, program compliance and quality assurance; directs data collection for program evaluation, research, and/or continuous quality improvement; coordinates psychological and other related services;
  • Supervises and trains employees including, but not limited to, 2574 Clinical Psychologist, 2593 Health Program Coordinator III, 2932 Senior Behavioral Health Clinician, 2930 Behavioral Health Clinicians, and doctoral and masters level interns;
  • Provides direct services such as behavioral health screens, assessments, treatment planning, and individual/family/couples and/or group therapy for complex cases; consults with psychiatrists and other professional staff/clinical members regarding cases;
  • Reviews and evaluates social service agency, school, and court records; secures and assesses psychological, psychiatric, and/or neuropsychological data and case material; consults with social workers, public health nurses, teachers, probation officers, judges, physicians, rehabilitative staff, and other professionals in both individual and group conferences;
  • Provides oversight for general practice improvement efforts including expanding 2574 Clinical Psychologist and other clinical staff roles to provide training/consultation functions on specific treatment modalities and/or populations served and support the implementation of evidence-based practices;
  • Participates in community  stakeholder engagement; serves on committees and advises on topics relating to the activities of the clinic or program including culturally relevant and trauma informed clinical approaches and family-centered care; participates and at times may represent the Director in meetings, and advises on topics relating to program/system activities;
  • When assigned to CYF SOC, supports system partners (e.g., Department of Children, Youth, and their Families, San Francisco Unified School District, Human Services Agency, Juvenile Probation Department, First 5, Office of Early Care and Education) in best practices for engaging families in programming and in collaboration/delivery of joint funded family-focused programming and initiatives;  and
  • When assigned to CCS Hope SF Wellness Centers, collaborates with the San Francisco Police Department, District Attorney’s Office - Victim Services Division, Mayor’s Office, Jail System, San Francisco Unified School District, and other key stakeholders.    

The BHS 2576 Supervising Clinical Psychologists perform other related duties as required/assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Possession of a valid Psychologist license issued by the California Board of Psychology as defined in Chapter 6.6 of the Business and Professions Code, Psychology Licensing Law, Sections 2900-2903, 2914; AND
  2. Three (3) years of experience as a practicing Clinical Psychologist.  

In addition to Minimum Qualifications identified above, following are supplemental requirements:

  • Special Condition:  The 2576 Supervising Clinical Psychologist - CYF SOC, Clinical Practice Manager and Director of Family-Centered Care requires:  Twenty-four (24) months of clinical experience with children.
  •  Condition of Employment:  The 2576 Supervising Clinical Psychologist - CCS, Hope SF Wellness Centers Clinical Specialty Manager requires:  Ability to work directly with high-risk clients in the field, responding to, potentially dangerous, crisis situations (including shootings and homicides) throughout the city of San Francisco.  Perform crisis assessments/interventions in the field/office/ER, including mental status examinations, interpretation of psychiatric symptoms, interface with collateral parties, completion of 5150 application, transport of client, and linkage to appropriate services.

One (1) year of full-time employment is equivalent to 2,000 hours (2,000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a forty (40) hour work week). Any overtime hours that you work above forty (40) hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment. Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

Special Conditions
The above minimum qualifications reflect special conditions associated with the position(s) to be filled. They may differ from the standard minimum qualifications associated with this classification. 

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.

  • Embodies the values of Trauma Informed Systems, Race Equity, and Reflective & Relational Leadership
  • Behavioral health experience working with complex child/adult serving systems (e.g., Human Services Agency, Juvenile Probation, San Francisco Unified School District, San Francisco Police Department, hospital systems, etc.)
  • Experience providing clinical services to diverse populations of children, youth, families, and adults in low-income urban settings
  • Two (2) years of experience providing clinical and administrative supervision

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

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.

Verification of required education typically must be a photocopy of the degree or transcript from an accredited college or university.  

Verification of required work experience typically must be on the employer’s letterhead, and must include the applicant’s name, job title, description of job duties, dates of employment, hours per week, and signature of the employer, supervisor, or appropriate representative. 

City and County of San Francisco (CCSF) employees do not need to submit verification of their City employment, but must submit written verification of outside experience.   CCSF employees will not receive credit for experience obtained outside of their classification unless recorded in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Service Rule 110.9.1/111A.11.2.     

Verification of required licensure/certification typically must be a photocopy of the license/certificate including the name of the issuing agency as well as the name of the license/certificate holder, license/certificate number, and expiration date.

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.  In line with the Official Public Health Order to slow the spread of COVID-19, “shelter-in-place” has been issued for all San Francisco residents that is expected to be in effect until further notice. As a result, Department of Human Resources (DHR)’s office (located at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103) is currently closed to the general public. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Human Resources Analyst listed on this announcement.

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, Yvette Gamble, by telephone at (415) 554-2911 or by email at yvette.gamble@sfdph.org. 

Selection Procedures

Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire:  (Weight: Qualifying)
Applicants 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.

Supervisory Test Battery: (Weight: 100%)
Applicants will be invited to participate in a computer-based examination designed to measure competencies in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to: Problem Solving; Leadership; Decision Making; Interpersonal skill; Human Resources Management; Team Building; Communication & Conflict Management. For more information about this Supervisory Test (and a suggested reading list) please visit: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=325

A passing score must be achieved on the Supervisory Test Battery in order to continue in the selection process.

This is a standardized examination, and, therefore, test questions and answers are not available for public inspection or review.

Scores attained on the Supervisory Test Battery will be valid and 'banked' for three years, starting from the date of the examination. This means that, during this three-year time period, you will not be required to take the Supervisory Test Battery. The Supervisory Test Battery may be used for many other classes; therefore your test score may be applied to one or more of these classes if you choose to apply to future recruitments. If the selection process for the future announcement is held within one year of the date of this examination and it includes the Supervisory Test Battery, your score will be automatically applied to that announcement, However, after one year, you have the option to either (a) apply your test score to the other announcement or (b) re-take the Supervisory Test Battery. Re-testing is permitted no sooner than one year from the date of the examination and only in association with your eligibility for another announcement for which the Supervisory Test Battery is used. Please note that, should you re-test, your re-test score would become your official score since it is the most recent.

Applicants must achieve a passing score on the Supervisory Test Battery in order to be ranked on the eligible list/score report. Successful applicants will be placed on the eligible list/score report, in rank order, according to their final score.

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

Eligible List/Score Report:
A confidential eligible list of applicant names that have passed the civil service examination process will be created, and used for certification purposes only. An examination score report will be established, so applicants can view the ranks, final scores and number of eligible candidates. Applicant information, including names of applicants on the eligible list, shall not be made public unless required by law. However, an eligible list shall be made available for public inspection, upon request, once the eligible list is exhausted or expired and referrals resolved. The eligible list/score report resulting from this civil service examination process 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 six (6) months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

Upon approval of the Human Resource Director (see Civil Service Rule 111A.26.5), the eligible list/score report resulting from this announcement may be used by other departments that also use this classification or a similar classification. To find other Departments which use this classification, please see https://sfdhr.org/sites/default/files/documents/Forms-Documents/Position-Count-by-Job-Codes.pdf.

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.



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.  

Valid licensure/certification/registration as a requirement to perform the job must be kept current throughout duration 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 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 Face Fitting Respirator.  

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

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.

The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 111A.35.1. The standard for the review of such appeals is ‘abuse of discretion’ or ‘no rational basis’ for establishing the position description, the minimum qualifications and/or the certification rule.  Appeals must include a written statement of the item(s) being contested and the specific reason(s) why the cited item(s) constitute(s) abuse of discretion by the Human Resources Director.  Appeals must be submitted directly to the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission within five business days of the announcement issuance date.

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.  In line with the Official Public Health Order to slow the spread of COVID-19, “shelter-in-place” has been issued for all San Francisco residents that is expected to be in effect until further notice. As a result, Department of Human Resources (DHR)’s office (located at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103) is currently closed to the general public. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Human Resources Analyst listed on this announcement.

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.

Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: 

Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at: 

Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams: 
Information regarding seniority credit can be found at:

Exam Type:  CPE  
Issued: January 8, 2021
Carol Isen
Acting Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number:  PBT-2576-102941
DPH/YG/(415) 554-2911  (01137954 & 01129293)


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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