9770 Community Development Assistant

Recruitment #PBT-9770-097604

Introduction

Amended and Reissued on 7/16/19 to Extend Filing Deadline

Amended on 7/5/19 to reflect changes in the Selection Procedures Section

Appointment Type
This is a Position-Based Test conducted in accordance with Civil Service Commission Rule 111A.

Mission Statement
The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department's mission is to provide enriching recreational activities, maintain beautiful parks and preserve the environment for the well-being of our divers community.

About Us

More than 2,000 talented individuals are part of our team, from gardeners, foresters, and recreation leaders to park patrol officers, custodians, electricians, painters and more. Our core mission, as it has been throughout our history, is to provide opportunities for San Francisco residents and visitors alike to gather, play, learn, relax, and enjoy nature in the city.

Position Description
Under immediate supervision, this position supports three components of the Volunteer Services Unit of the Policy and Public Affairs Division in Recreation and Park Department including Youth Volunteer Services; Special Events; and San Francisco State Internship Program.

The 9770 Community Development Assistant:

1. Assists in providing oversight of as-needed staff, volunteers and interns involved in the Volunteer Services Unit including Youth Volunteer Services, Special Events, and San Francisco State Internship Program; Assists in providing training and on-boarding to as-needed staff, volunteers and interns in the Volunteer Services Unit to ensure volunteer systems/policies and safe work practices are properly understood.

2. Coordinates projects for community youth to provide additional community engagement opportunities for youth outside of existing programming; Prepares work schedules to ensure Volunteer Services Unit work programs, events and other activities are properly staffed and supported

3. Assists in compiling, processing, analyzing and updating data on the impact of Volunteer Services Unit community development projects on the local community; Maintains statistical data, supply orders and other records for volunteer projects and programs.

4. Supports project personnel in the Volunteer Services Unit to ensure the successful implementation of San Francisco Recreation and Park Department work programs (i.e. Greenagers Program and Youth Stewardship Program) by enhancing program curriculum and application procedures, providing workshops, networking with collaborative partners, and promoting workforce development within these programs; Documents work programs to ensure program deliverables are being met; Researches additional sources of funding necessary to ensure the successful implementation of work programs.

5. Assists with the logistics and planning processes for the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department Internship Program to ensure effective implementation of the program; Assists in maintaining standard of San Francisco Recreation and Park Department Internship Program by developing eligibility requirements for applicants; Develops and maintains partnerships with San Francisco State University and other universities to ensure robust applicant pool for the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department Internship Program.

6. Performs outreach and recruitment for the Volunteer Services Unit to support large and small-scale City hosted events by developing comprehensive manuals, calendars and policies; Attends outreach events and engages with private organizations to recruit volunteers for Volunteer Services events and activities; Develops a comprehensive manual for the Volunteer Services Unit to recruit volunteers for major City-wide events.

7. Attends community meetings to provide information on Volunteer Services Unit related community projects.

 

Minimum Qualifications

 1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; AND

 2. One (1) year of administrative/professional experience in community development, housing and/or housing development, workforce development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, criminal justice, or elections related work;

OR

 3. 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.

Substitution
Verifiable administrative/professional experience involving community development, housing and/or housing development, workforce development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, criminal justice, and/or elections related work may substitute for the educational requirement in Minimum Qualification #1 on a year-for-year basis.

Special Condition
Six (6) months of experience in a role dedicated to volunteer programs working with community leaders and residents of underserved communities within a public parkland environment. 

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 applicants are referred for hiring.

  • Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or University in a related field.
  • Experience developing, coordinating and running organized youth programs.
  • Experience in community and partnership building.
  • Possession of a California Driver's License.

 

 

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 (PBT-9770-097604) 
  • 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, Antonio Archuleta, by telephone at (415) 831-6858, or by email at antonio.archuleta@sfgov.org.

 

Selection Procedures

Minimum Qualifications 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.

Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation (Weight 100%)
Upon application, candidates will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online employment application process. The supplemental questionnaire weighted score will be used to determine relative knowledge, skills, and abilities in job related areas which may include, but are not limited to, knowledge of basic practices, functions and organization of volunteer and internship programs; training and onboarding principles and practices; and ability to: coordinate and monitor the operation of a multi-faceted program or function; collect, analyze and process data  on volunteer programs related  activities and issues; develop and sustain partnerships with universities and other community organizations; plan, establish, and adjust priorities to ensure timely completion of projects and assignments; work effectively and efficiently as a team member with varying roles and responsibilities; deal tactfully and effectively with volunteers, universities, community organizations, and other stakeholders; work effectively and efficiently as a team member with varying roles and responsibilities; deal tactfully and effectively with volunteers, universities, community organizations, and other stakeholders; obtain, provide and present general and job specific information orally to a variety of persons in various situations; and write clearly and effectively to prepare reports, correspondence and other necessary documents.

Verification
Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point in the recruitment and selection process. Verification of work experience must be on the employer’s letterhead, and must include the applicant’s name, job title, description of job duties, dates of service, and signature of the employer. San Francisco City and County employees do not need to submit verification of their City employment, but must submit verification of outside experience. San Francisco City and County 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. Information on verification requirements for education can be found here: https://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements

Falsifying one's education, training, or work experience may result in disqualification of job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

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 12 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/ASO-Level-Chart.pdf?documentID=21246. 

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

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

Terms of Announcement
Position Based Tests are administered in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A. General information concerning City and County of San Francisco employment policies and procedures may be found in the pamphlet entitled "Important Employment Information for Position Based Testing". This information is part of the terms of this announcement. The pamphlet is available at the Department of Human Resources Information Center, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103 or on-line at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#positionbasedtesting.

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 of the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#announcementsdefinitions.

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.

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.

Reasonable Accommodation Request
Applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation for this recruitment can find information on requesting a reasonable accommodation at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#reasonableaccommodation.

Clerical Errors
May be corrected by the posting of the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#announcementsdefinitions.

Veteran's Preference
Information can be found at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#veteranspreference.

Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams
Information regarding seniority credit can be found at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#senioritycredit.

Exam Type: CPE
Issued: 7/2/2019; Amended and Reissued: 7/16/2019
Micki Callahan, Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: PBT-9770-097604
REC / AA / 415-831-6858

 

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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