9775 Senior Community Development Specialist II

Bayview Hunter's Point Youth Development Program

Recruitment #PBT-9775-090638

Introduction

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

POSITION DESCRIPTION: 

Under general supervision, the Senior Community Development Specialist II at the Public Defender’s Office performs difficult and highly complex program planning and implementation work in the area of community and youth development program. The juvenile justice system or criminal justice system. The essential functions include: oversees the development of the Bayview Hunters Point Mobilization for Adolescent Growth in our Communities (BMAGIC) program; engages in collective community capacity building, program and community development; convenes groups around park revitalization including transportation sharing and violence prevention, offers comprehensive support to BVHP CBOs in the form of traditional and non-traditional capacity building activities, workshops, and strategic planning; represents the Public Defender’s Office before interagency committees, City boards and commissions, and other organizations and departments; manages staff; provides advice and technical assistance regarding particularly complex or programmatic issues; develops youth development program administration policy and procedures; coordinates with other government agencies, private corporations, and community organizations; develops and implements procedures to assure compliance with applicable laws and regulations; attends program or project-related meetings; and performs related duties as required.  

Minimum Qualifications

1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university AND four (4) years administrative/professional experience in community development, housing and/or housing development, workforce 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 a major in one of the following fields: public or business administration, urban planning, government, social work, education, finance or criminal justice AND three (3) years of administrative/professional experience in community development, housing and/or housing development, workforce development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work or criminal justice; 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 two (2) years of administrative/professional experience in community development, housing and/or housing development, workforce development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, or criminal justice; OR

4. Possession of a Ph.D. or Juris Doctor degree from an accredited college or university AND two (2) years of administrative/professional experience in community development, housing and/or housing development, workforce development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, or criminal justice.

SPECIAL CONDITION: In addition to the listed minimum qualifications above, positions require applicants to meet the following requirement in order to qualify:

AND

5. Possession of a valid Driver’s License C. (verification is required at the time of filing). AND

6. Able to lift up to 40 lbs.

ALL APPLICANTS MUST POSSESS THE REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AT THE TIME OF FILING. 

SUBSTITUTION:

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

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.

  1. Strong experience and expertise working in children and youth development.  
  2. Knowledge and experience working with communities and organizations within the Southeast Sector, San Francisco, CA specifically the Bayview Hunters Point.  
  3. Knowledge of non-profit management.  
  4. Strong expertise in fiscal sponsorship and fiduciary duties of a fiscal sponsor.  
  5. Five (5) years of experience in partnership and shared leadership practices.  
  6. Five (5) years of experience in a leadership and administrative role.  
  7. Five (5) years of experience working within non-profits which serve low income children, youth and families. At the discretion of the Public Defender, fewer years may be accepted if commensurate skills are demonstrated.  
  8. Familiarity with Bayview community based organizations servicing children, youth and their families.  
  9. Experience in the nonprofit and criminal justice sectors and a passion to improve the quality of life of our San Francisco communities.  
  10. High commitment to the goal of decreasing youth touch points with the juvenile justice system.  
  11. High level of computer literacy, including MS Office and Zoho Creator, Wordpress and Mail chimp.

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, Arlene Laxamana by telephone at (415)734-3321 or by email at Arlene.Laxamana@sfgov.org

 

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 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.

 

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 eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of 3 Scores.  Additional selection processes may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.

Selection Procedures

Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (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.

Scored Essay Questionnaire: (Weight: 100% of total score)

Applicants who are qualified to move onto the selection process will be eligible to complete a Scored Essay Questionnaire. "PLEASE NOTE: The Scored Essay Questionnaire will be distributed via email, and only to those candidates who are qualified by meeting the 9775 minimum qualifications".

The Scored Essay Questionnaire has been designed to measure knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to: Knowledge of criminal and juvenile justice field, re-entry support, and violence prevention promising practices including juvenile justice system and laws, including “Know Your Right” policies; Knowledge of youth development practices and principles; Knowledge of collaborative approaches to system change including collective impact; Knowledge of performance measurement and program evaluation including shared measurement systems; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with departmental staff, representatives of other agencies and the public; ability to work effectively with government and county organization representatives and neighborhood organizations including service providers, community organizations, residents, and youth; Ability to communicate effectively in writing and Ability to write grants including applying for funding with foundations, corporations and local government.

Applicants must possess a passing score on the Scored Essay Questionnaire in order to be ranked on the final Score Report.

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.

Conclusion

Position Based Testing (PBT): http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#positionbasedtesting.

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.

Copies of Application Documents: Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.

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

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 examination can find information on requesting a reasonable accommodation at http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#applicantswithdisabilities

Veterans Preference: Information regarding requests for veteran’s preference can be found at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#veteranspreference

Driver's License requirement: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#license

 

 

Exam Type: Combined Promotive and Entrance (CPE)

Issued:  01/07/2019

Micki Callahan

Human Resources Director

Department of Human Resources

Recruitment ID Number: PBT-9775 - 090638

PDR/ AL/ 415-734-3321

 

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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