0923 Executive Director, Southeast Community Facility Commission

Recruitment #PEX-0923-087329


San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Recruitment #TEX-1950-090387

Appointment Type: Permanent Exempt (PEX), this position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer.

About the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)

Headquartered in San Francisco, we have 2,300 employees working in seven counties with a combined annual operating budget of over $900 million.

Our Mission: To provide our customers with high quality, efficient, and reliable water, power, and wastewater services in a manner that values environmental and community interests and sustains the resources entrusted to our care.

Our Vision: We are an innovative utility leader, recognized excellent results in service, safety, stewardship, and inclusiveness.

We are an award-winning and industry-leading utilities organization committed to our customers, community interests, and the environment. To learn more about our organization, please visit our website at www.sfwater.org


The Southeast Community Facility (SECF) serves as a shared non-profit, educational and entrepreneurial space for organizations providing services for residents of the San Francisco’s Bayview Hunters Point community. Owned and operated by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, SECF is charged with serving as a vibrant and thriving community asset for the residents living in the Southeast neighborhoods of San Francisco. To help ensure that SECF programming meets community needs, the Southeast Community Facility Commission, a Mayoral-Appointed body, provides oversight and guidance. The SECF Commission is also charged with serving as an effective public forum to advocate for the health, economic and social well-being of all residents living in the Southeast. For detailed information and history regarding the SECF, including details of the original mitigation agreement, please visit: www.sfwater.org/secf.

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), in full partnership with the Southeast Community Facility Commission, seeks to hire a dynamic and experienced Executive Director to oversee all aspects at the SECF and to help us build a new, state-of-the-art community facility at 1550 Evans Street (https://www.sfwater.org/index.aspx?page=1183).


The SECF Executive Director is responsible for all day-to-day oversight of SECF, including directing all programming, staff, facilities, budget, community engagement and SECF Commission support. Additionally, the incumbent in this role will have the unique and exciting opportunity to lead the planning, development and operations of a new, world-class community facility at 1550 Evans Street.

The Executive Director will serve as a member of the SFPUC External Affairs Bureau. The position is funded by the SFPUC Wastewater Enterprise. The executive level position is exempt per City’s Charter Section 14, appointed by the SECF Commission and serves at its pleasure.

Essential duties, may include but are not limited to:

  • Programming and Staff:
    • Ensure robust and effective programming at SECF that will have a concrete, measurable and positive impact on residents of the Southeast in the areas of education, workforce development and community health.
    • Oversee scheduling and staffing protocols for the hundreds of activities and events held at 1800 Oakdale each year.
    • Oversee the recruitment, training, supervision and professional development of SECF staff members.
  • Facility Operations and Maintenance:
    • Ensure the safety and maintenance of high-quality facilities, grounds and equipment.
    • In partnership with SFPUC Wastewater Enterprise Management Division, manage and track all facilities operations at the SECF, including maintenance, security and custodial.
    • In partnership with SFPUC Real Estate Division, administer all lease agreements with tenant-partners, including meaningful reporting on active programs at the SECF.
  • Budget and Contracts:
    • In partnership with the SFPUC Wastewater Enterprise and External Affairs Bureau, develop, manage and oversee the SECF operating budget to meet or exceed budget targets. Manage related contracts, grants and consultants.
    • Direct all financial development activities of the SECF to supplement the SECF operating budget, including cultivating private-sector, foundation and donor relationships to support the mission, vision and values of the Southeast Community Facility.
  • Community Engagement:
    • Direct outreach and engagement efforts to increase awareness of the SECF, the SECF Commission and all efforts to improve community use of the facility.
    • Direct outreach and engagement efforts for the development of the new community center at 1550 Evans Street.
    • Maintain an “open-door” inclusive culture. Develop strong relationships with the SECF tenants and community groups, and create a safe space for community dialogue.
    • Develop strategies to build and maintain strategic partnerships in the Southeast community and to provide an ongoing presence at community events, collaboratives, and key stakeholder groups.
  • Commission Support:
    • Develop and implement a long-range strategic plan in partnership with the SECF Commission to ensure the SECF Commission is successful in their mission to
      1) connect programming at the SECF to community needs and support improvements in community programming, 2) serve as a community forum to advocate on behalf of residents of the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood, and 3) work towards improved health, workforce and educational opportunities for all residents of the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood.
    • Hold regular meetings with the SECF Commission chair and vice-chair;
    • Conduct official correspondence of the SECF Commission, including overseeing the preparation of commission meeting agendas and supporting documents.
    • Strong follow-through on commission initiatives including: providing regular written updates to the SECF Commissioners on the status of programming within the SECF; the construction of the new community center at 1550 Evans; and other Commission-specific requests.
    • As directed, represent the SECF Commission to agencies, organizations, foundations and the general public at community meetings or in regional and national community building networks.
    • Manage the recruitment, training, retention and on-going support for all Mayoral appointed SECF Commission members.

Nature of Work

May be required to work nights and/or weekends.


The Southeast Community Facility Commission and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission are seeking a confident, results-oriented leader who is passionate about community empowerment, overseeing a high-quality community center and public service. The ideal candidate will stay current with best practices and trends in managing the Southeast Community Facility and its programs so that the community, City and department goals continue to be met. They will also enjoy working in a fast-paced, supportive environment where collegiality, professionalism, teamwork, and an appreciation for fun are valued.

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record and ability to exercise the following competencies which are the most critical to the Executive Director, SECF’s role:

Managerial Skill refers to the ability to keep cross-functional initiatives on track and ensure completion of objectives by effectively designing, managing and evaluating programs. Leadership refers to the ability to influence, motivate, and challenge others, work with authority to identify and define problems, determine methodology, evaluate data, make recommendations with appropriate justification and develop/implement a plan of action.

Decision Making refers to the ability to make sound, well-informed and objective decisions; perceives the impact and implications of decisions; commits to action, exercise independent and good judgment, to follow through on projects and achieve results; demonstrate resilience to setbacks and flexibility to re-prioritize and to quickly adapt to changing situations.

Project Management refers to knowledge of the principles, methods, or tools necessary to develop, schedule, coordinate and manage projects and resources including monitoring and evaluating costs, work and performance.

Facilities Management refers to the ability to manage the operations of a facility and troubleshoot problems that may arise.

Interpersonal Skills refers to the ability to work with a variety of internal and external constituencies, to create, develop, sustain and support external partnerships with important stakeholder groups and community leaders and advisory groups. High level of emotional intelligence.

Supervision refers to the ability to inspire, motivate and guide others toward goal accomplishments; develop and sustain cooperative working relationships; encourage and facilitate cooperation within the organization and with customer groups; foster commitment and trust; and develop leadership in others through coaching, mentoring, rewarding and guiding employees.

Organizational Skills refers to ability to use time, energy and resources effectively to achieve goals; the ability to meet deadlines, work independently and plan for future projects.

Analytical Ability refers to the ability to collect and synthesize large volumes of materials, and perform complex quantitative and qualitative analytical work.

Computer Skills refers to the ability to use various software applications to research, access, extract and process data and information, and to prepare presentations.

Oral Communications refers to the ability to express information, ideas or facts to individuals or groups effectively, makes clear and convincing oral presentations, listens to others, attends to non-verbal cues and respond appropriately.

Written Communication refers to the ability to prepare comprehensive technical reports, memoranda and analytical summaries.

Compensation and Benefits:

The annual salary range is $111,878 to $142,766. Appointment above the maximum of the range may be considered based on documented and substantiated recruitment and retention issues or exceptional skills. A special approval process is necessary for appointment above the normal salary range. In addition to a competitive salary, the City and County of San Francisco offers flexible benefit plans with pre-tax elections which include: medical and dental insurance; retirement plan; deferred compensation plan; Social Security; long-term disability plan; life insurance; management training program; eleven (11) paid holidays annually; five (5) floating holidays; depending on years of service, ten (10), fifteen (15), or twenty (20) vacation days annually; and may earn up to 100 hours paid administrative leave annually.


Minimum Qualifications

  1. Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Public Administration, Public Policy, Business Administration or a closely related field; AND
  2. Five (5) years of professional experience in the public, non-profit, philanthropic or private sector; including at least two (2) years of supervisory experience.


Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis; One year (2000 hours) of qualifying experience will be considered equivalent to 30 semester units/ 45 quarter units.

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


The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

  • Master’s degree in Executive Leadership, Program Management, Business or Public Administration
  • Experience operating shared-space or multi-tenant community centers
  • Knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborations with community organizations and/or commissions
  • Passion for public service, civic engagement and community empowerment


Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process.

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.

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.

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.

Employees of the City and County of San Francisco may submit performance evaluations showing duties performed to verify qualifying City experience. City employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which appointed. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee's class will be allowed only if recorded in accordance with the provisions of Civil Service Commission Rules. 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.

Experience claimed in self-employment will only be accepted if supported by documents verifying income, earnings, business license and experience comparable to minimum qualifications above. Copies of income tax papers or other documents listing occupation and total earnings must be submitted.

Verification of required valid 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.

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).

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, Tiffany Tran, by telephone at (415) 554-2416 or by email at TDTran@sfwater.org.

Selection Procedures

Applicants may be invited to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire. The Supplemental Questionnaire has been designed to measure the knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas required for the Executive Director, SEFC position. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the selection process.

The department may use other types of selection mechanisms to make a final selection.

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.


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.

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

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Issued: September 21, 2018
Micki Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: PEX-0923-087329 (01008803)


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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