9770 Community Development Assistant

Recruitment #PEX-9770-100390

Introduction

 


INTERESTED APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY IMMEDIATELY.
RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME,
BUT NOT BEFORE 5:00 PM ON OCTOBER 18, 2019

 

APPOINTMENT TYPE
Permanent Exempt appointment not to exceed three (3) years.  This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer.

 

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 diverse community.

ABOUT US

Amid a dynamic and ever-evolving urban landscape, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department stewards one of the premier urban park systems in America.  San Francisco recently became the first city in the United States for which 100% of its residents live within a ten-minute walk of a park.  Considered by San Franciscans to be one of the City’s most popular and effective public agencies, our Department manages and maintains more than 225 parks, playgrounds, and open spaces in San Francisco, including two outside of city limits: Sharp Park in Pacifica and Camp Mather in the High Sierras. Our 4,100- acre system includes 25 recreation centers, 9 swimming pools, 5 golf courses and numerous athletic facilities, including sports courts, ball diamonds, soccer fields and gymnasiums. Included in the department’s responsibilities are Golden Gate Park, Coit Tower, the Marina Yacht Harbor, the Palace of Fine Arts, and TPC Harding Park golf course.
 

More than 2,000 talented individuals are part of our team, from gardeners, foresters, and recreation leaders to park rangers, 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.

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

In support of the mission of the Recreation and Park Department, we are searching for action and results focused individuals to ensure that recreation programs, services and resources are accessible to everyone in San Francisco. This candidate will be part of a larger team responsible for developing and delivering specialized and enriching recreation programs to underserved communities such as residents of public housing, homeless and other low-income communities in San Francisco.

Under the Director of the Director of Policy and Public Affairs, Community Development Assistants operate within the Policy and Public Affairs Division and coordinates with the Superintendent of Recreation.  Community Development Assistants are responsible for the development, implementation and oversight of community relations with underrepresented groups and the strategies to increase community access to information and opportunities related to engagement and participation in recreation and community service events, programs, meetings and services. The essential responsibilities for this position include:

 

  • Develops robust and ongoing outreach strategies designed to increase access and participation from underrepresented groups to Rec and Parks programs and scholarships by establishing clear objectives, identifying risks, and coordinating with partners.
  • Conducts robust outreach efforts in advance of Drop-In and Drop-By Play events to ensure maximum participation of community members.
  • Collects data and reports to administrative staff to analyze the effectiveness of programs and make modifications as necessary.
  • Works directly with inter-departmental staff (i.e. Recreation Division) and other City departments (i.e. San Francisco Human Services Agency) to ensure the successful delivery of project goals.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with community-based organizations including local non-profit agencies, faith-based organizations, local learning institutions and community partners to ensure positive engagement of San Francisco residents.
  • Assists with recruiting, screening, scheduling, assigning, supervising and documenting the work of volunteer staff necessary for maximum on-site outreach for Drop-In and Drop-By Play events.
  • Develops communications (i.e. flyers, brochures, text messages, social media, newsletters, etc.) necessary for outreach efforts.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

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.

 

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.

 

  • Knowledge of San Francisco demographics.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Experience building and maintaining effective relationships with diverse populations.
  • Ability to develop and maintain community engagement strategies for recreation programs and services.
  • Effective leadership and communication skills.
  • Experience with data collection, community statistics and outreach.
  • Ability to create and nurture a City connection to community stakeholders through regular interaction, relationship-building and follow-through.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative manner with multiple agencies and organizations.
  • Experience working with diverse, multi-cultural and different socioeconomic populations.
  • Ability to speak Spanish or Cantonese.
  • Possession of a California Driver's License.

How To Apply

 Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being accepted only 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 9770 Community Development Assistant (PEX-9770-100390 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).

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

Selection Procedures

The selection process will include evaluation of applications in relation to minimum requirements. Depending on the number of applicants, the Department may establish and implement additional screening mechanisms to comparatively evaluate qualifications of candidates. If this becomes necessary, only those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited to participate in the oral/performance process.

Note: Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process.

VERIFICATION:
Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. Failure to provide the required verification when requested may result in rejection of application and/or appointment in this class.  Refer to the following links for verification:

Verification Guidelines: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#verification

Education Verification: http://www.sfdhr.org/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=18441

NOTE:  Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification from this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

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

Reasonable Accommodation Request:
Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements of a job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable accommodation at http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#applicantswithdisabilities

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://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20 or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

Terms of the 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.

Copies of Application Documents:
Applicants are advised to keep copies of all documents submitted.  Submitted documents become a permanent part of the exam record and will not be returned.  The hiring department may require applicants to submit the same documents and/or additional documents at a later date.

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.

Additional Information: General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures may be found online at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20.

Issued: October 3, 2019
Micki Callahan, Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID #: 100390
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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