9774 Sr. Community Development Specialist I - OCOF

Our Children, Our Families Council

Recruitment #PEX-9774-099552

Introduction

About Us:

The Our Children, Our Families Council (OCOF) is a Mayor’s initiative that was created when the voters of San Francisco passed Proposition C, the Children and Families First Initiative, in November of 2014. The proposition created the Council to align efforts across the City and County, the San Francisco Unified School District, and the community to improve outcomes for children, youth, and families in San Francisco.
 
The 42-member Council is led by the Mayor and School Superintendent and aims to set a common agenda and multi-year-plan for city departments and the school district to work together to support children, youth and families. The Council uses a collective impact approach to promote coordination, increase accessibility, and enhance the effectiveness of programs and services for children, youth, and families. The Council focuses on helping all children, youth, and families in San Francisco thrive, with an emphasis on those with the greatest needs. The Council staff is supported by and managed under the Department of Children, Youth, and their Families.

Position Description:

One of OCOF’s major strategies is citywide training and capacity building. The Senior Community Development Specialist will serve as the lead by managing and overseeing projects and contracts related to OCOF’s training and capacity building strategy.  OCOF is currently in the process of implementing the Healing City pillar of its training and capacity building strategy, which is an effort to expand trauma-informed systems training across the City. This position will manage the program planning, coordination, and evaluation of this effort.

In addition to leading the efforts for the training and capacity building strategy, this position will support implementation communications and outreach plans for various projects such as the Service Inventory, monitoring progress of other OCOF projects as assigned, and general support around the coordination of the Council and OCOF partners.

This position reports to the Director and also works closely with and reports to the Deputy Director on relevant projects.

This permanent exempt position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer. 
 

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

● Project planning, including coordinating the development and implementation of project plans.
● Managing project timelines and resources.
● Managing contracts with consultants around program implementation and program evaluation.
● Planning and implementing communications and outreach to partners.
● Facilitating stakeholder feedback meetings to inform project implementation and improvement.
● Representing OCOF to external audience as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university AND three (3) years of administrative/professional experience in community development, 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 two (2) 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

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 one (1) year 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 Juris Doctor degree from an accredited college or university AND one (1) year of administrative/professional experience in community development, housing and/or housing development, workforce development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, 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, 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.

● Experience with program development in training and capacity building.
● Experience with program planning; scope, timeline, resources, and coordination.
● Relevant work experience in cross-sector partnerships relating to education, health or social services.
● Experience with outreach and communications to a wide array of audiences.
● Experience coordinating, facilitating, and working with multiple stakeholders.
● Strong written and oral communication skills.
● Proficiency in using Windows-based programs, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

How To Apply

Please submit an application, the responses to the two (2) supplemental questionnaires, cover letter, and resume.

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an on-line 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 on-line applications in the lobby of the Department of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

Applicants may be contacted by e-mail about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered e-mail address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Also, applicants must ensure that e-mail 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, and first5sf.org).

Applicants will receive a confirmation e-mail that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation e-mail for their records. Failure to receive this e-mail 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.

Your application and any attachments to the application submitted at the time of filing must be complete and accurate including the details on your experience, education, training, and other information that qualifies you for this recruitment.
 
Failure to submit a complete and accurate application at the time of filing may result in your ineligibility and/or disqualification for this recruitment, or inability to receive full credit for scoring purposes.   Resumes may be attached to the application; however, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application.
Applicants are advised to keep copies of all documents submitted.  Submitted documents become a part of the recruitment process and will not be returned.  The department may require applicants to present additional material.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact Gilda Cassanego at Gilda.Cassanego@sfgov.org or (415) 557-4859.

Selection Plan

Please submit an application, two (2) supplemental questionnaires, cover letter, and resume.

Screening of Application:  On-line employment applications will be screened for relevant qualifying experience and education in relation to the minimum qualifications.   Additional mechanisms may be implemented in order to determine candidate’s qualifications.

Supplemental Questionnaire - Minimum Qualifications: Candidates will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire - Minimum Qualifications as part of the online employment application. This questionnaire is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications for this position, and will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.  It is essential that applicants provide complete information in identifying their education, experience and training. Applicants must also complete the official application and screening questions.

Supplemental Questionnaire – Screening Questions:   Applicants will be prompted to complete the Supplemental Questionnaire during the on-line application process.  There are two (2) questions.

All statements made on the application and supplemental questionnaires are subject to verification.  Failure to submit a supplemental questionnaire with the application by the filing deadline may result in disqualification from the selection process. 

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

Verification of Experience and/or Education:

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point in the application, and/or departmental selection process. 

When requested, all applicants must submit verification of qualifying education and experience. Verification of qualifying education and experience, when requested, must be submitted on employer’s official letterhead, specifying name of the applicant, job title(s), duties performed, dates of service, and must be signed by the employer or the employer’s authorized representative.  City and County employees will receive credit for the duties of the class/position to which appointed.  Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee’s classification will be allowed only if recorded in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Service Commission Rule 110.9.1.  City employees relying upon qualifying work experience gained outside the City and County of San Francisco must submit written verification of such experience as described above. 

Verification of experience may be waived if impossible to obtain. The applicant must submit a signed statement explaining the reason for the request for waiver.  Waiver requests will not be automatically granted, but will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Failure to submit required verification or request for waiver when requested may result in the rejection of the application.

Information on how to verify educational 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.  For additional information regarding verification, refer to http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#verification.

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

Notes:

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.  For additional information regarding verification, refer to http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#verification.

Make sure your application and any attachments to the application submitted at the time of filing are complete and accurate and include details on all experience, education, training and other information that qualifies you for this recruitment. Failure to submit a complete and accurate application at the time of filing may result in your ineligibility for this recruitment or inability to receive full credit for scoring purposes. Any new information concerning work experience, education, training and other information that is submitted after the filing deadline may not be used for scoring or considered to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

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

Requests:   Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements of a job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA accommodation at:  https://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#applicantswithdisabilities

Veterans Preference: Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at:
http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#veteranspreference

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 https://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

Copies of Application Documents:  Applicants are encouraged to keep copies of all documents submitted. Submitted documents become a permanent part of the exam records 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.
 
Micki Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: PEX-9774-099552
DHR/GC/415-557-4859
 

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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