2574 Clinical Psychologist - HOPE SF

Recruitment #TPV-2574-101998



Applicants are encouraged to file immediately as this recruitment may close at any time,
but no earlier than August 7, 2020

7/24/20:  Reissued for additional applicants.  Prior applicants do not need to reapply.

Appointment Type:  Provisional.  Provisional applicants must participate in a Civil Service Examination for this job classification to be considered for permanent appointment. The qualified applicant pool resulting from this recruitment may be utilized to fill provisional vacancies (e.g. full-time, part-time, or as needed) at various locations within DPH.

The Department of Public Health, San Francisco Health Network - HOPE SF Community Wellness Program is accepting applications for one (1) part-time, twenty (20) hours/week position in class 2574 Clinical Psychologist. The impact of institutional racism and oppression has contributed to impacted communities and impeded trust in the capacity for the delivery system to provide necessary services.  HOPE SF is the nation’s first large-scale public housing revitalization project to prioritize current residents while also investing in high-quality, sustainable housing and broad scale community developments. HOPE SF will replace sub-standard housing with new housing while supporting residents to remain in their neighborhoods during the redevelopment. Hope SF will serve as a stabilizing force in the four HOPE SF communities: Sunnydale, Hunters View, Potrero Hill and Alice Griffith.

The HOPE SF Wellness Centers, embedded in each community, are intended to provide nursing, therapeutic, and peer led services to link residents to effective preventive care; manage and reduce the impact of chronic disease; and provide clinicians, health workers, and health ambassadors to help build, sustain and spread effective health practices, and build bridges between the community and the service delivery system.

Various Locations:

  • 1652 Sunnydale Ave, SF, CA 94134 (Sunnydale Wellness Center)
  • 1099 Sunnydale Ave, SF CA 94134
  • 901 Fairfax Ave, SF 94124 (Hunters View Wellness Center)
  • Potrero Hill & Alice Griffith Community Wellness Centers

Schedule/Shift: Part-time, Twenty (20) hours/week -

  • Mondays & Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; and
  • Fridays from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Essential Duties:

Under general supervision of a Supervising Psychologist, the 2574 Clinical Psychologist supervises a team of Behavioral Health Clinicians; performs the more difficult psychiatric case work; assigns and supervises the work of interviewing and investigating client/patients; reviews cases processed by Behavioral Health Clinicians; and performs the following:

  • Supervises Senior Behavioral Health Clinicians and personally participates in interviewing and diagnosing the more difficult individual cases;
  • Conducts individual and group psychotherapy with children and adults; prepares psychological reports presenting diagnostic findings, interview findings, clinical evaluations, and recommendations for the treatment and rehabilitation of children and adults;
  • Supervises the intake and referral process for behavioral health services; ascertains several factors, such as reasons for referral, attitude toward personal problems, and demonstrated desire for assistance;
  • Counsels with especially disturbed and difficult patients concerning emotional, economic and personal matters and crisis, to assist in reestablishing self-control and responsibility; arranges for commitment to hospital or other community agency or resource, based on appraisal of patient's needs;
  • Develops, coordinates and facilitates behavioral health-based workshops, events, and activities for the community and staff;
  • Records basic data pertaining to study and/or treatment of patients on appropriate forms, charts and case histories; prepares written case summaries for purposes of coordinating medical and case-work services in the best interests of patient and their family; and
  • Responds to crisis situations and provides community based therapeutic services in the evening and weekends based off client needs.

The 2574 Clinical Psychologist performs related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of a valid license as a Psychologist issued by the California Board of Psychology as defined in Chapter 6.6 of the Business and Professions Code; Psychologist Licensing Law, Sections 2900-2903, 2914.

One (1) year of full-time employment is equivalent to 2,000 hours (2,000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a forty (40) hour work week). Any overtime hours that you work above forty (40) hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment. Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

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 in public health, integrated primary care/behavioral health settings
  • Sensitivity to and experience working in public housing communities that have experienced intergenerational poverty, systemic oppression, and excessive trauma
  • Sensitivity to and experience working with ethnically, culturally and sexually diverse individuals, communities, agencies and organizations as well as indigent and/or homeless populations
  • Ability to work at various locations throughout the department and as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Broad knowledge and ability to solve problems inherent in the duties and responsibilities of psychiatric welfare work
  • Broad knowledge and ability to plan appropriate courses of action as a result of analysis and evaluation of data and other significant factors
  • Ability to use computers for data entry, electronic health record review, and email communication
  • Outstanding organizational skills with the ability to prioritize work, manage multiple project and tasks
  • Ability to be flexible and/or responsive to program needs

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

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.

Verification of required education typically must be a photocopy of the degree or transcript from an accredited college or university.  

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.  City and County of San Francisco (CCSF) employees do not need to submit verification of their City employment, but must submit written verification of outside experience. 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.     

Verification of required 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, @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, Yvette Gamble, by telephone at ()415) 554-2911 or by email at yvette.gamble@sfdph.org 

Selection Procedures

Departmental Selection Procedures:
The department may implement screening mechanisms in order to determine applicants’ qualifications for this position.  Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through all steps in the selection process. Only applicants most closely meeting the needs of the department will be invited to continue in the selection process. 


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.



Statement on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:
At the City and County of San Francisco, we share a commitment to a diverse, inclusive and equitable community. Each member of our organization is responsible and accountable for what they say and do to make San Francisco an inclusive and equitable place to live and work by employing fair and just practices to and for all.  

Valid licensure/certification/registration as a requirement to perform the job must be kept current throughout duration of employment. Failure to demonstrate/show proof of possession of required valid licensure/certification/registration may result in dismissal and/or termination of employment.   

Note on Electronic Health Record (EHR):
The Department of Public Health (DPH) is implementing a unified Electronic Health Record (EHR) system and DPH employees must demonstrate competency in the use of the system that is appropriate for their classification as a condition of employment.  

Note on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):
Some positions in the Department of Public Health will require the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), including but not limited to gloves, gowns, eye and face protection, and face-fitting respirators. The requirement for the use of PPE may come on short or no notice. Facial hair or any condition that interferes with a face-fitting respirator’s seal (i.e. comes between the sealing surfaces of the respirator and the wearer’s bare skin) is not permitted when face-fitting respirators are worn, including during initial or periodic respirator fit-testing.  

Employees who choose not to shave and do not have either American Disabilities Act (ADA) or Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Accommodations do not have the right to alternate work assignments or the option of using a loose-fitting Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) in place of a Face Fitting Respirator.  

Medical Examination: 
Prior to appointment, at the Department’s expense, applicants may be required to take a tuberculosis (TB) screening test, medical examination, and/or drug test.    

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: 

Issued: June 26, 2020; Reissued:  July 24, 2020
Micki  Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: TPV-2574-101998
DPH/YG/(415) 554-2911  (#01144022)


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.

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