0923 Manager II
Financial Justice Project Director
|Date Opened||4/16/2021 08:00:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||5/7/2021 5:00:00 PM|
|Salary||$57.63 - $73.55/hour; $9,988.00 - $12,749.00/month; $119,860.00 - $152,984.00/year|
|Job Type||Permanent PBT|
In line with the Official Public Health Order to slow the spread of COVID-19, the City’s Department of Human Resources office (located at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103) is currently closed to the public. If you have any questions, please email the Senior Human Resources Analyst listed on this announcement.
This is a Position-Based Test (PBT) conducted following Civil Service Rule 111A.
The position is located at the San Francisco Office of the Treasurer & Tax Collector.
OFFICE OF THE TREASURER & TAX COLLECTOR OVERVIEW:
The Office of the Treasurer & Tax Collector serves as the banker, tax collector, collection agent, and investment officer for San Francisco's government, the only combined City and County in the State of California. The Treasurer, an elective office created by the City Charter in 1850, supervises a department of ten sections that collect over $12 billion annually.
The City Treasurer established the Financial Justice Project and the Office of Financial Empowerment and plays an active role in supporting all San Franciscans and demonstrate what’s possible to cities across the United States.
In 2016, the San Francisco Office of the Treasurer & Tax Collector became the first government body in the nation to launch a Citywide Financial Justice Project ("FJP") to assess and reform how fines and fees impact our City's low-income residents and people of color. Through the Financial Justice Project, the Treasurer's Office convenes critical City, County, and community stakeholders to examine existing fine and fee structures and advances reforms that work for San Franciscans, the City, and our community.
Fines, fees, and financial penalties can trap low-income residents in a maze of poverty and punishment and prevent people from succeeding. FJP works with community groups, city and county departments, and the courts to advance reforms that work better for people and the government. Working with our partners, we have eliminated or adjusted dozens of fees and fines to lift a financial burden off struggling residents.
Accomplishments to date
- Waived and eliminated $33M criminal justice fees and fines.
- Eliminated fees charged to people exiting the criminal justice system statewide.
- Eliminated $1.5M in library fines.
- Cleared 88K driver's license holds.
- Reduced boot removal fees by 80% for low-income people.
- Made phone calls from county jails free and reduced mark-ups added by the jail store's supplier.
- Launched the ability to pay related to transit parking citations, including installment plans and community service options.
- Provided access to essential services like transportation and resolved quality of life citations for people experiencing homelessness.
- Launched "Museums of All," a program that provides free entry to museums for families receiving public benefits.
- Passed statewide legislation that removed CA's punitive child support policies that take resources away from low-income children.
The essential duties of the Financial Justice Project Director position include but are not limited to the following:
- Manage, oversee, and provide direction and guidance to the section to ensure that the overall goals are met.
- Develop section goals and policy objectives, and provide strategic planning.
- Determine the advocacy and legislative work necessary to move key initiatives forward.
- Manage and oversee the section’s operational activities, including budgeting, contracting, and financial management.
- Develop hiring plans and staffing strategies.
- Collaborate and engage with other City departments, community stakeholders, and national experts to identify, craft, and implement potential solutions.
- Manage the development of communications and outreach strategies.
- Promote San Francisco’s financial justice work at the state and national level. Oversee the formulation of local, state, and national public policy for financial justice programs and initiatives.
- Represent the San Francisco Financial Justice Project at conferences, meetings, workshops, and other public outreach events.
- Manage the fundraising efforts necessary for the section’s goals and projects.
- Performs other duties as related.
These minimum qualifications are to be used as a guide for establishing the education, training, experience, special skills, and/or license which may be required for employment in the class.
1. Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college; AND
2. Five (5) years of experience in developing and/or implementing policy, advocacy, social responsibility and/or community/economic development; OR
3. Masters’ Degree in Public Policy, Public Administration, Social Sciences, or other related fields, AND
4. Four (4) years of experience in developing and/or implementing policy, advocacy, social responsibility, and/or community/economic development.
Substitution for Education:
Additional experience as described above may be substituted for the required degree on a year-for-year basis (up to a maximum of two (2) years.) One (1) year is equivalent to thirty (30) semester units/forty-five (45) quarter units.
The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.
VERIFICATION OF EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
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 here.
Verification of qualifying experience, when requested, must be documented on the employer's business letterhead and must include the name of the applicant, job title(s), dates of employment, description of job duties performed, and signature of the employer or the employer’s authorized representative. 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.
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. Verification may be waived if impossible to obtain. The applicant must submit a signed statement explaining why verification cannot be obtained. Waiver requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Failure to provide the required verification, or request for waiver when requested may result in rejection of application.
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. 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.
How To Apply
In line with the Official Public Health Order to slow the spread of COVID-19, “shelter-in-place” has been issued for all San Francisco residents that is expected to be in effect until further notice. As a result, Department of Human Resources (DHR)’s office (located at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103) is currently closed to the general public. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Human Resources Analyst listed on this announcement.
Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (Weight: 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.
Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation (Weight: 60%):
Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualifications will have their responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire scored as part of their overall score which will determine their relative knowledge, ability and skill level in one or more of the following job related areas as appropriate. (Business Plan Implementation, Partnership Management, Project Management)
Supervisory Test Battery (Weight: 40%):
Candidates will be invited to participate in a computer-based examination designed to measure competencies in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to: Problem Solving; Leadership; Decision Making; Interpersonal skill; Human Resources Management; Team Building; Communication & Conflict Management. For more information about this Supervisory Test (and a suggested reading list) please visit: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=325.
A passing score must be achieved on the Supervisory Test Battery in order to continue in the selection process.
This is a standardized examination and, therefore, test questions and answers are not available for public inspection or review.
Scores attained on the Supervisory Test Battery will be valid and “banked” for three years, starting from the date of the examination. This means that, during this three-year time period, you will not be required to take the Supervisory Test Battery. The Supervisory Test Battery may be used for many other classes; therefore, your test score may be applied to one or more of these classes if you choose to apply to future recruitments. If the selection process for the future announcement is held within one year of the date of this examination and it includes the Supervisory Test Battery, your score will be automatically applied to that announcement, However, after one year, you have the option to either (a) apply your test score to the other announcement or (b) re-take the Supervisory Test Battery. Re-testing is permitted no sooner than one year from the date of the examination and only in association with your eligibility for another announcement for which the Supervisory Test Battery is used. Please note that, should you re-test, your re-test score would become your official score since it is the most recent.
Certification Rule: The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of the List. Additional position selection processes may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.
Eligible List: The eligible list resulting from this examination is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or Civil Service Commission.
The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be six (6) 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 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 http://www.sfdhr.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentID=21246. Search that document by title or job code to see which departments use the classification.
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.
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.
Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The City and County of San Francisco is an equal opportunity employer.
Applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation should contact Nina Galdamez, Senior Human Resources Analyst, at (415) 554-5639 (voice); via email at: Nina.Galdamez@sfgov.org or in writing (specify job code 0923) to: Office of the Treasurer /Tax Collector, Human Resources, PO BOX 7426, San Francisco, CA 94120-7426, as soon as possible.
All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees required to make a member contribution towards retirement, of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.