9774- Senior Community Development Specialist I
|Date Opened||11/19/2020 08:00:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||12/18/2020 5:00:00 PM|
|Salary||$45.71 - $55.55/hour; $7,924.00 - $9,629.00/month; $95,082.00 - $115,544.00/year|
|Job Type||Permanent PBT|
9774 - SENIOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST I
MAYOR’S OFFICE OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
This is a Position-Based Test conducted in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A.
The position is located at the Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development. The eligible list resulting from this examination may be utilized for future positions in this class in other City departments.
Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD)
At MOHCD, we support San Franciscans from all walks of life with affordable housing opportunities and essential services to build strong communities. We are industry leaders in the implementation of policies for the creation, rehabilitation and preservation of affordable housing. Through our programs and grant-making, we strengthen the social, physical and economic infrastructure of San Francisco’s low-income neighborhoods and communities in need. We actively collaborate with community-based organizations, non-profits, private affordable housing providers, and other City agencies and staff, in our pursuit of a more equitable and affordable San Francisco. We consider compassion, excellence and commitment to be our guiding principles. In our hiring practices, we strive to build teams that reflect the diversity of our City and the populations we serve, and we urge qualified candidates of all races, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity to apply.
Under general supervision, the Senior Community Development Specialist at the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development performs a variety of activities related to the funding of various local projects and programs in community development, housing and/or housing development. The essential functions include: being a key member of the Community Building team that oversees the distribution of HUD Community Development Block Grant funds, General Funds, and Housing Trust Funds to community based organizations that provide a variety of social services to low-and-moderate income residents of San Francisco. Specific emphasis will be placed on the candidate's ability to effectively engage residents in affordable housing and public housing to connect with services and participate in place-based community revitalization efforts. The ideal candidate will broker strategic resources using an in-depth knowledge of neighborhood and community needs; coordinate knowledge, activities, and City interactions on behalf of low-income individuals and neighborhoods; and work with grantees to maximize the timely, effective and efficient provision of social services. This work aims to strengthen the social, physical and economic infrastructure of San Francisco’s low-income neighborhoods and communities in need.
Under the general supervision of the Director of Residential and Community Services, the incumbent performs a variety of activities related to the funding of various local projects and programs by the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development; may participate in significant program planning, development, project implementation and evaluation; reviews project plans and programs to assure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations and local policies; conducts project analyses, makes recommendations on operational corrections to comply with contractual requirements and federal regulations; develops methods of evaluating effectiveness of grant funded projects; prepares reports and records. The Senior Community Development Specialist at the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development also performs related duties as required.
· Knowledge of San Francisco’s neighborhoods and social services infrastructure.
· Experience working in a government and/or non-profit setting interacting with the development and implementation of programs that serve low-income communities.
· Experience in engaging with residents in public and subsidized housing.
· Experience offering technical assistance to non-profit organizations.
· Experience in developing strategic neighborhood planning processes that effectively incorporate community input.
· Experience in speaking effectively before individuals and groups in both government, non-profit and community settings.
· Experience in facilitating effective collaboratives between non-profit institutions.
· Experience in developing public-private partnerships.
· Experience in program evaluation.
· Basic knowledge of non-profit financial systems.
· Proficiency in operating computers using Windows-based programs, including word processing, spreadsheet and database software in a standard indoor office environment.
· Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write clear and concise reports, recommendation and correspondence.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
To submit resume using the online application:
Select the “Resume” tab in the online application
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To submit cover letter using the online application:
Select the “Other” tab in the online application
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If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Karen Henderson, by email at Karen.email@example.com
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 https://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements
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.
Eligible List/Score Report:
A confidential eligible list of applicant names that have passed the civil service examination process will be created, and used for certification purposes only. An examination score report will be established, so applicants can view the ranks, final scores and number of eligible candidates. Applicant information, including names of applicants on the eligible list, shall not be made public unless required by law. However, an eligible list shall be made available for public inspection, upon request, once the eligible list is exhausted or expired and referrals resolved. The eligible list/score report resulting from this civil service examination process is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission.
The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be 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/score report 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 https://sfdhr.org/sites/default/files/documents/Forms-Documents/Position-Count-by-Job-Codes.pdf.
The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of 3 Scores. Additional selection processes may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.
Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams:
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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: In order to continue through the examination process, only those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will receive an email outlining the instructions and deadline.
Supplemental Questionnaire - Weight (100%) - Candidates will be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire. The Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation is designed to measure the knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to: experience working with databases, Microsoft Office suite, and diverse populations; strong verbal and written communication skills; working with sensitive client information, and handling multiple deadlines or difficult situations in an efficient and professional manner. A passing score must be achieved on the Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation in order to be placed on the eligible list according to their final score.
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.
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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 the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf.
The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 111A.35.1. The standard for the review of such appeals is ‘abuse of discretion’ or ‘no rational basis’ for establishing the position description, the minimum qualifications and/or the certification rule. Appeals must include a written statement of the item(s) being contested and the specific reason(s) why the cited item(s) constitute(s) abuse of discretion by the Human Resources Director. Appeals must be submitted directly to the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission within five business days of the announcement issuance date.
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Exam Type: CPE
Acting Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: PBT-9774-107213
Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development/ KHM/ 415-701-5557
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.