0923 Manager of Policy and Legislative Affairs

Manager II

Recruitment #PEX-0923-093986

Introduction

We Value Equal Employment Opportunity!

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law. 

Manager of Policy and Legislative Affairs

Who We Are
Through the provision of coordinated, compassionate, and high‐quality services, the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH) strives to make homelessness in San Francisco rare, brief, and one time. The Department provides assistance and support to homeless and at‐risk youth, adults and families to prevent imminent episodes of homelessness and end homelessness for people in San Francisco. Services include outreach, homelessness prevention, emergency shelter, drop‐in centers, transitional housing, supportive housing, short‐term rental subsidies, and support services to help people exit homelessness. For more information about the department, please visit our website: http://dhsh.sfgov.org/

What We Do
San Francisco is a pioneer in homeless services and a leader in providing supportive housing as a permanent exit from homelessness. The Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing seeks to be a national leader in the movement to end homelessness by developing a coordinated, client-focused system of services, piloting innovative models, and implementing proven solutions with measurable results. Major programs include: street outreach and service connection through the Homeless Outreach Team; 1,500-bed shelter system for adults and families including shelters for members of the LGBT community and survivors of domestic violence; Navigation Centers that provide temporary shelter to chronically homeless individuals using a low-threshold entry model; rapid rehousing rental subsidies for families, adults, seniors and transitional aged youth; the Homeward Bound program which has helped 10,000 individuals return to stable housing in their city of origin; and robust supportive housing programs of nearly 7,400 units which provide permanent housing and services to formerly homeless individuals and families.

What You’ll Be Doing
The Manager of Policy and Legislative Affairs ("Manager") is responsible for coordinating, developing and implementing the legislative agenda for the Department and to support of the Department’s mission and Strategic Framework. The Manager leads the Department’s legislative efforts by working with local, state and federal governments as well as the community. The Manager creates policy proposals and works with elected officials, government agencies and community members to ensure passage of policies that advance the goals of ending homelessness in San Francisco. This position requires advanced policy and data analysis, research, writing, community organizing and communications skills.

Under administrative direction, the Manager is an integral member of the Strategy and External Affairs team. The team oversees the agency’s strategy, strategy implementation, culture development, local, state, and federal legislative and policy activities, communications and community engagement, philanthropy and strategic initiatives.

The Manager is responsible for communications with elected officials including advocacy letters, policy memo, public hearing presentations, and public meeting materials. The Manager must be able to problem solve, manage multiple time sensitive projects with high levels of accountability and discretion. The Manager must have a working understanding of all components of the Department in order to represent the department and champion the mission, programs and our outcomes. The Manager is also responsible for supporting the Department's strategic initiatives, managing working groups of diverse stakeholders, and other duties as assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Develop and implement comprehensive local, state and federal legislative plans to promote solutions to homelessness aligned to HSH’s Strategic Framework;
• Establish a deep understanding of the priorities of the Department develop appropriate messages, strategies, and innovative practices to achieve desired outcomes;
• Ensure compliance with local and state notification requirements for new homeless services sites and housing;
• Plan a strategy and leadership role in proposing and championing new legislation;
• Track and analyze local, state and federal budgets for homelessness and affordable housing;
• Support development of key partnership including business, philanthropic and regional governments among others;
• Research, prepare, and edit documents for publication, including hearing materials, community presentations, Local Homeless Coordinating Board meeting materials, policy memos, and reports, (ensuring documents meet editorial specifications and adhere to consistent standards for quality, graphics, format, and style);
• Support communication and communications and community engagement functions through frequent public speaking and events, supporting team for social media efforts, sitting on several community taskforces and committees; and
• Support all efforts to realize the department’s mission and Strategy and External Affairs Divisions responsibilities.

APPOINTMENT TYPE: Permanent Exempt (PEX); this position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process and serves at the discretion of the Appointing Officer (Department Head).

 

 

 

Minimum Qualifications

The Minimum Qualification guidelines for management classifications can be referenced here. Please note, additional qualifications (i.e., desirable qualifications) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.

1. Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; and

2. Four (4) years of professional experience in leading or managing projects related to public policy, government relations or community relations.

Verification:
Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. Information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=456.

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.

1. Two of the qualifying experience must include experience supervising professional level employees.

2. Experience developing and implementing policies.

3. A skilled communicator.

4. Deep working knowledge of the City and County of San Francisco's Board of Supervisors and City policies.

5. Proven ability to create partnerships to effectively implement policies.

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).

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 Melanie Laman, Human Resources Manager, at Melanie.laman@sfgov.org.

Selection Procedures

Supplemental Questionnaire (Weight: Qualifying):
Candidates will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online employment application. The Supplemental Questionnaire is a self-report checklist that is designed to evaluate if candidates meet the minimum qualifications for this position. 

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 for an interview.

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

Conclusion

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 of the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf.

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

Copies of Application Documents: http://sfdhr.org/getting-job#copies

Right to Work: http://sfdhr.org/getting-job#identification

Information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#applicantswithdisabilities

Issued: 3/4/19
Micki Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID #: 093986
HOM/ML/355-5211

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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