1130 Youth Commission Advisor

San Francisco Youth Commission Director

Recruitment #PEX-1130-081926




Appointment Type:

This is for a Permanent Exempt (PEX), Full-Time position. This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive civil service examination process, is considered “at will” and shall serve at the discretion of the appointing officer.

About the Youth Commission:

The Youth Commission is a body of 17 youth from San Franciscan between the ages of 12 and 23. Created by the voters under a 1995 amendment to the City Charter, the commission is responsible for advising the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor on policies and laws related to young people. The Youth Commission is also charged with providing comment and recommendation on all proposed laws that would primarily affect youth before the Board takes final action.  You can read more about the Youth Commission here.

Position Description

Under general administrative supervision, the Youth Commission Director performs routine technical and professional activities, including but not limited to, acting as an advisor to the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor on the effects of legislative policies, needs, assessments, priorities, programs, and budgets concerning the children and youth of San Francisco; facilitates the awareness of the commission and the public on matters relevant to youth; develops opportunities for the participation and contributions of youth in local government and civic affairs; responsible for community outreach and public relations to include special projects that promote the awareness of youth, and issues related to children and youth; exercises supervision over volunteers, youth interns, and two full time staff members in support of youth and related issues.

Example of Duties:

  1. Tracks, interprets and ensures compliance with legislation, such as, the Brown Act, Sunshine Ordinance, and other legal requirements.
  2. Identifies the needs of children and youth through personal contact with young people, school officials, church leaders and others; develops collaborative relationships with youth-related government and community agencies such as fraternal orders, service clubs, associations, churches, businesses, and youth organizations and programs.
  3. Conducts community outreach in which both youth and adults are encouraged to participate; facilitates youth input to the Board; is responsible for the preparation of an annual outreach plan and public relations activities such as newsletter, press releases, press conferences; facilitates and administrates a recruitment, application, and appointment process for open commission seats each year.
  4. Acts as a liaison for the Board of Supervisors to the community on all matters relating to children and youth; lobbies the Board of Supervisors, the Mayor and city departments to educate them on the unmet needs of the children and youth of San Francisco; is responsible for the preparation of an annual report of the commission’s budget and policy priorities to the Board of Supervisors.
  5. Convenes and facilitates complex discussions with diverse groups of stakeholders from government, non-profit, and private sectors in order to develop and carry forward the commission’s budget and policy priorities.
  6. Acts as a resource to educate commissioners on existing social, economic, educational, and recreational programs for children and youth; makes recommendations and comments on youth-related matters before the Board.
  7. Develops and leads a comprehensive training program for commissioners in their roles as appointed public officials; Opens leadership trainings to youth serving on other City/County Advisory Bodies; provides training and staff support for youth sitting on the Children, Youth, and Families Oversight Advisory Committee and the Our Children, Our Family Council.
  8. Manages a small office and budget, special projects and events, and supervision of office staff, volunteers and interns.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of: children and youth-related issues in the areas of education, employment, recreation and , juvenile justice, and violence prevention; legislative process, program planning and implementation; group facilitation, training, and leadership development.

Ability to: interpret legislation; lobby the Board of Supervisors, the Mayor and city departments; develop collaborative relationships to increase young people’s engagement in and contributions to in local government; work with Youth Commissioners to develop their personal and collective leadership capabilities and fulfill their advising duties; work with volunteers and youth on projects; manage small budget and office; organize special events; manage multiple deadlines and priorities; interact positively with youth; work independently.

Education: Equivalent to the completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Minimum one (1) year working with youth organizations.

Desirable Qualifications:  Past experience working on legislative, policy, or advocacy initiatives.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being 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 Department 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 the exam analyst, Christine Cayabyab, by telephone at (415) 554-7707, or by email at christine.cayabyab@sfgov.org.

Selection Procedures

Applications will be screened for relevant qualifying experience. Additional screening mechanisms may be implemented in order to determine candidates’ qualifications. Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the hiring department will be invited to participate in the selection process. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview.  

Verification of Experience/Education

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience, at any point in the application, examination or departmental selection processes. Verification of 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 service, and signature of the employer. San Francisco City and County employees do not need to submit verification of their City employment, but must submit verification of outside experience. San Francisco City and County 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.  

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.

Conviction History

As a finalist 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 finalist. 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 applying 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 applying 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 selected as a finalist, 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.


Copies of Application Documents: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#copies

Reasonable Accommodation Request: Information on requesting reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities can be found at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#reasonableaccommodation

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

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

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. http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#identification


Recruitment Type: TEX
Issued: November 15, 2017
Micki Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: PEX-1130-081926
BOS/CC 415-554-7707


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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