9704-Employment & Training Spec 3

Employment Liaison

Recruitment #PEX-9704-067176


The Workforce Development Division of the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) serves San Francisco jobseekers and local employers. OEWD strives to ensure that San Francisco has a qualified workforce that attracts, retains and expands industries, and maximizes employment opportunities for local residents through comprehensive training initiatives. 

The Workforce Division is seeking an experienced, motivated, and team oriented Workforce Employment Liaison to support CityBuild Services and Training Academies.



Under direction, the Employment Liaison performs professional technical duties in the area of construction employment and training, which includes employer engagement-job development, trades skills assessment, project monitoring and program evaluation.

The Employment Liaison position is challenging and often fast paced.  Employment Liaisons must be a team oriented, but able to work independently and be innovative. This position’s success is built on the ability to build  strong working relationships with construction contractors, job seekers, Citybuild trainees and labor representatives, with the primary goal of providing exceptional customer service.   Employment Liaisons must understand all applicable local hiring policies and be able to effectively convey them one on one and in group settings. Lastly, The Employment liaison is charged with fulfilling the objectives and goals of CityBuild and the Office of Economic and Workforce Development.

Employment Liaison will be responsible for balancing multiple tasks which includes routinely following the Employment Network Services process, managing relationships with construction contractors and labor representative, and advising interested job seekers of potential opportunities on various construction projects.   In addition:


·       Develop a comprehensive understanding of the tasks and skills of the various construction trades; be familiar with the basic requirements of apprenticeship programs and a strong knowledge of the entrance parameters of the local unions. 

  • Consult and advise construction-hiring managers on overall hiring policies and goals, and collaborate with them to develop job request.

·       Career advice and coach CityBuild Academy trainees on their interest in various construction trades and matching them to their skills and abilities.

·       Conduct regular site visits of assigned construction projects, assess project progress and prepare site visit reports.

·       Attend pre-bid and pre-construction meetings as scheduled and make contractors aware of the Employment Network Services and other Citybuild services. 

·       Track and analyze assigned construction project’s local hiring status and make recommendations when necessary.

·       Develop and deliver solutions that promote long-term and strategic partnerships with CityBuild trainees and other construction trade candidates.

·       Act as a single point of accountability for specific projects and provide customer service as needed to promote healthy customer relationships.

·       Utilize Tradesforce and other tracking tools and processes that support your customer relationship strategies.

Minimum Qualifications

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. Although these minimum qualifications are typical of the class, additional minimum qualifications and special conditions may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the job announcement.

1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in one of the following fields: public policy, public or business administration, urban planning, social work, education, finance or criminal justice AND two (2) year of administrative/professional experience in workforce development, policy analysis, community development, housing and/or housing development, finance, education or social work; OR

2. Possession of a Master's degree or Juris Doctor degree from an accredited college or university in public policy, public or business administration, urban planning, government, social work, education, finance or criminal justice AND one (1) year of administrative/professional experience in workforce development, policy analysis, community development, housing and/or housing development, finance, education or social work; OR
3. Minimum of 5 years of experience of government relations or community relations with focus on workforce development;

4. Experience in writing memos and making presentations to stakeholders, management and executives for key objectives and recommendations on priorities;

5. Knowledge of public policies and ability to analyze and interpret legal documents to create policies and procedures for implementation;

6. Proficiency in computer technologies including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and other cloud based database systems;

7. Background in construction management, project management or program management.

Verifiable administrative/professional experience involving community relations and government, workforce development, finance, education, social work, policy analyst, criminal justice or business development 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

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 the exam analyst, Anabel Simonelli Kupelian, by telephone at 415-554-6657, or by email at anabel.simonelli@sfgov.org.


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.


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


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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