9704 Employment & Training Specialist III

Strong Workforce Program

Recruitment #PEX-9704-076321





 Location:  City College of San Francisco (CCSF), Ocean campus and CCSF Centers throughout San Francisco.  

Contact (for information regarding position):  John Halpin, Workforce & Economic Development Office,(415) 452-7013, jhalpin@ccsf.edu.

Appointment Type:  Permanent-Exempt.  Exempt employees are considered "at will" and serve at the discretion of the appointing officer.

This position is categorically funded with Strong Workforce Program (SWP) funds, an annual fund allocation to CCSF with expected continuous funding . Hours are subject to change after appointment dependent upon grant status.  

Work Schedule/Load:  One (1) full-time (40 hours per week), full year (260 working days per fiscal year) position.  


$35.62 - $43.29; Hourly.

$74,094. - $90,043.; Annual.


New employees hired on or after October 1, 2013 will contribute 2% of salary to the San Francisco Retiree Health Care Trust Fund (RHCTF).  

Position Description:

The Employment & Training Specialist III will work under the direction of the Associate Dean for Cooperative Work Experience to focus externally on generating employment/internship opportunities and focus internally on assisting students to obtain paid work experience in their field of study. The employee will serve as a resource to both City College of San Francisco (CCSF) staff and students by organizing events, generating employment and internship connections, creating tracking systems, and reporting on outcomes. This position is part of a dynamic team at CCSF helping to build California's strong workforce, while focusing on equity, diversity, and inclusion.

 CCSF is seeking one 9704 Employment and Training Specialist III to work specifically within one or more of the following high growth industry sectors:  Transportation; Building & Construction Trades; Business & Finance; and Education, Public & Social Services.  Each successfully hired 9704 Employment and Training Specialist III will be assigned to work with one or more industry sectors from the list above.

Example of Duties:

1. Analyze local labor market needs and research available employment opportunities within designated industries.

2. Develop unsubsidized jobs, employment opportunities, internships, and other work-based learning experiences for CCSF students seeking to increase their experience while pursuing career education at CCSF.

3. Develop and maintain effective working relationships with private and public sector employers, unions, professional organizations and non-government organizations.

4. Guide CCSF students to pursue and obtain paid employment in their field of study; assist students to: conduct job search activities, prepare job application materials to meet skill and job expectations, prepare for interviews, and increase job readiness.

5. Follow-up with students and document job search activities and placement details.

6. Engage with industry and liaise with Deans, Faculty, Centers, and Departments to bring employers to campus in a variety of ways, including industry advisory committees, career days, job fairs, employer showcases, or other networking events for students.

7. Compile data and statistical information and reports as required by SWP, Adult Education, and other categorical fund guidelines.

8. Work closely with the Employment Development Department, employment service providers, and other private, public, and community agencies to generate and provide job leads to CCSF students.

9. Enroll students in Co-operative Work Experience, ensuring college credit for work in their field of study.

10. Collaborate with San Francisco's workforce system to identify and refer eligible students to WIOA services and support.

11. Perform other job-related duties as required.  

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; AND

2. Two (2) years (4000 hours) of experience in workforce development, human resources, recruitment, training or a closely related field; AND

3. A valid California Driver's License.

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required degree on a year-for-year basis (up to a maximum of two years). Thirty semester units or forty-five (45) quarter units equal one (1) year.  

NOTE: Work experience with the District as a College Work Study student or Lab Aide (3591) Classification will not be considered or applied as qualifying experience  

Desirable Qualifications:

1. Experience in industry specific sector-strategy work (such as healthcare, technology, or media communications).

2. Expertise in one or more of the following: job development, job placement, career advising, career/vocational education, job preparation and readiness, employment and training case management.

3. Bilingual or multi-lingual.

4. Ability to work with a diverse group of people.

5. Student-centered, and with a customer service orientation.

6. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

7. Experience using multiple social media platforms.  


How To Apply

To be considered a candidate for this position, an online application must be submitted (on City College of San Francisco's job website at https://jobs.ccsf.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53179     along with the following materials.  Substitution of required documents is not permitted.

1. A letter expressing interest in the position specifically indicating how you meet the Minimum Qualifications and Desirable Qualifications as listed in this announcement and a justified preference for working with an assignment to Arts, Media, and Entertainment; Healthcare; and/or Information Technology cluster-based work based on your experience (max three pages); AND

2. A current resume summarizing educational background and related work experience; AND

3. A copy of a valid California Driver's License; AND

4. Educational Verification: Verification of qualifying education must include copies of transcripts, diplomas or certificates posting your degree(s) and Major(s). If verification cannot be obtained, the applicant must submit a signed statement with the application explaining why such verification cannot be obtained. Requests for waiver will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Foreign degree(s)/coursework used as qualifying to meet minimum qualifications must be evaluated by a foreign degree evaluation services organization, before an application can be processed. Please contact the CCSF Human Resources Department at (415) 241-2246 for evaluation sources. Failure to submit the required verification or request for waiver with the application at the time of filing will result in rejection of the application.

Verification of Experience: Verification may be requested at any time during this recruitment and selection process. If requested, verification of experience needed to qualify must be submitted on the employer's letterhead and indicate the name of the applicant, job title, dates of employment, hours/week, and duties performed and must be signed by the supervisor and/or appropriate company representative.

 Verification of experience may be waived if impossible to obtain. The applicant must submit a signed statement with the application explaining why verification cannot be obtained. Waiver requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Failure to submit the required verification or request for a waiver at the time of verification is requested may result in the rejection of the application.  

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://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process 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.

Issued:  April 13, 2017
Micki  Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: PEX-9704-076321
CCD / ER / (415) 241-2252


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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