9774 - Senior Community Development Specialist I

Workforce Development - Business Services

Recruitment #PEX-9774-059980


Under general supervision, provides research, planning, and program development for the Business Services Unit of the Workforce Division of the Office of Economic and Workforce Development; may participate in significant program planning, development, project implementation and evaluation; reviews project plans, programs, activities and goals to assure compliance with Federal, 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 and performs related duties as required.


Additional functions include:

1.    As assigned, develops and coordinates the preparation of annual work programs and operating budgets of nonprofit corporations and city agencies receiving workforce development funds.

2.    Makes on-site visits to monitor projects for contract compliance: establishes and coordinates operational methods and procedures: recommends project or program modifications and adjustments to assure contract adherence and responsiveness of programs to community needs: collects and evaluates performance data and prepares written evaluation reports

3.    As required, provides technical assistance, information and advice to representatives of various organizations and agencies receiving or wishing to apply for workforce development funding of projects.

4.    Works with other concerned public agencies to coordinate and streamline various phases of project or program implementation; assists in evaluating and recommending effective program design and operating procedures.

5.    Assist with First Source local hire program implementation and monitoring, including coordination with City departments, outreach to identified employers, and connecting employers with workforce resources.

6.    Assist with Rapid Response layoff aversion program implementation and monitoring, including coordination with State Employment Development Department, outreach to affected employers, and coordinating workforce resources for displaced workers.

7.     Providing support for workforce stakeholder meetings, including the development and presentation of reports and other documentation, conducting workforce program research and analysis of quantitative and qualitative information on workforce programs, services, and policies.

8.    May review proposals for workforce development funding and/or special project funding in one or more program areas; may monitor projects receiving workforce development funds.

9.    As required by Federal regulations, collects data and prepares a wide variety of reports, memoranda and correspondence related to activities of the Office of Economic and Workforce Development.


1.    Established track record of working successfully with community based organizations, local officials, business representative and other stakeholders.

2.    Knowledge of and experience with Workforce Investment Act and other workforce development funding and programs.

3.    Knowledge of workforce and economic development principles and practice.


Minimum Qualifications

  1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university AND three (3) years of experience in administrative/profession experience in community development, housing and/or housing development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, or criminal justice; OR
  2. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public or business administration, urban planning, government, social work, education, finance, criminal justice, or related field AND two (2) years of administrative/professional experience in community development, housing and/or housing 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 experience in community development, housing and/or housing development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, or criminal justice; OR
  4. Possession of a Ph.D. or Juris Doctor degree from an accredited college or university AND one (1) year of experience in community development, housing and/or housing development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, or criminal justice.



Verifiable administrative/professional experience involving workforce development, community development, education, finance, social work, and/or youth work 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 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.

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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).

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, Karen Henderson by telephone at 415-701-5557, or by email at karen.henderson@sfgov.org 

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point in the application, examination and/or departmental selection process. 

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.

Selection Procedures

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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.


Exam Type:  Permanent Exempt   Issued:  February 11, 2013  Micki  Callahan, Human Resources Director Department of Human Resources Recruitment ID Number: PEX-9774-059980 - Office of Economic and Workforce Development - KH/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, typically a 7.5% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

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