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Criminal Justice Specialist II

Job classification

TitleCriminal Justice Specialist II
Overtime eligibility Exempt (Z)
Labor agreement SEIU, Local 1021, Misc

Current compensation plan

Effective: Jul 01, 2022

See Historic and future compensation information for this class

Step: Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5
Rate /hr: $50.0625 $52.5500 $55.1875 $57.9500 $60.8250
Rate /biweekly: $4,005.00 $4,204.00 $4,415.00 $4,636.00 $4,866.00
Rate /year: $104,130 $109,304 $114,790 $120,536 $126,516

Job description



JOB CODE: 8452


Under direction, carries out a variety of complex research activities, analytical studies of socioeconomic factors, and administration of programs related to the criminal justice system or other criminal or juvenile justice entities or programs; coordinates and may supervise the work of subordinates engaged in such activities; provides consultation to outside groups and agencies on matters affecting criminal or juvenile justice programs; performs related duties as required.


Positions in the class of Criminal Justice Specialist II carry responsibility for the performance of complex and important research activities. Incumbents work with considerable independence and may act in a responsible capacity as consultants to outside groups or agencies regarding criminal justice activities.


May supervise subordinate paraprofessional or clerical staff.


According to Civil Service Commission Rule 109, the duties specified below are representative of the range of duties assigned to this job code/class and are not intended to be an inclusive list.

1. Compiles and prepares technical, physical, economic and social statistical data in the form of reports and graphs delineating demographic data relating to crime designed to implement the goals of the city-wide criminal or juvenile justice system plan; writing and editing reports and recommendations for criminal or juvenile justice programs and entities.

2. Conducts assessments, collecting data and writing reports in the field of criminal or juvenile justice system.

3. Prepares reports to illustrate specific problems affecting the criminal or juvenile justice system; prepares and maintains records and other project related reports and correspondence; prepares reports for submission to the Courts on behalf of individuals involved in the criminal or juvenile justice system.

4. Provides training and educational opportunities for private and public service agencies and community based organizations; participates in outreach efforts; builds and maintains working relationships with private and public service agencies and community based organizations.

5. Serves as a resource person various task forces, sub-committees, and agencies within the criminal or juvenile justice system or community based organizations on drugs, diversion, delinquency, adult or juvenile treatment and rehabilitation, and the police; attends public meetings.

6. Provides services and information to clients, such as providing referrals to community based programs, drafting expungement motions on behalf of clients, and preparing follow-up paperwork or correspondence.

7. Coordinates and may supervise the work of subordinates engaged in program activities.


Knowledge of: modern research methods used in sociologic, demographic and criminalistic studies and of the San Francisco metropolitan area, its population and social problems specific to the area and the aims and purposes of the Criminal Council and criminal or juvenile justice systems; community resources and the needs and services available to multi-ethnic groups and disadvantaged juveniles and adults; principles, techniques and trends in alternative sentencing programs; community based organizations and the range of services provided.

Ability to: Establish and maintain effective working relationships with community based organizations, public and private agencies; communicate in court, at public hearings and with individuals of divergent ethnic, social and cultural backgrounds; prepare reports, memoranda, and spreadsheets.


These minimum qualifications establish the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license(s) which are required for employment in the classification. Please note, additional qualifications (i.e., special conditions) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.


Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in a social or behavioral science, preferably sociology or criminology.


Two (2) years of experience in a position which involved the conduct of analytical research and studies in the field of social or behavioral science in a public defender´┐Żs office, community based organization or a non-profit agency. This experience must include major responsibility for functions such as program administration, case management, data collection and analysis, and report writing.

License and Certification:


Additional qualifying, verifiable work experience in a position as listed above may be substituted for up to two years of the required education on a year-for-year basis. One year (2000 hours) of additional qualifying experience will be considered equivalent to 30 semester/45 quarter units.




AMENDED DATE: 7/06/2015

REASON FOR AMENDMENT To accurately reflect the current tasks, knowledge, skills and abilities defined in the most recent job analysis conducted for this job code.


Standard information

Disaster service work

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.

Historic and future compensation

Effective (Sched) Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5
Jul 01, 2022 (W) $50.0625 $52.5500 $55.1875 $57.9500 $60.8250
Jan 08, 2022 (V) $47.5625 $49.9250 $52.4375 $55.0625 $57.7875
Jul 01, 2021 (U) $47.3250 $49.6750 $52.1750 $54.7875 $57.5000
Dec 26, 2020 (T) $45.7125 $47.9875 $50.4000 $52.9250 $55.5500
Jul 01, 2020 (S) $44.3750 $46.5875 $48.9375 $51.3875 $53.9375

Historic compensation data is provided in hourly pay.

Sources: San Francisco Open Data Portal: Classification descriptions table, Compensation plan table