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Junior Management Assistant - Access to City Employment (ACE) (1840)

Recruitment: REF3114C

Published: October 28, 2022


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Department: Access to City Employment
Job class: 1840-Junior Management Assistant
Salary range: $76,934.00 - $93,548.00
Role type: Permanent Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time


The Access to City Employment Program (ACE) seeks to hire qualified individuals with a disability into permanent entry-level jobs outside the normal civil service selection process. To be hired through the ACE Program, individuals must meet the minimum qualifications of the job and provide a Certification of Disability from the California Department of Rehabilitation or a Veterans Preference Letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Role description

Definition: Under supervision, the Junior Management Assistant, performs general administrative and/or management functions with rotating assignments. The essential functions of the job include: performing administrative and/or management functions in the areas of operations, budget, contract/grant development, and/or office management/support services; assisting in the preparation of fiscal reports; assisting in developing, managing, and implementing a competitive bid process; managing offices and coordinating clerical and technical support activities; preparing agenda items, attending department meetings, and/or making presentations; gathering, compiling and analyzing data, and preparing reports; assisting in developing and recommending changes to rules, regulations, policies, and procedures; assisting in the analyses of programs, proposals and projects. This class may supervise and evaluate clerical and technical support staff.

Distinguishing Features: The 1840 Junior Management Assistant is the entry-level class in the Management Assistant Series. The 1840 Junior Management Assistant is distinguished from the 1842 Management Assistant in that the latter performs more difficult and responsible tasks than those assigned to incumbents in this job code.

Supervision Exercised: May supervise clerical and technical staff.

Examples of Important and Essential Duties: 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. Performs administrative and/or management functions in the areas of operations, budget, contract/grant development and/or office management/support services by planning, coordinating, supervising and/or evaluating the activities of assigned staff in order to accomplish departmental goals. 2. Assists in the preparation of fiscal reports by monitoring expenditures and maintaining budget within the organizational goals and projections; reconciling accounts, performing financial analysis, gathering information, and preparing reports in order to ensure compliance with City and departmental policies, rules and regulations. 3. Assists in developing, managing and implementing a competitive bid process by identifying needs, establishing contractual relationships, preparing requests for proposals, consulting with compliance officers in monitoring contracts and/or agreements, reviewing and amending contract documents prepared by contractors/vendors to verify specifications meet departmental requirements. 4. Manages office and coordinates clerical & technical support activities by assigning and evaluating a variety of clerical/administrative functions, such as, data processing, inventory control, distributing or reproducing reports, performing personnel, purchasing & billing functions, invoices, statements, coordinating building security and maintenance, and facilities management. 5. Prepares agenda items, attends department meetings, and/or makes presentations at various types of business meetings, including commission(s) meetings, inter-agency meetings or contract negotiations meetings on behalf of the department. May assist in scheduling of some of those meetings. 6. May supervise and evaluate clerical and technical support staff by delegating and reviewing work assignments, counseling and assisting on performance evaluations, and coordinating duties to ensure that procedures, policies and regulations are followed. 7. Gathers, compiles, analyze data and prepares reports using database programs, spreadsheets, various word processing applications, and statistical techniques to conduct surveys, needs assessments, evaluation reports, compile and analyze statistical data, conduct web pages research, and prepare reports for program evaluation. 8. Assists in the development and recommends changes to rules, regulations, policies and procedures by proposing and reviewing provisions and evaluating the effect of proposed regulations, laws, etc., on specific or general personnel, budgeting and other management or administrative functions. 9. Assists in the analyses of programs, proposals & projects by researching and reviewing related information either manually and/or electronically, reviewing documentation, interviewing experts, reading abstracts, prioritizes tasks and guidelines in order to accurately relay information to department supervisors. 10. Performs related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: Technical methodology, principles, techniques, procedures, and regulations utilized in the management and administration of budget, contract, leases, agreements and grants. Ability to: apply techniques, methods, procedures, principles, and regulations; use system applications in a network environment; gather and analyze information; communicate verbally and in writing; and understand and apply human relations principles.

How to qualify

Minimum Qualifications: 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.

Experience and Training: Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public or business administration, accounting, finance, economics, social sciences, education, or related field, or other areas closely related to specific department program or function. 

Substitution: May substitute up to two (2) years of the required education with additional qualifying experience in program/office/operations management, budget development and/or administration, or contract/grant administration. One year (2000 hours) of additional qualifying experience will be considered equivalent to 30 semester units or 45 quarter units. 

What else should I know?

Notes: AMENDED: 8/25/09

Conviction History: As a selected candidate 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 selected candidate. 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 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 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 a selected candidate, 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.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible.

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.