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Community Development Asst - Access to City Employment (ACE) (9770)

Recruitment: REF3427W

Published: November 01, 2022


John Weber -
Porsche Bunton -
Leorah Dang -
Danielle Anderson -

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Department: Access to City Employment
Job class: 9770-Community Development Assistant
Salary range: $71,448.00 - $86,892.00
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 immediate supervision, performs beginning level community development work in monitoring and evaluating Community Development Programs: assists in compiling performance data and reports; analyzes and processes program data: and performs related duties as required.

Distinguishing Features: This is the entrance level in the Community Development specialist series. Employees in this class work under close supervision and may be assigned to one or more of the following areas: neighborhood facilities, housing, public service, public improvements, citizen participation and information management.

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. Assists in providing technical assistance to project personnel in developing annual work programs, budgets and program implementation. 2. Assists in reviewing and analyzing monthly reports submitted by project directors and agencies for conformance to budgetary and programmatic requirements and objectives of the various projects to ensure contract compliance; may make on-site visits to assess effectiveness of individual projects; may write and submit monthly performance monitoring reports. 3. Assists in compiling, analyzing and/or processing data on the impact of various projects in city communities, updates statistical data; compile and prepares reports. 4. Assists in providing technical assistance to project sponsors in physical design and implementation procedures; may assist in project analysis and funding recommendations based on evaluation of performance and relevant data. 5. As assigned attends project-related community and other meetings. May provide program information and support services to various groups, organizations and individuals.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Some knowledge of: the basic concepts and practices of Community Development Programs; local governmental structure; methods of research and preparation of reports as a basis for recommendations; knowledge in compiling, analyzing and processing data; abilities and skills to work with neighborhood organizations and to perform some statistical analysis.

How to qualify

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.

Experience and Training:

1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university AND one (1) year of administrative/professional experience in community development, housing and/or housing development, workforce development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, criminal justice, or elections related work; OR

2. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the following fields: public or business administration, urban planning, government, social work, education, finance or criminal justice.

Substitution: Verifiable administrative/professional experience involving community development, housing and/or housing development, workforce development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, criminal justice, and/or elections related work may substitute for the educational requirement in Minimum Qualification #1 on a year-for-year basis.

What else should I know?

Notes: AMENDED: 9/10/09

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.