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Commission Policy and Administrative Coordinator - Department of Early Childhood (1823)

Recruitment: RTF0128644-01133896

Published: February 17, 2023

Accepting applications until: March 06, 2023


Nathaniel Cleveland Jr -

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Department: Department of Early Childhood
Job class: 1823-Senior Administrative Analyst
Salary range: $115,934.00 - $140,894.00
Role type: Permanent Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time


Application Opening: February 14, 2023

Application Deadline: March 6, 2023

Compensation Range: $110,630 - $134,446 Annually (Compensation database)

Recruitment ID: PEX-1823-128645

The Department of Early Childhood (DEC) is a City and County of San Francisco Department dedicated to our young children's safe and healthy development.

As the City’s largest funder of early childhood, DEC is committed to creating a system that ensures every child can thrive and learn. We provide public investment, expertise, and leadership to put resources into the hands of those who care for our City’s youngest children.

DEC is the result of a merger of two existing city departments, First 5 and the Office of Early Care and Education (OECE). Both First 5 and OECE have long histories of supporting young children and families in San Francisco through innovations in early care and education, family support services, and programs to support children’s healthy development. They merged to expand their capacity and funding and to better integrate the City’s early childhood services.

Racial Equity Commitment 

The Department of Early Childhood condemns all forms of racism, sexism, homo/biphobia, transphobia, ableism, xenophobia, and other forms of discrimination; and affirms that all people – explicitly including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color – have a right to be in our City and have a right to safe and affordable housing, neighborhoods free from pollution and violence, opportunities for educational advancement and wealth creation, healthy births, early childhoods with abundant opportunities to thrive free from the toxic effects of racism, and access to essential services such as parks, transportation, health care, and child care. The Department of Early Childhood is committed to the principles of racial equity and continues to implement new strategies to ensure that every child can learn and thrive. 

Role description

The Commission Policy and Administrative Coordinator is responsible for managing policy, planning, and administrative affairs of the Children and Families First Commission (Commission) and the Early Childhood Community Oversight and Advisory Committee (EC COAC). This position will establish and support an environment that promotes accountability, transparency, high standards, and innovation among DEC’s policy bodies.  

The essential functions of this job fall into three categories: 

  1. Policy Research, Development, & Planning
  2. Community and Stakeholder Engagement
  3. Administrative Coordination and Compliance

The Commission Policy and Administrative Coordinator reports directly to the Executive Director of the Department of Early Childhood and will work closely with DEC’s Evaluation, Policy, and Communications Division.   

Examples of Important and Key Functions of this Position Include: 

Policy Research, Development & Planning

  • Work closely with DEC’s Executive Director to establish and implement inter- and intra-body collaboration processes.
  • Work with oversight body chairs to develop legislative calendar and meeting agendas aligned to requirements set by the state and/or local ordinances. 
  • Identify and implement opportunities to support members’ knowledge development around DEC-funded programs and services and issues affecting early childhood policies and programs.  
  • Work with DEC’s HR Manager to implement Department Racial Equity Action Plan items related to Boards & Commissions.

Community and Stakeholder Engagement

  • Participate in community-based and governmental oversight, advisory, and advocacy groups related to early childhood and track key decisions including but not limited to San Francisco Child Care Planning and Advisory Council (CPAC), Our Children Our Families Council, Department of Children Youth, and their Families oversight bodies, and Board of Supervisors meetings

  • Work with Child Care Planning and Advisory Council representative on the Commission and EC COAC to develop and implement effective collaborative planning processes.

  • Collaborate with DEC’s Policy and Communications team to develop processes for expanding parent engagement and participation in oversight structures and meetings.

Administrative Coordination and Compliance

  • Serve as administrative coordinator to the Commission and EC COAC and prepares meeting agendas and records; transcribes and processes meeting minutes. 
  • Supervise the distribution of agendas, notices, minutes, resolutions, and ordinances; arranges for hearings; maintains records of meetings and hearings; and certify all official Commission and EC COAC documents and resolutions. 
  • Document and maintain policies and regulations governing DEC, including but not limited to meeting minutes, notice documents, and required reports. 
  • Respond to requests for information from the public, governmental officials, and other interested parties concerning Commission and EC COAC affairs.  
  • Ensure Commission and EC COAC operate per the City Charter, Administrative Code, Brown Act, and City policies, such as Statement of Economic Interests (Form 700) and Statement of Incompatible Activities, as applicable. 
  • Serve as the main contact and administrative support for the Commission and the EC COAC, and liaise with the Commission and EC COAC members to facilitate the flow of information.  
  • Collaborate with the DEC leadership team and commission and committee members to recruit, process, orient, train and maintain new members. 
  • Other duties as assigned 

How to qualify

1. Possession of a graduate degree (Master's degree or higher) from an accredited college or university and three (3) years of full-time equivalent experience performing professional level analytical work as described in Note A: OR 

2. Possession of a graduate degree (Master's degree or higher) from an accredited college or university with major college coursework as described in Note B and two (2) years full-time equivalent experience performing professional level analytical work as described in Note A; OR 

3. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and four (4) years full-time equivalent experience performing professional level analytical work as described in Note A; OR 

4. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with major college coursework as described in Note B and three (3) years full-time equivalent performing professional level analytical work as described in Note A 

SUBSTITUTION: Applicants may substitute up to 2 years of the required education with additional qualifying experience in budget analysis, financial analysis and reporting, legislative/policy analysis, or contract/grant administration. One year (2000 hours) of additional qualifying experience will be considered equivalent to 30 semester units/45 quarter units. 

Notes on Qualifying Experience and Education: 

A. Qualifying professional-level analytical experience must be in one or more of the following functional areas: complex budget analysis, development and administration; complex financial/fiscal analysis and reporting; development of complex contracting systems and administration of competitive bid processes and complex contractual agreements; development and evaluation of complex management/administrative policy; complex grant administration and monitoring; complex program evaluation and planning; complex legislative analysis; complex economic analysis; or other functional areas related to the duties of positions in Class 1823, where the primary focus of the job is complex professional-level analysis for evaluation, recommendation, development and implementation of major programs and functions of department/organization. Analytical experience equivalent to the duties of Class 1822 is considered qualifying. 

B. Coursework applicable to a baccalaureate or higher degree in specialized subject matter areas such as public or business administration, management, business law, contract law, public policy, urban studies, economics, statistical analysis, finance, accounting, or other fields of study closely related to the essential functions of positions in Class 1823. 

Desirable Qualifications (The stated desirable qualifications may be considered at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.)   

  • Meticulous organizational skills, strong judgment in the face of ambiguity, and effective time management 
  • Creative and resourceful thinker who is an excellent problem solver oriented 
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively with team members and groups across divisions 
  • Experience and understanding in working collaboratively in a diverse and dynamic public sector environment including community engagement. 
  • Experience working with publicly appointed commissions, committees, or boards. 

Verification: Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at How to Verify Education Requirements

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. 

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. 

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application. 

Applications completed improperly may be case for ineligibility or disqualification. 

After application submission, candidates deemed qualified must complete all subsequent steps to advance in the selection process.

What else should I know?

Additional Information Regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco: 

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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.

Exam Analyst Information: If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst Nathaniel Cleveland at

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.