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Section Manager – Welfare to Work Services - San Francisco Human Services Agency (0923) (126141)

Recruitment: RTF0128579-01095167

Published: November 23, 2022

Contact:

Ivy Yeung - ivy.yeung@sfgov.org

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Department: Human Services Agency
Job class: 0923-Manager II
Starting salary range: $131,248.00 - $167,492.00 (Range A)
Role type: Permanent Civil Service What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time
Exam type: Position Based Test
Rule: Rule of the List What does this mean?
List type: Combined Promotive and Entrance
 

About:

This is a Position-Based Test conducted in accordance with CSC Rule 111A.

  • Application Opening – November 23, 2022
  • Application Deadline – December 8, 2022
  • Compensation: $131,248.00-$167,492.00 Yearly
  • List ID: PBT-0923-126141; RTF0128579-01095167

**This recruitment is to fill two (2) Manager vacancies in two different units. 

At the San Francisco Human Services Agency, we believe in a San Francisco where everyone has the opportunity and support to achieve their full potential.  We are comprised of the Department of Benefits and Family Support, and the Department of Disability and Aging Services, and are united by our commitment to deliver essential services that support and protect people, families, and communities.

From financial, nutritional and employment support to child and adult protective services, health care coverage, affordable childcare, and in-home services for older adults and persons with disabilities, our team lends support for all in need.

Our Commitment to Racial Equity

As we work towards our vision of an inclusive San Francisco, we embrace our responsibility to root out systemic racism by creating services and a workforce which reflect the lived experiences and strengths of the people we serve. We are committed to fostering a work environment where our differences are celebrated and everyone has what they need to thrive--no matter their race, age, ability, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or country of origin. Click here to learn more about what this commitment looks like in action.

Role description

Under direction of the Welfare to Work Services Division Director or under a designated Manager, incumbents in this class provide mid-level management functions in the Welfare to Work Services Division, with responsibility for a section, program or defined functional area. Incumbents in these positions make decisions which impact the daily operations and implementation of established procedures and policies of the related units/sections and solve problems requiring analyses of issues that may result in deviations from routine processes, new technology and/or additional resources. These Managers typically contact and/or establish working relationships with others at similar levels within the organization and may coordinate budget preparation, monitoring of expenditures and financial reporting for the assigned section.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS

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

1.       Manages programs, operational activities, or projects of assigned section or program area; supervises, trains and evaluates the activities of personnel that may include unit supervisors; works with other managers and staff to evaluate and implement goals, responsibilities, policies and procedures of the Welfare to Work Services Division.

2.       Monitors the work of and coaches subordinates to improve performance.

3.       Evaluates procedures, identifies and analyzes problems and issues, and may implement and document new procedures of the assigned section.

4.       Participates in budget development by providing detailed justification and persuasive arguments for proposals or initiatives.

5.       Coordinates budget preparation, monitors expenditures and financial reporting for assigned section; prepares reports, memoranda, and correspondence and maintains statistical records. Implements and closely monitors budget expenditures; provides executive management with an early warning and practical options to potential cost overruns.

6.       Directs the allocation of resources to achieve timely outcomes and measurable goals within budget; adjusts plans and programs to meet emerging or new programs, while continuing to address major departmental priorities.

7.       Assists in developing and implementing operational policies to ensure the efficient operation of the section or program within the Welfare to Work Services Division.

How to qualify

1.       Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;

AND

2.       Four (4) years of progressively responsible professional experience in a public or nonprofit setting in social case management in the area of Economic Self-Sufficiency or related programs.

 

Substitution of Education: Additional experience as described above may be substituted for the required degree on a year-for-year basis (up to a maximum of two (2) years. One (1) year is equivalent to thirty (30) semester units/forty-five (45) quarter units. 

 

VERIFICATION OF EXPERIENCE AND/OR EDUCATION:

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at https://sfdhr.org/how-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 cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

 

Selection Procedures:

Supplemental Questionnaire Examination (Weight: 100%):

Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualifications will have their Supplemental Questionnaire Examination scored; this exam is designed to measure knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to: knowledge of public assistance and workforce development programs ; experience in monitoring performance and outcomes, developing policies and procedures to implement social service programs; project management knowledge and ability; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; knowledge of program development and service delivery; ability to identify, analyze and report upon activities, issues, and problems and recommend appropriate solutions; knowledge of laws and regulations pertaining to target population.

Candidate scores on this examination may also be applied to other announcements involving other job titles, when directed by the Human Resources Director.

A passing score must be achieved on the Supplemental Questionnaire Examination in order to continue in the selection process.

The above test components are considered standardized and, therefore, test questions and answers are not available for public inspection or review.

 

After application submission, candidates deemed qualified must complete all subsequent steps to advance in this selection process, which includes the following:

Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (MQSQ): Candidates will be required to complete a MQSQ as part of the employment application. This MQSQ is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications (MQ) for this position. The MQSQ will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.

What else should I know?

Eligible List/Score Report: A confidential eligible list of applicant names that have passed the civil service examination process will be created, and used for certification purposes only. An examination score report will be established, so applicants can view the ranks, final scores and number of eligible candidates. Applicant information, including names of applicants on the eligible list, shall not be made public unless required by law. However, an eligible list shall be made available for public inspection, upon request, once the eligible list is exhausted or expired and referrals resolved. The eligible list/score report resulting from this civil service examination process is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission.

The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be of six (6) months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

To find Departments which use this classification, please see https://sfdhr.org/sites/default/files/documents/Forms-Documents/Position-Counts-by-Job-Codes-and-Department-FY-2021-22.pdf

Terms of Announcement and Appeal Rights:

Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations. Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at https://careers.smartrecruiters.com/CityAndCountyOfSanFrancisco1/.

The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 111A.35.1. The standard for the review of such appeals is ‘abuse of discretion’ or ‘no rational basis’ for establishing the position description, the minimum qualifications and/or the certification rule. Appeals must include a written statement of the item(s) being contested and the specific reason(s) why the cited item(s) constitute(s) abuse of discretion by the Human Resources Director. Appeals must be submitted directly to the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission within five business days of the announcement issuance date.

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

 

How to Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit https://careers.smartrecruiters.com/CityAndCountyOfSanFrancisco1/ and begin the application process.

• Select the “I’m Interested” button and follow instructions on the screen 

Applicants may be contacted by email about this recruitment 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, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org, @famsf.org, @ccsf.edu, @smartalerts.info, and @smartrecruiters.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.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Ivy Yeung, by telephone at (415) 557-6205 or by email at ivy.yeung@sfgov.org. 

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.