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Junior Sound Inspector - SF Entertainment Commission - ADM (1840)

Recruitment: RTF0141545-01122433

Published: November 16, 2023


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Department: City Administrator
Job class: 1840-Junior Management Assistant
Pay range: $38.7625/hr - $47.1375/hr
Role type: Temporary Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Part-time


Department: Entertainment Commission
Job Class: 1840 Junior Management Assistant
Appointment Type: Temp-Exempt
Work Hours: Part-Time (20 hours - weekends/nights)
Hourly Rate: $37.9125 - $46.1000/hr

Application Opening: November 16, 2023

Application Deadline - Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as this job announcement will close at any time, but not earlier than November 30, 2023, at 11:59 PM PST.

Entertainment Commission

The San Francisco Entertainment Commission regulates, promotes, and enhances entertainment and nightlife in the City and County of San Francisco. The seven-member commission has the authority to accept, review and gather information to conduct hearings for entertainment-related permit applications. The City is becoming more populated, and as density increases, so does sensitivity to the impacts of entertainment. The Entertainment Commission works with venues, festivals and events, and the community to mitigate those impacts through mediation, enforcement, and outreach.

We are committed to providing excellent services for permit holders, neighbors, and our community by fostering creativity, diversity, and equity for San Francisco nightlife and entertainment.

Please visit the Entertainment Commission website to learn more about us.

Role description

Under supervision, the 1840 Junior Sound Inspector works part-time, 20 hours per week (evenings and weekends) alongside one other part-time Sound Inspector and a full-time Senior Inspector who works both in the office and the field supporting the junior team members.

Essential Functions

The essential duties and responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:

  • Support the Entertainment Commission’s field operations to ensure timely response to 3-1-1 complaints and requests for service regarding permitted venues and events on nights and weekends. The role will also respond to SFPD notices of complaints, and assist at the scene if requested.
  • Investigate complaints and incidents related to potential violations; interpret, apply, and educate businesses and the general public as it relates to Entertainment permit conditions.
  • Thoroughly and accurately document all education and recommendations provided to businesses into a typed investigation report; provide educational materials including but not limited to Entertainment permit conditions, and the Entertainment Commission’s Good Neighbor Policy.
  • Communicate with all stakeholders including but not limited to other City Departments and the general public on complaints, incidents, and associated responses; acting as a liaison with other divisions to resolve issues; maintaining effective working relationships; dealing tactfully and effectively with the general public.
  • Under direct supervision, maintain administrative reporting, record keeping, and communication for enforcement division including but not limited to tracking and responding to complainants, writing and issuing notices of violation, citations, and making recommendations for permit condition changes, suspensions, and revocations; prepare written and verbal reports to the Director and Deputy Director, as well as the Entertainment Commission; and maintain effective communication with permit holders, other city agencies, and the general public regarding enforcement actions and complaint response, mitigation, and tracking.
  • Serves as an educator and mediator among other city agencies, permit holders, permit applicants, and the general public. Acts as a liaison with other agencies to resolve issues related to entertainment that require greater coordination and communication. This includes working with Police, Fire, Health, Planning, and Department of Building Inspection to resolve issues.
  • Support the development of enforcement division policies and procedures including the development and maintenance of an enforcement division training and field work manual, and research and make recommendation to the Director regarding potential amendments to Municipal Police Code in order to improve the City’s sound ordinance.
  • Perform additional projects and duties as assigned.

How to qualify

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

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/45 quarter units.

The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists in the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

  • Valid CA Driver’s License in order to be eligible to drive a City vehicle for required field work.
  • Ability to write detailed investigation reports and communicate professionally both written and verbally.
  • Experience using a smart phone and applications.
  • Experience in Microsoft Office, Outlook, and Google Drive applications.
  • Strong decision-making abilities.
  • Background or strong interest in entertainment and the arts in San Francisco; knowledge of San Francisco music venues, nightclubs, bars, restaurants, and outdoor festivals.
  • Previous experience in or understanding of sound technology.

Ability to:

  • Interact with and obtain information from hostile individuals.
  • Exercise good judgment in evaluating information and documentation. Ask pertinent questions to elicit necessary information.
  • Comply with confidentiality rules.
  • Utilize job-related databases.
  • Deal effectively with departmental staff and the public; provide excellent customer service, and act in a courteous manner.
  • Speak clearly, concisely, and effectively in order to provide clear instructions, answer questions, respond to concerns, and communicate work-related information to staff, permit holders, members of the public, and representatives of other agencies.

What else should I know?


Please make sure it is clear in your application exactly how you meet the minimum qualifications. Applicants will be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience during the recruitment and selection process. For information on how to verify experience and/or education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, please visit Verification of Experience and/or Education.

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.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final application deadline unless otherwise noted.

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


How to Apply:
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  1. Select the "Apply Now" button and follow instructions on the screen

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All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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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.