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Equity and Community Engagement (ECE) Director (0922 Manager I)

Recruitment: RTF0142153-01130946

Published: March 11, 2024


Rashida Taylor -

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Department: Public Health
Job class: 0922-Manager I
Starting salary range: $128,050.00 - $163,514.00 (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


The Department of Public Health prioritizes equitable and inclusive access to quality healthcare for its community and values the importance of diversity in its workforce. All employees at the Department of Public Health work to advance equity, inclusion, and diversity with a specific lens and focus on race, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexuality, disability, and immigration status. 

  • Application Opening – February 6, 2024

  • Application Deadline – The application filing will be open continuously at least through February 21, 2024 and may close any time thereafter.

  • Salary: Compensation for this classification is between $128,050 and $163,514 (Range A)

  • Appointment TypePermanent Civil Service

  • Recruitment ID: PBT-0922-142154

The Mission of the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) is to protect and promote the health of all San Franciscans. SFDPH strives to achieve its mission through the work of two main Divisions - the San Francisco Health Network and Population Health. The San Francisco Health Network is the City’s only complete system of care and has locations throughout the City, including Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, and over 15 primary care health centers.

The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be utilized to fill future and current vacancies in this class at other locations within the DPH for the duration of the eligible list. 

Role description

Under the general direction of the Deputy Director of Community Health, the Office of Equity and Community Engagement (ECE) Director (0922 Manager I) leads the Office of Equity and Community Engagement to develop processes to understand community needs, health disparities, and the impact of departmental programs on community members. The ECE Director performs the following essential job functions:

1. Supervises and monitors the work of three staff in the Office of Equity and Community Engagement (ECE). 

2. Builds and maintains relationships and coalitions with San Francisco stakeholders, community residents, and community organizations in priority populations and neighborhoods.

3. Serves as departmental representative in existing health coalitions across a broad spectrum of constituent groups and health-related issue areas.

4. Assesses the trends in racial and health disparities in San Francisco communities and identify key social determinants of health that impact health outcomes. Recommend strategies and methods for reducing health disparities.

5. Organizes community meetings and events.

6. Facilitates collaboration between ECE and the DPH Office of Overdose Prevention. Support ECE staff training and continued professional development on best practices in overdose prevention. 

The Office of Equity and Community Engagement Director (0922 Manager I) performs other duties as assigned and required.

How to qualify

Required Minimum Qualifications (all applicants must verify that they meet both elements below):

  1. Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university;

Education substitution: Additional experience 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 or forty-five (45) quarter units.


  1. Experience: Three (3) years of professional experience administering public health programs.

Note: One year of full-time employment is equivalent to 2,000 hours of qualifying work experience (one year if performed full-time at 40 hours per week). Any overtime hours that were worked above 40 hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine qualifying hours worked.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirements by the final application filing date unless otherwise noted.

Desired Qualifications:
The stated desirable qualifications listed below may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process after candidates are referred for selection:

  • Two (2) years of qualifying experience includes supervising professionals

Important Note: Please make sure it is absolutely clear in your application exactly how you meet the minimum qualifications. Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. Please be aware that any misrepresentation of this information may disqualify you from this recruitment or future job opportunities.

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

Supplemental Questionnaire (SQ) Exam (Weight: 100%): Supplemental Questionnaire (SQ) is designed to measure the knowledge, skills, and abilities in supervisory competencies as well as job related areas which may include but not be limited to:  engagement and relationship building with residents and community organizations; staying abreast of departmental priorities and implementing key strategies and initiatives with community members; reviewing health data and policy changes to address emergent public health concerns; developing and maintaining community feedback loops to bring community voice into departmental decision-making processes; developing systems and processes to understand community needs, health disparities, and the impact of departmental programs on community members; utilizing knowledge of the conditions within priority neighborhoods and populations to identify health disparities and make recommendations for reducing them; supporting efforts to distribute seasonal vaccines; partnering with community organizations on drug overdose prevention efforts; and, responding to public health emergencies as needed.

The SQ will be emailed to the address listed on the candidate’s online application. Candidates will be required to respond to the SQ in the time frame indicated and must submit the completed questionnaire as directed in order to have it evaluated. Responses cannot be changed once submitted. Candidates will be evaluated based on their SQ responses. Candidates must achieve a passing score on the SQ in order to continue in the selection process and will be placed on the confidential eligible list in rank order according to their final score.

 Additional selection processes may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.

What else should I know?

The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be the Rule of the List.

Eligible List/Score Report:
Once you pass the exam, you will be placed onto an eligible list and given a score and a rank. For more information, visit Careers.SF

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

To find Departments which use this classification, please see Position Counts by Department

How to apply:

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit and begin the application process. 

Our e-mail communications may come from more than one department so please make sure your email is set to accept messages from all of us at this link. 

Applicants may be contacted by email about this recruitment therefore, it is their responsibility to contact the Analyst if they update their email address. 

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.

Terms of Announcement and Appeal Rights:

This is a Position Based Test (PBT) administered in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A.

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 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. 

DPH Health Critical Requirements and Information: Please review the following policies regarding DPH employment requirements that safeguard yourself and others. 

Additional information regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco: 

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the analyst, Rashida Taylor at or (628) 271-6875

We may use text messaging to communicate with you on the phone number provided in your application. The first message will ask you to opt in to text messaging.

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.