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Supervising Physician Specialist – All Specialties CCT 2233

Recruitment: REF8353N

Published: April 02, 2024


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Department: Public Health
Job class: 2233-Supervising Physician Specialist
Salary range: $253,656.00 - $357,058.00
Role type: Permanent Civil Service What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time
Exam type: Continuous
Rule: Rule of the List What does this mean?
List type: Combined Promotive and Entrance


4/2/2024 - Minor revision. No need to reapply.

The San Francisco Department of Public Health continuously accepts applications for all Supervising Physician Specialist positions.

Positions may be available in a variety of settings including Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, Laguna Honda Hospital, and community-centered outpatient clinics within the Health Network. Positions may also be in the Population Health Division’s public health leadership, with a focus on programs to ensure the health and wellbeing of all San Franciscans.

Role description

Common Duties Include

  • Directs and has overall responsibility for the functioning of a clinic, center, program, or other patient care site, including the assignment and supervision of physician specialists, other health professionals, and other staff members.
  • Plans and directs medical staff development and in-service training activities at the facility, division, or program; conducts staff meetings and conferences.
  • Conducts meetings with agency heads and representatives; consults with other agencies on problems and programs; evaluates community needs for specialized services and plans accordingly.
  • Provides medical treatment to patient population of focus; provides treatment and guidance of treatment of particularly difficult and complicated cases and evaluates facility, division, or program operations and efficiency.
  • Develops and manages a budget for a clinic or program.

Division Duties Include

  • Population Health Division
    • Directs and has overall responsibility for citywide public health functions in the Population Health Division, including the work of specialized branches and sections
    • Develops and supports leaders within their direct reporting structure to strengthen a diverse workforce and achieve citywide public health goals
    • Develops relationships to facilitate alignment and effective communication with internal and external stakeholders
    • Represents the work of PHD to internal and external partners and stakeholders.
    • Develops and manages budgets for their areas of work in partnership with PHD leadership
  • Primary Care
    • Overseeing clinic operations in a variety of community-based clinics

How to qualify

⚠️Required Before Applying⚠️

  1. Possession of a valid license to practice medicine issued by the Medical Board of California or the Osteopathic Medical Board of California*
  2. Possession of valid Board Certification in the appropriate medical specialty area for the assigned facility or division
  3. Three (3) years of post-residency experience as a practicing physician in the respective medical specialty area.
    One (1) year of full-time employment is equivalent to 2,000 hours (2,000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a forty (40) hour work week).

*Applicants possessing a valid license to practice medicine issued from another state within the United States of America may apply, but if selected, the candidate will NOT be appointed/hired until they obtain a valid license to practice medicine issued by the Medical Board of California or the Osteopathic Medical Board of California.

For some positions, possession of valid Drug Enforcement Agency registration with the United States Department of Justice is a special condition that is required in addition to the standard minimum qualifications associated with this job classification.

Conditions of Employment
All qualified candidates who have been selected for appointment to positions in all specialty areas must be an eligible billable provider and must meet the following criteria within two (2) weeks prior to the start work date to avoid delay of the appointment to the position and/or cancellation of an employment offer:

  • All qualified candidates who have been selected for appointment to positions in all specialty areas must be an eligible billable provider and will be required to meet all of the following criteria:
  • Be eligible to participate in Medicare, Medicaid, and/or other federal healthcare programs
  • Possess a National Provider Identifier (NPI)
  • Submit a completed credentialing application and/or required documentation for credentialing
  • Possess a valid third-party billable provider certification (such as Medicare, Medi-Cal, and/or private insurance) OR have submitted a completed billable provider application, along with the required documentation, in order to obtain the appropriate billable provider status

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.

What else should I know?


Training and Experience Examination (Weight 100%)
The Required Examination linked in this job ad is designed to measure knowledge, skills, and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include, but are not limited to experience:

  • Working with vulnerable patient populations
  • Supervising clinical and administrative professionals
  • Improving clinical quality
  • Engaging patients and improving their experience
  • Engaging staff and improving their experience
  • Participating in quality assurance activities

Once submitted, applicant responses on the Required Examination cannot be changed. Qualified applicants must achieve a passing score in order to be ranked on the eligible list/score report. Successful applicants will be placed on the eligible list/score report, in rank order, according to their final score.

The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be the Rule of the List. Additional selection processes may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.

Eligible List/Score Report
Once you pass the exam, you will be placed on an eligible list and given a score and a rank. For more information, visit Candidate names will remain on the list for a maximum period of 12 months. Unselected candidates  may reapply after their eligibility expires.

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
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. [Note: The correction of clerical errors in an announcement may be posted on the Department of Human Resources website at The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 110.4. Such appeals must be submitted in writing to the Department of Human Resources, 1 S Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-5413 by close of business on the 5th business day following the issuance date of this examination announcement. Information concerning other Civil Service Commission Rules involving announcements, applications and examination policies, including applicant appeal rights, can be found on the Civil Service Commission website at

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 exam analyst, 628-271-6704.

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.