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Speech Pathologist (2542) - Part-time PCS - San Francisco Department of Public Health

Recruitment: RTF0146270-01156066

Published: June 14, 2024

Accepting applications until: June 23, 2024


David Chalk -

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Department: Public Health
Job class: 2542-Speech Pathologist
Pay range: $58.275/hr - $78.075/hr
Role type: Permanent Civil Service What does this mean?
Hours: Part-time
Exam type: Position Based Test
Rule: Rule of 10 What does this mean?
List type: 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 – May 10, 2024 [Amended 6/3/24 - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate Requirement/Provision added]

  • Application Deadline – June 23, 2024 at 11:59 PM PST

  • Salary$58.275 - $78.075 hourly

  • Appointment Type: Permanent Civil Service

  • Shift: 0.6 FTE, 48hrs biweekly, 8:00 - 4:30 shift, weekend and holiday rotations

  • Recruitment ID: PBT-2542-146271 [RTF0146270-01156066]

NOTE FOR PAST APPLICANTS: This is a new recruitment. Even if you have previously applied for positions at SFDPH, you still need to submit a new application.

START with this  ⚠️ REQUIRED EXAM ✅ at:

Then, submit this online application.

The current vacancy is at Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center

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

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 multiple divisions - the San Francisco Health Network, Population Health, Behavioral Health Services, and Administration. 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 Population Health Division (PHD) provides core public health services for the City and County of San Francisco: health protection, health promotion, disease and injury prevention, and disaster preparedness and response. Behavioral Health Services operates in conjunction with SFHN and provides a range of mental health and substance use treatment services.

Role description

Essential duties include:

  • Diagnoses and manages dysphagia, speech-language, cognitive-communicative disorders, traumatic brain injuries and voice disorders
  • Administers and interprets instrumental assessment of dysphagia, including Modified Barium Swallow Studies, natural-dye tests, and Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing
  • Conducts therapy with individual patients and evaluates their progress.
  • Coordinates and confers with physicians, nurses, social workers, and other professionals
  • Generates clinical reports and records including evaluations, treatment, progress, and outcomes
  • Timely completion of required billing and related documentation
  • Prepares and obtains therapy materials and supplies consistent with plan of care
  • Supervised speech/language pathology student interns and participates in program development
  • Performs related duties as required

How to qualify


  • Requires possession of a Speech Pathologist license issued by the California Department of Consumer Affairs, Speech Language Pathology and Audiology Board.

***Please upload a copy of your Speech Pathologist license and/or provide your license number.  Your license must show as valid at

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

SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Some positions may require additional special conditions including: 

  • Possession of an ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence issued by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

***Please upload a copy of your ASHA Certificate and/or provide your ASHA account number. Certificate should show as valid at

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate Requirement/Provision:Possession of a valid Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate issued by the American Heart Association is required as a provision to employment for all positions. Eligibles who do not possess such a certification may participate in this examination process and be appointed to a position(s), but will be required to obtain the certificate within two (2) weeks of hire date and maintain validity throughout length of employment. A photocopy of the valid Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate must be provided to the appropriate supervisor of the appointment within the allotted time frame. Failure to demonstrate/show proof of possession of valid certification within two (2) weeks of hire date and throughout length of employment may result in dismissal and/or termination of employment.

Selection Procedures:
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 an 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. Please provide proof of your licenses and certifications by uploading them to your application.

Training and Experience Evaluation (Weight: 100%): Candidates that meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in a Training and Experience Evaluation that is designed to measure the knowledge, skills, and abilities in job-related areas that have been identified as critical for satisfactory performance in this position.  

You can complete the combined MQSQ and Training and Experience Evaluation now at:

The link to the training and experience evaluation will also be emailed to the address listed on the candidate’s online application. Candidates will be required to respond to the training and experience evaluation in the time frame indicated and must submit the completed questionnaire as directed to have it evaluated. Responses cannot be changed once submitted. Candidates will be evaluated based on their responses.

Candidates must achieve a passing score on the training and experience evaluation to continue in the selection process and will be placed on the confidential eligible list in rank order according to their final score.

What else should I know?

The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be the Rule of 10 Scores.

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

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

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 David Chalk at or 628-271-6702. 

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.