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9772 - Community Development Specialist

Recruitment: RTF0148242-01105935

Published: June 07, 2024

Contact:

Karen Henderson - karen.henderson@sfgov.org

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Department: Mayor
Job class: 9772-Community Development Specialist
Salary range: $94,198.00 - $114,556.00
Role type: Permanent Civil Service What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time
Exam type: Contact us for more information
Rule: Contact us for more information
List type: Contact us for more information
 

About:

Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development

  • 1 S Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
  • Full-time
  • Exam Type: Position Based Test (PBT)
  • Eligible List Type: Combined Promotive and Entrance
  • Certification Rule: Rule of 3
  • Fill Type: Permanent Civil Service
  • Work Hours: Regular
  • Job Code and Title: 9772 - Community Development Specialist

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The Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development mission is to address social, economic, and racial inequities through the creation of affordable housing opportunities and the funding of essential services that are foundational for strong communities.  We are industry leaders in the implementation of policies for the creation, rehabilitation and preservation of affordable housing.  Through our programs and grant-making, we strengthen the social, physical and economic infrastructure of San Francisco’s low-income neighborhoods and communities in need. In our hiring practices, we strive to build teams that reflect the diversity of our City and the populations we serve, and we urge qualified candidates of all races, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity to apply.

Homeownership and Below Market Rate Program Specialist - The Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development administers a variety of down payment assistance loan and Below Market Rate homeownership programs to help low to moderate-income households purchase their first home in San Francisco. The Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development is looking for an experienced mortgage industry professional to join its team.

Role description

The Community Development Specialist assists with the daily administration of the Below Market Rate homeownership program and various types of down payment assistance loans and other programs to support homeownership for low to moderate income families. The position is responsible for processing program transactions including but not limited to application intake, processing, data validation, and underwriting to determine compliance and eligibility with program requirements and guidelines as well as the preparation of the necessary documents for transaction closings. Other duties include providing technical assistance to housing counseling agencies, lenders, realtors and other community partners by explaining decisions and responding to program inquiries from various groups, organizations and individuals. The Community Development Specialist also performs related duties as required. 

How to qualify

1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university AND two (2) years of administrative/professional experience in community development, housing and/or housing development, workforce development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, criminal justice or elections related work; OR

2. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the following fields: public or business administration, urban planning, government, social work, education, finance or criminal justice AND one (1) year of administrative/professional experience in community development, housing and/or housing development, workforce development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, criminal justice or elections related work; OR

3. Possession of a Master's degree from an accredited college or university in public policy, planning, social work, public administration, finance, education, criminal justice, or business administration; OR

4.Possession of a Ph.D. or Juris Doctor degree from an accredited college or university.

SUBSTITUTION:

Verifiable administrative/professional experience involving community development, housing and/or housing development, workforce development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, criminal justice and/or elections related work may substitute for the educational requirement in Minimum Qualification #1 on a year-for-year basis.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Two years’ experience in mortgage underwriting and/or loan processing.
  • Knowledge of first-time homebuyer and homeowner program administration.
  • Knowledge with standard real estate practices and financing documents including purchase contracts, appraisals, title reports, credit reports, property insurance, inspection reports, tax returns, and other financial documents.
  • Experience with government sponsored down payment assistance programs and multi layered financing.
  • Capacity to undertake and prioritize various responsibilities.
  • Ability to efficiently execute instruction, work independently and meet deadlines.  
  • Effectively interact with community organizations to help increase home buying among communities with the greatest need.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel.
  • People of Color are encouraged to apply.

What else should I know?

Specific information regarding this recruitment process are listed below:

Classification - 9772 - Community Development Specialist

Status - Permanent Civil Service Position

Application Opening: Friday, June 7, 2024

Filing Deadline - Friday, June 21, 2024 - 11:59 pm

Salary - $94,198 - $114,556

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 7 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.

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 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.

Selection Procedures - Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation (100%)

Candidates will be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire.  The Supplemental Questionnaire is designed to measure knowledge, skills, and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include but not limited to: knowledge of principles and practices of department specific programs including the goals and objectives of these programs; knowledge of activities of community agencies charged with carrying out the programs; knowledge of relevant Federal, State and Local Laws, procedures and regulations governing the department specific programs; ability to apply principles to define programs, collect data, establish facts, draw conclusions in order to make recommendations regarding the visibility or proposed project and program activities, and determine alternate or additional sources of funding for proposed project and program activities, and ability to prepare written information in a clear, concise and well-organized manner, using appropriate rules of grammar and composition when composing reports, correspondence, and other documents.   A passing score must be achieved on the Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation in order to be placed on the eligibility list according to the final score.

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

Exam Analyst Information: If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst at Karen Henderson - karen.henderson@sfgov.org - 628-652-5933

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

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

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.

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.