1362 Special Assistant III

Coordinator of Community Outreach and Civic Engagement

Recruitment #TEX-1362-059439




The San Francisco Youth Commission is a City & County Commission charged with advising the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor on all legislation and policies affecting children and youth.  The Youth Commission consists of 17 members ranging in age from 12 to 23 and representing the diverse neighborhoods and backgrounds of San Francisco’s youth.


The Coordinator of Community Outreach and Civic Engagement (hereafter, “Coordinator”) will work with the Youth Commissioners and staff to support, train and generally assist Youth Commissioners in achieving their legislative and community-bridging goals by developing collaborative relationships with all youth-related government, non-profit, private, neighborhood and religious agencies. The Coordinator will be a constant presence at youth-related community meetings in all neighborhoods in San Francisco; will be responsible for organizing public forums on pressing youth issues in which young people and adults are encouraged to participate, as well as tours of City Hall during which workshops on local government will be conducted; will plan regular meetings of the full Youth Commission to be held in locations outside of City Hall in which young members of the public will participate; and will help staff committees consisting of Youth Commissioners and young members of the public where policy recommendations will be developed and pursued. Finally, the Coordinator will be responsible for developing and tracking quantifiable metrics for the Youth Commission’s impact on San Francisco’s children and youth.

Examples of Important and Essential Duties



1.     Responsible for developing and executing, in collaboration with Youth Commissioners and staff, the Youth Commission’s annual program of community outreach and civic engagement, including:


a.     Developing and executing a plan to provide workshops (both in and out of City Hall) on the structure of local government in general and the work of the Youth Commission in particular in order to elicit substantive discussion, among both youth and adults, about the unmet needs of San Francisco’s children and youth;


b.    Assuring that this schedule of workshops both (a) reaches youth in all neighborhoods and demographic groups and (b) is developed and carried out in collaboration with each Youth Commissioner; and


c.     Establishing and tracking metrics for assessing the relative success of the Youth Commission’s community outreach and civic engagement program.


2.     Helping to create, record and post (in accordance with state and local government meeting and transparency laws) meeting agendas, minutes, & supplemental documents of Youth Commission meetings (both of the full Commission and its committees).


3.     Regularly performing important clerical duties including updating the Youth Commission website, answering phones, faxing, copying, scanning and responding to requests for information.


4.     Setting up, confirming, preparing and following up on meetings for Youth Commissioners.


5.     Work with the Youth Commissioners and the Youth Commission Director to develop and implement the Youth Commission’s legislative and policy priorities.


6.     Represent the Youth Commission in various contexts and develop collaborative relationships with government officials, service providers and community organizations.


7.     Develop and implement a strategy for recruiting, training, supervising and managing interns and volunteers.


8.     Help coordinate special events and activities.


9.     Take on other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications



1.     BA and at least 2 years of experience working hands-on with youth and working in a diverse, multicultural environment;



2.     At least 4 years of experience working hands-on with youth and working in a diverse, multicultural environment;



3.     Experience with or demonstrated interest in City government, including the legislative process, the budget process, the workings of City departments and commissions and state and local open government laws (including the Brown Act and the Sunshine Ordinance).




1.     Strong desire to work with, develop, mentor, supervise, and give independence to youth.


2.     Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


3.     Excellent basic computer skills, including word processing, using search engines, scanners and simple online software applications.


4.     Commitment to the ability, effectiveness and power of young people.


5.     Commitment to the ability, effectiveness and power of local government to respond to young people’s concerns and positively improve their lives.




Knowledge of San Francisco service providers and community organizations, particularly those serving young people.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

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Please attach a cover letter, resume, three (3) references (their contact information) and a three (3) page writing sample along with your application.

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement 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).

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.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline.  Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Christine Cayabyab, by telephone at (415) 554-7707, or by email at Chrisitne.Cayabyab@sfgov.org. If you have more specific questions regarding the position or the Youth Comission, please contact Phimy Truong by telephone at (415) 554-7112 or Phimy.Truong@sfgov.org.

Selection Procedures

Training and Experience Evaluation (Weight: Qualifying)

Candidates will be evaluated based on the information provided in their application, cover letter and resume to determine their possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the 1362 Special Assistant III position.  Failure to submit any requested information by the date requested may result in disqualification from the examination process.

Oral Examination (weight 100%)

Candidates will be rated solely on the oral examination which is designed to measure knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to those items listed in the Additional Qualificaitons and Desired Qualifacations above.

Note: Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process.

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All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, typically a 7.5% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

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