0923 Manager II

Alignment Director

Recruitment #PEX-0923-062670

Introduction

The Department of Children, Youth & Their Families (DCYF) works with community-based organizations, city departments, SFUSD and other partners to provide a variety of children, youth and family services.  DCYF serves as one of the city’s largest funding source for children, youth and family services.  The department funds over $70 million in services such as after-school activities, Violence Prevention and Intervention (VPI), workforce development, education, health and wellness, family resource centers, early childcare and education.   DCYF serves as one of the largest grant makers in the city funding over 400 community-based programs.  Visit the department’s website at www.dcyf.org for more information.

Position Description:

This position will assist in developing and implementing goals and new strategies to improve the department’s delivery of services through grant-making, and the outcome of the Children’s Fund.   The Department’s legislation reauthorization efforts will include restructuring the two core units: the Grants Unit, and the Policy/Planning Unit.  This position will plan, organize, manage, and direct all aspects of the restructuring of the two units.   This is a permanent-exempt appointment.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

• Serve as the department’s change management leader working with internal staff, as well as, external partners to complete the Reauthorization Effort Project. 
• Assist with reauthorization efforts that include outreach, research/analysis, and legislation;
• Strengthen and formalize working relationships and collaboration with other City departments, the San Francisco Unified School District, and private foundations;
• Develop and implement grant-making program and oversee grant-making policies/procedures and grant performance outcomes;
• Align policy and planning work with program development;
• Represent the department at meetings; disseminate policy/grant alignment information to DCYF staff and other stakeholders; identify staff training requirements;  work with stakeholders to address any change-related issues; monitor grants/policy planning implementation and make adjustments, if needed.
• Manage planners; administrative analysts, program officers, and contracts staff.
• Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; AND
2. Five (5) years of experience administering grants and monitoring grants performance, AND
3. Two (2) years of experience supervising staff and being in leadership positions in government and/or non-profit sectors, AND
4.  Four (4) years of experience overseeing and/or evaluating services for children, youth and/or families.
 
Substitution:  Additional professional experience administering grants may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Desirable Qualifications:
• Graduate degree in social work, public policy, or related fields.
• Knowledge of San Francisco community-based agencies, human services, and city government.
• Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication, problem-solving, and teamwork skills.
• Experience in policy/planning, contracts management, program development, and compliance.
• Strong management skills for effective communication; team building; development of employee work plans, and evaluation of staff performance. 
• Ability to manage complex projects.
• Experience working with San Francisco's diverse communities, including community-based organizations, representatives of city and state governmental agencies, city departments and neighborhood groups.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only 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.
• Select the desired job announcement.
• Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information.
• Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”.
• Follow instructions on the screen.

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

Applicants may be contacted by e-mail about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered e-mail address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Also, applicants must ensure that e-mail 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, and first5sf.org).

Applicants will receive a confirmation e-mail that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation e-mail for their records. Failure to receive this e-mail 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.

Your application and any attachments to the application submitted at the time of filing must be complete and accurate including the details on your experience, education, training, and other information that qualifies you for this recruitment.
 
Failure to submit a complete and accurate application at the time of filing may result in your ineligibility and/or disqualification for this recruitment, or inability to receive full credit for scoring purposes.   Resumes may be attached to the application; however, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application.

Applicants are advised to keep copies of all documents submitted.  Submitted documents become a part of the recruitment process and will not be returned.  The department may require applicants to present additional material.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact Gilda Cassanego at Gilda.Cassanego@sfgov.org or (415) 557-4859.

Selection Plan

Applications will be screened for relevant qualifying experience and education.   Only those candidates who most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited to continue in the selection process. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process.  The department may implement screening mechanisms in order to determine candidates’ qualifications for this position.  
  
Verification:

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point in the application, and/or departmental selection process.  When requested, all applicants must submit verification of qualifying education and experience. Verification of qualifying education and experience, when requested, must be submitted on employer’s official letterhead, specifying name of the applicant, job title(s), duties performed, dates of service, and must be signed by the employer or the employer’s authorized representative.  City and County employees will receive credit for the duties of the class/position to which appointed.  Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee’s classification will be allowed only if recorded in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Service Commission Rule 110.9.1.  City employees relying upon qualifying work experience gained outside the City and County of San Francisco must submit written verification of such experience as described above. 

Verification of experience may be waived if impossible to obtain. The applicant must submit a signed statement explaining the reason for the request for waiver.  Waiver requests will not be automatically granted, but will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Failure to submit required verification or request for waiver when requested may result in the rejection of the application.

Information on how to verify educational requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=456
 
Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.  For additional information regarding verification, refer to http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#verification.

Conviction History

As part of the selection process an image of your fingerprints will be captured and sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) history will disqualify you as a candidate based on the specific requirements of the position to which you are applying. If selected for fingerprinting, the hiring department will contact you to schedule an appointment.

Candidates applying for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.

Candidates applying for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Disaster Service Workers

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.

Conclusion

Notes:

Make sure your application and any attachments to the application submitted at the time of filing are complete and accurate and include details on all experience, education, training and other information that qualifies you for this recruitment. Failure to submit a complete and accurate application at the time of filing may result in your ineligibility for this recruitment or inability to receive full credit for scoring purposes. Any new information concerning work experience, education, training and other information that is submitted after the filing deadline may not be used for scoring or considered to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Reasonable Accommodation Request:   Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements of a job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable accommodation at:http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#applicantswithdisabilities

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures: Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20 or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

Copies of Application Documents: Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.

Right to Work: All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.

Terms of Announcement: 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 www.jobaps.com/sf .

Class 0923 PEX
Issued: January 21, 2014

Micki Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources

Recruitment No.: PEX-0923-062670
Telephone Number (415) 557-4859 (GC)
       

Benefits

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, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

For more information about benefits, please click here.

 



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