Posted by cwilliams • June 30th, 2012


Learn how to bring the powerful practices of Compassionate Listening into your daily life.

5 Core Practices:

  • Listen with the heart
  • Speak from the heart
  • Suspend judgment
  • Maintain balance in the heat of conflict
  • Hold compassion for self and others


9:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Co-Sponsored by San Francisco Interfaith Coalition on Immigration

Annunciation Cathedral

245 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 (near 16th street BART station)

SLIDING SCALE FROM $75-$175 ($50 for Interfaith community)

(Scholarships may be available; please don’t let cost be a barrier)

Pre-registration required

Register here: http://sfjune30oneday.eventbrite.com/

Co-sponsored by: San Francisco Interfaith Coalition on Immigration www.compassionatelistening.org

Jun/29/2012 Community Leadership Academy in Berkeley

Posted by cwilliams • June 29th, 2012

Registration is now open!

Visit www.nationalcla.org to register for the first ever Train-the-Trainer Seminar for

Leaders Without Limits,a project of the Community Leadership Academy

Thursday and Friday, June 28th & 29th

at the Ed Roberts Center in Berkeley, CA

The Academy governance course prepares people with disabilities for community leadership roles as board, council and committee members, serving local government and nonprofit organizations.

This 2-day Train-the-Trainer seminar will teachyou how to start and run your own Community Leadership Academy (CLA).

Trainers will learn:

– How to effectively develop a Leaders Without Limits training program.

-Leaders Without Limits Curriculum Basics

– How to inspire individuals to be leaders in the community. – Strategies to obtain funding and speakers for the course. – How to recruit participants for course implementation. – How to ensure program success.

This is a free pilot training for those who qualify.

CLA trainer manuals and participant workbooks will be available for purchase

(see attached document for more details).

Jun/29/2012 Graphic on police brutality and your rights

Posted by cwilliams • June 29th, 2012

Please follow the link below for a a graphic illustrating case-by-case examinations of police brutality toward members of the general public:


Jun/28/2012 7510 Light Fixture Worker

Posted by cwilliams • June 28th, 2012


  1. Possession of a High School Diploma or proof of successful completion of an equivalency test (G.E.D. or California High School Proficiency Examination);AND
  2. One (1) year (2,000 hours) verifiable (provable) building maintenance experience which includes lighting fixture maintenance work;AND
  3. Possession of a current valid California driver’s license (to be present at the time of appointment).

NOTE: Experience claimed in self-employment will be considered only if supported by evidence of earnings and duties comparable to this position.  Copies of income tax papers listing occupation and total earnings will be required to document self-employment.


7510 Lighting Fixture Maintenance Worker

Recruitment #CBT-7510-058752

Department:         Airport – San Francisco International

 Analyst:        Cristyl Beltran

 Date Opened:   6/25/2012 12:00:00 PM

 Filing Deadline:   6/29/2012 11:59:00 PM

 Salary:  $19.95 – $24.20/hour; $3,458.00 – $4,195.00/month; $41,496.00 – $50,336.00/year

 Job Type:   CBT Discrete

Employment Type:     Full-Time


Under general supervision, cleans, changes and maintains lighting fixtures inside and outside City buildings; and performs related duties as required.  The essential functions of this class include: relamping and cleaning of fixtures; reporting hazardous electrical and safety conditions; conducting surveys of lighting fixtures; following instructions for lighting fixture maintenance; ordering and maintaining stock of lamps; writing reports to document  work accomplished; and preparing documents such as order forms, inventory reports and other materials necessary to perform job duties.

WORKING CONDITIONS: This class requires sustained physical effort with climbing ladders and scaffolds, sustained standing, bending, exposure to hazardous materials, and occasional heavy lighting necessary to perform essential functions of the class.  Working conditions may necessitate working at sites with noise greater than 90 decibels; may include heights, streets and roadways, poorly ventilated areas, and working in confined spaces.  Also, requires driving to and from City buildings to do the work.


Possession of a High School Diploma or proof of successful completion of an equivalency test (G.E.D. or California High School Proficiency Examination);AND One (1) year (2,000 hours) verifiable (provable) building maintenance experience which includes lighting fixture maintenance work;AND Possession of a current valid California driver’s license (to be present at the time of appointment).

NOTE: Experience claimed in self-employment will be considered only if supported by evidence of earnings and duties comparable to this position.  Copies of income tax papers listing occupation and total earnings will be required to document self-employment.


Applications for City and County of San Francisco are being accepted through an on-line process only. Online applications will be available beginning JUNE 25, 2012 (12:00 P.M) to JUNE 29, 2012 (11:59 P.M.).  Visitwww.jobaps.com/sf to register an account and begin the application process. Click on the Job Announcement (CBT-7510-058752) Click on “apply” and read and acknowledge the information. ~Click on “I am a new user” if you have not previously registered, or on “I have Registered Previously”. Follow the instructions on the screen.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment process, please contact the exam analyst, Cristyl Beltran atCristyl.Beltran@flysfo.com.  If you do not have internet access, computer kiosks are located in the lobby of the Department of Human Resources, 1 South Van Ness, San Francisco, for use by the public to apply for City jobs.  The hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Faxed, mailed or e-mailed applications submitted to the Department of Human Resources or other offices will NOT be accepted.


All applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point in the application, examination and/or departmental selection process.  Failure to provide the required verification when requested may result in rejection of application and/or removal from eligibility for referral and appointment in this class.  Verification may be waived if impossible to obtain. The applicant must submit a signed statement explaining why verification cannot be obtained. Waiver requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


Training and Experience Evaluation: Weight: 50%

Candidates will be evaluated and scored based on the information provided in their application and supplemental questionnaire to determine their possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for position 7510 Lighting Fixture Maintenance Worker. All relevant experience, education and/or training must be on the application in order to be reviewed in the rating process.


Written Examination: Weight 50% 

Candidates deemed eligible and admitted to the examination process will be administered a written multiple-choice test designed to measure knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include but is not limited to: technical knowledge, knowledge of safety procedures and practices, ability to drive a motor vehicle, verbal communications skills, written communication skills and public contact skills.

This is a standardized examination and, therefore, test questions and test answers are not available for public inspection or review.

Candidates will be placed on the eligible list in rank order according to their final score.

CERTIFICATION RULE:The certification Rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of Three (3) Scores.  The hiring departments may conduct additional selection processes to make final hiring decisions.

Eligible List:  http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#eligiblelists The eligible list resulting from this examination 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 twelve (12) months.  The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director. The Human Resources Director may approve the use of the eligible list resulting from this selection process to make permanent Civil Service appointments to other position(s) involving the same or similar title in any department.

Selection Procedures Notes: Candidates must pass each part of the selection process.

Medical Examination: Prior to appointment, candidates must successfully pass a medical examination to determine his/her ability to perform the essential functions of the job and/or the ability to meet the physical minimum requirements.

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Security Clearance:  Candidates for employment with the San Francisco Airport Commission will be required to undergo a criminal history check, including FBI fingerprints, in order to determine eligibility for security clearance and may be required to undergo drug/alcohol screening.  Per Civil Service Commission Rule Section 110.9.1, every applicant for an examination must possess and maintain the qualifications required by law and by the examination announcement for the examination.  Failure to obtain and maintain security clearance may be basis for termination from employment with the Airport Commission.

Customs Clearance:  This position requires that the incumbent be qualified for unescorted access to the San Francisco International Airport U.S. Customs Security Area.  An application for a U.S. Custom Access Seal may be submitted to Customs ONLY after employment has commenced. Employment in this position requires that the incumbent submit an application for, successfully acquire and maintain a Customs Access Seal.  Per Civil Service Commission Rule 110.9.1, every applicant must possess and maintain the qualifications required by law and by the examination announcement for this examination. Failure to acquire or maintain customs access, a requirement for this position, may be basis for termination from employment with the Airport Commission.  Customs Access Seal requirements and procedures are located in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 19, Part 122, Sections 181 or 189.

Jun/28/2012 Summer Learning Network News- June 28, 2012

Posted by cwilliams • June 28th, 2012

Greetings Summer Learning Network members,


As June comes to a close we have some exciting opportunities to share with you.


Oh the Places You Can Go…


Visit Alcatraz

As mentioned in an earlier email, the National Park Service is offering the Summer Learning Network a total of FIVE free passes to visit Alcatraz this summer (note- 5 passes for the Network, not for each program).  Since there are a lot more than 5 programs in the SLN, if you would like to put your “name in the hat” to get your hands on one of these passes, please fill out the online lottery at this link:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dHFFRUpsc2lSZVVNaXc1T05Mc2tQUFE6MA. Entries must be received by July 4, 2012.

Each trip can accommodate 25 youth and a minimum of 3 adults. The trip includes the ferry ride out to the island and an audio tour of the site. Winners will be announced in early July. (Kudos to SLN member, Josh Gannis of Crissy Field, for coordinating this opportunity!)


Go to the Theater (middle school and teens only) Time Sensitive- contact by noon on June 29

The American Conservatory Theater (ACT) has graciously offered free tickets to evening and matinee performances of the Tony-nominated play, The Scottsboro Boys. Tickets are available for evening performances July 3–8 and matinees on July 7 and 8. A limited number of tickets are available.

Representatives from Summer Learning Network organizations can contact Edward Budworth [ebudworth@act-sf.org] to learn more about this opportunity.

Please note that this show is appropriate for middle school and teens only.

More information about The Scottsboro Boys can be found here:  http://www.act-sf.org/1112/scottsboroboys/index.html


Story time

Every Thursday, Mission neighborhood-based garden and natural-sciences store, Paxton Gate, hosts a story time from 11am to Noon. Paxton Gate works with local authors and story tellers to provide free entertainment.  For more info call Paxton Gate Curiosities for Kids at 252-9990 or visit http://www.paxtongate.com/events-storytime.aspx



One of your responsibilities as an SLN member is to post information about your summer program on SFKids.org so that families and youth can know about their summer program options. Go to:


Please make sure that sites include:

·         Dates of summer camps/programs

·         Location, if different from organization address

·         Ages served

·         Days/Times of summer camps/programs

·         Cost; including whether or not financial assistance is offered

·         Extended care hours and cost, if any


Please remember to post your program’s information on SFKids.org to be eligible for additional Muni Passes


If your program requested more MUNI passes than you received (which is pretty much everyone), your program may be eligible for 1-3 more passes if your site is listed on SFKids.org by July 5, 2012.



Have a great summer!

Jun/28/2012 Sunnydale Community Builder Job Opening

Posted by cwilliams • June 28th, 2012

The Mission of the San Francisco Housing Authority is todeliver safe and decent housing for low income households and integrateeconomic opportunity for residents.

Please Note:

The information in this E-mail message, and any files transmittedwith it, is confidential and may be legally privileged. It is intendedonly for the use of the individual(s) named above. If you are the intendedrecipient, be aware that your use of any confidential or personal informationmay be restricted by state and federal privacy laws. If you, the readerof this message, are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notifiedthat you should not further disseminate, distribute, or forward this E-mailmessage. If you have received this E-mail in error, please notify the senderand delete the material from any computer.

Thank you.

Community Liaison II_MHC_Sunnydale

Jun/28/2012 HVNA Safety Families and Individuals Flyer

Posted by cwilliams • June 28th, 2012

Please find attached the flyer for HVNA safety families and individuals

HVNA Safety Families and Individuals v3

Jun/28/2012 EBMUD New recruitmen​t for the week of June 25, 2012

Posted by cwilliams • June 28th, 2012

Temporary Administrative Clerk (up to six months) – this recruitment opened Monday, June 25, 2012 and will close on Friday, June 29, 2012.  Online applications will only be accepted on Friday, June 29, 2012 from 8 a.m. until 11:59 p.m.


(Exam# 12-047T) ADMINISTRATIVE CLERK Salary Range: $4,104 – $4,988 Expected Duration:  up 6 months Online applications must be submitted to the Recruitment Division Friday, June 29, 2012 starting at 8:00 AM through 11:59 PM ONLY


East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) invites qualified applicants to apply for a temporary Administrative Clerk.  The current position in the Wastewater Department at the Main Wastewater Treatment Plant is located at 2020 Wake Avenue, Oakland.  This list may also be used for future temporary openings which may occur in the next 6 months.

Typical duties of the positions require the ability to:

  • Prepare a variety of documents including reports, letters, memos, forms, and similar material from rough draft, plain or corrected copy, dictating equipment, or verbal instructions.
  • Proofread and check records and reports for grammatical, clerical and arithmetic accuracy, completeness, and compliance with established standards and procedures and make corrections as required.
  • Receive and screen visitors and telephone calls, refer inquiries as appropriate, and make appointments.
  • Open, date, screen, sort, route, and process mail, and attach pertinent correspondence and other relevant data for reference.
  • Perform a variety of general clerical duties such as processing payroll records, reviewing purchase orders, and preparing reports of periodic activities.
  • Operate office and related equipment such as typewriters, word processing equipment, personal computers, computer input keyboards, and copy reproduction equipment.


  1. Completion of the twelfth grade, or its equivalent; AND
  2. One year of clerical experience.
  3. Willingness to work overtime as needed.
  4. Some positions may require the ability to lift materials up to 30 lbs.
  5. Ability to type at a rate of at least 45 net words per minute.

Desirable qualifications include:    

  • Experience using Window-based Microsoft Office
  • Experience using Excel and Access
  • Ability to handle very busy telephones
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated ease and competence in interpersonal communications


Visit www.ebmud.com to submit your EBMUD application online Friday, June 29, 2012 starting at 8:00 AM through 11:59 PM ONLY.  Only application materials submitted online during the filing period will be accepted. Applications received on dates other than stated above, materials faxed, mailed or delivered to EBMUD will not be accepted.  It is your responsibility to clearly specify your experience.   Applicants presenting the best combination of job-related qualifications will be reviewed for further consideration. NOTE: The recruitment for this temporary position will not result in the establishment of a civil service list.  Relatives of full-time, regular EBMUD employees are not eligible for non-civil service temporary employment.

All applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation or veteran status.

Announcement 06.25.12

Supplement 06.25.12


Jun/28/2012 Two Youth Employment Opportunit​ies: sign up tomorrow!!

Posted by cwilliams • June 28th, 2012

Hello, SF youth providers!

This is a last minute reminder of 2 job opportunities for youth—circulate widely, and make referrals!

New Door Ventures is still seeking 5 youth to employ for its next Ally cohort, which begins July 9!  The Ally program offers youth a 3-week pre-employment training, for which they receive a stipend, followed by 18 weeks of paid employment (about 15 hours a week) in a SF business.  Youth are required to attend paid weekly skill-building workshops, as well as 1:1 case management to address long-term goals.  New Door targets at-risk SF youth ages 17-21 who face obstacles to employment, such as disconnection from education, involvement with public systems (foster care, justice, etc.), experiences of homelessness or substance abuse, and so on.

If you have a  youth that would like to apply, please send him/her to one of the next two group interviews: 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 28 and 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 5.  Thanks for all you do!


Ciara Wade

Program Director

New Door Ventures


…and don’t miss this!


Hello Everyone,

Please circulate widely. BGCSF is looking to hire 5 teens to join our Health and Outreach Team (HOT). This is a 10 week paid internship. Teens will work 9 hours a week. Approximately 50% of their time will be training and planning and 50% of their time will be in the field either doing research (interviewing people in the community, etc) or outreach. This is an incredible leadership opportunity. Teens do not need to be members of BGCSF to apply.


How to apply:

The teen should take 5 to 10 minutes to fill out the online screener: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=1555281

Show up for an open interview on Thursday, June 28th from 10am to 1pm or Monday, July 2nd from 11:30am to 1pm at 55 Hawthorne St. Suite 600.  Interviews will be on a first come first serve basis.


Let me know if you send a teen our way.

Thank you, Natasha



Natasha Sakina Alani

Citywide Teen Services Manager

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco

Jun/27/2012 Job Fair San Mateo County Event Center

Posted by cwilliams • June 27th, 2012

Phase2Careers’ Job Fair Wednesday, June 27 (one day only)

San Mateo County Event Center (Redwood Hall) 2495 S. Delaware Street in San Mateo 94403


Admission and parking are free.

Meet growing Bay Area employers recruiting for hundreds of job/career openings in diverse industries.

From entry-level to professional and technical.

A list of participating companies include:

• AT&T • Bay Area Apprenticeship Coordinators Assn. • Contemporary Service Corporation • US Customs and Border Protection • Edward Jones • First National Bank of Northern CA • Goodwill Industries of San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin • Manpower • New York Life • Notre Dame de Namur University • Onyx Pharmaceuticals • Phase2Careers • San Jose Police Department • San Mateo Credit Union • San Mateo Daily Journal • Securitas Security Services • Stanford University Public Safety • Staples Advantage • State Farm Insurance • Ultra Clean Technology • Zelos Consulting, LLC

And more to come. . .

*Free career seminars and resume critiques by Bay Area recruiters.

Directions to the San Mateo County Event Center:


For interpreting services please contact DCARA/EDD

This job fair is sponsored by Phase2Careers, a 501(c)(3) organization.