Special Assistant 3

Coordinator of Youth Development and Administration

Recruitment #PEX-1362-066435

Department Board Of Supervisors
Analyst Christine Cayabyab
Date Opened 2/19/2016 2:00:00 PM
Filing Deadline Continuous
Salary $23.16 – $28.15/hour; $4,015.00 – $4,879.00/month; $48,178.00 – $58,552.00/year
Job Type Permanent Exempt
Employment Type Full-Time




Permanent Exempt Full Time (PEX/FT). this position is exempt from the competitive civil service examination process pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section 10.104 and shall serve at the discretion of Appointing Officer. These are limited-term positions.


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 Youth Development and Administration (hereafter, “Coordinator”) will work with the Youth Commissioners and the Youth Commission Director to develop the skills and capacities of the Youth Commissioners; perform many administrative duties essential to all aspects of official Youth Commission business; help develop and implement the Commission’s legislative and policy agenda; network with government officials, service providers, and community organizations; recruit, train and supervise interns; help coordinate special projects and events; and take on other duties as assigned.


1.    Responsible for youth development of Youth Commissioners, including:

a.    Creating and implementing an age appropriate and culturally competent training curriculum to prepare Youth Commissioners for their work as official policy advisors (essential areas include the structure of City government, the municipal legislative and budget processes, public speaking, resolution writing, and parliamentary Rules of Order); and

b.    Working with Youth Commissioners to develop their ability to articulate policy recommendations through helping them interpret legislation, write resolutions, and work collaboratively with members of the Board of Supervisors, the Mayor’s Office, officials at various City departments, service providers and community organizations.

2.    Perform administrative and technical tasks essential to all official Youth Commission business, including:

a.    Helping to create, record and post (in accordance with state and local government meeting and transparency laws) meeting agendas, minutes, & supplemental documents;

b.    Coordinating the logistics of and clerking all Youth Commission meetings (by recording minutes of all Youth Commission meetings, providing computer, electronic and other technical support);

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

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

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

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

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

6.    Help coordinate special events and activities.

7.  Take on other duties as assigned.


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.


As a finalist for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be 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) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a finalist. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • 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.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are selected as a finalist, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.


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.




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General Information concerning CCSF Employment Policies and Procedures:

A hard copy of important Employment Information for the CCSF can be obtained at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.


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.


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.


Reasonable Accommodations:

Information for applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement.


Verification of Experience:
Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point in the application or departmental selection process. Verification of experience, when requested, must be on the employer’s letterhead and must show the name of the applicant, job title(s), duties, dates of service, and must be signed by the employer. City employment may be verified by submitting a performance evaluation in lieu of other verification. 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 CCSF. Applicants must submit verification only when requested.


Instructions for Submitting Verification Documents:


Applicants may submit any additional documents by:


1.       Upload the documents through jobaps – you may upload documents by clicking the “Review” tab once you have filled out the online application, then click “Edit”;


If requested, applicants may submit verification by one of the following methods:

Include a Document Cover Sheet to assist in identifying the class for which you are applying when submitting additional documents using any method below other than method #1 below. The Cover Sheet may be found at http://www.jobaps.com/sf – Select “Choose a Help Topic” then “Print a Document Cover Sheet” – or you may access the Cover Sheet here: http://www.jobaps.com/SF/sup/doccover.pdf  OR


2.  Scan the documents and send as an attachment to christine.cayabyab@sfgov.org


3.  Send the documents via U.S. postal mail to:

Office of the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, Attn: Personnel

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244; San Francisco, CA 94102; OR


4.  Hand deliver the documents to the Office of the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors


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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