SHORT DEADLINE, GREAT JOB: Rehabilitation Services Coordinator - Sheriff's Department

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SHORT DEADLINE, GREAT JOB: Rehabilitation Services Coordinator - Sheriff's Department


8420 Rehabilitation Services Coordinator - Sheriff's Department

Recruitment #PBT-8420-064976
Department Public Safety
Analyst Jill Obrochta
Date Opened 4/17/2015 8:00:00 AM
Filing Deadline 5/1/2015 4:00:00 PM
Salary $35.78 - $43.49/hour; $6,201.00 - $7,538.00/month; $74,412.00 - $90,454.00/year
Job Type Permanent PBT
Employment Type Full-Time
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Work Location:
This is a San Francisco Sheriff's Department position.  Positions in this classification may be assigned to any of the San Francisco County Jails located in San Francisco and San Bruno; any of the post release sites in the Community Programs Unit or any off site location commensurate to the work performed by this position.  
Position Description:                                                  
Under direction of sworn or civilian personnel, the 8420 Rehabilitation Services Coordinator is responsible for directing, planning, developing and organizing programs providing for the general social welfare of inmates in the San Francisco County Jail system and with a continuum of services post release as well as providing services to survivors in community programs.  Duties may include supervising and monitoring inmates and post-release individuals’ attendance and progress in various programs; supervising program staff and contract workers; interviewing and counseling inmates regarding their educational, domestic, or employment needs and adjustment problems; providing referrals and coordinating services for participants/inmates to assist them in community re-integration; interacting with criminal justice personnel; making regular contacts with community organizations, public and private agencies and individuals supporting the various rehabilitation programs; developing evaluations, training and special projects; attending and conducting business and community meetings; preparing detailed and concise operational reports, records and correspondence; maintaining a database for record keeping; and performing other related duties.  Special conditions:  Background clearance and maintenance of jail clearance are required for this position.

Nature of Work:
The nature of the work involves performing duties in an office environment, community environment and/or jail environment (e.g., inmate housing units and jail classrooms), involving direct contact with inmates which may be unsupervised by deputy sheriffs. Shifts and assignments may vary according to departmental needs, and may require working evenings, weekends and/or holidays.
Position Information and Requirements:
This is a Position-Based Test for a permanent Civil Service position, administered in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A. Applicants who meet the Minimum Qualifications must pass all examination components to be placed on the tentative eligible list, and must pass all departmental selection requirements, including a Background Investigation, in order to be considered for hire. Employees of the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department must maintain background clearance, jail clearance and a valid California Driver License as a condition of continued employment.

Minimum Qualifications:
Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in criminal justice administration, political science, sociology, psychology, or public administration, or related field; AND
Two years (equivalent to 4,000 hours) of verifiable experience in correctional work involving individual or group counseling of offenders in either: planning and implementing a re-entry program for jail inmates, OR probation, parole or correctional work, OR rehabilitation counseling or vocational guidance.
Substitution: Additional verifiable work experience as listed above may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis (one year of experience is equivalent to 30 semester or 45 quarter units).


How To Apply:
Apply for this position online, as indicated below. All applicants must complete a Supplemental Questionnaire to submit with the application; instructions for the Supplemental Questionnaire are included as part of the online application process.

To apply, follow the instructions below.
Select an e-mail address you will maintain throughout the examination process to receive all official communications.
Go to to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.
Scroll through the list of jobs and select “8420 Rehabilitation Services Coordinator”
Select “Apply;” read and acknowledge the information
Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
Follow all of the instructions on the screen
When you are ready to submit your application and questionnaire, be sure to click on “Submit”
Upon successful submittal of your online application, you will receive a confirmation e-mail acknowledging the receipt of your application.  You should save this e-mail for your records.  If you do not receive this email, it may mean that your online application was not submitted or received.
If you have questions or problems regarding the online application process, please contact
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 Department of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.  The offices close at 5:00 p.m. so it is recommended that applicants arrive by at least 4:00 p.m. in order to allow time to complete the application.
IMPORTANT:  Applicants will be contacted by e-mail throughout this examination process.  Therefore, it is your responsibility to ensure that your e-mail address is accurate and kept up-to-date on the JobAps system.  To prevent blocking, you should set your e-mail to accept CCSF mail from “”  
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. 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.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application and Supplemental Questionnaire. If you have any questions regarding the online application process, please e-mail or (online application questions only)


Supplemental Questionnaire and Application Evaluation    (Qualifying)
All applicants must complete the Supplemental Questionnaire with the online application.  Information received outside of this Supplemental Questionnaire will not be accepted (i.e., mailed documents, hand-delivered documents, faxes, e-mails or e-mail attachments, etc. will not be considered).  The Supplemental Questionnaire will assist in the determination of whether applicants meet the Minimum Qualifications. All answers to the Supplemental Questionnaire must be completed, and all information is subject to verification.  Applicants who meet the Minimum Qualifications are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process.
Examination Process
Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be invited to participate in an examination process.  The component weights of the examination are as follows:

Multiple Choice Examination - 34%
Candidates will take a Supervisry Skills Examination (SSE), a multiple-choice exam which includes test items that relate to various supervisory practices and procedures (e.g., directing subordinates, delegating tasks to subordinates, providing customer service, demonstrating appropriate supervisory/leadership behavior, addressing and/or evaluating subordinate issues, behavior and performance, etc.) as well as reading comprehension items.
This is a standardized examination and, therefore, test questions and test answers are not available for public inspection or review.

The score you achieve on this examination shall be valid and 'banked' for three years, starting from the date of the examination. This means that, during this three-year time period, you will not be required to take this test again should you apply and be found eligible for a future announcement for which this particular test is used. Please note this test is used for other supervisory classes therefore your test score may be applied to one or more of these classes if you choose to apply to future recruitments. If the test for this future announcement is held within one year of the date of this examination, your score will be automatically applied to that announcement. However, after one year, you have the option to either (a) apply your test score to the other announcement or (b) re-take the test. Re-testing is permitted no sooner than one year from the date of the examination and only in association with your eligibility for another announcement for which this test is used. Please note that, should you re-test, your re-test score would become your official score since it is the most recent.
Performance Examination - 66%
The Performance Exam is comprised of a written exercise and an oral presentation, designed to measure knowledge, skills and abilities in job-related areas which may include, but are not limited to:   Knowledge of Criminogenic methods, theories and issues related to substance abuse, addiction, mental health, criminal involvement, domestic violence and linkages to treatment; knowledge of the laws pertaining to inmates; knowledge of court actions, furlough programs and re-entry services; knowledge of restorative justice principles and practices; counseling techniques and mediation skills; familiarity with programs, services and community based organizations; ability to prepare complex written documents using word processing and database systems; ability to supervise and manage; ability to work with a diverse population; oral communication ability; ability to promote, establish and maintain effective working relationships.

The components listed above are considered standardized and, therefore, test questions and answers are not available for public inspection or review.  Candidates must pass both examination components described above in order to continue in the examination process.
Eligible List:
Candidates who pass both examinations will be placed on a tentative eligible list.  Placement on the eligible list does not imply an offer of employment, nor does it guarantee that a candidate will continue in the selection process.  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 24 months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.
Upon approval of the Human Resource Director (see Civil Service Rule 111A.26.5), the eligible list resulting from this announcement may be used by other departments that also use this classification or a similar classification. To find other Departments which use this classification, please see Search that document by title or job code to see which departments use the classification.

Certification Rule:  
The certification rule for this examination will be Rule of 3 scores.  The number of refusals allowed is two.  
Departmental Selection Process:
Candidates whose names appear on the adopted eligible list may be invited by the Sheriff’s Department to participate in additional interviews and testing processes. Successful candidates will be invited to proceed to the background investigation.  Completion of the Background Investigation does not guarantee or imply an offer of employment.  The San Francisco Sheriff’s Department reserves the right to hire only the most suitably qualified candidates for this position. The decision of the Appointing Officer as to an applicant’s qualifications for further screening and appointment will be final.
Verification of Education and Experience:
Applicants may be required to submit additional verification at any point of the application, examination and departmental selection process.  Failure to provide verification, if requested, will result in rejection of application or ineligibility for employment.  All statements made on the application or on subsequent documents or during interviews required under this selection process are subject to verification.






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.

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.

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

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.

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 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.

Issued:  April 17, 2015
Micki Callahan, Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: PBT-8420-064976
Public Safety Team/Sheriff’s Department/JO/415-557-4882


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.
Allyson West, Executive Director California Reentry Program P.O. Box 483 San Quentin, CA 94964 415-599-6586