Friday, October 8, 2010

SF Public Schools Communications Assistant (downtown / civic / van ness, USA)



Department: San Francisco Unified School District
Analyst: Elizabeth Rezaee
Date Opened: 10/7/2010 5:00:00 PM
Filing Deadline: 10/27/2010 11:55:00 PM
Salary: $43,856 - $53,424
Job Type: Permanent Civil Service
Employment Type: Full-Time

Final Filing Date: File Immediately
Receipt Of Applications May Close At Anytime, But Not Before October 27, 2010

This is a Position-Based Test conducted in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A.The current position is located at San Francisco Unified School District. The eligible list resulting from this examination may be utilized for future positions in this class in other City departments.

Under general supervision, the Public Relations Assistant prepares and distributes public information materials through press releases, memoranda, speeches, schedules, surveys, multimedia presentations and reports for the San Francisco Unified School District; assembles material for files; assists in the preparation of public information and publicity reports.

The essential functions of the position include:

• Assists in preparing and distributing public relations materials or publicity releases with directions from supervisor (e.g., press releases, media advisories, articles, etc.).
• Maintain and update content for specified district web pages.
• Prepare press conference and community meeting setup and materials.
• Develop and maintain social media and other Web 2.0 forums
• Prepares and maintains accurate and up-to-date publicity mailing lists.
• Assists in preparing public relations materials by compiling, gathering and proofreading data.
• Gathers, categorizes and organizes media clippings and audit; maintains files of newspaper, radio, television and internet research of interest to the public relations department.
• Makes regular contacts with the general public, other departments and outside organizations to arrange/conduct tours, and to furnish and obtain a large variety of public information.
• Answers telephones and e-mails; responds to the general public and refers questions or problems to the appropriate departments.
• Maintains computer files, databases and lists of relevant groups (e.g. media) and generates computerized reports.
• Oversees employee recognition program.
• Conduct on-line research regarding department media and publicity activities, as directed.
• Tracks and monitors department budget and front office needs.
• Performs related duties as assigned.

One (1) year of experience performing duties in an agency or office that plans and conducts public relations programs, publicity and public information.

Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in English, Journalism, Public Policy, Education or Communication.


Applications for the San Francisco Unified School District jobs are being accepted through an online process. Visit to view the announcement and to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

• Type in 1310 Public Relations Assistant in the Keyword Search and press enter
• Select the 1310 Public Relations Assistant announcement
• Select “Apply” at the bottom of the announcement and read and acknowledge the information
• Enter in your username and password or select “Click Here to Create One”
• Follow instructions on the screen

A Computer kiosk is located at San Francisco Unified School District, Human Resources, 555 Franklin Street, 2nd Floor, for use by the public to apply for San Francisco Unified School District jobs. The hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Elizabeth Rezaee at (415) 241-6101, x3257 or via email at

An application, resume and letter of introduction are required to be submitted on Edjoin. Resumes are required to be attached to the application; however, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.



Screening Committee: (Weight: Qualifying)
In the event of a large number of qualified applicants, a committee of experts may evaluate the qualifications as described on the application and/or supplemental questionnaire of each candidate who has met the minimum qualifications for the position. Additional information may be requested at that time to assist in the screening process. Only those candidates who most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited to continue in the selection process. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement in the selection process.

Training & Experience/Writing Evaluation: (Weight: 100%)
Candidates will be evaluated and scored based on the information provided in their job application and/or supplemental questionnaire to determine their possession of the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the position 1310 Public Relations Assistant. Candidates whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the department will be emailed a supplemental questionnaire and writing exercise on 11/12/10. All relevant experience, education and/or training must be on the application in order to be reviewed in the rating process. Candidates will be placed on the eligible list in rank order according to their final score.

Candidate scores on this examination may also be applied to other announcements involving other job titles, when directed by the Human Resources Director.

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.

Certification Rule:
The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of Three Scores. The hiring department may conduct additional selection processes to make the final hiring decisions.

Eligible List:
The eligible list resulting from this examination is subject to change after adoption (e.g. as 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 six (6) months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director. Per Civil Service Rule 111A.26.5, the Human Resources Director may approve use of this eligible list resulting from the selection process to make permanent Civil Service appointments to other position(s) involving the same or similar title in any department.

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.


Reasonable Accommodation Request:
Information on requesting reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities can be found at:

Veterans Preference:
Information regarding requests for veterans’ preference can be found at:

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures:

Terms of Announcement:

Copies of Application Documents:

Right to Work:

Issued: July 2, 2010
Stephanie Cain, SFUSD, Director, Classified Operations
San Francisco Unified School District
Micki Callahan, Human Resources Director
SF City Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: 056571
San Francisco Unified School District/ER/ (415) 241-6101, x3257

Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities are Encouraged to Apply
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer
Take care and good luck

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