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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY San Francisco Housing Authority Employees and Qualified Residents of SFHA Public Housing and Section 8 are eligible to apply

Bilingual Proficiency Preferred: Cantonese


Eligibility Worker I Section 8 October 6, 2011 October 12, 2011 $1,858 – $2,258 Bi-Weekly Regular – Permanent (INTERNAL)


Internal Posting for SFHA Employees and Qualified Residents of SFHA Public Housing and Section 8 Only. Bilingual Proficiency Preferred: Cantonese Some positions may require bilingual fluency in a variety of languages depending upon the department's bilingual needs. Applicants must indicate on the application form the language(s) in which they claim proficiency. The highest ranking candidates willing to accept employment and who possess bilingual skills as noted above will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration.

Employees currently appointed in acting, temporary or term capacities must apply to be considered for a permanent appointment. GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION Under direct supervision, the Eligibility Worker I performs a variety of defined clerical duties in the review and determination of initial and continuing eligibility for San Francisco Housing Authority housing programs. The incumbent screens and interviews applicants; ensures application forms are accurate and up-to-date; calculates rents based on financial information using HUD formulas and guidelines; performs background check of applicants involving criminal history and medical records; proofreads and processes a variety of documents including general correspondence, memoranda and statistical reports. Observes and enforces SFHA rules and regulations. This position is represented by the SEIU Local 1021. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Any combination of education, experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and skills. A typical way, but not the only way to obtain these would be: KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS  

English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation. Modern office practices, procedures, methods and computer equipment.

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Record keeping methods and procedures. Learn and correctly interpret and apply eligibility determination policies and procedures. Perform general clerical work including maintenance of appropriate records and compiling information for reports. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Type at a speed necessary for successful job performance. Perform simple mathematical calculations. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


 Requires completion of a High School diploma or possession of a General Equivalency Diploma (GED)

 Requires Two (2) years of responsible clerical experience Sensitivity to and experience working with ethnically and culturally diverse individuals, communities, agencies and organizations that comprise the constituency of the San Francisco Housing Authority. Language Preference: Bilingual skills in Cantonese are highly desirable in candidates who are considered to fill these vacancies.

SELECTION PLAN Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be administered an examination that may consist of any combination of written, oral or other exercises or assessment procedures that evaluate, knowledge, skill, ability or qualifications. Applicants must pass each phase of the process to be placed on the list that will be used to fill vacancies. The Authority may without notice, change or eliminate any particular assessment component or combination of components as the needs of the Agency dictate. This position is represented by SEIU-1021. According to the provisions of the MOU, the top three (3) names on the eligible list will be provided to the hiring department to fill vacancies. Candidates can refuse up to two (2) offers before removal from list. Employment offers are contingent upon documentation of the right to work in the United States and a criminal record check.

HOW TO APPLY Applications are accepted by mail or in person at the Human Resources Department. Interested individuals should submit a SFHA Employment Application to the San Francisco Housing Authority’s Human Resources Department, 1815, Egbert Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94124. The employment application can be obtained at Resumes may be attached to the application; however, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed San Francisco Housing Authority application.

VERIFICATION OF EXPERIENCE AND/OR EDUCATION Applicants may be required to submit verification of (proof) of qualifying education and experience at any point in the application, examination or selection process.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION Persons with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations by contacting the Human Resources Department at (415)715-3101. Persons requesting reasonable accommodations must do so within five (5) days after the invitation to the assessment process, to allow sufficient time to make arrangements. /mnt/conversion/splitting/111006191256-2a94899bf0db41eea30dad505a03d8d1.file

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY The SFHA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, political or religious affiliation, age, veteran status or disability in its employment practices or the provision of services.


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