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Department of Aging & Adult Services * Department of Human Services

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Review the Job Announcement

The selection process begins with the posting of a job announcement. A job announcement may be for permanent civil service employment, provisional employment or exempt employment. The job announcement for permanent employment, also called an examination announcement, provides a description of the general duties, salary information, filing instructions and a description of the type(s) of examinations and the job-related areas that may be tested. You may file an application for a job only when an announcement has been posted.

Read the entire announcement, paying special attention to filing requirements, time limits, and minimum qualifications. It is very important that you read the directions on the Job Announcement carefully and follow them exactly, as not all job announcements require the same documentation from a candidate. Filing periods vary, so it is important to apply as soon as possible. The announcement is your guide to successful completion and filing of your application. Applicants should also read Important Employment Information which specifies the terms of all permanent civil service examination announcements. You should keep the announcement until you have completed the entire process.

You can view current Human Services Agency (HSA) job opportunities to obtain an announcement and application at:  www.jobaps.com/sf/sup/images/default.asp

Obtain and submit the Application

You may apply online by selecting the title of the job on the City's Employment Opportunities Web page list.  Next, click on the Apply button.  You may apply for jobs listed as being open. Please read job announcements thoroughly for complete filing instructions.

The Veterans Preference application form may be completed and submitted if you are eligible to receive veteran's preference credit. Refer to Veterans Preference for information about eligibility and verification requirements.

Fill out the application and any supplemental forms required. When filling out the application, it is critical that you demonstrate your ability to meet the minimum qualifications by giving clear, concise and complete information. Complete the application and submit any required attachments to the location listed on the announcement no later than the final filing fate stated on the announcement.

Unless specifically required by the announcement:  Do not submit originals of documents. Do make a copy of your application and any attachments before filing it with the HSA. Applications and papers filed with the application are not returned nor subject to retrieval once filed.

After submitting an application, it is extremely important that you inform the HSA's Recruitment Office of any change of address, e-mail, or phone number. You may come into the office and complete the Change of Address form or send a letter providing your name, last four (4) digits of social security number, the examination you have applied for, your old contact information and your new contact information. If you applied online after March 9, 2009, you may update your contact information online. If you change your contact information through the online process, you should also contact the analyst at the phone number listed on the announcement to inform them of the change.