0902 - Mayoral Staff XIV

Recruitment #PEX-0902-083195


Under direction, serves as a manager in the Office of the Mayor, performing duties requiring a high degree of independent judgment on policy and administrative matters.  Positions in these classes utilize independence in the development of policy and procedures, the resolution of highly sensitive issues and the maintenance of confidential information.  Incumbents may serve in a community liaison capacity in promulgating the Mayor's policies or gathering information, opinions and concerns that may affect policy development.  These endeavors touch upon emergency preparedness, public safety, public and private transportation, prevention of crime, cultural and tourist activities, children and adult health and educational needs, the criminal justice system, fiscal and budget management, and other objectives related to the well-being of the citizenry.  Positions may manage and analyze information utilized in the development of policies and procedures for budgets, grants, contracts, fiscal forecasting, business and economic development, program administration and evaluation, and other pertinent areas and functions requiring direction from the Office of the Mayor.    

Distinguishing Features

Incumbents report to the Mayor or to other supervisory staff in the Office of the Mayor.  Positions in these classes are unique to the Office of the Mayor and function to administer and implement the policies of the Mayor and are exempt from Civil Service appointment (Charter Section 10.104.1).  Incumbents may evaluate and assign activities, and projects to other employees of the Mayor's staff and City Departments.

Positions in these classes assist the key formulators of public policy, advise the Mayor, and implement and administer the goals and objectives of the Mayor, as well as perform important liaison roles with policy-making boards, commissions, committees, other agencies, the public-at-large, City Departments and staff.

Distinctions among class levels in these job codes are based on the criticality of the position, level of complexity, organizational impact, nature and number of functions/programs, decision making responsibility, and the nature and scope of duties assigned.

Supervision Exercised

May provide supervision to subordinate staff and/or assume responsibility for managing projects and programs.

Examples of Important and Essential Duties

According to Civil Commission Rule 109, the duties specified below are representative of the range of duties assigned to this class series and are not intended to be an inclusive list.

1. Develop and implement policies and procedures.

2. Promote and promulgate Mayoral policies and procedures to City Departments, the public, press, and other governmental agencies and officials.

3. Serve as liaison to the community on behalf of the Office of the Mayor in reporting community concerns and issues and develop, recommend and implement policy changes when necessary.

4. Manage segments of the Office of the Mayor responsible for programs, operational activities, or projects.  Supervise, train and evaluate staff and monitor the work product of staff, consultants, and contractors performing for the Office of the Mayor.

5. Identify, evaluate, and analyze issues and problems, develop and implement solutions.

6. Manage budget and fiscal analysis, including preparation and development of budgets to support operations, programs and projects.  Monitor Federal, State and other grants for compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

7. Manage and direct resources to achieve objectives and goals within budget and fiscal limitations and insure that desired results are achieved.

8. Manage schedules and coordinate meetings and appointments for the Mayor.

9. Manage and coordinate with the Office of the Mayor mobile and advancing team to ensure scheduled events are staffed and set up as required by events plans; advance the Mayor on special community events and/or projects.

10. Manage preparation and publication of documents and reports, maintain records and/or information systems  with maximum clarity and accuracy.

11. Insure that the Mayor and executive staff is kept apprised of important issues and problems that impact the City.

12. Direct and instruct City Departments regarding policy and decisions that impact their operations and/or  require immediate action.

13.  Perform related duties and assume responsibility as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of:
Federal, State and local laws and regulations related to the specific functions of the discipline managed in addition to knowledge of executive management, finances, budgeting, negotiating and communications.

Ability to:
Provide strong leadership, manage subordinate staff, exercise effective judgment in critical/emergency situations, analyze complicated and sensitive issues, and communicate and provide options clearly to the Mayor, Mayoral staff, commissions, boards, committees, other agencies and the public.   Apply the principles of public administration, financial and personnel management and effectively interpret all applicable laws, ordinances and codes.  Exercise independent analysis, adaptability and judgment on specialized proposals with difficult, complicated options.  Effectively present Mayor's policies and opinions to outside entities such as the public, boards, commissions and government agencies.  Maintain harmonious relationship with managers, City officials, unions, employees and the public.

Special Requirements:
Qualifications including a requirement for specialized knowledge, skills, abilities, education, experience, or licenses may be established for individual positions.

Conviction History

If you receive a conditional offer of employment, 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 were given a conditional offer of employment. 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 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 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 receive a conditional offer of employment, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

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.


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.

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