0953 Deputy Director III- Chief Fiscal Officer

Recruitment #PEX-0953-092825


Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as this recruitment may close at any time, but no earlier than 5:00pm Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

Amended on 2/15/19 to change the filing deadline.

Appointment Type: Permanent Exempt. This position is excluded by the Charter (Category 6) from the competitive civil service examination process and shall serve at the pleasure of the appointing officer. The City and County of San Francisco has an exciting opportunity for candidates with experience in municipal finance for law enforcement agencies to serve as Chief Fiscal Officer for the San Francisco Police Department.

City and County of San Francisco:
The City and County of San Francisco (the “City”) covers 46.7 square miles at the tip of the beautiful San Francisco Peninsula. The City has an ethnically and culturally diverse population of 805,235 and encompasses a wide variety of neighborhoods and communities. San Francisco is a charter city, governed by a mayor and a Board of Supervisors. The City is divided into eleven supervisorial districts with members of the board, and the mayor, elected to four-year terms. The current mayor, London Breed, took elective office in July 2018. As a city and a county, San Francisco provides a broad range of services including a public health system, a recreation and park system, a police force, a sheriff’s department, a fire department, public utilities, an airport and a public transportation system.

San Francisco Police Department:
The San Francisco Police Department is committed to excellence in law enforcement and is dedicated to the people, traditions and diversity of our City. In order to protect life and property, prevent crime and reduce the fear of crime, the department provides service with understanding, response with compassion, performance with integrity and law enforcement with vision. The San Francisco Police Department, established in 1849, enforces the law and investigates crime in San Francisco, including the San Francisco International Airport. The organization has grown into a nationally known police department providing law enforcement services to one of the most recognized cities in the United States. The department operates 10 district stations, a crime lab and a training academy. Its annual budget is $646 million and it has over 2,900 employees, both sworn and civilian. The Police Chief is nominated by the City’s Police Commission and appointed by the Mayor. The Chief Reports to a Police Commission consisting of seven members with four members appointed by the Mayor but confirmed by the Board of Supervisors, and the remaining three positions appointed by the Board of Supervisors.

General Position Description:
This position reports to the Chief of Police through the Strategic Management Bureau Director and:
• Manages and directs financial, accounting, budget, grants and administrative functions for the Police Department;
• Serves as a member of senior staff, working to develop and implement the department’s strategic and operational goals through the budget, as well as to ensure fiscal controls and department compliance with budget;
• Represents the Police Department before the Board of Supervisors, the Police Commission, labor organizations and community and other outside organizations;
• Provides analysis of and planning for department programs, budget requests, supplemental appropriation requests and transfers of funds and makes recommendations on such issues;
• Supervises financial staff and SFPD supply room; 
• Manages purchasing and contracting functions, including preparation of contracts and compliance with City contracting requirements; and
• Interacts regularly with the Mayor’s Office, the Budget Analyst and the Controller on fiscal and budgetary matters.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in business administration, public administration and/or policy, accounting, finance or closely related field.

2. Ten (10) years experience successfully managing financial and budget functions in a large, complex municipality, which must include Six (6) years of supervisory experience with direct accountability for performance management and career development of subordinates.

Desirable Qualifications:

• Master's Degree
• Experience within municipal law enforcement organizations strongly preferred. Experience managing payroll functions is desirable.
• Demonstrated effectiveness managing and supervising professional staff.
• Ability to perform complex financial and budget analysis.
• Working knowledge of municipal finance and governmental accounting.
• Ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing, with a diverse group of staff, policymakers and public officials, both internal and external to the department.

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=456

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.
•Select the desired job announcement
•Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
•Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
•Follow instructions on the screen

Need help completing the application?
Computers are available for the public to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

We communicate by email
Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses @sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org. 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.

Word of advice
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. Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

Have questions about the application process?
If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Orla Petirs, by telephone at 415-837-7362, or by email at orla.petirs@sfgov.org.

Selection Procedures

Applications and resumes will be screened for relevant qualifying experience. Additional screening mechanisms may be implemented in order to determine candidate’s qualifications. Only those most qualified will be invited to an interview. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee entry into the selection process. Applicants will undergo a comprehensive selection process. Top ranking candidates will be referred to the Chief of Police for his final selections.

Background Investigation:
Prior to employment with the San Francisco Police Department, a thorough background investigation will be conducted to determine the candidate’s suitability for employment. The investigation may include, but not be limited to: criminal history records, driving records, drug/alcohol screening, and other related employment and personal history records. Reasons for rejection may include use of controlled substances and alcohol, felony conviction, repeated or serious violations of the law, inability to work with co-workers, inability to accept supervision, inability to follow rules and regulations or other relevant factors. Candidates may be required to undergo drug/alcohol screening, and must clear Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation fingerprinting. Criminal records will be carefully reviewed; candidates who do not report their complete criminal records on their applications will be disqualified. Applicants will be fingerprinted.

Conviction History

As a selected candidate for a job, 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 are a selected candidate. 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 are a selected candidate, 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.


Want more information about our employment policies?
Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

Should you keep copies of application documents?
Yes! Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.

Do you have the 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.

Do you have an ADA request?
If you meet the qualifications for this job there is information about how to make an ADA request at:
http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#applicantswithdisabilities  Persons with disabilities who might need accommodations during the application and selection process should contact the SFPD ADA Coordinator Penny Si at (415) 837-7221.

We Value Equal Employment Opportunity!
The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.


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.

For more information about benefits, please click here.


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