1822 Administrative Analyst

SFDA Crime Analyst

Recruitment #PEX-1822-093746


 Appointment Type

This is an Exempt Appointment.  Pursuant to the City & County of San Francisco Charter, Section 10.104, any person occupying a position under exempt appointment shall not be subject to civil service selection, appointment and removal procedures. Exempt employees shall serve at the pleasure of the Appointing.

Department Overview

The mission of the San Francisco District Attorney's Office is to investigate, charge, and prosecute all criminal violations of law occurring within San Francisco County, on behalf of the people of the State of California, and to provide support services to victims of crime.

Within the major Operations department, the Crime Strategies Unit (CSU) is a multidisciplinary team of neighborhood prosecutors, analysts and investigators designed to conceive, develop, and implement innovative strategies and programs that improve public safety through the efficient prevention, investigation, and prosecution of crime.

Position Description

Under general direction in the Crime Strategies Unit (CSU), the SFDA Crime Analyst performs difficult and detailed professional-level analytical work in crime analysis and data­ driven prosecution.

Essential duties include but are not limited to:

1.  Perform statistical analysis, conduct research, and create tools to explore and visualize data in support of investigation, data-driven prosecution and policy development, and operational performance measurement.

2.  Collaborate with internal and external partners to problem-solve and develop data driven interventions for operational issues and public safety concerns and support independent research projects in the fields of data science and public policy.

3.  Develop and maintain performance measurement metrics and dashboards for managers and executive staff.

4.  Prepare and present written reports, presentations, and detailed statistical reports, including charts, graphs and exhibits to trial attorneys, law enforcement partners, and decision-makers.

5.  Query, extract, clean, and merge complex criminal justice datasets.

6.  Study current literature on data science, research methodology, criminology, law enforcement issues, and performance measurement, and make appropriate recommendations for improvements in data-driven prosecution practices.

7.  Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned.


1.  Advanced knowledge of R statistics suite or Python to perform advanced statistical analysis of large datasets, including merging disparate data.

2.  Advanced knowledge of data visualization and ability to develop dashboards in Power BI or Tableau to clearly present analytical results.

3.  Skill in utilization of geographic information systems to perform complex spatial analysis, and produce clear informative maps representing results.

4.  Ability to identify, research and gather relevant information from a variety of sources; read and interpret complex written materials; analyze and evaluate data, procedures, interrelated processes and other information; formulate conclusions and/or alternatives and develop effective recommendations.

5.  Skill to prepare and present written reports, memos, presentations, and detailed statistical reports, including charts, graphs, and exhibits to trial attorneys, law enforcement partners, and decision-makers.

6.   Organizational ability to manage multiple projects, meet deadlines and expectations, and objectively weigh resources and time bandwidth of current and upcoming responsibilities.

7.  Communication ability to effectively formulate reports and recommendations, provide presentations, and work collaboratively with internal and external partners including law enforcement professionals and decision-makers.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Possession of a graduate degree (Master's degree or higher) from an accredited college or university; and one (1) year full-time equivalent experience performing professional-level analytical work,as described in Note A; OR

2. Possession of a graduate degree (Master's degree or higher) from an accredited college or university with major coursework as described in Note B; OR

3. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, and two (2) years full-time equivalent experience performing professional-level analytical work as described in Note A; OR

4. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework as described in Note B and one (1) year full-time equivalent experience performing professional-level analytical work as described in Note A;

SUBSTITUTION: Applicants may substitute up to 2 years of the required education with additional qualifying experience in budget analysis, financial analysis and reporting, legislative/policy analysis, or contract/grant administration. One year (2000 hours) of additional qualifying experience will be considered equivalent to 30 semester units/45 quarter units.

Notes on Qualifying Experience and Education:

A. Qualifying professional-level analytical experience must be in one or more of the following functional areas: complex budget analysis, development and administration; complex financial/fiscal analysis and reporting; development of complex contracting systems and administration of competitive bid processes and complex contractual agreements; development and evaluation of complex management/administrative policy; complex grant administration and monitoring; complex program evaluation and planning; complex legislative analysis; complex economic analysis; or other functional areas related to the duties of positions in Class 1822, where the primary focus of the job is complex professional-level analysis for evaluation, recommendation, development and implementation of major programs and functions of department/organization. Analytical experience equivalent to the duties of Class 1820 is considered qualifying.

B. Coursework applicable to a baccalaureate or higher degree in specialized subject matter areas such as public or business administration, management, business law, contract law, public policy, urban studies, economics, statistical analysis, finance, accounting or other fields of study closely related to the essential functions of positions in Class 1822.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to the Minimum Qualifications, professional experience in a law enforcement agency, legal experience, experience with ESRI ArcGIS, and/or familiarity with SQL and database administration are desirable.


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

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

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).

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.

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.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Shavaun Tolliver, by email at SFDA.HR@sfgov.org

Selection Procedures

The selection process will include an evaluation of applications in relation to minimum requirements.   Depending on the number of applicants, the Department may establish and implement additional screening mechanisms to evaluate candidates.  If so, only those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited for an interview.  All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications may not be invited to participate in the interview process.  

Applicants for consideration for hire will be required to complete a criminal background check.   The District Attorney's office is an Equal Opportunity employer and encourages women, people with disabilities and members of racial, ethnic, religious and sexual minorities to apply.

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.


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

Copies of Application Documents:
Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.

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.

Issued:  February 6, 2019
Micki Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: PEX-1822-093746


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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