1823 Senior Administrative Analyst

Safety and Justice Challenge Jail Population Liaison

Recruitment #PEX-1823-098983


Appointment Type: This is an exempt appointment. Pursuant to the City & County of San Francisco Charter, Section 10.104.13, 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 Officer.

Department Mission Statement:  The San Francisco Sheriff’s Department works with the public, and criminal justice and community stakeholders to safeguard the lives, rights, and property of all people we serve.  We strive to complete our mission in a manner that maintains the trust and confidence of the people of San Francisco. For more information on the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department, visit: http://sfsheriff.com/

Safety and Justice Challenge:  The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge recognizes that there are better, fairer, and more effective alternatives to excessive jail incarceration. Key to beginning and sustaining reform efforts is an understanding of how jail use has changed, and what impacts this growth has had on individuals, communities, and the economy. San Francisco is one of 25 jurisdictions across the country funded to implement reforms furthering fairer, more effective justice systems that protect public safety. A multi-disciplinary team representing several City and County Departments collaborates to implement strategies targeted toward safely reducing the jail population. The grant initiative is administered by the District Attorney’s Office.

Criminal Justice Racial Equity Statement:  The San Francisco Community Corrections Partnership, Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council, Re-entry Council and Sentencing Commission prioritize racial equity so that all people may thrive. San Francisco’s criminal justice policy bodies collectively acknowledge that communities of color have borne the burdens of inequitable social, environmental, economic and criminal justice policies, practices and investments. The legacy of these government actions has caused deep racial disparities throughout San Francisco’s juvenile justice and criminal justice system. We further recognize that racial equity is realized when race can no longer be used to predict life outcomes. We commit to the elimination of racial disparities in the criminal justice system.

Position Description:  Under the direction of the Unit Commander of the Information and Technology Support and Services Unit, the Safety and Justice Challenge Jail Population Liaison performs the following essential duties which include but are not limited to:

  • Researches, analyzes and makes policy recommendations on special projects or highly visible public issues.
  • Plans and performs statistical analyses including forecasting, jail population projections, analysis of capital requirements, calculation of jail capacity, modeling and cost/benefit analysis; prepares reports with policy recommendations and appropriate supporting documentation.
  • Analyzes and interprets existing, newly enacted and proposed local, state, federal legislation and regulation for policy and financial impact on the department and Safety and Justice Challenge Initiative.
  • Analyzes existing and proposed administrative policies and procedures as well as organizational problems.
  • Establishes and maintains contact with partners including technical assistance providers, funders and governmental agencies.
  • Performs related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Possession of a graduate degree (Master's degree or higher) from an accredited college or university and three (3) years of 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 college coursework as described in Note B and two (2) years full-time equivalent experience performing professional level analytical work as described in Note A; OR

3. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and four (4) 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 college coursework as described in Note B and three (3) years full-time equivalent 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 1823, 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 1822 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 1823

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

Desirable Qualifications:

The following desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalist at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring:

  • Advanced knowledge of the principles and techniques of governmental organization and Management, specifically in criminal justice.
  • Advanced knowledge of the principles and techniques of economic and policy analysis.
  • Advanced knowledge of statistical software, case management systems, business intelligence software, and SQL.
  • Advanced Knowledge of applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations affecting criminal justice reform. 
  • Advanced Knowledge of principles involved in the development and implementation of complex systems and procedures.
  • Ability to collect, synthesize, and analyze a wide variety of information.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective communication with senior management, officials, departmental representatives, vendors, or other agencies.
  • Ability to negotiate effectively.
  • Skill to prepare and present written reports, memos, presentations, and detailed statistical reports, including charts, graphs, and exhibits to law enforcement partners and decision-makers.
  • Organizational ability to manage multiple projects, meets deadlines and expectations and objectively weigh resources and time bandwidth of current and upcoming responsibilities.
  • 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.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only 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 (PEX-1823-098983) 
  • 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, @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.

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, Amy Woo, by email at amy.woo@sfgov.org.

Verification of Education and Experience:

Applicants may be required to submit additional verification at any point of the application, examination and departmental selection process.  Failure to provide verification, if requested, will result in rejection of application or ineligibility for employment.  All statements made on the application or on subsequent documents or during interviews required under this selection process are subject to verification. 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. For additional information regarding verification, refer to this web URL: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#verification


Selection Procedures

The selection process will include evaluation of application in relation to minimum requirements.  Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview.  Depending on the number of applicants, the Department may establish and implement additional screening mechanisms to comparatively evaluate the qualifications of candidates.  If this becomes necessary, only those applicants whose qualifications most clearly meet the needs of the Department will be invited for an interview.

Background Clearance:

Finalist candidates will be invited to proceed to the background investigation. Candidates for employment with the San Francisco Sheriff's Department are required to undergo a background investigation to determine suitability for employment in the classification and department.  Completion of the Background Investigation does not guarantee or imply an offer of employment.  The San Francisco Sheriff’s Department reserves the right to hire only the most suitably qualified candidates for this position. The decision of the Appointing Officer as to an applicant’s qualifications for further screening and appointment will be final. 

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.



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2. Applicants are advised to keep copies of all documents submitted. Submitted documents become a permanent part of the exam record and will not be returned. The hiring department may require applicants to present additional material at the time of appointment and/or at a later date.

3. For general information concerning City and County of San Francisco employment policies and procedures, please refer to this web URL: http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process

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5. Terms of Announcement: Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations. Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf.

Recruitment Type:  Permanent Exempt

Issued Date: August 5, 2019

Micki Callahan

Human Resources Director

Department of Human Resources

Announcement No: PEX-1823-098983

SHF/AW 415-554-4012



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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