0922 Manager I - Director, Center for Data Science

Recruitment #PBT-0922-095482

Introduction


0922 Manager I - Director, Center for Data Science

Department of Public Health

 

WHO WE ARE

The San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) is the largest Department within the City and County of San Francisco. With an annual operating budget of $2.4 billion, SFDPH employs over 8,000 people and contracts for more than $400 million in community-based services. Our mission is to protect and promote the health and well-being for all in San Francisco, and our vision is to make San Francisco the healthiest place on earth. 

 

The SFDPH Population Health Division (PHD), which earned public health accreditation in 2017, carries out traditional and mandatory public health functions such as: consumer safety activities; health promotion and prevention; inspections of food, alcohol, and cannabis businesses; promote improved air and water quality; promote pedestrian safety; HIV prevention, research and surveillance; TB prevention and treatment; Emergency Medical Services; and analysis of community public health data. PHD will be elevating and integrating functions into a new Center for Data Science (CDS) that will unify existing information-gathering resources to allow SFDPH to make more effective data-driven public health decisions.


WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR

Under general direction of the of the County Health Officer, the 0922 Manager I - Director of the Center for Data Science will lead and grow a team of data scientists focused on Population Health Data Science---the transformation of data into actionable knowledge that informs, influences, or optimizes decision making to improve health. The Director will work directly with SFDPH executive leadership to tackle major public health challenges in San Francisco. The Center will support high-level decision-making, priority-setting, and resource allocation through the development of reports, dashboards, etc., for improved monitoring, tracking, and reporting for various stakeholders.

 

The Director will also be responsible for organizing trainings and developing partnerships with universities and the private sector to tackle complex data analysis and interpreting results from multiple sources using a variety of methods including, but not limited to, epidemiological and statistical analysis, health impact assessments, decision analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, and operations research.


The Director of the Center for Data Science will possess deep expertise in data science and is a collaborative leader who creatively inspires and supports executive leadership, internal teams and community partners in how data science can improve the population health. The incumbent will have a proven track record in developing, managing, and leading teams and delivering complex analytical and data science projects and products in the healthcare/public health. They should love working with data and people, have a coaching and mentoring mindset, possess a strong interest in the intersection of health and technology, have an ability to communicate complex technical concepts to non-technical audiences, and be incredibly customer-focused.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES

The 0922 Director of the Center for Data Science performs the following essential functions:

·       Manages the data science programs, operational activities, or projects of assigned section or program area; supervises, trains, provides oversight, and evaluates the data science activities of personnel and/or coordinates and monitors the work of consultants and contractors working for the department; works with other data science managers and staff to evaluate and implement goals, responsibilities, policies and procedures of the division.

·      Monitors the work of and coaches subordinates and/or cross-matrix teams to improve data science methods, analysis, and performance.

·      Evaluates data science procedures, identifies and analyzes problems and issues and may implement and document new procedures of the assigned section/program.

·        Participates in budget development by providing detailed justification and persuasive arguments for proposals or initiatives.

·     Coordinates budget preparation, monitors expenditures and financial reporting for assigned section; prepares reports, memoranda, and correspondence; and maintains statistical records. Implements and closely monitors budget expenditures; provides executive management with an early warning and practical options to potential cost overruns.

·     Directs the allocation of resources to achieve timely outcomes and measurable goals within budget; adjusts plans and programs to meet emerging or new programs, while continuing to address major departmental priorities.

·       Assists in developing and implementing operational policies to ensure the efficient operation of section or program.

·       Writes grants for conduction data science research and evaluation.

·     Develops and grows partnerships with Bay Area universities in data science, epidemiology, biostatistics, and computer science.

·       Supports County Health Officer and SFDPH executive leadership in data and data analysis needs.

·       Leads Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) for public health accreditation, Health Care Services Master Plan, and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).

The 0922 Director of the Center for Data Science performs related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

1.    Experience: Three (3) years (equivalent to 6,000 hours) of professional experience leading teams and performing complex data analysis and interpreting results from multiple sources.

AND

2.    Education: Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university. 

 

One year of full-time employment is equivalent to 2,000 hours (2,000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40 hour work week). Any overtime hours that you work above 40 hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.

 

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


Desirable Qualifications: The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists.

  • Possession of a Master’s degree or higher in Data Science, Informatics, Epidemiology, Public Health, Public  Administration or a related field.
  • Two (2) years of supervisory experience leading teams performing complex data analysis and interpreting results from multiple sources.

Verification of Experience: 

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. More information can be found at http://sfdhr.org/getting-job#verification

 

Verification of Education:

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/how-verify-education-requirements


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 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

·      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, @famsf.org, @ccsf.edu).

 

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, Emily Lee, by telephone at 415-554-2913or by email at Emily.Lee@sfdph.org.

Selection Procedures

Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (Weight: Qualifying)

Candidates will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online employment application. This Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications for this position. Applicants must also complete the official application. It is essential that applicants provide complete information in identifying their education, experience and training. The Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.


Supervisory Test Battery (Weight: 40%)

Applicants will be invited to participate in a computer-based examination designed to measure competencies in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to: Problem Solving; Leadership; Decision Making; Interpersonal skill; Human Resources Management; Team Building; Communication & Conflict Management. For more information about this Supervisory Test (and a suggested reading list) please visit: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=325

A passing score must be achieved on the Supervisory Test Battery in order to continue in the selection process.

This is a standardized examination, and, therefore, test questions and answers are not available for public inspection or review.

Scores attained on the Supervisory Test Battery will be valid and 'banked' for three years, starting from the date of the examination. This means that, during this three-year time period, you will not be required to take the Supervisory Test Battery. The Supervisory Test Battery may be used for many other classes; therefore your test score may be applied to one or more of these classes if you choose to apply to future recruitments. If the selection process for the future announcement is held within one year of the date of this examination and it includes the Supervisory Test Battery, your score will be automatically applied to that announcement, However, after one year, you have the option to either (a) apply your test score to the other announcement or (b) re-take the Supervisory Test Battery. Re-testing is permitted no sooner than one year from the date of the examination and only in association with your eligibility for another announcement for which the Supervisory Test Battery is used. Please note that, should you re-test, your re-test score would become your official score since it is the most recent.


Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation (Weight: 60%)

Applicants who successfully complete the Supervisory Test Battery will receive a supplemental questionnaire via email. All applicants must complete the Supplemental Questionnaire by the given deadline. Information provided on the Supplemental Questionnaire must be consistent with the information on the application and is subject to verification. 

The Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation is designed to measure knowledge, skills, and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include, but not be limited to: knowledge of population health data science methods; knowledge of State and Federal regulations related to population health data science; knowledge of budget development and administration of city departments; ability to apply performance improvements methods; grant and scientific writing skills; Agile and program/portfolio project management skills.


Certification:

The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of the List. Additional selection processes may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.


Eligible List/Score Report:

A confidential eligible list of applicant names that have passed the civil service examination process will be created and used for certification purposes only. An examination score report will be established, so applicants can view the ranks, final scores, and number of eligible candidates. Applicant information, including names of applicants on the eligible lists, shall not be made public unless required by law. However, an eligible list shall be made available to public inspection, upon request, once the eligible list is exhausted or expired and referrals resolved. The eligible list/score report resulting from this civil service examination process is subject to change after adoption (e.g. as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission.

The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be six (6) months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

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 area selecte. 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 finalist, 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 31003109). 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.

Conclusion

Statement on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:

At the City and County of San Francisco, we share a commitment to a diverse, inclusive and equitable community. Each member of our organization is responsible and accountable for what they say and do to make San Francisco an inclusive and equitable place to live and work by employing fair and just practices to and for all.

 

Note on Electronic Health Record (EHR):

The Department of Public Health (DPH) is implementing a unified Electronic Health Record (EHR) system and DPH employees must demonstrate competency in the use of the system that is appropriate for their classification as a condition of employment.

 

Note on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):

Some positions in the Department of Public Health will require the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), including but not limited to gloves, gowns, eye and face protection, and face-fitting respirators. The requirement for the use of PPE may come on short or no notice. Facial hair or any condition that interferes with a face-fitting respirator’s seal (i.e. comes between the sealing surfaces of the respirator and the wearer’s bare skin) is not permitted when face-fitting respirators are worn, including during initial or periodic respirator fit-testing.

Employees who choose not to shave and do not have either American Disabilities Act (ADA) or Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Accommodations do not have the right to alternate work assignments or the option of using a loose-fitting Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) in place of a Face Fitting Respirator.

 

Medical Examination/Drug Testing:

Prior to appointment, at the Department's expense, applicants may be required to take a tuberculosis (TB) screening test, a medical examination and/or drug test. 

 

Terms of Announcement and Appeal Rights

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.

The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 111A.35.1. The standard for the review of such appeals is ‘abuse of discretion’ or ‘no rational basis’ for establishing the position description, the minimum qualifications and/or the certification rule. Appeals must include a written statement of the item(s) being contested and the specific reason(s) why the cited item(s) constitute(s) abuse of discretion by the Human Resources Director. Appeals must be submitted directly to the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission within five business days of the announcement issuance date.

 

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.

 

Information on requesting Reasonable ADA Accommodation: 
Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: 
http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#applicantswithdisabilities

 

Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at:

http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#veteranspreference


Information regarding Seniority Credit can be found at:

http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#senioritycredit

 

Exam Type:  CPE
Issued: March 24, 2020 
Micki Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: PBT-0922-095482
DPH/EL/415.554.2913/#01128976

Benefits

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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