1054 IS Business Analyst-Principal

Planning Data and Analytics Manager

Recruitment #PBT-1054-097837

Introduction

This is a Position Based Test conducted in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A.

Introduction
The Department. The San Francisco Planning Department (CPC) plays a central role in guiding the growth and development in our City. The Planning Department works closely with other City agencies and the community to help achieve great planning for a great city. 

Our mission, under the direction of the Planning Commission, shapes the future of San Francisco and region by: articulating the vision in the General Plan and Planning code to guide both public action and private investments; fostering exemplary design; improving our surroundings through environmental analysis; increasing understanding of our past; encouraging a broad range of housing and a diverse job base; and enforcing the Planning Code.

The Division.  The Citywide Division of the Planning Department develops policy, maintains and oversees compliance with the City's General Plan, prepares and implements community plans, acts as the urban design resource for the city, and gathers and analyzes data in support of land use policy.  The Division works on a wide range of topics, including housing, transportation, urban design, land use, community development, resiliency, and sustainability.

This position is part of the Data and Analytics Group (“DAG”), within the Department’s Citywide Planning Division, and is responsible for producing, refining and analyzing cornerstone reports, data and visualization products that inform public policy initiatives, serve as key inputs to long-range growth planning by many public agencies, and meet local, regional and state reporting obligations.

This is an opportunity to work in a dynamic, inter-disciplinary, and innovative department and share in our vision to enhance San Francisco's livability - environmentally, economically, socially and culturally.  For more information about the Planning Department, visit http://sfplanning.org.

Position Information
The 1054 IS Business Analyst-Principal (Data and Analytics Group Manager) will lead the effort on behalf of the Planning Department to improve data access and analytical capacity for Department staff, the public, decision-makers, and other agencies, including modernization and integration of various key data products, tools and workflows into a seamless and efficient Land Use Information System. This position is essential to support the City’s goals for sustainability, equity, resiliency, and prosperity.

The ideal candidate will have: an understanding of contemporary tools available for geospatial, urban systems, and government analytics; strong analytical skills; project and time management experience within a complex governance system; and the ability to incorporate problem solving, critical thinking and tactical execution into their daily work.

Examples of duties include:

  • Directs the development and execution of data analytics, reporting and research activities to provide planners, senior leadership, decision-makers and the public with information and tools for policy analysis, strategic decision making, trends and forecasting, and data and informatics needs.
  • Supervises and directs a team of multi-disciplinary team of data analysts, planners, GIS specialists, and programmers, including developing work programs and budgets, prioritizing assignments, fostering collaboration and innovation, and providing professional development, and providing strategic direction for the team for on going modernization and improvement of tools and techniques in GIS work with the objective of creating new information and/or investigation geo-spatial patterns and trends, and maximizing integration of GIS tools with other data analytics and planning practices.
  • Collaborates and builds strong partnerships with community and business stakeholders, non-profits, neighborhood groups, City departments, and other governmental agencies on developing and carrying out data reporting and analytics strategies.
  • Develops and implements data collection systems and other strategies that optimize efficiency and data quality which integrate with other activities.
  • Modernizes data use in planning that aligns with the long-range policy goals of the City.
  • Oversee production and promotion of data products; collaborate on policy project design; and manage planning studies for informing the Division of land use and planning policy data and informatics needs.
  • Acts as the subject matter expert for data analytics and data reporting initiatives.
  • Performs other data analytics related duties and activities as required: project management, presentation creation and strategic planning.

Minimum Qualifications

These minimum qualifications establish the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license(s) which are required for employment in the classification.  Please note, additional qualifications (i.e., special conditions) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.

Education: 

  • An associate degree in computer science or a closely related field from an accredited college or university OR its equivalent in terms of total course credits/units [i.e., at least sixty (60) semester or ninety (90) quarter credits/units with a minimum of twenty (20) semester or thirty (30) quarter credits/units in computer science or a closely-related field].

Experience: 

  • Five (5) years of experience in the information systems field, including system analysis, business process design, development and implementation of business application solutions or IT project management. and 
  • Five (5) years experience in Geological Information System (GIS) using ESRI products to perform analysis, design, development, implementation, and production support for GIS applications.  

The above minimum qualifications reflect special conditions associated with the position to be filled. They may differ from the standard minimum qualifications associated with this classification.

Substitution:
Additional experience as described above may be substituted for the required degree on a year-for-year basis (up to a maximum of two (2) years). One (1) year is equivalent to thirty (30) semester units / forty-five (45) quarter units with a minimum of 10 semester / 15 quarter units in computer science or a closely related field. 


Verification: Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point in the application, examination and/or departmental selection process. Failure to provide the required verification when requested may result in rejection of application and/or removal from eligibility for referral and appointment in this class. Verification may be waived if impossible to obtain. The applicant must submit a signed statement explaining why verification cannot be obtained. Waiver requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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

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

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being accepted through an online process. 

  • Select announcement PBT-1054-097837
  • 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

Computer kiosks 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.

You can also watch this video for further assistance with our online application system: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-kUFHXhBjQ&feature=youtu.be  

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, Michael Eng, by telephone at (415) 575-9143 or by email at Michael.Eng@sfgov.org.

Selection Plan

Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (Weight: Qualifying) 

Supplemental Questionnaire (Weight - 100%)

Selection Procedures

Minimum Qualifications Supplemental Questionnaire (Weight: Qualifying):
Candidates will be prompted to complete a Minimum Qualifications Supplemental Questionnaire (MQSQ) as part of the online employment application. This MQSQ 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 MQSQ will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.

Supplemental Questionnaire (Weight: 100%):
Qualified candidates will be required to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the selection procedures. The Supplemental Questionnaire will be provided to applicants via email after the closing of the application filing period.  The Supplemental Questionnaire is designed to determine relative knowledge, skills and ability levels in job related areas which may include, but not be limited to: ability to analyze, interpret, summarize, and present technical data; knowledge of the principles and practices of geographic information systems (GIS); supervisory ability; human relations ability and written communication skills.

All relevant experience, education and/or training must be on the supplemental questionnaire in order to be reviewed in the rating process. The Supplemental Questionnaire will account for 100% of the total weight of the final score. 

Note: Only those candidates achieving a passing score on the Supplemental Questionnaire will have their names placed on the resulting eligible list/score report.

Certification:
The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of Seven (7) Scores. 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 list, shall not be made public unless required by law. However, an eligible list shall be made available for 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. 

Upon approval of the Human Resource Director (see Civil Service Rule 111A.26.5), the eligible list/score report resulting from this announcement may be used by other departments that also use this classification or a similar classification. To find Departments which use this classification, please see https://sfdhr.org/sites/default/files/documents/ASO-Level-Chart.pdf?documentID=21246

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.

Conclusion

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. 

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.

Requests:
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://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#veteranspreference 

Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams: Information regarding seniority credit can be found at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#senioritycredit   

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.

 

Exam Type:  CPE

Issued: June 19, 2020

 

Micki Callahan, Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources 

Recruitment ID Number: PBT-1054-097837
CPC/ME 415-575-9143

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.

For more information about benefits, please click here.

 



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