1823 Senior Administrative Analyst

Recruitment #PBT-1823-902716

Introduction


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

With a staff of approximately 2,600 employees, San Francisco’s Human Services Agency (HSA) is the central resource which delivers public assistance, child welfare, and aging and adult services to the citizens of San Francisco. Its mission is to promote well-being and self-sufficiency among individuals, families and communities in San Francisco. HSA was formed in 2004 with the merger of two previously existing city departments, the Department of Human Services and the Department of Aging and Adult Services. The Office of Early Childhood Education joined the Agency in 2014. The Agency retains two commissions and two department heads.

Senior Administrative Analysts work in several sections within the Human Services Agency.  A very brief description of the sections and primary functions are:

·       Budget: developing the Agency’s $913 million annual budget; researching, analyzing, and formulating policy recommendations on complex and/or sensitive projects on issues concerning HSA budget, finance, legislative, and operational issues

·       Finance: coordinating the Agency’s financial efforts which include forecasting expenditures and revenue; budget management and development; and allocations tracking

·       Planning:, analyzing and formulating policy, analyzing trends and patterns related to programs

·       Contracts: managing grants and contracts, working with programs to conduct a competitive bid process, conducting fiscal monitoring including site visits for Agency-held contracts

·       The Office of Early Care and Education: developing policy priorities, financial strategies, programs and/or systems in early care and education

·       Family and Children Services: developing, implementing, and/or managing budgets, programs; analyzing legislation and/or developing policies for Family and Children Services

·       CalWORKs: developing, implementing, and/or managing budgets, programs; analyzing legislation and/or developing policies for CalWORKs which provides cash assistance and services to needy California families with dependent children

·       Workforce Development: developing, implementing, and/or managing budgets, programs; analyzing legislation and/or developing policies for Workforce Development where job seekers can access self-directed services to assist in getting a job

·       San Francisco BenefitsNet (Operations): developing, implementing, and/or managing budgets, programs; analyzing legislation and/or developing policies for SF BenefitsNet which is the merging of CalFresh and Medi-Cal Eligibility programs

Candidates who successfully pass all exams and place on the eligible list may be considered for any of the above sections; vacancies in different sections may have additional desirable conditions that may be used to identify finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

1. Researches, analyzes and makes policy recommendation on special projects or highly visible public issues; may direct complex financial or operational activities; responds to informational requests, including those of a highly sensitive nature, and may represent the department to the Mayor's office, Board of Supervisors, Controller's Office, other city officials, outside agencies and the public; acts as executive assistant and provides administrative analysis to high-level managers or a department head.  

2. Coordinates, develops, manages and monitors a departmental budget of moderate complexity or assists in the development and management of a departmental budget of greater complexity; negotiates budget proposals within the department and with the Mayor's Office, Board of Supervisors and other agencies; prepares budget line item narrative, analyses, recommendations, and justifications for annual and supplemental requests; assists management in the budget development process, monitoring of the budget, budget reporting, and interpretation of budget-related documents.  

3. Analyzes trends in budget expenditures and revenues, prepares financial/statistical reports for management, Mayor's Office, Board of Supervisors, Controller's Office and various funding agencies; coordinates and monitors departmental reporting to funding agencies including the subvention of funds to contracting organizations and justifies that funds are used as required.  

4. Coordinates the activities related to the application for, and management of multiple source capital projects and/or grants; monitors detailed and complex budgets, ensures expenditures remain within budget, and shifts funds within guidelines; coordinates and monitors reporting to funding agencies including the subvention of funds to contracting organizations and justifies that funds are used as required; may coordinate the preparation of City-wide single audit report.  

5. Plans and performs economic and/or financial analyses including forecasting, revenue and/or expense projections, analysis of capital requirements, calculation of debt capacity, evaluation of financing alternatives; rate analysis, modeling and cost/benefit analysis; prepares reports with financial/policy recommendations and appropriate supporting documentation; may assist in the preparation of audit schedules and financial statements.  

6. Analyzes and interprets existing, newly enacted and proposed local, state, federal legislation and regulation for policy and financial impact on the department; advises management and prepares recommendations with appropriate supporting documentation regarding how to comply with new regulations, mitigate adverse action against the department or maximize potential revenues; develops, implements and monitors new and revised reporting systems required by legislation.  

7. Analyzes existing and proposed administrative policies and procedures as well as organizational problems; conducts difficult and detailed studies; identifies administrative problems, determines methods of analysis, and identifies trends; prepares and presents reports with recommendations and appropriate justification based on studies and surveys; may coordinate the implementation of new systems and/or procedures.

8. Manages a set of grants and contracts from procurement to certification; works with program to conduct competitive bid processes in accordance with city policies; produces contract documents including scopes, budgets and memos; processes grant and contract documents for commission approval and departmental certifications;  reviews and authorizes invoicing and payments in departmental and city databases; conducts fiscal monitoring including site visits, reporting contract status and providing technical assistance to city staff and grantees/contractors as requested;  conducts purchasing for supplies and resources as requested.

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.

Desirable Qualifications:

Candidates who successfully pass all exams and place on the eligible list may be contacted for interview with any of the above sections; vacancies in different sections may have additional desirable conditions that may be used to identify finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualification requirements by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

VERIFICATION OF EXPERIENCE AND/OR EDUCATION: 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 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).

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, Zach DeRossette, by telephone at 415-557-6402, or by email at zachary.derossette@sfgov.org.

Selection Procedures

Written Core Examination (Weight: 100%)

Candidates will be invited to participate in a written, multiple-choice examination, designed to measure their relative knowledge, skills and abilities in job-related areas. The “core” multiple-choice examination component may include but not be limited to:

·       Ability to evaluate/analyze information/data and to exercise good judgment relative to that evaluation or analysis;

·       Ability to communicate written information (includes ability to proofread);

·       Knowledge of, and ability to apply, financial/fiscal principles (including the ability to use mathematical and statistical formulas);

·       Ability to comprehend and understand written information;

·       Ability to use various computer software programs;

·       Ability to conduct research;

·       Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships;

·       Knowledge of and the ability to apply, principles, practices and procedures involving office operations.

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

You will receive one or more scores with respect to the multiple-choice exam component. One will correspond to the core test component and, should any specialty subtests be added to that component, you may receive one or more additional “specialty” scores. Any scores attained on these components 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 any test components for which you have already attained a score. This core test is also used for 1820 Junior Administrative Analyst, 1822 Administrative Analyst and 1823 Senior Administrative Analyst.  Therefore your test scores may be applied to one or more of these classes if you choose to apply to future recruitments. This is not the same exam that is used for 1824 Principal Administrative Analyst, as such your scores on this exam are not applied to any 1824 recruitments, and your scores from the 1824 exam cannot be applied to this recruitment. If the selection process for the future announcement is held within one year of the date of this examination and it includes any of these components [i.e., core exam or specialty subtest(s)], your score(s) for the corresponding test component(s) will be automatically applied to that announcement. However, after one year, you have the option to either (a) apply your test score(s) to the other announcement or (b) re-take the test component(s). 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 test component (core or specialty subtest) is used. Please note that, should you re-test, your re-test score would become your official score since it is the most recent.

 

Certification:

The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of Ten (10) Scores.  Additional selection processes may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.

Eligible List:

The eligible list resulting from this examination 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 of 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 resulting from this announcement may be used by other departments that also use this classification or a similar classification.  To find other Departments which use this classification, please see
http://www.sfdhr.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentID=21246. Search that document by title or job code to see which departments use the classification.

Conviction History

As a finalist 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 finalist. 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 selected as 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 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.

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

Copies of Application Documents: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#copies

Reasonable Accommodation Request: Information on requesting reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities can be found at:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#reasonableaccommodation

Clerical Errors: May be corrected by the posting of the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#announcementsdefinitions

General Information Concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20

Veteran’s Preference:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#veteranspreference

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

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

 

Extended on6/7/18 to broaden applicant pool
Extended on 5/29/18 to broaden applicant pool

Exam Type:  CPE
Issued: May 17, 2018 
Micki Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: PBT-1823-902716
HSA/ZD 415-557-6402

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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