0889 Mayoral Staff IX

Fiscal & Policy Analyst

Recruitment #PEX-0889-109790


Office of Mayor London N. Breed
Fiscal & Policy Analyst
Mayor’s Office of Public Policy and Finance

In line with the Official Public Health Order to slow the spread of COVID-19, “shelter-in-place” has been issued for all San Francisco residents that is expected to be in effect until further notice. As a result, Department of Human Resources (DHR)’s office (located at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103) is currently closed to the general public. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Human Resources Analyst listed on this announcement.

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as this announcement will remain open until the position is filled. The earliest it may close is 5:00 p.m. on March 2, 2021.

What We Do: The Mayor’s Office of Public Policy and Finance is seeking a Fiscal & Policy Analyst, directly reporting to the Mayor’s Budget Director. The primary responsibility of the Mayor’s Office of Public Policy and Finance is to prepare and submit a balanced City budget in June of each year. Other functions of the Mayor’s Office of Public Policy and Finance include: participating in development and monitoring of the administration’s policy initiatives; synthesizing information about budget issues and government operations into clear messaging for City stakeholders; and, working on fiscal impacts related to legislative issues. 

What You’ll Be Doing: The Fiscal & Policy Analyst is responsible for performing detailed analysis of complex departmental budgets both as part of the annual budget review and throughout the year; building and maintaining relationships with departments and stakeholders; and, preparing and presenting policy and budget recommendations to the Mayor’s Budget Director and other Mayoral staff. 

As a Fiscal & Policy Analyst, you will: review and analyze annual budget submissions of city departments; prepare and present policy and budget recommendations; monitor department spending and hiring over the course of the year; and act as key contact for budget, policy, and program matters between the Mayor’s Office and city departments. As part of this work, you will often need to summarize complex information and present your summary to decisionmakers.

Working Hours:  Full-time, 40 hours/week. Additional hours may be required to complete assignments, as needed. In particular, our team works longer hours, including frequent evenings and weekends, during the busiest months of our budget season (March through June). Note: this job is based in San Francisco City Hall; however, all work will be remote until further notice.

Appointment Type: Permanent Exempt (PEX), this position is exempt from Civil Service rules pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section 10.104 and serves at the discretion of the Appointing Officer.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications: Possession of a Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years of relevant experience or advanced degree (MA, MPP, MPA) in public policy or related field. Relevant experience can include: budget/financial analysis, legislative/policy analysis, and/or program development or operations. Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel.

Preferred Qualifications: Familiarity with San Francisco Bay Area and/or local resident. Experience in public policy and/or budgeting. Strong analytical, quantitative, and writing skills; strong interpersonal skills; ability to work well under pressure and with a variety of individuals, including city department staff and Mayor’s Office policy staff; computer literacy.

How To Apply

Application Procedure:  
Submit a City and County employment application through the City’s web site at www.jobaps.com/SF (#PEX-0889-109790). This portal allows the upload of a cover letter and resume, which must be combined into a single pdf document and submitted on the “Resume” tab of the application portal. Applications lacking a cover letter or resume will not be considered.

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.

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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.

Please refer questions regarding this posting to Lillian Patil by email at lillian.patil@sfgov.org. Qualified applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the application or selection process may contact this office by phone or in writing.

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.

Resumes may be attached to the application; however, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application.

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 here.

Verification of qualifying experience, when requested, must be documented on the employer's business letterhead and must include the name of the applicant, job title(s), dates of employment, description of job duties performed, and signature of the employer or the employer’s authorized representative. Experience claimed in self-employment will only be accepted if supported by documents verifying income, earnings, business license and experience comparable to minimum qualifications above. Copies of income tax papers or other documents listing occupation and total earnings must be submitted. Employees of the City and County of San Francisco may submit performance evaluations showing duties performed to verify qualifying City experience. City employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which appointed. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee's class will be allowed only if recorded in accordance with the provisions of Civil Service Commission Rules. 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. Failure to provide the required verification, or request for waiver when requested may result in rejection of application.

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. Make sure your application and any attachments to the application submitted at the time of filing are complete and accurate and include details on all experience, education, training and other information that qualifies you for this recruitment. Failure to submit a complete and accurate application at the time of filing may result in your ineligibility for this recruitment or inability to receive full credit for scoring purposes. Any new information concerning work experience, education, training and other information that is submitted after the filing deadline may not be used for scoring or considered to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Selection Plan

Selection Process: Resumes will be screened for relevant qualifying experience. Additional screening mechanisms may be implemented in order to determine candidate’s qualifications. The most qualified candidates will be invited to an interview in early March, with an anticipated start date in early April. All interviews will be held virtually.

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.


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.

Copies of Application Documents
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 submit the same documents and/or additional documents at a later date.

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.

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 online at https://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

Issued: 02/09/2021
Carol Isen
Acting Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID #: PEX-0889-109790

The Mayor’s Office of Public Policy & Finance is committed to the diversity and inclusion of all voices in our systems and workforce.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate based on race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected


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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