0941 Manager VI - Deputy Financial Officer

Recruitment #PEX-0941-098978



Applicants are encouraged to file immediately as this recruitment may close at any time,
but no earlier than September 9, 2019

APPOINTMENT TYPE:  Permanent Exempt.  In accordance with San Francisco Charter Section 10.104, exempt employees serve at the discretion of the appointing authority.  

The City and County of San Francisco’s (City) Department of Public Health (DPH) is the largest City Department, with an annual operating budget of $2.2 billion.  DPH employs over 8,000 people and contracts for more than $400 million in community-based services.  As an integrated health department, DPH has two major Divisions, the San Francisco Health Network and the Public Health Division, to fulfill its mission of protecting and promoting the health of all San Franciscans.  For more information, please visit www.sfdph.org.  

Under policy direction of the DPH Chief Financial Officer, the 0941 Manager VI – Deputy Financial Officer is an executive level administrator responsible for financial operations in DPH Administration, Behavioral Health Services (BHS), Public Health Division, and the San Francisco Health Network (SFHN); provides financial operations leadership and direction in areas including, but not limited to accounting, accounts payable, grant accounting, cost reporting, budget, revenues, and analysis; provides oversight for BHS patient billing, the Office of Vital Records, and Medi-Cal Administrative Activities (MAA).  


  • Oversees DPH financial operations for non-hospital divisions with an annual budget of approximately $1.1 billion;
  • Supervises, directs, and oversees the activities and resources of the DPH Finance, Accounting, BHS Billing, Vital Records, and MAA Departments;
  • Hires, supervises, and evaluates the work of approximately 100 FTEs in the DPH Finance, Accounting, BHS Billing, Vital Records, and MAA Departments;
  • Develops policies and procedures related to financial and accounting operations;
  • Oversees DPH’s fiscal audit functions including Federal, State and Medi-Cal audits, internal audits, single audits, compliance audits, and other audit functions;
  • Manages behavioral health billing, including coordinating with IT and behavioral health clinical staff; oversees provider claims, Medi-Cal billing and other reimbursement, billing compliance, and contractor billing issues with an annual budget of approximately $200 million;
  • Develops policies and procedures for contractor payments, audits, and related issues for approximately 100 Community Based Organizations (CBOs), with an annual budget of approximately $400 million;
  • Responsible for financial reporting, analysis, and cost reporting for non-hospital divisions including Medi-Cal and other cost reports, the Global Payment Program (GPP), and other funding sources;
  • Serves as the DPH Finance lead on Payment Card Industry (PCI) security and other financial IT systems, including the City’s PeopleSoft financial system;
  • Serves as the DPH Finance lead for City-wide disaster preparedness and response;
  • Develops and recommends to the DPH Health Commission ordinances and resolutions related to financial issues (e.g. patient rates, gifts, contractor policies, etc.); and
  • Represents DPH on City/County, State and local finance and behavioral health finance policy committees.  

The 0941 Manager VI – Deputy Financial Officer performs other related duties as assigned.  

The normal annual salary range is $154,414 – 197,054.  Appointments above the maximum of the normal range may be considered based on documented and substantiated recruitment and retention issues or exceptional skills.  A special approval process is necessary for appointment above the normal salary range.  For additional information about the City's benefits package, please visit: Municipal Executives' Association Benefit Summary  

Other outstanding benefits offered with this position include:

  • Medical, Dental, and Life Insurance; Long-term Disability Plan; Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Municipal Executives Flexible Credits Defined Retirement Plan
  • Deferred Compensation; and Social Security
  • Paid Management Training Program; Wellness Program
  • Vacation/Holiday/Sick Time; and Administrative Leave    

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; AND
  2. Four (4) years of managerial experience in government accounting, all of which must include supervising employees.  

Education 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.  

One (1) 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 at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

  • Familiarity with the City and County of San Francisco and/or the Department of Public Health
  • Familiarity with government accounting, finance, and administration
  • Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Accounting, Healthcare Administration, or a closely related field
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Lean Production Practices and experience in applying Lean management principles within a healthcare organization
  • Knowledge of healthcare safety net financing practices, laws and regulations
  • Knowledge of behavioral health and public health safety net finance, including Short Doyle Medi-Cal billing, other State and Federal funding, and other Medi-Cal programs and regulations
  • Leadership and management skills necessary to work effectively within a transparent matrixed environment, influence results, motivate individuals and teams, and resolve problems in a diplomatic professional manner
  • Willingness to operate in a collaborative, shared leadership environment
  • A good working knowledge of cost/productivity management systems and experience creating business intelligence tools in support of clinical and operational areas
  • Experience with electronic health record systems, including behavioral health (e.g. Avatar) and Epic
  • Familiarity with PeopleSoft accounting system and other reporting and analytical tools

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

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.

Verification of required education typically must be a photocopy of the degree or transcript from an accredited college or university.  

Verification of required work experience typically must be on the employer’s letterhead, and must include the applicant’s name, job title, description of job duties, dates of employment, hours per week, and signature of the employer, supervisor, or appropriate representative.  City and County of San Francisco (CCSF) employees do not need to submit verification of their City employment, but must submit written verification of outside experience. CCSF employees will not receive credit for experience obtained outside of their classification unless recorded in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Service Rule 110.9.1/111A.11.2.

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, Yvette Gamble, by telephone at (415) 554-2911 or by email at yvette.gamble@sfdph.org.

Selection Procedures

Departmental Selection Procedures:
The department may implement screening mechanisms in order to determine applicants’ qualifications for this position.  Only applicants most closely meeting the needs of the department will be invited to continue in the selection process.  Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through all steps in the selection process.


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.



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.  

Valid licensure/certification/registration as a requirement to perform the job must be kept current throughout duration of employment. Failure to demonstrate/show proof of possession of required valid licensure/certification/registration may result in dismissal and/or termination of employment.   

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

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.

Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: 

Issued:  August 23, 2019
Micki  Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number:   PEX-0941-098978
DPH/YG/(415) 554-2911  (MCCP #81-143, #01057647)


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.



Powered by JobAps