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Senior Administrative Analyst

Job classification

TitleSenior Administrative Analyst
Overtime eligibility Exempt (Z) - No Paid Overtime
Labor agreement Prof & Tech Eng, Local 21
Effective dateApril 12, 2023

Current compensation plan

Effective: Jul 01, 2024

See Historic and future compensation information for this class

Step: Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5
Rate /hr: $56.5750 $59.4000 $62.3750 $65.4875 $68.7500
Rate /biweekly: $4,526.00 $4,752.00 $4,990.00 $5,239.00 $5,500.00
Rate /year: $117,676 $123,552 $129,740 $136,214 $143,000

Job description




JOB CODE: 1823


Under general direction, the Senior Administrative Analyst is responsible for directing and performing difficult, complex, and/or sensitive projects for departmental management, such as: plans, organizes, leads and/or participates in complex, sensitive, and detailed analytical work in the areas of budget, financial/fiscal, economic, data analysis, legislative and administrative policy and/or contract administration. Class 1823 Senior Administrative Analyst is the senior journey-level class of the series.


Class 1823 Senior Administrative Analyst is distinguished from class 1822 Administrative Analyst in that class 1822 is the journey-level class working under general supervision. Class 1823 Senior Administrative Analyst is distinguished from class 1824 Principal Administrative Analyst in that class 1824 has greater and/or more complex financial responsibilities, greater consequence of error and independence of action, and is assigned the most difficult, complex, and sensitive projects.


Class 1823 Senior Administrative Analysts may supervise a small staff performing moderately complex analytical work.


According to Civil Service Commission Rule 109, the duties specified below are representative of the range of duties assigned to this job code/class and are not intended to be an inclusive list.

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 programs, administrative policies and procedures as well as organizational problems; conducts difficult and detailed studies; identifies administrative problems, determines methods of analysis, and identifies trends; analyzes qualitative and quantitative data; 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. Prepares Local Business Enterprise (�LBE�) and contract status reports; conducts competitive contract vendor selection processes including public bids and requests for proposals, distributes and places advertisements and public notices for contracts; processes moderate to highly complex contracts including advertising for bids/proposals, receipt and review of bids, contract negotiation and award, and routing through signature/documentation process to certification; provides information to staff from Purchasing, Human Resources, and the Administrative Services Office; and provides training and technical assistance to staff and contractors on departmental and City contracting policies, procedures and requirements.

9. Prepares cost estimates and terms for new and existing contracts, for proposed change orders and modifications; reviews contract provisions, conducts site visits, and meets with engineers/inspectors/program managers to develop cost estimates; meets with contractors to negotiate requests for additional costs; assists in analyzing costs related to change orders and modifications; maintains data and information resources on current industry cost standards for materials, equipment and labor; establishes and maintains contact with sources of information including vendors, labor unions and governmental agencies.


Knowledge of: the principles and techniques of governmental organization and management: the principles and techniques of financial/fiscal analysis and budgeting; the principles and techniques of economic and policy analysis; the principles and techniques of generally accepted accounting principles and government accounting standards; application of statistical and other analytical methods; applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations affecting departmental operations; principles involved in the development and implementation of complex systems and procedures; methods, procedures, and techniques needed for negotiations of contract terms, change orders, cost estimates and modifications.

Ability or Skill to: collect, synthesize, and analyze a wide variety of information; conduct difficult analytical studies involving complex administrative and financial systems and procedures; work with authority to identify and define problems, determine methodology, analyze and evaluate quantitative and qualitative data, make recommendations with appropriate justification and develop/implement a plan of action; assign and direct the work of subordinates; establish and maintain effective communication with senior management, officials, departmental representatives, vendors, or other agencies; negotiate effectively; use a personal computer and software programs as utilized in various departments.


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 job ad.

Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and three(3) years full-time equivalent experience performing professional-level analytical work. Qualifying professional-level analytical work includes analysis, development, administration, and reporting in major programs and functions of an organization in the areas of budgets, contracts, grants, policy, or other functional areas related to the duties of positions in the 182X Class series.


Possession of a graduate degree (Master's degree or higher) from an accredited college or university with major coursework 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 the Class series may be substituted for one (1) year of required experience.

Additional experience as described above may be substituted for the required degree on a year-for-year basis (up to a maximum of 2 years). Thirty (30) semester units or forty-five (45) quarter units equal one year.

License and Certification:



To: 1824 Principal Administrative Analyst

From: 1822 Administrative Analyst




11/04/1991;11/07/1995; 12/02/1999; 9/28/2009; 04/12/2023


To accurately reflect the current minimum qualifications defined in the most recent job analysis conducted for this job code.



Standard information

Disaster service work

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.

Historic and future compensation

Effective (Sched) Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5
Jul 01, 2024 (Z) $56.5750 $59.4000 $62.3750 $65.4875 $68.7500
Jan 06, 2024 (Y) $55.7375 $58.5250 $61.4500 $64.5250 $67.7375
Jul 01, 2023 (X) $54.5125 $57.2375 $60.1000 $63.1000 $66.2500
Jul 01, 2022 (W) $53.1875 $55.8375 $58.6375 $61.5625 $64.6375
Jan 08, 2022 (V) $50.5375 $53.0500 $55.7125 $58.4875 $61.4125
Jul 01, 2021 (U) $50.2875 $52.7875 $55.4375 $58.2000 $61.1125
Dec 26, 2020 (T) $48.5750 $51.0000 $53.5500 $56.2250 $59.0375
Jul 01, 2020 (S) $47.1625 $49.5125 $51.9875 $54.5875 $57.3125

Historic compensation data is provided in hourly pay.

Sources: San Francisco Open Data Portal: Compensation plan table