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Senior Management Assistant

Job classification

TitleSenior Management Assistant
Overtime eligibility Exempt (Z) - No Paid Overtime
Labor agreement SEIU, Local 1021, Misc
Effective dateAugust 01, 2023

Current compensation plan

Effective: Jan 06, 2024

See Historic and future compensation information for this class

Step: Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5
Rate /hr: $50.4375 $52.9375 $55.6000 $58.3875 $61.3125
Rate /biweekly: $4,035.00 $4,235.00 $4,448.00 $4,671.00 $4,905.00
Rate /year: $104,910 $110,110 $115,648 $121,446 $127,530

Job description



Title: Senior Management Assistant

Job Code: 1844


Under general supervision, the Senior Management Assistant performs difficult and complex professional level administrative and/or management duties in a variety of functional areas, such as: office/operations management; budget development, administration and fiscal reporting; development and administration of contractual agreements, leases and grants; evaluation and development of management policies and procedures; management of department specific programs and functions.


Class 1844 Senior Management Assistant is the highest level in the management assistant series. It is distinguished from the next lower class, 1842 Management Assistant, in that its assignments are of a more difficult and complex nature.


May supervise assigned clerical, technical and subordinate professional staff.


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. Manages the resources and staffing of an office, section, operation or program: monitors available budget and maximizes use of existing staff and resources; recommends changes in staffing and/or acquisition of equipment/materials; oversees various staffing and personnel-related functions; oversees purchasing, billing and inventory control; coordinates building security, maintenance and utilization of space.

2. Manages the functions of an office, section, operation or program: plans, prioritizes and schedules workload, delegating specific tasks as necessary to subordinate staff ; coordinates and oversees clerical & technical support activities; monitors productivity and evaluates outcomes; compiles and produces a variety of status reports for management; ensures compliance with established departmental policies, procedures and goals, as well as legal requirements and regulatory mandates.

3. Supervises the work of assigned staff: plans, assigns, directs and reviews work; monitors and evaluates performance of subordinate personnel; completes performance appraisals and counsels employees; provides training and aids in staff development; fosters coopera-tion and teamwork amongst staff.

4. Coordinates work and/or planning functions with other offices, programs, agencies, con-tractors, departments and members of the public to meet established goals and objectives: acts as liaison and promotes good working relationships with other offices, programs, agencies, contractors, departments and members of the public; addresses issues relevant to assigned office, program, operation or section with departmental personnel, representatives of other departments and outside agencies, and members of the public, including resolution of problems and complaints; arranges meetings, develops agenda and conducts meetings as needed; participates in department meetings, including making presentations; may represent department at meetings and hearings.

5. Performs a variety of research and reporting functions: identifies issues; consults with departmental personnel and other individuals/experts; evaluates information and documentation from a wide variety of sources; conducts surveys and needs assessment; gathers, compiles and analyzes statistical and other data; writes reports and prepares documentation for evaluation by management and/or administrative staff; presents reports and data, including formal presentations to groups.

6. Develops and/or recommends policies, procedures and work practices for an office, program, operation or section: reviews and evaluates existing policies, procedures and work practices; consults with managers, administrators and other staff; views and evaluates the effect of proposed and existing legislation, regulations and law on organizational structure and operations; develops/recommends and implements changes to policies and procedures in compliance with overall City/departmental policies and goals.

7. Performs or assists in budget development, resource planning, and fiscal reporting: assesses staff and resource needs of office, program, operation or section based on research and consultation with managers and administrative staff; reviews budget requests from departmental managers; assists in development of annual departmental budget; monitors revenues and/or expenditures; performs fiscal/financial analysis; gathers information and prepares reports related to budget, fiscal, resource and staffing issues.

8. Develops and administers contractual agreements: develops language and specifications; prepares contractual documents; prepares requests for proposals and bid solicitation; consults with departmental staff to ensure that departmental requirements are accurately de-scribed; evaluates bid information provided by contractors/vendors; establishes and maintains contractual relationships; monitors legal agreements to ensure ongoing compliance.

9. Monitors and oversees grants received and/or disbursed by department: when overseeing grants received by department, prepares grant proposals, reviews funding limitations and other requirements specified by grantor, monitors departmental expenditures to ensure funding limitations are not exceeded, monitors other criteria to ensure compliance with standards required by grantor; when overseeing grants awarded and disbursed by department, determines fund for specific grant categories, drafts grant guidelines and eligibility requirements, reviews grant applications for compliance with guidelines/requirements, creates and leads panels that make recommendations for grant awards, may provide technical assistance to grantees to assure ongoing compliance with terms of grant


Knowledge of: principles, procedures, protocols, legal standards and regulations utilized in a variety of management and administrative functions such as: management and/or supervision of an office, program, operation, section or facility; budget planning and development; financial/fiscal monitoring and reporting activities; evaluation and development of management policies and procedures; evaluation of existing and proposed legislation, legal standards & regulatory mandates; development and administration of contractual agreements; grant oversight and monitoring.

Ability or Skill to: interpret and apply established management and supervisory principles, policies and procedures; plan, assign, train, direct and monitor the work of assigned staff; evaluate performance and counsel employees; effectively utilize existing staff and resources; direct, monitor and evaluate the functions, staffing and resources of a program, office or section, including projection of staffing and material needs; develop and/or make recommendations for operational methods, policies and procedures, including implementation of changes and evaluation of impact; prioritize and organize multiple assignments and projects for self and others; exercise sound judgement and appropriately refer issues to managers; coordinate work and functions with other offices, programs or sections; ensure compliance with established policies and procedures; facilitate attainment of established goals and objectives; identify, gather and evaluate information from a variety of sources; formulate logical conclusions and develop effective courses of action and/or recommendations; use computer applications, including e-mail, word processing, spreadsheets, databases and the internet to prepare correspondence, reports and other documentation, extract and process information and create and maintain records; prepare clear, accurate and well-organized reports, memos, and correspondence; speak clearly and concisely in order to effectively express ideas and communicate work-related information to a variety of individuals and groups; listen, ask appropriate questions and effectively elicit information; establish and maintain effective working relation-ships with staff, officials and the general public.


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.


Possession of a Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited college or university.


Three (3) year full-time equivalent experience performing professional-level management and/or administrative duties in functional areas such as: program/office/operations management, budget development and/or administration, development and administration of contractual agreements and/or grants, or other closely related functional areas.

License and Certification:


Applicants may substitute up to 2 years of required education with additional qualifying experience in program/office/operations management, budget development and/or administration, or contract/grant administration. One year (2000 hours) of additional qualifying experience will be considered equivalent to 30 semester units/45 quarter units.



From: Management Assistant




10/29/1999; 12/27/2002; 9/28/2009; 8/1/2023


To accurately reflect the current tasks, knowledge, skills & abilities, and minimum qualifications.



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
Jan 06, 2024 (Y) $50.4375 $52.9375 $55.6000 $58.3875 $61.3125
Jul 01, 2023 (X) $49.3250 $51.7750 $54.3750 $57.1000 $59.9625
Jul 01, 2022 (W) $48.1250 $50.5125 $53.0500 $55.7125 $58.5000
Jan 08, 2022 (V) $45.7250 $47.9875 $50.4000 $52.9375 $55.5875
Jul 01, 2021 (U) $45.5000 $47.7500 $50.1500 $52.6750 $55.3125
Dec 26, 2020 (T) $43.9500 $46.1250 $48.4500 $50.8875 $53.4375
Jul 01, 2020 (S) $42.6750 $44.7875 $47.0375 $49.4000 $51.8750

Historic compensation data is provided in hourly pay.

Sources: San Francisco Open Data Portal: Compensation plan table