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San Francisco's City Departments and Agencies impact the lives of the City's nearly million residents and commuters. City team members have the ability to touch lives and enrich communities in one of the most diverse places in the country.

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What are the possibilities as a City Analyst?

City analysts positively impact San Francisco's diverse communities and residents every day, using critical thinking and problem-solving skills to fund, design, implement, and evaluate innovative policies and programs in areas from transportation access to public health campaigns. We are hiring analysts for contracting, budgeting, data analysis, policy creation, and project implementation. Check out below for open opportunities at every experience level.

As a City employee, you will be part of a dynamic work environment of people committed to serving the public interest. Working in San Francisco local government means you will be part of an organization that runs the full range of city and county functions, including streets, social services, public safety, the airport, and so much more. City positions offer work-life-balance, great public service benefits, and job security.

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Using data to improve lives

Hi, I’m Michelle. As a Data and Performance Analyst at the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing, we use data to improve the lives of fellow San Franciscans. I have used data to maximize the impact of our outreach efforts to people living on the streets, monitor critical incidents to protect people in our shelter and housing, and forecast the resources needed to end unsheltered homelessness in our City.

Elevating impactful programs

I’m Bee and I’m an Analyst at the SF Public Library. I lead my team in analyzing and visualizing data on the status of library programs available to incarcerated people across the country. I enjoy learning about the variety of policies and conditions at state prisons and sharing this information with my colleagues at libraries across the country.

Keeping San Francisco healthy

My name is Alyssa. As a Budget Analyst at the San Francisco Department of Public Health, I oversee and report on a $60M budget for 87 mental health programs that serve 46k+ clients. The work is complex, challenging, and highly rewarding because I am able to play a part in ensuring that critical behavioral health services are provided to the most vulnerable and marginalized groups within our community.

Improving critical infrastructure

Hi, I’m Gary and I am a Contract Analyst at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. I oversee the contract solicitation process for major construction projects, like the Water Main Replacement Project, which will replace 60 to 100-year-old pipes to ensure reliable water delivery within the City. Born and raised in San Francisco, I enjoy seeing my work support growth in communities and improve the Bay Area’s infrastructure.

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Just starting out? - Early career roles


If you are a college graduate looking to start your career in public service, roles in the 1820 Junior Administrative Analyst and 1822 Administrative Analyst classes are where to begin!

You only need to apply once at the links below to become eligible for permanent positions in all City departments and in all subject areas (budget, policy, data, contracts, etc.). Your application will be shared among departments with open permanent positions. They will contact you about specific opportunities.

Citywide | REF25945G | Permanent Civil Service

1822-Administrative Analyst

Citywide | REF25983R | Permanent Civil Service

1820-Junior Administrative Analyst

Ready to drive impact? - Mid career roles


If you have several years of experience and are looking to grow with the City, the 1823 Senior Administrative Analyst, the 1824 Principal Administrative Analyst, or the 1825 Principal Administrative Analyst II are the job classifications for you.

Permanent opportunities at specific City departments will be posted below as positions become available. There will be a separate application and hiring process for each position.

Public Health | RTF0148515-01151632 | Permanent Civil Service

1825-Principal Administrative Analyst II

Public Works | RTF0140259-01152239 | Permanent Civil Service

1823-Senior Administrative Analyst

Human Services Agency | RTF0140960-01122312 | Permanent Civil Service

1825-Principal Administrative Analyst II

Controller | RTF0146852-01149517 | Permanent Civil Service

1824-Principal Administrative Analyst

Exempt and project-based opportunities


We have many positions that don't fall into the City's civil service rules, these positions are called exempt positions. Many of these roles are tied to particular projects or initiatives. It is important to know that exempt employees are at-will and most positions have a maximum appointment term of three years or less.

Exempt positions have a hiring process that is more direct, but you will need to apply to each role that you are interested in, individually.

Public Utilities Commission | RTF0147597-01150828 | Temporary Exempt

1824-Principal Administrative Analyst

Children, Youth & Families | RTF0148128-01156477 | Temporary Exempt

1823-Senior Administrative Analyst

Children, Youth & Families | RTF0148122-01156476 | Temporary Exempt

1822-Administrative Analyst

Controller | RTF0147512-01156413 | Temporary Exempt

1824-Principal Administrative Analyst