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Principal Administrative Analyst II (1825): Multiple Positions - Department of Public Health

Recruitment: REF16506V

Published: September 23, 2022

Accepting applications until: October 07, 2022


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Department: Public Health
Job class: 1825-Principal Administrative Analyst II
Role type: Permanent Civil Service What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time
Exam type: Position Based Test
Rule: Rule of 10 What does this mean?
List type:


The Department of Public Health is accepting applications for multiple full-time positions in class 1825 Principal Administrative Analyst II.

Individual positions have specific specialties, including: 

  • Budget 
  • Contracts
  • Finance

This is a Position-Based Test conducted in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A.

  • Application Opening: Friday, September 23, 2022
  • Application Deadline: Interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as this job ad may close at any time, but no sooner than Friday, October 7, 2022
  • Annual Compensation: $140,218 - $183,638
  • Recruitment ID: PBT-1825-110464

The Mission of the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) is to protect and promote the health of all San Franciscans.


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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.  

DPH statement of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Department of Public Health prioritizes equitable and inclusive access to quality healthcare for its community and values the diversity of its workforce. All employees are required to participate in the Department of Public Health's work to advance equity, inclusion, and diversity through: 

  • Commitment to providing exceptional care and services to all residents of the City and County of San Francisco service population, with heightened awareness of responsiveness to racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse members of the service population and the DPH workforce. 
  • Desire and commitment to lead and participate in anti-racism, racial justice, and equity work that improves quality of patient care and employee experiences; along with the commitment and fortitude to drive change in these areas. 
  • Desire to work with, relate to, serve, and support a diverse service population and workforce.
  • Commitment to health equity with a specific lens and focus on race, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexuality, disability, and immigration status.

Role description

Under administrative direction, Class 1825 Principal Administrative Analyst II plans, organizes, leads and may supervise staff engaged in difficult, complex, sensitive, and detailed analytical work including complex quantitative analysis in the areas of budget, contracts, financial/fiscal, economic, legislative and administrative policies. This class typically supervises staff including lower-level administrative analysts, and/or complex, cross-functional project teams staffed with professional level employees.

Duties Include

1. Working independently, researches, analyzes and makes policy recommendations on unique special projects with significant financial impact or highly visible public issues; may direct mission critical 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 including complex forecast modeling to high-level managers or a department head.

2. Plans, develops and directs the production of highly complex departmental budget(s); advises management in the budget development and management process, including formulating policy, monitoring, reporting and interpreting budget documents; may negotiate budget proposals within the department and with the Mayor's Office, Board of Supervisors, and other agencies; prepares or supervises staff in the preparation of, budget line-item narratives, complex analyses, recommendations and justification based on complex statistical analyses for annual, supplemental and multiyear requests.

3. Establishes, administers, monitors, coordinates and acts as liaison regarding application for and management of the extremely complex, multiple source capital project and/or grants; ensures compliance of fund reallocations with funding agency requirements; analyzes trends in expenditures and revenues for multi-year budgets; prepares financial/statistical reports for management, Mayor's Office, Board of Supervisors, Controller's Office and other 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. Plans, develops, performs and directs work involving extremely complex economic and/or financial analysis including finance and utility rate analysis and modeling, cost/benefit analysis, and capital planning for senior management; determines appropriate methodology and performs difficult financial analyses, including financial forecasting, revenue and/or expense projections, capital requirements, calculation of debt capacity and evaluation of financing alternatives utilizing specialized analytical software to produce complex analysis or data; makes written and oral recommendations on difficult administrative and fiscal issues.

5. Analyzes, evaluates, interprets, and implements new and existing governmental accounting pronouncements and technical guidance; identifies problems with, develops and implements changes to current financial policies and procedures; may coordinate and oversee the annual financial audit including preparation of audit schedules and governmental accounting standards, local, state, and federal regulations.

6. Identifies and analyzes highly complex existing, newly enacted and proposed local, state, federal legislation policies and procedures projecting potential impact; advises management on the consequences of proposed and pending legislation and effectively presents recommendations; develops and recommends procedures for the citywide implementation of enacted legislation; may act as legislative liaison to other departments; assists state and federal legislative staff in drafting legislation; advocates and testifies regarding department's position to legislators, committees, and staff; develops comprehensive user manuals to implement legislation, programs and administrative policies.

7. Researches, analyzes, forecasts and makes policy recommendations on special projects or highly visible public issues including administrative policies, practices, and procedures; manages implementation of new systems, policies, and procedures.

8. Plans and directs difficult and detailed staff work involving: preparation of MBE/WBE and contract status reports; conducting competitive contract vendor selection processes including public bids and Requests For Proposals, ensuring adequate and economic distribution of advertisement, requests for proposals and public notices; process 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; coordinate with staff from purchasing, Human Resources, Human Rights Commission, and the Administrative Services office; and provide training and assistance to staff and contractors on departmental and City contracting policies, procedures, and requirements.

9. Reviews, prepares, and analyzes cost estimates and terms for financially significant new and existing contracts, change orders, and modifications; prepares reports of analyses and related documents; analyzes claims for additional cost reimbursement to determine validity; analyzes contract provisions to determine appropriate reimbursement amount; conducts negotiations with contractors with regard to additional contract terms, cost reimbursement and change order provisions; prepares reports regarding claim status, settlement activities and reimbursement amounts for use by management and city Attorney's Office; maintains records of negotiations.

10. Independently reviews and evaluates financial and business models utilized within an organization. Conducts reviews and appraisals of business models and discusses review findings and recommendations with senior and executive management. Utilizes statistical models to forecast particular outcomes or events.

11. Performs related duties and responsibilities as assigned

How to qualify

Minimum Qualifications

1. Possession of a graduate degree (Master's degree or higher) from an accredited college or university AND seven (7) years full-time equivalent experience performing professional level analytical work as described in Note A; OR

2. Possession of a graduate degree (Master's degree or higher) from an accredited college or university with major college coursework as described in Note B and six (6) years full-time equivalent experience performing professional level analytical work as described in Note A; OR

3. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and eight (8) years of full-time equivalent experience performing professional level analytical work as described in Note A; OR

4. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with major college coursework as described in Note B and seven (7) years full-time equivalent experience performing professional level analytical work as described in Note A

SUBSTITUTION: Applicants may substitute up to 2 years of the required education with additional qualifying experience in budget analysis, financial analysis and reporting, legislative/policy analysis, or contract/grant administration. One year (2000 hours) of additional qualifying experience will be considered equivalent to 30 semester units/45 quarter units.

Notes on Qualifying Experience and Education:

A. Qualifying professional-level analytical experience must be in one or more of the following functional areas: complex budget analysis, development and administration; complex financial/fiscal analysis and reporting; development of complex contracting systems and administration of competitive bid processes and complex contractual agreements; development and evaluation of complex management/administrative policy; complex grant administration and monitoring; complex program evaluation and planning; complex legislative analysis; complex economic analysis; or other functional areas related to the duties of positions in Class 1825, where the primary focus of the job is complex professional-level analysis for evaluation, recommendation, development and implementation of major programs and functions of department/organization. Analytical experience equivalent to the duties of Class 1824 is considered qualifying.

B. Coursework applicable to a baccalaureate or higher degree 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 Class 1825.

Some positions may have additional requirements.

Verification of Education and Experience: 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.

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 will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

What else should I know?


Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (Weight: Qualifying): Applicants will be required to complete this Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire. Applicants will be required to respond to the MQSQ in the time frame indicated, and submit their answers as directed. 

Supervisory Test Battery - (Weight: 40%)

Candidates who attain a minimum passing score on the written examination component will be invited to participate in a computer-based examination designed to measure competencies in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to: Problem Solving; Leadership; Decision Making; Interpersonal skill; Human Resources Management; Team Building; Communication & Conflict Management. For more information about this Supervisory Test (and a suggested reading list) please visit:

A passing score must be achieved on the Supervisory Test Battery in order to continue in the selection process.

Supplemental Questionnaire - (Weight: 60%)

Candidates who attain a minimum passing score on the Supervisory Test Battery component will be sent a Supplemental Questionnaire (SQ) exam that must be completed by the set date. Candidates will be evaluated on their relative knowledge, skill and ability levels in job-related areas. A passing score must be achieved on the SQ in order to be placed/ranked on the Eligible List. Candidate responses on the Supplemental Questionnaire cannot be changed once submitted. Candidates will be placed in rank order according to their final score on the SQ.  

The department may administer additional position-specific selection procedures to make final hiring decisions.

The Supervisory Test Battery may be used for many other classes, therefore your test score may be applied to other classes if you choose to apply to future recruitments.

Candidates must achieve a passing score on all components of the selection procedures to be placed on the eligible list. Successful applicants will be placed on the eligible list/score report, in rank order, according to their final score.

The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be the Rule of Ten Scores.  Additional selection processes may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.

Eligible List/Score Report
A confidential eligible list of applicant names that have passed the civil service examination process will be created, and used for certification purposes only. An examination score report will be established, so applicants can view the ranks, final scores and number of eligible candidates. Applicant information, including names of applicants on the eligible list, shall not be made public unless required by law. However, an eligible list shall be made available for public inspection, upon request, once the eligible list is exhausted or expired and referrals resolved. The eligible list/score report resulting from this civil service examination process is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission.

The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be six (6) months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

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. [Note: The correction of clerical errors in an announcement will be posted on the Department of Human Resources website at] The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 110.4. Such appeals must be submitted in writing to the Department of Human Resources, 1 S Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-5413 by close of business on the 5th business day following the issuance date of this examination announcement. Information concerning other Civil Service Commission Rules involving announcements, applications and examination policies, including applicant appeal rights, can be found on the Civil Service Commission website at

Additional information regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco:

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst David Chalk at

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible.

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.