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Accounting Manager (0931 Manager III)

Recruitment: RTF0128836-01111692

Published: December 01, 2022

Accepting applications until: December 01, 2022


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Department: Public Health
Job class: 0931-Manager III
Starting salary range: $141,492.00 - $180,622.00 (Range A)
Role type: Permanent Civil Service What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time
Exam type: Position Based Test
Rule: Rule of the List What does this mean?
List type: Combined Promotive and Entrance


Application Opening - Thursday, November 17, 2022

**Interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as this job ad may close at any time but no sooner than December 1, 2022.**

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

Compensation Range: $141,492 and $180,622 annually. For more details see comp and class.

The Department of Public Health is accepting applications for an Accounting Manager (0931 Manager III).

Role description


Under the general administrative direction of the Chief Financial Officer at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG), the Accounting Manager (0931 Manager III) directs a broad range of financial functions for a large and complex organization involving more than $1B annual operating budget. The organization covers financial responsibility for ZSFG and Jail Health Services.

The Accounting Manager (0931 Manager III) performs the following essential functions:

  1. Manages the day-to-day accounting operations with direct supervision and indirect employee management.
  2. Manages various internal and external relationships and acts as the accounting liaison for ZSFG and partners within ZSFG, DPH, and the City which includes but is not limited to accounting staff, materials management team, ZSFG department managers and directors, DPH executive finance team, Budget and Decision Support Team, and the City’s Controller’s Office.
  3. Coordinates, supervises, and directs financial analysis and reporting, financial statements, and the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for DPH executives, the DPH Health Commission, and the Mayor’s Office.
  4. Coordinates, supervises, and directs audit work which includes working with external auditors to understand deliverables and meet timelines.
  5. Plans and oversees the annual year-end close.
  6. Mentors staff, creates education and growth opportunities, and participates in the Daily Management System with the goal of removing barriers, empowering staff to share improvement ideas, and supporting changes that improve workflow, working conditions, and staff satisfaction.
  7. Plans, develops, and directs highly complex projections of expenses and departmental budgets for ZSFG.
  8. Gathers and analyzes data to support business needs and make business recommendations for operational leaders.
  9. Plans, formulates, and executes policy as needed.

The Accounting Manager (0931 Manager III) performs other duties as assigned or required.

How to qualify

REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (all candidates must verify that they meet all elements below—education, and length, type, and level of experience including supervision of professionals):

1.       EDUCATION: Possession of a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business administration or a closely related field;


2.       EXPERIENCE: Five (5) years of verifiable professional experience in finance and budget in a governmental or large organization. Experience must include three (3) years at a senior level performing complex finance and budget work AND three (3) years of supervisory experience with responsibility for the direction and evaluation of subordinate professional staff.

Note: One year of full-time employment is equivalent to 2,000 hours of qualifying work experience (one year if performed full-time at 40 hours per week). Any overtime hours that were worked above 40 hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine qualifying hours worked.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirements by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

EDUCATION SUBSTITUTION: Additional verifiable work experience as described above may substitute of the required education on a year-for-year basis up to a maximum of two (2) years. One year is equivalent to thirty (30) semester or forty-five (45) quarter units.

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 Education
Verification of Experience


Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (MQSQ) (Weight: Qualifying): Applicants will be required to complete a Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire by email after your submit your application. This MQSQ is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications for this position. Applicants must also complete the official application. It is essential that applicants provide complete information identifying their education, experience, and training. The MQSQ will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.

Management Test Battery (Weight: 40%)
Candidates will be invited to participate in a computer-based examination designed to measure competencies in job-related areas which may include but are not limited to:  Problem Solving; Leadership; Decision Making; Interpersonal skill; Human Resources Management; Team Building; Communication & Conflict Management. For more information about this Management Test (and a suggested reading list) please visit: Please note: this examination is only held in San Francisco. A passing score must be achieved on the Management Test Battery in order to continue in the selection process. This is a standardized examination, and, therefore, test questions and answers are not available for public inspection or review. Scores attained on the Management Test Battery will be valid and 'banked' for three years, starting from the date of the examination. This means that, during this three-year time period, you will not be required to take the Management Test Battery. The Management Test Battery may be used for many other classes; therefore, your test score may be applied to one or more of these classes if you choose to apply to future recruitments. If the selection process for the future announcement is held within one year of the date of this examination and it includes the Management Test Battery, your score will be automatically applied to that announcement, However, after one year, you have the option to either (a) apply your test score to the other announcement or (b) re-take the Management Test Battery. Re-testing is permitted no sooner than one year from the date of the examination and only in association with your eligibility for another announcement for which the Management Test Battery is used. Please note that, should you re-test, your retest score would become your official score since it is the most recent.  

Supplemental Questionnaire (SQ) Examination (Weight: 60%): Candidates who achieve a passing score on the Management Test Battery (MTB) will be emailed a Supplemental Questionnaire (SQ) that is designed to measure the knowledge, skills, and abilities in job related areas which may include but not be limited to: Ability to supervise, coordinate, and direct audit work, skills in planning and overseeing the annual year end close, ability to mentor staff, create education and growth opportunities, remove barriers and empower staff to share improvement ideas, skills to plan, develop, and direct highly complex projections of expenses and departmental budgets and to gather and analyze data to support business needs for operational leaders. The SQ will be emailed to the address listed on the candidate’s online application. Candidates will be required to respond to the SQ in the time frame indicated and must submit the completed questionnaire as directed in order to have it evaluated. Responses cannot be changed once submitted. Candidates will be evaluated based on their SQ responses. Candidates must achieve a passing score on the SQ in order to continue in the selection process and will be placed on the confidential eligible list in rank order according to their final score. A passing score must be achieved on each of the above-described exams in order to be included on the confidential eligible list. After the confidential eligible list is adopted the department may administer additional selection procedures to make a final hiring decision.  

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. The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be of six (6) months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Program Director. The list will be used to fill current and future vacancies within the next six (6) months.

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

What else should I know?

Exam Type: Combined Promotive and Entrance (CPE)

Confidentiality: All personal information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Licensure/Certification/Registration: Valid, unrestricted licensure/certification/registration as a requirement to perform this job must be kept current throughout length 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/Drug Testing:
Prior to appointment, at the Department's expense, applicants may be required to take a tuberculosis (TB) screening test, a medical examination and/or drug test.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:
All employees are required to participate in the Department of Public Health's work in equity, diversity, and inclusion through:

  • Commitment to providing first-class care and service to all members of the DPH service population, with heightened sensitivity and awareness to racial, ethnic, and culturally diverse members of the DPH’s workforce and patient populations.
  • Desire and commitment to lead and participate in antiracism, racial justice, and equity work that impacts quality of patient care, and improvements in employee experiences; along with the commitment and fortitude to push and drive change in these areas.
  • Desire to work with, relate to, serve, and support a diverse workforce and patient population.
  • Commitment to health equity with a specific lens and focus on race, ethnicity, gender, sex, and sexuality.

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Exam Analyst
Beata Chapman

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.