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Working Group Unit Analyst - San Francisco Police Department (1823)

Recruitment: RTF0128268-01151832

Published: April 26, 2023


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Department: Police
Job class: 1823-Senior Administrative Analyst
Salary range: $115,934.00 - $140,894.00
Role type: Permanent Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time


  • Application Opening: April 26, 2023
  • Application Deadline: Continuous until filled
  • Compensation: $110,630.00 - $134,446.00 Annually
  • Recruitment ID: PEX-1823-01151832
  • Appointment Type: Permanent Exempt (PEX), full-time position up to three years. This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process, is considered "at will" and shall serve at the discretion of the Department Head. 

The San Francisco Police Department was established in 1849 and continually strives to become a more effective, inclusive and modern police department, while earning the trust and pride of those we serve and those who serve.  Our goal is to reflect on current SFPD initiatives, assess best practices across the country, and evaluate the changing environment in policing and within the City to arrive at a strategy statement that the Department and our community can embody every day.

The San Francisco Police Department stands for Safety and Respect for All. We will engage in just transparent unbiased and responsive policing. We will do so in the spirit of dignity and in collaboration with the community. And we will maintain and build trust and respect as the guardians of Constitutional and human rights.

The San Francisco Police Department is committed to excellence in law enforcement and is dedicated to the people, traditions and diversity of our City. The department provides service with understanding, response with compassion, performance with integrity and law enforcement with vision. The department has grown into a nationally known police department providing law enforcement services to one of the most recognized cities in the United States.

Role description

The San Francisco Police Department’s Policy Development Division (PDD), under the Chief of Staff, is responsible for providing the Department with a suite of policy development services, ensuring clear, cohesive, and collaborative policies are adopted and implemented and further ensures the Department’s Written Directives Unit (WDU) can efficiently track, manage, and issue clear directives to Department personnel.

Under the direction of the Department Policy Manager, the Community & Policy Working Group Analyst performs complex policy level analysis for the San Francisco Police Department. The Community & Policy Working Group Analyst will be a part of the Policy Development Division and will partner with other units within the Division as well as other Department bureaus to facilitate and synthesize working group discussions and recommendations relating to the Department’s policy development process. This position will recruit working group members from communities, private sector businesses, other city departments and non-profit organizations and will help build the working group structure which will be documented and codified in the Chief’s Directive for command staff members.

Example of Important and Essential Duties:

  • Assist the Community & Policy Working Group Senior Analyst in coordinating key stakeholder working groups for the San Francisco Police Department. 
  • Consults with departmental leadership, non-profit organizations, the private sector, other government entities, and community members regarding immediate and long-range policy priorities.
  • Supports the planning and implementation of goals, objectives, and guidelines to establish effective community working groups. The Department will facilitate six to eight working groups per calendar year.
  • Conducts outreach and ongoing communication to key community and city stakeholders to build awareness and understanding for SFPD’s mission and ongoing policy work.
  • Perform complex analysis and develop presentations to support translation of department policy goals and objectives.
  • Perform related duties as assigned. 

How to qualify

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.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Ability to lead highly effective meetings.
  • Demonstrated expertise in utilizing appropriate tools for developing reports and analyzing data.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams.
  • Knowledge of MS applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint)


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, or disqualification.

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

Background Investigation: Prior to employment with the San Francisco Police Department, a thorough background investigation will be conducted to determine the candidate’s suitability for employment. The investigation may include, but not be limited to: criminal history records, driving records, drug/alcohol screening, and other related employment and personal history records. Reasons for rejection may include use of  controlled substances and alcohol, felony conviction, repeated or serious violations of the law, inability to work with co-workers, inability to accept supervision, inability to follow rules and regulations or other relevant factors. Candidates may be required to undergo  drug/alcohol screening, and must clear Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation fingerprinting. Criminal records will be carefully reviewed; candidates who do not report their complete criminal records on their applications will be disqualified. Applicants will be fingerprinted.

San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) job applicants would need to provide official verification consistent with the City's COVID-19 policy they are "Fully Vaccinated/Full Vaccination" before they can advance to the required Background Process phase of the recruitment process. "Fully Vaccinated" and "Full Vaccination" mean two weeks after completing the entire recommended series of vaccination (usually one or two doses) with a vaccine authorized to prevent COVID-19 by the FDA, including by way of an emergency use authorization, or by the World Health Organization (WHO). For example, an individual would be fully vaccinated at least two weeks after receiving a second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine or two weeks after receiving the single dose of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. This SFPD specific COVID-19 vaccination applicant requirement supersedes the City's general COVID-19 vaccination new hire requirement.

Job Analyst Information: If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the HR Analyst, Doug Wong at

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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.