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Budget Manager - SFPD (1824)

Recruitment: RTF0138659-01114598

Published: August 11, 2023


Joron Coleman -

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Department: Police
Job class: 1824-Principal Administrative Analyst
Salary range: $136,214.00 - $165,594.00
Role type: Permanent Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time


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.

Specific information regarding this recruitment process are listed below:

  • Application Opening: August 11, 2023
  • Application Deadline: Apply immediately, announcement may close anytime after two weeks from posting date.
  • Class & Compensation: $131,248 - $159,562
  • Recruitment ID: PEX-1824-138660
  • Appointment Type: Permanent Exempt - This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer. The duration of the appointment shall not exceed 36 months.
  • Work Location: SFPD Headquarters, 1245 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA 94158

Role description

Under policy direction from the Chief Fiscal Officer, the incumbent will provide technical expertise and support to the SFPD leadership in reviewing budget proposals and requests, work closely and collaboratively with others and the Fiscal Division while performing detailed analytical work, including complex analysis and budget forecasting work. With many different stakeholder groups, the incumbent will be asked to formulate and present policy and budget recommendations that may be publicly shared to allow for transparency and a citizen-led analysis. The incumbent will have the opportunity to interface with multiple City departments, community organizations, and bodies with Legislative authority such as the Board of Supervisors or Police Commission. Acting as an internal advocate, the incumbent will be expected to initiate discussions and gain support through individual and group meetings. With this, the incumbent will get to establish meaningful professional relationships and communicate with a variety of audiences.

Example of Important and Essential Duties:

  • Reviewing and preparing an analysis of the Budget proposal of the Chief of Police, their Five-Year Plan, Revenue and Expenditure Reports, and changes to the City’s financial policies.
  • Leading the preparation, monitoring, and evaluation of Board of Supervisors budget amendments to align with the SFPD’s priorities and ensure the fiscally responsible allocation of City resources.
  • Preparing, reviewing, and developing reports, as directed.
  • Assisting with budget monitoring of the Department's general fund operating costs and workorder agreements.
  • Preparing and analyzing highly complex and sensitive budget requests, policy proposals, and financial reports, including reports regarding the City's long-term obligations, revenue forecasts, and expenditure trends.
  • Formulating and presenting policy and/or budget recommendations for publication of key data to allow for transparency and analysis.
  • Establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with City officials, intergovernmental agencies, and city staff to ensure that budget and policy services are responsive to their diverse needs.
  • Representing the City in public meetings; preparing presentations for meetings with citizen groups and the BOS; providing recommendations and preparing suggestions for improving understanding, and engagement of stakeholders regarding the SFPD Budget and financial operations.
  • Assisting in the maintenance of data integrity in the City's budget and financial system.
  • Researching and remaining apprised of best practices and innovations in governmental budgeting, financial transparency, and public finance.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Outstanding leadership qualities that will bring strength, stability, and credibility to the position with a strong focus on customer service and building solid relationships with all internal and external stakeholders.
  • Prior experience in an organization that is committed to working in partnership with various stakeholders and promoting a collaborative environment.
  • Demonstrated track record of moving an organization forward through effective change management; and be very pragmatic, flexible, and driven by results.
  • Proven track record of developing trust with governing bodies, superiors, peers, subordinates, and the community. Having the ability to work tactfully in a public, sometimes highly scrutinized, environment while remaining patient, approachable, and self-confident is essential.
  • This position requires an exceptional individual who is politically astute complemented by superior judgment and risk avoidance skills. Candidates must also enjoy and thrive in a fast-paced, robust environment and be able to address day-to-day operations with a common-sense and cooperative approach to decision-making and problem solving. The top candidate must be hands-on and committed to addressing an array of complex issues impacting the Police Department.
  • The overall success of the candidate will require the ability to facilitate, collaborate, and convey a strategic future vision and, at the same time, lead by example to oversee daily operations of the Police Budget office.

How to qualify

  1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, AND
  2. Five (5) 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.

What else should I know?

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.

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.

Additional information

Recruiter Information: If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the Staff Services analyst, Joron Coleman at

Additional Information Regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco:

SFPD Recruitment:

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.