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Public Service Aide - Assistant To Professionals - Controller's Office (9920)

Recruitment: RTF0122795-01136383

Published: August 24, 2023


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Department: Controller
Job class: 9920-Public Service Aide - Assistant To Professionals
Salary range: $53,014.00 - $53,014.00
Role type: Temporary Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time


The Controller is the City’s chief financial officer. Our team includes financial, technology, analytical and other professionals who work hard to secure the City’s financial integrity and promote efficient, effective and accountable government. We hold ourselves to high standards and strive to be a model for good government. We value the diverse backgrounds, perspectives and lived experiences of our teams and clients in everything we do. We work in a collaborative and inclusive environment, promote equal opportunity, and invest in the professional development and wellbeing of our team members. You can expect to work alongside colleagues who are committed to serving the public with integrity and want to see positive impacts from their work. We are looking for smart, motivated individuals who want to make a difference and use government to play a role in solving our City’s problems, including addressing long-standing and harmful disparities in our communities. For a career with purpose and professional growth, join us in the Controller’s Office.

Role description

This 9920 Public Service Aide position works on the accounting activities in the Controller’s Accounting Operations and Suppliers Division (AOSD), with significant assignments in the divisions’ Finance and Accounting Services Team (FAST).

AOSD is responsible for monitoring, tracking and approving citywide financial transactions in conformance with established procedures and controls. It is also responsible for establishing and maintaining citywide guidelines, policies, procedures and internal controls. The City’s financial system, PeopleSoft, is used extensively in this work.  The City’s reporting and analytical tool, BI, and Excel are also heavily used.

Under direction, this 9920 position may perform and assist a wide range of accounting duties including the following:

  • Provide departmental assistance to ensure compliance with Controller’s policies and procedures, and accurate and timely recording of financial information in the City’s financial system. 
  • Prepare and process various financial, accounting, payables, purchasing, encumbrance and other documents in the financial system.
  •  Perform cash count, make bank deposits, record cash receipts, and assist in bank reconciliation.
  •  Pre-Audit employee reimbursement requests to ensure compliance with City and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Assist in interdepartmental services billings.
  • Perform general office duties as assigned.

How to qualify

Education: Possess an Associate's Degree from an accredited college or university OR its equivalent in terms of total course credits/units [i.e., at least sixty (60) semester or ninety (90) quarter credits.

What else should I know?

Appointment Type:   Tempoary-Exempt (TEX) Appointment. Pursuant to the City & County of San Francisco Charter, Section 10.104.13. Any person occupying a position under exempt appointment shall not be subject to civil service selection, appointment, and removal procedures. Exempt employees shall serve at the pleasure of the appointing officer.

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

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit and begin the application process.

  • Select the “I’m Interested” button and follow instructions on the screen

Applicants may be contacted by email about this recruitment and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and

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.

Analyst Information: If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the analyst Timothy Liong at

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.