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Junior Management Assistant (1840) - Multiple Departments Citywide (C00194)

Recruitment: REF29335L

Published: April 10, 2024


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Department: Citywide
Job class: 1840-Junior Management Assistant
Salary range: $81,848.00 - $99,528.00
Role type: Permanent Civil Service What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time
Exam type: Continuous
Rule: Rule of the List What does this mean?
List type: Entrance


Are you interested in supporting City departments problem-solve key City services like homelessness, environmental sustainability, transportation, green spaces, or public safety? If you are passionate about making a difference at the local level, are a curious and open thinker, and enjoy managing and administering things, this job may be the right fit. The City and County of San Francisco is looking to hire multiple management assistants to be part of the City workforce of nearly 40,000 staff and growing. This is a unique opportunity to get direct insights into how San Francisco’s $14 billion budget is used to provide high-quality services for residents, workers, and visitors. We are looking for candidates with a passion for public service. 

San Francisco is a vibrant and dynamic city, on the forefront of economic growth & innovation, urban development, arts & entertainment, as well as social issues & change. This rich tapestry of culture and ideas is sustained by our City's commitment to heighten the quality of life for the diverse population of San Franciscans and residents of the greater Bay Area. Our employees play an important role not only in making our City what it is today, but also in shaping the future of San Francisco.

In addition to establishing a career with purpose and opportunity for professional growth, the City offers excellent benefits that include: competitive salaries; medical, dental, and vision insurance; defined benefit retirement plan; deferred compensation plan; long-term disability insurance; life insurance; and a generous paid time off package.

Come explore first-hand the many opportunities that the City and County of San Francisco has to offer.

Role description

Junior Management Assistants perform general administrative and/or management functions with rotating assignments. The essential functions of the job include: performing administrative and/or management functions in the areas of operations, budget, contract/grant development, and/or office management/support services; assisting in the preparation of fiscal reports; assisting in developing, managing, and implementing a competitive bid process; managing offices and coordinating clerical and technical support activities; preparing agenda items, attending department meetings, and/or making presentations; gathering, compiling and analyzing data, and preparing reports; assisting in developing and recommending changes to rules, regulations, policies, and procedures; assisting in the analyses of programs, proposals and projects. This class may supervise and evaluate clerical and technical support staff.

Current City policy allows for hybrid work schedules. Staff must work on-site some days each week and may arrange to work remotely on other days.


1. Performs administrative and/or management functions in the areas of operations, budget, contract/grant development and/or office management/support services by planning, coordinating, supervising and/or evaluating the activities of assigned staff in order to accomplish departmental goals.

2. Assists in the preparation of fiscal reports by monitoring expenditures and maintaining budget within the organizational goals and projections; reconciling accounts, performing financial analysis, gathering information, and preparing reports in order to ensure compliance with City and departmental policies, rules, and regulations.

3. Assists in developing, managing, and implementing a competitive bid process by identifying needs, establishing contractual relationships, preparing requests for proposals, consulting with compliance officers in monitoring contracts and/or agreements, reviewing and amending contract documents prepared by contractors/vendors to verify specifications meet departmental requirements.

4. Manages office and coordinates clerical & technical support activities by assigning and evaluating a variety of clerical/administrative functions, such as, data processing, inventory control, distributing or reproducing reports, performing personnel, purchasing & billing functions, invoices, statements, coordinating building security and maintenance, and facilities management.

5. Prepares agenda items, attends department meetings, and/or makes presentations at various types of business meetings, including commission(s) meetings, inter-agency meetings or contract negotiations meetings on behalf of the department. May assist in scheduling of some of those meetings.

6. May supervise and evaluate clerical and technical support staff by delegating and reviewing work assignments, counseling, and assisting on performance evaluations, and coordinating duties to ensure that procedures, policies and regulations are followed.

7. Gathers, compiles, analyze data and prepares reports using database programs, spread-sheets, various word processing applications, and statistical techniques to conduct surveys, needs assessments, evaluation reports, compile and analyze statistical data, conduct web pages research, and prepare reports for program evaluation.

8. Assists in the development and recommends changes to rules, regulations, policies and procedures by proposing and reviewing provisions and evaluating the effect of proposed regulations, laws, etc., on specific or general personnel, budgeting and other management or administrative functions.

9. Assists in the analyses of programs, proposals & projects by researching and reviewing related information either manually and/or electronically, reviewing documentation, inter-viewing experts, reading abstracts, prioritizes tasks and guidelines in order to accurately relay information to department supervisors.

How to qualify

Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. 

Substitution: Qualifying experience performing professional-level administrative duties in functional areas such as: program/office/operations management, budget development and/or administration, or contract/grant administration may substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis. One (1) year (2000 hours) of qualifying experience will be considered equivalent to thirty (30) semester units or forty-five (45) quarter units.

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

Please review our articles on Employment Application and Minimum Qualifications and Verification of Experience and/or Education for further information.  

Applicants will receive a confirmation email from 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.

After application submission, candidates deemed qualified must complete all subsequent steps to advance in this selection process, which includes the following:

Management Assistant Core Exam (Weight: 100%)
Candidates self-certifying meeting the Minimum Qualifications will be invited to participate in the Management Assistant Core Exam. This exam is designed to measure knowledge, skills, and/or abilities in job-related areas which have been identified as critical for positions in the Junior Management Assistant classification.

Score Banking: Scores attained on the Management Assistant Core Exam will be 'banked' for three years, starting from the date of the examination. This means that, during this three-year time period, candidates need not take this test again. Rather, if another announcement you applied to and are deemed qualified for requires the Management Assistant Core Exam and is held within one year of your Management Assistant Core Exam date, your score will be automatically applied to that announcement. However, after one year, a candidate has the option to either (a) apply their test score to the other announcement or (b) re-take the test. Re-testing is permitted no sooner than one year from the date of the test and only in association with a candidate’s eligibility for another announcement to which the candidate has applied and is deemed qualified. If a candidate opts to re-test, the re-test score becomes the candidate’s official score since it is the most recent.

If a significant modification is made to this exam in the future, the application of “banked” scores may no longer be appropriate. In such a rare circumstance, candidates with “banked” scores would be required to re-take the exam sooner than the three-year period specified above should they apply to another job opportunity where the modified exam is used.

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.

Upon passing the exam, candidates will be placed on the eligible list for one year.

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What else should I know?

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

Terms of Announcement and Appeal Rights: 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 may 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

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.

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.