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Principal Administrative Analyst - Principal Standards Analyst - Office of the Assessor-Recorder (1824) - (138458)

Recruitment: REF31110S

Published: September 28, 2023


Kimberly Gibney -

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Department: Assessor - Recorder
Job class: 1824-Principal Administrative Analyst
Salary range: $136,214.00 - $165,594.00
Role type: Permanent Civil Service What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time
Exam type: Position Based Test
Rule: Rule of 5 What does this mean?
List type: Combined Promotive and Entrance


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

Application Opening: September 1, 2023

Application Deadline: Friday, September 15, 2023

Compensation Range: $131,248 - $159,562 annually

Recruitment ID: REF31110S-01151882 / PBT-1824-138458

Our Office

The Office of the Assessor-Recorder is responsible for carrying out property tax-related functions governed by the State Constitution and State and local laws. Our core responsibilities include locating all taxable property in the City and County of San Francisco, identifying ownership, establishing a taxable value, and applying all legal exemptions. Property broadly includes both real property and personal property owned by businesses. The Office of the Assessor-Recorder is also responsible for recording documents and maintaining those public records. Over 400 different types of documents are recorded annually, including deeds of trust, reconveyances, liens, and public marriage licenses. The Office is also responsible for collecting any transfer tax due upon a change in property ownership. The Office of the Assessor-Recorder strives to conduct our work with the core principals of professionalism and integrity. 

What We Do

We’re proud of our work to ensure the financial stability of San Francisco. This past year, our Office successfully enrolled property cumulatively valued at over $328 billion generating over $3.7 billion dollars in property tax revenue. This revenue is the single largest source of the City’s General Fund, representing a contribution of over $2.4 billion or nearly one-third in Fiscal Year 2020-21. These funds pay for crucial services ranging from public safety and education to neighborhood improvements and health and family support services.

Our success is a product of the Office’s continued focus and investment in our people, systems, services, and engagement. In recent years, we have taken significant steps toward modernizing our operations, including helping to lead a cross-departmental effort to modernize city-wide Property Assessment & Taxation Systems (Project SMART). When our new system goes live, it  will replace the legacy property assessment system we currently depend on to manage the City’s $328 billion in assessed property value, providing increased security, efficiency and service, including greater integration with other City systems like those managed by our sister finance departments at the Office of the Treasurer & Tax Collector and the City Controller's Office.

Role description

Under the supervision of the Standards Chief, the Principal Standards Analyst will ensure the Assessor-Recorder’s Office has the data analysis and reporting to meet its outcome and performance goals leading up to, during, and after the SMART system implementation. The Standards Principal Analyst will be responsible for the creation and upkeep of ASR operations and performance dashboards.

Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  1. Working in collaboration with the Operations Performance Team, manage or support the development of year end performance reports to upper ASR management and assessed annual reports for publication and sister agencies.
  2. Support the development of new operational policies, procedures, programs, and projects including implementation of new legislation such as Proposition 19.
  3. Investigate and report on best practices amongst peer organizations and perform benchmarking against peers, as assigned.
  4. Manage, develop, and support new agency partnership initiatives such as assessment appeal scheduling working with the Clerk of the Board and ASR Office Administrative Supervisor.
  5. Manage and support the development and tracking of internal performance metrics and report departmental performance, as assigned.
  6. Manage or support the production  and maintenance of Power BI performance dashboards for the Department.
  7. Work with ASR management to develop additional analytical capacity to support initiatives to increase standardization within business units. 
  8. Work with Standard’s Mapping team to support parcel genealogy and APN validation, and support data improvement efforts and partnerships, as assigned by Chief Appraiser of Standards and Mapping. 
  9. Support departmental capacity to increase data transparency and accessibility to the public and policymakers. This work will at times require close coordination with the Deputy Assessor for Operations, Public Affairs Team, and other senior operational managers.
  10. Manage and support the development and implementation of tracking, analysis, and reporting of “return on investment” for the department.
  11. Manage, develop, and maintain public-facing Power BI dashboards that address questions of public interest. Examples may include what neighborhoods see the most real estate activity, changes in the volumes of recorded documents that indicate financial distress, and/or the growth rate of value per square foot by area.
  12. Manage and support departmental capacity to clearly communicate office-wide goals and values with internal and external stakeholders, including helping to respond to questions received from the public or other agencies as assigned.
  13. Performs other duties as assigned.

How to qualify

These minimum qualifications are to be used as a guide for establishing the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license which may be required for employment in the class. Although these minimum qualifications are typical of the class, additional minimum qualifications and special conditions may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the job announcement.

Education and Experience:

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

Special Condition:

Twelve (12) months Senior level experience working with Business Intelligence (BI) Reporting


The above minimum qualifications reflect special conditions associated with the position(s) to be filled. They may differ from the standard minimum qualifications associated with this class code.


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


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, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.


Selection Procedures

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

Minimum Qualifications Supplement Questionnaire (MQSQ): Candidates will be required to complete a MQSQ as part of the employment application. This MQSQ is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications (MQ) for this position. The MQSQ will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.

Written Multiple-Choice Examination - (Weight: 50%)
Candidates will be invited to participate in a written, multiple-choice examination, designed to measure their relative knowledge, skills and abilities in job-related areas. The “core” multiple-choice examination component may include but not be limited to:

  • Ability to evaluate/analyze information/data and to exercise good judgment relative to that evaluation or analysis
  • Knowledge of, and ability to apply, financial/fiscal principles (including the ability to use mathematical and statistical formulas)
  • Ability to use various computer software programs

Supervisory Test Battery - (Weight: 50%)
Candidates who attain a minimum passing score on the written examination component will be invited to participate in a computer-based examination designed to measure competencies in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to: Problem Solving; Leadership; Decision Making; Interpersonal skill; Human Resources Management; Team Building; Communication & Conflict Management.  For more information about this Supervisory Test (and a suggested reading list) please visit:

A passing score on the Written Multiple-Choice Examination and Supervisory Test Battery must be achieved in order to be placed on the Eligible List.

What else should I know?

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.

The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be of 6 months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

To find Departments which use this classification, please see Department-FY-2021-22.pdf.

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. Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at

The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 111A.35.1. The standard for the review of such appeals is ‘abuse of discretion’ or ‘no rational basis’ for establishing the position description, the minimum qualifications and/or the certification rule. Appeals must include a written statement of the item(s) being contested and the specific reason(s) why the cited item(s) constitute(s) abuse of discretion by the Human Resources Director. Appeals must be submitted directly to the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission within five business days of the announcement issuance date.

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.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Kimberly Gibney 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.