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IT Operations Support Administrator II - Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (1092) - (137274)

Recruitment: RTF0137273-01149543

Published: September 15, 2023


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Department: Homelessness and Supportive Housing
Job class: 1092-IT Operations Support Administrator II
Salary range: $82,004.00 - $101,660.00
Role type: Permanent Civil Service What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time
Exam type: Contact us for more information
Rule: Rule of 7 What does this mean?
List type: Contact us for more information


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

Application Opening: September 15, 2023
Application Deadline: September 25,2023
Compensation Range: $80,210 - $99,424 annually
Recruitment ID: RTF0137273-01149543 (137274)

Who We Are
Through the provision of coordinated, compassionate, and high‐quality services, the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH) strives to make homelessness in San Francisco rare, brief, and one time. The Department provides assistance and support to homeless and at‐risk youth, adults, and families to prevent imminent episodes of homelessness and end homelessness for people in San Francisco. Services including outreach, homelessness prevention, emergency shelter, drop‐in centers, transitional housing, supportive housing, short‐term rental subsidies, and support services to help people exit homelessness. For more information about the department, please visit our website at

What We Do
San Francisco is a pioneer in homeless services and a leader in providing supportive housing as a permanent exit from homelessness. The Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH), founded in 2016, is a national leader in the movement to end homelessness by developing a coordinated, equity-driven, client-focused system of compassionate services while piloting innovative models, and implementing best practice solutions with measurable results. HSH’s Homelessness Response System (HRS) oversees and implements a system of care that shelters, houses, and serves approximately 14,000 people daily. Major programs include: street outreach and service connection through the Homeless Outreach Team (SFHOT); 3,000-bed shelter system for adults and families including shelters for members of the LGBTQ community; rapid rehousing rental subsidies for families, adults, older adults, and transitional aged youth; the Problem Solving and flexible financial assistance programs; and robust supportive housing programs with nearly 10,000 units which provide permanent housing and services to formerly homeless individuals and families.

Role description

The Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing has an exciting opportunity for an experienced, energetic, motivated, and team-oriented individual to join the IT team. At HSH, we are building a mission driven IT team with a can-do attitude. This is a full-time 1092 IT Operations Support Administrator II position. This individual will be working closely with the IT Director, System Engineers, and the lead first level support specialist to support our department. The candidate’s primary mission is to support the computing environment and connectivity of our temporary shelters and to support our users with day to day IT related issues. The candidate in this position will have an opportunity to work with our team on several exciting projects, such as building workflow engines using Microsoft Flow and PowerApps and standing up Extranet Share Point portal to better collaborate with our non-profit partners. In addition, together with the lead first level support specialist, the IT Operations Support Admin II provides technical operational support for a moderately sized network with single or multiple Local Area Networks (LANs), data center system administration activities, which may include network operations, installing, enhancing, maintaining computers, system update management, peripherals, and mobile device configuration, or combination of these activities; troubleshoots or assists with problem resolution with staff at headquarters as well as those in the field; may provide ongoing and remedial user training; establishes and performs data and access protection processes; and performs related work which may include data input and record maintenance. On an occasional basis, the candidate will be called upon to provide support to the department’s HMIS (Homeless Management Information System) project.

This position will entail hands-on support of desktops, servers, and application support. The ideal candidate with have both technical expertise and good customer support skills

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Monitor, operate and enhance moderately complex computers with different and distinct platforms that may include mainframes, mid-range server systems, desktop computers, mobile devices, and communications systems to ensure proper functioning, and recommend solutions to correct malfunctions.
  • Install and configure computer and/or telecommunications hardware and software; coordinate and schedule hardware repairs; perform routine equipment maintenance; repair and modify various computer and communications systems and related equipment; create user groups and individual accounts.
  • Maintain and document scripts and procedures used to enhance existing desktop computer functions.
  • Provide problem determination and technical assistance to users; escalate and coordinate problem resolution activities; perform help desk functions.
  • Administer remote logons system securities, data transfers, and other remote activities.
  • Retrieve and download and/or upload data; assist with the transition of data/operations between systems; may provide on-site technical support for information technology equipment.
  • Research, analyze and test application or system software for compatibility and capability to specific job applications and assignments; may recommend hardware and software purchases.
  • May ensure the accuracy of computer reports and data integrity.
  • Maintain information technology materials and supply inventories; reconcile discrepancies of service and payments.
  • Prepare specifications, may get quotations from vendors.
  • Compile, tabulate and generate reports; document procedures and programs; may develop written help materials.
  • Perform and monitor scheduled job executions, including system and application backups and archiving tasks, on multiple, distinctive platforms, including mainframes, mid-range computers, and data storage; maintain system backups and control records; assist in the maintenance of files and libraries; create logical directory structure; may be responsible for retention and storage of databases; perform routine tape management functions for various, different computer platforms.
  • Perform work related to security and disaster recovery needs such as system backup and/or restoration, traveling to hotsite or recovery site, and operating restored systems.


How to qualify


Requires an Associate's Degree in computer science or a closely related field 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/units with a minimum of twenty (20) semester or thirty (30) quarter credits/units in computer science or a closely-related field].


One (1) year of experience performing analysis, installation and technical support in a network environment.


Additional experience as described above may be substituted for the required degree on a year-for-year basis (up to a maximum of two (2) years). One (1) year is equivalent to thirty (30) semester units / forty-five (45) quarter units with a minimum of 10 semester / 15 quarter units in computer science or a closely related field.

Completion of a one (1) year State (DAS) Information Technology apprenticeship program equivalent to the City and County of San Francisco’s 1090 IT Operations Support Training Program may substitute for the required education.

Note: One year of full-time employment is equivalent to 2000 hours. (2000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40-hour work week.) Any overtime hours that you work above forty (40) hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.

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 Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (MQSQ) (no weight): 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.
  • Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation (Weight: 100%): Candidates will be sent a Supplemental Questionnaire that must be completed by the set date. Candidates will be evaluated on their relevant knowledge, skill and ability levels in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to: knowledge of on-site broad based technical, operational and analytical problem-solving support, knowledge of information technology methods and procedures, and skill to use logic and analysis to solve computer and systems problems. A passing score must be achieved on the Supplemental Questionnaire in order to be placed/ranked on the Eligible List.

Tuberculosis Screening: Prior to appointment, applicants may be required to take a tuberculosis (TB) screening test.

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.

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:
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Conviction History
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Equal Employment Opportunity
Disaster Service Worker
ADA Accommodation
Veterans Preference
Right to Work
Copies of Application Documents
Diversity Statement

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Exam Analyst Information: If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst Tony Won 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.