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Senior Budget and Revenue Analyst (Hybrid Workplace) - Controller's Office (1823)

Recruitment: RTF0131743-01119648

Published: September 18, 2023


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Department: Controller
Job class: 1823-Senior Administrative Analyst
Salary range: $115,934.00 - $140,894.00
Role type: Permanent Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time


    Specific information regarding this recruitment process are listed below:

    • Application Opening: 9/11/2023
    • Application Deadline: 9/19/2023
    • Annual Salary: $113,386 - $137,800
    • Recruitment ID: PEX-1823-131744

    Are you interested in gaining a bird’s eye view of San Francisco’s $14 billion budget through meaningful work in one of the City’s key central agencies, the Controller’s Office? If you are curious and value working on analyses that will be used by stakeholders to make important financial decisions, our group may be the right fit.

    The Budget & Analysis Division is hiring an analyst to be part of the team responsible for forecasting and monitoring the City’s revenue and expenditure budgets, including citywide salaries and benefits costs, General Fund tax revenue, Charter-mandated spending requirements, departmental programs, and property tax administration; preparing periodic reports of the City’s financial condition, including the 5-Year Financial Plan and Update, bond official statements, quarterly budget status reports, and the annual Revenue Letter; and performing a variety of budgetary, economic, financial and legislative analyses. We provide a supportive environment that prioritizes professional development and mutual encouragement.

    We are looking for an emerging leader who is detail-oriented and who is inspired by our mission of ensuring the City’s financial integrity and motivated by our vision to be a model for good government and to make the City a better place. San Francisco is the only combined city and county government in California, so our analysts have the opportunity to learn about both municipal functions, such as police, fire, and parks, as well as county responsibilities like public health, human services, and criminal justice. In addition, the organization includes large and varied enterprises such as utilities, a port, an airport, and the Municipal Transportation Agency. We work closely with the Mayor’s Office and the Board of Supervisors, departmental budget and finance staff, and the Controller’s own accounting and public finance offices. The Budget and Analysis team is uniquely situated in the City’s financial ecosystem, allowing analysts to learn about policy development, budgeting, accounting, administration, and financial reporting from a citywide perspective.

    To learn more about the Budget & Analysis Division click here.

      Role description

      The Senior Administrative Analyst is responsible for supporting the Division’s ongoing analyses of revenues and expenditures for reporting and budgeting purposes, providing technical support for budget development, and analytical support for ad-hoc projects. Under general direction, the analyst will perform professional-level analytical and administrative work in the areas of budgetary, financial/fiscal, economic, legislative and administrative policy and/or contract administration. Primary responsibilities will include analyzing and reporting on budget and projecting revenues and expenditures. Additionally, responsibilities may also include analysis of local economic indicators, taxpayer data, payroll information, grants, fees, projects and work orders. Being able to construct and explain projections both verbally and in writing is critical, as well as is being able to perform policy analysis including analyzing and recommending alternative courses of action and projected consequences.

      The work requires strong analytical skills; the ability to multi-task and shift priorities in all areas of budget administration quickly and effectively; making budget and accounting system entries; comfort with technical details as well as big picture concepts; strong oral and written communication skills; providing information to a variety of audiences at all levels of expertise; some public contact; establishing and maintaining harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. The position is full time, and overtime work will be required during the budget season and other critical financial periods, typically April through mid-July.

      How to qualify

      Minimum Qualifications:

      Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and three(3) 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.

      Desirable Qualifications:

      • Possession of a baccalaureate or master's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Public or Business Administration, Public Policy, Social Sciences or a closely related field;
      • Microsoft Excel advanced knowledge (pivot tables, filters, formulas, functions, formatting);
      • Experience with large financial and budget systems software applications;
      • Experience with governmental accounting, governmental budgeting and the City’s accounting policies and procedures highly preferred.

      Verification: Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point in the application and/or departmental selection process. Written verification (proof) of qualifying experience must verify that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications stated on the announcement. Written verification must be submitted on employer’s official letterhead, specifying name of employee, dates of employment, types of employment (part-time/full-time), job title(s), description of duties performed, and the verification must be signed by the employer. City employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which they are appointed. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee’s class will be allowed only if recorded in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Service Commission Rules. Experience claimed in self-employment must be supported by documents verifying income, earnings, business license and experience comparable to the minimum qualifications of the position. Copies of income tax papers or other documents listing occupations and total earnings must be submitted. 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. 

      What else should I know?

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

      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.