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Public Safety Project Manager, Principal - SFPD (1054)

Recruitment: RTF0138594-01151801

Published: April 19, 2024


Danny Wan -

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Department: Police
Job class: 1054-IS Business Analyst-Principal
Salary range: $144,846.00 - $206,180.00
Role type: Permanent Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time


Who We Are: The San Francisco Police Department was established in 1849 and continually strives to become a more effective, inclusive and modern police department, while earning the trust and pride of those we serve and those who serve.  Our goal is to reflect on current SFPD initiatives, assess best practices across the country, and evaluate the changing environment in policing and within the City to arrive at a strategy statement that the Department and our community can embody every day.

The San Francisco Police Department stands for Safety and Respect for All. We will engage in just transparent unbiased and responsive policing. We will do so in the spirit of dignity and in collaboration with the community. And we will maintain and build trust and respect as the guardians of Constitutional and human rights.

The San Francisco Police Department is committed to excellence in law enforcement and is dedicated to the people, traditions and diversity of our City. The department provides service with understanding, response with compassion, performance with integrity and law enforcement with vision. The department has grown into a nationally known police department providing law enforcement services to one of the most recognized cities in the United States.

Specific information regarding this recruitment process are listed below:

  • Application Opening: April 19, 2024
  • Application Deadline: Apply immediately, announcement may close any time after two weeks from posting date.
  • Class & Compensation: $142,714 - $203,138
  • Recruitment ID: PEX-1054-138595
  • Reporting Location: SFPD Headquarters, 1245 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA 94158
  • Work Schedule: Full time, Monday - Friday, Hybrid Telecommuting work schedule available inline with CCSF policy, not a full remote position.

Role description

SFPD is looking for a Principal Project Manager to facilitate, manage, and implement various key components related to SFPD’s new Records Management System (RMS) to ensure that this technology modernization project is sustainable to the work efforts required by reform and data gathering. The RMS will be complex with various work-specific modules that will need to be implemented as part of the Go-Live as well as in subsequent phases of modernization once SFPD is National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) compliant. The Project Manager will act as both lead and team member to implement new technology work products in a timely manner that ensures SFPD is compliant with various other departmental and City agencies that require information and data. The Project Manager will oversee and govern the expansion of existing data architecture and the optimization of data query performance via Best Practices. This is a position that is critical to the sustainability of analytical work done by various groups, including the Project Manager, for reform and meeting other governmental requirements.

The essential responsibilities and duties for this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

Project Management:

  • Primary “Point of Contact” for the coordination of resources, access, program management, technical information, support, and stakeholder communications.
  • Collaborates with all stakeholders to build a unified, high quality public safety solution for the City and County of San Francisco.
  • Supports all activities to develop and maintain stakeholder project awareness, engagement, and buy-in. Provides project communication to project teams and departments.
  • Facilitates, hosts, and manages department and cross-departmental meetings.
  • Analyzes and resolves complex system and business process issues via both meetings and documentation.
  • Conducts and documents analyses, such as AS-IS/TO-BE, comparative analysis, feasibility analysis, etc.
  • Provides advice and recommendations to align with management and Technology’s strategic direction, while also soliciting input for operational improvements.
  • Designs, develops, and implements new systems to support departmental activities setting the scope, boundaries and objectives for system functions interfaces based on departmental needs.
  • Prepares test plans, documentation, and training materials, collaborates with vendors to develop technical specifications and scope of work, as well as prepares training plans and documentation for multi-faceted training.
  • Effectively represents SFPD at strategic or complex customer meetings, or city events in a professional manner.


  • Reviews, comments, and gains approval for all procurement, implementation activities and relevant documents.
  • Ensures department interface requirements are understood, documented, implemented, and maintained for the current system, during transition, and for the future.

Perform related duties and responsibilities, as assigned.

How to qualify

1. Education: An associate 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].


2. Experience: Five (5) years of full-time experience in the information systems field, including system analysis, business process design, development and implementation of business application solutions or IT project management.

Substitution: 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.

Desirable Qualifications/Skills: The stated desirable qualifications may be considered at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

  • Possession of a Project Management Certificate (PMP) that is maintained in active status.
  • Experience as a Project Manager in a multi-agency environment.
  • Experience with government IT systems and contracts.
  • Project experience in creating testing and training plans as well as executing user testing and user training.

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 or disqualification.

Background Investigation: Prior to employment with the San Francisco Police Department, a thorough background investigation will be conducted to determine the candidate’s suitability for employment. The investigation may include, but not be limited to: criminal history records, driving records, drug/alcohol screening, and other related employment and personal history records. Reasons for rejection may include use of  controlled substances and alcohol, felony conviction, repeated or serious violations of the law, inability to work with co-workers, inability to accept supervision, inability to follow rules and regulations or other relevant factors. Candidates may be required to undergo  drug/alcohol screening, and must clear Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation fingerprinting. Criminal records will be carefully reviewed; candidates who do not report their complete criminal records on their applications will be disqualified. Applicants will be fingerprinted.

What else should I know?

Recruiter Information: If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the Staff Services analyst, Danny Wan at

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

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

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

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.