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Data & Policy Analyst - Police (1823)

Recruitment: RTF0130304-01144457

Published: November 13, 2023


Anna Duong -

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


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: November 13, 2023
  • Application Deadline: Apply immediately, announcement may close anytime after two weeks from posting date.
  • Class & Compensation: $113,386 - $137,800
  • Recruitment ID: TEX-1823-130305
  • Work Location: SFPD Headquarters, 1245 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA 94158

Role description

The Strategic Management Bureau (SMB) of the SFPD manages all major strategic projects for the department, including police reform, change management, technology implementation, auditing, data transparency and policy implementation. The Senior Data and Policy analyst will contribute to ongoing and yet to be approved projects at the department level, in one of the top 20 law enforcement agencies in the nation by size. The position will assist the department in the development of its data collection, analysis, and transparency programs. The Senior Data and Policy analyst will help identify opportunities for data modeling and visualization, conduct and communicate the analysis and help deploy the insights into reports and operations. The position will be part of the Business Analysis Team working with a wide variety of data to produce answers to complex questions and tell human centered, data informed stories that increase transparency, efficiency, and effectiveness of the SFPD.

The Data and Policy Analyst is responsible for:

  • Conducting data analysis on a variety of datasets and issue areas; present and communicate the results of the analysis to a range of audiences.
  • Cleaning, processing, and wrangling large and complex datasets into usable, accurate and accessible datasets using commonly available data tools. (MS Excel, R, Python, SQL)
  • Development of data visualizations and other tools to support analysis using commonly available visualization tools (PowerBI, OracleBI, Pandas)
  • Use of geospatial information software (GIS) in analysis, when appropriate (ESRI ArcPRO, ArcMap, etc) to help analyze data and tell data stories rooted in location data.
  • Help develop recommendations for products, services, tools, or business process changes resulting from the analysis.
  • Provide technical assistance and guidance to data analysts implementing their own analytical work.
  • Other related duties as assigned.


Desirable Qualifications

  • Proficiency with software programs that aid in data access and preparation, statistical analysis, and graphical presentation of data (e.g., Excel, GIS, R, SQL, PowerBI, etc.).
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong organizational, analytical, and project management skills.
  • Ability to integrate, clean, analyze, and interpret data from disparate data sets.
  • Experience implementing dashboards and other visualizations.
  • Understanding ethics, equity, and bias as it relates to data and analytics.

How to qualify

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


2. 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.

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 Human Resources Analyst, Anna Duong at

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

SFPD Recruitment:

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.