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"As-Needed" Service Desk Administrator (IT Operations Support Administrator III) - SFDEM (1093)

Recruitment: REF20035L

Published: May 22, 2024


Hazel Ahumada -

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Department: Emergency Management
Job class: 1093-IT Operations Support Administrator III
Pay range: $49.1125/hr - $60.9/hr
Role type: Temporary Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Part-time


Interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as the application filing period may close at any time.

We manage and prepare for everyday and not-so-everyday emergencies in San Francisco. Our dispatchers answer 9-1-1 when you call. Our planners help you prepare for disaster and manage our response and recovery. Our team manages the homeland security priorities for the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information on the Department of Emergency Management, please visit:

Role description

Appointment Type
This is a Category 16, Temporary Exempt (TEX), as-needed position not to exceed six (6) months or 1,040 hours in a fiscal year
. This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive civil service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer.

Position Description:
Under general direction, the Service Desk Administrator will provide first-level desktop, software, and application support to customers. Additional essential functions include: answer phones, generate tickets and resolve, monitor, track, and refer problems and requests to the proper group, Department, or support vendors; escalate problems as necessary to ensure resolution; follow-up on open trouble tickets and request for final resolution; keep customers informed and updated on the status of problems and requests; define and document Service Desk solutions, processes, and procedures; inform management and clients of severe problems; work with local site engineers and desktop administrators to resolve problems and implement service requests; perform end-user and application administration support duties; provide prompt, professional, courteous and outstanding customer service on a daily basis to all customers; and perform related duties as assigned.

Nature of Work:
Candidate must be responsive and flexible with assigned tasks and able to work as part of a diverse team in a fast-paced environment. The 9-1-1 dispatch center and Service Desk operates 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. This is an as-needed position with irregular and limited hours; the position will require the ability to work evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays typically with very little notice when needed to work a shift. 

How to qualify

1. Possession of 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]. AND

2. Three (3) years of experience performing analysis, installation, and technical support in a network environment.

In addition to the above minimum qualifications, this experience must include the following which could be gained concurrently with #2 above: two (2) years of verifiable and recent experience working on a technical help desk in a ticketing and workflow environment using a help desk management system to perform basic desktop hardware/software troubleshooting; and two (2) years of experience supporting workstations and printers in a Microsoft Windows environment which must include administering Microsoft Windows 10 and supporting Microsoft Office 365.  

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.

Note: One year of experience is equivalent to 2,000 hours (2,000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40-hour work week). Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the filing deadline unless otherwise noted.

Desirable Qualifications
The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in computer science, information systems, data processing, or a closely related field.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Strong written, oral, and listening skills.
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills.
  • The ability to interact with customers over the telephone and in-person in a pleasant, professional, and courteous manner. 
  • The ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Strong understanding and direct experience configuring and managing Microsoft Intune clients.
  • Hands-on experience with Microsoft Azure cloud platform, user configuration, and migration.
  • Ability to think on your feet, provide well-thought out solutions, and create new procedures for departmental staff.

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

Applications will be screened for relevant qualifying experience.  Additional screening mechanisms may be implemented in order to determine candidates’ qualifications. Only those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the Department's needs will be invited to participate in the interview selection process. Applicants meeting the minimum requirements are not guaranteed advancement in the selection process.

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 to begin the application process. Select “Apply Now” at the top of the job and follow instructions on the screen.

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

If you have any questions, please contact the exam analyst, Hazel Ahumada, by telephone at (415) 558-3859, or by email 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.