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1823 Senior Legislative Affairs Analyst - Dept. of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH)

Recruitment: RTF0146439-01134672

Published: May 24, 2024


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Department: Homelessness and Supportive Housing
Job class: 1823-Senior Administrative Analyst
Salary range: $115,934.00 - $140,894.00
Role type: Temporary Provisional Permanent Civil Service What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time
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**The deadline for the TPV 1823 Senior Legislative Affairs Analyst - Dept. of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH) position has been extended to 5:00pm PST on Tuesday, May 28, 2024.

Application Opening: Tuesday, April 9, 2024; (Reposted: Friday, May 24, 2024)

Application Deadline: 11:59pm PST on Tuesday, April 30, 2024; (Deadline Extension: 5:00pm PST on Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Compensation Range: $115,934 to $140,894

Recruitment ID: RTF0146439-01134672

Appointment Type: 

Temporary Provisional (TPV), limited to no more than 3 years in duration. This temporary position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process, is considered "at will" and shall serve at the discretion of the Department Head. This position will be subject to the Permanent Civil Service examination process. Successful participation in the Permanent Civil Service examination and selection through an open competitive process is needed in order to be considered for the permanent appointment.

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) funds and administers 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

What You’ll Be Doing

The Senior Legislative Affairs Analyst sits on the department’s Communications and Legislative Affairs (CLA) division that is responsible for managing governmental affairs, community relations and communications. CLA works across department divisions and is the external-facing arm of HSH, providing a unique opportunity to learn from and work with colleagues across the department and the City to serve our most vulnerable residents. Each member of the CLA team has a specific work focus, but all members of the team are required to support other functions of the team including special projects, events and administration. The Legislative Affairs team is responsible for developing, monitoring, and complying with all local, State, and Federal legislation, managing locally required reporting and compliance, coordinating intergovernmental affairs, and serving as the department’s liaisons to elected officials.

Under general direction of the Manager of Legislative Affairs, the Senior Legislative Affairs Analyst provides project management and analytical support to implement the department’s local, state and federal legislative agenda to promote solutions to homelessness aligned to HSH’s Strategic Plan and ensure compliance with legislative requirements. Functions of this position include: having an understanding of the priorities of the department and its programs, tracking and analyzing local, state and federal legislation and budgets related to homelessness and housing, managing the local legislative process for a portfolio of required departmental legislation, supporting on special projects related to legislative affairs or intergovernmental affairs, and developing public materials including policy memos, public presentations and public reporting.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establishes a deep understanding of the priorities of the Department to develop appropriate messages, strategies, and innovative practices to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Analyzes and interprets existing, newly enacted, and proposed local, state and federal legislation and regulations for potential policy and financial impacts on the department. Prepares recommendations with appropriate supporting documentation to management. 
  • Provides project management of the department’s local and state legislative agendas including the annual budget process, required legislation, local hearings related to the work of the department and high-visible or sensitive special projects as assigned.
  • Works with Manager of Legislative Affairs to draft, develop and manage the legislative process for all required department-initiated legislation for Grants, Contracts, Real Estate and other legislative needs, and may directly manage at least one of these portfolios.
  • Responds to informational requests, including those of a highly sensitive nature from city partners, the Mayor’s Office and Board of Supervisors.
  • Organizes and analyzes information from various HSH divisions and produces time-sensitive Budget and Legislative Analyst reports, public presentations, HSH website copy, and other materials addressing highly-visible public issues.
  • Represents HSH on various steering committees, workgroups or public meetings as needed. 
  • Manages meeting logistics and scheduling for meetings with internal and external stakeholders, including elected officials.
  • Utilizes various technology platforms to manage cross-department coordination and collaboration, including but not limited to: Asana, Box, PowerBi and Microsoft Office.
  • Coordinates with the Communications Team on the development and publication of public materials and reports.
  • Provides coverage for public records requests and other compliance-related tasks for the team’s Sunshine and Compliance Officer.
  • Supports the departments racial justice and equity work.
  • Performs related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

How to qualify


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:

  • At least one (1) year of experience working in legislative affairs.
  • Experience with the San Francisco legislative process.
  • Experience with State legislative processes.

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

Working Conditions:

  • Please note that this position may require the incumbent to work during non-business hours such as evenings, nights, and weekends.

What else should I know?

Selection Procedures:

The selection process will include evaluation of applications in relation to minimum requirements. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview. Depending on the number of applicants, the Department may establish and implement additional screening mechanisms to comparatively evaluate the qualifications of candidates. If this becomes necessary, only those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited to participate in the oral/performance interview. 

Supplemental Questionnaire (SQ): Candidates will be required to complete an SQ as part of the employment application. The purpose of this supplemental questionnaire is to obtain specific information regarding your experience and/or training in relation to the desirable qualifications of this position. Responses to items on the questionnaire must be supported by the information provided on your application and is subject to verification. 

Please respond using the Supplemental Questionnaire (SQ) link below PRIOR to submitting your application by the deadline:

Microsoft Forms Link: Supplemental Questionnaire (SQ)

Deadline: 11:59pm PST on Tuesday, April 30, 2024

In order to continue to be considered for this position, you must respond by doing the following:

1. Click on the Supplemental Questionnaire (SQ) link listed above and answer the questions; AND

2. Submit an application


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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. 

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Human Resources Analyst Information: If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please send your inquires to Emily Lee, Human Resources Analyst 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.