1822 Administrative Analyst

Recruitment #PBT-1822-064286

Introduction

This announcement is amended to extend filing deadline.

This is a Position Based Test conducted in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A.

San Francisco Public Works (DPW) is committed to making our city beautiful, livable and sustainable. We design, build, operate, maintain, clean, green, and improve the city’s infrastructure, public rights-of-way, and facilities. The projects that we manage for other City Departments or outside developers are typically funded by multiple sources including general fund, special revenue funds, public financing programs, general obligation bonds or through grants. The compliance requirements are complex and proper oversight and management of these projects require focused attention from project managers to accounting analysts.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Under general direction, this Administrative Analyst position works for the Accounting Analysis and Reporting Unit and will prepare and review a variety of complex financial, legislative, and contractual documents and records; interpret, enforce, and carry out existing policies, regulations, and procedures relating to accounting and financial activities. This position will be instrumental in ensuring compliance with the financial, accounting, legislative and contractual rules governing the use of funds. Essential functions include but are not limited to: reviewing financial transactions to ensure proper budget authority and compliance with the Controller’s Office policies and procedures and the appropriate accounting standards; compiling, analyzing and reconciling complex financial data from multiple systems to prepare billing or cost reports as requested by City departments, outside agencies or auditors; working with business systems to ensure complete and accurate records of all accounting transactions; reconciling accounts; and working directly with the Controller’s Office, Client Departments, DPW Staff and Management; and performing related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Possession of a graduate degree (Master's degree or higher) from an accredited college or university; and one (1) year full-time equivalent experience performing professional-level analytical work as described in Note A; OR
  2. Possession of a graduate degree (Master's degree or higher) from an accredited college or university with major coursework as described in Note B; OR
  3. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, and two (2) years full-time equivalent experience performing professional-level analytical work as described in Note A; OR
  4. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework as described in Note B and one (1) year full-time equivalent experience performing professional-level analytical work as described in Note A.

Substitution: Applicants may substitute up to 2 years of the required education with additional qualifying experience in budget analysis, financial analysis and reporting, legislative/policy analysis, or contract/grant administration. One year (2000 hours) of additional qualifying experience will be considered equivalent to 30 semester units/45 quarter units.

Notes on Qualifying Experience and Education:
A. Qualifying professional-level analytical experience must be in one or more of the following functional areas: complex budget analysis, development and administration; complex financial/fiscal analysis and reporting; development of complex contracting systems and administration of competitive bid processes and complex contractual agreements; development and evaluation of complex management/ administrative policy; complex grant administration and monitoring; complex program evaluation and planning; complex legislative analysis; complex economic analysis; or other functional areas related to the duties of positions in Class 1822, where the primary focus of the job is complex professional-level analysis for evaluation, recommendation, development and implementation of major programs and functions of department/organization. Analytical experience equivalent to the duties of Class 1820 is considered qualifying.

B. Coursework applicable to a baccalaureate or higher degree 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 Class 1822

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.

Due to the compliance nature of the funding sources received by capital projects, particularly with federal grants, this position has the following desirable qualifications related to the financial administration, billings, reconciliation, accounting, reporting and auditing:

  • Possession of a bachelor’s degree in business administration with emphasis on finance or accounting.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in municipal finance and governmental accounting
  • Minimum of twelve months experience in working with capital accounting and capital funding sources including grants, bonds, certifications of participation, sales tax, gas tax and special revenue funds.
  • Minimum of twelve months working with complex and voluminous data from different system applications in an integrated business systems environment.
  • Minimum of twelve months working knowledge of Microsoft Excel including pivot tables and graphs.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Select the desired job announcement
  • Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
  • Follow instructions on the screen

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter.  To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com).

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

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.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores. 

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Angie Ignao, at (415) 554-6107, or via email to: angie.ignao@sfdpw.org.

VERIFICATION:
Applicants may be required to submit verification of the qualifying education and experience, at any point during the recruitment and selection process. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of verification of qualifying education and experience. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=456. Failure to submit the required verification of education and experience, when requested, may result in disqualification or ineligibility for employment.

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.

Selection Procedures

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE: (Weight 30%)
Applicants will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire that must be submitted during the online application process. The Supplemental Questionnaire has been designed to measure knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include, but not be limited to: written communication ability; ability to perform financial/fiscal analysis of large and complex capital programs for infrastructure projects; ability to invoice/bill restrictive funding sources; and ability to reconcile complex financial information from multiple databases.

Only those candidates achieving a passing score on the supplemental questionnaire assessment component will be invited to participate in the written examination.

WRITTEN EXAMINATION: (Weight 70%)
Candidates deemed eligible and admitted to the examination process will be administered a written multiple-choice test designed to measure knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to:

  • Ability to evaluate/analyze information/data and to exercise good judgment relative to that evaluation or analysis.
  • Ability to communicate written information (includes ability to proofread).
  • Knowledge of, and ability to apply, financial/fiscal principles (including the ability to use mathematical and statistical formulas).
  • Ability to comprehend and understand written information.
  • Ability to use various computer software programs.
  • Ability to conduct research.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships.  Knowledge of, and the ability to apply, principles, practices and procedures involving office operations.

This is a standardized examination and, therefore, test questions and test answers are not available for public inspection or review.

The score you achieve on this examination shall be valid and "banked" for three years, starting from the date of the examination. This means that, during this three-year time period, you will not be required to take this test again should you apply and be found eligible for a future announcement for which this particular test is used. If the test for this future announcement is held within one year of the date of this examination, your score will be automatically applied to that announcement. However, after one year, you have the option to either (a) apply your test score to the other announcement or (b) re-take the test. Re-testing is permitted no sooner than one year from the date of the examination and only in association with your eligibility for another announcement for which this test is used. Please note that, should you re-test, your re-test score would become your official score since it is the most recent.

Note: Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process.

CERTIFICATION RULE:
The certification rule for the ranked eligible lists resulting from this examination will be Rule of Three Scores. The department may administer additional position-specific selection procedures to make final hiring decisions.

Eligible List: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#eligiblelists
The eligible list resulting from this examination is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission. The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be 12 months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

Upon approval of the Human Resource Director (see Civil Service Rule 111A.26.5), the eligible list resulting from this announcement may be used by other departments that also use this classification or a similar classification. To find other Departments which use this classification, please see http://www.sfdhr.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentID=13693. Search that document by title or job code to see which departments use the classification.

Conviction History

As part of the selection process an image of your fingerprints will be captured and sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) history will disqualify you as a candidate based on the specific requirements of the position to which you are applying. If selected for fingerprinting, the hiring department will contact you to schedule an appointment.

Candidates applying for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.

Candidates applying for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Conclusion

Position Based Testing: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#positionbasedtesting.

Reasonable Accommodation Request: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#applicantswithdisabilities

Veteran’s Preference: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#veteranspreference

Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#senioritycredit

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20

Terms of the Announcement: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#announcementsdefinitions
Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations. Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf.

The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 111A.35.1. The standard for the review of such appeals is ‘abuse of discretion’ or ‘no rational basis’ for establishing the position description, the minimum qualifications and/or the certification rule. Appeals must include a written statement of the item(s) being contested and the specific reason(s) why the cited item(s) constitute(s) abuse of discretion by the Human Resources Director. Appeals must be submitted directly to the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission within five business days of the announcement issuance date.

Copies of Application Documents: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#copies

Right to Work: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#identification
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States

Exam Type: Combined Promotive and Entrance
Issued: November 7, 2014
Amended: November 24, 2014 to extend filing deadline

Micki Callahan, Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID: PBT-1822-064286
GSA - AI (415) 554-6107

Benefits

All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

For more information about benefits, please click here.

 



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