1824 Principal Administrative Analyst

Principal Parking Analyst

Recruitment #PBT-1824-090657



 The following information describes the civil service classification for which applications are being solicited. Make sure you read the entire announcement before completing the application form. The purpose of this announcement is to establish an eligible list for this classification. This is a Position-Based Test conducted in accordance with CSC Rule 411A. 

The closing date for this announcement has been extended to February 8, 2019 to increase applicant pool. Applicants who have already submitted their applications need not reapply.

The Sustainable Streets Division (SSD) of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) provides multimodal transportation planning, engineering and operational improvements to San Francisco’s transportation system to support a sustainable community and economic development.  The mission of SSD is to plan, design, implement and maintain the City’s transportation infrastructure and regulations to support San Francisco’s mobility needs as the City changes and grows.  The Division initiates and coordinates improvements to the City’s street, transit, bicycle, pedestrian, and parking infrastructure, thereby meeting the goals and objectives of the Transit First Policy, as well as supporting SFMTA’s Strategic Plan.  The Curb Management and Off-Street Parking section, Off-Street subsection, of SSD is seeking a qualified 1824 Principal Administrative Analyst, Principal Parking Analyst to conduct both general parking-operations oversight as well as implement a new state of the art Parking Access and Revenue Control System (PARCS) at 20 off-street, SFMTA-managed facilities.  The 1824 Principal Administrative Analyst, Principal Parking Analyst will plan, organize, supervise and conduct important, difficult, complex, and sensitive analytical work in the areas of parking operations, financial analysis, contract compliance and administration, maintenance and compliance inspections, facility assessment, the preparation of specifications, RFPs and RFQs and procurement of services associated with both ongoing operational needs and any needed capital improvements.  Incumbents will work with senior management and may make policy recommendations, work on complex projects, manage the budget and work with various City departments, parking operators, non-profit corporation staff, contractors and vendors.


• Works with Off-Street Parking managers and team of analysts to oversee the day-to-day operations of the Off-Street Parking portfolio that includes 38 facilities with annual gross revenue of $90+ Million.

•  Works with Off-Street Parking managers to oversee the development and implementation of infrastructure upgrade projects to support the new PARCS.

• Works with Off-Street Parking managers to monitor consultant contracts and memoranda of understanding (MOUs) with other city departments related to delivery of projects to support the new PARCS, including budget/schedule monitoring and forecasting, monthly invoice processing, etc.

• Coordinates closely with Off-Street Parking managers to ensure projects related to the new PARCS are delivered in an efficient manner, with a minimal impact on day-to-day garage operations.

• Assures that revenue control, surveillance system and other garage equipment are properly maintained.  Stays up to speed with new technological developments and recommend equipment upgrades as necessary.

• Directs parking operators with the operations and management of various parking facilities.

• Conduct parking rate surveys and recommend rate changes for management approval.

• Is aware of major events and developments that affect parking demand and recommend appropriate actions to minimize any negative impact on garage patrons and residents/businesses around the garages.

• Assist with the development of annual operating budgets for parking facilities; review monthly revenue and expense reports.

• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Possession of a graduate degree (Master's degree or higher) from an accredited college or university, and five (5) years 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 college coursework as described in Note B, and four (4) years full-time equivalent experience performing professional-level analytical work as described in Note A; OR

3. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, and six (6) 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 college coursework as described in Note B, and five (5) years 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 1824, 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 1823 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 1824.

In addition to the Minimum Qualifications listed above, this position has an additional requirement. In order to qualify for this position, applicants must meet the following Special Condition:


Possession of six (6) months of journey professional level experience managing parking lot operations or parking meter operations.  

The above minimum qualifications reflect special conditions associated with the position(s) to be filled. They may differ from the standard minimum qualifications associated with this classification.


• Knowledge and working experience of the principles, procedures and standards of large parking facility operation and management, including monthly and transient parking, valet and special event parking, revenue control equipment and related system reporting.

• Experience implementing, upgrading and installation of a new Parking Access and Revenue Control System

• Knowledge of principles, procedures and standards of parking operational auditing/monitoring for compliance with established policies and procedures and industry best practices.

• Knowledge of the principles, procedures and standards of quantitative/financial analysis related to parking operations including: revenue/expense analysis, occupancy trend analysis, variance analysis, market rate analysis, detailed budget monitoring, occupancy projection and reporting.

• Knowledge of parking industry best practices related to operations, revenue controls, auditing, and maintenance of parking facilities.

• Ability to develop detailed, concise professional reports and correspondence that include accurate fully supported qualitative/quantitative analysis and recommendations with appropriate justification.

• Possession of a California Driver’s License.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills

How To Apply

City and County of San Francisco employment applications for this position will be accepted through an on-line process only. Mailed, hand delivered or faxed applications will not be accepted. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to begin the application process.

• Click and select 1824 Principal Administrative Analyst (PBT-1824-090657)

• Click on “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information

• Click on “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or on “I have REGISTERED PREVIOUSLY”

• Follow instructions given on the screen.

Computer kiosks 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 Department of Human Resources, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco and in the lobby of SFMTA Human Resources office, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 6th Floor, San Francisco.

Applicants may be contacted by e-mail.  It is their responsibility to ensure that their registered e-mail 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, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org).

Upon successful submittal of the application online, the applicant will receive a notification on the screen, as well as in the applicant’s e-mail inbox, acknowledging the receipt of the application by the SFMTA - Merit Section.  If you are having difficulty submitting your application online, please contact Angela Szu at 415.701.5003 between 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or by e-mail at angela.szu@sfmta.com.

Verification:  Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying experience and education at any point in the application, examination and/or departmental selection process. Written verification (proof) of qualifying experience must verify that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications stated on the examination announcement. Written verification must be submitted on employer’s official letterhead, specifying dates of employment, types of employment (part-time/full-time), job title(s), description of duties performed, and the verification must be signed by the employer. City employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which they are appointed. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee’s class will be allowed only if recorded in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Service Commission Rules. Experience claimed in self-employment must be supported by documents verifying income, earnings, business license and experience comparable to the minimum qualifications of the position. Copies of income tax papers or other documents listing occupations and total earnings must be submitted. 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.

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification from this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.  

Selection Procedures

Minimum Qualifications Supplemental Questionnaire (Qualifying):

Applicants will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire (SQ) that must be submitted during the online application process.  The supplemental questionnaire will be screened to determine if applicants meet the minimum qualifications.  Only those applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in the written multiple-choice examination.

Written Multiple-Choice Examination - (Weight 40%): 

Candidates will be invited to participate in a written, multiple-choice examination, designed to measure their relative knowledge, skills and abilities in job-related areas. The “core” multiple-choice examination component may include but not be limited to:

• Ability to evaluate/analyze information/data and to exercise good judgment relative to that evaluation or analysis.

• Knowledge of, and ability to apply, financial/fiscal principles (including the ability to use mathematical and statistical formulas).

• Ability to use various computer software programs.

Your score on the Core Exam is not valid for any other classifications in the Admin Analyst Series. You cannot apply a score from the Core exam used for 1820, 1822 or 1823, as it is a different test.

Supervisory Test Battery - (Weight 60%):

Candidates who attain a minimum passing score on the written examination component will be invited to participate in a computer-based examination designed to measure competencies in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to: Problem Solving; Leadership; Decision Making; Interpersonal skill; Human Resources Management; Team Building; Communication & Conflict Management.  For more information about this Supervisory Test (and a suggested reading list) please visit: http://www.sfdhr.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=11676

A passing score must be achieved on the Written Multiple-Choice Examination and the Supervisory Test Battery in order to continue in the selection process. The above test components are considered standardized and, therefore, test questions and answers are not available for public inspection or review. Candidates may receive two or more scores in association with the above selection components. One or more will correspond to the core component of the multiple-choice exam component (i.e., core examination and/or one or more specialty areas).  Those candidates who participate in the Supervisory Test Battery, will attain an additional score.  Any scores attained on each of these components will 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 any test components for which you have already attained a score.

The Supervisory Test Battery may be used for many other classes; therefore, your test score may be applied to other classes if you choose to apply to future recruitments.  If the selection process for the future announcement is held within one year of the date of this examination and it includes any of these components (i.e., core exam, specialty subtest(s) and/or supervisory test battery), your score(s) for the corresponding test component(s) will be automatically applied to that announcement.  However, after one year, you have the option to either (a) apply your test score(s) to the other announcement or (b) re-take the test component(s).  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 the test component (core, specialty subtest or supervisory test battery) is used.

Please note, should you re-test, that score would become your official score since it is the most recent.

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

For your reference, a Multiple-Choice Test Preparation Manual is available on the DHR website: http://www.sfdhr.org/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=18426.

DATE(S) OF EXAMINATION: Only those applicants meeting the Minimum Qualifications will be notified of the exact date, time and place to report to the examination.

CERTIFICATION RULE: The certification rule used for the eligible list resulting from this selection process will be the Rule of Ten Scores. The hiring department may conduct additional selection processes to make final hiring decisions.  

ELIGIBLE LIST: 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 411A.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 Departments which use this classification, please see https://sfdhr.org/sites/default/files/documents/ASO-Level-Chart.pdf?documentID=21246. Search that document by title or job code to see which departments use the classification.  

NOTES: Make sure your application and any attachments to the application submitted at the time of filing are complete and accurate and include details on all experience, education, training and other information that qualifies you for this recruitment.  Failure to submit a complete and accurate application at the time of filing may result in your ineligibility for this recruitment or inability to receive full credit for scoring purposes.  Any new information concerning work experience, education, training and other information that is submitted after the filing deadline may not  be used for scoring or considered to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications.  

Qualified applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must contact the SFMTA by phone at 415.701.5003 or 415.701.5043 (TTY); or in writing to: SFMTA Human Resources, Merit Section, 1 South Van Ness, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103.  For further information, contact 415.701.5003.  

Reasonable Accommodation Request: Information on requesting reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities can be found at: http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#applicantswithdisabilities  

Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams: Information regarding seniority credit can be found at: http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#senioritycredit  

Veteran’s Preference: Information regarding requests for veterans’ preference can be found at: http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#veteranspreference  

Position Based Testing: http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#positionbasedtesting   

General Information concerning San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Employment Policies and Procedures:  Employment Information for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency can be obtained at http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process, or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 6th Floor. This information, including information regarding appeals of the terms of this announcement, is part of the terms of all announcements.  

Terms of Announcement and Appeal Rights: 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 411A.  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 reasons(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. Information concerning other Civil Service Commission Rules involving announcements, applications and examination policies, including applicant appeal rights, can be found on the Civil Service Commission website at http://sfgov.org/civilservice/rules.  

Copies of Application Documents: Applicants are encouraged to keep copies of all documents submitted.  Submitted documents become a permanent part of the exam records and will not be returned.  The hiring department may require applicants to submit the same documents and/or additional documents at a later date.  

Right to Work: All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.  

Employee Wellness Program: The SFMTA strives to be your employer of choice by providing an environment that supports your personal health & wellbeing with physical, nutritional, mental/emotional and financial resources. Since 2010 the SFMTA has been providing worksite wellness activities, as well as providing recognition opportunities to those individuals who successfully achieve personal milestones in wellness. For more details on the Wellness Program, please visit Employee Wellness Program Description page: https://www.sfmta.com/reports/employee-wellness-program.  

Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply

An Equal Opportunity Employer  

Exam Type:  Combined Promotive & Entrance
Issued:  January 11, 2019
Edward D. Reiskin
Director of Transportation
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Recruitment ID Number: 090657
MTA/AQS:  (415) 701-5003

Conviction History

As a selected candidate for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be 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) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a selected candidate. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates 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 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.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are a selected candidate, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

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.


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.

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