Mayoral Staff IX

Fiscal & Policy Analyst

Recruitment #PEX-0889-097882


Description:  The Mayor’s Office of Public Policy and Finance is seeking a Fiscal & Policy Analyst, directly reporting to the Budget Director. The primary responsibility of the Mayor’s Office of Public Policy and Finance is to prepare and submit a balanced City budget in June of each year. Other functions of the Mayor’s Office of Public Policy and Finance include: participating in development and monitoring of the administration’s policy initiatives; providing the public with information about complex financial issues and about government operations; and working on certain legislative issues. The Fiscal & Policy Analyst is responsible for performing detailed analysis of highly complex departmental budgets both as part of the annual budget review and throughout the year; building and maintaining relationships with departments and stakeholders; and, preparing and presenting fiscal and legislative policy and budget recommendations to the Mayor’s Budget Director and other Mayoral staff.  

General Description of Duties: Review and analyze annual budget submissions of city departments; prepare and present policy and budget recommendations; monitor department spending and hiring over the course of the year; act as key contact for budget, policy, and program matters between the Mayor’s Office and city departments; and work on additional projects as assigned by the Mayor’s Budget Director.  

Working Hours:  Full-time, 40 hours/week. Additional hours may be required to complete assignments, as needed. In particular, we require longer hours, including frequent evenings and weekends, during the months of March through June.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications: Advanced degree (MA, MPP, MPA) in public policy or related field, or 3-5 years of relevant experience.  

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in public finance and/or budgeting. Familiarity with San Francisco and/or local resident. Strong analytical, quantitative, writing and verbal skills; strong interpersonal skills; ability to work well under pressure and with a variety of individuals, including city department heads and elected officials, Mayoral staff,  and community groups; computer literacy, including proficiency in Microsoft Excel.

How To Apply

Application Procedure:  Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being accepted through an online process. Visit to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process. This portal allows the upload of a cover letter and resume, which must be combined into a single pdf document and submitted on the “Resume” tab of the application portal. Applications lacking a cover letter or resume will not be considered.

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 (,,,,,,,

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. Verification:

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.

Selection Process:  Resumes will be screened for relevant qualifying experience. Additional screening mechanisms may be implemented in order to determine candidate’s qualifications. Only the most qualified candidates will be invited to an interview in October, with an anticipated start date in November. Please refer questions regarding this posting to Sally Ma by telephone at (415) 554-5965 or by e-mail at Qualified applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the application or selection process must contact this office by phone or in writing.  

Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

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.


Issued: 09/24/2019

Micki  Callahan Human Resources Director

Department of Human Resources

Recruitment ID Number: PEX-0889-097882



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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