0923 Director, Committee on Information Technology (COIT)

Manager II

Recruitment #PEX-0923-101778


Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as this recruitment may close at any time, but not before 5:00PM on August 25, 2021

PLEASE NOTE: Applications for this recruitment will only be accepted through Smart Recruiters.  You must visit: https://smrtr.io/6gBNx to begin the application process.

Permanent Exempt (PEX), this position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer.


The Committee on Information Technology (COIT) is a division under the City Administrator with the City Administrator currently serving as the Chair of the committee. As San Francisco's technology governance and policy making body, COIT provides a forum for City leadership to coordinate and collaborate to make citywide technology decisions. Through regular public meetings, COIT is also a vehicle to share with residents and the public the state of technology in the City. In addition to managing COIT as a policy body, COIT staff work with departments and policymakers to help transform local government services by supporting modern technologies and the adoption of user-centered design. To learn more about COIT, please visit www.sf.gov/coit.

San Francisco’s guiding vision for technology is set forth in the Five-Year Information and Communication Technology Plan adopted by Mayor London N. Breed and the Board of Supervisors: “Government services that are available and universally accessible in times of crisis and beyond.”

The primary goals set forth in the most recent ICT Plan (www.sf.gov/coit-strategy
) are:

  • Online and Accessible City Services Residents Can Use
  • City Operations that are Efficient and Cost-Effective
  • IT Infrastructure You Can Trust


The position serves as the Director for COIT.  The Director works closely with the Chair of the COIT and reports directly to the Deputy City Administrator.

As one of the City’s IT leaders, the position’s primary duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead creation of the five-year ICT Plan required by Administrative Code 22A.6 to be updated biennially and submitted to the Mayor and Board of Supervisors;
  • Oversee and/or track strategic initiatives which are approved in the ICT Plan, including Digital Transformation, Digital Equity and Shared Services;
  • Organize meetings and lead discussions with various city stakeholders, including City Administrator, Mayor’s Office, City CIO, and department heads, to discuss ways to implement strategic initiatives;
  • Oversee planning and facilitation for monthly meetings of COIT and its subcommittees to provide for efficient and meaningful discussions;
  • Manage COIT operations and staff members to fulfill COIT’s mission, implement strategic objectives and support an efficient and effective policy body;
  • Draft presentations and other supporting documents for COIT meetings and other IT discussions as needed;
  • Plan, review and evaluate proposed IT projects from city departments as part of the annual budget process to prioritize and fund IT projects; Work with the Mayor’s Budget Office and other senior policymakers through the review process to make recommendations for COIT review and approval;
  • Monitor and provide guidance for major IT projects through project Steering Committee participation and regular interaction with project leads; oversee analysis of project performance
  • Support citywide privacy and surveillance initiatives including the Surveillance Technology Policy and Impact Reports required by Chapter 19B of the San Francisco Administrative Code;
  • Review city department roadmaps for digital transformation and report on the City’s progress in redesigning services to be universally accessible;
  • Support the COIT Chair as needed

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; AND
  2. Four (4) years of verifiable progressively responsible administrative, project management, and/or policy experience.


  • Possession of a master’s degree from an accredited university in public policy, administration, planning, law, or finance.
  • Experience in managing complex projects or budgets; and producing reports, draft policies, strategic planning documents, and recommendations for policymakers, boards, department heads, or executive level managers.

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point in the application and/or departmental selection process. Written verification (proof) of qualifying experience must verify that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications stated on the announcement. Written verification must be submitted on employer’s official letterhead, specifying name of employee, 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

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. 

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.  For details on how it is applicable to your employment, please click here.

How To Apply

PLEASE NOTE: Applications for this recruitment will only be accepted through Smart Recruiters.  You must visit: https://smrtr.io/6gBNx to begin the application process.

In line with the Official Public Health Order to slow the spread of COVID-19, “shelter-in-place” has been issued for all San Francisco residents that is expected to be in effect until further notice. As a result, Department of Human Resources (DHR)’s office (located at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103) is currently closed to the general public. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Human Resources Analyst listed on this announcement.

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 analyst at (415) 554-6000.

Selection Procedures

Applications will be screened for relevant qualifying experience. Additional screening mechanisms may be implemented in order to determine candidates’ qualifications. Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the Agency will be invited to participate in the selection process. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview. Qualified applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must contact the Agency by phone at (415) 554-6000 or, if hearing impaired at (415) 554-6015 (TTY).


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.


General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures: Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20 or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

Copies of Application Documents: Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.

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.


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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