1053 IS Business Analyst-Senior, Budget System Functional Analyst

Recruitment #PEX-1053-098867


Budget System Functional Analyst
City Job Classification:  1053 IS Business Analyst- Sr.

Controller’s Office -  Systems Division






Overview:  The Systems Division of the Controller’s Office manages the City and County of San Francisco’s enterprise software, which includes local versions of Enterprise Oracle, PeopleSoft, and Budget System Applications. These systems provide a robust, integrated platform for 55 City departments, over 37,000 employees, 75,000 retirees, and 20,000 suppliers who do business with the City. These mission-critical services provide standardization, transparency, and efficiency for the City’s crucial business processes and data. 
The Controller’s Office recently completed an RFP process to procure a new Budget System for the City and County of San Francisco (City) and aims to implement the new Budget System to go-live in Fall 2021. The newly selected Budget System will replace the City’s existing Budget System, BPMS (Budget and Performance Management System, a customized application built on the IBM Cognos Enterprise Planning (EP) platform) to support the City’s production of balanced biennial budgets annually.

Position Description: The Senior Functional Business Analyst will work as part of a team supporting the Budget System implementation project, which is expected to last for the next two years through Summer 2022, and assist in supporting the maintenance of the City’s existing Budget System (BPMS) until then.  The position will perform and participate in a range of business systems analysis tasks including: documenting, tracking and assessing common and unique requirements from key business stakeholders and across City departments; assist in conducting user workshops; work with the project implementation team to transform business requirements into functional specifications; build test plans and test cases; and assist in developing training curriculum and job aids for user system adoption.  This position will interact and coordinate with financial, systems, and management staff across the City. 

Essential duties include but are not limited to: participating in the planning, analysis, design and implementation of the new budget system’s functionalities; diagramming policies and processes supporting the City’s budget practices and requirements; performing fit/gap analysis; developing transition plans for re-engineered business processes; learning application configuration settings and rules; working with the implementation team  to install the new budget system; performing complex data analysis to certify compliance; execute test plans and test scripts; assist in conducting trainings for end users; analysis and testing of security roles and permissions; updating functional and system documentation; and performing related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

These minimum qualifications establish the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license(s) which are required for employment in the classification.  Please note, additional qualifications (i.e., special conditions) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.

An associate degree in computer science or a closely related field from an accredited college or university OR its equivalent in terms of total course credits/units [i.e., at least sixty (60) semester or ninety (90) quarter credits/units with a minimum of twenty (20) semester or thirty (30) quarter credits/units in computer science or a closely-related field].

Three (3) years in the information systems field, including system analysis, business process design, development and implementation of business application solutions or IT project management.

License and Certification:


Additional experience as described above may be substituted for the required degree on a year-for-year basis (up to a maximum of two (2) years). One (1) year is equivalent to thirty (30) semester units / forty-five (45) quarter units with a minimum of 10 semester / 15 quarter units in computer science or a closely related field.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Three (3) years’ experience with relational databases, ideally Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Three (3) years’ experience writing complex SQL queries.
  • One (1) year experience with Business Objects or similar reporting tools.
  • Advance Excel skills including use of formulas, pivot tables and macros.
  • Familiarity with cloud-based applications and platforms such as Amazon Web Services.
  • Experience with or knowledge of IBM Cognos Enterprise Planning 10.
  • Professional IS Business Analyst work experience in the Public Sector (Government or Nonprofit
  • Demonstrated experience in requirements gathering, preparing functional specifications, performing system and user testing, maintaining user training materials, and conducting online user trainings and oral presentations.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple tasks and competing priorities.
  • Effectively interact with City personnel and outside vendors and contractors.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only 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, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org, @famsf.org, @ccsf.edu).

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 analyst, Vicente Centeno, by telephone at (415) 554-7506, or by email at Vicente.Centeno@sfgov.org


Selection Procedures

Only those candidates who most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited to continue in the selection process.  Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process. 

Verification:  Applicants will 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 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 for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

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://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process 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.

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Recruitment Type: PEX 
Issued: 3/11/2020
Micki  Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: PEX-1053-098867
CON/VC (415) 554-7506


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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