Principal Administrative Analyst - 1824 (Temporary Provisional) - DPH

  • Full-time
  • Work Hours: Regular
  • Job Code and Title: 1824-Principal Administrative Analyst
  • Fill Type: Permanent Civil Service

Company Description

The Department of Public Health prioritizes equitable and inclusive access to quality healthcare for its community and values the importance of diversity in its workforce. All employees at the Department of Public Health work to advance equity, inclusion, and diversity with a specific lens and focus on race, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexuality, disability, and immigration status.

  • Application Opening – Monday, June 5, 2023
  • Application Deadline – Interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as this job ad may close at any time, but not sooner than Tuesday, June 20, 2023
    • Final application deadline: Tuesday, August 8, 2023
  • Salary: $128,050 - $155,662 yearly
  • Appointment Type: Temporary Provisional

Temporary Provisional (TPV) appointee must participate and be successful in a Civil Service Examination process for this classification and be selected through an open competitive process in order to be considered for a permanent appointment. Provisional appointments may not exceed three (3) years.

Positions may be located throughout the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

DPH Statement of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Department of Public Health prioritizes equitable and inclusive access to quality healthcare for its community and values the diversity of its workforce. All employees are required to participate in the Department of Public Health's work to advance equity, inclusion, and diversity through: 

  • Commitment to providing exceptional care and services to all residents of the City and County of San Francisco service population, with heightened awareness of responsiveness to racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse members of the service population and the DPH workforce. 
  • Desire and commitment to lead and participate in anti-racism, racial justice, and equity work that improves quality of patient care and employee experiences; along with the commitment and fortitude to drive change in these areas. 
  • Desire to work with, relate to, serve, and support a diverse service population and workforce.
  • Commitment to health equity with a specific lens and focus on race, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexuality, disability, and immigration status.

Job Description

Under general direction, the Principal Administrative Analyst is responsible for planning, organizing, supervising, and conducting important, difficult, detailed, complex, sensitive, and/or consequential professional-level analytical work that has substantive impact on the operations of a department, agency or program in areas such as: budget development and administration; financial/fiscal and economic analysis and reporting; monitoring and administration of multiple-source capital projects and grants; development of complex contracting systems and administration of complex contractual agreements; development and evaluation of major administrative/management systems, functions, policy and procedures: impact analysis of existing, newly enacted and proposed legislation, regulations, law, court decisions and memoranda of understanding; and/or major program evaluation and planning.

The essential functions include:

  1. Directs, oversees and conducts difficult, sensitive, highly visible and complex analytical work that has significant impact on the functions and operations of assigned department; confers with senior management to discuss, evaluate and make policy recommendations on special projects and/or a variety of complex, sensitive or highly visible administrative, organizational, policy, program budget, fiscal, and other issues related to important functions of the department; responds to informational requests, including those of a highly sensitive nature; typically supervises and trains clerical, technical, and professional staff; may coordinate and direct complex financial or operational activities; acts as executive assistant and provide administrative analysis to high-level managers or department head; assists management in coordinating and/or negotiating complex administrative, organizational, policy, budget, fiscal, and other issues related to important functions of assigned department with outside departments, agencies and organizations; may represent the department to the Mayor's Office, Board of Supervisors, Controller's Office, other City officials, outside agencies or the general public.
  2. Directs analytical staff and/or researches, analyzes and makes policy recommendations on a variety of difficult, complex special projects and highly visible budget, fiscal, policy, program, organizational and related issues; collaborates with senior managers and other individuals/experts to clarify needs, issues and parameters; directs and/or conducts the development and execution of complex and comprehensive surveys, studies and other processes to analyze data and information from multiple sources; directs and/or conducts research and evaluation of complex data/information from internet, databases and other sources, consultation with subject matter experts, development of complex evaluative processes, creation of spreadsheets, documentation of findings, analysis of alternatives and formulation of recommendations; directs and/or conducts difficult and complex analyses, such as revenue/expense analysis, cost/benefit analysis, needs analysis, trend analysis, variance analysis, net present value analysis, rate and modeling analysis, statistical analysis, program analysis, organizational analysis and legislative/policy analysis; prepares and/or directs the preparation of clear, comprehensive management reports, including logical and coherent financial/policy recommendations and appropriate supporting documentation; presents reports, findings and recommendations to senior management staff, including formal presentations to groups.
  3. Analyzes and evaluates the effect of highly complex and sensitive existing, newly enacted and proposed legislation, regulations, law, court decisions and/or memoranda of understanding for policy and financial impact on the department; advises management, and directs/prepares and presents formal reports with recommendations on how to comply with existing and proposed legislation, regulations, law, court decisions and/or memoranda of understanding, and mitigate adverse action against the department or maximize potential revenues; develops and recommends procedures for citywide implementation of enacted legislation, regulations, law, court decisions and/or memoranda of understanding; develops comprehensive user manuals to implement legislation, programs and administrative policy; may act as legislative liaison to other departments; assists state and federal legislative staff in drafting legislation; advocates and testifies regarding department's position to legislators, committee and staff.
  4. Consults with senior managers and others to define difficult and complex administrative, management, program and organizational issues, policies and procedures that have significant impact on the organization; directs and/or conducts detailed and comprehensive studies, surveys and other evaluative processes to analyze existing and proposed administrative, management, program and organizational needs, systems, functions, policies and procedures; identifies and analyzes important issues, processes, patterns and trends, makes related projections, documents findings, and develops recommendations; prepares and/or directs the preparation of reports for senior management outlining findings; presents reports to senior management, including recommendations for development of policy; coordinates implementation and evaluation of new systems, policies and procedures.
  5. Directs and/or conducts difficult, complex and comprehensive analyses to evaluate existing and proposed programs; collaborates with senior management, outside experts and others to clarify overall mission, goals, problems and issues; develops and analyzes performance outcome measures to evaluate new programs and related policies; develops and recommends policies, procedures and work processes for new programs; prepares and/or directs the preparation of reports for senior management outlining findings and presenting recommendations; coordinates implementation and ongoing evaluation of new programs.
  6. Directs and/or conducts difficult and complex financial, fiscal and/or economic analyses to evaluate the overall fiscal/financial condition of a department/program and provide information/data for financial reporting, projection and planning; directs and/or conducts difficult and complex economic and/or financial analyses, including forecasting, revenue and/or expense projections, rate analysis, statistical analysis, modeling and cost/benefit analysis; evaluates current financial procedures, interprets governmental accounting pronouncements and technical guidance, makes recommendations, and develops and implements new policies and procedures; prepares and/or directs the preparation of financial statements and reports, with policy recommendations and appropriate documentation, for management, Mayor's Office, Board of Supervisors, Controllers Office and various funding agencies; directs and/or conducts difficult and complex analyses for calculation of debt capacity and evaluation of financing alternatives; directs and/or conducts difficult and complex analyses related to determination of capital requirements and capital planning; may coordinate and oversee the annual financial audit, including preparation of audit schedules, governmental accounting standards, and relevant local, state and federal regulations.
  7. Directs and/or conducts difficult and complex analyses to advise management in budget development, administration, monitoring and reporting; directs and/or conducts difficult and complex revenue/expense, trend and statistical analyses for budget monitoring, projection and reporting; develops guidelines and prepares or directs the preparation of budget line-item narratives, analyses, recommendations and justifications for annual, supplemental and multi-year requests; develops, coordinates, administers and monitors a highly complex departmental budget with multiple funding sources; negotiates budget proposals within the department and with the Mayor's Office, Board of Supervisors and other agencies; prepares and/or directs the preparation of financial and statistical reports for the Mayor's Office, Board of Supervisors and/or senior department managers; prepares and/or directs the preparation of background information and documentation in preparation for producing reports and/or presentations.
  8. Establishes, administers, monitors, coordinates and acts as liaison regarding application for and management of complex, multiple-source capital projects and/or grants; directs and/or conducts monitoring for compliance with funding, legal, service and other requirements; directs and/or conducts monitoring of detailed and complex grant budgets, ensures expenditures remain within the budget, shifts funds within guidelines; prepares and/or directs preparation of status/financial/statistical reports for management, Mayor's Office, Board of Supervisors, Controller's Office and other agencies; directs and/or conducts analysis and preparation of departmental reports to funding agencies, including subvention of funds to contracting organizations; ensures provision of technical assistance and oversight to recipients of grants awarded by the department/agency; may coordinate preparation of city-wide single audit report.
  9. Directs and/or conducts difficult and complex analyses for developing, processing and administering highly-complex contractual agreements with multiple funding sources; confers with senior management regarding preparation of cost estimates, specifications and terms for new and existing contractual agreements; directs and/or conducts competitive solicitation, review and selection processes, including receipt and review of bids, negotiation with potential contractors/vendors, and review/processing of approvals; directs and/or conducts negotiations with contractors with regard to additional contract terms, cost reimbursement and change order provisions; directs and/or conducts review and preparation of cost estimates and terms for proposed change orders and modifications; directs and/or reviews new and/or existing contract provisions, conducts site visits, and meets with engineers, inspectors and/or program managers; coordinates with staff from other departments and agencies, and provides technical assistance to staff and contractors on departmental contracting policies, procedures and requirements; develops procedures to review and implement local/state code requirements; directs and/or conducts difficult and complex analysis for monitoring and enforcement of contractual agreements to ensure compliance, including development of computerized systems to track contract status; prepares and/or directs preparation of contract status reports.
  10. Perform other duties as assigned.


Education: Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, AND

Experience: five (5) years full-time equivalent experience performing professional-level analytical work.

  • Qualifying professional-level analytical work includes analysis, development, administration, and reporting in major programs and functions of an organization in the areas of budgets, contracts, grants, policy, or other functional areas related to the duties of positions in the 182X Class series.


  • Possession of a graduate degree (Master's degree or higher) from an accredited college or university with major coursework 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 the Class series may be substituted for one (1) year of required experience.
  • Additional experience as described above may be substituted for the required degree on a year-for-year basis (up to a maximum of 2 years). Thirty (30) semester units or forty-five (45) quarter units equal one year.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

One year full-time employment is equivalent to 2,000 hours (2,000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40-hour work week). Any overtime hours that you work above 40 hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.

Important Note: Please make sure it is absolutely clear in your application exactly how you meet the minimum qualifications. Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. Please be aware that any misrepresentation of this information may disqualify you from this recruitment or future job opportunities. For more information, please review our articles on Employment Application and Minimum Qualifications and Verification of Experience and/or Education.

Additional Information

Selection Procedures: After application submission, candidates deemed qualified must complete all subsequent steps to advance in this selection process, which includes the following:

The selection procedure will include an evaluation of the application packet in relation to minimum requirements. Depending on the number of applicants, the Department may establish and implement additional screening mechanisms to comparatively evaluate the qualifications of candidates.   

Additional selection processes may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.



Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit and begin the application process. 

Our e-mail communications may come from more than one department so please make sure your email is set to accept messages from all of us at this link. 

Applicants may be contacted by email about this recruitment therefore, it is their responsibility to contact the Analyst if they update their email address. 

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.

DPH Health Critical Requirements and Information: Please review the following policies regarding DPH employment requirements that safeguard yourself and others. 

Additional information regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco: 

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Hanz Pagao at [email protected] or (628) 271-6839.

We may use text messaging to communicate with you on the phone number provided in your application. The first message will ask you to opt in to text messaging.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible.

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.