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1053 IS Business Analyst-Senior

Recruitment #PBT-1053-059338

Introduction

Announcement amended on 10/10/2012 to allow for continuous filing until a sufficient number of qualified applications are received. Receipt of applications may close at any time. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application immediately.

The San Francisco Planning Department engages citizens in an ongoing dialogue about San Francisco's future and plays a central role in guiding the long-term development of the built and natural environment. It is comprised of more than 125 staff who evaluate regional growth management policy, monitor and update the City's General Plan, ensure compliance of the Planning and Zoning codes, draft land use policy, and develop sub-area and urban design plans. The division also includes staff which guide and support the work of the San Francisco Planning Commission and the San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission. 

Under general direction of the Director of Information Technology and Operations, the GIS Business Analyst advances the efficient use of Geographic Information Systems in the Planning Department and oversees the full GIS development life cycle by examining current and future business processes and GIS needs, assessing GIS technology and software alternatives, deploying enterprise GIS server, and organizing, planning, designing, testing, maintaining and upgrading the various GIS data resources in the Department. Serves as the primary GIS contact and expert for the Planning Department’s complex and multi-tiered GIS system and program.

The essential functions of this job include: analyzing the Department’s GIS data processing needs, determining GIS operating characteristics and requirements, assessing GIS system designs through review and analysis of user needs, gathering business and information requirements to incorporate software solutions into an intranet portal, installing and configuring operating systems, applications servers and other software for the department’s Enterprise GIS server; monitoring the Enterprise GIS to ensure proper functionality, troubleshooting software problems and providing technical assistance in planning, engineering, and architecture of unique systems for diverse applications; conducting GIS user training; installing, maintaining, and updating GIS system software and modifying system configurations; creating and generating reports and statistics to meet user and program requirements, and compiling parcel-related data to create custom layered maps.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in computer science, information systems, information technology, business administration, or a closely related field; AND

2. Four years (8,000 hours) of business analysis experience working with GIS or related systems, including two years (4,000 hours) of experience working with JavaScript, web services development, and experience independently developing web enabled applications using Python.

Note: Required experience must have been obtained within the last five years.

Desirable Qualifications:

The stated desirable qualifications may be considered at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

• Experience working with Esri ArcGIS 10.0
• Experience working with Accela GIS 7.2

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being 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).

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 exam analyst, Stefanie Lim, by telephone at 415-557-4860 or by email at Stefanie.Lim@sfgov.org.

Selection Procedures

Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation (Weight: 100%): Candidates will be prompted to complete a supplemental questionnaire as part of the online employment application. The Supplemental Questionnaire is designed to measure knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to: knowledge of computers, electronics, and network environments, knowledge of the principles and practices of geographic information systems (GIS), knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of computer programming, knowledge of the methods and techniques of database analysis and design, problem solving ability, and written communication ability.

All relevant experience, education and/or training must be on the application in order to be reviewed in the rating process. Candidates will be placed on the eligible list in rank order according to their final score. The department may administer additional position-specific selection procedures to make final hiring decisions.

Candidate scores on this examination may also be applied to other announcements involving other job titles, when directed by the Human Resources Director.

Note: Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process.

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.

Conclusion

Verification:
Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point in the application, examination and/or departmental selection process.  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.

Certification:
The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of Three Scores.  Additional selection processes may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.

Eligible List:
The eligible list resulting from this examination is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission.

The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be of six months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

Upon approval of the Human Resource Director (see Civil Service Rule 111A.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 other Departments which use this classification, please see http://www.sfdhr.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentID=13693. Search that document by title or job code to see which departments use the classification.

Requests:
Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#applicantswithdisabilities

Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#veteranspreference

Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams: 
Information regarding seniority credit can be found at:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#senioritycredit

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.  

Terms of Announcement:
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 111A.35.1. 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 reason(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.  

Exam Type: CPE
Issued: September 25, 2012; Amended October 10, 2012 for continuous filing.
Micki  Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: 059338
DHR/SL/557-4860

Benefits

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, typically a 7.5% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

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