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1825 Principal Administrative Analyst II

Recruitment #PBT-1825-059524


1825 Principal Administrative Analyst II




This is a Position Based Test conducted in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A.




San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center currently has one (1) full time vacancy for class 1825 Principal Administrative Analyst II to serve as a Senior Financial Analyst. This position is responsible for highly complex financial analysis and reporting for the Section 1115 Waiver, including reporting costs and payments for Medi-Cal, Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) and Safety Net Care Pool (SNCP) funding totaling $150 million. This position also captures and reports costs related to the Health Care Coverage Initiative and Low Income Health Program (LIHP) programs, totaling $15 million.



Under administrative direction, the essential functions include:

  • Planning and developing detailed reports of Medi-Cal fee-for-service, Medi-Cal Managed Care, Medi-Cal Psych and uninsured hospital and non-hospital costs and payments
  • Working with the Information Technology managers and Patient Financial Service Supervisors to extract and interpret data from the Invision billing system
  • Working collaboratively with other managers and supervisors such as the Mental Health Services supervisors and Reimbursement and Budget managers on finance and budget issues
  • Coordinating and monitoring the budget for the DSH, SNCP, LIHP and HCCI programs by preparing financial statistical reports for management;
  • Analyzing, interpreting and implementing new and existing governmental regulations and state plan amendments supporting the Section 1115 Waiver
  • Identifying problems with, developing and implementing changes to current financial policies and procedures; and implementing any new systems that affect the implementation of Section 1115
  • Preparing and analyzing discharge data, cost estimates, and cost projections as requested from the California Association of Public Hospitals and other outside organizations;
  • Planning, developing and performing complex financial analysis which includes cost/benefit analysis, revenue and expense projections, product line profitability, and optimal use of clinical resources;
  • Researching, analyzing and making recommendation using SFGH and comparable hospital benchmark charge and cost data to maximize financial performance, improve and identify highest value opportunities
  • Performing other related/required duties as assigned.


1. Possession of a graduate degree (Master's degree or higher) from an accredited college or university and seven (7) years full-time equivalent experience performing professional level analytical work as described in Note A; OR

2. Possession of a graduate degree (Master's degree or higher) from an accredited college or university with major college coursework as described in Note B and six (6) years full-time equivalent experience performing professional level analytical work as described in Note A; OR

3. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and eight (8) years of full-time equivalent experience performing professional level analytical work as described in Note A; OR

4. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with major college coursework as described in Note B and seven (7) years full-time equivalent experience performing professional level analytical work as described in Note A.

SUBSTITUTION: Applicants may substitute up to 2 years of the required education with additional qualifying experience in budget analysis, financial analysis and reporting, legislative/policy analysis, or contract/grant administration. One year (2000 hours) of additional qualifying experience will be considered equivalent to 30 semester units/45 quarter units.


Notes on Qualifying Experience and Education:

A. Qualifying professional-level analytical experience must be in one or more of the following functional areas: complex budget analysis, development and administration; complex financial/fiscal analysis and reporting; development of complex contracting systems and administration of competitive bid processes and complex contractual agreements; development and evaluation of complex management/administrative policy; complex grant administration and monitoring; complex program evaluation and planning; complex legislative analysis; complex economic analysis; or other functional areas related to the duties of positions in Class 1825, where the primary focus of the job is complex professional-level analysis for evaluation, recommendation, development and implementation of major programs and functions of department/organization. Analytical experience equivalent to the duties of Class 1824 is considered qualifying.

B. Coursework applicable to a baccalaureate or higher degree 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 Class 1825.


Desired Qualifications:

The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.


·         Good analytical skills

·         Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, Access and database management


How to Apply:

City and County of San Francisco employment applications may be obtained and filed on-line only.

Visit www.jobapps.com/sf to begin the application process.


  • Click and select the desired job announcement (PBT-1825-059524).
  • Click on “apply” and read and acknowledge the information (Click on “I am a new user” if you have not previously registered, or on “I have Registered Previously”.
  • Follow the instructions on the screen.


Interested applicants are encouraged to FILE IMMEDIATELY.  Receipt of applications will be cut off, suspended or closed when there are a sufficient number of qualified applicants. 


If you are a current CCSF employee with permanent status in the 1825 Principal Administrative Analyst II and wish to be considered for transfer or reinstatement to a position in the same classification within the department/agency for which this announcement has been issued, you must submit an Employee Request for Transfer form

(see http://www.sfdhr.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=11618) or an Employee Request for Reinstatement form

(see http://sfdhr.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=11617), along with a copy of your resume, to the Exam Analyst during the recruitment period indicated above.

If you are a current CCSF employee at the Department of Public Health with permanent status in class 1825 Principal Administrative Analyst II and you wish to be considered for a reassignment please submit an online application.


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 position, please contact Elaine Lee via email at Elaine.Lee@sfdph.org or via phone at 415-206-5033.


Computer kiosks are located in the lobby of the Department of Human Resources, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, for use by the public. The hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.



Verification may be requested at any time during this recruitment and selection process. If requested, verification of experience needed to qualify must be submitted on the employer’s letterhead and indicate the name of the applicant, job title, dates of employment, hours/week, and duties performed and must be signed by the supervisor and/or appropriate company representative.


City employees do not need to submit verification of qualifying City work experience if experience gained is from the class to which appointed. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee’s class will only be allowed if recorded in accordance with the provisions of Civil Service Rules. City employees relying upon qualifying work experience gained outside of the City and County of San Francisco must submit written verification of such experience as described above.


Verification of the required experience may be waived if impossible to obtain. However, the applicant must immediately request a waiver of verification of qualifying education/training and/or experience by submitting a signed statement with the application explaining why verification is unattainable. Please note, requests for waiver of verification of qualifying experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Failure to submit the required verification of experience or request for waiver of verification with the application at the time of filing may result in rejection of the application.


Selection Plan

Training and Experience:                                                                          Weight: 100%

Qualified applicants will be asked to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire which will be evaluated to determine relative knowledge, skills and abilities in job related areas which may include, but not be limited to principles and techniques of financial/fiscal analysis and budgeting; principles and techniques of generally accepted accounting principles and government accounting standards; application of statistical and other analytical methods, knowledge of methods and techniques of data collection and analysis; specialized analytical software; applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations affecting departmental operations; and principles involved in the development and implementation of complex systems and procedures.


Candidates will be placed on the eligible list in rank order according to their final score.


Certification Rule:

The certification rule for the ranked eligible list resulting from this examination will be the Rule of Ten Scores. The hiring department may conduct additional selection processes to make final hiring decisions.


Eligible List: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#eligiblelists

The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be 6 months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.


The eligible list resulting from this Position Based Test announcement will be used to fill this vacancy, and may be used to fill additional future vacancies.



Reasonable Accommodation Request:

Information on requesting reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities can be found at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#reasonableaccommodation


Veteran Preference:

Information regarding requests for veterans preference can be found at: http://www.sfdhr.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=1595


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/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=1709 or via paper copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.


Terms of Announcement: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#announcementsdefinitions


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 posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at: www.jobaps.com/sf.


Position Based Tests are administered in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A. General information concerning City and County of San Francisco employment policies and procedures may be found in the pamphlet entitled “Important Employment Information for Position Based Testing”. This information is part of the terms of this announcement. The pamphlet is available at the Department of Human Resources Information Center, One, South Van Ness Ave. 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103 or online at http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#positionbasedtesting


The job description and minimum qualifications specified on this announcement are appealable to the Civil Service Commission. Appeals of these provisions must be submitted directly to the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission within five business days of the announcement issuance date. Refer to Civil Service Commission Rule 111A, Article VIII. All other provisions of this announcement except for the Certification Rule are appealable to the Human Resources Director. Appeals of these provisions must be filed with the examination analyst listed on this announcement.


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.


Copies of Application Documents: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#copies


Applicants are encouraged to keep copies of all documents submitted. Submitted documents become a permanent part of the exam records and will not be returned. The hiring department may require applicants to submit the same documents and/or additional documents at a later date.


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.


Medical Examination:

Prior to appointment, at the Department’s expense, applicants may be required to take a TB screening test, and a medical examination.





Micki Callahan

Human Resources Director

Department of Human Resources

Issued: November 16, 2012

Announcement No.: PBT-1825-059524

Team DPH/EL (415) 206-5033

Position # 01122149

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