1820 - Junior Administrative Analyst

Recruitment #PBT-1820-071982

Introduction

Announcement reposted for informational purposes only on 5/4/2017.

Selection Procedures have been amended to reflect updated certification rule. 3/21/2017

Junior Administrative Analyst - 1820

Controller's Office - Accounting Operations and Systems Division (AOSD)

Job Description

Under supervision, the Junior Administrative Analyst performs difficult and detailed professional-level analytical work in the area of accounting and operational policies and guidelines; accounting and financial reporting and auditing; and systems and training program development for the City’s finance & accounting staff and the Controller’s Office. 

Essential Duties

  • Review and process vendor intake including creation and modification of the vendor records. Maintenance of vendor profile including inquiries on compliances and business tax status.
  • Participate in the city wide task force to update, review, present and train citywide personnel on the new vendor management policies and procedures.
  • Assist with trainings and presentations to implement new policies and procedures.
  • Analyze, prepare, present, and convert vendor data for the new PeopleSoft Financial System implementation. 
  • Outreach to vendor and city department on obtaining latest/updated vendor information.
  • Create clear, concise, accurate and factual summaries and reports for senior management and sunshine ordinance reports.
  • Apply management and operational theory, policy analysis, operations research, and program evaluations. Process improvement techniques, use personal computer applications, including spreadsheet, database, statistical software packages, and web search and information methods to access data.
  • Perform data compilation and analysis; development report including charts and graphs as needed.
  • Assist in special projects such as the year-end close, FY check, pre and post data conversion, reconciliation, and others related to he new financial system implementations.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, including dealing with management, stakeholders, and team members on a variety of complex and sensitive issues.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; AND one (1) year of professional experience in budget analysis, financial analysis and reporting, legislative/policy analysis, or contract/grant administration; OR

2. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, finance, public or business administration, economics, urban studies, public policy or a related field

SUBSTITUTION: 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 (2,000 hours) of additional qualifying experience will be considered equivalent to 30 semester/45 quarter units

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).

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, Leslie Long, by telephone at 415-554-5246, or by email at leslie.long@sfgov.org

 

Selection Procedures

Supplemental Questionnaire: (Qualifying)

Applicants will be prompted to complete a supplemental questionnaire as part of the online employment application. The Supplemental Questionnaire is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant’s education and experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications for this position. It is essential that an applicant provides complete information in identifying their education and experience. The Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to evaluate if an applicant meets the minimum qualifications. Applicants must also complete the official application. The information in the Supplemental Questionnaire will not be scored and is collected for informational purposes only.

Written Core Examination (Weight: 70%)

Candidates will be invited to participate in a written, multiple-choice examination, designed to measure their relative knowledge, skills and abilities in job-related areas. The “core” multiple-choice examination component may include but not be limited to:

  • Ability to evaluate/analyze information/data and to exercise good judgment relative to that evaluation or analysis;
  • Ability to communicate written information (includes ability to proofread);
  • Knowledge of, and ability to apply, financial/fiscal principles (including the ability to use mathematical and statistical formulas);
  • Ability to comprehend and understand written information;
  • Ability to use various computer software programs;
  • Ability to conduct research;
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships;
  • Knowledge of, and the ability to apply, principles, practices and procedures involving office operations;

This is a standardized examination and, therefore, test questions and test answers are not available for public inspection or review.

You will receive one or more scores with respect to the multiple-choice exam component. One will correspond to the core test component and, should any specialty subtests be added to that component, you may receive one or more additional “specialty” scores. Any scores attained on these components will be valid and 'banked' for three years, starting from the date of the examination. This means that, during this three-year time period, you will not be required to take any test components for which you have already attained a score. This core test is also used for 1820 Junior Administrative Analyst, 1822 Administrative Analyst and 1823 Senior Administrative Analysttherefore your test scores may be applied to one or more of these classes if you choose to apply to future recruitments. This is not the same exam that is used for 1824 Principal Administrative Analyst, as such your scores on this exam are not applied to any 1824 recruitments, and your scores from the 1824 exam cannot be applied to this recruitment. If the selection process for the future announcement is held within one year of the date of this examination and it includes any of these components [i.e., core exam or specialty subtest(s)], your score(s) for the corresponding test component(s) will be automatically applied to that announcement. However, after one year, you have the option to either (a) apply your test score(s) to the other announcement or (b) re-take the test component(s). Re-testing is permitted no sooner than one year from the date of the examination and only in association with your eligibility for another announcement for which the test component (core or specialty subtest) is used. Please note that, should you re-test, your re-test score would become your official score since it is the most recent.

Performance Exam: (30%)
The performance exam has been designed to measure knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include, but not be limited to: Knowledge of software programs; Problem Solving Skills; Ability to develop trainings and lead presentations; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders; Ability to communicate effectively in writing, including tailoring documents for a diverse audience.

Only those candidates achieving a passing score on the written core exam and the performance exam will have their names placed on the resulting eligible list.

Candidates will be placed on the eligible list in rank order according to their final score. Candidate scores on this examination may also be applied to other announcements involving other job titles, when directed by the Human Resources Director.

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 Twelve (12) 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=21246. Search that document by title or job code to see which departments use the classification.

Certification:

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

Conviction History

As a finalist 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 finalist. 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 applying 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 applying 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 selected as a finalist, 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.

Conclusion

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.

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.

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.

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

Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at: 
http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#veteranspreference

Exam Type: E 
Issued:  3/15/2017
Amended: 3/21/2017
Micki  Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: 071982

CON/LL/554-5246

 

 

 

 

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, 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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