1824 Principal Administrative Analyst

Violence Against Women Policy Analyst

Recruitment #PEX-1824-060162


APPOINTMENT TYPE:   Permanent Exempt Appointment (at-will). This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive civil service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the Executive Director.  The project has a maximum duration of up to three years.


The San Francisco Department on the Status of Women fosters the advancement of the status of women and girls in the City and County of San Francisco, with a focus on populations in need. The Department is composed of 6 professional staff responsible for implementing the policy priorities established by the 7-member Commission on the Status of Women, appointed by the Mayor. In 1998, San Francisco became the first city in the world to enact a local ordinance reflecting the principles of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), an international bill of rights for women.


The Department is seeking a Violence Against Women Policy Analyst to advance the collaborative work of the Department’s Justice & Courage Oversight Panel on Domestic Violence Policy Reform, the Family Violence Council, the San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking (SFCAHT), and other issues related to violence against women.


Examples of Important and Essential Duties:


1.         Directs and staffs overall goals and major milestones of the Justice & Courage Oversight Panel on Domestic Violence Policy Reform, the Family Violence Council, and SFCAHT. Develops and manages the Justice & Courage Project Strategic Plan.  Produces the annual Comprehensive Report on Family Violence in San Francisco.  Plans a strategic planning process for SFCAHT. Works collaboratively with the Mayor’s Office, the Board of Supervisors, and community stakeholders to address policy gaps through legislation. Staffs policy advocacy efforts to strengthen the City’s response to domestic violence, including but not limited to a workplace policy on domestic violence, safe housing options for domestic violence survivors, officer-involved domestic violence protocols, language access enforcement, policies to address stalking.


2.         Conducts statistical analysis based on the new data on domestic violence available through the Justice Tracking Information system, for policy recommendations to improve the City’s response to domestic violence.  Develops a data collection and analysis strategy for human trafficking.  Keeps abreast of national issues and trends, writes policy briefs and provides research and analysis on policy responses to violence against women.  Follows local, state, and national legislations, providing recommendations to the Department Head, the Justice & Courage Oversight Panel, the Family Violence Council, and SFCAHT. Explore available resources to conduct a study of recidivism among batterers.


3.         Coordinates and staffs training of key City personnel on culturally competent, victim-centered responses to domestic violence and human trafficking.  Coordinates an audit of domestic violence and human trafficking training requirements and resources at City departments, with an initial focus on criminal justice agencies.  Provides expert technical assistance to City departments as needed.  Collaborates with community-based service providers on training curriculum development and delivery.


4.         Plans and coordinates all logistical matters, including securing meeting sites, developing agendas and supporting documents, and taking minutes in accordance with all city, state, and federal regulations. Schedules and staffs meetings with key stakeholders, including the elected officials, department heads, and heads of community-based organizations. Organizes and archives all documents and information.


5.         Collaborates and works closely with the Department’s Media & Community Affairs Director, oversees the year-long public outreach campaign on domestic violence.  Plans outreach on human trafficking.  Meets regularly with community stakeholders for feedback on the City’s response to domestic violence.  Promotes public education and awareness of domestic violence issues by appearing at public meetings, making presentations to interested groups, and writing articles.


6.         Provides support to the Executive Director with tasks related to violence against women.  Staffs Department-wide community outreach efforts.  Assists the Department in other policy analysis and administrative tasks as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

1. Possession of a graduate degree (Master's degree or higher) from an accredited college or university, and five (5) 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 four (4) 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 six (6) years 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 five (5) 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 1824, 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 1823 is considered qualifying.

B. Coursework applicable to a baccalaureate or higher degree in specialized subject matter areas such as public administration, law (criminal, civil), public policy, women’s studies, social work, urban studies, economics, statistical analysis, or other fields of study closely related to the essential functions of positions in Class 1824.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Expert knowledge of the San Francisco women’s human rights/civil rights communities, particularly in domestic violence and/or human trafficking.
  • A broad professional network in women’s human/civil rights.
  • Background in human rights, and the law.
  • Expert knowledge of local government and public management including policy making and budgeting.
  • Knowledge of strategic planning, public-private collaborations, and fundraising strategies.
  • Knowledge of San Francisco City/County government.
  • Law degree preferred.

 Special Requirements

Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment: 1) ability to work in a standard office environment which may involve prolonged sitting, bending, and operation of typing, word processing, and other office equipment; 2) employee may be required to lift at least 25 pounds of written documents; and 3) ability to staff and attend evening meetings. The Commission meetings are regularly scheduled from 5 - 7 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month.  All Department staff members are required to attend these meetings.

How To Apply

Employment applications for this position will be accepted through an on-line process only. Mailed, hand delivered or faxed applications will not be accepted. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf  to begin the application process. A resume and cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications must be attached to the online application.


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SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION:  Applicants are required to submit the Supplemental Application with the general application form.  Failure to submit a completed Supplemental Application may result in disqualification from the selection process.


If you are having trouble attaching your resume/cover letter to the online application, you may submit by fax to (415) 252-2575, ATTN: 1824 Principal Administrative Analyst.  Résumé and cover letter will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online application.


Computer kiosks 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 Department of Human Resources, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.


Applicants may be contacted by e-mail.  It is their responsibility to ensure that their registered e-mail address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  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.


Upon successful submittal of the application online, the applicant will receive a notification on the screen, as well as in the applicant’s e-mail inbox, acknowledging the receipt of the application.  If you are having difficulty submitting your application online, please contact us at (415) 252-2570.



Applicants may be required to submit verification (proof) of qualifying experience and education at a later date. Verification of experience, if requested, must be on the employer’s letterhead and must show the name of the applicant, job title(s), duties, dates of service, and must be signed by the employer. City employment may be verified by submitting a performance evaluation in lieu of other verification. City and county employees will receive credit for the duties of 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 Commission Rules. Verification may be waived if impossible to obtain. Waiver requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Failure to submit the required verification or request for waiver when requested will result in disqualification.

Selection Procedures

Applications will be screened for relevant qualifying experience. Additional screening mechanisms may be implemented in order to determine candidates’ qualifications. Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the Agency will be invited to participate in the selection process.  Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview.


Qualified applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must contact the DSOW by phone at (415) 252-2570 or (415)557-4810 (TTY); or in writing to: DSOW 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240, San Francisco, CA 94102.  For further information, contact (415) 252-2570.



Make sure your application and any attachments to the application submitted at the time of filing are complete and accurate and include details on all experience, education, training and other information that qualifies you for this recruitment.  Failure to submit a complete and accurate application at the time of filing may result in your ineligibility for this recruitment or inability to receive full credit for scoring purposes. 


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.



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

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