This is a Permanent Exempt (PEX) appointment not to exceed three (3) years. This position is exempt from Civil Service Commission rules pursuant to the City and County of San Francisco, Charter Section 10.104, and incumbents are considered "at will" and serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer.
DBI is the regulatory building safety agency responsible for overseeing the effective and efficient enforcement of building, electrical, plumbing, disability access and housing codes for the City and County of San Francisco's more than 200,000 commercial and residential buildings.
Under the direction of the Assistant Director, the Data Analyst will plan, organize, and conduct important, difficult, complex, and sensitive analytical work that has a substantive impact on the operations and business processes of the Department; evaluate and analyze department data, statistics, functions, policy and procedures; present reports and findings both internally and externally; evaluate the impact of existing, newly enacted and proposed legislation, regulations and code; establish a methodology for representing data and data analysis in a clear and concise manner; and develop tools and protocols for analyzing the business processes of the Department.
The Data Analyst will lead the effort on behalf of the Department to dramatically improve data access and analytical capacity for Department staff, the public, decision-makers, and other agencies, including modernization and integration of various key data products, tools and workflows into a seamless and efficient system. This position is essential to support the Department's goals for transparency, accountability and an efficient business process.
The ideal candidate will have: an understanding of contemporary tools available and standard methodology for collecting, managing and analyzing data of a municipal department to enable the department to engage in strategic planning and business analytics; strong analytical skills; project and time management experience within a complex governance system; and the ability to incorporate problem solving, critical thinking and tactical execution into their daily work. Responsibilities include:
EXAMPLES OF RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Uses data analytics and other reporting tools to compile and tabulate large amounts of data from within the department and various City sources into reports and data dashboards;
Consults with senior managers and others to determine data collection, methodology and analysis needs to provide insights into difficult and complex administrative, management, program and departmental issues, policies and procedures that have significant impact on the department;
Prepares clear, comprehensive data analysis reports, including logical and coherent data-driven policy recommendations reports for senior management and other stakeholders outlining findings, and at times, makes formal presentations to groups;
Provides expertise and analysis on the Department's business functions using data from various sources to inform business improvement and policy development;
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;
Analyzes and evaluates the effect of highly complex and sensitive existing, newly enacted and proposed legislation, regulations, code changes, and memoranda of understanding for policy and financial impact on the department;
Responds to informational requests, including those of a highly sensitive nature;
Assists in preparing status/financial/statistical reports for management, Mayor's Office, Board of Supervisors, Controller's Office and other agencies;
May represent the department to the Mayor's Office, Board of Supervisors, Controller's Office, other City officials, outside agencies or the general public;
Performs related duties as required.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR
A visionary thinker. Can establish a framework for data collection and analysis to address a wide range of business needs, policy objectives and is able to translate a quantitative analysis into a narrative for a broad audience
A problem solver. Can identify technical and procedural improvements, both incremental and transformative, within a complex organization like city government
Driven to improve San Francisco. Aims to realize the City's highest ideals for current and future generations through better access to data and tools for analysis to inform long-range business process improvement and a streamlined and efficient customer experience.
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 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 1824.
While the specific combination of experience may vary, the ideal candidate would have 3-5 years work experience in some combination of data science, data analysis, policy analysis budget analysis, and/or government.
Experience in conceiving and directing transformative change or modernization in data management, analysis, delivery, and visualization.
Ability to interpret data and present the analysis to senior management, community members, decision-makers, and staff from a variety of agencies.
Familiarity with city government and experience in strategic planning, critical thinking and problem-solving skills in an urban and public policy context.
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