$119,860.00 - $152,984.00 Annually
01/29/2021 05:00 PM PST
APPOINTMENT TYPE: Permanent Exempt (PEX), this position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer.
In this role you will be a senior technical leader in the City. Reporting to the Chief Digital Services Officer in the City Administrator’s Office, you will be a champion for transparency through open data, and better services through internal data sharing. You will help the City mature its understanding of data as a critical asset for delivering better, more equitable services to all San Franciscans.
You will lead a team of four, specializing in data and analytics. Your responsibilities will include setting data standards and governance, setting the City’s data strategy, and working closely with our departments to support them with data transparency both internally and externally. You will lead the city’s growth in data-driven decision-making by building a strong analytics program that includes ethical use of data science. You will ground all of this work in a strong understanding of the needs of our residents, and the business needs of our departments.
San Francisco was one of the first cities to have a Chief Data Officer, and is rightly proud of its Open Data program. This position is a Mayoral Appointment, and is enshrined in the City’s Administrative Code, Sec. 22.D (https://codelibrary.amlegal.com/codes/san_francisco/latest/sf_admin/0-0-0-13982). You will ensure the code is met by continuing DataSF’s work to develop the City’s open data portal, and continue to work with departments to bring their data online in useful and usable formats.
DataSF (https://datasf.org) recently merged with Digital Services in a new step for data efforts in San Francisco. Data standards and service standards are two critical pieces that ensure joined up services and accurate data for decision-making. Bringing these two teams together creates a strong end-to-end digital offer that puts San Francisco at the forefront of civic data and digital services.
Combined, DataSF and Digital Services can ensure that data collection is standardized at the front end, with data joined up between internal systems, and good analytics so departments can track progress and improve services. Quality data, analytics, and insights are essential to improving City services, and you will take the lead on spreading good practice citywide. You will champion user-centered design and the importance of data for meeting user needs.
Digital Services is a team of 40 designers, engineers, and product managers. As Chief Data Officer you will sit on the Digital Services Leadership Team, alongside our Technical Director and Product Director. You will work closely with the team to ensure all our products and services have data standards built in from the start, and you will participate in strategic planning across all of Digital Services.
Removing barriers and making it easier for all people to access services or knowledge is a core part of any role at DataSF and Digital Services. Beyond any technical skill set or prior work history, accomplishing this ambitious task requires an empathetic understanding of the diverse array of experiences embodied in San Francisco. Your own life experience is a critical contribution to this effort. We are committed to building a team whose diversity reflects the residents we serve.
YOU WILL MAKE TIMELY, TRUSTED DATA EASILY AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT ANALYSIS AND DECISION-MAKING
YOU WILL SUPPORT GOOD DATA GOVERNANCE
YOU WILL INCREASE USE OF DATA IN DECISION-MAKING
YOU WILL BE A COLLABORATOR AND LEADER WITHIN DIGITAL SERVICES, ACROSS THE CITY, AND THROUGHOUT THE WIDER OPEN DATA COMMUNITY
1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; AND
2. Three (3) years of professional experience within a governmental or private sector organization, developing and implementing policies related to open data and/or data governance.
VERIFICATION: Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point in the application and/or departmental selection process. Written verification (proof) of qualifying experience must verify that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications stated on the announcement. Verification of experience is typically submitted on employer’s official letterhead, specifying name of employee, dates of employment, types of employment (part-time/full-time), job title(s), description of duties performed, and the verification must be signed by the employer. City employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which they are appointed. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee’s class will be allowed only if recorded in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Service Commission Rules. Experience claimed in self-employment must be supported by documents verifying income, earnings, business license and experience comparable to the minimum qualifications of the position. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=456.
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.
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