1825 Principal Administrative Analyst II

Recruitment #PEX-1825-087002



Appointment Type:
Permanent-Exempt (PEX), Full-Time position not to exceed three (3) years. This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive civil service examination process, is considered “at will”, and shall serve at the discretion of the appointing officer.

Who are we?
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)
Headquartered in San Francisco, we have 2,300 employees working in seven counties with a combined annual operating budget of over $900 million.

Our Mission: To provide our customers with high quality, efficient, and reliable water, power, and wastewater services in a manner that values environmental and community interests and sustains the resources entrusted to our care.

Our Vision: We are an innovative utility leader, recognized for excellent results in service, safety, stewardship, and inclusiveness. We are an award-winning and industry-leading utilities organization committed to our customers, community interests, and the environment.

To learn more about our organization, please visit our website at

Position Information:
The SFPUC Community Benefits division manages our community investments. Our programs span Workforce Development, Education, Art, Environmental Justice & Land Use, Neighborhood Partnerships and Small Business Opportunities. Under the supervision of the Director of the Community Benefits Division, this position will be responsible for the SFPUC’s Environmental Justice Program and specifically delivering on four mission-critical projects (1) implementing recommendations from Environmental Justice Analysis for the Biosolids Digester Facility Project, (2) developing an equity framework for SFPUC’s Power Enterprise, (3) expansion of the Environmental Justice Program across water, power and sewer operations including the development of an environmental justice training program for all staff, and (4) managing the SFPUC's urban agriculture program. Additionally, this position will manage one staff member (an Environmental Justice and Land Use Analyst) and will provide as-needed support to ensure SFPUC enterprises and bureaus integrate environmental justice principles into the agency’s core business operations, projects and programs.




External Affairs at the SFPUC is looking for an individual who can:


Implement recommendations from the Environmental Justice Analysis for the Biosolids Digester Facility Project : As part of the implementation of the first in the nation Environmental Justice policy for a water/wasterwater utility, the SFPUC produced a robust EJ analysis in June 2017 to study the existing conditions related to a broad selection of potential environmental justice indicators in the Bayview-Hunters Point community. The analysis also assessed the potential adverse or beneficial effects of the agency’s largest capital improvement project at the Southeast Treatment Plant, the Biosolids Digester Facilities Project (BDFP) and the agency’s ongoing Community Benefits Program. This analysis includes recommendations to reduce any potential adverse impacts from the SFPUC’s BDFP project and to increase beneficial community impacts through the Community Benefits Program. A copy of the report and recommendations is available online at http://sfwater.org/EJLandUse 

Develop Equity and Inclusion Framework for SFPUC Power Enterprise: SFPUC’s Power Enterprise is rolling-out San Francisco’s Community Choice Aggregation program, called CleanPowerSF. This program delivers electricity from clean energy sources to residential and business customers – affording ratepayers and opportunity to protect the environment from the comfort of their home. SFPUC wants to ensure marginalized and low-income communities are also able to fully participate and access the benefits of clean energy. Working closely with staff from the Power Enterprise and the Policy and Government Affairs team, the EJ/Land Use Manager will be responsible for participating in the Power Equity working group and developing a framework that will ensure CleanPowerSF delivers power with a strong emphasis on equity and inclusion.

Meaningfully expand the Environmental Justice Program across Water, Power and Sewer:  The SFPUC is proud to be the first public utility in the nation to have adopted a formal environmental justice policy (http://sfwater.org/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=3686). The SFPUC seeks to ensure that all staff know not only what environmental justice is, but also what it means for their day-to-day work at the SFPUC. Therefore, as part of the implementation of this unique EJ policy, the EJ & Land Use Program manager will be responsible for developing new implementation tools across all three business lines (water, power, sewer) and for developing appropriate staff trainings.

Scale the ‘Urban Agriculture Program’ from pilot to full-scale: Building upon successful local policies such as the Executive Directive on Healthy and Sustainable Food 09-03 San Francisco Urban Agriculture Ordinance, the SFPUC Commission passed a resolution in 2011 creating an Urban Agriculture Pilot program. This program sought to proactively develop urban agriculture projects as a secondary land use on SFPUC land and in a manner that promoted the agency’s goals of environmental justice and community benefits. SFPUC launched its Urban Agriculture Pilot in 2012 to assess program feasibility. With the successful completion of two pilot sites, the College Hill Learning Garden (http://www.sfwater.org/index.aspx?page=987) and Hummingbird Farm (https://sfwater.org/index.aspx?page=1202), the agency is seeking to transition from pilot to program stage, and to explore extending the Urban Agriculture initiative beyond San Francisco’s municipal/county boundaries.

Minimum Qualifications

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.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

Verification:Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at

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.

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

  • Possession of a Master's degree or higher
  • At least two (2) years of experience administering environmental justice programs

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, @famsf.org, @ccsf.edu).

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, Melissa White, by telephone at (415)554-1641, or by email at MBWhite@sfwater.org 

Selection Plan

Only those candidates who most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited to continue in the selection process.  Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process.

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 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 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.


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.

Issued:  June 22, 2018
Micki  Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: 087002
PUC/CC&MBW/4155541641 (01118502)


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.

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