5148 Water Operations Analyst

One (1) Position, Permanent Exempt, 3 Year Assignment

Recruitment #PEX-5148-059014

Introduction

Appointment Type, Duration and Location
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission has one opening for a 5148 Water Operations Analyst appointment located at Hetch Hetchy Water & Power in Moccasin, CA. This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive civil service examination process and the successful candidate shall serve at the discretion of the appointing officer. The project has an anticipated duration of up to three (3) years.

This position is located in Moccasin, CA. Moccasin is a town located in the California Sierra Foothills, approximately 140 miles east of San Francisco, CA. A round trip by car from San Francisco to Moccasin takes approximately five (5) hours in fair weather.

General Description
Under general direction, the 5148 Water Operations Analyst performs technical tasks and analyses required in the operation of a large water supply system as well as for the operation and maintenance of watershed and right-of-way lands, and water storage, transmission, pumping and treatment facilities. Water Operations Analysts coordinate SFPUC activities with other local, state, and federal agencies, wholesale water customers, the general public, non-profit organizations, and volunteer groups.

Essential functions include the ability to: establish, prioritize, implement, and coordinate projects and programs to protect and restore natural resources within SFPUC watershed lands and/or areas that affect or are affected by SFPUC water operations; perform modeling and long range planning; identify and analyze problems; design research to develop data; use computer for data analysis and communication; investigate issues and make recommendations; write reports and memos; speak before small and large groups; perform on-site inspections of watershed, right-of-way lands and facilities which may include driving on narrow, winding roads as well as walking on uneven, rocky and steep terrain and working off of boats or wading in streams, wetlands and reservoirs as well as working in inclement weather. May also represent the department at public meetings; will be required to work overtime for emergencies and deadlines.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of: Theories and principles of water storage, hydrology, transmission, treatment, and/or management of rights-of-way and/or watersheds to protect water delivery reliability and water quality.
Skill in: Designing and conducting analyses; communicating verbally and in writing with a wide range of audiences; using software platforms to develop models.
Ability to: Perform on-site inspections of watershed and right-of-way lands and water facilities as needed. Conduct analyses required for successful operation of a regional water supplier with water storage, transmission, and treatment responsibilities. Ability to perform outreach to determine the questions of both Division staff and other stakeholders such as the public. Ability to develop modeling tools. Ability to present findings effectively, both verbally and in writing.

Minimum Qualifications
1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a major in engineering, environmental science, hydrology, geology, earth sciences or a related field AND
2. Four (4) years of professional experience in water supply and/or treatment operations; hydrology; or natural resource management with emphasis on water resources AND
3. Possession of a current valid driver’s license.

Substitution
Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Application Procedure
Submit your application online here by clicking on the “Apply” link at the top of this webpage, or visit http://www.jobaps.com/sf/sup/images/default.asp to see this and other available jobs with the City & County of San Francisco. Please file immediately, as the posting will close June 5, 2012.

Applicants are advised to keep a copy of their application papers for their own records, as these documents may be requested by hiring departments at a later date. Failure to submit the required documentations will result in disqualification. Applicants will be screened for relevant qualifying experience. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee advancement to the next stage of the hiring process. Those applicants most qualified will be offered interviews. Reasonable accommodations under accommodations legislation will be made so that applicants with disabilities may participate in the application and/or selection process. Applicants requesting accommodations should do so by calling (415) 554-1670; TDD (415) 554-1672.
In compliance with the Immigration and Reform Act of 1986, all persons entering City and County employment will be required to prove their identity and authorization to work in the United States.

Verification: Verification of education and qualifying experience may be required at a later date.

Note
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.

MINORITIES, WOMEN AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Definition

Under general direction, Water Operations Analysts perform technical tasks and analyses required for operation and maintenance of water storage, transmission, pumping, and treatment facilities, as well as right-of-way and watershed lands. Water Operations Analysts coordinate activities not only within the Division but also with other portions of the Public Utilities Commission, other City agencies, Bay Area Water Users, and the general public.

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.

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

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