5601 - Utility Analyst

Recruitment #CBT-5601-903548

Introduction

5601 - Utility Analyst

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

CBT-5601-903548

The eligible list established from the examination will be used to fill vacancies in this class citywide.

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 www.sfwater.org

We are proud of our infrastructure and programs, but most importantly, we value our highly qualified and dedicated workforce which ensures that this vision becomes a reality. As you explore career opportunities with us, download our career guide and learn about what you can expect during the hiring process.

Position Description

Under immediate supervision, the 5601 Utility Analyst performs entry-level to journey-level duties in the following areas: assisting in monitoring of compliance with policy directives, regulations, laws and contracts; assisting in preparing, reviewing, updating and coordinating operating schedules and plans; assisting with the administration of wholesale and retail contracts; assisting in conducting a wide variety of analyses, studies and projects; assisting in development of operating, financial and capital plans; maintaining, reconciling and analyzing data related to section activities; compiling and keeping records; preparing simple correspondence and reports.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists with monitoring operations to ensure compliance with policy directives, regulations, laws and contracts;
  • Directly conducts analyses and studies related to market risk; price sensitivity; technical, market or economic feasibility of wholesale and retail business opportunities; contract performance; operating performance; and other studies as assigned. Provides assistance in more complex studies and analyses;
  • Assists with the preparation and implementation of near- and long-term operating, financial and capital plans;
  • Performs legal, regulatory and market research to support business development and negotiations;
  • Maintains detailed operating records, sales and purchase transactions, wholesale and retail rates and trends, budget variance reports, and other reports as needed;
  • Researches and enters data to reports and spreadsheets.  Utilize data to generate computerized reports to document historical performance and market trends. Apply usage of charts, regression analysis, and program/policy analysis. Study and present impact on program operations;
  • Assists in development of analytical and predictive models (i.e energy, price, water conservation projecting model forecasting);
  • Provides technical support on a wide variety of studies and projects, including: policy and procedural reviews; case study analysis, scenario comparisons, market and operations planning; capital and operating budgets; management reporting; statistical analyses; forecasting; contract negotiations; and other tasks as assigned;
  • Prepares written reports, summaries, and correspondence related to assigned work utilizing computer programs, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access;
  • Analyzes, presents data, and corresponds to requests from the public, vendors, and stakeholders by written and/or oral communication;
  • Coordinates work with other office staff, consultants, end users, administrators, and other City departments;
  • The 5601 will perform other tasks as assigned.

    Working Conditions: The 5601 may to travel to regional offices and jobsites. May be required to work evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.

    Equal Employment Opportunity:  The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

     

     

    Minimum Qualifications

    If you are interested in a job like this, we are looking for people that have the following:

    Education: Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university preferably with major course work in Law, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Natural Resources, Computer Science, Business Administration, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics or other field related to the utility business.

    Substitution: Qualifying experience may be substituted for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.

    Qualifying experience includes experience in one or more of the following areas: water supply / infrastructure management and planning; power operations planning and scheduling; analysis, interpretation and application of utility contracts and regulations in either water, power (electric and/or natural gas), telecommunications, or a clean water program; utility market and environmental analysis and planning; power supply and transmission rates and contracts; generation, transmission or distribution planning and design; or long term utility systems planning.

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

    • Has experience in working with a large diverse workforce of people with different culture, backgrounds and opinions.
    • Experience with creating Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
    • Experience in analyzing and summarizing large data sets.
    • Experience presenting in front of an audience.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

    Note:

    • Specified positions may require possession of a valid Class C driver license.
    • Additional qualifications (i.e., special conditions) may apply to a particular position. 

    Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted. All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included in the “Education” and “Training and Employment Record” sections of the City and County of San Francisco online application by the filing deadline.

    A resume does NOT substitute for this section of the City application and will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

    VERIFICATION

    Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process.

    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.

    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.

    Verification of required work experience typically must be on the employer’s letterhead, and must include the applicant’s name, job title, description of job duties, dates of employment, hours per week, and signature of the employer, supervisor, or appropriate representative. 

    Employees of the City and County of San Francisco may submit performance evaluations showing duties performed to verify qualifying City experience. City employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which appointed. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee's class will be allowed only if recorded in accordance with the provisions of Civil Service Commission Rules. CCSF employees will not receive credit for experience obtained outside of their classification unless recorded in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Service Rule 110.9.1/111A.11.2. 

    Experience claimed in self-employment will only be accepted if supported by documents verifying income, earnings, business license and experience comparable to minimum qualifications above. Copies of income tax papers or other documents listing occupation and total earnings must be submitted.     

    Verification of required valid licensure/certification typically must be a photocopy of the license/certificate including the name of the issuing agency as well as the name of the license/certificate holder, license/certificate number, and expiration date.

    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

    Need help completing the application?

    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.

    We communicate by email

    You may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is your responsibility to ensure that your registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Also, you must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on your computer by a spam filter.  To prevent blocking, you should set up your 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. You will receive a confirmation email that your online application has been received in response to every announcement for which you apply.  You should retain the confirmation email for your records.  Failure to receive the email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

    Word of advice

    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.

    Have questions about the application process?

    If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Danny Wan, by telephone at 415-554-1648, or by email at jobs@sfwater.org.

    Selection Procedures

    Minimum Qualifications Supplemental Questionnaire (MQSQ) - (Weight: Qualifying)

    Applicants will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online application process and must be completed by the final filing deadline. The information provided on the Supplemental Questionnaire must be consistent with the information on the application and is subject to verification. Responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to assist in determining if applicants meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

    Multiple-Choice Examination (Weight 100%) 

    Candidates deemed qualified will be admitted to take a multiple-choice test designed to measure knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to: computer skills, ability to conduct various analyses, written communication ability, and interpersonal skills.

    A passing score must be achieved on the multiple choice exam. This is a standardized examination, and, therefore, test questions and test answers are not available for public inspection or review.  Candidates will be placed on the eligible list in rank order according to their final score. The department may administer additional position-specific selection procedures to make final hiring decisions.

    Candidate scores may also be applied to other announcements involving other job titles, when directed by the Human Resources Director. This is a standardized examination and, therefore, test questions and answers are not available for public inspection or review. Note: Applicants who meet minimum qualifications are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process. 

    Certification Rule: The certification rule for the ranked eligible lists resulting from this examination will be Rule of 10 Scores.The department may administer additional position-specific selection procedures to make final hiring decisions.

    Eligible List: A confidential eligible list of applicant names that have passed the civil service examination process will be created, and used for certification purposes only. An examination score report will be established, so applicants can view the ranks, final scores and number of eligible candidates. Applicant information, including names of applicants on the eligible list, shall not be made public unless required by law. However, an eligible list shall be made available for public inspection, upon request, once the eligible list is exhausted or expired and referrals resolved. The eligible list/score report resulting from this civil service examination process is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission. 

    The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be 12 months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director. 

    Upon approval of the Human Resource Director (see Civil Service Rule 111A.26.5), the eligible list/score report resulting from this announcement may be used by other departments that also use this classification or a similar classification. To find other Departments which use this classification, please see https://sfdhr.org/sites/default/files/documents/ASO-Level-Chart.pdf?documentID=21246.

    Conviction History

    If you receive a conditional offer of employment, 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 were given a conditional offer of employment. 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 a selected candidate, 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.

    Conclusion

    Terms of the Announcement: Terms of Announcement and Appeal Rights

    Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations.  [Note: The correction of clerical errors in an announcement may be posted on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf.] The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 110.4.  Such appeals must be submitted in writing to the Department of Human Resources, 1 S Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-5413 by close of business on the 5th business day following the issuance date of this examination announcement.  Information concerning other Civil Service Commission Rules involving announcements, applications and examination policies, including applicant appeal rights, can be found on the Civil Service Commission website at http://sfgov.org/civilservice/rules.

    Reasonable Accommodation Request: Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#applicantswithdisabilities

    Veteran’s Preference: Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#veteranspreference

    General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20

    Copies of Application Documents: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#copies  

    Right to Work: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#identification. All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.

    Exam Type: Entrance

    Issued: December 4, 2019
    Micki Callahan, Human Resources Director
    Department of Human Resources
    Recruitment ID: 903548
    PUC - DW (415) 554-1648

    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, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

    For more information about benefits, please click here.

     



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