0931 Manager III - Airport Debt Manager

Recruitment #PBT-0931-082488

Introduction

Applicants are encouraged to file immediately as this recruitment may close at any time, but not before Thursday, December 21, 2017.

This is a Position Based Test administered in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A.

The Department
SFO is a world
-class, award-winning airport that served more than 54 million guests in 2016. SFO offers non-stop flights to 49 international cities on 41 international carriers. The Bay Area's largest airport also connects non-stop with 83 U.S. cities on 13 domestic airlines. In fiscal year 16/17, the Airport, an enterprise department of the City & County of San Francisco, accounted for $8.4 billion in business activity and supported over 42,800 direct jobs.

SFO’s mission is to provide an exceptional airport in service to our communities and is committed to redefining air travel. SFO has embarked on the renovation of Terminal 1, the largest capital project in the Airport’s $7.3 billion Ascent Program. For more information, visit www.flysfo.com. View an Inside SFO video about careers at SFO.

Position Description
Under general direction, the position will assist the Capital Finance Director in administering airport business and finance activities, function as the Airport’s Debt Manager and has primary responsibility in heading the functional areas of capital financing, interest rate analysis and credit facility negotiations, commercial paper program and bond fund management.

This position is responsible for:

  • Managing the day-to-day operations of the Airport’s complex $500 million Commercial Paper Program; Variable Rate securities that include analyzing and monitoring the performance of Wall Street investment banks that are re-marketing these bonds, and analyzing and preparing reports on the performance of the variable rate bonds for Airport senior managers, ensuring that all funding transactions are executed correctly; and interest rate swaps agreements that include ensuring regular payments are made to counterparties, preparing or overseeing the preparations of extensive documentation (including reports to Senior Management) and continuous monitoring and managing these agreements in order to ensure that all parties understand and are in compliance;
  • Providing daily management and leadership, and having decision-making authority regarding debt financing;
  • Assisting in the planning and development of debt management policies and procedures to implement the debt management goals and objectives of the Airport;
  • Assisting the Capital Finance Director in the management of more than $5.3 billion in outstanding debt (including debt that will be issued in the future to maintain and update aging facilities);
  • Supervising the work of mid-level staff and representing the Airport before the Airport Commission, Board of Supervisors, rating agencies, institutional investors, governmental agencies and other groups;
  • Presenting at national conferences related to debt administration; and
  • Act for the Capital Finance Director, Business and Finance, as required.

Additional duties include:

  • Supervising the maintenance of a financial plan for capital project funding;
  • Coordinating the sale of airport bond issues;
  • Directing and coordinating the preparation and analysis of airport statistical records and reports as a basis for making recommendations to the Airport Commission, the Federal Aviation Administration and other agencies;
  • Performing rate analysis for the optimal negotiation of rates;
  • Bond financing and budgeting with airlines and tenants;
  • Supervising and participating in the preparation and maintenance of financial, business and related records and reports;
  • Overseeing the development of the operating budget for Capital Finance functions;
  • Overseeing the contract administration functions; and
  • Performing other related duties and special projects as assigned.

Compensation and Benefits

The normal annual salary range is $117,078 - $149,448. Appointment above the maximum of the normal range may be considered based on documented and substantiated recruitment and retention issues or exceptional skills. A special approval process is necessary for appointment above the normal salary range. In addition to a competitive salary, the City and County of San Francisco offers flexible benefit plans with pre-tax elections which include: medical and dental insurance; retirement plan; deferred compensation plan; Social Security; long-term disability plan; life insurance; management training program; eleven (11) paid holidays annually; five (5) floating holidays; depending on years of service, ten (10), fifteen (15), or twenty (20) vacation days annually; and may earn up to 100 hours paid administrative leave annually.

 

 

Minimum Qualifications

1. Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Economics, Public Policy, Finance or a related field; AND

2. Six (6) years of professional experience in the investment banking, financial advisory, or fixed asset management industries.

Qualifying experience must include at least three (3) years in a supervisory capacity.


Substitution:

Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Economics, Public Policy, Finance or a related field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience (but may not substitute for the required supervisory experience).


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.

  • Experience in municipal finance or public policy highly desired.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and local regulations pertaining to capital finance.
  • Experience in managing complex capital programs.
  • Ability to conduct oral presentations to senior management and stakeholders.
  • Experience with Commercial Paper program.

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).

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, Regina Soo, by telephone at (650) 821-2080, or by email at Regina.Soo@flysfo.com.

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 http://sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=456

Verification of qualifying experience, when requested, must be documented on the employer's business letterhead and must include the name of the applicant, job title(s), dates of employment, description of job duties performed, and signature of the employer or the employer’s authorized representative. 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. 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. Verification may be waived if impossible to obtain. The applicant must submit a signed statement explaining why verification cannot be obtained. Waiver requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Failure to provide the required verification, or request for waiver when requested may result in rejection of application.

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. Make sure your application and any attachments to the application submitted at the time of filing are complete and accurate and include details on all experience, education, training and other information that qualifies you for this recruitment. Failure to submit a complete and accurate application at the time of filing may result in your ineligibility for this recruitment or inability to receive full credit for scoring purposes. Any new information concerning work experience, education, training and other information that is submitted after the filing deadline may not be used for scoring or considered to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Selection Procedures

Management Test Battery (Weight: 60%)
Candidates will be invited to participate in a computer-based examination designed to measure competencies in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to: Problem Solving; Leadership; Decision Making; Interpersonal skill; Human Resources Management; Team Building; Communication; Conflict Management and Process Improvement. For more information about this Management Test (and a suggested reading list) please visit: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=343.

Please note: This examination is only held in San Francisco. A passing score must be achieved on the Management Test Battery to continue in the selection process. 

This is a standardized examination and, therefore, test questions and answers are not available for public inspection or review.

Scores attained on the Management Test Battery will be valid and 'banked' for three years, starting from the date of the examination. This means that, during this three-year time period, you will not be required to take the Management Test Battery. The Management Test Battery may be used for many other classes; therefore your test score may be applied to one or more of these classes if you choose to apply to future recruitments. If the selection process for the future announcement is held within one year of the date of this examination and it includes the Management Test Battery, your score will be automatically applied to that announcement. However, after one year, you have the option to either (a) apply your test score to the other announcement or (b) re-take the Management Test Battery. Re-testing is permitted no sooner than one year from the date of the examination and only in association with your eligibility for another announcement for which the Management Test Battery is used. Please note that, should you re-test, your re-test score would become your official score since it is the most recent.

Training and Experience Evaluation (Weight: 40%) 
Candidates will be prompted to complete a supplemental questionnaire as part of the online employment application process. Candidates will be evaluated and scored based on the information provided in their job application, and supplemental questionnaire to determine their possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for position 0931 Airport Debt Manager. All relevant experience, education and/or training must be on the supplemental questionnaire in order to be reviewed in the rating process.   

Candidates will be placed on the eligible list in rank order according to their final score.  

The department may utilize additional selection procedures to make a final hiring decision.  

Candidate scores on this examination may also be applied to other announcements involving other job titles, when directed by the Human Resources Director.  

NOTE:  Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process.  Requests for an alternate test date may be considered in limited circumstances and must be submitted to the analyst listed in this announcement within five (5) calendar days of the announcement of the test date.

Certification Rule:
The certification rule for the ranked eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of the list. The hiring department my conduct additional selection processes to make final hiring decisions.

Eligible List:
The eligible list is resulting from this examination 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 six (6) 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 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 http://www.sfdhr.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentID=21246. Search that document by title or job code to see which departments use the classification.

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Security Clearance:
Candidates for employment with the San Francisco Airport Commission are required to undergo a criminal history check, including FBI fingerprints, and Security Threat Assessment in order to determine eligibility for security clearance and may be required to undergo drug/alcohol screening. Per Civil Service Commission Rule Section 110.9.1, every applicant for an examination must possess and maintain the qualifications required by law and by the examination announcement for the examination. Failure to obtain and maintain security clearance may be basis for termination from employment with the Airport Commission. More information can be found at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#transportationsecurity.

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 applying 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 applying 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.

Conclusion

Position Based Testing: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#positionbasedtesting

Reasonable Accommodation Request: Applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation for this examination can find information on requesting a reasonable accommodation at http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#applicantswithdisabilities

Requests for an alternate test date may be considered in limited circumstances and must be submitted to the analyst listed in this announcement within five (5) calendar days of the announcement of the test date.

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

Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams: Information regarding seniority credit can be found at:http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#senioritycredit

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://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20 or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

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. Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf.

The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 111A.35.1. The standard for the review of such appeals is ‘abuse of discretion’ or ‘no rational basis’ for establishing the position description, the minimum qualifications and/or the certification rule. Appeals must include a written statement of the item(s) being contested and the specific reason(s) why the cited item(s) constitute(s) abuse of discretion by the Human Resources Director. Appeals must be submitted directly to the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission within five business days of the announcement issuance date.

Copies of Application Documents: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#copies. Applicants are advised to keep copies of all documents submitted. Submitted documents become a permanent part of the exam record and will not be returned. The hiring department may require applicants to submit the same documents and/or additional documents at a later date.

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.

Exam Type: Combined Promotive and Entrance
Issued: December 8, 2017
Micki Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: 082488
AIR/RS/(650) 821-2080

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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