0933 Manager V, CleanPowerSF Operations Manager

Recruitment #PBT-0933-107477

Introduction

 

This is a Position-Based Test conducted in accordance with CSC Rule 111A.


Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as this announcement may close at any time but not before May 5, 2021 at 5:00PM.

WHO ARE WE?
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)
Headquartered in San Francisco, we have 2,300 employees working in eight counties with a combined annual operating budget of over $1.4 billion.

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 https://www.sfpuc.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.

To learn more about working at the SFPUC, visit our career site at https://www.sfpuc.org/about-us/careers-sfpuc

 

 

DIVISION DESCRIPTION

The Power Enterprise, within the SFPUC, has two separate power programs, Hetch Hetchy Power, San Francisco's Publicly Owned Utility and CleanPowerSF, San Francisco's Community Choice Aggregation program. Together these programs serve approximately 70% of the retail electricity needs of the City and County of San Francisco. Power Enterprise serves this electricity demand with a combination of owned and purchased power generating resources.

SFPUC owns and operates the Hetch Hetchy Water and Power Project, which includes 385 megawatts (MW) hydro-electric power generation in Moccasin, California; solar arrays throughout San Francisco; and biogas cogeneration facilities, which together produce cost-effective energy with a zero-greenhouse gas (GHG-free) emission profile.  Since 2016, when the CleanPowerSF program began serving customers, the SFPUC has executed multiple long-term renewable power purchase agreements representing approximately 476 MW of new solar and wind power resources located in California. 

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Under the direction of the Power Enterprise's Deputy Assistant General Manager for CleanPowerSF, this position is responsible for leading the coordination of CleanPowerSF operations, and financial and power supply planning.  This position supervises staff responsible for planning, monitoring, evaluating, and coordinating CleanPowerSF's operations, including advising and consulting with other Power Enterprise and PUC section managers and making or recommending final decisions regarding policy, operations, and administrative procedures.  The CleanPowerSF Operations Manager coordinates program financial planning and tracks budget and expenses. 

This position will be responsible for supporting the planning and approval of key contracts for services and power supply, and program rates, budgets, and financial plans.   The Operations Manager monitors and evaluates CleanPowerSF's operations and performance with an eye toward refining and improving CleanPowerSF business policies, practices and procedures to improve program efficiency, transparency and effectiveness.  


Essential functions of this position include but are not limited to:

 

  • Supervise staff responsible for coordinating CleanPowerSF operations, and financial and power supply planning.
  • Coordinate program financial planning and track budget/expenses.
  • Coordinate program power supply planning and development and participate in the negotiation of contracts for power supply or professional services in support of CleanPowerSF service.           
  • Ensure compliance with local, state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Monitor, evaluate and improve CleanPowerSF business policies, practices and procedures to improve program efficiency, transparency and effectiveness.
  • Interact with other SFPUC staff, Commission, other City departments; and local, state, and federal authorities in addressing the energy needs of the City.               
  • Plan, monitor, evaluate, and coordinate CleanPowerSF's operations, including advising and consulting with other Power and PUC section managers; meet with appropriate staff to identify and resolve problems or conflicts; and make or recommend final decisions regarding policy, operations, and administrative procedures.
  • Receive and analyze division and departmental reports; direct the preparation of monthly and annual reports by staff under direct supervision; and directs the gathering and analysis of information and reports necessary to document and evaluate program finances against plans.     
  • May serve as liaison for the Department with a variety of other City/County staff, policy-making officials, and officials of outside agencies; explain and justify Departmental or administrative procedures, policies, or programs; negotiate and resolve difficult and complex issues and problems.  
  • Participate in statewide policy and planning discussions as it relates to Community Choice Aggregation and clean electricity service.
  • Support development and implementation of complementary programs and services for CleanPowerSF customers, including but not limited to local power procurement programs (e.g., feed-in tariff), energy efficiency services, and new power supply product offerings (e.g., renewable energy for low income customers).               


COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: The normal annual salary range is $149,604 to $190,996. 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 competitive salaries, the City offers flexible benefit plans with pre-tax elections which include: medical and dental insurance, Retirement Plan; 457 Deferred Compensation Plan; Social Security; Long-term Disability Plan; Life Insurance; paid Management Training program; 11 paid holidays per year; 5 floating holidays per year; 10 to 20 vacation days per year, depending on years of service; and may earn up to 100 hours paid administrative leave per year.


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:

1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; AND
2. Six (6) years of experience in program or project management in a utility or governmental setting, of which three (3) years must include experience supervising professionals.

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis up to a maximum of two years (30 semester/ 45 quarter units equals one year).

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 and knowledge of community choice aggregation programs in California
  • Experience in utility financial planning, ratesetting, and financial management
  • Management experience
  • Possession of a Master's degree

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. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at https://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements 

 

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.   

 

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
In line with the Official Public Health Order to slow the spread of COVID-19, “shelter-in-place” has been issued for all San Francisco residents that is expected to be in effect until further notice.  As a result, Department of Human Resources (DHR)’s office (located at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103) is currently closed to the general public. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Human Resources Analyst listed on this announcement. 

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, Stefanie Lim, by telephone at 415-916-6632, or by email at smlim@sfwater.org.  

Selection Procedures

Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (Weight: Qualifying): Candidates will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online employment application. This Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications for this position. Applicants must also complete the official application. It is essential that applicants provide complete information in identifying their education, experience and training. The Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.

Management Test Battery: (Weight: 40%)

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.

Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation (Weight 60%): Applicants will be prompted to complete a supplemental questionnaire that must be submitted during the online application process. All applicants must complete the supplemental questionnaire. The purpose of the Supplemental Questionnaire is to evaluate the experience, knowledge, skills and abilities that candidates possess in job-related areas, which have been identified as critical for this position and include, but are not limited to: 

  • Knowledge of development and implementation of policies and procedures related to the retail electric industry.

  • Knowledge of business and financial analysis, concepts, and techniques.

  • Knowledge of computer software applications related to business analytics, including for budgeting, accounting, word processing, spreadsheet software, and presentation software.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with departmental staff, representatives of other agencies and the public.

  • Knowledge of Federal, State and local rules and regulations pertaining to electric utilities, particularly electricity generation and retail generation services and the services provided by community choice aggregation programs.

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of management, administration, budgeting, training and personnel management.

  • Ability to manage, supervise, train, and coordinate complex functional areas of responsibility and groups of employees; identify, analyze and report upon activities, issues, and problems and recommend appropriate solutions.

  • Ability to present facts clearly and concisely orally and in writing.

  • Knowledge of electric utility industry, services and issues, specifically those related to electricity generation, retail generation service and community choice aggregation.

  • Ability to meet, manage and delegate multiple deadlines and priorities.

Note: Candidates must achieve a passing score on both the Management Test Battery (MTB) and the Supplemental Questionnaire to move forward in the selection process.   

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

Certification: The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of the List.  Additional selection processes may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.    

 

Eligible List/Score Report:
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 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/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/Forms-Documents/Position-Count-by-Job-Codes.pdf.

Conviction History

As a selected candidate 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 selected candidate. 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 Announcement:
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. 

Requests:
Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: 
http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#applicantswithdisabilities

Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at: 
http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#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://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.
 

Exam Type: CPE
Issued: April 21, 2021
Carol Isen
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: PBT-0933-107477
PUC/SL/415-916-6632

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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