1825 Principal Administrative Analyst II

Environmental Justice and Land Use Manager

Recruitment #PBT-1825-103851

Introduction

1825 Principal Administrative Analyst 
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission 
Recruitment # PBT-1825-103851 



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

Job announcement extended to expand candidate pool. Applicants that applied need not reapply.

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.

SFPUC – Community Benefits Division

Throughout our history, the SFPUC has strived to be a good neighbor and environmental steward in the communities where we provide high quality water, power and sewer services.  Our Agency has invested in 80+ initiatives to enhance the social, economic and environmental fabric of the communities we care so deeply about.

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. Over the years, these programs have supported job and contracting opportunities for local residents and firms; SFPUC apprenticeship and internship programs; environmental literacy learning initiatives for youth; community gardens and more. 

We’re committed to being a good neighbor and addressing social and environmental issues through our Environmental Justice and Community Benefits Policies. These policies shape how we provide water, power and sewer services while ensuring the work we do every day positively impacts the communities we serve. Being a good neighbor is simply who we are and how we do business. It’s part of our DNA.

Position Description:

The SFPUC works hard every day to provide fundamental environmental benefits through our water, power and sewer services. We recognize there are challenges to providing these services as some parts of our community face a greater burden than others due to the location of our facilities in their neighborhoods.  We work with these communities to understand their needs and lessen the effects caused by our operations. At the SFPUC, we call this environmental justice.  We’re proud to be the first public utility in the nation to develop an Environmental Justice Policy which guides our efforts to support environmentally healthy and safe communities where we live, work, learn and play.

As part of our mission, we also maintain and preserve more than 590,000 acres of land to protect our natural resources and critical infrastructure. Our Agency often has the opportunity to use our land for more than one purpose and when we can, we partner with local leaders to support innovative uses which benefit the environment and enhance the quality of life for our service area residents.

The Environmental Justice & Land Use Program Manager will work with the Director of Community Benefits to manage and implement all aspects of the SFPUC's agency-wide 2009 Environmental Justice Policy. The incumbent will also manage the SFPUC's urban agriculture program and further develop secondary land-use programs at the SFPUC. This position works across the agency, with the Enterprises and support bureaus to: integrate environmental justice principles into the SFPUC's decision making processes; educate and train staff so that everyone at the SFPUC knows what environmental justice is and what it means for their daily work at the Agency; ensure community engagement is reflective and inclusive of the diverse communities we serve; work independently in program development, program management, analysis, research, and writing; use strong written and verbal communication to effectively convey the core mission and priorities of the SFPUC in a variety of public and community settings; and perform related duties as required.

Essential Duties: 

  • Research, analyze, and author the expansion development strategy of the SFPUC’s Environmental Justice Policy.
  • Analyze and implement recommendations from Environmental Justice Analysis for the Biosolids Digester Facility Project.
  • Build effective communication for the public and communities regarding SFPUC core missions and priorities.
  • Coordinate with SFPUC’s Communications team to develop culturally conscious communications and engagement strategies to ensure that stakeholders can participate in decisions and actions that may impact their communities.
  • Developing an equity framework for SFPUC’s Power Enterprise and other catalytic programs.
  • Manage the policy and program development of the SFPUC’s urban agriculture programs.
  • Develop secondary Land Use policies and program framework that maximize the use of the land entrusted to SFPUC’s care to provide tangible environmental and social benefits for our rate-payers and our local communities.
  • Collaborate with the Agency’s Real Estate Division to integrate and implement environmental justice principles into the SFPUC’s broader land use policies.
  • Collaborate with the Agency on Customer Affordability, Equity and Inclusion initiatives to support vulnerable populations and to ensure principles of Environmental Justice are meaningfully incorporated.
  • Class 1825 Principal Administrative Analyst II perform other related duties as required. 

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 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. 

Special Condition: 
  • 48 months of verifiable experience in implementing environmental and social justice policy. 
The above minimum qualifications reflect special conditions associated with the position to be filled. They may differ from the standard minimum qualifications associated with this classification.

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? 
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, Monica Guzman by email at mguzman@sfwater.org or jobs@sfwater.org. 

Selection Procedures

Minimum Qualifications Supplemental Questionnaire (MQSQ - Qualifying) 

Applicants will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online application process. All applicants must complete the Supplemental Questionnaire and it must be submitted with the application 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. Applicant responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to assist in determining if applicants meet the minimum qualifications for the position. 

Supplemental Questionnaire (100%) 

Applicants will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online application process. All applicants must complete the Supplemental Questionnaire and it must be submitted with the application by the final filing deadline. 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 the knowledge of: Environmental Justice and/or Land Use principles, procedures, standards, laws and best practices; best practices in the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion; the ability to: collect, synthesize, and analyze a wide variety of information; empathize with the needs, feelings, and background of others and establish rapport; develop and maintain cooperative and effective working relations with the public, coworkers, supervisors, etc.; draft new policies to support the implementation of Environmental Justice; work in a fast-paced environment, concurrently working on multiple projects, deadlines and tasks; effectively organize and assign work; give guidance and direction to others and follow-up to ensure completion; counsel and motivate subordinates; and skills in: program and/or project management.
A passing score must be achieved on the Supplemental Questionnaire in order to continue in the selection process and be placed on the eligible list. 

Candidates will be placed on the eligible list in rank order according to their final score. Candidate scores on this examination may also be applied to other announcements involving other job titles, when directed by the Human Resources Director. 

The department may administer additional position-specific selection procedures to make final hiring decisions. 

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

Certification Rule: 
The certification rule for the ranked eligible lists resulting from this examination will be Rule of 7 Scores.  The department may administer additional position-specific selection procedures to make a 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 of 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.

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 receive a conditional offer of employment, 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 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.

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

Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams: Information regarding requests for 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: 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: Combined Promotive and Entrance
Issued: September, 2020
Micki Callahan, Human Resources Director 
Department of Human Resources 
Recruitment ID: PBT-1825-106301 (01118502)

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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