0931 Manager III, Community Benefits Director
|Department||Public Utilities Commission|
|Date Opened||10/27/2020 1:00:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||11/17/2020 5:00:00 PM|
|Salary||$62.13 - $79.30/hour; $10,768.00 - $13,745.00/month; $129,220.00 - $164,944.00/year|
|Job Type||Permanent Exempt|
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
November 10, 2020: This announcement has been amended to extend the filing date and allow for additional applications. Applicants who already applied will be included in the applicant pool and need not reapply.
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.
Reporting to the Deputy Assistant General Manager for External Affairs, the Director of Community Benefits will be responsible for advancing the SFPUC’s agenda and strategy to maximize positive community impacts that result from the SFPUC’s development and operation of its water, wastewater, and power services. In 2011, the SFPUC adopted a Community Benefits Policy to advance the agency’s responsibility to be a good neighbor to all those impacted by its activities and promote sustainability by adoption of a triple bottom line, which balances the SFPUC’s economic, environmental and social equity goals (https://sfwater.org/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=3676). The Community Benefits policy established the Community Benefits Program as a division within External Affairs.
The Director of Community Benefits will be responsible for:
- All day-to-day management of the Community Benefits Program and staff
- Developing and overseeing the implementation strategies for the agency's community benefits programmatic components for SFPUC capital projects
- Advancing the SFPUC’s core objectives, goals, and plans to achieve positive community impacts through the operations of SFPUC’s Enterprises and Bureaus
- Coordinating strategic partnerships with staff of public agencies, community organizations, contractors, and business leaders
- Developing proactive policy statements related to community benefits and environmental justice to be advanced at the local and state level
- Developing and managing budgets and contracts to support the work of the Community Benefits Program
The Director of Community Benefits will oversee all day-today management of the SFPUC’s Community Benefits Program and staff which focus on advancing:
· The Environmental Justice policy implementation and related environmental programs that support the equitable preservation and expansion of clean, renewable water and energy resources, decrease pollution, reduce environmental impacts, and reward proposals for innovative and creative new environmental programs
· The Kinder-to-Career strategies that support eco-literacy for our youngest learners, career awareness and exposure for youth and young adults and succession planning for current and future SFPUC staff to ensure a skilled and diverse workforce
· Public art enrichment funds to ensure alignment with SFPUC mission, goals and activities, as well as alignment with local community priorities
· Dynamic and robust educational programs to support eco-literacy and environmental stewardship specific to water, power and sewer
· Equitable economic development strategies to promote inclusive small business opportunities resulting from the Agency’s operations and/or capital programs
· Use of public land in a way that maximizes health and environmental sustainability and innovative ideas
· Diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives
· Improvement in community health through SFPUC activities, services and contributions;
· Stakeholder and community involvement in the design, implementation and evaluation of SFPUC programs and policies
Nature of Work: May be required to work nights and/or weekends.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
San Francisco’s Public Utilities Commission seeks a confident, results-oriented manager who is passionate about the equity, environment and public service. The ideal candidate will stay current with best practices and trends in equity, environmental justice, diversity and inclusion, equitable economic empowerment, collective impact, corporate social responsibility and community benefits. They will also enjoy working in a fast-paced, supportive environment where collegiality, professionalism, teamwork, and an appreciation for fun are valued.
The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record and ability to exercise the following competencies which are the most critical to the Director of Community Benefits role:
Strategic Direction for the Community Benefits ProgramStrategic Planning
- Sets vision and provides clear direction
- Identify risk sources, including financial, operational and safety risks and deploy risk mitigation practices
- Inspires others
- Develops and sustains cooperative and diverse working relationships
- Encourages and facilitates cooperation within the organization and with community stakeholders
- Fosters commitment and trust
- Political savviness
- Leads with equity and inclusion
- Embraces a culture of data and transparently utilizes
data to drive program refinement
- Creates a thriving culture in which employees feel both safe and encouraged to explore new ideas and improve existing ones
- Inspires, motivates and guides staff
- Establish processes that foster accountability
through ownership and checks and balances
Leadership and Professionalism
- Demonstrate flexibility and leadership skills, as well as strong critical thinking skills.
- Model flexibility in responding to changes and a willingness to perform outside of own comfort zone
- Demonstrate strong writing and oral communication/public speaking
- Prioritizes, considers alternatives, and responds quickly and effectively to unexpected and rapidly changing conditions
- Collaborates with relevant staff members, in partnership with hired consultants, to carry out communications initiatives
- Perform related duties as required
category under the law.
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
We communicate by email:
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.
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.
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.
Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (MQSQ - Qualifying):
Applicants 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.
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 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.
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Issued: October 23, 2020; Amended November 10, 2020
Micki Callahan, Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID: PEX-0931-107470
PUC/DJ (415) 516-9857
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.