0931 Manager III, Groundwater Program Manager

Recruitment #PEX-0931-110310

Introduction

APPOINTMENT TYPE: Permanent Exempt: This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer. The duration of the appointment shall not exceed 36 months.

Amended May 11, 2021 to extend filing deadline.

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 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.

Position Description

Under direction of the Water Resources Division Manager, the Groundwater Program Manager will be responsible for planning and developing a groundwater protection program and groundwater projects to help meet future water supply needs for the SFPUC’s customers. The Groundwater Program Manager will be responsible for managing a team to develop groundwater management plan, maintain a groundwater quality monitoring and reporting program, preparation of agreements, groundwater feasibility studies, groundwater well projects and a oversee and manage a variety of Lake Merced projects.  Specifically, the Groundwater Program Manager will be responsible for establishing and tracking programmatic goals and priorities, including key decision points and milestones; working closely with internal and external partners to develop, implement, and track implement multi-party agreements; supervising the planning of complex multi-million dollar capital projects; adhering to budgets and schedules; and reporting out on project development progress on a regular basis.

The essential duties of this position include but are not limited to the following:

Strategic Planning

  • Develop clear goals and priorities to for the groundwater program
  • Develop goals and priorities for Lake Merced water quality and lake levels
  • Develop planning tools to track project development progress against planning objectives
  • Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders to align planning needs
  • Work closely with other utilities, regulators and professionals on developments in groundwater supplies

Supervisory and Program/Project Management

  • Lead cross-functional teams to achieve collective program objectives
  • Develop capital budgets and projections related to program objectives
  • Prepare documents such as multi-party agreements and memorandum of understanding documents
  • Oversee water audits and develop procedures and ordinances addressing groundwater wells
  • Track and report on several projects, individually and collectively
  • Direct the allocation of resources to achieve timely outcomes, within budget; adjust plans to meet emerging or changing program needs while continuing to address established priorities
  • Directly supervise other SFPUC staff
  • Coordinate with staff to develop a groundwater management plan
  • Coordinate water quality sampling and data reporting

Effective Communications

  • Serve as the agency representative in groundwater program priorities
  • Coordinate thoughtful outreach plan to engage with internal and external stakeholders
  • Deliver presentations to a variety of audiences and stakeholders representing groundwater program interests
  • Negotiate complex multi-party agreements 

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 Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university

Experience: Five (5) years of professional experience in groundwater project planning, strategic planning, and project management, of which three (3) years must include experience supervising professionals

Substitution: Additional experience in groundwater project planning, strategic planning, and project management may be substituted for the required degree on a year-for-year basis (up to a maximum of two (2) years).  One (1) year is equivalent to thirty (30) semester units/forty-five (45) quarter units. 

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.

  • Demonstrated experience in capital project planning and development
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems or conflicts; make or recommend decisions regarding project planning and strategic priorities
  • Decision-making skills to adapt to changing needs during project planning in a dynamic environment
  • Experience with groundwater planning, management, implementation and groundwater quality
  • Ability to manage large capital budgets on a project and program level
  • Strong communications skills; experience in collating and synthesizing complex project information for diverse audiences
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills, demonstrated through experience working with multiple stakeholders in a utility setting
  • Knowledge of and involvement with regulatory developments and trends at the state and federal level
  • Experience representing a utility or similar organization at public meetings, industry conferences, and other venues
  • Experience leading public outreach and engagement efforts

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.

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 https://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements.

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 e-mail.

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 result in lower scores. 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 (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.

Only those candidates who most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited to continue in the selection process.  Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process. 

Final candidate(s) will be invited to take the Management Test Battery (MTB). The exam results will be for departmental informational purposes only.

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

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  

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.

 


Issued: April 2, 2021, Amended May 11, 2021
Carol Isen
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: PEX-0931-110310
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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