0923 Manager II - Equity and Inclusion

Recruitment #TEX-0923-104069




Temporary Exempt (TEX): 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.

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 

Project Description: 

The Economic Inclusion and Opportunity Framework is the SFPUC strategy for racial and economic inclusion in the Agency's Sewer System Improvement Program (SSIP). The overarching goals for this project are to maximize social, environmental, and economic impact of SSIP and to institutionalize equity, as identified through SFPUC’s community-led Environmental Justice Analysis for SSIP.  This project position will focus on implementing the Economic Inclusion and Opportunities Framework to help address challenges identified during the first three years of major construction in and around the Southeast Treatment Plant in Bayview Hunters Point. 

Position Description:

Under the direction of the Director of Community Benefits at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), the Equity and Inclusion Manager will perform a broad range of work including project management and implementation, policy development, and analysis. This position will coordinate closely with the SFPUC’s External Affairs Bureau, other SFPUC divisions, and external stakeholder groups on community benefits matters related to SFPUC operations and investments, and specifically SSIP.

Essential Duties: 

  • Implement the Economic Inclusion and Opportunities Framework within the Agency’s multibillion-dollar Sewer System Improvement Program
  • Collaborate with the Director to craft SFPUC's public policy priorities and strategy to advancing those priorities
  • Develop, evaluate and advocate policy and procedures of SFPUC's core mission and evaluate the impact of SFPUC's proposed legislation, regulations, law, and related issues.  
  • Generate policy recommendations on a variety of complex policy and legislative issues that relate to the water, wastewater, and power enterprises, as well as Infrastructure and Finance bureaus of the SFPUC 
  • Coordinate the development of legislative and advocacy strategy at the state and federal levels - drafting position statements, talking points, issue briefs, comment letters and other responses to statutes, regulations, and policies proposed by legislators
  • Maintain strong, collaborative working relationships with SFPUC staff by communicating effectively with SFPUC staff regarding relevant policy proposals, legislations, regulation or trends
  • Collaborate with membership associations and other external stakeholder groups to advance complimentary policy 
  • Perform related duties as assigned

 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

Minimum Qualifications
  1. Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in political science, public administration, public policy, law or a related field; AND 
  2. Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in policy development, legislative advocacy, and government relations with a public or non-profit entity, of which two (2) years includes supervisory experience.  
Desirable Qualifications
The stated desirable qualification may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

  • Possession of Master’s or Law Degree in Public Policy, Planning, Sociology, Political Science, Public Administration or closely related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Experience developing or implementing social and economic equity strategies, policies, or programs for low-income, disadvantaged communities. 
  • Experience developing or implementing policies related to economic development, workforce development or educational development 
  • Experience in coalition building and development of cross-sector partnerships to advance policy goals.


San Francisco’s Public Utilities Commission seeks a confident, results-oriented manager who is passionate about the 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 Equity and Inclusion Manager role: 

Strategic Planning

  • Set vision and provide clear direction
  • Identify risk sources, including financial, operational and safety risks and deploy risk mitigation practices
  • Inspire others

Relationship Management

  • Develop and sustain cooperative and diverse working relationships
  • Encourage and facilitate cooperation within the organization and with community stakeholders
  • Foster commitment and trust
  • Political Savviness

Valuing Diversity

  • Lead with equity and inclusion
  • Critical Evaluation
  • Embrace a culture of data and transparently utilizes data to drive program refinement

Leadership and Professionalism

  • Demonstrate flexibility and leadership skills, as well as strong critical thinking skills.


  • Model flexibility in responding to changes and a willing to perform outside of own comfort zone 
  • Respond quickly and effectively to unexpected and rapidly changing conditions

Communication & Interpersonal Abilities

  • Demonstrate strong writing and oral communication/public speaking

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 analyst, Michelle Chee by email at mchee@sfwater.org 

Selection Procedures

Minimum Qualifications Supplemental Questionnaire (MQSQ - Qualifying)

All applicants must complete and the Supplemental Questionnaire along with the application by the 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.

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.


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.


Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: 

Annc. extended on July 10,2020
Issued: June 19, 2020 

Micki  Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: TEX-0923-104069


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.

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