5148 Water Operations Analyst

Recruitment #TEX-5148-902906

Introduction

This position is located in Moccasin, California in the Sierra Foothills  approximately 140 miles east of San Francisco. 

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.

Appointment Type, Duration, and Location

This is for one Temporary-Exempt (TEX), Full-Time position not to exceed three (3) years. This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive civil service examination process, is considered “at will” and shall serve at the discretion of the appointing officer. The position is located in Moccasin, CA. 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Under general direction, the class 5148 Water Operations Analyst will be responsible for collection, analysis and interpretation of hydrologic information collected in field studies and preparation of reports summarizing study findings; performing advanced work in hydrology of considerable scope and complexity on watersheds, streams, ground water and other water resources with the ultimate goal of attaining wise use, conservation and prevention of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s water and natural resources on watershed lands. 

Essential duties

• Plans, conducts and reports on hydrological interpretive studies

• Collects hydrological field data on stream flows, reservoir transfers, ground water analysis and other water resources

• Analyzes, evaluates and interprets data related to water rights, water quantity, water quality, sediment transport and effects on reservoir storage capacity

• Maintains an awareness and understanding of the latest state-of-art techniques, instrumentation and technology for conducting hydrological studies and data collection/analysis

• Installs, configures and performs routine maintenance of remote automated weather stations (RAWS), stream gauges, data loggers and other instrumentation used for hydrological analysis

• Develops computer-based models of watershed hydrological systems

• Contributes data to the watershed Geographic Information System as it relates to hydrology, hydro-geology and ground water resources

• Provides technical advice to watershed and engineering staff regarding operational, maintenance and construction activities and their impacts on watershed hydrological conditions, including techniques to maximize water yield

• Consults with the watershed staff relating watershed restoration, erosion control, riparian/wetland management and other projects

• Participates with system planners in the development of project proposals or descriptions relating to water resources

• Provides professional review of alternative water and land use proposals and their effect(s) on water resources

• Supervises the work of technicians and employees, serving as members of the project team in the collection and analysis of hydrologic information collected

• Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned. Nature of Work May require working independently in the field, sometimes in rugged conditions, on steep and uneven terrain and in inclement weather; may be required to swim and access streams, wetlands or other water appurtenances; may be required to work overtime.

Definition

Under general direction, Water Operations Analysts perform technical tasks and analyses required for operation and maintenance of water storage, transmission, pumping, and treatment facilities, as well as right-of-way and watershed lands. Water Operations Analysts coordinate activities not only within the Division but also with other portions of the Public Utilities Commission, other City agencies, Bay Area Water Users, and the general public.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

EDUCATION

Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a major in engineering, environmental science, wildlife biology or other degree related to the specific function to which the position will be designated, or acceptable equivalent based on work experience; AND 

EXPERIENCE

Four (4) years of verifiable experience related to water supply and treatment operations or environmental management; AND 

LICENSES

Possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license 

NOTE: Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted. Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process.

Visit http://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 result in lower scores. If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Gregory May, by telephone at 415-554-1622, or by email at gmay@sfwater.org.

Selection Plan

Applications will be screened for relevant qualifying experience. Additional screening mechanisms may be implemented in order to determine applicants’ qualifications. Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited to participate in the selection process. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview.

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.

Conviction History

As a finalist 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 finalist. 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 selected as a finalist, 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

DRUG TESTING REQUIREMENTApplicants may be required to pass pre-employment drug and alcohol testing, may be subject to drug and alcohol testing upon reasonable suspicion or after a work-related accident.

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 obtained at: https://sfdhr.org/veterans-preference

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.

Issued: October 12, 2018

Micki Callahan, Human Resources Director

Department of Human Resources

Recruitment ID: TEX-5148-902906 (01130936)

PUC/GM (415) 554-1622

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.

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