Under immediate supervision, performs entry-level to journey-level duties in the following areas: assisting in monitoring of compliance with policy directives, regulations, laws and contracts; assisting in preparing, reviewing, updating and coordinating operating schedules and plans; assisting with the administration of wholesale and retail contracts; assisting in conducting a wide variety of analyses, studies and projects; assisting in development of operating, financial and capital plans; maintaining, reconciling and analyzing data related to section activities; compiling and keeping records; preparing simple correspondence and reports.
This is the entry to journey level in a Professional/Supervisory/ Management class series. The class operates under the immediate supervision of the Utility Specialist, lead worker or unit supervisor. Work is performed and decisions are made within established operational guidelines or procedures. Working interactions are with others at similar levels within the organization, external peers, the general public, utilities, public agencies, customers, suppliers, and others for the purposes of obtaining information and answering routine questions. The 5601Utility Analyst learns the basic concepts of utility operations, planning and analysis. As experience is gained, some independence to deviate from established procedures may be permitted. For example, the analyst may assume increasing responsibility for monitoring compliance with regulatory, contractual and other operational constraints and maintaining, reviewing and reconciling a variety of computer reports and logs. Positions in Class 5601Utility Analyst are distinguished from those in Class 5602 Utility Specialist in that incumbents in Class 5602 Utility Specialist are advanced journey-level and exercise a higher level of responsibility and independence in all aspects of the job, especially with respect to conducting contract negotiations; performing complex studies and analyses; developing near- and long term operating, financial and capital plans; and managing a variety of analytical and planning studies, projects and programs.
May exercise technical supervision over support personnel.
Examples of Important and Essential Duties
According to Civil Service Commission Rule 109, the duties specified below are representative of the range of duties assigned to this class and are not intended to be an inclusive list.
1. Assists with monitoring operations to ensure compliance with policy directives, regulations, laws and contracts.
2. Directly conducts simple analyses and studies related to market risk; price sensitivity; technical, market or economic feasibility of wholesale and retail business opportunities; contract performance; operating performance; and other studies as assigned. Provides assistance in more complex studies and analyses.
3. Assists with the preparation and implementation of near- and long-term operating, financial and capital plans.
4. Performs legal, regulatory and market research to support business development and negotiations.
5. Maintains detailed operating records, sales and purchase transactions, wholesale and retail rates and trends, budget variance reports, and other reports as needed.
6. Generates computerized and other reports to document historical performance and market trends.
7. Assists in development of analytical and predictive models.
8. Provides technical support on a wide variety of studies and projects, including: policy and procedural reviews; market and operations planning; capital and operating budgets; management reporting; statistical analyses; forecasting; contract negotiations; and other tasks as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of: basic statistical and analytical concepts and techniques; computer applications related to the work; record keeping principles and practices.
Ability to: read, interpret and apply complex written documents; independently conduct research; learn technical concepts, laws, regulations and business practices applicable to the section's activities; perform financial and statistical analyses; record, organize, analyze and interpret diverse operating and other data; write simple reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
Experience and Training
Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university preferably with major course work in Law, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Natural Resources, Computer Science, Business Administration, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics or other field related to the utility business.
SUBSTITUTION: Qualifying experience may be substituted for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.
License or Certificate
Specified positions may require possession of a valid Class C driver license.
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.