0923 Manager II - Power Generation Operations Manager

Recruitment #PBT-0923-091256

Introduction



Announcement has been amended on 12/03/2018 to reflect changes on the minimum qualifications,
applicants who previously applied need not reapply. 

THIS POSITION IS LOCATED IN MOCCASIN, CA, IN THE SIERRA FOOTHILLS
APPROXIMATELY 140 MILES EAST OF SAN FRANCISCO 

This is a Position-Based Test conducted in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A.

Who are we?

SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION (SFPUC) provides retail drinking water & wastewater services to the City of San Francisco, wholesale water to three Bay Area counties, green hydroelectric & solar power to Hetch Hetchy electricity customers, and power to the residents & businesses of San Francisco through the CleanPowerSF program.

We are comprised of three essential 24/7 service utilities: Water, Wastewater and Power. These functions are supported by the Business Services, Infrastructure and External Affairs bureaus.

Headquartered at 525 Golden Gate Avenue in San Francisco, we have about 2,300 employees working in seven counties with a combined annual operating budget of over $1billion.

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.

WORK LOCATION: Moccasin, California

POSITION INFORMATION
Under administrative direction, the Power Systems Operations Manager is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the safe and reliable 24/7 operation of the Hetch Hetchy's three hydroelectric powerhouses including multiple power generating assets; coordinating real-time scheduling, providing clearances for maintenance and project work; dispatching center functions and water deliveries in accordance with Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) and North America Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) policies and procedures; and performing other related duties as required. The incumbent will serve as the single point of contact for representatives of various City and County departments, the Modesto Irrigation District, and the Turlock Irrigation District, PG&E, and ISO, and ensure that legal and operating requirements are met; confer with pre-scheduling, maintenance, engineering and water operations staff to determine long and short-range operational parameters; coordinate staff activities to ensure meeting contractual and procedural requirements within operational limitations. Nature of work may require driving a motor vehicle in inclement weather conditions in order to supervise work at various facilities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
• Planning and directing the work of Power Generation professionals engaged in the operation, maintenance and repair activities in a large-scale hydroelectric power plant
• Providing oversight to ensure compliance with regulatory requirement of the NERC Reliability Standards requirements
• Developing, distributing and monitoring work plans for rotating shifts that maximizes the use of available staff during non-peak times such as nights and weekends
• Providing technical direction and guidance to operational staff, assisting with troubleshooting problems, evaluating alternative solutions and authorizing appropriate courses of action to maximize operational effectiveness
• Developing, implementing and administering comprehensive competency and staff development programs, and administering disciplinary processes as required
• Perform related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

If you are interested in a job like this, we are looking for people that have the following: These minimum qualifications establish the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license(s) which are required for employment in the classification.  Please note, additional qualifications (i.e., special conditions) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.

EDUCATION
Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; AND

EXPERIENCE
Three (3) years of verifiable experience in hydro-power generation with three (3) years of experience in WECC/NERC; AND

LICENSES
Possession of valid driver’s license

SUBSTITUTION
Additional qualifying experience may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis for up to four (4) years, (30 semester/45 quarter units equals one year).

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:

- Supervisory experience in hydro-power generation
- Possession of North American Electric Reliability (NERC) Certification in one of the following:
• Reliability Operator (RC)
• Balancing and Interchange Operator (BI)
• Balancing, Interchange and Transmission Operator (BIT)
• Transmission Operator (TO)

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

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.

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 exam analyst, Jonathan Pettey, by telephone at 415-554-1636, or by email at jpettey@sfwater.org

Selection Procedures

Basic Supervisory Exam (Weight: Minimum 100%)
Candidates will be administered a written multiple-choice examination that is designed to measure basic knowledge of various supervisory practices and procedures (e.g. directing, counseling, guiding, evaluating, motivating, disciplining, developing and training subordinates, delegation, etc.) as well as customer service and reading comprehension.

This is a standardized examination and, therefore, test questions and test answers are not available for public inspection or review.

The Basic Supervisory Exam will be administered either on a computer or in paper format.  The type of format will depend on the size of the qualified applicant pool.  Qualified candidates will be notified of the type of exam format in their exam appointment notification.

The score you achieve on this examination shall be valid and 'banked' for three years, starting from the date of the examination. This means that, during this three-year time period, you will not be required to take this test again should you apply and be found eligible for a future announcement for which this particular test is used. Please note this test is used for other supervisory classes therefore your test score may be applied to one or more of these classes if you choose to apply to future recruitments. If the test for this future announcement is held within one year of the date of this examination, your score will be automatically applied to that announcement. However, after one year, you have the option to either (a) apply your test score to the other announcement or (b) re-take the test. Re-testing is permitted no sooner than one year from the date of the examination and only in association with your eligibility for another announcement for which this test is used. Please note that, should you re-test, your re-test score would become your official score since it is the most recent.

CERTIFICATION
The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be Rule of the List. The hiring department may conduct additional selection processes to make final hiring decisions.

ELIGIBLE LIST
The eligible list resulting from this examination is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission. The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be twelve (12) months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

Upon approval of the Human Resource Director (see Civil Service Rule 111A.26.5), the eligible list resulting from this announcement may be used by other departments that also use this classification or a similar classification. To find other Departments which use this classification, please see http://www.sfdhr.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentID=21246  Search that document by title or job code to see which departments use the classification.

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

TERMS OF ANNOUNCEMENT
Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement including requirements, time periods, and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state, or local laws, rules, or regulations. Clerical errors may be corrected by posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 111A.35.1. The standard for the review of such appeals is ‘abuse of discretion’ or ‘no rational basis’ for establishing the position description, the minimum qualifications and/or the certification rule. Appeals must include a written statement of the item(s) being contested and the specific reason(s) why the cited item(s) constitute(s) abuse of discretion by the Human Resources Director. Appeals must be submitted directly to the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission within five business days of the announcement issuance date.

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://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#applicantswithdisabilities
Veteran’s Preference documentation must be submitted at the time of filing to be considered. Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#veteranspreference
Information regarding Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams can be found at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#senioritycredit

NOTES
General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20
Terms of Announcement:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#announcementsdefinitions
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
Driver's License requirement:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#license  

Amended 12/03/2018 to reflect changes in minimum qualification
Combined Promotive and Entrance
Issued: 11/16/2018
Recruitment No.: PBT-0923-079305
Micki Callahan, Director
Department of Human Resources
Team: PUC/JP 415.554.1636
MCCP# 40-127
(#01115695)

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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