0931 Origination and Power Supply Manager

Manager III

Recruitment #PBT-0931-082816

Introduction

 

FILE IMMEDIATELY

 We encourage applicants to submit their applications as soon as possible. This position may close at any time but no sooner than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 26, 2018.

This is a position based test (PBT) conducted in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A.

 

THE POSITION

Under general direction, the 0931 Origination and Power Supply Manager is responsible for developing and managing Integrated Resource Planning efforts; managing the electricity supply portfolio for the Hetch Hetchy Power and CleanPowerSF programs, San Francisco’s publicly owned electric utility and community choice aggregator, respectively, ensuring compliance with all related regulatory requirements; and supporting professional service contract effort.

Essential Duties:

  • Lead the collaborative work of SFPUC’s Power Enterprise and the Hetch Hetchy Water Operations division to analyze hydroelectric supply availability
  • Manage the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for both the Hetch Hetchy Power and CleanPowerSF programs, this includes managing staff and consultants to complete the modeling, reports, and presentations to the executive team and commission
  • Manage the supply portfolio, including procurement through long-term energy and capacity product contracts for both the Hetch Hetchy and CleanPowerSF programs as described in the Integrated Resource and Growth Plans
  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements related to energy supply for both the Hetch Hetchy Power and CleanPowerSF portfolios, including Resource Adequacy products, Renewable Content, and Reliability products
  • Develop and issue Request for Proposals (RFPs) to procure all products in the supply portfolio
  • Lead negotiations with energy product suppliers to finalize contracts. Liaise with City attorney, Risk Management, Contracts and other groups as needed to execute contracts
  • Execute short-term Western Systems Power Pool (WSPP) market purchases and sales by obtaining multiple bids, complying with the Energy Trading Risk Management policy, and entering into cost-effective contracts
  • Meet with various energy suppliers to understand market trends and availability of various supplies
  • Support Distributed Energy Resource Projects section to evaluate new renewable projects including their technical viability
  • Support Risk Management and Business Analysis and Energy Scheduling and Settlements to develop the budget related to energy sales and purchases including energy capacity contracts

COMPENSATION
The normal annual salary range is $120,588 – $153,920. Appointment above the maximum of the normal range may be considered based on documented and substantiated recruitment and retention issues or exceptional skills. A special approval process is necessary for appointment above the normal salary range.

The City also provides an excellent benefits package, including:

  • Retirement – Through the San Francisco Employee Retirement System (SFERS) a defined-benefit retirement is provided under the “2.3% at 62” miscellaneous employees’ formula.
  • Life Insurance – Life insurance is provided in the amount of $50,000.
  • Benefits – Eligible Municipal Executives may enroll themselves and eligible family members in medical, dental, and vision benefits.
  • Executive Leave and Vacation – Five days of paid executive leave and five ‘floating holidays’ are provided annually. Vacation days are accrued at increasing rates starting with ten days annually in the first five years of continuous service, rising to twenty days annually after completing fifteen years of continuous service.
  • Legal Holidays – Eleven (11) paid legal holidays per year.
  • Sick Leave – Thirteen (13) days annually.  

For additional information regarding benefits, visit: http://sfdhr.org/benefits-overview

POWER ENTERPRISE  
The Power Enterprise, within the SFPUC, has two separate power programs, Hetch Hetchy Power, San Francisco’s Publicly Owned Utility serving 150 MW of retail load, and CleanPowerSF, San Francisco’s Community Choice Aggregation program, serving 70 MW of retail load. Power Enterprise serves this load with a combination of owned and purchased resources.

SFPUC owns and operates the Hetch Hetchy Water and Power Project, which includes hydro-electric power generation in Moccasin, California; solar arrays throughout San Francisco; and biogas cogeneration facilities, which together produce cost-effective energy with a zero greenhouse gas (GHG-free) emission profile. Both of these power programs’ supply portfolios exceed State minimum renewable content. Power Enterprise provides its retail customers with distributed energy resource programs.  In addition to these retail electricity service offerings, Power Enterprise is responsible for San Francisco streets and pedestrian lighting.  

SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION  
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is a department of the City and County of San Francisco that provides retail drinking water and wastewater services to San Francisco, wholesale water to three Bay Area counties, and greenhouse gas-free hydroelectric & solar power to San Francisco's municipal departments and select local residential and business communities through the CleanPowerSF and Hetch Hetchy Power programs.  

The SFPUC is comprised of three essential 24/7 service utilities: Water, Wastewater and Power. The mission of the SFPUC is to provide customers with high quality, efficient and reliable water, power, and sewer services in a manner that is inclusive of environmental and community interests, and that sustains the resources entrusted to our care. These functions are supported by the Business Services, Infrastructure and External Affairs bureaus. It has about 2,300 employees working in seven counties with a combined annual operating budget of over $1 billion.  

THE COMMUNITY  
San Francisco is the fourth largest city in California with more than 865,000 residents and a daytime population that swells to more than 1.2 million. It is also one of the most culturally diverse and internationally recognized of all American cities. The community is a blend of residents, businesses, and tourists from many ethnic cultures and backgrounds. Built on a 49 square-mile peninsula, its unique terrain is bordered on three sides by the Pacific Ocean and the San Francisco Bay. Regionally, San Francisco is often referred to as the economic and cultural hub of the Bay Area because of its vibrant make-up.  

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE  
San Francisco’s Public Utilities Commission seeks a confident, results-oriented leader and manager who is passionate about the environment and public service. The ideal candidate will stay current with best practices and trends in managing power operations groups and lead the program to maximum efficiency so that the customer, City and department goals continue to be met. This person will also enjoy working in a fast-paced, supportive environment where collegiality, professionalism, teamwork, and an appreciation for fun are valued.  

The Leadership Competency Model illustrates what it means to be successful for any leader at the SFPUC, supporting our commitment to organizational excellence. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record and ability to exercise the following competencies which are the most critical to the Origination and Power Supply Manager role:  

■  Relationship Management – Leverages outstanding communication skills to build open, honest, and respectful relationships, developing networks and lasting partnerships across boundaries to maintain strategic relationships and achieve common goals. Engages and works collaboratively with the active unions, diverse neighborhoods, other departments and the PUC’s Executive Team

■  Strategic Planning – Formulates objectives and priorities, implements plans, and allocates resources to achieve the long-term goals of the organization. Implements the capital plan, tracking progress and staying on top of the multi-year implementation

■  Business Acumen - Leverages business concepts, terms, and tools to achieve desired outcomes and develop sound budgets and plans surrounding the financial and operational functions of the organization

■  Change Management – Provides active and visible sponsorship for change initiatives in order to drive the adoption and usage of new solutions to fully realize organizational benefits and project objectives

■  Accountability – Inspires trust by acting with integrity, honesty, and fairness. Holds self and others to their roles and responsibilities. Acts as a responsible steward of the resources entrusted to the SFPUC

■  Risk Management – Identifies, assesses, and mitigates operational, financial, legal, or health and safety risks impacting the organization's achievement of strategic goals and objectives

■  Talent Management – Builds and develops a highly-skilled workforce based on organizational goals, budget considerations, and staffing needs. Creates succession planning strategies to address an aging workforce

■  Innovation – Creates a thriving culture in which employees feel both safe and encouraged to explore new ideas and improve existing ones. Voices opinions, remaining open to feedback, diverse perspectives, and embraces opportunities for improvement and change

■  Safety Excellence - Actively promotes a safety culture of the highest standard by allocating resources, ensuring compliance, and creating policies aligned with industry best practices

Minimum Qualifications

1, Possession of a bachelor’s degree in engineering, economics, business or a closely related field; AND

2.Six (6) years of professional work experience in the area of electric utility energy product procurement. This must include at least three (3) years of supervisory experience.  

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

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.

  • Working knowledge of CAISO/Markets
  • Working knowledge of rules and regulations under NERC, FERC, CPUC, SFPUC and other related oversight programs  

Verification:
Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. 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

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. Verification of required education typically must be a photocopy of the degree or transcript from an accredited college or university.  

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.  City and County of San Francisco (CCSF) employees do not need to submit verification of their City employment, but must submit written verification of outside experience. 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.     

Verification of required 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 Ana Valdes, by telephone at 415-554-1664, or by email at aborjavaldes@sfwater.org

 

Selection Procedures

Supplemental Questionnaire: 
Applicants will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online application process and it must be submitted by the final filing deadline.  The information provided must be consistent with the information on the application and is subject to verification.  Applicant responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire will assist with determining if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.   Once submitted, applicant responses on the Supplemental Questionnaire cannot be changed. 

Management Test Battery: (Weight: 40%)
Candidates who attain a minimum passing score on the written examination component will be invited to participate in a computer-based examination designed to measure competencies in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to: Problem Solving; Leadership; Decision Making; Interpersonal skill; Human Resources Management; Team Building; Communication & Conflict Management. For more information about this Management Test (and a suggested reading list) please visit: http://www.sfdhr.org/sites/default/files/FileCenter/Documents/14491-MTB%20Blurb.pdf   

The above test components are considered standardized and, therefore, test questions and answers are not available for public inspection or review. Scores attained on the Management Test Battery will 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 the Management Test Battery. The Management Test Battery may be used for many other 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 selection process for the future announcement is held within one year of the date of this examination and it includes the Management Test Battery, 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 Management Test Battery. 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 the Management Test Battery is used. Please note that, should you re-test, your re-test score would become your official score since it is the most recent.

Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation: (Weight: 60%)
Qualifying candidates will be required to respond to essay type questions on a supplemental questionnaire, which will be provided to applicants at a later time. The questions contained in the supplemental questionnaire have been designed to measure knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to: knowledge of principles and practices of power supply portfolio; knowledge of power supply-related regulatory requirements.

Candidates will be ranked on the eligible list based on the scores received on the Management Test Battery and Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation. Candidates must achieve a passing score on all components of the selection procedures to be placed on the eligible list.

Certification: The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of the List. Additional selection processes may be conducted by A passing score must be achieved in all test components listed above in order to be placed on the Eligible List. Candidates will be placed on the eligible list in rank order according to their final score. Candidate scores on this examination may also be applied to other announcements involving other job titles, when directed by the Human Resources Director.   After the eligible list is finalized/adopted: The department may administer additional selection procedures to make a final hiring decision (e.g. interviews, written exercise, etc.). 

Applicants meeting the Minimum Qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through all steps of the selection process.

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 the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobapscloud.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.

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.

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

Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams:  Information regarding seniority credit can be found at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#senioritycredit

Exam Type:  CPE
Issued:  October 10, 2018
Micki  Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: PBT-0931-087223
PUC/AV/(415) 554-1664

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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