0943 - Director, Infrastructure Wastewater Capital Program

Manager VIII

Recruitment #PBT-0943-091166

Introduction

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

Amended 02/01/2019 for MMQ revision and extension of filing deadline of 02/19/2019

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.

Position Description
Under the direction of the Assistant General Manager of Infrastructure, the incumbent will assume full responsibility for all aspects of execution of the programs and projects in Wastewater Enterprise’s 10-year capital plan, including all phases of the 30-year, $7 billion San Francisco Sewer System Improvement Program (SSIP), which includes approximately $2 billion of improvements in Phase 1 at the Southeast wastewater treatment plant; and the $520 million wastewater Renewal and Replacement (R&R) Program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Assume full responsibility for all aspects of the execution of the 10-year and approximately 5.6 billion San Francisco Wastewater Capital Program. Establish and implement program strategies, and priorities, aimed at the successful delivery of projects in the 10-year capital plan.
  2. Oversee program and projects implementation and programmatic functions such as developing clear project objectives for all projects such that objectives meet program level of service goals, expediting environmental review/permitting, reviewing and strategizing land acquisition strategies as necessary, developing operations plans for new/improved facilities within existing operations for the collection system and treatment plants, and providing for , public outreach and engagement pre-construction and during construction. Monitor and assess overall program performance (budget, schedule and quality), on an ongoing basis, and initiate corrective actions as necessary. Track progress on approved projects in the 10-year capital plan to ensure projects’ objectives meet Level of Service goals, and are on-time and within budget.
  3. Identify program and project risks and develop and implement mitigation actions to address these risks.
  4. Identify needs and work with Infrastructure Bureau Managers to secure resources (staff, consultants and contractors) necessary to implement the SSIP, wastewater capital projects, and R&R Programs.
  5. Facilitate problem solving and accelerate executive decisions to minimize program delays.
  6. Oversee preparation of program budgets and requests for supplemental appropriations to the Commission and Board of Supervisors.
  7. Implement a Quality Management Program consisting of quality assurance measures and various types of project reviews to ensure the completeness of SSIP contract documents, and consistency with other capital programs and projects.
  8. Work with the Bureau Manager of the Project Management Bureau to review and implement numerous project management processes and procedures to ensure consistency, quality and accountability for alternative project delivery methods such as CM/GC, progressive design-build.
  9. Work with the Manager of Project Controls and Support to update select select procedures for the SSIP, wastewater capital and R&R programs (e.g., management of project contingency, project risk management).
  10. Report on program implementation and progress at various public meetings (oversight committees, regulatory, citizen’s advisory committee, and public agencies, stakeholder/political organizations, etc.).
  11. Develop preliminary work scopes, budgets, schedules and spending plans for the SSIP and other wastewater capital projects. Guide the approach for prioritizing and implementing wastewater collection system improvement projects using the Urban Watershed Assessment, Flood Resiliency and draft Collection System Capital Improvement Strategy reports, and working with Manager of Project Controls and Support and Business Services for funding approach.
  12. Provide oversight and management of the Program Management contract and consultant resources.
  13. Coordinate with other city departments and entities to ensure program success including the: Public Works, City Planning, the Port, Recreation and Parks, Real Estate, SFMTA, and Treasure Island Development Authority. Coordinate with regulatory groups including: Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB), State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB), other regulatory and special interest groups.

Class 0943 - Manager VIII  performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

The Minimum Qualification guidelines for management classifications can be referenced here. Please note, additional qualifications (i.e., desirable qualifications) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.

Education:
1. Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from an accredited four-year college.

AND

Experience:
2. Six (6) years of senior level management involving management working on major capital programs and / or projects for water, wastewater, power and other infrastructure facilities, in a large agency.

AND

License:
3. California State license registered professional engineer.
4. California driver’s license.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • At least 10 years of progressive senior management experience working on major capital program(s) (between 50-150 Million).
  • At least 2 to 4 years' experience in defining a program, and defining and developing projects within the program, and within program budget constraints.
  • At least 3 to 5 years of supervisory experience, directing project management and engineering staff, including being responsible for performance reviews.

The above minimum qualifications reflect special conditions associated with the position to be filled. They may differ from the standard minimum qualifications associated with this classification.

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, Danny Wan, by telephone at 415-554-1648, or by email at dwan@sfwater.org.

Selection Procedures

Minimum Qualifications Supplemental Questionnaire
Applicants will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online application process. All applicants must complete the Supplemental Questionnaire and it must be submitted with the application by the final 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.

Management Test Battery: (Weight: 100%)
Candidates 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 and Process Improvement. For more information about this Management Test (and a suggested reading list) please visit: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=343. Please note: this examination is only held in San Francisco. A passing score must be achieved on the Management Test Battery to continue in the selection process.

A passing score must be achieved on the Management Test Battery in order to continue in the selection process.

This is a standardized examination 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.

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.

The department may administer additional position-specific selection procedures to make final hiring decisions.
Candidates scores on this examination may also be applied to other announcements involving other job titles, when directed by the Human Resources Director.

CERTIFICATION RULE: 
The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of the List. The department may administer additional position-specific selection procedures to make final hiring decisions.

Eligible List: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#eligiblelists
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 six 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 the Announcement: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#announcementsdefinitions 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.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.

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.

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 found at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#veteranspreference

Exam Type: Combined Promotive and Entrance
Issued: January 14, 2019
Micki Callahan, Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID: PBT-0943-091166
PUC - DW (415) 554-1648

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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