1230 Instructional Designer

Recruitment #PBT-1230-089270

Introduction



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


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 is inclusive of environmental and community interests, and that sustains the resources entrusted to our care.

OUR VISION: We are an innovative utility leader, recognize 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

There is currently one (1) Instructional Designer position available in the Human Resource Services Division of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. This position is located at 525 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA.

POSITION INFORMATION
The purpose of the 1230 Instructional Designer is to produce professional quality computer-based instruction presentations, with general direction and review by subject matter experts, for the use in training SFPUC employees. The instructional designer will coordinate with subject matter experts and trainers to develop course materials that effectively convey critical knowledge and expertise to a diverse workforce. The incumbent will transform content into engaging, efficient, interactive, and effective eLearning content for both on-line and blended learning delivery methods. The incumbent will evaluate the effectiveness of training presentations, perform live instructor-led training sessions as assigned, and perform related duties as required.

The instructional designer will have opportunities to develop and deliver training for an award-winning and industry-leading utility organization. SFPUC end users and training participants represent a diverse workforce supporting water, power, and wastewaster enterprises.

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 job code/class and are not intended to be an inclusive list.
1. Works with subject matter experts and trainers to identify goals and objectives which can be taught through computer-based instructions; based on subject matter experts input, determines scope, methodology, range and nature of computer based training programs.
2. Plans and produces computer-based training programs by developing scripts, story boards, creating engaging and interactive programs, verifying content with experts, writing assessment questions that measure objectives while applying adult learning principles and instructional design methodology.
3. Develops training manuals, facilitator guides or other training aids required for on-line, self-study, web-based and classroom mediums.
4. Presents instructor-led training sessions as assigned.
5. Independently manages multiple project deliverables.
6. Meets with trainers and managers to improve presentations and to plan re-training as required.
7. Designs measurement instruments and analyzes qualitative and quantitative data to refine and enhance training materials.
8. Develops and administers Learning Management Systems (LMS) to centrally automate and administer computer-based training programs so as to document, track and report individual and unit compliance and development

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of:  application of adult learning theory; instructional design methodology Skills of: connecting to the learner and client; communicate the content in an understandable way; create a social and active learning community; demonstrate leadership; deal with conflict; monitor learner progress and provide constructive feedback.
Ability to:  collaborate effectively with peers, subject matter experts and other business partners; communicate clearly orally and in writing; manage projects and multiple deliverables; identify roadblocks and recommend and implement solutions; deliver instructor-led training sessions.

Minimum Qualifications

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 required (Instructional Design, Communication Design, Instructional Technology preferred); AND

EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of work experience using multimedia and graphic tools (e.g., Captivate, Articulate) in one or more of the following occupational areas: instructional design, curriculum development, instructional technology, or multimedia technology.

SUBSTITUTION
Additional experience as described above may be substituted for the required degree on a year-for-year basis (up to a maximum of two (2) years). One (1) year is equivalent to thirty (30) semester units / forty-five (45) quarter units with a minimum of 10 semester / 15 quarter units in computer science or a closely related field.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Experience delivering instructor- led training sessions.

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, @famsf.org, @ccsf.edu).

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

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE (QUALIFYING)
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.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE (WEIGHT: 100%)
Qualifying applicants must complete the supplemental questionnaire. The purpose of the Supplemental Questionnaire is to evaluate the experience, knowledge, skills and abilities that candidates possess in job-related areas, which have been identified as critical for this position and include, but are not limited to: Knowledge of application of adult learning theory; knowledge of instructional design methodology; ability to collaborate effectively with peers, subject matter experts and other business partners; ability to identify roadblocks and recommend and implement solutions; ability to deliver instructor led training.     

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 ranked eligible lists resulting from this examination will be Rule of 3 Scores. The department may administer additional position-specific selection procedures to make final hiring decisions.

Eligible List: A confidential eligible list of applicant names that have passed the civil service examination process will be created, and used for certification purposes only. An examination score report will be established, so applicants can view the ranks, final scores and number of eligible candidates. Applicant information, including names of applicants on the eligible list, shall not be made public unless required by law. However, an eligible list shall be made available for public inspection, upon request, once the eligible list is exhausted or expired and referrals resolved. The eligible list/score report resulting from this civil service examination process 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 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/score report 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 https://sfdhr.org/sites/default/files/documents/ASO-Level-Chart.pdf?documentID=21246.

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

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

DRUG TESTING REQUIREMENT
Applicants 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.

Entrance - 1230
Issued: 11/19/2018
Recruitment No.: PBT-1230-089270
Micki Callahan, Director
Department of Human Resources
Team: PUC/JP 415.554.1636
(#01132045)

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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