5148 Water Operations Analyst

Recruitment #PBT-5148-086281

Introduction

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

About the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)

Our mission 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 sustains the resources entrusted in our care. We are comprised of three essential 24/7 service utilities: Water, Wastewater, and Power. We provide retail drinking water and wastewater services to San Francisco, wholesale water to three Bay Area counties, and green hydroelectric and solar power to San Francisco’s City facilities and properties. Headquartered in San Francisco, we have about 2,300 employees working in seven counties with a combined annual operating budget of over $900 million.

Position Description

Under the direction of the SFPUC's Integrated Water Resources Manager, the Water Operations Analysts will be responsible for coordinating and managing the Groundwater Project as part of the Capital Improvement Program.  The Water Operations Analysts will be responsible for budgets, contracts, schedules, and coordination with internal and external groups. Coordinate Lake Merced Restoration. Duties include implementing a local groundwater supply as an emergency and regular drinking water source, developing the Westside Basin Conjunctive Use Project and restoring Lake Merced water levels, providing citywide groundwater consulting services related to existing uses, water rights, water quality, and participating in the Emergency Drinking Water Supply Project.Under general direction, the Water Operations Analysts performs technical tasks and analyses required in the operation of a large water supply system as well as for the operation and maintenance of water storage, transmission, pumping and treatment facilities, as well as right-of-way and watershed lands. The Water Operations Analyst coordinates activities not only within the Planning Bureau but also with other portions of the Public Utilities Commission, other agencies, wholesale water customers, the general public, stakeholders and volunteer groups.

Essential functions of this position include: Knowledge of: Theories and principles of water storage, hydrology, transmission, treatment, and/or management of rights-of-way and/or watersheds to protect water delivery reliability and water quality.

Skill in: Designing and conducting analyses; communicating verbally and in writing with a wide range of audiences

Ability to: Perform on-site inspections of watershed and right-of-way lands and water facilities as needed. Conduct analyses required for successful operation of a regional water supplier with water storage, transmission, and treatment responsibilities. Ability to perform outreach to determine the questions of both Division staff and other stakeholders such as the public. Ability to present findings effectively, both verbally and in writing.

Responsible for operation of hydraulic and operational models to assist in planning system operations, maintaining appropriate reservoir levels, anticipate impacts of proposed system configurations and construction projects

Essential functions of this position include but not limited to:

1) Provide ongoing information to management, customers, public, and others on system configuration, transmission and storage, water quality, treatment, blending percentages, emergency use, and operational plans.

2) Respond to customer questions related to water supply, water quality, treatment, drinking water regulations, and operations.

3) Develop and implement source water protection plan.

4) Develop and implement management and sustainability plans.

5) Develop well use data base and reporting protocols including key monitoring parameters and frequency of communications between key department personnel to meet objectives.

6) Implement monitoring protocol, action triggers, and reporting.

7) Coordinate water quality testing and analytical laboratory work.

8) Evaluate groundwater extraction rate and monitoring data to coordinate with system operators to modify operations.

9) Develop key operating plan criteria for year 1 operations and requirements to increase for subsequent year operations.

10) Participate in construction meetings and provide technical input during construction.   

Definition

Under general direction, Water Operations Analysts perform technical tasks and analyses required for operation and maintenance of water storage, transmission, pumping, and treatment facilities, as well as right-of-way and watershed lands. Water Operations Analysts coordinate activities not only within the Division but also with other portions of the Public Utilities Commission, other City agencies, Bay Area Water Users, and the general public.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a major in engineering, environmental science, wildlife biology, or other degree related to the specific function to which the position will be designated, or acceptable equivalent based on work experience; AND

2. Four (4) years of verifiable experience related to water supply and treatment operations or environmental management; AND

3. Possession of a valid driver's license.

Desirable Qualifications

**Desired qualification at least 4 years experience and possession of a valid Hydrogeologist Certification   in the State of California or at least 5 years of experience in potable groundwater delivery and groundwater resource management. 

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, Amy Lavezzo, by telephone at 415-554-0769, or by email at alavezzo@sfwater.org .

File immediately.  This recruitment may close at any time once a sufficient number of qualified candidates are received, but will not close before 5:00 PM on  Monday, June 18, 2018.

Selection Procedures

Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation: (Weight - 100%)

Applicants will be required to complete the Supplemental Questionnaire that must be submitted during the online application process. The Supplemental Questionnaire has been designed to measure the knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas including, but not limited to: Knowledge of all theories and principles of water storage, hydrology, transmission, treatment, and/or management of rights-of-way and/or watersheds to protect water delivery reliability and water quality. Skill in designing and conducting analyses; communicating verbally and in writing with a wide range of audiences. Ability to conduct analyses required for successful operation of a regional water supplier with water storage, transmission, and treatment responsibilities.  Ability to perform outreach to determine the questions of both Division staff and other stakeholders such as the public. Ability to present findings effectively, both verbally and in writing. All responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire are subject to verification and should be consistent with the information provided in your application. Failure to submit the Supplemental Questionnaire may result in the disqualification from the examination process.

 

Applicants must achieve a passing score on the Supplemental Questionnaire in order to be placed on the eligible list.

Verification of Experience and/or Education

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.

Certification

The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be Rule of Three (3) Scores. 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.

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://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 

Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams: Information regarding seniority credit 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 

Exam Type: Combined Promotive & Entrance

Issued: June 1, 2018

Micki Callahan

Department of Human Resources

Recruitment # PBT 5148 086281

PUC/AL/ 415-554-0769/ (01079554)

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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