2488 Supervising Chemist

Recruitment #CBT-2488-901876

Introduction

The filing deadline has been extended for additional recruitment.

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.

Under general direction, supervises the activities of chemists and technicians in the chemical and physical analysis of water, wastewater, and a variety of environmental matrices; provides administrative and technical support for chemists and laboratory technicians in an assigned section; validates the analytical data reported to water quality clients and management; consults and coordinates with treatment plant staff and personnel to conduct special studies, requests for analysis, and projects related to compliance monitoring, treatment process control and water delivery systems; coordinates, develops and implements plans and quality assurance activities in the laboratory; compiles data and reports to regulatory agencies; plans, assigns, directs and evaluates the work of an assigned section of chemists and technicians and are responsible for the overall work product of an assigned section of laboratory professional and technicians; may act as the Laboratory Manager in his/her absence; performs related duties as required. 

Position Description

The Supervising Chemist position assigns and evaluates the work of chemists and technicians in the delivery of water quality analytical services for an assigned section; provides training and orientation on laboratory procedures, division policies and laboratory safety; arranges for the technical training and professional development of the group; prepares performance appraisals and develops work plans for assigned staff; takes corrective action to resolve deficiencies; directs, implements, and monitors a laboratory quality assurance program; reviews and validates analytical data reported to water quality management, clients, and staff; assures that validated data meets acceptance and reporting criteria as set forth by the quality assurance plan and regulatory agencies; consults with water quality clients regarding the delivery of analytical services; organizes and directs the delivery of analytical services; answers technical questions regarding reported data; implements modification where appropriate; may represent the division and laboratory in meetings with other water quality jurisdictions which coordinate regional monitoring activities; performs chemical and physical analyses of environmental matrices as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Possession of baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a major in chemistry or closely related laboratory science; AND
  2. Eight years (8) of verifiable laboratory experience in analytical chemistry of which must include two (2) years experience in a water quality, wastewater laboratory, or commercial environmental laboratory; AND
  3. Possession of a valid driver's license.

Desirable Qualifications:

  1. Two years of verifiable laboratory experience in performing wet/process chemistry, acute toxicity bioassay, microbiology analyses and/or organic (GC, GC/MS, IC, HPLC) analyses of drinking water or wastewater using EPA approved methodology.
  2. Two years of supervisory experience including position as a Lead Chemist, Group Leader, Section Supervisor, and/or similar capacity in a water quality, drinking water, wastewater laboratory or commercial environmental laboratory.
  3.  Possession of a Grade III California Water Environment Association (CWEA) or American Water Works Association (AWWA) Laboratory Analyst certificate.

How To Apply

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 .

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.

Selection Procedures

 

 

Supplemental Questionnaire: (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: Theory and principles of water, wastewater treatment; chemistry; organic and inorganic chemistry; principles of analytical chemistry; standard and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved methods of chemical and physical analysis of water and wastewater; principles of quality assurance; laboratory safety; bureau and laboratory policies and procedures; automated information management systems; Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) laboratory guidelines; compliance criteria established by regulatory agencies. Ability to: Supervise and direct the work of others; produce analytical results in a timely manner; maintain working relationships with water quality clients, bureau personnel, vendors, consultants and others in the organization involved in the delivery of services; interpret data and communicate results; draft written communications to management, vendors, and water quality clients; prepare budgetary requests; take corrective personnel actions.

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 Seven (7) 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.

 

NOTES:

Make sure your application and any attachments to the application submitted at the time of filing are complete and accurate and include details on all experience, education, training and other information that qualifies you for this recruitment.  Failure to submit a complete and accurate application at the time of filing may result in your ineligibility for this recruitment or inability to receive full credit for scoring purposes.  Any new information concerning work experience, education, training and other information that is submitted after the filing deadline may not  be used for scoring or considered to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

 

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.

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.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://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: June 8, 2018
Micki Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: CBT 2488 901876
PUC/AL/415-554-076
9/01110269

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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