0931 Manager III, Finance Manager

Recruitment #PBT-0931-097823

Introduction

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

 

The Port of San Francisco is an enterprise agency of the City and County of San Francisco and is governed by a Commission of five members appointed by the Mayor. The Port Commission is responsible for overseeing a broad range of waterfront commercial, maritime, and public access facilities that are held in public trust for the people of California. The Port’s jurisdiction covers approximately 7.5 miles of waterfront land from Pier 98, near Hunter’s Point in the southern part of San Francisco, to Fisherman’s Wharf in the northern part of the City.

The Port’s diverse business portfolio includes over 550 ground, commercial, retail, office, industrial and maritime industrial leases including cargo shipping, ship repair, excursion boats, ferry boats, fishing and fish processing/distribution, tourism, filming, harbor services, and cruise-shipping. With some of the most modern and flexible shipping-terminal facilities on the West Coast, as well as naturally deep water, the Port can handle just about any type of cargo, including containers, break-bulk, neo-bulk, automobiles, and project cargoes.

The Port of San Francisco has many internationally recognized landmarks such as Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, the Exploratorium, the Ferry Building and AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants baseball team. With its unique and historic properties, the Port is home to a variety of tenants and uses. The Port Commission over the last five decades has led a remarkable transformation of the Port; maintaining its industrial maritime heritage while developing new uses, including commercial and public activities, that have helped San Francisco remain one of the most visited and popular cities on the globe.

  

Job Description

Under general direction, the Finance Manager is responsible for preparing the biennial revenue and expenditure budget, tracking and reporting expenditures and revenues, developing strategies to address variances; grants management; and managing the Port’s public finance portfolio including annually required disclosures. 

 

The Finance Manager works with all Port divisions to prepare a budget that most effectively allocates the Port’s resources to meet strategic goals; and develops, plans, and/or performs complex, sensitive and detailed analytical work.  The position also manages development of the Port’s Ten Year Capital Plan and the departmental Five Year Capital Improvement Program, collaborating with other Port divisions to identify and prioritize capital needs, perform return on investment analysis, identify capital funding and make trade off decisions.

 

The Finance Manager is also responsible for managing and directing the budget, contract and finance functions related to the Port’s complex public-private development projects including Pier 70 and Mission Rock.  This includes establishment and management of multiple special finance districts for each project including Community Facilities Districts (CFD) and Infrastructure Finance Districts (IFD) which will collect revenue and issue debt to fund the development projects.  This position oversees issuance of debt by the special finance districts; manages financial analysis, forecasting and planning to ensure that legally restricted funds are used appropriately; oversees special finance districts’ compliance with state code and federal tax law; oversees preparation of financial reports required for the issuance of IFD and CFD bonds; and manages preparation of annual financial disclosure reports associated with debt issued on behalf of the development projects.  

 

This position ensures that the Port remains in compliance with its development agreements; manages Port’s ongoing financial relationship with private developers including creation of mutually agreed upon budgets for each development project; oversees monthly invoicing of developers and negotiates with developers to resolve billing disputes; and oversees coordination between developers, Port Real Estate and Development staff, other City agencies regarding work order budgets and billings.

 

The Finance Manager is also responsible for managing the Port’s grant funding portfolio by supervising the development and maintenance of a grant writing program; identifying and pursuing grant opportunities from a variety of grantors including federal and state government and private foundations; and overseeing the ongoing administration of grants, including reporting to and seeking reimbursements from grantors. 

 

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:
Possession of a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration; AND

 

Experience:

Five (5) years of professional experience in finance and budget in a governmental or large organization.  Experience must include three (3) years of experience at a senior level performing complex finance and budget work; AND

 

Three (3) years of supervisory experience with responsibility for the direction and evaluation of subordinate professional staff; AND

 

License

Possession of a valid California driver’s license (to be presented at time of appointment).   Employees must be insurable under the Port’s automobile liability insurance.   Insurability must be maintained throughout employment.

 

Substitution:
Additional qualifying work experience may be substituted for up to two years of the required education on a year-for-year basis (30 semester/ 45 quarter units equals one year).

 

Note:

One (1) year is equivalent to 2,000 hours worked. 2,000 hours of qualifying experience is based on a 40 hour work week.   Qualifying experience can be gained concurrently.

 

 

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and special condition by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

 

 

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

The ideal candidate for this position is an excellent manager with the experience and desire to collaborate with department staff and management and the myriad of external Port stakeholders including the Mayor’s Office, Controller’s Office and other City departments. This ideal candidate must have or be able to:

 

- Manage competing priorities, meet deadlines and have the willingness to learn.

 

- Have strong verbal and written communication skills and experience interacting effectively with policy makers. 

 

- Deep experience developing, managing and reporting on capital and operating budgets.

 

- Strong analyst with experience gathering and evaluating complex data and performing multi-year projections for both revenue and expense.

 

- Experience with public finance including issuing debt and managing continuing disclosure.

 

 

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 https://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements

 

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.

 

 

Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Card

This position may require that the incumbent be qualified for unescorted access to the Port’s Maritime Transportation System (MTS).   An application for a TWIC card may be submitted after employment has commenced.   Employment in this position requires that the incumbent undergo a criminal history check, immigration check and terrorist threat assessment, including FBI fingerprints, in order to determine eligibility for security clearance.  

 

The incumbent must submit an application for, successfully acquire and maintain a TWIC card. Per Civil Service Rule 110.9.1, every applicant must possess and maintain the qualifications required by law and by the announcement for this examination.   Failure to acquire or maintain a TWIC card, a requirement for this position, may be the basis for termination from employment with the Port Commission.

 

Note: TWIC requirements and procedures are located in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, 49 U.S.C. 114, 40113, and 49 U.S.C. 5103a.

 

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being 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 announcement PBT-0931-097823
• 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.

Please contact Suzette Love at (415) 274-0569, or by email at
Suzette.Love@sfport.com if you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process.

Selection Procedures

Minimum Qualifications for this position (Weight: Qualifying)
Candidates will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online employment application process. The Supplemental Questionnaire is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications for this position. 


Management Test Battery (Weight: 40%)
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.


Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation (Weight: 60%)
Candidates will be prompted to complete a supplemental questionnaire as part of the online employment application process. The Supplemental Questionnaire is designed to measure knowledge, skills, and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include, but not be limited to: knowledge of budget preparation and administration; capital planning and capital project finance; forecasting revenues and expenditures; and contracts and grants administration; knowledge of financial planning and analysis, economic and cost analyses including the analysis of development proposals; ability to develop solutions to budget deficits, including effectively expressing trade-off decisions; ability to prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive technical reports, correspondence and proposals to various stakeholders; and ability to supervise staff.

Note: Candidates must pass both test components to be placed on the resulting eligible list.

 

 

Eligible List/Score Report
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  


Certification Rule
The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of the List. Additional selection processes may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.

 

Conviction History

 

As a selected candidate 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 selected candidate. 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 a selected candidate, 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  


Micki Callahan, Director
Department of Human Resources
Announcement #097823
Issued: August 29th, 2019
Port/SL (415) 274-0569

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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