0933 Director of Infrastructure Development Services, SFPUC

Recruitment #PBT-0933-073485

Introduction

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

The filing deadline has been extended through Friday, November 29, 2019 to expand candidate pool.

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 direction of the Assistant General Manager of Infrastructure and the Deputy General Manager, the Director of Infrastructure Development Services at SFPUC will be responsible for managing SFPUC efforts related to new developments in San Francisco (including residential, commercial, and large-scale master planned development projects), from pre-entitlement through acceptance of new infrastructure.  This role will direct internal cross-divisional infrastructure planning, design review, and acceptance processes related to new water, power, and wastewater infrastructure associated with new developments in San Francisco, as well as manage the external infrastructure coordination process for major development projects with multi-jurisdictional infrastructure. This position will also serve as a liaison with Infrastructure/ capital projects to ensure that SFPUC projects are coordinated and aligned with the developer-initiated projects.

Essential functions:

·         Manage internal cross divisional infrastructure planning, design review, and acceptance processes related to new water (including Emergency Firefighting Water System assets), wastewater, stormwater and power infrastructure associated with new developments in San Francisco

 

·         Manage infrastructure development and coordination process for major development projects in San Francisco with other governmental agencies and developers including but not limited to SF Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure (SF OCII), SF Public Works, and SF Port and SFMTA. 

 

·         Oversee and manage resolution of technical issues and recommend policies in SFPUC to support design, construction and acquisition of new water, wastewater, stormwater, and power infrastructure. Serve as the primary point of contact for SFPUC, with developers and other governmental agencies for all water, wastewater, stormwater and infrastructure and building development in San Francisco

 

·         Negotiate development agreements that identify water, wastewater, stormwater and power infrastructure in public right-of-way, or negotiated easements, that ultimately become SFPUC assets, to provide utility services to new private residential and commercial property owners.

 

·         Negotiate cost reimbursement MOUs in coordination with SF OCII and other city agencies for SFPUC efforts to review housing/commercial development (land use) proposals, designs, and construction that require new water, wastewater, stormwater and power utilities, much of which will become SFPUC assets to be operated and maintained. Develop invoicing strategy such that SFPUC can be reimbursed in a timely manner. 

 

·         Inform executive management of progress of negotiations, status of the various housing and commercial developments, and advise them of necessary proposed actions by the Deputy General Manager and/or General Manager. 

 

·         Coordinate and ensure PUC Commission approvals for development agreements/projects where SFPUC will either build or acquire new infrastructure. 

 

·         Serve as a liaison with SFPUC Infrastructure Division on   SFPUC capital projects to ensure the developer-initiated projects are coordinated and aligned with SFPUC capital projects. 

 

·         Represent the SFPUC at regular meetings with the Mayor’s Office, Public Works, City Planning, etc., to discuss/coordinate approach to land development, including considerations for construction sequencing, street closures, etc. at large developments for housing and commercial use such as Pier 70. 

Class 0933 Manager V -Director of Infrastructure Development Services, SFPUC performs other related duties as required.

The Ideal Candidate

San Francisco’s Public Utilities Commission seeks a confident, results-oriented leader and manager who is passionate about the environment and public service. The ideal candidate will be responsible for managing efforts related to infrastructure development projects in San Francisco. They will also champion working in a fast-paced, supportive environment where collegiality, professionalism, teamwork, and an appreciation for fun are valued.

 

The Leadership Competency Model illustrates what it means to be successful for any leader at the SFPUC, supporting our commitment to organizational excellence. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record and ability to exercise the following competencies which are the most critical to the SFPUC’s Director of Infrastructure Development Services role:

 

·         Relationship Management – Leverages outstanding communication skills to build open, honest, and respectful relationships, developing networks and lasting partnerships across boundaries to maintain strategic relationships and achieve common goals. Engages and works collaboratively with the active unions, diverse neighborhoods, other departments and the PUC’s Executive Team.

·         Strategic Planning – Formulates objectives and priorities, implements plans, and allocates resources to achieve the long-term goals of the organization. Implements the capital plan, tracking progress and staying on top of the multi-year implementation.

·         Business Acumen - Leverages business concepts, terms, and tools to achieve desired outcomes and develop sound budgets and plans surrounding the financial and operational functions of the organization.

·         Change Management – Provides active and visible sponsorship for change initiatives in order to drive the adoption and usage of new solutions to fully realize organizational benefits and project objectives.

·         Accountability – Inspires trust by acting with integrity, honesty, and fairness. Holds self and others to their roles and responsibilities. Acts as a responsible steward of the resources entrusted to the SFPUC.

·         Risk Management – Identifies, assesses, and mitigates operational, financial, legal, or health and safety risks impacting the organization's achievement of strategic goals and objectives.

·         Talent Management – Builds and develops a highly-skilled workforce based on organizational goals, budget considerations, and staffing needs. Creates succession planning strategies to address an aging workforce.

·         Innovation – Creates a thriving culture in which employees feel both safe and encouraged to explore new ideas and improve existing ones. Voices opinions, remaining open to feedback, diverse perspectives, and embraces opportunities for improvement and change.

·         Safety Excellence - Actively promotes a safety culture of the highest standard by allocating resources, ensuring compliance, and creating policies aligned with industry best practices.

Compensation and Benefits

The Director of Infrastructure Development Services, SFPUC will be compensated within an annual salary range of $143,806.00-$183,586.00 annually. Appointment above the maximum of the normal range may be considered based on documented and substantiated recruitment and retention issues or exceptional skills. A special approval process is necessary for appointment above the normal salary range.

 

The City also provides an excellent benefits package, including: 

  • Retirement – Through the San Francisco Employee Retirement System (SFERS) a defined-benefit retirement is provided under the “2.3% at 62” miscellaneous employees’ formula.
  • Life Insurance – Life insurance is provided in the amount of $50,000.
  • Benefits – Eligible Municipal Executives may enroll themselves and eligible family members in medical, dental, and vision benefits.
  • Executive Leave and Vacation – Five days of paid executive leave and five ‘floating holidays’ are provided annually.
  • Vacation days are accrued at increasing rates starting with ten days annually in the first five years of continuous service, rising to twenty days annually after completing fifteen years of continuous service.
  • Legal Holidays – Eleven (11) paid legal holidays per year.
  • Sick Leave – Thirteen (13) days annually.

For additional information regarding benefits, visit: http://sfdhr.org/benefits-overview

Equal Employment Opportunity:  The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

Minimum Qualifications

If you are interested in a job like this, we are looking for people that have the following:

  1. Possession of bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; AND
  2. Eight (8) years of utility-related planning and/or design review experience in a large and complex governmental setting, including at least three (3) years working with large land development projects (housing and commercial use); AND
  3. Possession of a current valid driver’s license

Desirable Qualifications:

·         Excellent oral and written reporting skills

·         Possession of bachelor’s degree in urban planning, environmental science or engineering

·         Experience working in a highly political environment

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. All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included in the “Education” and “Training and Employment Record” sections of the City and County of San Francisco online application by the filing deadline. A resume does NOT substitute for this section of the City application and will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

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

Need help completing the application?

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.

We communicate by email.

You may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is your responsibility to ensure that your registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Also, you must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on your computer by a spam filter.  To prevent blocking, you should set up your 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. You will receive a confirmation email that your online application has been received in response to every announcement for which you apply.  You should retain the confirmation email for your records.  Failure to receive the email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

Word of advice:

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.

Have questions about the application process?

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Ana Valdes, by telephone at 415-554-1664, or by email at jobs@sfwater.org.

Selection Procedures

Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (Weight: Qualifying)
Candidates will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online employment application. This Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications for this position. Applicants must also complete the official application. It is essential that applicants provide complete information in identifying their education, experience and training. The Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.

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
click here.

Please note: A passing score must be achieved on the Management Test Battery 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 (Weight: 60%)
Candidates will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire that must be submitted during the online application process.  The Supplemental Questionnaire is designed to measure the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the position 0933 Manager V – Director of Infrastructure Development Services, SFPUC.  All relevant experience, education and/or training must be on the application in order to be reviewed in the rating process.

Note: Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process.

A passing score on both the Management Test Battery and the Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation must be achieved in order to be placed/ranked on the Eligible List.
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 the List. 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 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 and Appeal Rights:

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.

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

Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams: Information regarding requests for seniority credit can be found at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#senioritycredit

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20

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. All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.

Exam Type: Combined, Promotive and Entrance
Issued: October 24, 2019, amended 11/14/19
Micki Callahan, Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID: 073485
PUC - AGV (415) 554-1664

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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