5602 Utility Specialist - Regulatory Affairs
|Department||Public Utilities Commission|
|Date Opened||5/4/2018 08:00:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||7/30/2018 5:00:00 PM|
|Salary||$46.43 - $68.63/hour; $8,047.00 - $11,895.00/month; $96,564.00 - $142,740.00/year|
|Job Type||Permanent PBT|
This is a Position Based Test administered in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A.
Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as this recruitment may close at any time, but not earlier than June 29, 2018.
About the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) is a department of the City and County of San Francisco that provides 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 municipal departments and select local residential and business communities. The SFPUC is comprised of essential 24/7 service utilities: Water, Power, and Sewer. The mission of the SFPUC 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 that sustains the resources entrusted to our care.
The Power Enterprise, within the SFPUC, has two separate power programs, Hetch Hetchy Power and CleanPowerSF. SFPUC owns and operates the Hetch Hetchy hydro-electric power generation system in Moccasin CA, solar arrays throughout San Francisco, and biogas cogeneration facilities, which together produce cost-effective energy with a zero greenhouse gas emission profile. The CleanPowerSF program, which is San Francisco’s Community Choice Aggregator and managed by the SFPUC, provides a cleaner energy option than traditional PG&E service for businesses and residents throughout the SFPUC’s service area.
Under direction of the Regulatory and Legislative Affairs Manager, the 5602 Utility Specialist provides analytical and policy support on current energy regulatory, legislative and ratemaking matters that affect San Francisco’s energy interests, in particular, the operations of the Power Enterprise, and evaluating the impacts of existing and proposed regulations and legislation on the Power Enterprise and on San Francisco.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THIS POSITION INCLUDE:
• Monitoring and participating in regulatory and legislative matters at federal, state and local forums related to developing or acquiring renewable resources and energy efficiency programs
• Analysis of climate change and greenhouse gas regulations, renewable portfolio standards, and other regulatory and legislative changes
• Assessing the City’s rights and ability to develop and deliver transmission and distribution services
• Fostering new load serving opportunities
• Ensuring compliance with new regulatory and legislative requirements.
- Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university preferably with major coursework in Law, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Natural Resources, Computer Science, Business Administration, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics or other field related to the utility business; AND
- Four years of verifiable journey-level work experience in one or more of the following areas: planning, scheduling, cost estimating and resource projecting for mid to large scale projects; water supply management and planning; power operations planning and scheduling; analysis, interpretation and application of utility contracts and regulations in either water, power (electric and/or natural gas), telecommunications, or a wastewater program; utility market and environmental analysis and planning; power supply and transmission rates and contracts; generation, transmission or distribution planning and design; or long-term utility systems planning.
SUBSTITUTION: Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.
SPECIAL CONDITION: Three (3) years journey-level experience in California electric sector, regulation.
LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE: Specified positions may require possession of a valid class C driver's license.
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, Janina Villanueva, by telephone at (415) 554-1635, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Supplemental Questionnaire (Weight 100%):
Applicants will be prompted to complete the Supplemental Questionnaire that must be submitted during the online application process. The Supplemental Questionnaire has been designed to measure knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include, but not be limited to: knowledge of roles and responsibilities of local, state and federal regulatory agencies; knowledge of electric ratemaking principles; ability to analyze complex electrical regulatory issues; ability to perform statistical analysis and knowledge of modeling tools; skills to use computer software, modeling tools and produce reports and analysis; and ability to communicate and report.
The Supplemental Questionnaire will be rated and scored. All relevant experience, education and/or training must be on the Supplemental Questionnaire in order to be reviewed in the rating process.
Note: Candidates must achieve a passing score on the selection component described above in order to move forward in the selection process.
Certification: The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of the Ten (10). Additional selection processes may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making 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 of six (6) 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=13693. Search that document by title or job code to see which departments use the classification.
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.
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 applying 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 applying 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.
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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.
Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at:
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Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams:
Information regarding seniority credit can be found at:
Exam Type: CPE
Issued: May 4, 2018
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: PBT-5602-073973 (01112431, 01114606)
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.