0931 Manager III - Alternative Water Supply Planning Manager

Recruitment #TEX-0931-103589

Introduction

0931 Manager III - Alternative Water Supply Planning Manager

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

Recruitment #TEX-0931-103589

APPOINTMENT TYPE: Temporary Exempt (TEX): This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer. The duration of the appointment shall not exceed 36 months.

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. 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Alternative Water Supply Project: The purpose of this project is to accelerate the SFPUC's efforts to acquire additional water supplies and explore other projects that would increase overall water supply resilience.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Under direction of the Water Resources Division Manager, the Alternative Water Supply Planning Manager will be responsible for planning and developing a portfolio of alternative water supply projects to help meet future water supply needs for the SFPUC’s retail and wholesale customers. The Alternative Water Supply Planning Manager will be responsible for managing a team to develop multiple water reuse, other supply and storage, and planning projects. Specifically, the Alternative Water Supply Planning Manager will be responsible for establishing and tracking programmatic goals and priorities, including key decision points and milestones; working closely with internal and external partners to implement multi-party agreements; supervising the planning and implementation of complex multi-million dollar capital projects; adhering to budgets and schedules; reporting out on project development progress on a regular basis; and perform related duties as required.

Essential functions:

 

Strategic Planning

· Identify clear goals and priorities to meet water supply program needs

· Establish project milestones for decision-making

· Develop planning tools to track project development progress against planning objectives

· Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders to align planning needs

· Work closely with other utilities, regulators and professionals on developments in potable reuse and other water supplies

Supervisory and Program Management

· Lead cross-functional teams to achieve collective program objectives

· Develop capital budgets and projections related to program objectives

· Track and report on several projects, individually and collectively

· Direct the allocation of resources to achieve timely outcomes, within budget; adjust plans to meet emerging or changing program needs while continuing to address established priorities

· Directly supervise other SFPUC staff

Effective Communications

· Serve as the agency representative in regional and statewide efforts relating to program priorities

· Coordinate thoughtful outreach plan to engage with internal and external stakeholders

· Deliver presentations to diverse audiences, representing program interests, including the Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency

· Negotiate complex multi-party agreements

 

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 a Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university; AND

2. At least five (5) years of professional experience in water project planning, strategic planning, and/or project management, of which 3 years must include experience supervising professionals.

SUBSTITUTION: May substitute up to 2 years of the required education with additional qualifying full-time work experience as described above.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

· Demonstrated experience in capital project planning and development

· Experience identifying and resolving problems or conflicts; making or recommending decisions regarding project planning and strategic priorities

· Experience making decisions to adapt to changing needs during project planning in a dynamic environment

· Experience with long-range water planning

· Experience managing large capital budgets on a project and program level

· Strong communications skills; experience in collating and synthesizing complex project information for diverse audiences

· Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills, demonstrated through experience working with multiple stakeholders in a utility setting

· Experience with regulatory developments and trends at the state and federal level (internationally, a plus), new technologies and current trends in potable reuse and other water resources management disciplines

· Experience representing a utility or similar organization at public meetings, industry conferences, and other venues

· Experience leading public outreach and engagement efforts

· Experience successfully managing complex capital projects and water supply planning efforts

· Ability to work independently or in a collaborative effort with others effectively and efficiently in high-stress situations

· Excellent interpersonal communication, presentation and writing skills

· Experience managing cross-functional teams to implement projects and/or programs

 

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

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

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 Human Resources analyst, Tina Siu, by telephone at 415-554-2403, or by email at tisiu@sfwater.org.

Selection Plan

Minimum Qualifications Supplemental Questionnaire (MQSQ - Qualifying)

Applicants will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online application process. All applicants must complete the Supplemental Questionnaire and it must be submitted with the application by the final filing deadline. The information provided on the Supplemental Questionnaire must be consistent with the information on the application and is subject to verification. Applicant responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to assist in determining if applicants meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

Only those candidates who most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited to continue in the selection process. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process.

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

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

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.


Issued: February 11, 2020
Micki Callahan, Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID: TEX-0931-103589 | 01145815
PUC | TS | 415-554-2403

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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