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Utility Analyst (5601) - Citywide (E00016)

Recruitment: REF16018M

Published: September 19, 2022

Contact:

Vivian Yeung - VYeung@sfwater.org

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Department: Citywide
Job class: 5601-Utility Analyst
Role type: Permanent Civil Service What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time
Exam type: Class Based Test
Rule: Rule of the List What does this mean?
List type: Entrance
 

About:

  • Application opening date: September 19, 2022
  • Application Filing deadline: application filing will be open continuously at least through September 30, 2022 and will close any time thereafter

The City and County of San Francisco employs over 30,000 workers. With more than 60 departments, we can use your skills and abilities. When you work for the City, you choose purpose!

This selection process is being conducted in accordance with the 48th Supplement to Mayoral Proclamation Declaring the Existence of a Local Emergency Dated February 25, 2020 and temporary Civil Service Commission [CSC] Rule 111.17.

Compensation rate for this position is $75,062 to $116,454 annually.

Role description

Under immediate supervision, the 5601 Utility Analyst performs entry-level to journey-level duties in the following areas: assisting in monitoring of compliance with policy directives, regulations, laws and contracts; assisting in preparing, reviewing, updating and coordinating operating schedules and plans; assisting with the administration of wholesale and retail contracts; assisting in conducting a wide variety of analyses, studies and projects; assisting in development of operating, financial and capital plans; maintaining, reconciling and analyzing data related to section activities; compiling and keeping records; preparing simple correspondence and reports.

The essential duties include but are not limited to the following:

1. Assists with monitoring operations to ensure compliance with policy directives, regulations, laws and contracts.

2. Directly conducts simple analyses and studies related to market risk; price sensitivity; technical, market or economic feasibility of wholesale and retail business opportunities; contract performance; operating performance; and other studies as assigned. Provides assistance in more complex studies and analyses.

3. Assists with the preparation and implementation of near- and long-term operating, financial and capital plans.

4. Performs legal, regulatory and market research to support business development and negotiations.

5. Maintains detailed operating records, sales and purchase transactions, wholesale and retail rates and trends, budget variance reports, and other reports as needed.

6. Generates computerized and other reports to document historical performance and market trends.

7. Assists in development of analytical and predictive models.

8. Provides technical support on a wide variety of studies and projects, including: policy and procedural reviews; market and operations planning; capital and operating budgets; management reporting; statistical analyses; forecasting; contract negotiations; and other tasks as assigned; and 

9. Performs other related duties as assigned.

How to qualify

Minimum Qualifications for this Recruitment
A minimum of one year as a Category 18 exempt appointee in Class 5601 by December 15, 2022. Must be a current exempt employee with the City and County of San Francisco with no break in service.

Underlying Minimum Qualifications
Education: Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university preferably with major course work in Law, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Natural Resources, Computer Science, Business Administration, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics or other field related to the utility business.

Licenses and Certification: Specified positions may require possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license.

Substitution: Qualifying experience may be substituted for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis. One year (2000 hours) of additional qualifying experience will be considered equivalent to 30 semester units/45 quarter units. Qualifying experience include experience in one or more of the following areas: planning, scheduling, cost estimating and resource projecting for mid to large scale projects; water supply/infrastructure 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/clean water 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.

Verification: Candidates being offered a permanent appointment will be required to submit verification of having met the underlying minimum qualifications [education and experience] at the time of appointment to the exempt position. 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

Failure to submit verification will result in disqualification from this selection process.

What else should I know?

How to Apply: Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit careers.sf.gov/ and begin the application process.

  • Select the “I’m Interested” button and follow instructions on the screen

Applicants may be contacted by email about this recruitment 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 and @smartrecruiters.com).

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.

Selection Process: Qualified applicants will be ranked on an eligible list according to length of Cat 18 exempt City service and any other qualifying points such as promotive or Veteran’s Preference in accordance with CSC rules. Work history will be verified through City records which will be the final authority.

Eligible List/Score Report: A confidential eligible list of qualifying candidates will be created and used for certification purposes only. A 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 selection 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.

For those candidates that do not have their qualifying 12 months at the time of eligible list posting, you will be placed under waiver on the eligible list and not available for appointment until you qualify. For example, if you were appointed to your Cat 18 position in November, 2021, you would be under waiver until November 2022.

Certification Rule: The certification rule for this selection process will be Rule of the List.

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 https://careers.smartrecruiters.com/CityAndCountyOfSanFrancisco1/ .

The terms of this announcement may be appealed under CSC Rule 110.4. Appeals concerning the provisions of an examination announcement must be received by the Human Resources Director within five (5) business days from the issuance date. The Human Resources Director shall rule on all appeals and shall notify appellants in writing of the decision. This decision is subject to appeal to the Commission as provided elsewhere in these Rules.

Additional Information Regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco 

HR Analyst Information
If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact Vivian Yeung at VYeung@sfwater.org or (628) 215-1236. 

Recruitment ID: CBT-5601-E00016

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible.

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.