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Senior Administrative Analyst - SFPUC (1823) - (138715)

Recruitment: RTF0132789-01093836

Published: September 11, 2023

Contact:

Janina Villanueva - JVillanueva@sfwater.org

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Department: Public Utilities Commission
Job class: 1823-Senior Administrative Analyst
Salary range: $115,934.00 - $140,894.00
Role type: Permanent Civil Service What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time
Exam type: Position Based Test
Rule: Rule of 10 What does this mean?
List type: Combined Promotive and Entrance
 

About:

WHO ARE WE?
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)
Headquartered in San Francisco, we have 2,300 employees operating across eight counties serving more than 2.7 million customers in the San Francisco Bay Area – 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.

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 https://www.sfpuc.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.

To learn more about working at the SFPUC, visit our career site at https://www.sfpuc.org/about-us/careers-sfpuc

Role description

The SFPUC is hiring multiple Senior Administrative Analyst positions in various divisions. If you are interested in any of the positions listed below, please complete the application for this recruitment. Additionally, the eligible list that will be created from this recruitment may be used to fill additional vacancies not listed on this job announcement. The initial review for minimum qualifications will be the same for all positions. Once you pass the first stage of the application process, you will have a chance to indicate which role you are interested in. Your unique qualifications for the position that you select will be considered in later stages of the application process. 

Note: When you apply for these roles and pass the required exam, you will be placed on a pool of candidates for the openings noted here as well as upcoming Senior Administrative Analyst openings within the SFPUC. 

About the Position:

Under general direction, the Senior Administrative Analyst is responsible for directing and performing difficult, complex, and/or sensitive projects for departmental management, such as: plans, organizes, leads and/or participates in complex, sensitive, and detailed analytical work in the areas of budget, financial/fiscal, economic, data analysis, legislative and administrative policy and/or contract administration. Class 1823 Senior Administrative Analyst is the senior journey-level class of the series.

Essential Duties:

According to Civil Service Commission Rule 109, the duties specified below are representative of the range of duties assigned to this job code/class and are not intended to be an inclusive list.

1. Researches, analyzes and makes policy recommendation on special projects or highly visible public issues; may direct complex financial or operational activities; responds to informational requests, including those of a highly sensitive nature, and may represent the department to the Mayor's office, Board of Supervisors, Controller's Office, other city officials, outside agencies and the public; acts as executive assistant and provides administrative analysis to high-level managers or a department head.

2. Coordinates, develops, manages and monitors a departmental budget of moderate complexity or assists in the development and management of a departmental budget of greater complexity; negotiates budget proposals within the department and with the Mayor's Office, Board of Supervisors and other agencies; prepares budget line item narrative, analyses, recommendations, and justifications for annual and supplemental requests; assists management in the budget development process, monitoring of the budget, budget reporting, and interpretation of budget-related documents.

3. Analyzes trends in budget expenditures and revenues, prepares financial/statistical reports for management, Mayor's Office, Board of Supervisors, Controller's Office and various funding agencies; coordinates and monitors departmental reporting to funding agencies including the subvention of funds to contracting organizations and justifies that funds are used as required.

4. Coordinates the activities related to the application for, and management of multiple source capital projects and/or grants; monitors detailed and complex budgets, ensures expenditures remain within budget, and shifts funds within guidelines; coordinates and monitors reporting to funding agencies including the subvention of funds to contracting organizations and justifies that funds are used as required; may coordinate the preparation of city-wide single audit report.

5. Plans and performs economic and/or financial analyses including forecasting, revenue and/or expense projections, analysis of capital requirements, calculation of debt capacity, evaluation of financing alternatives; rate analysis, modeling and cost/benefit analysis; prepares reports with financial/policy recommendations and appropriate supporting documentation; may assist in the preparation of audit schedules and financial statements.

6. Analyzes and interprets existing, newly enacted and proposed local, state, federal legislation and regulation for policy and financial impact on the department; advises management and prepares recommendations with appropriate supporting documentation regarding how to comply with new regulations, mitigate adverse action against the department or maximize potential revenues; develops, implements and monitors new and revised reporting systems required by legislation.

7. Analyzes existing and proposed programs, administrative policies and procedures as well as organizational problems; conducts difficult and detailed studies; identifies administrative problems, determines methods of analysis, and identifies trends; analyzes qualitative and quantitative data; prepares and presents reports with recommendations and appropriate justification based on studies and surveys; may coordinate the implementation of new systems and/or procedures.

8. Prepares Local Business Enterprise (“LBE”) and contract status reports; conducts competitive contract vendor selection processes including public bids and requests for proposals, distributes and places advertisements and public notices for contracts; processes moderate to highly complex contracts including advertising for bids/proposals, receipt and review of bids, contract negotiation and award, and routing through signature/documentation process to certification; provides information to staff from Purchasing, Human Resources, and the Administrative Services Office; and provides training and technical assistance to staff and contractors on departmental and City contracting policies, procedures and requirements.

9. Prepares cost estimates and terms for new and existing contracts, for proposed change orders and modifications; reviews contract provisions, conducts site visits, and meets with engineers/inspectors/program managers to develop cost estimates; meets with contractors to negotiate requests for additional costs; assists in analyzing costs related to change orders and modifications; maintains data and information resources on current industry cost standards for materials, equipment and labor; establishes and maintains contact with sources of information including vendors, labor unions and governmental agencies.

Current Job Openings (please click on the position to see a detailed job description):

How to qualify

These minimum qualifications establish the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license(s) which are required for employment in the classification. Please note, additional qualifications (i.e. special conditions)may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the job ad.

Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and three (3) years full-time equivalent experience performing professional-level analytical work. Qualifying professional-level analytical work includes analysis, development, administration, and reporting in major programs and functions of an organization in the areas of budgets, contracts, grants, policy, or other functional areas related to the duties of positions in the 182X Class series.

Substitution:

Possession of a graduate degree (Master's degree or higher) from an accredited college or university with major coursework in specialized subject matter areas such as public or business administration, management, business law, contract law, public policy, urban studies, economics, statistical analysis, finance, accounting or other fields of study closely related to the essential functions of positions in the Class series may be substituted for one (1) year of required experience.

Additional experience as described above may be substituted for the required degree on a year-for-year basis (up to a maximum of 2 years). Thirty (30) semester units or forty-five (45) quarter units equal one year.

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. 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.

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.

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.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

Selection Procedures:

After application submission, candidates deemed qualified must complete all subsequent steps to advance in this selection process, which includes the following:

Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (MQSQ): Candidates may be required to complete a MQSQ as part of the employment application. This MQSQ is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications (MQ) for this position. The MQSQ will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.

Written Core Examination (Weight: 100%)  

Candidates will be invited to participate in a written, multiple-choice examination, designed to measure their relative knowledge, skills and abilities in job-related areas. The “core” multiple-choice examination component may include but not be limited to:

  • Ability to evaluate/analyze information/data and to exercise good judgment relative to that evaluation or analysis;
  • Ability to communicate written information (includes ability to proofread);
  • Knowledge of, and ability to apply, financial/fiscal principles (including the ability to use mathematical and statistical formulas);
  • Ability to comprehend and understand written information;
  • Ability to use various computer software programs;
  • Ability to conduct research;
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships;
  • Knowledge of, and the ability to apply, principles, practices and procedures involving office operations;

This is a standardized examination and, therefore, test questions and test answers are not available for public inspection or review.

You will receive one or more scores with respect to the multiple-choice exam component. One will correspond to the core test component and, should any specialty subtests be added to that component, you may receive one or more additional “specialty” scores. Any scores attained on these components 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 any test components for which you have already attained a score. This core test is also used for 1820 Junior Administrative Analyst, 1822 Administrative Analyst and 1823 Senior Administrative Analyst, and the subtest is also used for 1824 Principal Administrative Analyst, therefore your test scores 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 any of these components [i.e., core exam or specialty subtest(s)], your score(s) for the corresponding test component(s) will be automatically applied to that announcement. However, after one year, you have the option to either (a) apply your test score(s) to the other announcement or (b) re-take the test component(s). 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 test component (core or specialty subtest) is used. Please note that, should you re-test, your re-test score would become your official score since it is the most recent.

What else should I know?

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 of 12 months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

To find Departments which use this classification, please see https://sfdhr.org/sites/default/files/documents/Forms-Documents/Position-Counts-by-Job-Codes-and-Department-FY-2021-22.pdf

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 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.

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

HOW TO APPLY

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit https://careers.smartrecruiters.com/CityAndCountyOfSanFrancisco1/ 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, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org, @famsf.org, @ccsf.edu, @smartalerts.info, 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.

Exam Analyst Information: If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Janina Villanueva at jvillanueva@sfwater.org.

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.