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Utility Analyst - City and County of San Francisco (5601) - (U00018)

Recruitment: REF33555G

Published: November 13, 2023

Contact:

Stefanie Lim - SMLim@sfwater.org

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Department: Citywide
Job class: 5601-Utility Analyst
Salary range: $78,676.00 - $122,044.00
Role type: Permanent Civil Service What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time
Exam type: Class Based Test
Rule: Rule of 10 What does this mean?
List type: Entrance
 

About:

THIS IS A CITYWIDE EXAM

Amended 11/13/2023 to extend the filing deadline. Candidates who have already submitted an application do not need to re-apply.

•    Application Opening: November 7, 2023
•    Application Filing Deadline: November 20, 2023
•    Annual Salary: $76,934 - $119,366
•    Recruitment ID: CBT-5601-U00018

San Francisco is a vibrant and dynamic city, on the forefront of economic growth & innovation, urban development, arts & entertainment, as well as social issues & change. This rich tapestry of culture and ideas is sustained by our City's commitment to heighten the quality of life for the diverse population of San Franciscans and residents of the greater Bay Area. Our employees play an important role not only in making our City what it is today, but also in shaping the future of San Francisco.

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, and reviewing official documents 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 reports to document historical performance and market trends.

7. Assists in development of analytical and predictive models; analyzes and presents data.

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.

9. Other related duties as assigned.

Please note: This Citywide recruitment and its resulting eligible list score report may be used to fill positions in various SFPUC divisions and other City departments.  

How to qualify

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.

License: 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 includes 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.

One year of full-time employment is equivalent to 2000 hours. (2000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40-hour work week.) Any overtime hours that you work above forty (40) hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.

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 (Weight: Qualifying): The Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (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.

Multiple-Choice Examination (Weight: 100%): Candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will be invited to a multiple-choice exam designed to measure knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include but are not limited to: knowledge of basic statistical and analytical concepts and techniques; computer applications related to the work; record keeping principles and practices; ability or skill to: read, interpret and apply complex written documents; independently conduct research; learn technical concepts, laws, regulations and business practices applicable to the section's activities; perform financial and statistical analyses; record, organize, analyze and interpret diverse operating and other data; write simple reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work; communicate clearly, concisely and in a well-organized and an effective manner, both orally and in writing; prioritize and maintain multiple projects.

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

A passing score must be achieved on the Multiple-Choice Examination in order to continue in the selection process and be placed 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.

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. 

Certification: The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of 10 Scores.

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. [Note: The correction of clerical errors in an announcement may be posted 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 110.4. Such appeals must be submitted in writing to the Department of Human Resources, 1 S Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-5413 by close of business on the 5th business day following the issuance date of this examination announcement. Information concerning other Civil Service Commission Rules involving announcements, applications and examination policies, including applicant appeal rights, can be found on the Civil Service Commission website at http://sfgov.org/civilservice/rules.

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.sf.gov and begin the application process. 

•    Select the “Apply Now” 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, Stefanie Lim, at SMLim@sfwater.org or 415-916-6632.

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.