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CREDIT ANALYST - Power Enterprise - SFPUC (1824) (139593) (HYBRID)

Recruitment: RTF0139592-01155508

Published: December 08, 2023


Rocio Mendoza -

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Department: Public Utilities Commission
Job class: 1824-Principal Administrative Analyst
Salary range: $134,212.00 - $163,150.00
Role type: Temporary Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time


  • Application Opening: 11/27/2023
  • Application Filing Deadline: *12/15/2023 (Deadline extended from 12/8/2023 to broaden applicant pool)
  • Annual Salary: $131,248 - $159,562
  • Recruitment ID:  RTF0139592-01155508

APPOINTMENT TYPE: Temporary Exempt: 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.

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

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

Power Enterprise

The Power Enterprise, within the SFPUC, has two separate power programs, Hetch Hetchy Power, San Francisco’s Publicly Owned Utility serving 150 MQ of retail load, and CleanPowerSF, San Francisco’s Community Choice Aggregation program, serving 500+ MW of retail load. Power Enterprise serves this load with a combination of owned and purchased resources. SFPUC owns and operates the Hetch Hetchy Water and Power Project, which includes hydro-electric power generation in Moccasin, California; solar arrays throughout San Francisco; and biogas cogeneration facilities, which together produce cost-effective energy with a zero greenhouse gas (GHG-free) emission profiles. Both of Power’s program supply portfolios exceed State minimum renewable content. Power Enterprise provides its retail customers with distributed energy resource programs. In addition to these retail electricity service offerings, Power Enterprise is responsible for San Francisco street and pedestrian lighting.

Role description

Project Name: Credit Risk Management Project           

Schedule: Full Time (hybrid)                                                                     

Position Description:

Under the direction of the Risk Management & Business Analysis Manager, the 1824 Principal Administrative Analyst will analyze prospective and current power supply counterparties' financial health through in-depth formal reviews of financial statements, credit analyses, industry research and rating agency guidance.  This position will develop and maintain financial models to assess financial performance and risk exposure on current and prospective counterparties, joint venture partners, vendors, major customers, etc.  The position will develop and refine counterparty credit limits, policies, processes, and procedures to effectively manage credit risk. This position will also perform financial and business analyses and projections related to Power’s two programs – Hetch Hetchy Power and CleanPowerSF to ensure financial stability and affordability for their rate payers.

The incumbent in this position will supervise staff in job classes 5601 Utility Analyst.

Essential duties:

  • Utilize analytical and quantitative skills to conduct in-depth formal, accurate financial statements and credit analysis and recommend appropriate credit limits.
  • Must be able to navigate industry research, financial statements, S&P and Moody’s research reports, and provide an evidence-based opinion on a counterparty creditworthiness.
  • Develop and manage counterparty credit evaluation policy and procedures.        
  • Monitor daily counterparty exposure to ensure that trading activity is in line with established credit limits and relevant credit policy.    
  • Recommend and establish credit (collateral) requirements, such as letters of credit, parental guarantees, prepayments, netting agreements, etc., as necessary.
  • Present results of analyses and recommendations to other Power Enterprise staff, management and policymakers, as needed.
  • Review incoming financial assurances to determine compliance with established standards.         
  • Develop strong working relationship with trading & marketing, operations, legal and accounting to ensure accurate and relevant information sharing across departments.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with current and prospective counterparties.             
  • Develop models for financial projections, project valuation, and risk assessment for business and operational opportunities.
  • Multitask, prioritize, and meet deadlines while working independently with limited supervision.
  • Collaborate to identify, develop, and implement process improvements and bring greater efficiency to the team. Ability and willingness to think outside the box.
  • Other job-related duties as required.

How to qualify


Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, and five (5) 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.


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.

Desirable Qualifications: 

Three (3) or more year  of prior credit experience. Energy industry experience a plus.

Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting or economics.

“The stated desirable qualifications may be considered at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.”

Verification of Education and Experience:

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. Education verification information on verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at

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.

What else should I know?

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


Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit 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 updated. 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 (,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and

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.

Job Analyst Information: If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the job analyst, Rocio Mendoza, by email at

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.