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Business and Strategic Planning Specialist - SFPUC (1825 Principal Administrative Analyst II)

Recruitment: RTF0118789-01143544

Published: May 13, 2022


Janina Villanueva -

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Department: Public Utilities Commission
Job Class: 1825-Principal Administrative Analyst II
Role Type: Permanent Civil Service What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time
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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

Role Description

The Risk Management and Business Analyst leads, coordinates, and supports commercial and financial planning initiatives, including evaluation of operating strategies, new business opportunities, commercial arrangements, long range planning, risk assessment, and other analytical and policy support on business and strategic planning matters that affect San Francisco's energy interests, in particular the operations and business opportunities of the Hetch Hetchy Power program and the CleanPowerSF program of San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. This position also supports risk management activities for the Power Enterprise, including those associated with Enterprise Risk Management and energy portfolio risk management.

Essential duties:

  1. Develops analytical and predictive models; conducts economic feasibility, cost-benefit, and risk assessment analyses of the energy portfolios, service offerings, and capital projects.
  2. Identifies operational and business constraints; develops and recommends strategies to mitigate risks and improve operability, affordability and financial stability.
  3. Provides support on electric rate related items and serves as point of contact for Power Enterprise on Rate Study.
  4. Performs risk management activities, including providing analytical support to both Hetch Hetchy Power and CleanPowerSF programs in evaluating portfolio risk and supporting the Enterprise Risk Management program.
  5. Leads the development of the multi-year financial plans; assists in the development and implementation of business plan, operating, and capital plans.
  6. Performs risk and financial analyses to support negotiations of Power Purchase Agreements and service contracts.
  7. Supervises and develops junior staff.
  8. Prepares persuasive written and oral analyses, reports, and presentations

Performs other job-related duties as required.

How to Qualify

These minimum qualifications are to be used as a guide for establishing the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license which may be required for employment in the class. Although these minimum qualifications are typical of the class, additional minimum qualifications and special conditions may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the job announcement.

  1. Possession of a graduate degree (Master's degree or higher) from an accredited college or university AND seven (7) years full-time equivalent experience performing professional level analytical work as described in Note A; OR
  2. Possession of a graduate degree (Master's degree or higher) from an accredited college or university with major college coursework as described in Note B and six (6) years full-time equivalent experience performing professional level analytical work as described in Note A; OR
  3. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and eight (8) years of full-time equivalent experience performing professional level analytical work as described in Note A; OR
  4. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with major college coursework as described in Note B and seven (7) years full-time equivalent experience performing professional level analytical work as described in Note A.

SUBSTITUTION: Applicants may substitute up to 2 years of the required education with additional qualifying experience in budget analysis, financial analysis and reporting, legislative/policy analysis, or contract/grant administration. One year (2000 hours) of additional qualifying experience will be considered equivalent to 30 semester units/45 quarter units.

Notes on Qualifying Experience and Education:

A. Qualifying professional-level analytical experience must be in one or more of the following functional areas: complex budget analysis, development and administration; complex financial/fiscal analysis and reporting; development of complex contracting systems and administration of competitive bid processes and complex contractual agreements; development and evaluation of complex management/administrative policy; complex grant administration and monitoring; complex program evaluation and planning; complex legislative analysis; complex economic analysis; or other functional areas related to the duties of positions in Class 1825, where the primary focus of the job is complex professional-level analysis for evaluation, recommendation, development and implementation of major programs and functions of department/organization. Analytical experience equivalent to the duties of Class 1824 is considered qualifying.

B. Coursework applicable to a baccalaureate or higher degree 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 Class 1825.

SPECIAL CONDITION: 36 months financial analysis experience

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. More information can be found at:

What else should I know?

In line with the Official Public Health Order to slow the spread of COVID-19, “shelter-in-place” has been issued for all San Francisco residents that are expected to be in effect until further notice. As a result, the Department of Human Resources (DHR)’s office (located at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103) is currently closed to the general public. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Human Resources Analyst listed on this announcement.

Specific Information regarding this recruitment process are listed below:

Selection Procedure:  After application submission, candidates deemed qualified must complete all subsequent steps below to advance in this selection process. Qualified candidates will be sent notices via email for completion prior to the creation of the eligible list. Each notice will include the date by which responses must be received. Failure to complete these steps by the established deadlines will result in disqualification.

  1. Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (MQSQ) to determine qualifying education and experience; and
  2. Written Examination weighted at 100%

Eligible List duration resulting from this examination process will be six (6) months

Certification Rule resulting from this examination will be Rule of 3 Scores

Exam Type: CPE

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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.