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Regulatory Specialist (5620)

Recruitment: RTF0121645-01117179

Published: June 14, 2022

Contact:

Suzette Love - suzette.love@sfport.com
Vitra Thai - vitra.thai@sfport.com
Tiaka Hyatt - tiaka.hyatt-geter@sfport.com

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Department: Port
Job Class: 5620-Regulatory Specialist
Role Type: Permanent Civil Service What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time
Exam Type: Position Based Test
Rule: Rule of 7 What does this mean?
List Type: Entrance
 

About:

The Port of San Francisco is an enterprise agency of the City and County of San Francisco and is governed by a Commission of five members appointed by the Mayor. The Port Commission is responsible for overseeing a broad range of waterfront commercial, maritime, and public access facilities that are held in public trust for the people of California. The Port’s jurisdiction covers approximately 7.5 miles of waterfront land from Pier 98, near Hunter’s Point in the southern part of San Francisco, to Fisherman’s Wharf in the northern part of the City.

The Port’s diverse business portfolio includes over 550 ground, commercial, retail, office, industrial and maritime industrial leases including cargo shipping, layberthing, excursion boats, ferry boats, fishing and fish processing/distribution, tourism, filming, harbor services, and cruise operations. With some of the most flexible cargo handling facilities on the West Coast, as well as naturally deep water, the Port can handle various types of cargo such as, dry-bulk, neo-bulk, roll-on/roll-off, and project cargoes.

The Port of San Francisco has many internationally recognized landmarks such as Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, the Exploratorium, the Ferry Building and Oracle Park, home of the San Francisco Giants baseball team. With its unique and historic properties, the Port is home to a variety of tenants and uses. The Port Commission over the last five decades has led a remarkable transformation of the Port; maintaining its industrial maritime heritage while developing new uses, including commercial and public activities, that have helped San Francisco remain one of the most visited and popular cities on the globe.

Role Description

Under minimal supervision, the Regulatory Specialist is responsible for implementation of Port’s Storm Water Management Program, including the the state-wide permit for municipal storm water discharges.  Program elements include: public education and participation, illicit discharge detection and elimination, construction site storm water runoff inspection and control, and post-construction requirements.  Includes data collection and synthesis, and preparation of annual reports.

  • Administers the Port’s construction storm water management program, including approval of storm water pollution prevention plans and inspection of construction sites.
  • Administers the Port’s industrial storm water management program, including review and interpretation of storm water data; inspection of Port and tenant industrial facilities for compliance with requirements of the state-wide permit for industrial discharges.
  •  Administers elements of the Port sanitary sewer management program, including responding to and reporting of illicit discharges, coordinating with Port staff and contractors to plan and report inspections, preparing and submitting plans and reports. 
  • Reviews tenant applications and determines conditions for approval of property agreements; inspects tenant facilities for compliance with applicable environmental regulations and policies; advises Port staff and tenants on regulatory requirements, best management practices, and Port and City policies. Works with tenants, Port staff, and regulatory agencies to support compliance efforts and improvement of environmental management practices.
  • Reviews Port building and encroachment permit applications and determines environmental conditions for permit approvals.
  • Manages contract service orders for environmental consulting services, such as environmental assessment,  mitigation, and infrastructure upgrades.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Application AND Supplemental Questionnaire Deadline: July 5, 2022

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 exam/job announcement.

Education:  A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in natural sciences, engineering, environmental or resource planning or a related field; AND

Experience: Four years of verifiable work experience in environmental permitting and regulations; environmental investigations; environmental or other regulatory compliance; or environmental project management; or utility regulatory analysis; AND

License and Certification: Possession of a valid California driver’s license (to be presented at time of appointment). Employees must be insurable under the Port’s automobile liability insurance. Insurability must be maintained throughout employment.

Substitution:

A Master’s degree in natural sciences, engineering, environmental or resource planning, public policy, economics or a related field may substitute for one (1) year of work experience.

A law degree may substitute for one (1) year of work experience.

A PhD in natural sciences, engineering, environmental or resource planning, public policy, economics, or related field may substitute for two (2) years of work experience.

Desirable Qualifications:
The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

Verification: 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: https://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#verification. 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.

Conditions of Employment
Candidates for employment with the San Francisco Port Commission whose job duties require unescorted Maritime Transportation System (MTS) access will be required upon appointment to undergo a terrorist threat assessment including FBI fingerprints and immigration check in order to determine eligibility for security clearance. Per Civil Service Commission Rule 110.9.1, every applicant for an examination must possess and maintain the qualification required by law and by the examination announcement for the examination. Failure to obtain and maintain security clearance may be basis for termination from employment with the Port Commission.

TWIC Card
This position requires that the incumbent be qualified for unescorted access to the Port’s Maritime Transportation System (MTS). An application for a TWIC card may be submitted after employment has commenced. Employment in this position requires that the incumbent undergo a criminal history check, immigration check and terrorist threat assessment, including FBI fingerprints, in order to determine eligibility for security clearance.

The incumbent must submit an application for, successfully acquire and maintain a TWIC card. Per Civil Service Rule 110.9.1, every applicant must possess and maintain the qualifications required by law and by the announcement for this examination. Failure to acquire or maintain a TWIC card, a requirement for this position, may be basis for termination from employment with the Port Commission.

Note: TWIC requirements and procedures are located in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, 49 U.S.C. 114, 40113, and 49 U.S.C. 5103a.

What else should I know?

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 will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online employment application. This MQSQ is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications for this position. Applicants must also complete the official application. It is essential that applicants provide complete information in identifying their education, experience and training. The MQSQ will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.

Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation (Weight: 100%)
Candidates will be prompted to complete a supplemental questionnaire as part of the online employment application process. The Supplemental Questionnaire is designed to measure knowledge, skills, and/or abilities in job-related areas which have been identified as critical for this position. 

Regulatory Specialist Supplemental Questionnaire is due July 5, 2022

Eligible List duration resulting from this examination process will be twelve (12) months.

Certification Rule: Rule of Seven (7) Scores

Salary range: $109,382 - $132,938 annually

Application and Supplemental Questionnaire Deadline: July 5, 2022

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

Please contact Tiaka Hyatt-Geter at (415) 509-4672, or by email at Tiaka.Hyatt-Geter@sfport.com  if you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process.

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.

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.