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0931 Manager III

Recruitment #PBT-0931-059379

Introduction

This is a Position-Based Test conducted in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A.

About the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (PUC)
Our mission is to provide customers with high quality, efficient and reliable water, power, and sewer services in a manner that is inclusive of environmental and community interests, and that sustains the resources entrusted to our care.

We are comprised of three essential 24/7 service utilities: Water, Wastewater and Power. We provide retail drinking water and wastewater services to San Francisco, wholesale water to three Bay Area counties, and green hydroelectric and solar power to San Francisco's municipal departments. Headquartered in San Francisco, we have about 2,300 employees working in seven counties with a combined annual operating budget of over $700 million.
 
Position Description
Under general direction, the Accounting Reconciliation and Audit Manager is responsible for directing the fiscal activities of a large, complex accounting operation for three enterprises and support bureaus of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.
 
The essential functions assigned to this position include: acting as the liaison for the PUC with other City staff, internal and external auditors; developing performance measures and process procedures to ensure efficiency and service delivery; monitoring compliance with City and County of San Francisco regulations and policies; providing leadership and direction for external financial statements and performance audits, accounts reconciliation, general ledger analysis, capital projects, fixed assets and debt accounting; planning, monitoring, and supervising the financial reporting staff; utilizing knowledge of complex accounting methods and theories to ensure proper recording of various transactions in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles; implementing current and new Generally Accepted Accounting Standard and required disclosures. Performing duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in accounting, business administration, financial management, or a closely related field; AND
2. Five (5) years of professional auditing and financial experience, which includes at least two (2) years of responsible supervisory or management experience with responsibility for auditing and financial reporting; AND
3. Possession of Certified Public Accountant (CPA) License in California.

Desirable Qualifications: 
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as problem solving and multi-tasking
• Demonstrated strong accounting, analytical, planning, organizational, presentation and managerial skills and abilities

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

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.
• Select the desired job announcement
• Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
• Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
• Follow instructions on the screen
Computer kiosks are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103. If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact Cathy Yuen at (415) 554-1682 or via email to cyuen@sfwater.org
 
Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. 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). 
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. Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.
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.

Selection Procedures

Training and Experience Evaluation - Supplemental Questionnaire (Pass / Fail)
Candidates will be prompted to complete a supplemental questionnaire as part of the online employment application. The Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation is designed to measure knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to: knowledge of Annual Financial Report (CAFR), as well as internal and external financial audits practices and principles; ability to conduct general ledger analysis, capital projects, fixed assets, and debt accounting; knowledge of complex accounting methods and systems; knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and required disclosures; ability to manage, supervise, train, and evaluate staff; written communications ability.  Only those candidates achieving a passing score on the training, experience assessment component will be invited to participate in the written examination.

Management Test Battery: (Weight: 40%)
Qualified candidates will be invited to participate in a computer-based examination designed to measure competencies in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to: Problem Solving, Leadership, Decision Making, Interpersonal skill, Human Resources Management, Team Building, Communication, and Conflict Management. For more information about this Management Test (and a suggested reading list) please visit: http://www.sfdhr.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentID=14491.

A passing score must be achieved on the Management Test Battery in order to continue in the selection process.

This is a standardized examination, and therefore, test questions and answers are not available for public inspection or review.
Scores attained on the Management Test Battery 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 the Management Test Battery. The Management Test Battery may be used for many other classes; therefore your test score 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 includes the Management Test Battery, your score will be automatically applied to that announcement. However, after one year, you have the option to either (a) apply your test score to the other announcement or (b) re-take the Management Test Battery. 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 Management Test Battery is used. Please note that, should you re-test, your re-test score would become your official score since it is the most recent.
A passing score must be achieved on the Management Test Battery Component in order to continue in the selection process.

Oral Examination: (Weight 60%)
Candidates who attain a minimum passing score on the Management Test Battery examination will be invited to participate in an oral examination designed to measure knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to: knowledge of Annual Financial Report (CAFR), as well as internal and external financial audits practices and principles; ability to conduct general ledger analysis, capital projects, fixed assets, and debt accounting; knowledge of complex accounting methods and systems; knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and required disclosures; ability to manage, supervise, train, and evaluate staff; and oral and written communications.  Candidates must achieve a passing score on the oral examination in order to be placed on the eligible list.

Candidates will be placed on the eligible list in rank order according to their final score. Candidates’ scores on this examination may also be applied to other announcements involving other job titles, when directed by the Human Resources Director.

Verification:  Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience, at any point in the application, examination or departmental selection process. 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. http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#verification
Certification:  The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of Ten. The hiring department may conduct additional selection processes to make final hiring decisions.
Eligible List:  The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be 12 months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director. http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#eligiblelists
Upon approval of the Human Resource Director (see Civil Service Rule 111A.26.5), the eligible list resulting from this announcement may be used by other departments that also use this classification or a similar classification. To find other Departments which use this classification, please see

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Conclusion

http://www.sfdhr.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentID=13693. Search that document by title or job code to see which departments use the classification.
DISASTER SERVICE WORKERS
All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.
CONCLUSION
Reasonable Accommodation Request:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#applicantswithdisabilities
Veteran’s Preference:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#veteranspreference
General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20
Copies of Application Documents:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#copies
Right to Work:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#identification
Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#senioritycredit
Position Based Testing:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#positionbasedtesting
Terms of Announcement:
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 posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf.  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.

Combined Promotive and Entrance – 0931

2/22/2013 amended selection procedure and filing deadline to 3/1/2013
Re-Issued: January 8, 2013 to expand applicant pool
Issued: December 4, 2012
Recruitment No.: 059379
Micki Callahan, Director
Department of Human Resources
Team: PUC/CY
(415) 554-1682
MCCP#: 40-003

Benefits

All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, typically a 7.5% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

For more information about benefits, please click here.