5602 Utility Specialist

Recruitment #PBT-5602-073564

Introduction



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


THIS POSITION IS LOCATED IN MOCCASIN, CA, IN THE SIERRA FOOTHILLS APPROXIMATELY 140 MILES EAST OF SAN FRANCISCO.

ANNOUNCEMENT EXTENDED, PREVIOUS APPLICANTS DO NOT NEED TO REAPPLY, ANNOUNCEMENT WILL CLOSE AT 5:00PM ON April 14, 2017


About the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)
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 sustains the resources entrusted in 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 City facilities and properties. Headquartered in San Francisco, we have about 2,300 employees working in seven counties with a combined annual operating budget of over $900 million.

POSITION INFORMATION
The NERC Security Compliance Specialist will report directly to the Hetch Hetchy Water Power (HHWP) Assistant Division Manager and will oversee the HHWP security program. This position will manage the security aspects of HHWP facilities to assure specific monitoring, response, investigation, and reporting responsibilities, as defined under CIP-006 and CIP-008, are developed, executed, reviewed, and updated per the regulatory requirements. The NERC Security Compliance Specialist will manage and oversee the control and operation of the following separate functions: Access control, camera video systems, alarm system; physical security of facilities and critical infrastructure, including assets classified as medium and high impact by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) as defined by NERC’s Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standards, Version 5; coordinates incident response for security related incidents including interactive relationships with the SFPUC Emergency Planning Department, as well as local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies; and other duties as assigned.

MAJOR, IMPORTANT, AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES
• Develops and implements security policies and procedures
• Ensures the physical and cyber security of HHWP facilities
• Coordinates access controls of HHWP facilities
• Represents HHWP during NERC audits and evidence collection
• Conducts investigations for physical and cyber security breaches
• Develops and conducts table top NERC security and safety exercises
• Contact management of security firms
• Oversees armed contractors
• Coordinates activities with external agencies

Minimum Qualifications

Education
Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university preferably with major coursework in Law, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Natural Resources, Computer Science, Business Administration, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics or other field related to the utility business; AND

Experience
Four years of verifiable journey-level work experience in one or more of the following areas: planning, scheduling, cost estimating and resource projecting for mid to large scale projects; water supply 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 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.

Substitution
Additional qualifying work experience as indicated in Minimum Qualification Experience may substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis. One (1) year (equivalent to 2,000 hours) of additional qualifying work experience will be considered equivalent to 30 semester units/45 quarter units.  

Special Condition
• Experience in Emergency Planning and Management

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 begin the application process.

• Select the job announcement
• Click on "Apply", 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 given on the screen

Computer kiosks are located in the lobby of the Department of Human Resources, 1 South Van Ness, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103 for use by the public to apply for City jobs. The hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except City observed holidays.

You can also watch this video for further assistance with our online application system: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-kUFHXhBjQ&feature=youtu.be

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is the applicant’s 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).

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.

All work experience, education, training, and other information substantiating how applicants meet the minimum qualifications must be included on their application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether applicants meet the minimum qualifications.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification, or may lead to lower scores.

If there are any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Jonathan Pettey (415) 554-1636 or via e-mail at jpettey@sfwater.orgResumes may be attached to the application; however, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application.

NOTE: Falsifying education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification from this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

Selection Procedures

Supplemental Questionnaire (Weight: 100%)
Candidates will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire which must be submitted during the online application process. The purpose of this Supplemental Questionnaire is to assess the knowledge, skills, and abilities that candidates possess in job-related areas, and may include but are not limited to the management of access control systems, physical and cyber security of critical utility infrastructures, and incident response investigations.

VERIFICATION OF EXPERIENCE AND/OR EDUCATION
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 http://sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=456
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.

CERTIFICATION
The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be Rule of Ten (10) Scores. The hiring department may conduct additional selection processes to make final hiring decisions.

ELIGIBLE LIST
The eligible list resulting from this examination 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 twelve (12) months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

pon 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 http://www.sfdhr.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentID=21246 Search that document by title or job code to see which departments use the classification.

Conviction History

As a finalist for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a finalist. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates applying for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates applying for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are selected as a finalist, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

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

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.

REQUESTS
Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#applicantswithdisabilities
Veteran’s Preference documentation must be submitted at the time of filing to be considered. Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#veteranspreference
Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams: Information regarding seniority credit can be found at:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#senioritycredit

NOTES
General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20
Terms of Announcement:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#announcementsdefinitions
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
Driver's License requirement:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#license

DRUG TESTING REQUIREMENT
Applicants for positions in this classification who are not currently employed by the City and County of San Francisco in a safety-sensitive position represented by Professional & Technical Engineers, Local 21, may be required to pass pre-employment drug and alcohol testing. All employees in this classification may be subject to drug and alcohol testing upon reasonable suspicion or after a work-related accident.

 Filing deadline extended to broaden applicant pool - March 24, 2017
Combined Promotive and Entrance
Issued: March 17, 2017
Recruitment No.: PBT-5602-073564
Micki Callahan, Director
Department of Human Resources
Team: PUC/JP 415.554.1636

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, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% 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.

 


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