0923 Manager II

Recruitment #PBT-0923-059449


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

Position Description:
Under the direction of the Director of Policy and Government Affairs at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), the Policy and Government Affairs Manager will perform a broad range of work including project management, policy development, and analysis. This position will coordinate closely with the SFPUC’s External Affairs Bureau, other SFPUC divisions, and external stakeholder groups on policy and legislative matters related to SFPUC operations.

Essential Duties:
The Policy and Government Affairs Manager is responsible for coordinating complex policy and government affairs projects for the SFPUC. This position works closely with the Director to craft the SFPUC’s public policy priorities and the strategy for advancing those priorities. This position will develop, evaluate and advocate for policy and procedures that advance the core mission of the SFPUC, including evaluation of the impact of existing and proposed legislation, regulations, law, and related issues; make policy recommendations on a variety of complex policy and legislative issues that relate to the water, wastewater, and power enterprises, as well as the Infrastructure and Finance bureaus of the SFPUC; coordinate the development of a proactive legislative and advocacy strategy at the state and federal levels; draft positions statements, talking points, issue briefs, comment letters and other appropriate responses to statutes, regulations, and policies proposed by legislators; maintain strong, collaborative working relationships with the SFPUC staff, track and communicate effectively with SFPUC staff regarding relevant policy proposals, legislation, regulation or trends; collaborate with membership associations and other external stakeholder groups to advance complimentary policy; perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

1.  Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in political
science, public administration, law or a related field; AND
2.  Six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in policy development, legislative advocacy, and government relations with a public agency, non-profit entity, or elected official. 

Advanced degrees such as MA in Public Policy, Public Administration, or related field may substitute for one year of the required work experience.

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

• Possession of Master’s Degree in Public Policy, Planning, Sustainability or closely related field from an accredited college or university.
• Extensive experience developing or implementing public policy, legislative advocacy, and working with high level public officials.
• Experience in coalition building and strategic partnerships to advance policy goals.

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 the analyst, Angela Szu at (415) 554-1643 or email to aszu@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

Supervisory Test Battery: (Weight 30%)
Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications 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 & Conflict Management.  For more information about this Supervisory Test (and a suggested reading list) please visit: http://www.sfdhr.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=11676
A passing score must be achieved on the Supervisory 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 Supervisory 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 Supervisory Test Battery. The Supervisory 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 it includes the Supervisory 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 Supervisory 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 Supervisory 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.

Supplemental Questionnaire  (Weight - 70%)
Applicants will be prompted to complete the Supplemental Questionnaire that must be submitted during the online application process. The Supplemental Questionnaire has been designed to measure the knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas required for the position of the Policy and Government Affairs Manager which may include but not be limited to: Knowledge of policy-making and policy analysis; ability to work with internal and external stakeholders to advance policies or regulatory issues; ability and skill in lobbying and advocacy; ability to manage multiple projects and tasks in a fast paced environment. Only candidates who are most qualified and whose backgrounds best match the position will continue in the selection process.  Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement in the selection process.

Candidates’ scores on this examination process 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 Scores. 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 http://www.sfdhr.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentID=13693. Search that document by title or job code to see which departments use the classification.


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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.

November 26, 2012 Amended selection procedure to reflect Supervisory Test Battery requirement.
Combined Promotive and Entrance – 0923
Issued: November 21, 2012
Recruitment No.: 059449
Micki Callahan, Director
Department of Human Resources
(415) 554-1643
MCCP# 40-091

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