5602 EE/Renewables & Transmission Specialists

Utility Specialist

Recruitment #PBT-5602-060245

Introduction

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

There are currently three positions in the Power Enterprise’s Energy Infrastructure Group:
- (2) Energy Efficiency/Renewables Project Management Specialist
- (1) Transmission Planner Specialist

Position Descriptions:

*Energy Efficiency/Renewables Project Management Specialist
Under general supervision, the Energy Efficiency/Renewables Project Management Specialist plans, develops, and manages municipal renewable projects (e.g. solar, wind, ocean) as well as energy efficiency projects; conducts a wide variety of research, analyses, and studies of technologies and potential projects; and assesses the energy potential or savings associated with renewable or energy efficiency technologies as well as their technical and financial viability.

*Transmission Planner Specialist
Under general supervision, the Transmission Planner Specialists evaluates the technical, economic, environmental, permitting and strategic issues associated with the development of new transmission and distribution systems applicable to distribution of power from the Hetch Hetchy and Power Enterprise generation portfolio to customer loads.  Once projects are developed, responsibilities also include project management associated with the implementation of city approved projects. The Transmission Project includes the evaluation, planning, development and possible installation of an electrical transmission line from upcountry hydro facilities to Newark, and then on to San Francisco.  The project will require evaluation of AC and DC technologies, routing, design and implementation of improvements that are needed to interconnect the transmission line into the San Francisco electric distribution system and distribute the power.  Other projects may include the evaluation of interconnection and transmission issues associated with purchased power for Power Enterprise loads.

Essential functions of these positions include: managing the planning, feasibility, development, design, and construction of renewable and energy efficiency capital projects or transmission planning projects; developing project budgets and spending plans as well tracking costs and invoices associated with various projects; working with contractors; reviewing submittals, costs, and project schedules; ensuring compliance of regulatory and permitting issues for successful completion of projects; conducting a wide variety of research, analyses, and studies of technologies and potential projects; assessing the energy potential or savings associated with renewable or energy efficiency technologies as well as their technical and financial viability; acting as liaison between management and key project stakeholders; leading the design, construction, environmental, contracts, and operations staff; coordinating project issues with other City agencies outside of the SFPUC, other Regional Partners as well as regulatory and licensing authorities; developing project scopes; assessing and procuring of technical expertise; establishing and monitoring of baseline budget and schedule; coordinating with other agency groups; reviewing design documents; overseeing construction; coordinating with multiple city agencies and departments; and resolving project issues from the Planning Phase to completion of construction. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

1. 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,

2. 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;

WHICH MUST INCLUDE,

3. Three years of verifiable experience in energy efficiency and/or renewable energy and/or power generation and/or power transmission/distribution.

SUBSTITUTION: Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.

The above minimum qualifications reflect special conditions associated with the position(s) to be filled.  They may differ from the standard minimum qualifications associated with this class code

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.

• Experience working with contractors, reviewing submittals, costs, and project schedules.
• *Transmission Planner Specialist should have previous work experience in power transmission.*

Note: Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process.

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, Erin Tooch at (415) 554-1625 or email to etooch@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

Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation (Weight – 30%)
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 knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to: strong project and contract management skills; knowledge of basic concepts and terminology related to utility agency operations and procedures; knowledge of laws, regulatory rules, and concepts pertaining to power systems; ability to use independent judgment within established policies; record keeping skills; ability to forecast long range plans; accounting or finance skills; ability to conduct analyses, knowledge of statistical/quantitative modeling techniques; computer skills; supervisory skills; strong written communication skills; ability to work collaboratively in a team environment; and interpersonal/public relation skills.

Only candidates who are most qualified and whose backgrounds best match the position will continue in the selection process. 

Oral Examination: (Weight - 70%)
Candidates will be interviewed to measure their relative knowledge, skills and abilities which may include but not be limited to: strong project and contract management skills; knowledge of basic concepts and terminology related to utility agency operations and procedures; knowledge of laws, regulatory rules, and concepts pertaining to power systems; ability to use independent judgment within established policies; record keeping skills; ability to forecast long range plans; accounting or finance skills; ability to conduct analyses, knowledge of statistical/quantitative modeling techniques; computer skills; supervisory skills; strong written communication skills; strong oral communication skills; ability to work collaboratively in a team environment; and interpersonal/public relation skills.

A written/performance portion may be administered as part of the oral exam.

Candidates will be placed on the eligible list in rank order according to their final score. 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 6 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.

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.

Notes:
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

Amended 8/12/2013 to reflect change to the Certification Rule
Amended 6/20/13 to remove recency requirements from minimum qualifications
Amended 6/6/2013 to broaden the applicant pool
Combined Promotive and Entrance – 5602
Issued: April 30, 2013
Recruitment No.: 060245
Micki Callahan, Director
Department of Human Resources
Team: PUC/ET (415) 554-1625 

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 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.

 



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