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City and County of San Francisco Sewer Condition Assessment & Stormwater Pollution Prevention Managers (Two Positions) - SFPUC (0922) - 148098 in San Francisco, California

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

•    Application Opening:  July 10, 2024

•    Application Filing Deadline: August 3, 2024

     (Deadline extended to allow more candidates to apply)

•    Annual Salary:  $128,050 and $163,514

•    Recruitment ID: PBT-0922-148098; RTF0148097-01126314

WHO ARE WE? 

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) (https://youtu.be/inc4CF4VKFE)

Headquartered in San Francisco, we have 2,300 employees operating across eight counties serving more than 2.7 million customers in the San Francisco Bay Area – 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.

Our Mission: To provide our customers with high quality, efficient, and reliable water, power, and wastewater services in a manner that values environmental and community interests and sustains the resources entrusted to our care.

Our Vision: We are an innovative utility leader, recognized for excellent results in service, safety, stewardship, and inclusiveness.

We are an award-winning and industry-leading utilities organization committed to our customers, community interests, and the environment. To learn more about our organization, please visit our website at https://www.sfpuc.org/.

We are proud of our infrastructure and programs, but most importantly, we value our highly qualified and dedicated workforce which ensures that this vision becomes a reality. 

To learn more about working at the SFPUC, visit our career site at https://www.sfpuc.org/about-us/careers-sfpuc

The Wastewater Enterprise of the SFPUC operates and maintains San Francisco's combined sewer system to protect public health and the environment. These services extend across eight urban watersheds, over 1,900 miles of pipe, and benefit every resident and visitor of San Francisco.

The Wastewater Enterprise is hiring for two positions, the Sewer Condition Assessment Manager and the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Manager.

Under the general direction of the Sewer Operations Manager for the SFPUC the Sewer Condition Assessment Manager is responsible for all sewer asset condition assessment activities including cleaning, condition assessment, preventive and corrective maintenance and the associated tracking and reporting on all activities. In addition, this position is responsible for setting, implementing and evaluating programmatic goals related to the main sewer asset management program; leading and coaching the team to drive continuous improvement in performance; and overseeing all aspects of the Sewer Condition Assessment budget. This position manages a unit with approximately 40 professionals.

The Stormwater Pollution Prevention Manager will provide mid-level management functions for the stormwater and pollution prevention sectors of the Collection System Division. Incumbent will supervise staff performing pollution prevention public outreach efforts and campaigns. In addition, incumbent will oversee staff assigned to activities within the stormwater program including inspections, and other regulatory requirements.

The essential duties of these positions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Manages programs, operational activities, or projects of the assigned section.

  • Supervises, trains, and evaluates the activities of staff, including coordinating the work of consultants and contractors.

  • Allocates and tracks resources to achieve established performance goals, outcomes, and measurable goals within budget; adjusts plans and programs to meet emerging of new programs, while continuing to address major Wastewater Enterprise priorities.

  • Work with other managers and staff to evaluate and implement goals, responsibilities, policies and procedures of the division; identify and analyze problems and implement new procedures           

  • Coordinates budget preparation, monitors expenditures and financial reporting for assigned section; prepares reports, memoranda, and correspondence; and maintains statistical records and completes regulatory reports as related to State and Local regulatory requirements.  

  • Utilizes leadership and management training methodologies to coach subordinates to improve performance and develop operational policies and processes to improve efficiency of operations.       

  • Implement programs, procedures and policies set forth by the assigned section; develop plans and strategies for special projects.

In addition to the above, these positions will be responsible for:

The Sewer Condition Assessment Manager:

  • Managing the sewer condition assessment program, sewer service complaints from the public, sewer cleaning activities, or other asset management related projects

  • Implementing Safety and Training Programs which emphasize safe operating procedures and provide effective employee competency-based training which includes providing comprehensive continuing education to maintain or renew certifications for all staff

  • Implementing Collection System Emergency Response Procedures.

  • Implementing Quality Service program to provide timely professional response to service requests by the public or other agencies.

  • Participating in the development and implementation of ISO 14001, Environmental Management System (EMS) for the Collection System Division which emphasizes commitment to environmental stewardship

  • Responsible for overseeing, responding to, mitigating and reporting sanitary and combined sewer spills per local, state, and federal regulations.

The Stormwater Pollution Prevention Manager:

  • Managing the stormwater and pollution prevention sectors of the WWE pretreatment section

  • Managing stormwater program activities, including the operational activities of stormwater-related inspections for catch basins, outfalls, illicit discharge investigations and ensuring the regulatory requirements of the MS-4 permits are met.

  • Managing the Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination Program and the Construction Runoff Permit Issuance Program

  • Reviewing and approving Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) and the Sediment Control Plans in accordance with regulations, and the construction site inspections for regulatory compliance

  • Managing the pollution prevention program, supervise staff overseeing pollution prevention activities, and outreach efforts; develop pollution prevention campaigns related to pretreatment regulations and targeted industries.

How to qualify

Education:  Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university

Experience: Three (3) years of experience in wastewater or stormwater operations, including repair and maintenance of wastewater systems or management of stormwater and pollution prevention programs

License: Possession of a valid driver's license (California license is required at time of hire)

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may fully substitute the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis. (One (1) year is equivalent to thirty (30) semester units/forty-five (45) quarter units.)

One year of full-time employment is equivalent to 2000 hours. (2000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40-hour work week.) Any overtime hours that you work above forty (40) hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

Desirable Qualifications: The stated desirable qualifications may be considered at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring:

  • Two years of supervisory experience

  • Additional years of experience in wastewater or stormwater operations

  • Public speaking skills and experience making presentations to the public, city departments, external agencies

  • Knowledge of wastewater or stormwater regulations and general requirements

Verification: 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 https://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements.

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.

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.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application.

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

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 (Weight: Qualifying): Candidates will be required to complete a Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (MQSQ) as part of the employment application at a later time. This MQSQ is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications (MQ) for this position. The MQSQ will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.

Supplemental Questionnaire Examination (Weight: 100%): Candidates who meet minimum qualifications will be invited via a separate link to complete the Supplemental Questionnaire Examination. The purpose of the Supplemental Questionnaire Examination is to evaluate the experience, knowledge, skills and abilities that candidates possess in job-related areas, which have been identified as critical for this position and include, but are not limited to:

  • Knowledge of sewer and stormwater systems and operations, including repairs, inspections, cleaning, and pollution prevention     

  • Knowledge of sewer and storm drain safety guidelines and practices, including CSE, PPE, and Trench Shoring               

  • Ability to plan, organize, assign and review all work of subordinates, including training    

  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate orally and in writing with staff, management, and the general public, including the ability to prepare reports   

  • Ability to identify, troubleshoot, and solve problems effectively

  • Ability to prepare budgets and implement and monitor expenditures     

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with departmental staff, representatives of other agencies and the public    

A passing score must be achieved on the Supplemental Questionnaire Examination in order to continue in the selection process and be placed on the eligible list.

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

The department may administer additional position-specific selection procedures to make final hiring decisions.

Eligible List/Score Report:

A confidential eligible list of applicant names that have passed the civil service examination process will be created and used for certification purposes only. An examination score report will be established, so applicants can view the ranks, final scores and number of eligible candidates. Applicant information, including names of applicants on the eligible list, shall not be made public unless required by law. However, an eligible list shall be made available for public inspection, upon request, once the eligible list is exhausted or expired and referrals resolved. The eligible list/score report resulting from this civil service examination process 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 of 12 months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

To find Departments which use this classification, please see https://sfdhr.org/sites/default/files/documents/Forms-Documents/Position-Counts-by-Job-Codes-and-Department-FY-2021-22.pdf.

Certification: The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of the List.

Terms of Announcement and Appeal Rights:

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 the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at https://careers.smartrecruiters.com/CityAndCountyOfSanFrancisco1/ .

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.

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

  • Information About The Hiring Process (https://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process)

  • Conviction History

  • Employee Benefits Overview  (https://sfdhr.org/benefits-overview)  

  • Equal Employment Opportunity (https://sfdhr.org/equal-employment-opportunity)  

  • Disaster Service Worker (https://sfdhr.org/disaster-service-workers)

  • ADA Accommodation

  • Veterans Preference (http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#veteranspreference)

  • Seniority Credit

  • Right to Work (https://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#identification)

  • Copies of Application Documents

  • Diversity Statement (https://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#diversitystatement)

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit https://careers.smartrecruiters.com/CityAndCountyOfSanFrancisco1/ and begin the application process.

  • Select the “I’m Interested” button and follow instructions on the screen

Applicants may be contacted by email about this recruitment and, therefore, it is their 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, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org, @famsf.org, @ccsf.edu, @smartalerts.info, and @smartrecruiters.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.

Exam Analyst Information: If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Victor Mena, at vmena@sfwater.org.

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.

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