- Associate's Degree
- Bachelor's Degree
- Communication Skills
- Succession Planning
0941 Manager VI - Deputy Manager, CleanPowerSF
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
This is a Position-Based Test conducted in accordance with CSC Rule 111A.
Who are we?
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)
Headquartered in San Francisco, we have 2,300 employees working in seven counties with a combined annual operating budget of over $900 million.
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 www.sfwater.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. As you explore career opportunities with us, download our career guide and learn about what you can expect during the hiring process.
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is a department of the City and County of San Francisco that provides retail drinking water and wastewater services to San Francisco, wholesale water to three Bay Area counties, and greenhouse gas-free hydroelectric & solar power to San Francisco's municipal departments and select local residential and business communities through the CleanPowerSF and Hetch Hetchy Power programs.
The SFPUC is comprised of three essential 24/7 service utilities: Water, Wastewater and Power. The mission of the SFPUC 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. These functions are supported by the Business Services, Infrastructure and External Affairs bureaus.
The Power Enterprise, within the SFPUC, has two separate power programs, Hetch Hetchy Power, San Francisco’s Publicly Owned Utility serving 150 MW of retail load, and CleanPowerSF, San Francisco’s Community Choice Aggregation program, serving 400 MW of retail load. Power Enterprise serves this load with a combination of owned and purchased resources. SFPUC owns and operates the Hetch Hetchy Water and Power Project, which includes hydro-electric power generation in Moccasin, California; solar arrays throughout San Francisco; and biogas cogeneration facilities, which together produce cost-effective energy with a zero greenhouse gas (GHG-free) emission profile. Both of these power programs’ supply portfolios exceed State minimum renewable content. Power Enterprise provides its retail customers with distributed energy resource programs. In addition to these retail electricity service offerings, Power Enterprise is responsible for San Francisco streets and pedestrian lighting.
San Francisco is the fourth largest city in California with more than 865,000 residents and a daytime population that swells to more than 1.2 million. It is also one of the most culturally diverse and internationally recognized of all American cities; the community is a blend of residents, businesses, and tourists from many ethnic cultures and backgrounds. San Francisco is one of the most ethnically diverse major cities in the United States.
Built on a 49 square-mile peninsula, its unique terrain is bordered on three sides by the Pacific Ocean and the San Francisco Bay. Regionally, San Francisco is often referred to as the economic and cultural hub of the Bay Area because of its vibrant make-up.
Under policy direction, the 0941 Manager VI - Deputy Manager, CleanPowerSF performs the following essential duties:
Develops and implements goals, objectives, policies and priorities of the Power Enterprise's Community Choice Aggregation Program, CleanPowerSF, which provides electricity supply services to 378,000 accounts;
Plans, organizes, directs, controls and reviews the operation and services of the CleanPowerSF Program including development and implementation of program budgets ($213M/yr), directing staff, regulatory compliance and overall policies;
Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness and efficiency of the division's organizational structure, staff assignments, service levels and administrative systems, identifies and analyzes opportunities for improvement and implements improvements;
Interacts with other SFPUC staff; Commission; other City departments; and local, state and federal authorities in addressing the energy needs of the City;
Oversees the development and implementation of program budgets and monitors expenditures;
Supervises the establishment and delivery of CleanPowerSF program and its services
Class 0941 Manager VI performs other job-related duties as required.
Experience developing an Integrated Resource Plan
Experience developing programs responsive to customer and community needs
Experience working with state and federal energy regulatory agencies
Knowledge of budget management and development
Experience with government budgeting, accounting, and contracting
Experience managing and directing the development, implementation and evaluation of retail electric service plans, policies, systems and procedures
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
San Francisco’s Public Utilities Commission seeks a confident, results-oriented leader and manager who is passionate about the environment and public service. The ideal candidate will stay current with best practices and trends in managing power operations groups and lead the program to maximum efficiency so that the customer, City and department goals continue to be met. They will also enjoy working in a fast-paced, supportive environment where collegiality, professionalism, teamwork, and an appreciation for fun are valued.
The Leadership Competency Model illustrates what it means to be successful for any leader at the SFPUC, supporting our commitment to organizational excellence. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record and ability to exercise the following competencies which are the most critical to the Deputy Manager, Power role:
Relationship Management – Leverages outstanding communication skills to build open, honest, and respectful relationships, developing networks and lasting partnerships across boundaries to maintain strategic relationships and achieve common goals. Engages and works collaboratively with the active unions, diverse neighborhoods, other departments and the PUC’s Executive Team
Strategic Planning – Formulates objectives and priorities, implements plans, and allocates resources to achieve the long-term goals of the organization. Implements the capital plan, tracking progress and staying
Business Acumen - Leverages business concepts, terms, and tools to achieve desired outcomes and develop sound budgets and plans surrounding the financial and operational functions of the organization
Change Management – Provides active and visible sponsorship for change initiatives in order to drive the adoption and usage of new solutions to fully realize organizational benefits and project objectives
Accountability – Inspires trust by acting with integrity, honesty, and fairness. Holds self and others to their roles and responsibilities. Acts as a responsible steward of the resources entrusted to the SFPUC
Risk Management – Identifies, assesses, and mitigates operational, financial, legal, or health and safety risks impacting the organization's achievement of strategic goals and objectives
Talent Management – Builds and develops a highly-skilled workforce based on organizational goals, budget considerations, and staffing needs. Creates succession planning strategies to address an aging workforce
Innovation – Creates a thriving culture in which employees feel both safe and encouraged to explore new ideas and improve existing ones. Voices opinions, remaining open to feedback, diverse perspectives, and embraces opportunities for improvement and change
Safety Excellence - Actively promotes a safety culture of the highest standard by allocating resources, ensuring compliance, and creating policies aligned with industry best practices
Equal Employment Opportunity: 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.
Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted. If you are interested in a job like this, we are looking for people that have the following:
Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; AND
Four (4) years of managerial experience in retail electric utility regulation and operations, of which all must include supervisory.
Possession of an Associate's Degree AND six (6) years of managerial experience in retail electric utility regulation and operations, of which all must include supervisory.
Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted. All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included in the “Education” and “Training and Employment Record” sections of the City and County of San Francisco online application by the filing deadline. A resume does NOT substitute for this section of the City application and will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.
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.
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.
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.
Verification of required work experience typically must be on the employer’s letterhead, and must include the applicant’s name, job title, description of job duties, dates of employment, hours per week, and signature of the employer, supervisor, or appropriate representative.
Employees of the City and County of San Francisco may submit performance evaluations showing duties performed to verify qualifying City experience. City employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which appointed. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee's class will be allowed only if recorded in accordance with the provisions of Civil Service Commission Rules. CCSF employees will not receive credit for experience obtained outside of their classification unless recorded in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Service Rule 110.9.1/111A.11.2.
Experience claimed in self-employment will only be accepted if supported by documents verifying income, earnings, business license and experience comparable to minimum qualifications above. Copies of income tax papers or other documents listing occupation and total earnings must be submitted.
Verification of required valid licensure/certification typically must be a photocopy of the license/certificate including the name of the issuing agency as well as the name of the license/certificate holder, license/certificate number, and expiration date.
How To Apply
Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only 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
Need help completing the application?
Computers 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.
We communicate by email.
You 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. 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).
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.
Word of advice:
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.
Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.
Have questions about the application process?
If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Tiffany Tran, by telephone at (415) 554-1664, or by email at JOBS@SFWATER.ORG.