Federal & State Policy & Government Affairs Manager, SFPUC External Affairs Bureau (0923) PBT

  • 525 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
  • Full-time
  • Exam Type: Position Based Test
  • Eligible List Type: Combined Promotive and Entrance
  • Certification Rule: Rule of the List
  • Fill Type: Permanent Civil Service
  • Work Hours: Regular
  • Job Code and Title: 0923-Manager II

Company Description

The SFPUC's External Affairs Bureau is looking to hire a well-qualified polished professional to fill their Federal & State Policy & Government Affairs role. This Manager will work closely with the SFPUC's federal and state partners to advance legislative policy related to public utilities. Specifically. the Manager 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. Continue reading our job ad to learn more about this exciting career opportunity. 
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Snapshot of the Job

Job Ad Opening: Monday, November 07, 2022
Job Ad Closing:  Monday, November 28, 2022

  • Fill Type: Permanent Civil Service- Combined Promotive & Entrance 
  • Exam Type: Position Based Test (PBT)          
  • Time Commitment: Full-Time 
  • Work Schedule:  Regular per the MEA MOU  
  • Health & Retirement Benefits: Eligible Date of Hire 
  • Salary:0923 Salary Grade | $$131,248 - $167,492 annually -Range A
  • Job Description: See Below
  • Recruiter: Arlena Winn, [email protected] 

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WHO WE ARE

We are the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) , 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.

More About SFPUC: 
We are an award-winning and industry-leading utilities organization committed to our customers, community interests, and the environment.  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. 

We Are An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: 
The City and County of San Francisco, "the City" 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. 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: 
The City's Department of Human Resources (DHR) is committed to providing a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and belonging environment for the City and County of San Francisco , where all employees and prospective employees experience fairness, dignity, and respect. DHR’s mission is to use fair and equitable practices to hire, develop, support, and retain a highly-qualified workforce. The resources support and expand on the Mayor’s Executive Directive 18-02, "Ensuring a Diverse, Fair, and Inclusive City Workplace." 

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Job Description


About the Policy & Government Affairs Division of the External Affairs Bureau: 
The External Affairs Bureau at the SFPUC oversees the Agency's local, state and federal legislative and policy activities, communications and community engagement, community benefits and environmental justice programs.


About this Career Opportunity 
Under administrative direction of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commision (SFPUC) External Affairs Bureau’s Director of Policy and Government Affairs (PGA), the Policy and Government Affairs, Federal & State Manager will manage a broad portfolio of complex policy and government affairs projects to support SFPUC Enterprises and Bureaus.

This position performs legislative policy development, analysis and advocacy; relationship management; and other as needed project management work. The position works closely with the SFPUC's External Affairs Bureau, other SFPUC divisions, lobbyists, elected officials and their staff, and other external stakeholder groups on policy and legislative matters related to SFPUC operations and priorities. The position is responsible for supervising and managing the work of direct reports and consultants. 

This positions' important and essential knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Knowledge of legislative processes at the local, state, federal levels
  • Knowledge of legislative and regulatory issues impacting the SFPUC's water, power, and wastewater enterprises
  • Ability to manage, administer, and coordinate complex projects and activities
  • Ability to develop and implement public policy or legislative advocacy
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, and direct work of subordinates, lobbyists, and consultants
  • Ability to provide policy recommendations on a variety of complex issues impacting the SFPUC
  • Ability to communicate and work tactfully and effectively with other SFPUC divisions, membership organizations, legislators, and other external groups
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate implications of public policy. 
  • Skill professional experience working with high level public officials
  • Skills in coalition building and strategic partnerships to advance policy goals
  • Skills in strong oral and written communication.                    

Essential Responsibilities Under Your Leadership 

  • The Federal & State 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 of Policy & Government Affairs 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.           
  • Develop, evaluate, coordinate and manage complex policy projects related to the SFPUC and advocate for policy and procedures that advance the core mission of the department.
  • Track and communicate effectively with SFPUC staff regarding relevant policy proposals, legislation, regulation, or trends.
  • Collaborate with legislators, membership associations and other external groups to advance complimentary policy.
  • Work with other PGA managers to evaluate and implement goals and responsibilities of the department.
  • Supervise, train, and monitor the activities/assignments of Public Service Aides.
  • Craft public policy priorities and strategy for advancing priorities at local, state, or federal level.

Performs related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

According to Civil Service Commission Rule 109, the duties specified above are representative of the range of duties assigned to 0923 Manager II and are not intended to be an inclusive list.

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Qualifications


If you are interested in a job like this, we are looking for people that have the following minimum qualifications: Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirements by the Job Ad final closing date unless otherwise noted.

Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in political science, public administration, law or a related field.

AND

Experience: 3 years of progressively responsible experience in policy development, legislative advocacy or government relations with a public agency, non-profit entity, or elected official.

Substitution: May substitute up to 2 years of education for Bachelor of Art degrees with additional years of experience

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

  • Possession of a Master’s Degree in Public Policy, Planning, Public Administration, Sustainability or a closely related field. 
  • Experience in coalition building and strategic partnerships to advance policy goals. 
  • 1 year of supervisory experience.
  • Independent worker who works well with people, is adept at problem solving and multitasking, and demonstrates attention to detail with quick turn-around.

VERIFICATION:  Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. More information on how to verify experience and education can be found here:   verifyignhttp://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements.

City employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which they are appointed. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee’s class will be allowed only if recorded in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Service Commission Rules.

Experience claimed in self-employment must be supported by documents verifying income, earnings, business license and experience comparable to the minimum qualifications of the position. Copies of income tax papers or other documents listing occupations must be submitted.

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work Note: 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

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Additional Information


Questions???? 
Contact the assigned Recruiter, Arlena via email: [email protected] 

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

AW,  11.07.2022 |  PBT-0923-127751 |  01100393

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SELECTION PROCEDURES

Only candidates who demonstrate via the entire application process that they meet the minimum qualifications of this position will advance in the selection process.

Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (Weight Qualifying):  Applicants who apply to this job ad will be invited via the email provided in the applicants' application to complete an online questionnaire called the " Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire" (MQSQ) as part of the t application process. This MQSQ is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications for this position. It is essential that applicants provide complete information in identifying their education, experience and training. The Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.

Behavioral Consistency Questionnaire (BCQ) (Weight: 100%) Candidates will be prompted to complete a BCQ as part of the recruitment process. The BCQ is designed to measure applicant’s relative knowledge, skills and abilities in job-related areas, identified as critical for successful performance. These may include but are not limited to: knowledge of legislative advocacy and public policy, analytical and decision-making ability, project management skills, interpersonal skills, knowledge of coalition building, leadership skills, ability to interpret policy and laws and good oral & written communication skills.  All responses to the BCQ are subject to verification and must be consistent with the information provided in your application.

Passing Score: Candidates must obtain a passing score on the Behavioral Consistency Questionnaire in order to be placed on the score report for positions in this job Class.

Notices to Candidates; Qualified candidates will be sent notices via email for completion prior to the creation of the score report ("eligible list"). Each notice will include the date by which responses must be received. Failure to complete these steps by the established deadlines will result in disqualification.

Certification: The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of the List. Additional selection processes may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.

Score Report: A confidential score report ("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 score report, shall not be made public unless required by law.

However a score report shall be made available for public inspection, upon request, once the score report 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.

Score Report Duration: The duration of the score report resulting from this examination process will be 12 (twelve) months and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

Score Report's Use by Other Departments: Upon approval of the Human Resource Director (see Civil Service Rule 111A.26.5), the score report 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 visit https://sfdhr.org/sites/default/files/documents/Forms-Documents/Position-Count-by-Job-Codes.pdf.

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CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible.

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.