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CleanPowerSF Operations Manager
The Power Enterprise, within the SFPUC, has two separate power programs, Hetch Hetchy Power, San Francisco's Publicly Owned Utility and CleanPowerSF, San Francisco's Community Choice Aggregation program. Together these programs serve approximately 70% of the retail electricity needs of the City and County of San Francisco. Power Enterprise serves this electricity demand with a combination of owned and purchased power generating resources. SFPUC owns and operates the Hetch Hetchy Water and Power Project, which includes 385 megawatts (MW) 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. Since 2016, when the CleanPowerSF program began serving customers, the SFPUC has executed multiple long-term renewable power purchase agreements representing approximately 476 MW of new solar and wind power resources located in California.

Under the direction of the Power Enterprise's Deputy Assistant General Manager for CleanPowerSF, this position is responsible for leading the coordination of CleanPowerSF operations, and financial and power supply planning. This position supervises staff responsible for planning, monitoring, evaluating, and coordinating CleanPowerSF's operations, including advising and consulting with other Power Enterprise and PUC section managers and making or recommending final decisions regarding policy, operations, and administrative procedures. The CleanPowerSF Operations Manager coordinates program financial planning and tracks budget and expenses. This position will be responsible for supporting the planning and approval of key contracts for services and power supply, and program rates, budgets, and financial plans. The Operations Manager monitors and evaluates CleanPowerSF's operations and performance with an eye toward refining and improving CleanPowerSF business policies, practices and procedures to improve program efficiency, transparency and effectiveness.

Essential functions of this position include but are not limited to:
  • Supervise staff responsible for coordinating CleanPowerSF operations, and financial and power supply planning.
  • Coordinate program financial planning and track budget/expenses.
  • Coordinate program power supply planning and development and participate in the negotiation of contracts for power supply or professional services in support of CleanPowerSF service.
  • Ensure compliance with local, state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Monitor, evaluate and improve CleanPowerSF business policies, practices and procedures to improve program efficiency, transparency and effectiveness.
  • Interact with other SFPUC staff, Commission, other City departments; and local, state, and federal authorities in addressing the energy needs of the City.
  • Plan, monitor, evaluate, and coordinate CleanPowerSF's operations, including advising and consulting with other Power and PUC section managers; meet with appropriate staff to identify and resolve problems or conflicts; and make or recommend final decisions regarding policy, operations, and administrative procedures.
  • Receive and analyze division and departmental reports; direct the preparation of monthly and annual reports by staff under direct supervision; and directs the gathering and analysis of information and reports necessary to document and evaluate program finances against plans.
  • May serve as liaison for the Department with a variety of other City/County staff, policy-making officials, and officials of outside agencies; explain and justify Departmental or administrative procedures, policies, or programs; negotiate and resolve difficult and complex issues and problems.
  • Participate in statewide policy and planning discussions as it relates to Community Choice Aggregation and clean electricity service.
  • Support development and implementation of complementary programs and services for CleanPowerSF customers, including but not limited to local power procurement programs (e.g., feed-in tariff), energy efficiency services, and new power supply product offerings (e.g., renewable energy for low income customers).
The normal annual salary range is $149,604 to $190,996. Appointment above the maximum of the normal range may be considered based on documented and substantiated recruitment and retention issues or exceptional skills. A special approval process is necessary for appointment above the normal salary range. In addition to competitive salaries, the City offers flexible benefit plans with pre-tax elections which include: medical and dental insurance, Retirement Plan; 457 Deferred Compensation Plan; Social Security; Long-term Disability Plan; Life Insurance; paid Management Training program; 11 paid holidays per year; 5 floating holidays per year; 10 to 20 vacation days per year, depending on years of service; and may earn up to 100 hours paid administrative leave per year.

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Position: CleanPowerSF Operations Manager
Organization: San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Location: San Francisco,  CA 
United States
Salary: $149,604 - $190,996 (USD) Annually
Posting Start Date: 4/23/2021
Date Posted: 4/23/2021
Requirements If you are interested in a job like this, we are looking for people that have the following:
  1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; AND
  2. Six (6) years of experience in program or project management in a utility or governmental setting, of which three (3) years must include experience supervising professionals. Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis up to a maximum of two years (30 semester/ 45 quarter units equals one year).
The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.
  • Experience and knowledge of community choice aggregation programs in California
  • Experience in utility financial planning, ratesetting, and financial management
  • Management experience
  • Possession of a Master's degree 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.
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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. 

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Status: This listing expires on: 6/22/2021
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San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
One South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor

San Francisco,  CA 94103
United States
(415) 916-6632
Stefanie Lim