Project Manager 1

Recruitment #PEX-5502-089334


Who We Are
The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is the seventh largest school district in California, serving more than 57,000 students who speak more than 44 documented languages across 132 schools in the city of San Francisco every year. We aim for every student who attends SFUSD schools to discover his or her spark, along with a strong sense of self and purpose, and that all students graduate from high school ready for college and career, and equipped with the skills, capacities and dispositions outlined in SFUSD’s Graduate Profile. Every day in our quest to achieve this mission we provide each and every student the quality instruction and equitable support required to thrive in the 21st century.

What It Means to Work Here 

  • Student-centered: We put students’ needs first
  • Fearless: We persist through challenges
  • United: We celebrate and build on each other’s strengths
  • Social Justice: We stand with those most vulnerable in our community
  • Diversity-driven: We respect and seek to understand each person





We are also inspired by Vision 2025, which captures our aspirations and vision for the future of public education in San Francisco. Alongside the District’s strategic plan, Transform Learning. Transform Lives. SFUSD is reimagining how public education will change over the next decade to meet the dynamic future of San Francisco. As a CORE district, SFUSD is also a leader in critical systems change for more comprehensive school accountability and innovations that help strengthen the instructional core, which is the foundation of our strategic plan and Vision 2025.

Who We Want
We want talented people from diverse backgrounds and experiences, who are committed to and will champion our Core Values, are inspired by our mission steeped in equity, and who are motivated to unleash our children’s potential. We want people who are strong collaborators, skilled communicators, problem solvers and who are comfortable in a community of continuous learning.

When you join our team at SFUSD you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused organization that approaches public education as a social justice movement that requires broad collaboration across an array of strategic partners. As a CORE district, SFUSD is also a leader in critical systems change for more comprehensive school accountability and innovations that help strengthen the instructional core, which is the foundation of our strategic plan, Impact Learning. Impact Lives. and Vision 2025.

Job Description:
Plans, organizes, directs and controls all parts of school projects (K-12) from concept through design and construction to the closeout of project contracts. Prepares and monitors project budgets, including support for obtaining funding.
Coordinates work of a multi-disciplinary development team across organizational boundaries, including design architects and construction professionals. Coordinates hazmat abatement construction activities with District Hazmat Consultant. Controls project cost and schedule. Reviews change orders.
Makes presentations to the school sites to inform them of the project progress. Ensures that contractors are maintaining safe work sites and that the needs of the students, teachers and administrative staff at the school sites are being protected.
Ensures timely DSA closeout of school projects by working with the architects, contractors, construction managers, inspectors, regulating authorities, and District Buildings and Grounds staff to resolve punch list items and other final activities

The strongest candidates will have:

  • Registration as a licensed architect in the state of California
  • Knowledge of technical aspects of architectural, civil, mechanical, electrical, structural and geotechnical engineering design and specifications; financing, estimating and budgeting, including planning and estimating, calculating overhead, design and construction costs; general knowledge of various funding sources and restrictions; legal requirements for District projects; regulations and regulatory agencies and commissions affecting planning, zoning, design and construction; requirements of final bid packages; construction management techniques and practices.
  • Ability to supervise, prepare, or participate in the design and production of final architectural contract documents for a wide variety of small construction and maintenance projects
  • Ability to plan, organize and direct the work of professional staff; analyze and solve problems; make judgment on all decisions; and deal effectively with government officials
  • Ability to schedule and budget capital projects;  monitor and track project progress and expenditures and implement cost controls; use computer based project management systems; work effectively in a team environment; negotiate and resolve contract disputes; maintain client contractor relationships; and communicate effectively with the public, community groups, other District and City departments, agencies, and private contractors.
  • Familiarity with the work of the Division of the State Architect (DSA), Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibilities Guidelines (ADAAG), and California accessibility requirements that are in Title 24 of California Code of Regulations.
  • Experience in public school construction (K-12) are highly desirable.




Minimum Qualifications

  • Completion of a baccalaureate degree, with major course work in architecture AND six years of responsible experience in design and construction of educational facilities OR California registration as a licensed architect
  • Requires working level of AutoCAD computer drafting
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license.

Conviction History

As a selected candidate for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a selected candidate. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are a selected candidate, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

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.


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, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

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