5502 - Project Manager 1


Recruitment #PEX-5502-093881


APPOINTMENT TYPE: Permanent - Exempt. The General Services Agency Department of Public Works has an opening for an exempt appointment in San Francisco. The position is excluded by the Charter from competitive civil service examination process. The successful candidate shall serve at the discretion of the appointing officer.  This position has an anticipated duration of no more than three (3) years.

Project Description:
The project manager will be managing capital improvement projects with strong streetscape elements. The Streetscape Program enhances neighborhood streets, alleys, and plazas across the city through best practices in design that bring safety, economic, and beautification improvements including Vision Zero pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements. The project manager will manage the Jefferson Street Improvements project and the 7th Street Improvements project, among others. The project manager will be charged with leading the planning, design, construction procurement, construction and closeout of assigned projects.

Jefferson Street is the “main street” of San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf, a global destination for locals and tourists alike. Originally a one way street with narrow sidewalks and inadequate lighting, Jefferson Street was redesigned as a universally accessible pedestrian corridor converting a one way street to a two way street to help promote multimodal sharing as part of the Fisherman’s Wharf Public Realm Plan. The current phase of the Jefferson Streetscape Improvement project completes the remaining 3 blocks of the streetscape design developed from the Fisherman’s Wharf Public Realm plan. The project includes the installation of narrowed geometrically patterned streets, widened sidewalks, pedestrian scale lights, bike parking, new landscaping, trees, and public seating.

The 7th Street Safety project is part of a comprehensive upgrade to the 7th Street corridor. The goal of the 7th Street Safety project is to improve safety and comfort along the corridor for those who walk, bike, and drive. This project will enhance existing bikeways, improve intersection design, and upgrade lighting, landscaping, and traffic signals along 7th Street between Townsend and Market streets in the South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood. The project involves coordination with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission who will be replacing a water line underneath 7th Street.

Position Duties:
Under administrative direction, the project manager will provide technical leadership of a complex, multi-discipline team to deliver the Streetscape projects; manage the project scope, schedule and budget; analyze work-hour proposals and budgets, and motivate and monitor project teams; assign work and determine resources necessary to complete assigned work.  In addition, it is the project manager’s responsibility to negotiate/modify contracts to resolve claims and disputes; prepare technical reports and other documentation, designs, drawings, specifications, and cost and quantity estimates for necessary labor, materials and equipment ; analyze/solve complex engineering problems to ensure compliance with regulatory and performance standards and specifications; write, review and approve departmental correspondence, reports and other related documents; conduct meetings and make presentations to committees, approval agencies, clients and the general public. The project manager may be required to drive a City vehicle to and from work sites.

This position will interact with City Departments and Agencies such as SF Public Utilities Commission, Municipal Transportation Agency, Mayor’s Office on Disability, Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Mayor’s Office of Public Finance and Transportation, Planning Department and Caltrans.  Other professional interactions may include the San Francisco Transportation Authority, various general contractors, third party utilities (e.g. PG&E, AT&T, Comcast, Level 3, etc.) and the City and County of San Francisco’s general public.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Possession of a Bachelor's Degree in architecture, engineering, planning, or landscape architecture; plus four (4) years of responsible architectural, engineering or construction management experience, OR

2.   A Bachelor's Degree in another field plus six (6) years of responsible experience in a field directly related to the project, OR

3.   Eight (8) years of architectural, engineering, or construction management experience in a field directly related to the project, OR

4.   California registration as professional engineer or architect; AND  

5.   Possession and maintenance of a valid California Driver’s License

Desirable Qualifications:

•Licensed Professional Engineer, Architect or Landscape Architect.
•Project Management Professional certification.
•Ability to identify risks, anticipate and solve problems, and deliver capital projects safely, on scope, schedule, and budget. •Ability to work effectively with all stakeholders and drive win-win solutions.
•Experience managing complex complete streets projects.
•Experience delivering FTA/FHWA-compliant (Environmental, Design and Construction) projects.
•Experience in technical aspects of civil, mechanical, electrical, structural, and geotechnical engineering design and specifications; financing, estimating and budgeting, including planning and estimating, calculating overhead, design and construction costs; working knowledge of various funding sources and restrictions; legal requirements for City projects; regulations and regulatory agencies and commissions affecting planning, zoning, design, permitting and construction; preparation of final bid packages.
•Experience in construction management.
•Ability to use computer applications and software programs used for project and construction management. 
•Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to communicate up/down and between disciplines/lay people/stakeholders. Experience presenting information and/or resolving issues in community meetings and making presentations to elected or appointed officials, boards, or commissions.
•Familiarity with CEQA and NEPA as they are applied to the review of infrastructure and transportation projects. 
•Ability to schedule, budget and deliver complex capital projects; develop and enforce work statements; monitor, review and revise job orders, schedules and budgets; monitor and track project progress and expenditures and implement cost controls; work effectively in a team environment; understand and communicate to others the larger context in which the project is being completed; negotiate and resolve contract disputes.

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 PEX-5502-093881
  • 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

In order to be considered for this position, you must submit, in addition to the CCSF application Online, the following:
1. Cover letter (maximum 2 pages in length) specifically addressing how you meet the Desirable Qualifications
2. Resume
3. Verification of minimum qualifications (see below)

Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered. Mailed, hand delivered or faxed documents/applications will not be accepted.  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.

Applicants 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.


Verification of education may be in the form of a diploma or transcript.  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 qualifying work experience must be signed by the employer, on the employer’s letterhead, and specify dates of service, job titles and duties performed, including percentage of time spent performing duties which meet the minimum requirements. City and County employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which appointed. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee’s class will only be allowed if recorded in accordance with the provisions of Civil Service Commission Rules. City employees may submit performance evaluations or letters from the appointing officer of the department as proof of qualifying City experience, but must verify outside qualifying experience as stated above. Verification may be waived if impossible to obtain. The applicant must submit a signed statement with the application explaining why verification cannot be obtained. Waiver requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Failure to submit the required verification or request for waiver by the final filing date will result in rejection of the application.

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.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the analyst at (415) 554-4824 or via email:  marlo.thomas@sfdpw.org




Selection Procedures

Applications will be reviewed for relevant qualifying education and experience. Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the department will be invited to participate in the interview process. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the selection process. Qualified applicants who are selected for an interview will be notified of the exact date, time, and place of the interview. Interviews are anticipated to take place the week after the closing date for receipt of applications.

Conviction History

As a finalist 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 finalist. 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 selected as a finalist, 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.


General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures:
Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

Copies of Application Documents:
Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.

Right to Work:
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States

General Services Agency,Human Resources Administration
Recruitment ID Number: PEX-5502-093881
GSA-SFPW/ mt/ 415-554-4824


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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