5506 Project Manager 3

Livable Streets

Recruitment #PEX-5506-092055



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 up to three (3) years.        

JOB DESCRIPTION:    Livable Streets leads projects focused on creating safe and inviting streets and sidewalks for all who walk and use a bicycle. This includes enhancements to the bicycle and pedestrian environment, protected bike lanes, traffic signals, sidewalk widening, pedestrian bulb-outs, and traffic calming San Francisco streets. Livable Streets’ vision is that San Francisco will lead North America in providing attractive, safe streets and sidewalks, and that walking and biking will be the most attractive options for most non-transit travel.   Livable Streets is one of the key groups overseeing the development and delivery of projects and programs supporting the City’s Vision Zero goal of ending traffic fatalities.  

The 5506 PM III will coordinate with SFMTA Livable Streets on all Public Works support activities for the Livable Streets program, approximately 20 projects totaling $150 million, and will lead the entire multidisciplinary team in design completion, construction procurement, construction and closeout on projects he/she directly leads as PM.  Additionally, the 5506 PM III may oversee and supervise additional PMs on other projects and will support the Bureau Manager in the overall leadership and management of the Project Management organization.  

Essential functions of the Project Manager include: supervising professional and technical engineering personnel, consultants and other related staff engaged in the design and construction of Livable Streets projects; delivering project on scope, schedule and budget; analyzing work-hour proposals and budgets, and motivating and monitoring project teams; assigning work and determining resources necessary to complete assigned work; negotiating and modifying contracts and resolving claims and disputes; supervising preparation of technical environmental reports and other documentation, designs, drawings, specifications, and cost and quantity estimates for necessary labor, materials and equipment; developing a maintenance M.O.U. for the project with operations and construction management staff from San Francisco Public Works and other City departments; reviewing federal, regional and local regulations, legislation and grant documents affecting work; analyzing and solving complex engineering problems to ensure compliance with regulatory and performance standards and specifications; writing, reviewing and approving departmental correspondence, reports and other related documents; conducting meetings and making presentations to committees, approval agencies, clients and the general public; may drive a City vehicle to and from work sites.  

This position requires 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; working knowledge of various funding sources and restrictions; legal requirements for City projects; regulations and regulatory agencies and commissions affecting planning, zoning, design and construction; requirements of final bid packages; construction management techniques and practices. This position requires the ability to schedule and budget 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; use computer based project management systems; 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; maintain client contractor relationships; make effective presentations to clients and the community; and communicate effectively with the public, community groups, the media, other City departments, agencies, and private contractors.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in architecture, engineering or planning plus eight (8) years of responsible architectural, engineering or construction management experience; OR 
  2. Bachelor’s Degree in another field plus ten (10) years of responsible experience in a field directly related to the project; OR       
  3. Twelve (12) years of architectural, engineering, or construction management experience in a field directly related to the project; OR      
  4. California registration as a professional engineer or architect; PLUS      
  5. Four (4) additional years of project coordination experience for major architectural, engineering or construction projects; AND 
  6. Possession and maintenance of a valid California Class C driver license with a satisfactory driving record. A photocopy of the required driver’s license must be submitted with the application at the time of filing. 


  • Licensed Professional Engineer, Architect, or Landscape Artchitect.      
  • Project Management Professional certification.
  • Experience in construction management. 
  • Two years of experience as Resident Engineer.
  • Ability to identify risks, anticipate and solve problems, and deliver capital projects safely, on scope, schedule, and budget.
  • Ability to build consensus among different stakeholders with various interests.
  • Experience managing bridge projects and/or projects involving significant structural engineering work.       
  • Experience delivering FTA/FHWA-compliant (Environmental, Design and Construction) projects. 
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written.  The Project Manager III will be expected to provide information, resolve issues at community meetings, and make presentations at public meetings, Board of Supervisors and various approval agencies and/or commissions. 
  • Familiarity with CEQA and NEPA as they are applied to the review of infrastructure and transportation projects. 

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

Submission of a resume, cover letter, and verification of experience is REQUIRED at the time of filing and must be attached to the online application.  The cover letter should also include your interest, how you meet the qualifications and why you believe you are the ideal candidate for this role.

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 Plan

Applications and submitted materials will be screened for relevant qualifying experience. Additional screening mechanisms may be implemented in order to determine candidates’ qualifications. Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the Agency will be invited to participate in the selection process. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview. Qualified applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must contact the Agency by phone at (415) 554-6000 or, if hearing impaired at (415) 554-6015 (TTY).

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.

Issued: December 6, 2018
Micki  Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number:  PEX-5506-09255
GSA for Public Works / mt / 554.6000


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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