0923 Manager II

Building Design & Construction (BDC)

Recruitment #TEX-0923-087346


Temporary - Exempt. Full time The General Services Agency is recruiting for a temporary exempt appointment while an exam is in development for a permanent appointment for San Francisco Public Works. The temporary position is excluded by the Charter from competitive civil service examination process. The successful candidate shall serve at the discretion of the appointing officer. A permanent civil service (PCS) examination is currently in development.  

San Francisco Public Works’ Building Design & Construction (BDC) division is a full-service Professional Architectural office that provides Architectural services to City agencies in San Francisco.  We are one of the few City Departments in the United States that offer full Architectural design and project delivery services.  Our work includes excellent projects such as Fire Houses, Libraries, Recreation Buildings, Parks, Public Safety Buildings and Health Services buildings.  We are proud to be providing full-service design and construction for our great city. 

Job Description & Duties: Public Works is looking for motivated, organized and responsible Operations Manager, who will oversee and implement administrative, budget and finance, and project forecasting standards for five different divisions including Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Construction Management, Project Management, and Project Controls. This position will report to the Deputy Director and will be instrumental in allocating resources through the development and oversight of the annual budget and its expenditures. The Operations Manager will also be responsible for managing interdepartmental work orders needed to support the various divisions at Building Design & Construction. This position is also responsible for supervising subordinate personnel by planning, assigning, monitoring, and evaluating work; responsible for the development of subordinates through training and disciplinary processes.

Minimum Qualifications

The Minimum Qualification guidelines for management classifications can be referenced here. Please note, additional qualifications (i.e., desirable qualifications) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.

1. Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university

2. Three (3) years of professional experience in Administrative Operations specifically in the areas of project management, finance, budget,  and contract administration or similar.

3. Possession of a valid California driver's license

SUBSTITUTION: Additional qualifying experience may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis for up to TWO (2) years, (30 semester/45 quarter units equals one year)


Desirable Qualifications:

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

  • Proven track record in managing administrative operations in another organization of similar size and complexity
  • Ability to lead a team that supports the Division’s operations
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Comfortable dealing with ambiguity in a fast-paced environment with changes in goals, priorities, and activities
  • Confidence when working with and alongside other senior managers

How To Apply

*Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through the JobAps 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

Additional documents required with the application: UPLOADED  

1.     Cover Letter

2.     Resume

3.     Verification of Minimum Qualifications (MQ)

a.     All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included in 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 or disqualification.


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 Department 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.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the analyst, NINA GALDAMEZ, by telephone at 415-554-6051, or by email at nina.galdamez@sfgov.org

Selection Plan

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.

Selection Procedures

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.

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 verify authorization to work in the United States.

Reasonable Accommodation Requests: ADA Accommodation: Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable accommodation at https://goo.gl/isASZt 

Veterans Preference: Information regarding requests can be found at https://goo.gl/j1EMgT



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.

For more information about benefits, please click here.


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