9922 Public Service Aide

Street Performer Program

Recruitment #TEX-9922-067670


APPOINTMENT TYPE: Temporary Exempt, full-time position not to exceed six (6) months or 1,040 hours in a fiscal year. This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process, is considered "at will" and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer.

Department Overview

The Port of San Francisco is an enterprise agency of the City and County of San Francisco and is governed by a Commission of five members appointed by the Mayor. The Port Commission is responsible for overseeing a broad range of waterfront commercial, maritime, and public access facilities that are held in public trust for the people of California. The Port’s jurisdiction covers approximately 7.5 miles of waterfront land from Heron's Head Park, near Hunter’s Point in the southern part of San Francisco, to Fisherman’s Wharf in the northern part of the City.

The Port’s diverse business portfolio includes over 550 ground, commercial, retail, office, industrial and maritime industrial leases including cargo shipping, ship repair, excursion boats, ferry boats, fishing and fish processing/distribution, tourism, filming, harbor services, and cruise-shipping. With some of the most modern and flexible shipping-terminal facilities on the West Coast, as well as naturally deep water, the Port can handle just about any type of cargo, including containers, break-bulk, neo-bulk, automobiles, and project cargoes.

The Port of San Francisco has some of the most internationally recognized landmarks such as Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, the Exploratorium, the Ferry Building and AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants baseball team. With some of the most unique and historic properties, the Port is home to a variety of tenants and uses.

The Port Commission over the last five decades has led a remarkable transformation of the Port; maintaining its industrial maritime heritage while developing new uses, including commercial and public activities, that have helped San Francisco remain one of the most visited and popular cities on the globe.



The Port of San Francisco is seeking a student intern to work in the Real Estate Division to support its Street Performer Program. Selected intern will be expected to work 10-20 hours per week during the school year and up to full-time (40 hours per week) during the summer. Exact days will depend upon college schedule.

The Port of San Francisco welcomes Street Musicians and Street Performers to Fisherman’s Wharf.  Live performances make a positive contribution to the culture and ambience of the Wharf. The Fisherman’s Wharf Street Performer Program covers the Port’s public access areas between Powell Street to Hyde Street and from the southern side of the Jefferson Street sidewalk to the Embarcadero and the Bay. The purpose of this Program is to manage the time, place, and manner of use of the designated performance locations. The guidelines are set to ensure fair and equitable access for all performers while not interfering with the safe day-to-day operation of the Wharf.

The primary objective of this intern position is to develop procedures and create a third-party Disciplinary Committee to include representation from the Community Benefit District (CBD), San Francisco Police Department (SFPD), Fisherman’s Wharf Merchant Association and Ambassador Program; that will decide discipline, appeal process and final outcomes with the Fisherman’s Wharf Street Performer Program and define infractions. Time management issues for performers needs to be better defined as well as the types of acts and the process for signing up. A proxy process also needs to be defined to prevent brokering. Typical duties may include, but are not limited to:


·    Working with Port Property Manager to update the Fisherman’s Wharf Street Performer Program policy and guidelines.  Updating website when all processes have been finalized.

·    Working with local merchants and performers to identify new locations, and remove/relocate locations that are problematic.

·    Assisting Port Property Manager in developing informational brochures for the Port reception to inform walk-ins of this Program and its on-line registration process and bi-monthly meetings.

·   Attending bi-monthly meetings. 

·    Input performer schedule and generate permit cards. Track insurance and keep updated.   Assist with “walk in “ inquiries at Lobby.

·    Developing Code of Conduct that Performers sign when they are registered in the Program.

·    Facilitating process for disciplinary action for performers.   Intern will not be required to enforce the rules, only to assist with bringing violators into Pier 1 for a meeting with the Disciplinary Committee.

·    Working with parking company and other local assets to better manage street performer parking while they are performing.




Note:  On Site monitoring and physical presence at the Wharf will be required, for example, a typical day would be spending at least 4 hours at the Wharf monitoring the performers.  Weekends are required as well and this schedule can be negotiated.  There is no office at the wharf, the intern will be outside with the performers.  

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited community college or university pursuing a degree in the Social Sciences, or related fields. Applicants must be returning to their undergraduate program or entering a graduate program in Fall 2019.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being 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 announcement TEX-9922-067670
• 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

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.

You can also visit
http://sfdhr.org/how-apply-position or watch these videos for further assistance with our online application system:


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).

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.

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.

Please contact Lynee Atkins at (415) 274-0441, or by email at lynee.atkins@sfport.com if you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process.

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements

Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

Selection Plan

The application materials will be screened for relevant qualifying experience. Additional screening mechanisms may be implemented in order to determine candidates’ qualification. Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the hiring department will be invited to participate in the selection process.


Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to 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 applying 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 applying 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.


Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?p age=20#applicantswithdisabilities.

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures can be obtained at http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20 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.

Micki Callahan, Director
Department of Human Resources
Announcement #067670
Issued:  February 14, 2019

Port/LA (415) 274-0441


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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