0931 Deputy Director, Office of Resilience & Capital Planning

Manager III

Recruitment #PEX-0931-108119


In line with the Official Public Health Order to slow the spread of COVID-19, “shelter-in-place” has been issued for all San Francisco residents that is expected to be in effect until further notice.  As a result, Department of Human Resources (DHR)’s office (located at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103) is currently closed to the general public. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Human Resources Analyst listed on this announcement.

APPOINTMENT TYPE: Permanent Exempt (PEX), this position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer.


The Office of Resilience and Capital Planning (ORCP) promotes the preservation and sustainability of San Francisco's public capital assets and the city's overall resilience to acute shocks and chronic stresses. Part of the Office of the City Administrator, ORCP oversees policies, programs, inter-agency initiatives, and financial strategies that increase the resilience of San Francisco's infrastructure and the communities it serves. ORCP is strongly committed to ensuring efficient and effective government services and supporting racial equity and inclusion in its decision-making processes and recommendations. The Director of Capital Planning and Deputy Chief Resilience Officer plays a key role in strategy development and program implementation.


Under the general direction of the Chief Resilience Officer (CRO), the 0931 Director of Capital Planning/Deputy CRO manages key functions related to managing the capital plan and budget, oversees the policy analysis and development work stream of the Capital Planning Division, leads the development of the Ten-Year Capital Plan (every two years), Capital Budget (annual), and Hazards and Climate Action Plan (every five years). The position leads capital and resilience-related projects as assigned by the CRO or City Administrator, develops funding strategies for major capital initiatives, and represents the CRO and City Administrator as needed.


  • Under general administrative direction of the CRO, holds responsibility for structuring, managing, and reviewing the policy objectives and analytical tasks produced by the multiple, diverse sections of the ORCP.
  • Oversees and manages the Capital Project Team under the ORCP.
  • Manages the planning of capital projects for city departments including but not limited to Public Health, Human Services, Public Works, Fire, Police, Administrative Services, Recreation and Parks, Public Utilities Commission, SFO, and Port.
  • Plans, organizes, reviews, and evaluates proposed capital projects from city departments; directs the development of programs, schedules, budgets (with Mayor's Budget Office) and finance options (with Mayor's Office of Public Finance); provides technical consultation in the preparation of Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and Request for Proposals (RFP); may independently represent departments before boards, Commissions, in meetings with governmental agencies, other customers, and members of professional and technical organizations; evaluates independent reports; coordinates the preparation of professional and construction contracts; directs project planning efforts until funding is secured; and makes funding recommendations for projects.
  • Responsible for the scope, timeliness, and quality of the City's 10-year Capital Plan, annual capital budget, and other critical projects and deliverables. The Plan involves the following:   

    - Large dollar amounts ($39 billion in the Capital Plan, $459 million in the Capital Budget, and large capital bond programs) 

    - Sensitive subjects (disaster and recovery readiness, equity-driven strategies, affordability, and allocation of limited resources)

    - Technical fields (financing strategies, budgeting, capital project delivery, cost escalation estimation, project management, climate change, and equity analysis) 

- Myriad stakeholders both internal and external including the Mayor, Board of Supervisors, City Administrator, Commissions, and community leaders 

  • Responsible for strategic planning, continuous quality improvement, and quality assurance related to the complex, sensitive areas of both resilience and capital planning.
  • Reviews and prepares materials related to, and as needed publicly addresses the subject matter of resilience and infrastructure planning and budgeting, including the incorporation of racial equity principles and measures 
  • Manages Principal and Senior Administrative Analysts working in diverse sections to produce complex analyses and work products.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; AND

2. Five (5) years of experience in managing complex projects, programs, or budgets; and producing reports, strategic planning documents, and recommendations for policymakers, boards or commissions, department heads, directors, chief executive officers, or executive level managers with a minimum of 18 months of experience working on resilience or capital related issues for complex organizations; AND

3. Three (3) years of experience supervising analytical staff.


  • Possession of a master’s degree from an accredited university in public policy, administration, planning, engineering, law or similar field related to the duties described above.
  • Experience working with organizations and communities to develop policies and implement tools that address racial equity.

VERIFICATION: Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point in the application and/or departmental selection process. Written verification (proof) of qualifying experience must verify that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications stated on the announcement. Written verification must be submitted on employer’s official letterhead, specifying name of employee, dates of employment, types of employment (part-time/full-time), job title(s), description of duties performed, and the verification must be signed by the employer. City employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which they are appointed. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee’s class will be allowed only if recorded in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Service Commission Rules. Experience claimed in self-employment must be supported by documents verifying income, earnings, business license and experience comparable to the minimum qualifications of the position. Copies of income tax papers or other documents listing occupations and total earnings must be submitted. 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/index.aspx?page=456.

NOTE: 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.

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 the supplemental questionnaire is REQUIRED at the time of filing and must be attached to the online application. The cover letter should also include a statement about why you are interested in the position 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.

1. To submit a RESUME using the online application:

  • Select the “Resume” tab in the online application
  • Follow instructions given on screen

2. To submit a COVER LETTER using the online application:

  • Select the “Other” tab in the online application
  • Choose “Upload” as your method of submittal
  • Click on “Upload Attachment”
  • Follow instructions given on screen

3. To submit the SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE using the online application:

  • Applicants will be prompted to complete the supplemental questionnaire during the online application process

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.

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) 554-6000.

Selection Procedures

Applications 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 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.


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://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.


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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