9174 Manager IV, MTA (Manager, Asset Management Program)

Recruitment #PEX-9174-099727


 The following information describes the civil service classification for which applications are being solicited.
Make sure you read the entire announcement before completing the application form.
The purpose of this announcement is to fill a vacant position in this classification.

Division: Finance and Information Technology
Section/Unit: Asset Management
Location: One South Van Ness Ave, 8th floor, San Francisco
Work Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm

Appointment Type: Permanent Exempt, Full Time – 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 San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s (SFMTA) comprehensive Transportation Asset Management Program advances the SFMTA’s efforts to continuously improve the way the Agency procures, operates, maintains, rehabilitates and replaces transportation assets, including fleet and infrastructure, to create a culture of data-driven decision-making and analysis that is timely, accurate, and actionable. The Asset Management Unit manages the program to define, build and lead the support, policies, processes, documentation, and tools to optimize the performance and cost effectiveness of San Francisco’s transportation infrastructure. This team prepares required plans and documents including the Transit Asset Management Plan (TAM), City and County of San Francisco 10-Year Capital Plan, SFMTA State of Good Repair Report and supports the development of the SFMTA 20-Year Capital Plan; oversees the development and administration of the SFMTA’s capital asset inventory; manages the implementation of the SFMTA 10-Year Asset Management Strategy and TAM Plan; leads the planning, design and implementation of condition assessments in partnership with SFMTA divisions and sections; analyses the impacts of investments on the transportation system, recommends investments and advocates for them.

The Manager of Asset Management leads and implements the SFMTA’s Asset Management Program and leads professional and planning staff in the Asset Management Unit. The position is responsible for policy formulation, evaluation, and implementation by acting as a technical advisor on studies and problems relating to transportation asset management with the goal of maintaining San Francisco’s transportation system in a state of good repair. The position also leads the SFMTA’s Asset Management Unit responsible for implementing the Asset Management Program through the development of major plans and capital planning initiatives; development of policy and executive recommendations regarding capital investment, and strategic planning and analysis, risk analysis, and development of feasibility studies and condition assessments in partnership with SFMTA client divisions. A core function of the position is implementation of the Agency’s Asset Management and State of Good Repair Policies.

• Leads the development of strategies to expand and enhance the transportation system through planning, strategic thinking, project management, policy analysis, historical research, and preparation of budget and planning reports.
• Leads financial, policy, and geospatial analysis to inform policy makers, and ensures that priority transportation investments in state of good repair are implemented.
• Leads the implementation of federal asset management requirements under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) or successor federal laws or regulations.
• Oversees the implementation of the Transit Asset Management Plan and SFMTA State of Good Repair Policy through data gathering, analysis, asset condition assessments and policy development and program implementation.
• Oversees the update and maintenance of the SFMTA Capital Asset Inventory (CAI) and updates to the MTC Regional Transit Capital Inventory (RTCI).
• Supervises staff and leads the design and preparation of data, plans and reports, including the annual SFMTA State of Good Repair Report, and federal Transit Asset Management Plan (TAM), including providing technical support in the development of the SFMTA 20-Year Capital Plan and City and County of San Francisco 10-Year Capital Plan.
• Provides policy direction and guidance to client divisions in the development and expansion of the SFMTA’s Enterprise Asset Management System.
• Develops complex long-range fiscal forecasts and plans for financing long-range capital infrastructure programs.
• Represents the SFMTA to the community and other stakeholders, including public agencies, to establish working partnerships, and explain policies, programs and projects.
• Reviews federal, state and local legislation and regulations for potential impact transportation infrastructure and infrastructure state of good repair.
• Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

1. Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public Policy or Administration, Finance, Urban Studies, Planning or a related field; AND
Five (5) years of experience in complex budget analysis, financial/fiscal analysis, planning, policy analysis, or legislative analysis, two (2) of which must have been in a supervisory role; OR

2. Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college of university in Public Policy or Administration, Finance, Urban Studies, Planning or a related field; AND
Four (4) years of experience in complex budget analysis, financial/fiscal analysis, planning and policy analysis, or legislative analysis, two (2) of which must have been in a supervisory role.

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience as described above may substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis up to two (2) years. One-year (2000 hours) will be considered equivalent to (30 semester units/forty-five (45) quarter units.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.
One-year full-time experience is equivalent to 2000 hours. (2000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40-hour work week.). Any overtime hours that you work above forty (40) hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time experience.

• Knowledge of the principles, practices, purposes, scope and techniques of various phases of city and/or transportation planning; project and program financing, estimating and budgeting.
• Knowledge of the principles and practices of organization, administration, fiscal and personnel management; Federal, State and local laws, rules and regulations pertaining to asset management and capital planning.
• Knowledge of and familiarity with databases and economic analysis tools.
• Ability to exercise administrative ingenuity, adaptability and judgment in assessing highly specialized proposals with difficult, complicated choices of action, and make recommendations and present them effectively to executive management.
• Ability to maintain a positive, proactive and upbeat attitude. Interact tactfully and courteously with co-workers, staff, executive staff, officials, other agencies and the public to promote and maintain a productive working relationship.
• Ability to perform complex and difficult negotiations to effectively resolve issues and problems; use tact, discretion and diplomacy in dealing with extremely sensitive situations.
• Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with high-level representatives of Federal, State, local and regional agencies; effectively represent the SFMTA before boards and commissions in public meetings and hearings; present facts clearly and concisely orally and in writing.

City and County of San Francisco employment applications for this position will be accepted through an on-line process only. A resume and cover letter must be attached to the online application. Mailed, hand delivered, or faxed applications will not be accepted. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to begin the application process.

• Click and select 9174 Manager IV, MTA (Manager, Asset Management Program) (PEX-9174-099727)
• Click on “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
• Click on “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or on “I have REGISTERED PREVIOUSLY”
• Follow instructions given on the screen.

To submit resume using the online application:
• Select the “Resume” tab in the online application
• Follow instructions given on the screen

To submit 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 the screen

If you are having trouble attaching your resume and cover letter to the online application, you may submit by fax to (415) 581-5120, ATTN: 9174 Manager IV, MTA (Manager, Asset Management Program) (PEX-9174-099727). Résumé will not be accepted in lieu of completing the online application.

Computer kiosks 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, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco and in the lobby of SFMTA Human Resources office, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 6th Floor, San Francisco.

Applicants may be contacted by e-mail. It is their responsibility to ensure that their registered e-mail 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).

Upon successful submittal of the application online, the applicant will receive a notification on the screen, as well as in the applicant’s e-mail inbox, acknowledging the receipt of the application by the SFMTA – Operations Section. If you are having difficulty submitting your application online, please contact us at (415) 646-2744 between 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or by e-mail at Lisamarie.Chavis@sfmta.com.

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education 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 examination announcement. Written verification must be submitted on employer’s official letterhead, specifying 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.

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 SFMTA by phone at (415) 646-2744 or, if hearing impaired at (415) 701-5043 (TTY) or in writing to the SFMTA Human Resources, HR Operations Section, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103 (specify Class 9174).

Make sure your application and any attachments to the application submitted at the time of filing are complete and accurate and include details on all experience, education, training and other information that qualifies you for this recruitment. Failure to submit a complete and accurate application at the time of filing may result in your ineligibility for this recruitment or inability to receive full credit for scoring purposes. Any new information concerning work experience, education, training and other information that is submitted after the filing deadline may not be used for scoring or considered to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Employee Wellness Program:
The SFMTA strives to be your employer of choice by providing an environment that supports your personal health & wellbeing with physical, nutritional, mental/emotional and financial resources.
Since 2010 the SFMTA has been providing worksite wellness activities, as well as providing recognition opportunities to those individuals who success-fully achieve personal milestones in wellness.
For more details on the Wellness Program, please visit Employee Wellness Program Description page.

Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply
An Equal Opportunity Employer


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.


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.


Powered by JobAps