5504 Project Manager 2

Light Rail Vehicle 4 Procurement Deputy Project Manager

Recruitment #TEX-5504-105506



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: Transit
Section/Unit: Project Delivery and Support, Light Rail Vehicle 4 Project
Work Location: Muni Metro East Facility, 601 25th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

APPOINTMENT TYPE: Temporary Exempt, Full Time not to exceed three (3) years – This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer.


Under the direction of the Project Manager III (Deputy Director of Project Delivery and Support), the Project Manager II, will act as the Deputy Project Manager of the Light Rail Vehicle 4 Procurement will plan, organize, direct, and manage vehicle production, delivery, testing and commissioning responsibilities of Phase II of the Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) Procurement Project. The $1.2 billion project has already procured 68 expansion LRVs and will procure an additional 151 replacement LRVs to replace the legacy fleet which is nearing the end of its useful life.


The Deputy Project Manager is responsible for managing the design, production, testing and commissioning of new vehicles, including the start of Phase II design and delivery. The position is responsible for managing a diverse team of San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) technical staff and multiple consultants. This team will be expected to apply extensive knowledge of transit vehicle engineering principles in the monitoring and enforcement of vehicle design specifications.


The LRV4 team is part of the Transit Project Delivery and Support unit. Transit Project Delivery is comprised of five integrated units: Transit Capital Planning, Fleet Engineering, Quality Control and Assurance, Maintenance Training, and Transit Technology. Transit Project Delivery supports capital projects from their formation, through development, implementation, and acceptance. This team advocates for needs of Transit’s operations and maintenance staff, the city’s quarter-million daily riders, and ensures the quality of transit infrastructure and rolling stock through funding and project support.


Transportation connects us all. That’s why every single day the SFMTA is working hard to build a safer, more reliable transportation system for our city. We strive to ensure that our community, and the nearly 25 million visitors that our city receives each year, have access to safe and reliable transportation options. Join us to be a part of delivering this mission!



  • Manages project teams to deliver project that meet project scope, schedule and budget.  
  • Project management, contract administration, budgeting negotiations, planning and making public presentation.
  • Prepares and monitors budgets, project schedules and expenditure schedule, provides reports to the project manager, identifying inconsistencies and issues across the program.
  • Represents the Project Management Team at meetings with SFMTA and funding agencies such as SFCTA, FTA, MTC etc.
  • Monitors day to day operations of the project including project management and controls, engineering, QA and commissioning and warranty spares teams.
  • Under guidance from the Project Manager, prepares and coordinates Requests for Proposals, manages and monitors consultant contracts, and develops contract documents; prepares contract changes.
  • Establishes and maintains effective program communication and coordination between engineering teams, contract administration, the City attorney, funding partners, oversight agencies and the executive team.
  • Tracks, records, and reports on project and program progress; flags areas of concern to the Project Manager and prepares reports to funding agencies for Project Manager review.
  • Values diversity and leads cross divisional (matrixed) collaboration and team work to drive results.
  • Performs other duties as required.


  1. Possession of a bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture or planning plus six (6) years of responsible engineering, architectural, or construction management experience; OR
  2. Possession of a bachelor’s degree in another field, plus eight (8) years of responsible experience in a field directly related to the project; OR
  3. Ten (10) years engineering, architectural, or construction management experience in a field directly related to the project; OR
  4. Valid California Registration as a Professional Engineer or Architect, plus two (2) years of project coordination experience or resident engineer experience.


  1. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.
  2. 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.


The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify candidates advancing to the interview process and/or to identify job finalist(s) at the end of the selection process when referred for hiring.

  1. Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification.
  2. Professional experience managing similar complex large-scale light rail projects in vehicle procurement, engineering, design, construction, testing, manufacturing, and/or maintenance of transit vehicle equipment.
  3. Experience managing complex multi-facetted transit projects, consultant contracts and/or direct staff.
  4. Experience in technical aspects of civil, mechanical, electrical, structural, and geotechnical engineering design and specifications, financing, estimating and budgeting, including planning and estimating, calculating overhead, design and construction costs.
  5. Ability to communicate effectively with staff and representatives of business and public interest groups, organizations, and public officials in clarifying and interpreting planning policy and regulations.


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 describing how you meet the qualifications 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 5504 Project Manager II (Light Rail Vehicle 4 Procurement Deputy Project Manager) (TEX-5504-105506)

• 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 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 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: 5504 Project Manager II (Light Rail Vehicle 4 Procurement Deputy Project Manager) (TEX-5504-105506). Resume 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, @sfmta.com).


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.


If you are having difficulty submitting your application online, please contact us at 415.701.4435 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 yvonne.lee2@sfmta.com.



Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying experience and education 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.



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 415.701.4435 or, if hearing impaired at 415. 701.5043 (TTY) or in writing to the SFMTA Human Resources, Operations Section, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103 (specify Class 5504 Project Manager II - Transit Division).



Applicants are responsible for updating their email address or mailing address. Contact Information must be updated online at http://www.jobaps.com/sf by clicking on “Update My Contact Info” and logging into your account.  If updating contact information online, applicants must contact the analyst at 415.701.4435 immediately to inform them of the change. Failure to do so may result in the loss of eligibility.


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.


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.


Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: 




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.

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