5502 Project Manager I

SFUSD Facilities Design & Construction

Recruitment #PEX-5502-074854



5502 Project Manager I

Facilities Design & Construction

Who We Are

The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is the seventh largest school district in California, every year serving more than 57,000 students who speak more than 44 documented languages and attend one of our 131 schools across the city of San Francisco. We aim to provide each student with an equal opportunity to succeed by promoting intellectual growth, creativity, self-discipline, cultural and linguistic sensitivity, democratic responsibility, economic competence, and physical and mental health so that each student can achieve his or her maximum potential. Every day in our quest to achieve this mission we place access and equity, student achievement and accountability at the forefront of every child’s education.

What It Means to Work Here

When you join our team at SFUSD you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused organization that approaches public education as a social justice movement that requires broad collaboration across an array of strategic partners. As a CORE district, SFUSD is also a leader in critical systems change for more comprehensive school accountability and innovations that help strengthen the instructional core, which is the foundation of our strategic plan, Impact Learning. Impact Lives. and Vision 2025.

Who We Want

We want talented people from diverse backgrounds and experiences, who are inspired by our mission steeped in equity, and who are motivated to unleash our children’s potential. We want people who are strong collaborators, skilled communicators, problem solvers and who are comfortable in a community of continuous learning.

The 5502 Project Manager I will, under general direction of the Director of Facilities Design and Construction, plan, organize, and supervise activities for design and construction of school projects within the SFUSD.  This position will act as liaison between the District, school site administrators, parents and staff, architects and contractors to assure the authorized projects are accomplished in accordance with approved policies and procedures; ensures that projects stay within budget, conform to established schedules and project modifications are carried out without delay.

  • Plans, organizes, directs and controls all parts of school projects (K-12) from concept through design and construction to the closeout of project contracts. Prepares and monitors project budgets, including support for obtaining funding.

  • Coordinates work of a multi-disciplinary development team across organizational boundaries, including design architects and construction professionals. Coordinates hazmat abatement construction activities with District HazMat Consultant. Controls project cost and schedule. Reviews change orders.

  • Makes presentations to the school sites to inform them of the project progress.   Ensures that contractors are maintaining safe work sites and that the needs of the students, teachers and administrative staff at the school sites are being protected.

  • Ensures timely DSA closeout of school projects by working with the architects, contractors, construction managers, inspectors, regulating authorities, and District Buildings and Grounds staff to resolve punch list items and other final activities

Minimum Qualifications

  • Baccalaureate degree (B.A. / B.S.), with major coursework in architecture AND six years of responsible experience in design and construction of educational facilities OR California registration as a licensed architect

  • Working understanding of, and experience in, AutoCAD computer drafting

  • Possession of a valid driver’s license

Desirable Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

  • Registration as a licensed architect in the state of California

  • Knowledge of technical aspects of architectural, civil, mechanical, electrical, structural and geotechnical engineering design and specifications; financing, estimating and budgeting, including planning and estimating, calculating overhead, design and construction costs; general knowledge of various funding sources and restrictions; legal requirements for District projects; regulations and regulatory agencies and commissions affecting planning, zoning, design and construction; requirements of final bid packages; construction management techniques and practices.

  • Ability to supervise, prepare, or participate in the design and production of final architectural contract documents for a wide variety of small construction and maintenance projects

  • Ability to plan, organize and direct the work of professional staff; analyze and solve problems; make judgment on all decisions; and deal effectively with government officials

  • Ability to schedule and budget capital projects;  monitor and track project progress and expenditures and implement cost controls; use computer based project management systems; work effectively in a team environment; negotiate and resolve contract disputes; maintain client contractor relationships; and communicate effectively with the public, community groups, other District and City departments, agencies, and private contractors.

  • Familiarity with the work of the Division of the State Architect (DSA), Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibilities Guidelines (ADAAG), and California accessibility requirements that are in Title 24 of California Code of Regulations.

  • Experience in public school construction (K-12) are highly desirable.

What We Offer

SFUSD offers a competitive salary of $87,867 - $117,156 commensurate with experience in a similar position. We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including dental and vision plans, a defined benefit pension plan, disability, life insurance, flexible spending account options and vacation time. We also offer an inclusive and equity-centered environment where we encourage staff to bring their whole selves to work.


How to Apply

  • You will be prompted to electronically attach a letter of interest, resume, list of professional references and any applicable credentials or licenses.  

  • Our Human Resources team will then review your entire application to determine your eligibility status and contact you directly should you move forward in the 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.


Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification from this and future job opportunities with the San Francisco Unified School District.






San Francisco Unified School District is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment. SFUSD does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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.


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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