5502 - Project Manager I

Recruitment #PEX-5502-903690


APPOINTMENT TYPE:  Permanent-Exempt.   The General Services Agency Department of Public Works has an opening for an exempt appointment in San Francisco.  The position is excluded by the Charter from competitive civil service examination process. The successful candidate shall serve at the discretion of the appointing officer.  This position has an anticipated duration of up to three (3) years.  

JOB DESCRIPTION:  The project manager will be managing capital improvement projects with strong streetscape elements.  The Streetscape Program enhances neighborhood streets, alleys, and plazas across the city through best practices in design that bring safety, economic, and beautification improvements including Vision Zero pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements.  The project manager will manage various infrastructure improvement projects, including the Harrison Streetscape Project and others.  The project manager will be charged with leading the planning, design, construction procurement, construction and closeout of assigned projects.

The Harrison Streetscape Project, from Essex Street to the Embarcadero, will implement a significant upgrade to the current Rincon Hill neighborhood and is a part of the Rincon Hill Streetscape Master Plan. Harrison Street is a high traffic thoroughfare and auto-dominated street associated with three Bay Bridge ramps: two on-ramps (at Essex and at First Street) and one off-ramp (at Fremont Street). This project will include sidewalk widening, curb ramp improvements, traffic signal improvements, landscape elements, roadway repaving and other infrastructure improvements.  

POSITION DUTIES:  Under administrative direction, the project manager will provide technical leadership of a complex, multi-discipline team to deliver the Streetscape projects; manage the project scope, schedule and budget; analyze work-hour proposals and budgets, and motivate and monitor project teams; assign work and determine resources necessary to complete assigned work.  In addition, it is the project manager’s responsibility to negotiate/modify contracts to resolve claims and disputes; prepare technical reports and other documentation, designs, drawings, specifications, and cost and quantity estimates for necessary labor, materials and equipment ; analyze/solve complex engineering problems to ensure compliance with regulatory and performance standards and specifications; write, review and approve departmental correspondence, reports and other related documents; conduct meetings and make presentations to committees, approval agencies, clients and the general public. The project manager may be required to drive a City vehicle to and from work sites.

Other projects that the project manager will be assigned to include implementation of protected bike lanes, traffic signals, street lighting improvements, sidewalk widening, pedestrian bulb-outs, utility coordination, green infrastructure, tree planting, and other treatments on high-priority corridors throughout the City. These projects will help to advance the City’s strategic goals to provide attractive, safe streets and sidewalks, and to make walking and biking the most attractive options for most non-transit travel. 

This position will interact with City Departments and Agencies such as SF Public Utilities Commission, Municipal Transportation Agency, Mayor’s Office on Disability, Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Mayor’s Office of Public Finance and Transportation, Planning Department and Caltrans.  Other professional interactions may include the San Francisco Transportation Authority, various general contractors, third party utilities (e.g. PG&E, AT&T, Comcast, Level 3, etc.) and the City and County of San Francisco’s general public.

Minimum Qualifications

1.     Possession of a Bachelor's Degree in architecture, engineering, planning, or landscape architecture; plus four (4) years of responsible architectural, engineering or construction management experience, OR

2.     A Bachelor's Degree in another field plus six (6) years of responsible experience in a field directly related to the project, OR

3.     Eight (8) years of architectural, engineering, or construction management experience in a field directly related to the project, OR

4.     California registration as professional engineer or architect; AND  

5.     Possession and maintenance of a valid California Driver’s License. A photocopy of the required driver’s license must be submitted with the application at the time of filing.  


·        Licensed Professional Engineer, Architect or Landscape Architect.

·     Project Management Professional certification. 

·       Ability to identify risks, anticipate and solve problems, and deliver capital projects safely, on scope, schedule, and budget.

·       Ability to concurrently manage multiple project tasks and prioritize resources to complete deliverables for project milestones and client requests.

·       Ability to work effectively with all stakeholders and drive win-win solutions.

·     Experience managing complex complete streets projects. 

·    Experience delivering FTA/FHWA-compliant (Environmental, Design and Construction) projects. 

·     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; working knowledge of various funding sources and restrictions; legal requirements for City projects; regulations and regulatory agencies and commissions affecting planning, zoning, design, permitting and construction; preparation of final bid packages. 

·     Experience in construction management. 

·       Ability to use computer applications and software programs used for project and construction management.  

·     Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to communicate up/down and between disciplines/lay people/stakeholders. Experience presenting information and/or resolving issues in community meetings and making presentations to elected or appointed officials, boards, or commissions.

·       Familiarity with CEQA and NEPA as they are applied to the review of infrastructure and transportation projects.  

·    Ability to schedule, budget and deliver complex capital projects; develop and enforce work statements; monitor, review and revise job orders, schedules and budgets; monitor and track project progress and expenditures and implement cost controls; work effectively in a team environment; understand and communicate to others the larger context in which the project is being completed; negotiate and resolve contract disputes.

How To Apply

To be considered for this position, interested candidates must submit a cover letter, current resume, copy of Driver’s License and verification with the CCSF application.

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to begin the application process by registering an account. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately. 

Computer kiosks are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file on-line applications in the lobby of the Department of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103.  

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how applicant meets the minimum qualifications must be included with their application by the filing deadline.  Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether the applicants meet the minimum qualifications.   Resumes may be attached to the application; however, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application.

Applicants will 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.

Important Note:  All application materials, including verification of qualifying experience (see section on verification requirements), must be submitted by the final filing deadline.   Failure to submit verification will result in rejection of application.

Only the most qualified applicants will be interviewed. Mailed application materials must be postmarked no later than the final filing date.  Late, faxed or e-mailed applications and applications submitted to other offices will NOT be accepted.   


All applicants must submit verification of their qualifying work experience at the time of application. Verification of qualifying work experience must be signed by the employer or the employer’s authorized representative on the employer's business letterhead and must include the name of the applicant, job title(s), dates of employment, description of job duties performed.  City employees who qualify based solely on City employment or a combination of City employment and outside experience may submit performance evaluations as proof of qualifying City experience in lieu of other verification, but must verify outside qualifying experience as stated above.  Self-employment requires evidence of total earnings (copies of income tax returns or other official documents); occupation and duties performed which demonstrate that the applicant meets the qualification requirements. Verification may be waived if impossible to obtain.  The applicant MUST submit a signed statement with the application explaining why verification cannot be obtained.  Waiver requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Failure to submit the required verification or request for waiver with the application may result in rejection of the application.  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.

Application materials must be uploaded and submitted with the application.

Selection Procedures

Application Screening: (Qualifying) Applications will be screened for relevant qualifying experience. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement in the selection process.  Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited to participate in the interview process. 

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact Marlo Thomas at (415) 554-4824 or via email:  marlo.thomas@sfdpw.org.

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://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.

Issued:  August 21, 2019
Micki  Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: PEX-5502-903690
GSA for Public Works / mt / 554.6000


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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