5508 - Project Manager IV

Recruitment #PEX-5508-062303




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 is funded by capital projects with an anticipated duration of up to three (3) years.     


The Moscone Convention Center Expansion is a major capital project with an estimated budget of $500 million. The project will result in expansion of the current conventions center by providing much needed additional space in order to retain current clients and attracting future conventions.  The project is managed by DPW; the scope of the project consists of reconfiguring and expanding the North and South exhibit halls to create up to 580,000 gross square feet of contiguous exhibit space including supporting space.  The project includes utility relocations, underground excavations, and aboveground structures including a new building addition at the corner of Folsom and 3rd Streets.  In addition to the construction of new convention facilities, the proposed expansion will include improvements to landscaping, urban design, and streetscape within and adjacent to the Moscone Convention Center campus.          


Under general direction of the City Architect, the Project Manager will lead the planning, design and construction of the convention expansion.  DPW will be using a Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) method to deliver this major capital project.  The Project Manager will be responsible for securing early entitlement approvals, providing technical direction to the design consultants and overseeing the construction of the work.  The Project Manger has overall responsibility for maintaining project controls to deliver the project on time, within budget and at a high level of quality; spans organizational boundaries to manage and coordinate the work of technical personnel; works closely with client staff from the Moscone Expansion District to make sure their needs and expectations are met.  The Project Manager will make presentations before boards and commissions, and other government agencies to assure the project receives all regulatory approvals in a timely manner. 



The Project Manager IV shall possess:

                1.        Possession of a baccalaureate degree in architecture, engineering, landscape architecture or planning, plus possession of a California registration as a professional architect or engineer, plus ten (10) years of architectural, engineering, or construction management experience; OR

                2.        Possession of a baccalaureate degree in another field, plus twelve (12) years of architectural, engineering, or construction management experience; OR

                3.        Fifteen (15) years of architectural, engineering, or construction management experience, in a field directly related to the project; AND

                4.        Eight (8) years of verifiable Project Management experience delivering CM/GC projects of similar scale and complexity, which included multi-disciplinary teams of architects and engineers.

Desired Skills & Qualifications:

·       Proven track record in delivering major capital projects utilizing CM/GC as project delivery

·       Experience delivering at least two major capital projects with construction budgets no less than $100 million

·       Experience in managing  complex approval processes including California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)

·       Excellent communication skills, verbal and written.  The Project Manager will be expected to make presentations before Commissions, Board of Supervisors and various approval agencies.  In addition the Project Manager will have a fair amount of media contact.

·       Strong organizational skills.

·       Ability to build consensus among different stakeholders with various interests.



In addition to the (1) standard application, (2) a cover letter is required which specifically indicates how applicant meets the Minimum Qualifications, as well as any of the Desired Qualifications (as stated in the announcement).  Letter should include what work experience prepares applicant for this position specifically.  Cover letter should not exceed two pages.  The cover letter will be used to assess qualifying experience; (3) Applicant must provide two (2) reference letters highlighting your accomplishments and competencies; one of the letters must be from a client.

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. 

·         Click on “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information

·         Click on “I am a New User” or “I have Registered previously”

·         Follow instructions given on the screen


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 photocopy of valid driver’s license and 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 may be submitted by:

1.    Uploading the documents through JobAps;       OR

2.    Scanning documents and sending as PDF attachments to Marlo.Thomas@sfdpw.org with the recruitment number in the subject line;  OR

3.    Hand delivering or sending the documents via U.S. Postal mail to:

General Services Agency, Human Resources           

1155 Market Street, 4th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94103

Attention: Class 5508



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 (415) 554-6000 or via email:  Marlo Thomas at marlo.thomas@sfdpw.org  or Siobhan Kelly at siobhan.kelly@sfdpw.org .

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures:


Terms of the Announcement:


Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations.  Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf.

Copies of Application Documents:


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 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.



Issued:  October 23, 2013

Micki Callahan

Human Resources Director

Department of Human Resources

Recruitment ID No:  PEX-5508-062303

GSA – DPW/mte

Conviction History

As part of the selection process an image of your fingerprints will be captured and 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) history will disqualify you as a candidate based on the specific requirements of the position to which you are applying. If selected for fingerprinting, the hiring department will contact you to schedule an appointment.

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.

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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