Job Opportunities

The Port of San Francisco is an enterprise agency of the City and County of San Francisco and is governed by a Commission of five members appointed by the Mayor. The Commission is responsible for overseeing a broad range of waterfront commercial, maritime, and public access facilities that are held in public trust for the people of California. The Port’s jurisdiction covers approximately 7.5 miles of waterfront land from Pier 98, near Hunter’s Point in the southern part of San Francisco, to Fisherman’s Wharf in the northern part of the City. The Port’s diverse business portfolio includes over 550 ground, commercial, retail, office, industrial and maritime industrial leases including cargo shipping, ship repair, excursion boats, ferry boats, fishing and fish processing/distribution, tourism, filming, harbor services, and cruise-shipping. 

Current Openings (as of October 21, 2016)

Administrative Analyst (1824)
Finance and Administration Division

Project description
The Port of San Francisco is currently undertaking a major rehabilitation program for the seismic strengthening of the Port’s historic seawall. The Port’s seawall is more than 100 years old and is highly vulnerable to a moderate to major seismic event and to future sea level rise. There is a 67% chance of a major seismic event happening within next 30 years. The land behind the seawall supports the Embarcadero Promenade and a vast network of infrastructure and utilities owned by various agencies such BART, MUNI, SFPUC and SFPW.

A seismic vulnerability study is currently underway. The preliminary results from this study shows significant economic loss estimated to be over 100 billion resulting from ground subsidence and lateral movement and failure of the seawall and marginal wharf structures. The initial phase of the program will address seismic vulnerability and related life-safety issues associated with selected certain critical sections of the seawall. The design will also consider future sea level rise issues.

Position Description
Under general direction, the 1824 Principal Administrative Analyst – Project Administrator assigned to this team will work collaboratively with the Seawall Project team, including the Seawall Project Manager, and other Port staff and consultants, to administer a highly complex, multi-source capital project by managing the budget, contracts and agreements related to external funding sources, while ensuring ongoing financial and contractual compliance with local, state and federal requirements.

The Project Administrator will be the project team lead for budget and contracts management and provide other financial and policy-based analytical support required to administer a highly complex, multi-source capital project.  This position will manage the project budget, including by monitoring cash flow relative to availability of funding sources; assess and prepare recommendations related to financial tools and funding opportunities; lead the application process for grant opportunities; support contract solicitations, including through the development of Requests for Proposals, evaluating firms and finalizing contracts; provide ongoing administration of contracts and grants to ensure that all reporting and expenditure guideline requirements are met; review highly specialized and technical reports and develop a comprehensive understanding of the technical, economic, political and other aspects of the project; represent the Port at outside funding and stakeholder organizations; and develop harmonious working relationships with Port staff and other stakeholders.

Piledriver Supervisor (9332)
Maintenance Division

Under supervision of a Superintendent of Harbor Maintenance, the Piledriver Supervisor I performs the essential functions of assigning, directing and inspecting the work of a pile worker crew engaged in the construction, maintenance, repair or demolition of piers, wharves and other substructures for the Port of San Francisco. He/she is responsible for responding to emergency reports of damages to piers. The position requires a thorough knowledge of all procedures involved in placing, driving and removing piles (included is the knowledge of rigging, rafting, tending spool, operating the boiler engine and heavy framing, and of all the air and power tools and equipment used in these operations) in order to safely direct and lay out the work of the piledriving crew. The Piledriver Supervisor I may be required to perform duties of the Superintendent of Harbor Maintenance in his/her absence.

Some positions require the ability of a qualified diver to inspect underwater piles, wrap damaged piles, designate severely damaged piles for replacement; to perform underwater burning, welding and rigging; and familiarity with CAL OSHA regulations related to diving.

5382 Student Design Trainee III
Planning & Development Division

The Student Planning Trainees will provide support to Port planning and development staff currently working on a variety of projects that implement the Port’s Waterfront Land Use Plan. Duties may include the following: conducting research, preparing graphics for planning and development projects, developing and maintaining GIS based databases; preparing materials for public meetings and community outreach; architectural drafting, assisting in facilitating and providing support for public meetings; assist in the evaluation of projects for consistency with Port design policies and the secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, assist writing tasks, market research, review of comparable projects, develop and manipulate spreadsheet proformas and assisting in developing and maintaining the Port’s web site.

Development Project Coordinator (2) 
Planning & Development Division

The Port is seeking to fill two Development Project Coordinator positions to manage development of complex commercial, maritime-industrial, industrial, public recreation and/or residential, mixed-use waterfront real estate projects for Port property from conception to completion.

The Development Project Coordinators have responsibility for insuring the successful completion and the day-to-day management of large and complex public/private venture real estate development projects for the Port, within the established time frame and budget and coordinates the efforts of various Port divisions, and internal and external stakeholders in order to complete all phases of a development project. 

The essential duties of the Development Project Coordinator include:

  • Plans, manages and coordinates complex and difficult real estate development projects by coordinating various development components and interests including planning and design, engineering, financing, environmental review permits, legal negotiations, public hearings and approvals, construction, marketing and property management in order to insure timely completion of projects that maximize the economic benefit of Port property.
  • Coordinates and oversees the formal process for selection of developers by preparing bidding documents, evaluates responses and supervises the process of selecting a developer in order to insure that Port projects are developed in compliance with existing city and governmental policies concerning competitive bidding.
  • Negotiates complex leases and development agreements by establishing a position that meets Port objectives; reviews legal documents to assure that Port position is adequately protected; understands objectives of other parties involved in the lease agreement and evaluates modifications to documents made on behalf of other parties, and using oral and written communication skills to persuade other parties to accept Port position.
  • Prepares and makes presentations of project descriptions, site plans, financial analyses, leases and other related documents, legal documents and other relevant materials to Port senior staff, commissioners, members of the public and others regarding proposed projects in order to keep appropriate personnel apprised of status of Port development projects and to gain approvals.
  • Represents the Port at public forums by acting as liaison between the Port and the general public regarding Port development projects in order to insure that the public is given accurate information and to address any public concerns.
  • Monitors development projects by checking developer and Port spending and progress against pre-established project budget and schedules, resolving problems with contractors, Port staff, other city or government agency representatives, Port tenants and other affected members of the public, and evaluating the progress of the projects in order to identify potential delays and take appropriate actions to insure timely completion of development activities.
  • Coordinates with other City departments (e.g., Mayor’s Office, Planning, Public Works, MTA, SFPUC, among others) and with applicable regulatory agencies (e.g., State Lands Commission, Bay Conservation and Development Commission, Army Corps of Engineers, Regional Water Quality Control Board, among others) to ensure projects progress through required review and approvals.
Special Events Coordinator
Operations Division

Under general direction of the Port Property Manager, the Special Events Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of scheduling, licensing, regulatory approvals and required permits for conducting Special Events on Port property.

The essential duties of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Processing applications from event sponsors
  • Preparing contracts or standard form licenses for event use and ensuring timely collection of all required fees, security deposits permits, and certificate of insurance.
  • Responding to requests regarding facilities, procedures, fees and policies.
  • Developing marketing strategy and tools to highlight Port facilities as a prime and accessible event option.
  • Acting as the liaison to other city departments including the SF Police, Fire, Municipal Transportation Agency, the Entertainment Commission, Dept. of Public Health, Dept. of Emergency Management, California Alcohol Beverage Commission, state regulatory agencies and other external stakeholders.
  • Working with Maintenance to prepare facilities for special events; responding to complaints regarding the facilities, noise, traffic, trash etc.
  • Preparing various reports by facility and event; updating Upcoming Special Events on the Port’s website and informing Port employees and Port tenants of street closures.
  • Performing other related duties as assigned. 
9922 Public Service Aid
Real Estate Division

The Port of San Francisco is seeking a student intern to work in the Real Estate Division to support its Street Performer Program. Selected intern will be expected to work 10-20 hours per week during the school year and up to full-time (40 hours per week) for approximately 10-12 weeks during the summer. Exact dates will depend upon college schedule.

The Port of San Francisco welcomes Street Musicians and Street Performers to Fisherman’s Wharf.  Live performances make a positive contribution to the culture and ambience of the Wharf. The Fisherman’s Wharf Street Performer Program covers the Port’s public access areas between Powell Street to Hyde Street and from the southern side of the Jefferson Street sidewalk to the Embarcadero and the Bay. The purpose of this Program is to manage the time, place, and manner of use of the designated performance locations. The guidelines are set to ensure fair and equitable access for all performers while not interfering with the safe day-to-day operation of the Wharf.

This position will work exclusively with the Port’s Lead IS Business Analyst, Technical Lead, and Customer Liaison, along with the Port’s selected transition partner to assist the Port in its transition from the Port’s payroll and time entry applications to the City and County of San Francisco’s PeopleSoft HCM 9.2 system (“eMerge”), which encompasses PeopleSoft HR, Benefits, Payroll, and Time and Labor.

In addition to supporting all elements of the eMerge transition project, this position will be used to provide short-term maintenance and support of the Port’s Oracle E-Business Suite 11i (EBS) ERP system and associated environments, with an emphasis on the Oracle Enterprise Asset management (eAM) – related modules (eAM, Inventory, Purchasing, iProcurement, Workflow), and a secondary emphasis on Financials (AP, AR, FA, and GL). The tasks are both technical and functional in nature, which include organizational setup and administration, reporting and costing, asset modeling, work management, resource management, time entry, maintenance planning and scheduling, preventive maintenance, etc.

This position will also work exclusively with the Port’s Lead IS Business Analyst, Technical Lead, and Customer Liaison, along with the Port’s selected transition partner to assist the Port in its transition to F$P. The tasks for this project position are both technical and functional in nature.


In addition to competitive salaries, the Port of San Francisco offers flexible benefit plans with pre-tax elections that include:

»» Medical and dental insurance;
»» Vision care plan;
»» Flexible spending account;
»» Retirement plan;
»» Deferred compensation plan;
»» Long-term disability plan;
»» Management Training Fund;
»» 11 paid holidays per year;
»» Floating holidays;
»» 10 to 20 vacation days per year depending on years of service;
»» 5 days of paid executive leave per year;
»» Up to 100 hours paid administrative leave per year;
»» 13 sick leave days per year; and
»» Credit Union.


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