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 February 27, 2017)

The Chief Harbor Engineer is responsible for developing, planning and directing the work of the Port’s Engineering Division, which oversees several major functions including building/encroachment permits, engineering and architectural design, facilities assessment, construction management, and project management. This position is also responsible for developing regulatory procedures, overseeing Port plan checking and inspection, consistency with ADA regulations, and providing building code interpretations.

Typical duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to: 

  • Managing the activities of the Port’s Engineering section by overseeing a staff of engineers, architects, project managers, surveyors, building and construction inspectors, and drafts people to insure that Division plans are implemented and harbor related construction and other engineering projects are completed on schedule and within budget.
  • Advising Port staff on technical engineering and administrative issues; reviews programs for conformance with policies, codes, contracts and laws pertaining to port or marine engineering projects.
  • Interfacing with other City staff, contractors, Port tenants, Port developers, and other agencies to provide harbor related and other technical input or ensure that Port policies, procedures, and codes are correctly followed.
  • Acting as final authority on approval of all consultant and construction contract payments and contract change orders. Providing final approval for all construction contract plans.



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.


Port of San Francisco Employment Opportunities

City and County of San Francisco Employment Opportunities