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 March 17, 2017)

Working Conditions

Duties may include sustained physical effort including but not limited to continuous walking, bending and climbing ladders in performing work in the field and from vessels with potential exposure to health and safety hazards. 


Under general administrative direction, the Maritime Assistant Deputy Director is responsible for directing the Port’s maritime business including oversight and administration of the operation, management and marketing of the Port’s facilities servicing maritime industries which include cargo, cruise, ship repair, ferries, water taxis, foreign trade zone, harbor services, recreational and excursion boats.

The essential functions of this position include: negotiating, preparing, and implementing marine terminal agreements; developing berthing strategies, leases, and permits; following environmental best practices; serving as a liaison between Port and maritime customers; defining the operational scope of capital and dredging projects; developing marketing and communications plans; and supervising and directing maritime operations staff; providing technical assistance on maritime matters including vessel berthing, use of harbor facilities, and cargo handling.

This position is also responsible for coordinating regulatory compliance with federal and state agencies, in particular the US Coast Guard, US Customs and Border Protection, and California Department of Fish and Wildlife; promoting local ship repair and dry-docking services; editing and publishing the Port tariff; performing a key role in maritime business development and retention; functioning as the main internal resource for growing Port water transportation facilities; representing maritime tenants as ombudsman; operating as second in command to the Division Director and as Acting Division Director when Division Director is absent. 


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

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