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 December 9, 2016)

The Port of San Francisco is seeking a student intern to work in the Engineering Division. The 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 Electrical Engineering intern will provide primary assistance to the Port’s Utilities section Engineers. Typical duties may include, but are not limited to: 

• Performing field investigations to gather, prepare and maintain data, records and reports. 
• Assisting in the preparation of engineering designs. 
• Preparing plans using AutoCAD and other software tools. 
• Preparing technical engineering reports, project schedules and other documents. 
• Surveying existing facilities to develop reports and/or plans of existing conditions. 

IT Operations Support Admin I (1091)
Information Services Division

Under general supervision, provides or learns to provide technical support for moderately sized networks with single or multiple Local Area Networks (LANs) or data center operational support for multiple, distinctive computers, mobile devices and their networks; installs, maintains, and enhances software, hardware and peripherals; performs basic help desk functions; coordinates user training; performs data and access protection processes; and performs related work which may include computerized data input and record maintenance.


The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) functions as the business partner to the Port’s Executive Director, the Deputy Directors of the other Port Divisions, and the Port Commission, and is responsible for all financial, fiscal and fiduciary management aspects of the Port. The CFO is responsible for administrative and business-serving functions such as accounting, finance, information technology, contracting and procurement, grant administration and business services. The CFO also provides the resources and administrative know-how to the enterprise’s operating business units to make each successful in reaching the Port’s mission.

This position has a critical role in executive leadership at the Port and is one of six Port Deputy Directors who comprise the cross-functional team implementing the goals of the Port’s Strategic Plan 2016-2021 within the complex environment of the State trust (Burton Act). The Strategic Plan focuses on three areas of responsibility in connection with implementing the Port's operating, capital, and development program (1) stability – ensure the Port’s financial stability and viability in order to address the growing backlog of deferred maintenance and protect and enhance Port properties for future generations; (2) economic viability – contribute to the economic vitality and long term viability of the Port enterprise; and (3) livability – ensure that Port capital works, contracting and other opportunities result in advances in social equity and recognize the surrounding communities through adherence to the City’s Local Hiring and Local Business Enterprise regulations.

The Port plans to construct a Ferry Landing at Mission Bay.  This project is a high priority project for the Mayor’s office and is scheduled to be completed within next 5 years. The Mission Bay Ferry Landing will provide critical Transbay and regional ferry service to and from the fastest growing southern waterfront neighborhood of San Francisco, the financial district and the East and North Bays. The Ferry Landing is essential transportation infrastructure to alleviate current land transportation overcrowding, and provide transportation resiliency in the event of an earthquake, BART or Bay Bridge failure or other unplanned event. The Ferry Landing Project will provide capability to berth two ferry boats simultaneously and may include a nearby water taxi landing, to provide regional access to the new UCSF Mission Bay hospital, campus and related life sciences community, the Golden State Warriors arena, the surrounding neighborhoods of Mission Bay, Dogpatch, Potrero Hill and the Central Waterfront, and future developments.

The Ferry Landing project scope of work includes geotechnical analysis, topographic and hydrographic surveys, dredging plans, and design and construction of ferry float, water taxi landing, fixed ramps, gangways, covered ferry landing walkway, fixed platform, gate structures, corrosion protection system for all structures, and utilities. It is estimated that the ferry landing will need to handle up to 10,000 passengers per day. 

Under general administrative direction the Project Manager will oversee the Mission Bay Ferry Landing Project throughout the planning, design, permitting and construction phases which include managing the Architectural / Engineering Consultant throughout all phases of the project, with the goal of delivering all phases of the project within the respective schedules and budgets. 

Administrative Analyst (1822)
Finance & Administration Division

Position Description
The Finance and Procurement Office manages operating and capital budgets, capital planning, financial forecasting, debt management, risk management, performance management and the procurement of goods and services. Under direction of the Finance and Procurement Manager, this Administrative Analyst performs difficult and detailed professional-level analytical work that supports all functional areas of the office, with particular focus on budget and grants development and administration.

Position Description 
Under general direction, the Maritime Market Specialist, researches and analyzes maritime industry data related to cargo and cruise shipping, commercial fishing, ship repair, ferries, harbor services, excursion boats, and industrial real estate; prepares marketing reports and feasibility studies for staff and other entities as required; assists marketing staff with maritime promotional events and the development of collateral materials; meets with current and prospective Port customers to develop additional maritime business; assists in the preparation and implementation of a maritime marketing program; collects, analyzes and maintains internal and external data on rate structures, trade and passenger statistics, service levels and other information as required; assists in the analysis and evaluation of proposals from maritime customers; and performs other duties as required.

Administrative Analyst (1824)
Finance & 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.


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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