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 July 15, 2016)

5382 Student Information Systems Trainee
Finance and Administration Division

The Port of San Francisco is seeking a student intern to work in its IT Systems & Network Operations group.  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 Student Information Systems Trainee will provide primary assistance to Port’s IT Systems & Network Operations Engineers

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.

9346 Fusion Welder
Maintenance Division

Under general direction the Fusion Welder performs skilled journey-level welding to repair and maintain various property structures. The essential functions of this position include: brazing, cutting and burning to repair and fabricate metal parts and equipment in order to maintain boilers, pile-drivers, cranes, structural members, superstructure, infrastructure and heavy construction equipment.

According to Civil Service Commission Rule 109, the duties specified below are representative of the range of duties assigned to this job code/class and are not intended to be an inclusive list.

  1. Welds, brazes and cuts all types of metals by using different types of welding equipment and rods to fabricate new, or repair/ build worn/ broken equipment.
  2. Lays-out, cuts and welds metals for boilers, etc., based on blueprints, by selecting and using the appropriate materials, welding equipment and welding method to repair and maintain maintenance equipment, vehicles, structural members, superstructure and infrastructure.
  3. Repairs and replaces to superstructure, infrastructure and heavy construction equipment by fabricating, installing, burning and welding cuts by torch or shear, fits and welds to complete the units by application of stick, TIG, MIG, oxyacetylene, brazing and soldering.
  4. Fabricates hand rails, ladders and walkways by laying out material, cutting by torch or shear, fitting and welding to insure safe conditions for operating and working on cranes, piers and buildings.
  5. Repairs breaks and cracks by arc gauging and re-welding in order to maintain and keep cranes, heavy construction equipment, train and crane tracks in operational condition.
  6. Inspects materials and equipment by checking for cracks or other marks indicating damage or wear, visually and by using magna flux and die check equipment in order to prevent failure equipment.
  7. Details shop drawings in order to document characteristics of damage or failures.
Mayor's Senior Fellow
Financing Seawall Fortifications to Protect San Francisco

Beginning September 2016, the Port will bring onboard a FUSE Fellow to participate in the fortification of San Francisco's Great Seawall. The fellow will begin this project by developing an understanding of the history of the Seawall, the fiscal and regulatory framework of the Port, and current regional partnerships and financing tools. With this background of information, the Fellow will begin developing specific recommendations and timelines for developing and implementing legislation and building regional partnerships.

The Fellow will also work with key stakeholders to define a regulatory approval path for waterside life safety improvements, which may require changes to legislation and/or regulatory plans. Working with partners such as the Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, and Regional Water Quality Control Board, the Fellow will develop a strategy for efficient project review to enable the Seawall Resiliency Program to construct its most important and immediate improvements. 

Port Director
Executive Division

The Port Executive Director is responsible for directing activities of Port staff engaged in administrative functions; fiscal activities; governmental relations and public relations; economic development and planning; port security and safety; environmental compliance and regulation; engineering; inspection of Port properties; contracting for goods and services; business development and marketing; promotion, development, rental and leasing of Port property; repair and maintenance of Port facilities and substructures; and staffing and personnel operations. Requires a bachelor’s degree. At least five years’ experience managing a government agency, public policy organization or a similarly complex company is desired. Candidates should have a strong background in personnel management, finance, and/or real estate development. Experience working with maritime and cruise operations is a plus. Experience working with unions is preferred. National and international candidates from the private and public sector will be considered. Prior port experience is helpful but not required. 

Apply on-line by Friday, July 29, 2016 at For questions, contact Sherrill Uyeda or Cindy Krebs or call (562) 901-0769. EEO/ADA

9330 Pileworker Diver 
Maintenance Division

The Port of San Francisco is seeking to fill three (3) Pile Worker Diver positions. These positions are excluded by the Charter from competitive civil service examination process. The successful candidates shall serve at the discretion of the appointing officer with appointment duration of up to three (3) years. 

Under the supervision of the Pile Worker Supervisor, the Pile Worker Diver performs a variety of manual work in the repair and construction of piers, wharves and related substructures; which includes diving work to inspect piling underwater, wrap damaged piles, identify severely damaged piles for replacement, perform underwater burning, welding and rigging and be familiar with CAL OSHA regulations related to diving. This position may also be responsible for placing, driving and capping piles; placing stringers, sawing and laying decking; boring holes and framing timbers; tearing out decayed and damaged decking, stringers, caps and pilings. 

The Port of San Francisco is seeking to fill two (2) Project Manager positions to work on a set of unique development opportunities. These positions are excluded by the Charter from competitive civil service examination process (no examination required). The successful candidates shall serve at the discretion of the appointing officer with appointment duration of up to three (3) years. 

Rehabilitation of the Port’s Historic Seawall Project
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. 

Under general administrative directive of the Port’s Chief Harbor Engineer, the Project Manager assigned to this infrastructure program will oversee program development from planning and design through construction of the various projects under the program umbrella. It is anticipated that this program will be executed in phases and is expected to span over several decades.

Pier 70 and Seawall Lot 337 Developments Project
The Port of San Francisco is currently undertaking a major development program through a public-private partnership to transform and revitalize the City’s historic Pier 70 area and Seawall Lot 337 parcel, adjacent to AT&T Ballpark. The project scope consists of building the horizontal infrastructure (streets, sidewalks, utilities etc.); the rehabilitation of historic buildings and also building mixed-use facilities (offices, retail spaces and residential complexes). The Port also plans to build a Ferry Landing in Mission Bay to address that transportation congestion that will arise out of these developments and also various other developments such as the Warriors Arena Project.

Under general administrative directive of the Port’s Chief Harbor Engineer, this Project Manager will be assigned to oversee the infrastructure coordination process for these major development projects with multi-jurisdiction infrastructure from entitlement, design, construction, through final acceptance. The Project Manager will review the master infrastructure plans, write infrastructure conditions of approval for entitlement, coordinate design solutions with other agencies, and develop the process for inspections and acceptances during construction. 

Under the direction and supervision of the Piledriver Supervisor, the Piledriver Engine Operator operates and maintains barge mounted and mobile land based cranes that support piledriving operations. This position may work independently or as part of a piledriving crew. As a member of a piledriving crew may perform a variety of work in the repair and construction of piers, wharves and related substructures and may be required to participate in placing, driving and capping pile, laying stringers and decking, framing timbers, demolition and removal of decayed or damaged structural or non-structural members.

This position also performs preventive and corrective maintenance of cranes and piledriving equipment; fuels cranes; conducts pre and post operational checks of the entire crane system; participates in the inspection and certification of cranes and auxiliary equipment; and other related duties as required. The nature of the work may require operating cranes under adverse weather conditions.


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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