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

5291 Planner III (closes 2/22/19)

This position will be responsible for reviewing vertical and horizontal schematic and construction drawings for both the Mission Rock and Pier 70 Special Use District projects for consistency with the Design Standards and Design for Development documents. The position will also manage the Port’s Mission Rock Pier 70 Design Advisory Committee. The Planner 3 will coordinate design review with both Port and City Planning staff as well as other relevant City and Regional agencies. The position will also support other general Port Planning and Environment division functions when time permits, including design review, facilitating necessary CEQA entitlements, BCDC permits and support of the Port’s Citizen Advisory groups.. This position is also responsible for promoting understanding and support of Port projects, interdisciplinary team projects, interagency cooperation, and public understanding and participation in the development and review of waterfront projects. Apply on the CCSF jobs website.


5382 Planning and Development Intern (closes 2/22/19)

The Port is seeking student trainees for a two positions supporting the Planning and Environment Staff. Selected students will be hired 10-20 hours/week) during the school year and on a full-time basis for approximately 10-12 weeks during the summer. Exact starting dates and number of hours may depend on college schedules. The Student Planning Trainee will provide support to Port planning and environment 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. Apply on the CCSF jobs website.


9922 Public Service Aide - Occupational Health and Safety Intern (closes 2/15/19)

The positions in the Public Service Aide series are designed to offer various types of trainee or entry level opportunities in a variety of settings. These positions provide an introduction to career options and role models while allowing incumbents to learn about the work environment. The Port is seeking a college student intern to support its occupational health and safety efforts. The assignment includes developing draft Codes of Safe Practices for maintenance operations; obtaining additional information on incidents based on site visits and meeting with employees; maintaining databases on hearing conservation, medical monitoring, asbestos surveys, training, safety data sheets;  assisting with the coordination of safety and health training programs; conducting basic safety inspections; assisting in the ordering and tracking of safety purchases; assisting professional staff with industrial hygiene monitoring; and performing other duties as required. 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. Ability to travel to various locations throughout San Francisco. Apply on the CCSF jobs website.



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.


Additional job opening can be found at the City and County of San Francisco Employment Opportunities website.