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

9343 Roofer (closes 8/23)

The six (6) week project will re-roof approximately 50,000 square feet of the Pier 35 Shed utilizing Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) materials and process. Working under general supervision, the essential functions of a roofer are to maintain, repair and reroof a variety of roofs/structures as a member of a roofing crew.

Essential duties include maintaining, repairing and reroofing a variety of roofs; by replacing damaged tile or shingle, applying additional layers of cap sheet over a built-up roof and removing old cap sheet/felt. Assembles, operates and maintains equipment in a safe and proper manner such as hoists, cranes, asphalt kettles, ladders, brackets, planks and fall protection. Secures equipment to ensure safety and prevent damage to buildings, equipment and supplies or prevent injury to personnel. Roofers may also inspect existing roof surfaces for roof or system failure and may perform work above or near water. Apply on the San Francisco DHR website.

0933 Manager V- Director of External Affairs (closes 9/6)

The Director of External Affairs is responsible for the overall direction and management of communications programs, development of strategies that inform and influence public policy at the municipal, state and federal levels, and programs that connect Port activities to all San Francisco communities, with emphasis on equity and social responsibility.

The Director develops and implements overall policies, communications programs, and long-term plans to strengthen the Port’s relationship with communities and stakeholders to enhance recognition of the Port as an essential public asset to the City, region and state. The position brands and promotes the Port’s mission, goals and objectives to internal and external stakeholders and directs staff in the implementation of strategic communications, media, legislation, public relations and social responsibility programs.

This position works in close collaboration with the Executive Director to direct communications, legislative affairs, community relations strategies and social responsibilities programs across the organization. As a key member of the Port’s executive management team, the Director of External Affairs focuses on issues and areas of interest to the Port and tracks and responds to issues that may affect the Port’s ability to deliver on its public mission and vision. The position is a direct report to the Executive Director, manages a small team of seven professional staff, consultant contracts, and works collaboratively with the Mayor’s Office and other City departments. See position handout for more details and requirements. Apply for this position on the City's DHR website.


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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.