5504 - Project Manager II

Better Market Street Project

Recruitment #PEX-5504-059916



Permanent-Exempt.   The General Services Agency Department of Public Works has an opening for an exempt appointment in San Francisco.  The position is excluded by the Charter from competitive civil service examination process.  The successful candidate shall serve at the discretion of the appointing officer.  This position is funded by State, Regional, and local funds with an anticipated duration of up to three (3) years.          



This Project Manager II will be managine the crucial Better Market Street Project with an estimated construction cost of $350 million.  The project has considerable focus from the Mayor, media attention, multiple City Agencies, and considerable complexity - as Market Street is San Francisco's premier street.  An $18 million grant is in place and Federal funding is being sought, so complex Federal authorization request packages are required at each phase.  The Project Manager will be responsible to interface with other City, County, Regional, State and Federal Agencies including the Planning Department, San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Agency, Public Utilities Commission, San Francisco Transportation Authority, Caltrans, FHWA, Mayor's Office of Public Finance and Transportation, Office of Economic & Workforce Development, and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.  The project requires working with highly organized merchant, transit, bicycle, pedestrian, and vehicular traffic interest groups.



This very large city-wide project requires significant negotiation and consensus building amongst a variety of interested individiuals and groups over the next four to six years.  The Project Manager II  may need to convince regulatory agencies or public interest groups of worth and wisdom of project.  The position requires interaction with departments not generally contacted; involves complex landscape architecture and infrastructure planning and design, and complex, non-standard construction methods (Design-Build Project Delivery is being considered).  The project involves six or more disciplines.  The Better Market Street project vitally affects the economic well being of the City.  The Project Manager II will report on project progress to the Department head twice a month.  The incumbent will directly supervise  a Project Assistant and a Public Service Aide, as well as coordinate a team of multi-agency staff.  The position requires excellent communications skills, as there will be many opportunities to make public presentations to community organizations and public boards.  The Project Manager II has overall responsiblity for maintaining project controls to deliver the project on time, within budget, and at a high level of quality.



The Project Manager II, under administrative direction, plans, organizes, directs and controls this complex streetscape project from concept planning through design and construction, to close out of the project contract. The essential functions of the Project Manager include:  supervising professional and technical engineering personnel, consultants, and other related staff engaged in planning, design, and construction of this streetscape project; analyzing work-hour proposals and budgets, and motivating and monitoring project teams; assigning work and determining resources necessary to complete assigned work; negotiating and modifying contracts and resolving claims and disputes;  supervising preparation of technical environmental reports and other documentation, designs, drawings, specifications, and cost and quantity estimates for necessary labor, materials and equipment; developing a maintenance MOU for the project with operations and construction management staff from DPW and other departments; reviewing federal, regional, and local regulations and legislation, and grant documents affecting work; compliance with performance standards and specifications; and conducting meetings and making presentations to committees, approval agencies, clients, and the general public. The work frequently requires interpretation of regulations, laws, policies, procedures, guidelines and standards.


The project manager is responsible for preparing and monitoring the project budget, including obtaining funding; overseeing the completion of conceptual design; coordinating work of a multi-disciplinary technical staff across organizational boundaries; working extensively with the public, private contractors, special interest groups, governmental funding and regulatory agencies, and City & County departments; coordinating the EIR and EIS process and obtaining permits; controlling project cost and schedule; reviewing change orders; serving as primary contact for all parties involved in the project; and other duties as required.

This position requires knowledge of civil, mechanical, electrical, structural, and geotechnical engineering, urban design, and landscape architectural design and specifications; financing and budgeting, calculating overhead, design and construction costs; working knowledge of various funding sources and restrictions; legal requirements for City projects; regulations, regulatory agencies and commissions affecting planning, design and construction; requirements of final bid packages; and construction management techniques and practices.

The Project Manager II shall possess the ability to communicate effectively with the public, community groups, the media, management, other City departments, other governmental and private agencies and contractors; knowledge of computer applications and software programs used in performing studies, management reports, and other reports; use independent judgment within established policies; establish and maintain effective working relationships in the course of the work; schedule and budget complex capital projects; develop responsibility charts and enforce work statements; monitor, review and revise job orders,; monitor and track project progress and expenditures and implement cost controls; use computer based project management systems; work effectively in a team environment; understand and communicate to others the larger context in which the project is being completed; negotiate and resolve contract disputes; maintain client contractor relationships; make effective presentations to clients and the community.



The Project Manager II shall possess:

  1. Possession of a Bachelor's Degree in landscape architecture, engineering, architecture, or planning, plus four years of responsible architectural, landscape architectural, engineering or construction management experience; OR
  2. A Bachelor's Degree in another field plus six years of responsible experience in a field directly related to the project; OR
  3. Eight years of landscape architecture, urban design, architecture, engineering, or construction management experience in a field directly related to the project; OR
  4. California registration as professional engineer, landscape architect, or architect PLUS
    two additional years of project coordination experience;
  5. Possession of a valid driver’s license at the time of application.  A photocopy of the required driver’s license must be submitted with the application at the time of filing. 


To be considered for this position, interested candidates must submit a cover letter, current resume, copy of Driver’s License and verification with the CCSF application.

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to begin the application process by registering an account. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately. 

·         Click on “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information

·         Click on “I am a New User” or “I have Registered previously”

·         Follow instructions given on the screen


Computer kiosks are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file on-line applications in the lobby of the Department of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103. 

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how applicant meets the minimum qualifications must be included with their application by the filing deadline.  Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether the applicants meet the minimum qualifications.   Resumes may be attached to the application; however, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application.

Applicants will be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file.  Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records.  Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

Important Note:  All application materials, including photocopy of valid driver’s license and verification of qualifying experience (see section on verification requirements), must be submitted by the final filing deadline.   Failure to submit verification will result in rejection of application.

Only the most qualified applicants will be interviewed. Mailed application materials must be postmarked no later than the final filing date.  Late, faxed or e-mailed applications and applications submitted to other offices will NOT be accepted.   


All applicants must submit verification of their qualifying work experience at the time of application.  Verification of qualifying work experience must be signed by the employer or the employer’s authorized representative on the employer's business letterhead and must include the name of the applicant, job title(s), dates of employment, description of job duties performed.  City employees who qualify based solely on City employment or a combination of City employment and outside experience may submit performance evaluations as proof of qualifying City experience in lieu of other verification, but must verify outside qualifying experience as stated above.  Self-employment requires evidence of total earnings (copies of income tax returns or other official documents); occupation and duties performed which demonstrate that the applicant meets the qualification requirements.  Verification may be waived if impossible to obtain.  The applicant MUST submit a signed statement with the application explaining why verification cannot be obtained.  Waiver requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Failure to submit the required verification or request for waiver with the application may result in rejection of the application.  Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

Application materials may be submitted by:

  1. Uploading the documents through JobAps;       OR
  2. PDF attachments to Marlo.Thomas@sfdpw.org with the recruitment number in the subject line;  OR
  3. Hand delivering or sending the documents via U.S. Postal mail to:

General Services Agency, Human Resources        

1155 Market Street, 4th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94103

Attention: Class 5504


SELECTION PROCEDURE:  Application Screening: (Qualifying) Applications will be screened for relevant qualifying experience. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement in the selection process.  Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited to participate in the interview process. 

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact Marlo Thomas at (415) 554-4824 or via email:  marlo.thomas@sfdpw.org.

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures:


Terms of the Announcement:


Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations.  Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf.

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Right to Work:


All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.



Issued:  January 23, 2013

Micki Callahan

Human Resources Director

Department of Human Resources

Recruitment ID No:  PEX-5504-059916

GSA – DPW/ mte 



Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.


All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, typically a 7.5% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

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