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Construction and Professional Services Contract Manager - Infrastructure Division - SFPUC (0933) - (121961)

Recruitment: RTF0121960-01094342

Published: January 25, 2023


Vivian Yeung -

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Department: Public Utilities Commission
Job class: 0933-Manager V
Starting salary range: $167,908.00 - $214,344.00 (Range A)
Role type: Permanent Civil Service What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time
Exam type: Position Based Test
Rule: Rule of the List What does this mean?
List type: Combined Promotive and Entrance


This is a Position-Based Test conducted in accordance with CSC Rule 111A.

This announcement has been amended and extended to reflect changes with the application deadline date. Applicants who already applied during the filing period from January 12, 2023, through January 24, 2023, need not reapply and will be included in the applicant pool.

Application Opening Date: Thursday, January 12, 2023
Application Filing Deadline: Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as this announcement will close at 5:00 PM (PST) on Friday, January 27, 2023 (*Updated on 1/25/2023)
Compensation: $163,800 to $209,118 annually (Range A)
Recruitment ID: PBT-0933-121961 / RTF0121960-01094342 

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)
Headquartered in San Francisco, we have 2,300 employees operating across eight counties serving more than 2.7 million customers in the San Francisco Bay Area – 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.

Our Mission: To provide our customers with high quality, efficient, and reliable water, power, and wastewater services in a manner that values environmental and community interests and sustains the resources entrusted to our care.

Our Vision: We are an innovative utility leader, recognized for excellent results in service, safety, stewardship, and inclusiveness.

We are an award-winning and industry-leading utilities organization committed to our customers, community interests, and the environment. To learn more about our organization, please visit our website at

We are proud of our infrastructure and programs, but most importantly, we value our highly qualified and dedicated workforce which ensures that this vision becomes a reality.

To learn more about working at the SFPUC, visit our career site here.

Role description

About the Bureau
The Construction Management Bureau (CMB) within the Infrastructure Division is responsible for overseeing construction of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission's (SFPUC) water, wastewater and power capital programs and projects, including the Sewer System Improvement Program (SSIP), Wastewater Capital Improvement Program, the Hetch Hetchy Capital Improvement Program (HCIP), and the annual Water and Wastewater Rehabilitation and Repair (R&R) Programs.

About the Position
Under the general direction of the Manager of the SFPUC's Construction Management Bureau (CMB), the Construction and Professional Services Contract Manager plans, manages, assigns and directs the activities of multiple teams of cross-disciplined construction management professionals and sub-professionals in supporting the Wastewater Enterprise's Spot Sewer Repair Program and the CMB's Professional Services Contracts Administration of the Capital Improvement Programs for Water, Power and Wastewater Enterprises. 

This position will also be responsible for managing and directing the activities of Infrastructure Photography group; serving as the primary liaison for the provision and procurement of CMB's dispute resolution services; and managing and implementing the CMB's use of formal partnering and partnering facilitation services on SFPUC construction projects. This position will manage a budget of about $105M.

Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  1. Plans, monitors, supervises, and evaluates staff;
  2. Oversees and manages teams responsible for repair and/or replacement of critical elements of the wastewater collection system at times under emergency conditions;
  3. Oversees and manages the planning, development, procurement, and administration of professional services contracts in support of the Construction Management Bureau's mission, to include project-specific Construction Management contracts, Partnering and Dispute Resolution Board DRB (3-party) agreements and multi-project As-needed Construction Management contracts;
  4. Manages and directs the activities of the Photography unit which includes budgeting, procurement, producing a comprehensive visual record of construction projects; and maintaining digitized photo archived collection of historic and contemporary professional photography;
  5. Collaborates with the Bureau's construction management staff for the provision of dispute resolution services and partnering facilitation services to manage and resolve field construction issues and mitigate potentially costly claims;
  6. Participates in the planning, development and implementation of contracting strategies that support capital improvement programs;
  7. Serves as the Bureau's liaison with the Board of Supervisors, budget/legislative analysts, and the Civil Service Commission regarding professional services contracts;
  8. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Ideal Candidate and Competencies:
The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record and ability to exercise the following leadership competencies which are critical for success in the role of Construction and Professional Services Contract Manager at the SFPUC Infrastructure Division.

  • Accountability - Acts with integrity, honestly, and fairness; inspires trust. Clearly defines roles and responsibilities for self and others. Holds self and others to their roles and responsibilities. Complies with legal and ethical guidelines. Acts as a responsible steward of the resources entrusted to the SFPUC.
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving - Takes ownership of problems and makes timely, responsible, transparent, and clear decisions. involves others in addressing problems and seeking solutions. Gathers relevant information and conducts appropriate analyses. Understands the impact of decisions.
  • Relationship Management - Builds open, honest, and respectful relationships through effective communication and collaboration techniques. Develops networks and lasting partnerships across boundaries to maintain strategic relationships and achieve common goals. Utilizes a variety of communication approaches to successfully gain support, influence others, and strengthen relationship. 
  • Strategic Planning - Formulates objectives and priorities, implements plans, and allocates resources to achieve the long-term goals of the organization. 
  • Talent Management - Builds and develops a highly skilled workforce based on organizational goals, budget considerations, and staffing needs. Ensures that employees are appropriately recruited and provides resources and support to ensure that the workforce can meet current and future business needs.

How to qualify

Minimum Qualifications:
: Possession of a baccalaureate's degree from an accredited college or university; AND

Experience: Six (6) years of professional experience in the administration of construction contracts related to infrastructure facilities, of which three (3) years must include experience supervising professionals.

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience as described above may substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis up to the maximum of two (2) years. One (1) year is equivalent to thirty (30) semester units/forty-five (45) quarter units.

Note: One year of full-time employment is equivalent to 2000 hours. (2000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40-hour work week.) 

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process.

Desirable Qualifications:
The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

  • Possession of a Bachelor of Science degree in an Engineering discipline.
  • Possession of a Master’s degree in Construction Management or Project Management.
  • Extensive experience managing diverse and multi-generational project teams.
  • Experience navigating the contracting process including development of Request for Proposal (RFP) documents in public sector.

Verification of Education and Experience: Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. For more information on how to verify your experience or education please click here

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.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application.

What else should I know?

Selection Procedures
After application submission, candidates deemed qualified must complete all subsequent steps to advance in this selection process, which includes the following:

1. Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (MQSQ) (Weight: Qualifying) Candidates will be required to complete a MQSQ as part of the employment application at a later time. This MQSQ is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications for this position. The MQSQ will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.

2. Management Test Battery (Weight: 40%): Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be invited to participate in a computer-based examination designed to measure competencies in job-related areas. For more information about this Management Test (and a suggested reading list) please click here.

This is a standardized examination, and, therefore, test questions and answers are not available for public inspection or review. A passing score must be achieved on the Management Test Battery in order to continue in the selection process. 

3. Supplemental Questionnaire Examination (Weight: 60%): Candidates who passed the Management Test Battery will be emailed a Supplemental Questionnaire that is designed to measure the knowledge, skills, and abilities in job related areas which have been identified as critical for this position and include, but are not limited to: knowledge of construction management principles and practices, ability to conduct contract analysis, ability to comprehend and apply construction management approaches and concepts, and written communication skills. Candidates will be required to complete and submit the Supplemental Questionnaire in the time frame specified in order to be evaluated and rated by a panel of subject matter experts. 

All responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire are subject to verification and should be consistent with the information provided in your application. All relevant experience, education and/or training must be included in the responses in order to be reviewed in the rating process. Failure to submit the Supplemental Questionnaire may result in the disqualification from the examination process. 

Note: A passing score must be achieved on both Management Test Battery and the Supplemental Questionnaire Examination in order to continue in the selection process and be placed on the Eligible List/Score Report in rank order according to their final score. 

What else should I know?

Eligible List/Score Report: A confidential eligible list of applicant names that have passed the civil service examination process will be created, and used for certification purposes only. An examination score report will be established, so applicants can view the ranks, final scores and number of eligible candidates. Applicant information, including names of applicants on the eligible list, shall not be made public unless required by law. However, an eligible list shall be made available for public inspection, upon request, once the eligible list is exhausted or expired and referrals resolved. The eligible list/score report resulting from this civil service examination process is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission.

The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be of six (6) months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

To find Departments which use this classification, please see Position-Counts-by-Job-Codes-and-Department-FY-2021-22.pdf (

Certification: The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of the List.  The hiring department may administer additional position-specific selection procedures prior to making final hiring decisions.

Terms of Announcement and Appeal Rights: 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 here.

The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 111A.35.1. The standard for the review of such appeals is ‘abuse of discretion’ or ‘no rational basis’ for establishing the position description, the minimum qualifications and/or the certification rule. Appeals must include a written statement of the item(s) being contested and the specific reason(s) why the cited item(s) constitute(s) abuse of discretion by the Human Resources Director. Appeals must be submitted directly to the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission within five business days of the announcement issuance date.

Additional Information Regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco:

How to ApplyApplications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit and begin the application process.

• Select the “I’m Interested” button and follow instructions on the screen 

Applicants may be contacted by email about this recruitment 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 (,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and

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.

Recruitment Analyst Information: If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the analyst, Vivian Yeung via email at or (628) 215-1236.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible.

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.