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Project Manager II – Infrastructure Design and Construction - SF Public Works (5504 PEX)

Recruitment: RTF0130161-01128208

Published: June 30, 2023


Kristi Sevilla -
Diana Shek -

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Department: Public Works
Job class: 5504-Project Manager II
Salary range: $200,122.00 - $215,436.00
Role type: Permanent Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time


San Francisco Public Works (SF Public Works) has a far-reaching portfolio with a $352 million annual operating budget, an active capital portfolio that exceeds $3 billion and a workforce of 1,600-plus employees. The department operates around the clock, touching every neighborhood in San Francisco. The staff designs and manages the construction of civic buildings and streets; cleans and greens the right of way; maintains civic buildings; manages multi-million-dollar bond programs; trains people for jobs; keeps the right of way free of hazards; paves the roads; repairs bridges and public stairways; expands accessibility; and works at the forefront addressing some of San Francisco’s biggest challenges, including homelessness. With a mission to enhance the quality of life in San Francisco for residents, visitors, and business owners, Public Works is committed to providing outstanding public service through an equity lens.

We invite you to learn more about the three workplace core values we live and embrace every day here at Public Works, visit our site here: Respect, Integrity, and Responsiveness.

San Francisco Public Works currently has a vacancy for the position of Project Manager II (5504).

The Infrastructure Design and Construction Division
The Infrastructure Design and Construction Division of San Francisco Public Works, led by the City Engineer, provides engineering planning and design services, project management and construction management services for a range of capital improvement projects supporting the City's streets and infrastructure. In addition, our Bureau of Street-use and Mapping, which includes the office of the County Surveyor, ensures that City sidewalks and streets are safe and accessible by permitting and inspecting the use of the public right of way and is responsible for records of survey, lot line adjustments, mapping subdivisions and condominium conversions.

Appointment Type: Permanent-Exempt (PEX), Category 18. This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer, and shall not exceed 36 months.

Application Opening: Friday, June 30, 2023
Application Deadline: This is a continuous recruitment.
*Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as this recruitment may close at any time, but no earlier than Monday, July 10, 2023.
Compensation Range:  $200,122 - $215,436 Annually 
Recruitment ID: RTF0130161-01128208 / PEX-5504-EXEMPT

Role description

In this role, you will manage the Curb Ramp Program, which will have an estimated annual cost in excess of $20 million. The Curb Ramp Program provides accessible paths of travel for all public sidewalks throughout San Francisco, per obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title II and other state and local disability laws. Currently, SF Public Works estimates that there are over ten thousand curb ramp locations that need to be brought into compliance. You will be charged with leading the planning, design, construction procurement, construction, and closeout of multiple curb ramp construction contracts annually. You will work in partnership with our Operations Bureaus in the construction of the curb ramps. In addition, you will manage the Curb Ramp Information System to track and inventory all the constructed curb ramps. As Project Manager II, you will provide oversight for a team that investigates and responds to curb ramp requests and manages the replacement of deteriorated and damaged detectable dome tiles. You will be responsible for seeking funding for the Curb Ramp Program through Capital Improvement Requests, the San Francisco Transportation Authority, and grants.  Periodically, you will prepare program status reports that will be available to the public for review. As a representative for SF Public Works, you will collaborate with various City Departments to recommend improvements and enhancements to the program.

Important and Essential Duties:
As a Project Manager II, your duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Supervising professional and technical engineering personnel, consultants and other related staff engaged in the planning, design, and construction of curb ramp projects.
  • Analyzing work-hour proposals and budgets, 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 the preparation of technical environmental reports and other documentation, designs, drawings, specifications, and cost and quantity estimates for necessary labor, materials, and equipment.
  • Analyzing and solving complex engineering problems to ensure compliance with regulatory and performance standards and specifications.
  • Writing, reviewing, and approving departmental correspondence, reports, and other related documents.
  • Conducting meetings and making presentations to committees, commissions, approval agencies, clients, and the general public.
  • May be required to travel to job sites.

How to qualify

Minimum Qualifications:
Any combination of education, training, and experience that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities may be qualifying. A typical way to obtain this would be:

Bachelor's Degree in architecture, engineering, or planning plus six (6) years of responsible architectural, engineering or construction management experience,


Bachelor's Degree in another field plus eight (8) years of responsible experience in a field directly related to the project,


Ten (10) years of architectural, engineering, or construction management experience in a field directly related to the project,


California registration as a professional engineer or architect plus two years of project coordination experience.


  • One-year full-time employment is considered equivalent to 2000 hours (2000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40 hour work week). Any overtime hours that you work above forty (40) hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.

Desirable QualificationsThe stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify candidates advancing to the interview process and/or to identify job finalist(s) at the end of the selection process when referred for hiring.

  • Experience leading or coordinating projects with multiple funding sources.
  • Experience responding to complaints or concerns from members of the public.
  • Experience with cross-departmental collaboration and public reporting.
  • Familiarity with disability access laws that govern curb ramp construction.

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at

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.

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. 

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores. 

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

The selection process will include an evaluation of applications in relation to minimum requirements. Depending on the number of applicants, the Department may establish and implement additional screening mechanisms to comparatively evaluate the qualifications of candidates. If this becomes necessary, only those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the Department will move forward in the recruitment process.

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

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through all of the steps in the selection procedure.

    What else should I know?

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

    Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: At the City and County of San Francisco, we share a commitment to a diverse, inclusive and equitable community. Each member of our organization is responsible and accountable for what they say and do to make San Francisco an inclusive and equitable place to live and work by employing fair and just practices to and for all.


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    If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the analyst, Kristi Sevilla, at

    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.