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Recruitment: RTF0134843-01154201

Published: May 26, 2023


Vicky Lei -

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Department: San Francisco International Airport
Job class: 0932-Manager IV
Starting salary range: $151,918.00 - $193,856.00 (Range A)
Role type: Temporary Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time


  • Application Opening: 5/12/2023
  • Application Deadline: 5/26/2023, 5:00 PM (PST)
  • Compensation: $151,918 to $193,856 annually
  • Recruitment ID: TEX-0932-134844

San Francisco International Airport (SFO), an enterprise department of the City & County of San Francisco, has a workforce of approximately 1,700 City employees and strives to be a diverse, equitable, and inclusive employer
SFO’s mission is to provide an exceptional airport in service to our communities and our core values are Safety and Security, Teamwork, Excellence, Care and Equity. Learn more about careers at SFO. 

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Role description

Appointment Type:  Temporary exempt up to 36 months.  A temporary exempt appointee must participate and be successful in a Civil Service Examination process for this classification and be selected through an open competitive process in order to be considered for a permanent appointment. 

SFO’s Chief Development Office is responsible for the long-term development, design & construction of all Airport capital projects which includes overseeing the Airport’s Capital Improvement Plan (CIP).   The Capital Planning and Program Controls (CPPC) Manager is responsible for developing and leading a cohesive, program-wide controls approach to monitoring and reporting on project schedules, budgets, and risks, and requirements for program information/documentation. 

Responsibilities include development of processes and procedures for contract change orders, progress payments, and contract amendments or modifications, and, oversight of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reimbursement agreements, development of project budgets and forecasts, and monitoring project expenditures. This position will also provide controls oversight and management of all projects in the CIP, including: reporting to Executive Management and the Airport Commission on the overall status, progress, and health of the CIP; performing program risk assessments and analyses; overseeing cost control and cost modeling; developing tools and processes for use in the execution of projects; providing guidance to project teams to assist in issue resolution; overseeing the development, implementation and maintenance of Unifier, the Airport’s centralized project management information system; and liaising with Airport Business & Finance regarding capital planning, cash flow/funding needs, and other general coordination needs.

The position will manage the Capital Program Support Services (CPSS) contract and consultant team, including overseeing production, reporting, delegation of support services tasks, and assessing team member performance.  

How to qualify

Education: Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. AND

Experience: Six (6) years of increasingly responsible professional level experience in budgeting, finance, or contract administration including at least three (3) years of experience supervising professionals.


Education Substitution: Additional qualifying experience as described above may be substituted for the education requirement on a year for year basis for up to two (2) years.  (One year of work experience is equal to 30 semester or 45 quarter units).

Experience Substitution: Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university may substitute (1) year of the required experience (but may not substitute for the required supervisory experience).

Desirable Qualifications

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

  • Two or more years of experience in developing a Capital Improvement Program for a governmental agency.
  • Two or more years of experience in developing standardized program management processes and procedures.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

One year full-time employment is equivalent to 2,000 hours (2,000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40 hour work week). Any overtime hours that you work above 40 hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.

Nature of Work

Requires extensive computer work requiring keyboarding and prolonged sitting and working off a flat screen monitor to perform strategic and planning affairs analysis; analyzes, manipulates, and generates reports; ability to work effectively with managers, co-workers, contractors and other personnel; and ability to identify issues and problem solve, as well as ability on formulating, producing and giving presentations.


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.


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

Selection Procedure:  The selection process will include evaluation of applications in relation to minimum requirements.  Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to interview.  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 be invited for an interview.

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

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Security Clearance: Candidates for employment with the San Francisco Airport Commission are required to undergo a criminal history record check, including FBI fingerprints, and Security Threat Assessment in order to determine eligibility for security clearance and may be required to undergo drug/alcohol screening. Per Civil Service Commission Rule Section 110.9.1, every applicant for an examination must possess and maintain the qualifications required by law and by the examination announcement for the examination. Failure to obtain and maintain security clearance may be basis for termination from employment with the Airport Commission.

What else should I know?

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


Applications 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.

Recruiter Information: If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the Recruiter Vicky Lei 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.