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Assistant Superintendent – Bureau of Building Repair – San Francisco Public Works – (0932 TEX)

Recruitment: RTF0137661-01154681

Published: September 15, 2023


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Department: Public Works
Job class: 0932-Manager IV
Starting salary range: $155,714.00 - $198,692.00 (Range A)
Role type: Temporary Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time


The position was amended for new Minimum Qualifications.

Specific information regarding this recruitment process is listed below.

Application Opening: Tuesday, August 08, 2023
Application Deadline: *Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as this recruitment may close at any time, but no earlier than Tuesday, August 15, 2023.
Compensation Range:  $155,714 and $198,692 annually
Recruitment ID:  RTF0137661- 01154681

San Francisco Public Works (Public Works) has a far-reaching portfolio with a $453 million annual operating budget, an active capital portfolio that exceeds $3 billion and a workforce of 1,700-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. 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.

Please visit the “About Us” section of our website at to learn more about the department’s core values, Racial Equity Initiative, leadership team, history, budget and more.

Public Works currently has a vacancy for the position of Assistant Superintendent (Manager IV 0932) within our Building Repair Division

Bureau of Building and Street Repair (Building Repair Division)
The Building Repair Division provides quality professional construction, repair, maintenance, and remodeling for City-owned facilities. We also provide emergency-repair services around the clock, ensuring that police, fire and other public safety operations are fully functional at all times.

Appointment Type: Temporary-Exempt (TEX), 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 not exceed 36 months.

Role description

As the Assistant Superintendent, you will report directly to the Superintendent of the Bureau of Building and Street Repair. You will assist in conducting activities for both mechanical and finishing trades related to the operations, maintenance, repair, construction, and alteration of city-owned buildings, facilities, and structures. Your responsibilities will include managing and supervising personnel and construction projects that maintain, repair, and improve the City’s buildings and facilities in accordance with established work practices, codes, and standards.

Important and Essential Duties:
As an Assistant Superintendent, your duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Plan, organize, assign, coordinate, prioritize, schedule, monitor progress, and evaluate work requests for services from internal and external customers by bureau personnel.
  • Assist in the administration of the bureau’s day-to-day activities.
  • Develop, review, analyze, interpret, investigate, implement, and enforce city standards, procedures, rules, regulations, codes, policies, and provide written reports related to the projects.
  • Supervise second-level supervisors.
  • Assist in the preparation, implementation, and monitoring of the bureau's annual budget.
  • Acting on behalf of the superintendent in labor negotiations, with legislative bodies, other city departments, community-based organizations, and the public.
  • Investigating, analyzing, and responding to problems, inquiries, requests, and complaints regarding work quality, schedule, costs, and more

How to qualify

Minimum Qualifications:


Seven (7) years of verifiable, qualifying experience in developing, estimating, supervising, and overseeing the schedules and budgets of multiple projects that maintain, repair, and improve public buildings and facilities, including both mechanical and finishing trades. Three (3) years of this experience must include working as a staff supervisor of journey-level mechanical and finishing trades in the maintenance, repair, and improvement of buildings and facilities.


Possession of a valid driver's license.

Qualifying experience as described above may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.  (One year of work experience is equal to 30 semester or 45 quarter units).

Note: Qualifying experience must be in the areas of activities related to the operations, maintenance, repair, construction, and alteration of city-owned buildings, facilities, and. The second-level experience must include direct reporting to an assistant superintendent, assistant department head, or company vice president.

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's degree or Associate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.

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. More information can be found at:

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. 

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.

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.

Management Test Battery:
Candidates will be invited to participate in a computer-based examination designed to measure competencies in job-related areas which may include but are not limited to:  Problem-Solving; Leadership; Decision Making; Interpersonal skills; Human Resources Management; Team Building; Communication & Conflict Management. For more information about this Management Test (and a suggested reading list) please visit

*Please note: this examination is only held in San Francisco.  A passing score must be achieved on the Management Test Battery in order to continue in the selection process. This is a standardized examination, and, therefore, test questions and answers are not available for public inspection or review. Scores attained on the Management Test Battery will be valid and 'banked' for three years, starting from the date of the examination. This means that, during this three-year time period, you will not be required to take the Management Test Battery. The Management Test Battery may be used for many other classes; therefore, your test score may be applied to one or more of these classes if you choose to apply to future recruitments. If the selection process for the future announcement is held within one year of the date of this examination and it includes the Management Test Battery, your score will be automatically applied to that announcement, However, after one year, you have the option to either (a) apply your test score to the other announcement or (b) re-take the Management Test Battery. Re-testing is permitted no sooner than one year from the date of the examination and only in association with your eligibility for another announcement for which the Management Test Battery is used.

*Please note that should you re-test, your retest score would become your official score since it is the most recent.  

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.

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.

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

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.