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Grants Manager - Port of San Francisco (1824)

Recruitment: RTF0141657-01013369

Published: March 15, 2024


Tiaka Hyatt -

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Department: Port
Job class: 1824-Principal Administrative Analyst
Salary range: $134,212.00 - $163,150.00
Role type: Permanent Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time


Appointment Type: This is a Permanent Exempt (PEX), Full-Time position with an anticipated duration of up to three (3) years. This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive civil service examination process and incumbents are considered “at will” and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer.  

Specific information regarding this recruitment process is listed below

The Port of San Francisco is an enterprise agency of the City and County of San Francisco and is governed by a Commission of five members appointed by the Mayor. The Port Commission is responsible for overseeing a broad range of waterfront commercial, maritime, and public access facilities that are held in public trust for the people of California. The Port’s jurisdiction covers approximately 7.5 miles of waterfront land from Pier 98, near Hunter’s Point in the southern part of San Francisco, to Fisherman’s Wharf in the northern part of the City. 

The Port’s diverse business portfolio includes over 550 ground, commercial, retail, office, industrial and maritime industrial leases including cargo shipping, layberthing, excursion boats, ferry boats, fishing and fish processing/distribution, tourism, filming, harbor services, and cruise operations. With some of the most flexible cargo handling facilities on the West Coast, as well as naturally deep water, the Port can handle various types of cargo such as, dry-bulk, neo-bulk, roll-on/roll-off, and project cargoes. 

The Port of San Francisco has many internationally recognized landmarks such as Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, the Exploratorium, the Ferry Building and Oracle Park, home of the San Francisco Giants baseball team. With its unique and historic properties, the Port is home to a variety of tenants and uses. The Port Commission over the last five decades has led a remarkable transformation of the Port; maintaining its industrial maritime heritage while developing new uses, including commercial and public activities, that have helped San Francisco remain one of the most visited and popular cities on the globe. 

For more information about the Port of San Francisco, visit Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.   

Role description

Under the direction of the CFO, and in consultation with the Legislative Affairs Manager and the Water Resilience Program (WRP) Director, the Grants Manager (Principal Administrative Analyst) will serve as primary author of the Port’s grant applications, with input from Port specialists from other divisions and direct, oversee, conducts and/or facilitate difficult analytical work related to grants management and compliance, and complex contracting processes.

Additional key duties include, but are not limited to: 

  • Directs and/or conducts the development and implementation of complex and comprehensive survey studies and other processes to determine best process for grant management. 
  • Works directly with grantees in the procurement, negotiations, and monitoring components of the grant life cycle 
  • Develops and organizes annual reports on evaluation and monitoring, and represents Department or Division at meetings, legislative gatherings, and other events related to this position and duties/responsibilities.  
  • Develop programs and initiatives and collaborate and build relationships with other key departments overseeing funding monitoring and execution, monitoring process of programs, policy recommendation and initiatives. 
  • Manages the negotiation, execution, and approval of grant agreements, including Port Commission and Board of Supervisor approvals as needed. 
  • Coordinates and manages the application and reporting processes for local, state, and federal grant opportunities. 
  • Acts as the subject matter expert on grant compliance through an in-depth understanding of federal and state compliance standards and the required reporting processes. 

How to qualify


Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; AND 


Five (5) years full-time equivalent experience performing professional-level analytical work. Qualifying professional-level analytical work includes analysis, development, administration, and reporting in major programs and functions of an organization in the areas of budgets, contracts, grants, policy, or other functional areas related to the duties of positions in the 182X Class series. 


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

Experience Substitution: Possession of a graduate degree (Master's degree or higher) from an accredited college or university with major coursework in specialized subject matter areas such as public or business administration, management, business law, contract law, public policy, urban studies, economics, statistical analysis, finance, accounting or other fields of study closely related to the essential functions of positions in the Class series may be substituted for one (1) year of required experience. 

Important Note(s):

  • 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.
  • Applicants must meet minimum qualification requirements by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.
  • Please make sure it is absolutely clear in your application exactly how you meet the minimum qualifications. Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process.
  • Please be aware that any misrepresentation of this information may disqualify you from this recruitment or future job opportunities.

What else should I know?

Benefits: The City and County of San Francisco offers a comprehensive benefit program. For complete details, please visit:

Selection Procedures: Applications will be screened for relevant qualifying experience and education. Additional mechanisms may be implemented in order to determine candidate’s qualifications.  Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited to continue in the selection process.  

Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview.


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

  1. Select the “I'm Interested" button and follow instructions on the screen. 

The deadline to submit applications is April 5, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. 

Human Resources Analyst Information: If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please send your inquires to Tiaka Hyatt-Geter, Sr. Human Resources Analyst, at  

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

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

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

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.