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The Port

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 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, ship repair, excursion boats, ferry boats, fishing and fish processing/distribution, tourism, filming, harbor services, and cruise-shipping. 

Current Openings (as of September 25, 2015)

1450 Executive Secretary I
Finance & Administration Division

This 1450 Executive Secretary I position provides specialized administrative secretarial support to the Chief Harbor Engineer. The essential duties for the position include:

  • Provides clerical and administrative support for the Engineering Department. Collects timesheets for payroll purposes. Maintains office supplies. 
  • Assists in organizing office; assisting with project document and drawing filing and keeping open stations operational.
  • Assists with project drawing archiving, reviews and maintains project and drawing storage records and assists with document retrieval from long-term storage.

Please see the City & County of San Francisco Employment Opportunities page for more details. 

9355 Wharfinger I
Maintenance Division

Under the general direction of the Wharfinger II, this position  performs entry-level wharfinger work at the Port and functions as a liaison between the Port and maritime users of Port facilities. The essential functions of the position include:

  • Conduct daily patrol and monitoring of assigned area to ensure compliance with Port and government laws, regulations, safe practices, vessel berth assignments and agreements. 
  • Record berth occupancy status, transient berth activity and initiate and collect, as necessary, billing for dockage, wharfage, storage and related use fees. 
  • Maintain and update vessel files, monitor and maintain logs for contract security provider, water quality reporting, recycling and spill/debris inspections. 

Please see the City & County of San Francisco Employment Opportunities page for more details. 

3233 Marina Associate Manager
Maintenance Division

Under general supervision, the Marina Associate Manager assists the South Beach Harbormaster by being responsible for the following:

Supervises, trains, evaluates and directs Marina employees on a shift who perform minor and routine maintenance, repair and upkeep of structures and facilities (both floating and ashore), and security systems of the Marina Yacht harbor; inspects work to ensure work is performed properly, and notifies Marina Manager of major repair problems; may perform maintenance work as required.

Please see the City & County of San Francisco Employment Opportunities page for more details. 

1822 Administrative Analyst, Grants and Budget Analyst
Finance & Administration Division

This 1822 Administrative Analyst position is in the Finance and Administration Division of the Port of San Francisco. The position will work under the general direction of the department’s Budget Manager and perform difficult and detailed professional-level analytical work in a variety of functional areas, including: grants solicitation and oversight, budget development and administration, and financial/fiscal analysis and reporting.   Essential functions include but are not limited to: identifying grant opportunities and assisting with grant applications; guiding grant accept/expend legislation through the City’s approval process; monitoring and reporting on grant spending; monitoring departmental expenditures to ensure funding parameters are met; assisting with the development of policies and procedures related to the grants program; performing analysis and consulting with managers for resource planning and development of annual budget estimates; on a biennial basis, updating the Port’s annual budget book and the City’s Budget and Performance Management System (BPMS); updating performance metrics in BPMS; and providing analytical support and performing other related duties as assigned.

Piledriver Engine Operator (9331)

Under the direction and supervision of the Piledriver Supervisor, the Piledriver Engine Operator operates and maintains barge mounted and mobile land based cranes that support piledriving operations. This position may work independently or as part of a piledriving crew. As a member of a piledriving crew may perform a variety of work in the repair and construction of piers, wharves and related substructures and may be required to participate in placing, driving and capping pile, laying stringers and decking, framing timbers, demolition and removal of decayed or damaged structural or non-structural members.

This position also performs preventive and corrective maintenance of cranes and piledriving equipment; fuels cranes; conducts pre and post operational checks of the entire crane system; participates in the inspection and certification of cranes and auxiliary equipment; and other related duties as required. The nature of the work may require operating cranes under adverse weather conditions.


In addition to competitive salaries, the Port of San Francisco offers flexible benefit plans with pre-tax elections that include:

»» Medical and dental insurance;
»» Vision care plan;
»» Flexible spending account;
»» Retirement plan;
»» Deferred compensation plan;
»» Long-term disability plan;
»» Management Training Fund;
»» 11 paid holidays per year;
»» Floating holidays;
»» 10 to 20 vacation days per year depending on years of service;
»» 5 days of paid executive leave per year;
»» Up to 100 hours paid administrative leave per year;
»» 13 sick leave days per year; and
»» Credit Union.

Port of San Francisco Employment Opportunities

City and County of San Francisco Employment Opportunities

Last updated: 9/25/2015 4:48:23 PM
Port of San Francisco
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