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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 February 8, 2016)

Deputy Director of Real Estate
Real Estate Division

The Deputy Director of Real Estate manages all aspects of this complex property, multi-tenanted portfolio of commercial, industrial, and retail properties (excluding maritime assets), and provides high-level guidance and direction on strategic real estate initiatives as well as annual portfolio goals and objectives. This at-will position reports to the Port’s Executive Director and is responsible for all of the real estate activities of the Port of San Francisco and has extensive interaction with the other six divisions in support of the overall Port’s mission.

The Deputy Director of Real Estate provides formal supervision to the Assistant Deputy Director of Real Estate, the Leasing Manager, and the eight property managers who oversee the day-to-day needs and activities of the Port’s tenants (including tenant requests, terminations, and defaults). The Deputy Director of Real Estate recruits and motivates staff, executes performance appraisals, and handles matters related to advancement and corrective action. The Deputy Director of Real Estate leads by example, models behaviors consistent with the Port’s values and mentors and coaches team members to further develop competencies. Read more.

5382 Student Design Trainee
Planning & Development Division

The Student Planning Trainee will provide support to Port planning and development staff currently working on a variety of projects that implement the Port’s Waterfront Land Use Plan.  Interns are encouraged to explore their professional interest and if appropriate apply them to the San Francisco Waterfront. The position provides  exposure not only within the Planning and Development Division but to multiple professionals within the City and Port. Duties may include  the following: conducting research, preparing graphics and  architectural and urban design drawings for planning and development projects, developing and maintaining GIS based databases; preparing materials for public meetings and community outreach; providing support for public meetings; evaluation of projects for consistency with Port design policies and the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Historic Properties, assist writing tasks, market research,  review of comparable projects, develop and manipulate spreadsheet proformas and assisting in developing and maintaining the Port’s web site.

Piledriver Engine Operator (9331)
Maintenance Division

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: 2/8/2016 11:50:16 AM
Port of San Francisco
Pier 1, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111