Associate Director, Infrastructure Management Services

​The Presidio Trust is seeking an Associate Director of Infrastructure Management Services to provide leadership and general oversight for the Trust's utilities/infrastructure management and permitting functions. The Presidio is a new kind of national park. It is home to the spectacular vistas, nature and programs that visitors would expect in a national park as well as a community of residents and organizations who bring renewed vitality and purpose to this former military post.


Our ideal candidate possesses a masterful expertise of advanced engineering theories, principles, concepts, standards and methods to sufficiently incorporate new developments and resolve unique and novel challenges. You provide expert advice to senior colleagues and Trust officials responsible for broad program operations, and significant and innovative recommendations for advancing the utility and infrastructure programs affecting the welfare of the Presidio community and the sustainability of natural resources and the environment.




  • Under the supervision of the Interim Director of Municipal Services, establish long-term improvement plans, and budget and system operation priorities for the sustained performance of utility and infrastructure systems serving the Presidio.
  • Ensure that utility systems provide reliable service to our customers and operate in compliance with appropriate state and federal regulations.
  • Establish cost recovery programs to allow recovery and upgrading of utility and infrastructure systems; manage budgets for utility purchases.
  • Represent the Trust on utility and infrastructure operational and policy issues to internal and external stakeholders including senior management, subcommittees of the board of directors, public agencies, regulators, vendors, utility companies and the public (neighborhood groups).
  • Serve as senior project manager for all infrastructure and utilities projects; supervise subordinate engineers, project managers and construction managers; review and approve plans and specific actions produced by internal staff and consultants; ensure that improvements conform to longer-term improvement plans and incorporate developer or tenant requirements; manage project budgets for utilities and infrastructure improvement projects.
  • Serve as a member of management taskforces and committees participating in strategic planning efforts, and addressing Trust-wide policy and management issues.
  • Present departmental concerns and recommendations on major issues requiring policy direction to appropriate advisory bodies.




  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent from a four-year college or university with a degree in engineering or a related field
  • At least ten years' work experience of increasing responsibility in an engineering or municipal utilities enterprise, including a minimum of five years in a leadership or managerial capacity.
  • California State Professional Engineer License
  • Knowledge of engineering principles, practices and methods; knowledge of utility construction practices and methods; and knowledge of applicable state and/or federal policies, laws, and regulations affecting utility and infrastructure systems.
  • Skill in effective, clear and persuasive oral and written communication to individuals and groups.
  • Ability to negotiate and administer contracts with external vendors and service providers.
  • Ability to provide leadership, counsel, and constructive performance reviews to department personnel at all levels.
  • Skill in resolving conflicts and gaining cooperation among competing interest groups.
  • Skill in identifying, implementing and refining the department's organization structure to generate desired results as efficiently as possible.
  • Ability to develop contacts with external stakeholders including neighborhood groups, regulators, municipal officials, and utility companies.
  • Ability to read and interpret maps, construction drawing and technical reports.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer using general business software (word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail) and project specific programs such as MS Project and Oracle.




  • Passion for working in the Presidio, and for the Presidio Trust.
  • Optimistic and positive attitude with a demonstrated deep commitment to the highest level of customer service.
  • Federal Government municipal services experience desirable.
  • A master's degree in engineering or a related field is desired.


About Presidio Trust Municipal Services


Approximately 3,000 people reside in apartments, townhomes, single-family homes, and duplexes in one of the 21 distinct Presidio neighborhoods, which are located near forest groves, trails, waterfront paths, a golf course, and a beach.  More than 3.5 million square feet of non-residential space is located around the park.  Two-thirds of the buildings are historic, representing a variety of architectural styles, from the Spanish era through World War II.  The Presidio is an extraordinary place to work for the thousands of employees of approximately 100 businesses who lease non-residential space.  The Presidio Trust Municipal Services Department ensures that these beautiful, historic buildings are operational, safe, and ready every day for their modern uses by tenants, residents, employees, and visitors.


Background Investigation


The Presidio Trust has identified this position as subject to an employment background investigation which shall consist of a review of applicable county, state and Federal criminal and civil records, state bankruptcy indexes and a credit report. An individual's granting of a background investigation and resulting report is voluntary. However, employment in this position is contingent upon the successful completion of an employment background investigation. The Presidio Trust may refuse to hire an individual, may rescind an offer of employment to an individual, or may review and terminate the employment of a current employee not successfully completing the background investigation.


Financial Disclosure


This position requires the completion of either the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) Form 278, Public Financial Disclosure Report, or Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, both as a New Entrant into the position and annually thereafter. The purpose of the financial disclosure system is to assist employees and their agencies in avoiding conflicts between official duties and private financial interests or affiliations.