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Utilities Manager


The Presidio Trust is seeking a Utilities Manager. The Presidio of San Francisco, the 1,491-acre former Army base at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge, is now a new kind of national park. The park includes 477 individually significant historic buildings, about 6 million square feet of office space, and more than 180 historic objects. To date, 325 historic buildings have been fully or partially rehabilitated and are now occupied. Now, these beautiful, historic buildings are revived with new life and new uses for our public visitors, tenants, and employees.


The Trust offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.  Applications received by October 28, 2019 will receive first consideration.


The Utilities Manager serves as the manager of utilities operations reporting to the Director of Infrastructure Stewardship. This position formulates, evaluates, and oversees the maintenance and operation of park infrastructure and utilities. The Utilities Manager is responsible for work of considerable complexity including long-term strategic planning, balancing resource priorities, developing comprehensive work plans and budgets and directing a large staff of maintenance personnel.


  • Plan and direct all operations and the delivery of maintenance services for the Infrastructure Stewardship Department including emergency response and restoration 
  • Conduct workload estimates, audits and inspections to meet service demands
  • Train subordinate supervisors to perform workload audits and estimates 
  • Perform quality assurance inspections
  • Direct the study of the Department's organization, operations and services; and recommend ways to improve economy, efficiency, and quality in these areas.
  • Evaluate policies and procedures for Department operations and make recommendations for change; enforce policy and procedure for all maintenance functions within area of authority.
  • Plan, develop, and make recommendations for improving service levels, program objectives, resource utilization, revenue generation, and/or new costs.
  • Plan and direct maintenance for infrastructure operations including high voltage electrical distribution, water treatment, water distribution, wastewater collection, and storm drainage.
  • Support the planning and development of new and existing park facilities by developing maintenance requirements; review plans and provide oversight of infrastructure and utility construction processes by in-house and contract personnel.
  • Manage the development and implementation of the Infrastructure Stewardship Department's annual work programs.
  • Develop and administer annual budget for all infrastructure and utility services.
  • Plan, direct, review and evaluate through line supervisors a large utility staff and their work; make decisions and recommendations on personnel actions such as those that relate to employment, promotion, demotion, retention and other matters.
  • Responsible for Department safety and training programs.
  • Maintain and coordinate effective working relationships with staff in other departments and outside agencies.
  • Provide professional presentations on department activities for Presidio Senior Staff, general public, and others
  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities

Directly supervises up to 4 supervisors, and indirectly supervises up to 40 employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; authorizing time off; rewarding and disciplining employees; and addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in public administration, civil engineering, environmental engineering, or a related field from an accredited college or university AND at least four (4) years of experience in infrastructure construction and management or professional public administration in the planning and organizing of infrastructure maintenance programs; OR eight (8) years of increasingly responsible experience in the maintenance of infrastructure including four (4) years of supervisory and management experience
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of infrastructure planning and management
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of utility operations and project management
  • Knowledge of the methods, materials, and equipment employed in maintenance operations related to utilities and infrastructure
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and work on interdisciplinary project teams
  • Ability to conduct research, gather data, prepare and present reports
  • Ability to organize, develop and direct technical staff
  • Ability to perform supervisory functions, including; conducting evaluations, providing training and development, disciplinary actions and decisions for retention or dismissal
  • Knowledge of current health, safety and accessibility laws and standards
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing to diverse audiences
  • Knowledge of management principles and administration practices 
  • Knowledge of organizational development principles and practices
  • Ability to plan, organize and control the activities of a large infrastructure maintenance organization
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, contractors, the general public and others
  • Ability to prepare and oversee annual and project budgets for large- and small-scale projects and programs
  • Knowledge of contract administration and procurement procedures and an ability to initiate and oversee small and large contracts
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective public relations, to represent the Presidio to outside groups and individuals, and to promote programs and projects to potential stakeholders and/or funders
  • Demonstrated ability to develop new programs and to respond quickly and efficiently to changing needs and priorities
  • Possession of a valid California Driver's License

​About the Presidio Trust Land and Building Stewardship Team
Our mission is to make the Presidio thrive by keeping the land, buildings and infrastructure of this beautiful park in excellent shape and by providing outstanding customer service to everyone we meet.   We are proud of our role in making the Presidio successful and look forward to welcoming you, our next leader, to help us continue to excel.

Driver's License Investigation & Review
This position requires a current, valid Driver's License prior to starting work, and maintenance of a driver's license throughout occupancy of the position. You will be subject to a driver's license investigation as a New Entrant, and annual driver's license reviews thereafter. An individual's granting of an investigation and resulting reports thereafter is voluntary, however, employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a driver's license investigation. The Trust may refuse to hire an individual, rescind an offer of employment, or review and terminate the employment of a current employee who does not successfully complete the driver's license investigation.

Financial Disclosure
The position requires the completion of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) Form 278, Public 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 their official duties and private financial interests and affiliations.