Airport Property Specialist I (9206)

$114,166 - $138,684 yearly
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO), San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Jul 22, 2022
Full time Management

Job Description


  • Application Opening: Tuesday, July 19, 2022
  • Application Deadline: Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as this announcement may close at any time after 5:00 PM on Tuesday, August 9, 2022.
  • Compensation Range:  $114,166 - $138,684 Annually
  • Recruitment ID:  123566 / RTF0123565

San Francisco International Airport (SFO), an enterprise department of the City & County of San Francisco, has a workforce of approximately 1,700 City employees and strives to be a diverse, equitable, and inclusive employer.

Role description

Under general direction, the Airport Property Specialist I - performs a variety of functions related to the Airport’s property management and business development programs.

The essential functions of this position include:

  • Manages the various operational activities of concessions tenants related to the following properties – terminals, office buildings and other properties.
  • Utilizes various restaurant/retail marketing data, analysis, and other research tools.
  • Prepares verbal and written memos, letters, reports and recommendations to management for achieving maximum revenues from the leasing and rental of Airport properties.
  • Prepares verbal and written memos, letters, reports and recommendations regarding management of operating policies and practices to improve operating efficiencies.
  • Manages the outreach and competitive selection process for award of concession and passenger service contracts at the Airport.
  • In Partnership and a liaison to tenants/operators, various internal and external Airport stakeholders and local agencies. 
  • May include additional duties as assigned. 

Nature of Work
The normal work period is Monday through Friday, however, you will be required to report to work during emergency situations including weekends, evenings, and holidays to facilitate airport emergency support operations.

How to qualify

Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.

Two (2) years of experience in the areas appropriate to the assigned position. These areas may include but are not limited to: market research; evaluation of economic feasibility of leases; the management and leasing of: commercial properties, retail properties, passenger services and advertising, food and beverage concessions, airport/aviation industry tenants, air passenger support services, airline operations, or cargo operations.

Special Condition: Qualifying experience must include one (1) year of experience leasing and/or managing a retail or food & beverage property.

Note: Residential property management experience is not qualifying.

Education Substitution:  Additional qualifying full time work experience (2000 hours equal one year) as described above may substitute up to two (2) years of the required education. One (1) year of work experience equals to 30 semester units or 45 quarter units.

The above minimum qualifications reflect special conditions associated with the position(s) to be filled. They may differ from the standard minimum qualifications associated with this classification.

Desirable Qualifications
The stated desirable qualifications may be considered at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience developing a leasing process/procedure in response to departmental needs.
  • Leasing experience in a municipal setting.
  • Experience analyzing and evaluating current market rates.
  • Experience making presentations in front of large groups. 

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

One year full-time employment is equivalent to 2,000 hours (2,000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40 hour work week). Any overtime hours that you work above 40 hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at 

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.  All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications. 

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application. 
Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

Selection Procedures:
After application submission, candidates deemed qualified must complete all subsequent steps to advance in this selection process, which includes the following: 

Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (MQSQ): (Weight:  Qualifying) 
Candidates will be required to complete a MQSQ as part of the employment application. This MQSQ is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications (MQ) for this position. The MQSQ will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.

Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation: (Weight: 100%)
Qualified candidates will be sent a Supplemental Questionnaire that must be submitted in order to compete in the recruitment process.  All relevant experience, education and/or training must be on the application in order to be reviewed in the rating process.  The Training & Experience Questions will be weighted 30% of the overall score, and the Behavioral Consistency Questions will be weighted 70%.  The Supplemental Questionnaire is designed to measure the knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to: knowledge of and ability to draft rental and operating agreements; ability to negotiate; knowledge of current market rates; analytical ability; human relations ability; knowledge of property management procedures; written communication ability; oral communication and presentation ability.

A passing score must be achieved on the Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation in order to be placed/ranked on the eligible list continue in the selection process.

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Security Clearance:
Candidates for employment with the San Francisco Airport Commission are required to undergo a criminal history record check, including FBI fingerprints, and Security Threat Assessment in order to determine eligibility for security clearance and may be required to undergo drug/alcohol screening. Per Civil Service Commission Rule Section 110.9.1, every applicant for an examination must possess and maintain the qualifications required by law and by the examination announcement for the examination. Failure to obtain and maintain security clearance may be basis for termination from employment with the Airport Commission.

Customs Clearance:
This position requires that the incumbent be qualified for unescorted access to the San Francisco International Airport U.S. Customs Security Area. An application for a U.S. Custom Access Seal may be submitted to Customs ONLY after employment has commenced.  Employment in this position requires that the incumbent submit an application for, successfully acquire and maintain a Customs Access Seal. Per Civil Service Commission Rule 110.9.1, every applicant must possess and maintain the qualifications required by law and by the examination announcement for this examination. Failure to acquire or maintain customs access, a requirement for this position, may be basis for termination from employment with the Airport Commission. Customs Access Seal requirements and procedures are located in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 19, Part 122, Sections 181 or 189.

What else should I know?

Eligible List/Score Report:

A confidential eligible list of applicant names that have passed the civil service examination process will be created, and used for certification purposes only. An examination score report will be established, so applicants can view the ranks, final scores and number of eligible candidates. Applicant information, including names of applicants on the eligible list, shall not be made public unless required by law. However, an eligible list shall be made available for public inspection, upon request, once the eligible list is exhausted or expired and referrals resolved. The eligible list/score report resulting from this civil service examination process is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission. 

The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be six months and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director. 

Terms of Announcement and Appeal Rights:

Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations. Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website 

The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 111A.35.1. The standard for the review of such appeals is 'abuse of discretion' or 'no rational basis' for establishing the position description, the minimum qualifications and/or the certification rule. Appeals must include a written statement of the item(s) being contested and the specific reason(s) why the cited item(s) constitute(s) abuse of discretion by the Human Resources Director.  Appeals must be submitted directly to the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission within five business days of the announcement issuance date. 


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Deadline to Apply

Application Deadline: Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as this announcement may close at any time after 5:00 PM on Tuesday, August 9, 2022.