Receipt of applications may close at anytime,
but not before Friday, February 21, 2014 by 5:00 PM.

This is a Position-Based Test administered in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A. The current position is located at San Francisco International Airport.  The eligible list resulting from this examination may be used for future positions in this class in other City departments.

As an enterprise department of the City and County of San Francisco, San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is committed to setting the standard for the industry. SFO has received numerous awards, including this year’s recognition by Airport Revenue News for outstanding concession programs.  As the “Gateway to the Pacific,” SFO had an all time record for passenger traffic in 2012 of 44.5 million passengers traveling through the Airport.  SFO continues to redefine air travel by building for the future.  Airport Director John L. Martin and Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced a $4.1 billion 10-year Capital Improvement plan for the Airport, which is sure to elevate the air travel experience at SFO.

SFO’s mission is to provide an exceptional airport in service to our communities. Our employees carry out our mission through leadership in safety and security, customer service and satisfaction, community relations, environmental commitment, quality of facilities, and financial and economic vitality. For more information about careers at the Airport and current opportunities, please visit

SFO Museum (SFOM) is a cultural program within the Airport, and it is the only museum at an airport that is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Its mission is to provide a broad range of quality museum exhibitions and new museum programs for the traveling public, to humanize the Airport, and to create an ambiance in the Airport that reflects the sophistication, education, learning creativity and cultural diversity of the City and County of San Francisco and the entire Bay Area.

Under administrative direction from the Director and Chief Curator, the Assistant Director of Aviation, Registration and Special Projects provides general management functions for the San Francisco Airport Commission Aviation Library and Louis A. Turpen Aviation Museum (AML), SFO Museum Registration unit, and Museum Special Projects unit.  This position assumes direct responsibility of overseeing, directing, making decisions which impact the daily operation and management of the AML, Registration unit, and the Special Projects unit; evaluating and implementing its established aviation library and museum registration and special projects procedures and policies.  This position directs the research, development, organization and production of approximately 10 high quality exhibitions annually on airport and aviation history in both the Aviation Museum and in the Terminal galleries; establishes partnerships with airlines and relationships with the aeronautical collecting community as well as aviation related institutions, in developing and managing aviation collections.  This position also plans, directs, and manages the registration and collection management activities for the SFO Museum’s permanent collections, donations, purchases, and objects on loan.  This includes the responsibility for insuring of all objects on loan and shipping to and from lenders.   In addition, this position oversees the function of SFO Museum’s special projects unit including managing the online collection database up-to-date; deaccessioning and accessioning museums projects; meeting and exceeding the standards set by American Alliance of Museum (AAM).   With the accelerated planning of the Airport’s Domestic Terminals Master Plan, this position provides critical expertise in directing the research, preparation, development, organization and production of high quality aviation exhibits for the new Terminal galleries to the Director and Chief Curator, and Assistant Director of Exhibitions; provides consultation services to the Director and Chief Curator on SFO Museum’s five-year strategic plan.  The Assistant Director of Aviation, Registration and Special Projects may function as the Museums Director and assumes responsibility of all functions and activities of SFO Museum in absence of the Director and Chief Curator.  This position is a member of the SFO Museum Senior Staff, the Collections Review Committee and the Operational Scheduling Committee.


1. EDUCATION:  Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited College or University. AND
2. EXPERIENCE: Ten (10) years of Museum and/ or Public Art experience, including minimum 5 years supervisory experience.

The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

* Knowledge of aviation history.
* Knowledge of Aesthetic standards and American Alliance of Museums (AAM) standards.
* Over 5 years of supervisory experience in Museum and/ or Public Art.

Applications will be available beginning Thursday, February 6, 2014.  This recruitment process will be open at least through Friday, February 21, 2014 by 5:00 pm.  Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being accepted through an online process.  Visit to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

* Select 0923 Manager II – Assistant Director of Aviation, Registration & Special Projects
* Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
* Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
* Follow instructions on the screen

Computer kiosks are located in the lobby of the Department of Human Resources, 1 South Van Ness, 4th Floor, San Francisco, or the Airport Commission Human Resources at 710 N. McDonnell Rd., 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA  94128 for use by the public to apply for City jobs.  The hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter.  To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (,,,,,,,

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file.  Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records.  Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

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.

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

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Vicky Lei at 650-821-2022 or via e-mail at

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.

Make sure your application and any attachments to the application submitted at the time of filing are complete and accurate and include details on all experience, education, training and other information that qualifies you for this recruitment. Failure to submit a complete and accurate application at the time of filing may result in your ineligibility for this recruitment or inability to receive full credit for scoring purposes. Any new information concerning work experience, education, training and other information that is submitted after the filing deadline may not be used for scoring or considered to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

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