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City and County of San Francisco - Planning Dept (CPC)

Airport Economic Planner

Full Time
Real Estate Field
  • Development
San Francisco
Postal Code
United States

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Salary range as of June 2018: $112,398 - $136,604/year
Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as this announcement may close at any time.
Visit the official job announcement on the City & County of San Francisco’s employment website by clicking on the Apply button.


About SFO:

SFO is a world-class, award-winning airport that served more than 55 million guests in 2017.  SFO offers non-stop flights to 45 international cities on 45 international carriers.  The Bay Area's largest airport also connects non-stop with 83 U.S. cities on 13 domestic airlines.  In fiscal year 16/17, the Airport, an enterprise department of the City & County of San Francisco, accounted for $8.4 billion in business activity and supported more than 42,800 direct jobs.

SFO’s mission is to provide an exceptional airport in service to our communities and is committed to redefining air travel. SFO has embarked on the renovation of Terminal 1, the largest capital project in the Airport’s $7.3 billion Ascent Program.  For more information, visit .  View a video about .

Job Description:

The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is hiring an Airport Economic Planner.  In this role you will perform a variety of functions related to the Airport’s property management and business development programs, financial and economic business planning, development and management at (SFO), and supervise professional and support staff. Desirable Candidate: has experience in leasing commercial real estate; six (6) or more years of experience supervising contractors or staff; experience in the aviation industry managing airline properties, parking operations, airline passenger operations, airline cargo operations, airport operators or airport tenants; and excellent verbal and written communication skills.  See official job posting for more details.

The essential functions of this position include:

  • Manage the various activities of airline tenants, aviation support companies, government agencies, and on-and-off airport properties including the following:– terminals, land, office buildings, cargo facilities, parking garages, warehouses, hangars and off-airport properties.

  • Perform various tasks related to the leasing, rental and management of Airport lands, terminals, buildings and other public service outlets.

  • Research and analyze trends in the following industries: commercial aviation, general aviation, aviation support, surrounding commercial real estate and parking.

  • Manage professional service agreements in excess of $1 million per year.

  • Business client management to include billing status and facilities inspection.

  • Interagency coordination with other City, State and Federal departments.

  • As a supervisor in the unit, participate in developing and managing a program for the use and leasing activities of concessions, airlines, and other companies related to Airport properties:

    • Develop, implement and process proposals of use, bid packages, leases, permits and other documents related to property and concession rental;

    • Negotiate with and often directly manage larger, more complex accounts and/or tenants;

    • Conduct or oversee studies of alternative development projects, new airline services and other issues which arise;

    • Supervise staff involved in the oversight and management of tenant compliance with contract terms and coordinating tenant maintenance, construction and daily property issues;

    • Coach, train and develop subordinate staff.

Nature of Work

Requires extensive computer work requiring keyboarding and prolonged sitting and working off a flat screen monitor; ability to work offsite and inspect tenant premises; ability to work effectively with managers, co-workers, contractors and other personnel; and ability to identify issues and problem solve.




Possession of a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Economics, Business, Accounting, Airport Management, International Relations, Administration, Public Administration, or a related field.



Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in: airport property management; airport transportation service planning or marketing; airline line station management; contracts; budget; or aviation space utilization or expansion.



Education Substitution: Additional qualifying experience as described above may substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis (up to a maximum of 2 years). Note: One year (2000 hours) of additional qualifying work experience will be considered equivalent to 30 semester units/45 quarter units.

Note: Residential property management experience is not qualifying.


Desirable Qualifications

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

  • Experience in leasing commercial real estate.

  • Six (6) or more years of experience supervising contractors or staff in the functions listed in the minimum qualifications above.

  • Experience in the aviation industry managing airline properties, parking operations, airline passenger operations, airline cargo operations, airport operators or airport tenants.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

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.


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Equal Opportunity Employer


Job Functions

  • Facilities Management
  • Leasing
  • Property Management

Job Sectors

  • Hospitality / Entertainment
  • Government/Education
  • Industrial


2+ to 5 years

This job is no longer active.

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