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Department Bureaus and Divisions

Director's Office

Director of Public Works - Mohammed Nuru

Office of Communications and Public Affairs

   Director of Policy and Communications- Rachel Gordon

  • The Office of Communications and Public Affairs keeps the public informed of the department's services, projects and programs through mass media, social media, and other community outreach activities. The team provides outreach to resident, business and community groups; maintains Public Works' website where the public can access information, request Public Works services and voice their complaints and compliments; coordinates customer service requests; coordinates and publicizes department volunteer events and programs; and writes and publishes departmental reports. Visit the Press Room.



Deputy Director for Operations - Larry Stringer

  • Bureau of Building Repair (BBR) - Kevin Sporer, Acting Superintendent
    BBR provides quality professional construction, repair, remodeling, and facility management services to City-owned facilities. The bureau provides emergency repair services 24 hours a day, ensuring that Police, Fire and other public safety operations are fully functional.  Learn more.
  • Bureau of Street Environmental Services and Urban Forestry (BSES) - Steve Nakajima, Acting Superintendent
    BSES uses mechanical street sweepers, strategic litter receptacle placement, and city work crews to clean streets and curbs and keep the City graffiti-free. Sidewalk maintenance remains the responsibility of property owners; however, we use Green Machines to sweep sidewalks in heavily-used commercial corridors. BSES’s Urban Forestry unit is responsible for median maintenance; and tree planting and maintenance of city-owned trees.

  • Bureau of Street and Sewer Repair (BSSR) - Matthew T. Naclerio, P.E., Superintendent
    BSSR is responsible for paving and street repair work, sewer repair, patch paving and pothole filling. In addition, BSSR repairs sidewalks and builds curb ramps.



Design and Construction


Deputy Director of Infrastructure and City Engineer - Fuad Sweiss

  • Infrastructure Design & Construction - Patrick Rivera, Manager
    The mission of the Infrastructure Division is to provide outstanding engineering and construction management services to the community of San Francisco through planning, design, project management and construction management; to produce projects that are sustainable, highly functional, within budget and meeting the schedule. Through innovation and commitment of our professional staff, we design, build, maintain, and improve the city’s facilities and urban space with skill, pride, and responsiveness in partnership with the San Francisco community. We strive to be the service provider of choice for the City departments within our specialty areas.

  • Street-Use and Mapping (BSM) - Jerry Sanguinetti, Manager
    BSM ensures that City sidewalks and streets are safe and accessible by permitting and inspecting the use of the public right of way. The bureau also maintains the official City map. Public and private projects are coordinated to minimize community impacts and identify opportunities for beautification.

Deputy Director for Buildings and City Architect - Edgar Lopez

  • Building Design and Construction - Julia Laue, Manager
    A world class project management, architecture and engineering organization that delivers major capital building projects across all City departments and is recognized as the leader in the delivery of both buildings and facilities that contribute to making San Francisco a beautiful, livable, vibrant, and sustainable city.

  • Project Management   
    DPW's Project Management Bureau is responsible for delivering major capital projects through planning, design, regulatory approval, and construction processes. The bureau delivers a variety of projects on behalf of City agencies.

  • Project Controls and Services - Maurice Williams, Manager

Office of Financial Management and Administration


Deputy Director for the Office of Financial Management and Administration - Julia Dawson

  • Finance and Budget - Douglas Legg, Manager of Finance and Budget
    The Finance and Budget Division is responsible for budget preparation, grants research and administration, and financial planning, capital planning, analysis and reporting. The Division develops financial resources and reports and prepares analyses to implement and control the department's projects and programs. Responsibilities include coordination and input of the annual budget, preparation of an annual Indirect Cost Plan, participation in bond authorizations and sales, development of departmental capital plans, grant proposals, and preparation of financial management reports.

  • Accounting - Jocelyn Quintos, Division Manager, Business Services Division
    The Accounting Division reviews and enters the Department's accounting and purchasing transactions in the City's Online Accounting System, prepares grant billings, and performs account analyses. The Division generates online transactions dealing with the disbursement of funds and collection of revenues and their guidance through required procedures until final liquidation. The Division is responsible for Contract Administration that includes advertising for bids, distributing plans and specifications, receipt of bids, bid document processing, handling bid protests, contract awards, and ensuring compliance with insurance, bonding and licensing requirements.

  • Computer Services - Ephrem Naizghi, Chief Information Officer, Division of Information Technology
    The Computer Services Division designs, programs, operates, and maintains all Department-wide automated information. Services also include planning, software development, network and hardware installation and operations. The Division provides comprehensive IBM AS/400, Local Area Network (LAN), Wide Area Network (WAN), and PC (and compatible) hardware, software, network, and support services.

Last updated: 9/10/2014 5:13:52 PM