5382 Student Design Trainee III, Arch, Engr, & Planning

Planning & Development Intern

Recruitment #TEX-5382-056740


The Port of San Francisco is seeking two student trainees for a position in the Planning & Development Division. Selected students will be hired 10 - 20 hours/week) during the school year and on a full-time basis for approximately 10-12 weeks during the summer.  Exact starting dates and number of hours may depend on college schedules.


The Port is an enterprise agency of the City and County of San Francisco responsible for overseeing waterfront commercial, maritime and public access facilities that are held in public trust for the people of California.  The Port's jurisdiction covers approximately 7½ miles of waterfront land from Heron’s Head Park near Hunter’s Point in the southern part of San Francisco to Fisherman’s Wharf in the northern part of the City.



The Student Planning Trainees will provide support to Port planning & development staff currently working on a variety of projects that implement the Port’s Waterfront Land Use Plan.  Duties may include, but are not limited to the following: conducting research, preparing graphics for planning & development projects, developing and maintaining GIS based databases; preparing materials for public meetings and community outreach; architectural drafting, assisting in facilitating and providing support for public meetings; writing tasks, and assisting in developing and maintaining the Port’s web site.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited community college or university with four (4) semesters completed towards a Baccalaureate degree in Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Land Use Planning, Urban or Environmental Design, Geology or related field;


Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited university completing coursework leading to a Master’s degree in City or Regional Planning, Architecture or Landscape Architecture, Geography or related field;


Applicants must be returning to their academic program in Fall 2011;


Applicants must be a US citizen or have an alien registration (green) card or a foreign student with legal work permit prior to filing application.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

-  The Port desires an individual with skills in Adobe graphic products and/or AutoCAD, or an interest in 
   learning such programs
-  GIS knowledge or experience
-  Independent analytical and writing abilities
-  Comfortable working both in team settings and independently with appropriate supervision.

Interns must maintain enrollment at an accredited community college or university for continued employment as a Planning & Development Intern. This position may require the incumbent be qualified for unescorted access to the Port’s Maritime Transportation System (MTS). Candidates for employment with the Port whose job duties require unescorted MTS access are required upon appointment to undergo a terrorist threat assessment including FBI fingerprints and immigration check to determine eligibility for security clearance. Per San Francisco Civil Service Commission Rule 110.9.1 every applicant must possess and maintain the qualifications required by law and the examination (job) announcement. Failure to obtain and maintain qualifications may result in termination of employment.

How To Apply

Interested applicants must submit the following documents:

-  City and County of San Francisco Employment Application

-  Planning & Development Intern Supplemental Questionnaire

-  College or university transcripts (unofficial is acceptable)

-  Resume

-  Cover letter


Applications for this position are being accepted through an online process only.   Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to begin the application process by registering an account.

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Applications for this recruitment process will be accepted January 7 – February 18, 2011. 

Please contact Suzette Love at (415) 274-0569, or by email at suzette.love@sfport.com  if you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process.



Verification of the minimum qualification(s) may be required at any point in the selection process.  Failure to submit verification documentation, if requested, may result in rejection of application or ineligibility for employment.  All statements made in the selection process may be subject to verification.




Selection Procedures

The selection process will include the evaluation of applications and assessment of candidates' relative job-related knowledge, skills and abilities by oral interview.  Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the Port will be invited to participate in the interview process.  Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed an invitation to interview. 

TWIC Cards:  This position may require the incumbent be qualified for unescorted access to the Port’s Maritime Transportation System (MTS). 
Applicants are encouraged to keep copies of all documents submitted.  Submitted documents become a permanent part of the examination records and will not be returned.  The hiring department may require applicants to submit the same document(s) and/or additional documents at a later date.  

All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States. 

Applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation for this process may contact the examination analyst by telephone at (415) 274-0569 (voice) or if hearing impaired (415) 557-4810 (TDD) or in writing (specify #5382) to Port of San Francisco, Human Resources Office, Pier 1, San Francisco, CA 94111 as soon as possible. 



Micki Callahan, Human Resources Director

Department of Human Resources

Announcement #056740

Reissued: January 7, 2011

Issued: August 16, 2010

Port/SL (415) 274-0569

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All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.


All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, typically a 7.5% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

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