5277 Planner I

Recruitment #PEX-5277-075795

Introduction

Appointment Type:  Permanent Exempt (PEX)
Permanent Exempt, Full-Time not to exceed three (3) years.  This position is exempt from Civil Service rules pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section 10.104 and serves at the discretion of the Appointing Officer.

Introduction
The San Francisco Planning Department (CPC) currently has an opening for a PEX 5277 Planner I, within the Current Planning Division (CP Division), to assist in addressing the on-going backlog in building permits and planning applications.

Under general direction, the 5277 Planner I will perform a variety of planning duties with the purpose of reducing the backlog of various planning cases, applications and permits requiring Planning's review and approval.  The duties include the review of application documents, such as the various community and categorical exemptions and performs related duties as required.

The Current Planning Division is responsible for reviewing land use applications, implementing the historic preservation program and operating the Public Information Center (PIC). Every year, this division reviews and processes over 6000 building permits and hundreds of land use applications.

This is an opportunity to work for a dynamic, inter-disciplinary, and innovative department and share in our vision to make San Francisco the worlds’ most livable urban place – environmentally, economically, socially and culturally.

For more information about CPC, please visit www.sf-planning.org  

Position Information
The 5277 Planner I position in the CP Division is a member of the Flex Team that focuses on small residential and commercial projects, including CB3P and wireless, ADUs and Legalization permits. In addition, the Flex Team also works on some of the larger priority projects, such as 100% affordable housing, as well as other large projects on an as-needed basis.

Under the direction of the Flex Team Manager, the 5277 Planner I performs entry level planning work focusing on the implementation of plan development through the review of land use development applications.

The essential functions of this job include, but are not limited to:

  • Reviewing ordinances, rules, regulations, policies and procedures and applying them to land use development applications;
  • Reviewing land use development applications and architectural plans for conformity with the General Plan, Planning Code, and various design guidelines;
  • Reviewing interagency zoning referrals for conformity with the Planning Code;
  • Providing information orally and in writing to City agencies, property owners, developers, community organizations and the general public;
  • Conducting site and field inspections of land, economic activities, transit patterns, and buildings and streets;
  • Preparing computer-based graphic materials;
  • Conducting research studies and formulating recommendations to assist in planning policies, plans for future developments and determining the environmental impacts of proposed projects;
  • Preparing governmental documents such as public notices and staff reports
  • Presentations before public bodies, such as the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors;
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Nature of work: Incumbents in this job code may be required to attend evening meetings, occasionally held in community locations.

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in city, regional, or urban planning, or a closely related field such as architecture, landscape architecture, geography, urban studies, public administration, historical preservation, or environmental studies; OR

Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; AND One (1) year of city or urban planning, transportation, urban design, historical preservation, architectural or environmental review experience.

Notes: Some positions may require possession of a valid driver's license.

Verification:
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 http://sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=456  

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.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Select the desired job announcement
  • 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

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

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 (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org).

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.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact Michael Eng, by telephone at 415.575.9143, or by email at Michael.Eng@sfgov.org.

Selection Procedures

Applications will be reviewed for qualifying experience and education. Only those applicants deemed best qualified will be invited to participate in the selection process. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. Additional screening mechanisms may be implemented in the selection process.

Conviction History

As a finalist for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a finalist. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates applying for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates applying for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are selected as a finalist, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

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.

Conclusion

Reasonable Accommodation Request
Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at:

http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#applicantswithdisabilities

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures
Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20  or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103.

Terms of Announcement
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 at http://www.jobaps.com/sf

Copies of Application Documents
Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.  Information regarding this can be found at http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#copies

Right to Work
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.  Information regarding this can be round at:  http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#identification

 

Micki Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Issued: April 20, 2017

Announcement No.: PEX-5277-075795

CPC/ME (415) 575-9143

Benefits

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, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

For more information about benefits, please click here.

 



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