5277 Planner I

Recruitment #TEX-5277-901974

Introduction

Appointment Type:  Temporary Exempt (TEX)
Temporary 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.

About the San Francisco Planning Department (CPC)
The San Francisco Planning Department plays a central role in guiding the growth and development in our City.  The Department works with other City agencies and the community to help achieve great planning for a great city.

Our mission, under the direction of the Planning Commission, shapes the future of San Francisco and region by:  generating an extraordinary vision for the General Plan and in neighborhood plans; fostering exemplary design through planning controls; improving our surroundings through environmental analysis; preserving our unique heritage; encouraging a broad range of housing and a diverse job base; and enforcing the Planning Code.

The Department serves a broad range of constituents, including the citizens of San Francisco, community organizations, elected and appointed policymakers, builders, architects, property owners, tenants, and advocacy groups.  All rely on the City's General Plan and the Planning Code to achieve the City's development goals. 

This is an opportunity to work in 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, visit http://sf-planning.org.

Position Description
The Planning Department has one (1) 5277 Planner I opening in our Historic Preservation, Current Planning Division.

Current Planning Division.  Planners help shape the physical development of the City. They are responsible for reviewing building permit and land use entitlement applications for compliance with the San Francisco Planning Code, San Francisco's General Plan, zoning regulations, and relevant design guidelines.

The Historic Preservation program within the Current Planning Division plays an important economic, environmental, and cultural role in the ongoing development of San Francisco.  As a Certified Local Government, the Planning Department has demonstrated its commitment to meeting the standards set forth by the California State Office of Historic Preservation.

Staff in the Historic Preservation program are responsible for a variety of tasks, including project review, environmental review, Historic Preservation Commission support, and historic and cultural resource surveys.

The 5277 Planner I will assist in the collection, organization, and mapping of completed historic resource surveys.  Tasks include conducting focused archival research, finalizing survey documents, synthesizing survey data and creating maps developing and maintaining databases using Geographic Information Systems (GIS).  The ideal candidate should have some knowledge of the field of historic preservation; strong writing, organizational, analytical, and data management skills; and be proficient in the production of maps and the use of GIS software.

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

  • Utilizing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and associated software to produce, display, and analyze geographic information;
  • Developing and maintaining databases, reports, and mapping;
  • Creating, organizing, manipulating, and retrieving GIS data for reporting, analysis, and presentation purposes;
  • Perform quality assurance of GIS data and associated graphic components;
  • 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, buildings and streets;
  • Conducting research studies, surveys and interviews to obtain data and formulating recommendations to assist in planning policies and projects.

Planner I's may be required to attend meetings or participate in work-related activities outside of normal working hours (evenings and weekends) in various community locations.  Some positions may require possession of a valid driver license and may require specialized experience in order to perform department-specific planning duties.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. 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
  2. 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.

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

  • Strong experience working with ArcGIS and other GIS databases
  • Strong analytical, verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

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 the exam analyst, Michael Eng, by telephone at 415-575-9143, or by email at Michael.Eng@sfgov.org.

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.  

Verification: All applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point in the application, examination and/or departmental 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. Failure to provide the required verification when requested may result in rejection of application and/or removal from eligibility for referral and appointment in this class.  Verification may be waived if impossible to obtain. The applicant must submit a signed statement explaining why verification cannot be obtained. Waiver requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

NOTE:  Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification from this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco. 

Selection Procedures

The selection process will include evaluation of applications in relation to minimum requirements. Depending on the number of applicants, the Department may establish and implement additional screening mechanisms to comparatively evaluate qualifications of candidates. If this becomes necessary, only those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited for an interview.

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   

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.  [Note: The correction of clerical errors in an announcement may be posted on the Department of Human Resources website at
www.jobaps.com/sf.] 

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.

Copies of Application Documents
Applicants are encouraged to keep copies of all documents submitted. Submitted documents become a permanent part of the exam records and will not be returned. The hiring department may require applicants to submit the same documents and/or additional documents at a later date.

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

 

Micki Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources

Issued:  November, 10, 2016

Announcement No.: TEX-5277-901974

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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