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    ... CLASS / TITLE: 5289 TRANSIT PLANNER III Planning Department, Director?s Office ? Street Design Focus Filing Deadline: Open Until Filled Appointment Type:
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 30, 2005
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      ----- Forwarded by Asha Weinstein/SJSU on 04/30/2005 07:44 AM -----


      Planning Department, Director’s Office – Street Design Focus

      Filing Deadline: Open Until Filled

      Appointment Type: Provisional; Permanent Transfer

      Salary:  $2,564 - $3,117 Bi-weekly, $66,664 - $81,042 Annually
      Date Issued:  04/29/05
      Positions:  One (1)

      Appointment Type:  Provisional Appointments will be required to participate
      and succeed in a Civil Service exam for this class to be considered for
      permanent appointment.

      Position Description:
      The Planning Department has an opening for a Transit Planner III in the
      Director’s Office.  Specific skills required for this position include
      strong capabilities in urban design, street design, and transportation
      planning.  Demonstrated experience in integrated design of complete streets
      is a must.  The successful candidate would ideally possess a strong
      knowledge and be conversant in traffic engineering, although a degree in
      that field is not required.  Knowledge of land use, zoning, urban design,
      economic development, housing development and other related planning fields
      expected of a well-qualified Transit Planner III also is expected and
      desired.  This planner may work on ongoing projects, be a project manager,
      and may supervise or assist in the supervision of a planning group engaged
      in professional city planning work.

      Under general direction, the Transit Planner III performs complex and
      responsible planning work in land use, zoning, urban design, economic
      development, housing development, environmental planning, open space and
      recreation planning, code enforcement, historic preservation, real estate
      and other related planning fields.

      The Director’s Office has a core staff devoted to a small number of major
      development projects and planning studies of high priority for the
      Department and the City, and also includes a Board of Supervisor’s liaison,
      and planners focusing on legislation and rezoning.  The Director’s Office
      consists of the Director, the Chief of Comprehensive Planning, the
      Department’s Chief Administrative Office and the Zoning Administrator.

      Skills generally required in the unit include urban design and planning,
      transportation planning, land-use planning, data analysis, policy analysis,
      the ability to think and write clearly, and the ability to interact
      effectively with people within the Planning Department and other agencies,
      and with the public.  As most of our work is done in teams, the ability to
      work collegially and to motivate and supervise teams, and to complete
      projects within a tight schedule, is critical.  A person with strong
      interpersonal skills and with a strong sense of professionalism and
      responsibility also is critical.

      Job-Related and Essential Qualifications

      Knowledge of: urban design, street design, and transportation planning;
      demonstrated experience in integrated design of complete streets; strong
      knowledge of traffic engineering, pedestrian, bicycle and multi-modal
      transit street design issues within a dense mixed-use urban neighborhood
      setting.  In addition, knowledge of principles, practices, purposes, scope
      and techniques of various phases of city planning; federal, State and local
      laws and regulations as they relate to city planning; methods and sources of
      data relating to city and metropolitan form and growth.

      Ability to: coordinate, monitor, and manage projects and the activities of
      groups of subordinate employees; communicate with staff and representatives
      of business and public interest groups, organizations, individuals, and
      public officials in clarifying and interpreting planning policy and

      Minimum Qualifications:

      Training and Experience: Possession of a Master's Degree from an accredited
      college or university in Planning, Transportation, Transportation
      Engineering, Public Administration or other closely related field AND two
      (2) years of transit planning and/or transportation experience;


      Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or
      university preferably in transportation, mass transit planning or other
      closely related field; AND four (4) years of transit planning and/or
      transportation planning experience.

      Additional post-graduate education may be substituted for required
      experience on a year-for-year basis (30 semester units/45 quarter units
      equal one (1) year of experience).

      How to Apply:
      If you are interested in applying for a position, please submit a letter of
      interest, resume and a standard application form to Alicia John-Baptiste,
      Chief of Administration, Planning Department #29, 1660 Mission Street, 5th
      Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103.  For application information, you may
      contact Regie Gonzalez at (415) 558-6280.

      Applications will be screened for relevant qualifying experience.  Those
      applicants most qualified will be offered interviews.  Possession of minimum
      qualifications does not guarantee an interview.

      Qualified applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodations
      for this selection process must contact the department by telephone at (415)
      558-6280 or in writing at the address listed above as soon as possible.

      Minorities, Women and Persons with Disabilities are Encouraged to Apply

      An Equal Opportunity Employer

      5289 Issued 04/26/05
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