Full Time Job - City of San Francisco - Planning Department - Transit/Street Design
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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: 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
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
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