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    ... CLASS / TITLE: 5298 PLANNER III-ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW Major Environmental Analysis Division Filing Deadline: Open Until Filled Appointment Type:
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      ----- Forwarded by Asha Weinstein/SJSU on 07/01/2005 04:22 PM -----

      CLASS / TITLE: 5298 PLANNER III-ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW

      Major Environmental Analysis Division

      Filing Deadline:  Open Until Filled

      Appointment Type:

      Provisional and Permanent Transfer

      Salary:  $2,564 - $3,117 Bi-weekly, $66,664 - $81,042 Annually

      Date Issued: 07/01/05

      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.



      The San Francisco Planning Department is filling more than one (1) vacant
      5298 Planner III Environmental Review positions in our Major Environmental
      Analysis Division.



      Position Description:

      Under direction, performs difficult and responsible environmental review
      work, participating in all phases of environmental review including analysis
      of environmental impacts and mitigation measures; coordinates difficult
      environmental review cases; performs complex initial environmental studies;
      provides information to the public on environmental review procedures; and
      performs related duties as required.



      This is the fully trained level in the environmental review planning
      specialty. Incumbents coordinate difficult and complex environmental review
      projects, participate in all aspects of environmental review and may
      supervise employees in subordinate classifications. The Environmental Review
      series is distinguished from classes in the general Planner series in that
      the former describes positions which are responsible for analysis and
      evaluation of projects for environmental impact while the latter describe
      positions which analyze and prepare data for a variety of city planning
      projects including urban renewal, zoning, master planning and other land use
      problems.



      Essential Duties:

      1.  Performs difficult environmental impact evaluations of projects
      including review of technical portions of Environmental Impact Reports
      involving technical background reports, surveys, analyses, and forecasts as
      applied to a range of environmental matters such as transportation, land
      use, historic resources, hazardous materials, air quality, water quality,
      endangered species and other physical environmental impacts.



      2.  Reviews and prepares Environmental Impact Reports to assure compliance
      with Federal, State and local laws and regulations; prepares, and directs
      consultants and other staff members in the preparation of Environmental
      Impact Reports, Negative Declarations, Categorical Exemptions, Addenda,
      Notices, Ads and ancillary documents and background reports in support of
      the environmental review document and public notification processes.



      3.  Coordinates environmental impact review for major public and private
      projects, including preliminary conferences, consultations with consulting
      specialists and submission of reports to the City Planning Commission.



      4.  Interprets and explains legal, technical and procedural aspects of
      environmental review to the public; prepares technical reports and
      correspondence; makes presentations before City Planning Commission, Board
      of Supervisors, and at other public hearings and meetings, such as public
      scoping meetings.



      5.  Supervises subordinate survey, clerical and office personnel in the
      preparation of various environmental impact documents.



      Minimum Qualifications:

      1.      Possession of Baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year
      college or university; AND either four years of experience in environmental
      review (CEQA/NEPA and/or regulatory compliance) OR four years of experience
      in a city and/or regional planning environment and a working knowledge of
      environmental review OR a combination of education and experience in an
      environmental review/city planning environment. OR

      2.       A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in
      Environmental Studies, City Planning or a closely related field; AND either
      two years of experience in environmental review (CEQA/NEPA and/or regulatory
      compliance) OR two years of experience in a city and/or regional planning
      environment and a working knowledge of environmental review OR a combination
      of education and experience in an environmental review/city planning
      environment.



      Desirable Qualifications:

      Three full years of progressively responsible work experience as a
      manager/author of CEQA or NEPA documents (primarily EIRs and Negative
      Declarations, or federal equivalents), where the applicant’s principal full
      time work assignment was a project coordinator or manager responsible for
      preparation and completion of environmental review documents.

      Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Requires knowledge of the principles and
      practices of environmental analysis; methods and data sources for
      environmental investigations; and accepted practices in implementation of
      environmental law.

      Requires ability to carry out assigned tasks decisively and accurately; to
      work effectively in a department team framework; to exercise judgment in the
      critical analysis of the work of a wide variety of specialized environmental
      consultants; prepare concise reports; maintain organized records; supervise
      the work of subordinate employees; and deal tactfully with the public,
      governmental officials, professional and technical persons, and other City
      employees.



      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.  .  Applications may be obtained from the
      Department of Human Resources, 44 Gough Street, San Francisco, at city
      website: www.sfgov.org/dhr or you may contact Regie Gonzalez at (415)
      558-6280.

      Notes:

      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


      5298 Issued 07/01/05
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