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  • asha.weinstein@sjsu.edu
    ... PLANNING DEPARTMENT City and County of San Francisco ? 1660 Mission Street, Suite 500 ? San Francisco, California ? 94103-2414 WWW.SFGOV.ORG/PLANNING CLASS
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      ----- Forwarded by Asha Weinstein/SJSU on 02/06/2006 02:27 PM -----

                    PLANNING DEPARTMENT

                                     City and County of San Francisco ? 1660
      Mission Street, Suite 500 ? San Francisco, California ? 94103-2414


      WWW.SFGOV.ORG/PLANNING

      CLASS / TITLE:  5278 / PLANNER II

      Filing Deadline:   02/21/06

      Appointment Type:  Provisional or Permanent Transfer

      Salary:  $2,204 - $2,679 Bi-weekly, $57,304 - $69,654 Annually

      Position:  The Planning Department may hire multiple positions in this classification

      Date Issued:  02/03/06

      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.

      General Position Description:



      Under general supervision, the position is responsible for conducting
      investigations and performing analyses to prepare reports and
      recommendations pertaining to difficult planning issues and problems.  The
      essential functions of this job include: reviewing building permits,
      conditional use applications, variances, zoning changes, use permits,
      discretionary reviews, and subdivision applications from the general public;
      recording appropriate date and preparing recommendations for the Department,
      Planning Commission, and other City Commissions; providing information
      orally and in writing to City agencies, property owners, developers, and the
      general public; conducting site and field inspections; creating graphic
      materials; and enforcing other governmental regulatory codes and following
      established enforcement procedures to correct violations; and conducting
      research studies and formulating recommendations to assist in planning
      policies, plans for future developments and determining the environmental
      impacts of proposed projects.  Incumbents in this job code may be required
      to attend evening meetings, occasionally held in community locations.



      Essential Duties:

      A) Major Environmental Analysis Division


      The primary job duties and responsibilities of the Planner II positions
      include, but are not limited to, completing environmental review on a
      variety of case files, under the supervision of a senior planner and/or the
      environmental review officer.  At the Planner II level, this work is
      typically performed on low to moderate complexity applications, projects and
      assignments.  Review environmental applications and accompanying materials
      for completeness; including review of architectural plans and technical
      background documents.  Review and research into Planning Department
      resources, as necessary (e.g., Planning Code, General Plan, Assessor's Block
      Books, Historical Files, Sanborn Maps, Landmark files, Natural Diversity
      Data Base, City Planning Commission Motions, Master Decision Files, etc.).
      Conduct site visits/field investigations.  Analyze existing setting, and
      potential environmental effects of proposed projects, as they relate to
      issues identified in Initial Study Checklist, based on the review, research
      and site visits noted above.  Communicate with project sponsor regarding the
      proposed project, additional information needs, project revisions, CEQA
      process, etc. Communicate with members of public regarding the project
      application, and the CEQA process.  Communicate with other agencies
      regarding specific environmental impact issues (e.g., Health Dept., MUNI,
      CalTrans, etc.).  Use computer for word processing, at a minimum.  Prepare
      notices to the public, including legal newspaper notices, and verification
      and preparation of mailing lists. Use Department forms for environmental
      review.  Write environmental impact analyses, in appropriate format
      (typically, General Rule Exclusions, and Negative Declarations; but could
      also include other documents, such as Exemptions, Addenda, and sections of
      an EIR) on low to moderate complexity projects.  Review and summarize
      technical background reports regarding environmental impact analysis.   Make
      presentations to City Planning Commission, before community groups, and at
      other public meetings.





      B) Neighborhood Planning Division


      The primary job duties and responsibilities of the Planner II positions
      include, but are not limited to, processing building permit applications;
      processing various zoning applications; processing historic preservation
      applications; conducting historic resource surveys; conducting design review
      on all building permit and zoning applications; preparing maps, charts,
      photographs, and other graphic presentations to illustrate studies of
      building permit and zoning applications; interpreting and explaining the
      Planning Code to the public through review of building permit applications
      and zoning applications, project review meetings, and service on the
      Planning Information Counter; interpreting and explaining legal, technical,
      and procedural aspects of planning work to individuals, permit applicants
      and community groups; presenting the Department in public hearings; and
      investigating alleged violations of the Planning Code.





      C) Citywide Policy & Analysis Division


      The primary job duties and responsibilities of the Planner II positions
      include, but are not limited to conducting site and field inspections and
      conducting surveys and interviews to obtain data; preparing computer-based
      and hard copy graphic materials; conducting research studies and formulating
      recommendations to assist in planning policies and plans for future
      developments; working with, recording and developing reports from
      appropriate data; preparing recommendations for Department; planning
      Commission or other City Commissions; providing information orally and in
      writing to City agencies, property owners, developers and the general
      public; attend evening meetings, occasionally held in community locations.



      The Citywide Policy and Analysis Division handles General Plan updates and
      consistency reviews, housing analyses and reports, economic analyses and
      reports, transportation policy services, urban design policy services,
      land-use planning and policy services, and citywide open space and
      preservation issues.



      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.



      The Department is seeking candidates who, in addition to having proven
      abilities within the general field of urban planning, possess

       a.. analytical skills related to land use, economics, housing and
      transportation data. The ability to perform economic analyses, including
      forecasting and feasibility studies, is desired. The ability to utilize and
      work with land use, geographic and census data is also preferred. Candidates
      should have knowledge of GIS operations and models, and the ability to
      prepare graphic products such as tables, maps and presentations that
      communicate effectively, AND/OR
       b.. experience or abilities in urban design, land use planning, master
      planning, open space design, and street design.  An understanding of
      architectural design and the capacity to develop design guidelines is also
      desirable.  The ability to perform visual simulations is desired, and
      applicants should be familiar with GIS modeling, including simulation
      programs such as CommunityViz.




      Minimum Qualifications:



       1.. Possession of a Master’s 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, or
      Environmental Studies; OR


      2.. 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, Physical Sciences, Historic Preservation, or
      Environmental Studies and on (1) year of city, regional or urban planning,
      transportation, urban design, historic preservation, architectural,
      environmental review or related experience; OR


      3.. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or
      university and two (2) years of city, regional, urban or transportation
      planning, urban design, historic preservation, architectural, environmental
      review or related experience.



      How To Apply:

      If you are interested in applying for the positions, please submit a letter
      of interest, an application, job code #5278A, B or C (indicating if you are
      applying for a position with the Major Environmental Analysis division, the
      Neighborhood Planning division, and/or the Citywide Policy and Analysis
      Division), and resume to Josie Lee, Personnel, 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:
      http://www.sfgov.org/site/government_index.asp?id=5988 or you may contact
      Josie Lee at (415) 558-6280.  The required application materials must be
      received by 5:00 P.M. on February 21, 2006.


      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)
      557-4926 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

      5278 Issued 2/3/06
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