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  • asha.weinstein@sjsu.edu
    ... There is a fantastic job opportunity currently available in the City of San Francisco. Both the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (i.e., the SF
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 10, 2006

      ----- Forwarded by Asha Weinstein/SJSU on 07/10/2006 01:11 PM -----

      There is a fantastic job opportunity currently available in the City of
       San Francisco. Both the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (i.e.,
       the SF water department) and the environmental analysis division of the
       San Francisco Planning Department are hiring mid-level planners to oversee
       the environmental review of San Francisco's Hetch Hetchy upgrade.

       All prospective applicants should visit the City of San Francisco's
       website: http://sfgov.org/site/jobs_page.asp?id=41983, to review the job
       description and download an application.

       5298 Planner III – Environmental Review |
          5298 Planner III –Environmental Review |
       Filing Deadline: File Immediately (may close at any time) |
       Appointment Type: Provisional |
       Date Issued: February 24, 2006 |
       Amended: June 30, 2006 |
       Salary: $2,666-$3,241 bi-weekly; $69,316-$84,266 annually |
       Effective July 1, 2006 $2,910-$3,537 bi-weekly; $75,660-$91,962 |
       may receive 5% premium while managing WSIP projects |
                               APPOINTMENT TYPE, DURATION AND LOCATION: |
       Provisional Appointment. The maximum duration of the appointment is three |
       years. An incumbent with provisional status will be required to |
       participate in the next Civil Service examination for this classification |
       to be considered for permanent appointment. This position is located in |
       San Francisco. |
       In addition to competitive salaries, the City offers flexible benefit |
       plans with pre-tax elections which include: medical and dental insurance; |
       Retirement Plan; Deferred Compensation Plan; Social Security; Long-term |
       Disability Plan; Life Insurance; 11 paid holidays per year; effective July|
       1, 2006 there will be 4 floating holidays; and 10 to 20 vacation days per |
       year depending on years of service. |
       The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) Water System |
       Improvement Program (WSIP) is a 4.3 billion, 13-year program comprised of |
       77 local and regional projects to repair, replace and seismically upgrade |
       Hetch Hetchy, the Bay Area water delivery system. The 77 projects consist |
       of 45 local water projects and 35 regional water projects to ensure future|
       reliability and delivery of potable water to San Francisco, Alameda, San |
       Mateo and Santa Clara counties. These positions are responsible for |
       environmental compliance for a major Water System Improvement Program |
       (WSIP) to rehabilitate the Hetch Hetchy System. |
       Environmental Regulation & Compliance Division (3 vacancies) |
       Under direction, the Environmental Planner III-Environmental Review |
       manages the environmental review process for complex water delivery |
       projects for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC). The |
       essential functions of this position include: participating in all phases |
       of environmental review, including obtaining regulatory permits and |
       clearances; evaluating complex environmental impact evaluations of |
       projects; procuring and managing consultants; supervising consultants in |
       the preparation and procurement of environmental permits |
       documents; interpreting and explaining legal, technical and procedural |
       aspects of environmental review to the SFPUC; preparing technical reports;|
       making presentations to the SFPUC; representing the SFPUC at agency |
       negotiations; and supervising staff. |
       Major Environmental Analysis Division (SF Planning Department) (1 vacancy)|
       The Planner III-Environmental Review position will work for the Major |
       Environmental Analysis Division of the San Francisco Planning Department |
       on California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance for the WSIP. |
       Under direction, the essential functions of this position include: |
       performing and participating in all phases of CEQA environmental review |
       including managing EIRs and directing EIR consultants, analyzing |
       environmental impacts and mitigation measures; performing and evaluating |
       complex environmental studies; providing information to the public on CEQA|
       environmental review procedures; and performing related duties as |
       required. Incumbents coordinate complex CEQA environmental review |
       projects, participate in all aspects of CEQA environmental review and may |
       supervise the work of consultants and employees in subordinate |
       classifications. |
       The San Francisco Planning Department, as a Lead Agency under CEQA, is |
       preparing a Programmatic Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the WSIP, |
       and numerous project specific EIR's, Negative Declarations and Categorical|
       Exemptions under the WSIP. The anticipated projects would cover all |
       aspects of the water delivery system, including but not limited to work on|
       dams, reservoirs, pipelines, tunnels, pump stations and other water |
       delivery infrastructure. |
       The Planner III-Environmental Review, supervised by the Planner IV, will |
       be involved in the preparation and completion of the CEQA documents |
       necessary for CEQA compliance of the WSIP and coordinating with Federal |
       Agencies for National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance if |
       required. The Planner III's would be expected to manage and coordinate all|
       necessary activities required for the production and completion of EIR's, |
       Negative Declarations and Categorical Exemptions for specific projects |
       within the WSIP. |
          1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or|
             university; AND either four (4) years of experience performing|
             environmental review activities OR four (4) 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|
             performing environmental review activities or working in a city|
             and/or regional planning environment; OR |
          2. A Masters degree from an accredited college or university in|
             Environmental Studies, City Planning or a closely related field; AND|
             either two (2) years of experience in environmental review|
             activities OR two (2) 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 performing|
             environmental review activities or working in a city and/or regional|
             planning environment. |
       NOTE: Environmental review activities are activities performed pursuant to|
       the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), National Environmental|
       Policy Act (NEPA) and/or environmental regulatory compliance, research|
       planning and economic or statistical analysis. |
       DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Three years of progressively responsible work |
       experience managing CEQA/NEPA documents and/or environmental permitting, |
       primarily as a project coordinator or manager. |
       Verification: A copy of the official transcript or diploma and |
       verification of experience must be submitted by the final filing date. |
       Verification of outside experience must be on employer’s letterhead and |
       must show the name of the applicant, job title (s), duties, dates of |
       service (month/day/year) and must be signed by the employer or appropriate|
       representative. To verify the level and scope of outside experience |
       applicants may be required to submit additional information and/or |
       documentation. Employees of the City and County of San Francisco may |
       submit performance evaluations to verify qualifying City and County |
       experience. City and County employees will receive credit for the duties |
       of the class to which appointed. Credit for experience obtained outside of|
       the employee’s class will only be allowed if recorded in accordance with |
       the provisions of the Civil Service Commission Rules. City and County |
       employees who qualify based upon a combination of City and County and |
       outside experience must also verify the outside experience. Verification |
       may be waived if impossible to obtain. Applicant must submit a signed |
       statement with the |
       application explaining why verification cannot be obtained. Requests for |
       waivers will be considered on a case-by-case basis. |
       To Apply: Submit a completed San Francisco City and County Employment |
       Application form and the required verification of education and experience|
       to: |
                             SFPUC Human Resource Services |
                             1155 Market Street, 8th Floor |
                                San Francisco, CA 94103 |
                      Attn: 5298 Planner III-Environmental Review |
       Failure to submit the required verifications may result in |
       disqualification. |
       Mailed applications must be received in this office by the final filing |
       date. Faxed applications are not acceptable. Applications are available at|
       www.sfgov.org/dhr. Applications may also be obtained from this office and |
       at the Department of Human Resources, 44 Gough Street, San Francisco and |
       will be available from February 24, 2006 through the final filing date. |
       Applications will be screened for relevant qualifying experience. Those |
       applicants most qualified will be offered interviews. |
       In compliance with the Immigration and Reform Act of 1986, all persons |
       entering City and County employment will be required to prove their |
       identity and authorization to work in the United States. |
       Reasonable accommodations under accommodations legislation will be made so|
       that applicants with disabilities may participate in the application |
       and/or selection process. Applicants requesting accommodations should do |
       so by calling (415) 554-1670; TDD (415) 554-1672. |
                                ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY |
                             AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER |
       ERCD(3 positions) |
       MEA (1 to 2 positions) |
       5298/qs |
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