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  • asha.weinstein@sjsu.edu
    ... Subject: Fw: San Francisco Planner III - Environmental Review Date: Mon, July 24, 2006 8:53 am To: kbock@berkeley.edu envs@sfsu.edu ...
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      Subject: Fw: San Francisco Planner III - Environmental Review <pls post>
      Date:    Mon, July 24, 2006 8:53 am
      To:      kbock@...
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      There is a fantastic job opportunity currently available in the City of  
      San Francisco in the environmental analysis division of the San Francisco
      Planning Department. The Planning Department is hiring mid-level lanners
      to conduct environmental review of San Francisco's Hetch Hetchy upgrade.

      All prospective applicants should visit the Planning Department's website:
      http://www.sfgov.org/site/planning_index.asp?id=25821, to review the job
      description and download an application.
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      5298 Planner III-Environmental Review

      Filing Deadline: File Immediately (may close at any time)
      Appointment Type: Provisional
      Date Issued: July 20, 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 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 at the San Francisco Planning Department.

      COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

      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.

      BACKGROUND:

      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.

      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 EIRs, Negative Declarations and Categorical
      Exemptions for WSIP projects. 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.

      EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:

      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. Position will
      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 EIRs, 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
      responsible for the preparation and completion of the CEQA documents
      necessary for CEQA compliance of the WSIP and coordinate with Federal
      Agencies for National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance if
      required. The Planner III would be expected to manage and coordinate all
      necessary activities required for the production and completion of EIRs,
      Negative Declarations and Categorical Exemptions for specific projects
      within the WSIP.

      MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

      Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or
      university; AND either four (4) years of experience performing CEQA
      environmental review activities OR four (4) years of experience in a city
      and/or regional planning environment and a working knowledge of CEQA
      environmental review OR a combination of education and experience
      performing environmental review activities or working in a city and/or
      regional planning environment; OR

      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:

      Four years of progressively responsible work experience managing CEQA/NEPA
      documents and/or environmental permitting, primarily as a project
      coordinator or manager.


      APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

      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 (check this website periodically for final filing date information).
      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 July 20, 2006 through the final filing date.

      Applications will be screened for relevant qualifying experience. Those
      applicants most qualified will be offered interviews by the San Francisco
      Planning Department.
      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.

                   MINORITIES, WOMEN AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
                               ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
                            AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

      MEA (1 – 2 positions)
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