City and County of San Francisco
04:30 pm CDT, Aug 15
5291 PLANNER III
September 5, 2006
Provisional or Permanent Transfer
$2,910-$3,537 Biweekly, $75,660-$91,962
Provisional Appointments will be required
to participate and succeed in a Civil Service exam for this class to be
considered for permanent appointment.
Full-time project funded position. Position
may require occasional compensatory time as necessary.
Code Enforcement, Sign Enforcement and
Under direction, the Planner III plans,
coordinates and implements the General Advertising sign inventory program.
Duties require difficult and responsible planning work in land use, zoning,
development, code enforcement, historic preservation and real estate; supervises
or assists in the preparation and design of research surveys and projects
and conducts the more difficult investigations; prepares or assists in
the preparation of reports and planning studies; processes applications;
provides information on planning policies and procedures; and supervises
professional staff. Assists in the development and implementation of planning
policies and procedures; reviews difficult & complicated building and
land use permit applications; prepares, checks, and reviews important technical
records and plans; has considerable contact with representatives of government,
community groups, developers, business organizations and the general public;
and performs related duties as required.
The Planning Department’s Sign Enforcement
and Inventory program is the result of recent amendments to the Planning
Code (Section 604) providing for improved monitoring and enforcement of
General Advertising Signs and allow for General Advertising Sign relocations
after certain requirements are met. The Citizens of San Francisco passed
Proposition G in March 2002, restricting existing General Advertising Signs
and providing for no new General Advertising Signs because of perceived
abuses in the unregulated industry and a multitude of signs without or
not in conformity with permits. The primary duty of this position is to
manage the development of a comprehensive Sign Inventory within defined
budget and staffing. The Sign Enforcement and Inventory planner communicates
with the public on a daily basis, conducts numerous site visits and performs
extensive research. Knowledge of the Planning Code, procedures and policies
is extremely important. Familiarity with work programs, staff allocation,
budgeting, and database development are strongly desired but not required.
* Plans, coordinates, and implements
the Sign Enforcement and Inventory program, which requires careful logistic
and resource planning.
* Performs all aspects of Code Enforcement,
including but not limited to, site visits, historical research, letter
writing, issuing violation notices, inventory work, problem solving, and
* Meets reporting requirements for the
Sign Enforcement and Inventory program and responds to Board of Supervisor
complaints and special legislation related to General Advertising signs
* Works closely with the Department
of Building Inspection, ie. Building Inspectors, Housing Inspectors, Enforcement
Division, and the Microfilm personnel, and Department of Public Works,
i.e. Surveyors and Interns.
* Coordinates and assists City Attorney’s
Office in developing procedures and pursuing violations.
* Provides assistance to the Police
Department permit officers and inspectors.
* Supervises code enforcement interns
and may act as the team leader, if needed.
* Works closely with sign companies,
property owners, public interest groups.
* Represents the Planning Department
before various City Departments and outside neighborhood groups. Educates
outside neighborhood groups on the Sign Enforcement and Inventory program.
* Reviews and approves building permit
applications related to abating Planning Department complaints.
* Interprets and explains legal, technical,
and procedural aspects of planning work for individuals, permit applicants
and community groups.
* Studies and makes recommendations
on the more difficult planning & zoning issues, makes recommendations
to Zoning Administrator and appropriate decision-making bodies.
* Staffs the Planning Information Counter
on an occasional basis.
Requires a Baccalaureate degree from
an accredited four-year college or university and four (4) years in an
urban, city, and/or regional planning environment; OR possession of a Master’s
Degree in City, Regional, or Urban Planning, or a closely related field
such as Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Geography, Urban Studies,
or Environmental Studies and two (2) years of experience in an urban, city,
and/or regional planning environment.
Additional Desired Skills:
* Program management
* Excellent writing skills
* Good communication and negotiating
* Analytical ability
* Ability to function both independently
and as a team member
* Ability to handle confrontations with
individuals who are not in compliance with the Codes
* Extensive knowledge of the Planning
* Knowledge of planning procedures and
How to Apply:
If you are interested in applying for
the position, please submit a letter of interest, resume and a standard
application form to Personnel, Planning Department #29, 1660 Mission Street,
5th Floor, and San Francisco, CA 94103. Applications may be obtained from
the Department of Human Resources, 44 Gough Street, San Francisco, at the
City’s website: http://www.sfgov.org/site/government_index.asp?id=5988,
or you may contact Josie Lee at (415) 558-6280. Please return the required
application materials by 5:00 P.M on September 5, 2006. Minorities, Women
and Persons with Disabilities are Encouraged to Apply. An Equal Opportunity
Salary: $75,660-$91,962 Annually
and County of San Francisco
1660 Mission Street, 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103