2 FT jobs - SF Recreation and Parks - Planner III
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San Francisco Recreation and Parks
5291 Planner III Planning Division (Two positions)
Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 27, 2006 (Postmarked)
Salary: $75,660 to $91,962 Per Year
Location: McLaren Lodge
Appointment Type: Provisional/Permanent Transfer
Date Issued: 9/11/06
Provisional or Permanent Transfer. Provisional hires will be required to
participate and succeed in a Civil Service exam for this classification to
be considered for a permanent appointment. These positions are subject to
The Recreation and Park Department is accepting applications for
provisional or permanent transfer appointment to fill two (2) 5291 Planner
In the coming year, the Planning Division will work with the Department’s
Operations and Capital divisions to develop and implement specific
near-term projects that fulfill the goals and mandates of the Department’s
existing strategic, operations, and capital plans. The successful Planner
III will be assigned to the Department’s Planning Unit to provide planning
support on these projects as well as environmental issues relevant to park
properties, park improvement plans and acquisitions, and other land use
Essential duties include, but are not limited to:
* Research and analysis of best practices in recreation as well as
demographic, fiscal, and performance data.
* Preparation and development of reports presenting research findings and
making recommendations on specific projects and policies that address
operational and capital needs within the Department.
* Working with design staff in the development of specific capital
improvement projects that require expertise in environmental analysis,
planning, or other land use principals; including coordination with other
City departments, and state and federal agencies to secure necessary
permits, reviews and approvals.
* Working with department staff and advisory groups in developing
Departmental standards and guidelines related to all aspects of Recreation
and Park’s services and operations, including facility design,
environmental and resource protection, public input procedures, public
safety, maintenance and operations, and other park and recreation
* Working with the City’s Real Estate Department to coordinate property
acquisitions and inter-departmental property transfers, and report
directly to the Park, Recreation, and Open Space Advisory Committee on
issues related to selecting, securing and managing new open space.
* Review and analysis of CEQA documents for projects impacting Recreation
and Park facilities. Evaluation of shadow studies, and preparation of
reports with recommendations for Commission consideration. Review,
processing and enforcement of encroachment permits, boundary adjustments
and other real estate activities as assigned.
* Performance of site investigations, research, and data analysis, and
preparation of reports related to property acquisition, park and
recreation improvements and natural resources and urban forestry plans.
* Making presentations to and preparing reports for community
organizations, citizen advisory groups, Commissions and Board.
This position will be responsible for working independently and must be
able to prepare and present effective written reports and verbal
presentations as well as prepare funding proposals, narrative and
statistical reports, research regulations and policies and interpret and
present technical reference materials related to budgets.
1. Possession of a Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited four-year
college or university AND four (4) years of experience in an urban, city,
and/or regional planning environment; OR
2. A Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in City
Planning or a closely related field AND two (2) years of experience in an
urban, city, and/or regional planning environment.
* Training in City and Regional Planning, Architecture, Landscape
Architecture, Public Administration, Public Policy, Economics, Geography
or related field.
* Experience related to landscape architecture, architecture, engineering
* Experience in the negotiation and processing of real estate transactions.
* Training or experience in Strategic, Operations or Capital Planning.
Employment Applications (revised 7/3/06) and Conviction History Forms
(DHR-CHF) are available at McLaren Lodge, Human Resources Office, 501
Stanyan Street and at the Department of Human Resources, 44 Gough Street.
Or, you may download the application and Conviction History Form by
visiting www.sfgov.org/dhr. As part of the selection process you are
required to complete and submit a Conviction History Form when requested
by the City and County of San Francisco. Completed applications with
cover letter and resume must be mailed to:
Recreation and Park Department
Recruitment and Selection Unit
Attn – 5291 Planner III
501 Stanyan Street
San Francisco, CA 94117-1898
Application packet must be postmarked by Wednesday, September 27, 2006.
Applications accepted via U.S. Postal Service only. Hand delivered
applications will not be accepted.
NOTE: Applicants will be screened for relevant qualifying experience.
Additional screening mechanisms may be implemented in order to determine
candidates' qualifications. Only those candidates most qualified will be
invited to an interview. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications
are not guaranteed advancement to the interview.
Verification of education and experience may be required prior to
Policy of Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability and Equal
The Recreation and Park Department does not discriminate on the basis of
disability in employment or in the admission and access to its programs or
activities. Persons with disabilities who might need accommodations
during the application and selection process should contact Margarita
Recinos at (415) 831-2786; or in writing at the address listed on the job
announcement as soon as possible after filing the application.
Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities are Encouraged to Apply
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Issued: 9/11/06 RMR