FT job - City of San Francisco - Planner III
City and County of San Francisco Planning Department
Class / Title: 5291 / Planner III
Citywide Policy & Analysis Division
Filing Deadline: Open until filled. Please file immediately.
Appointment Type: Provisional or Permanent Transfer
Salary: $2,983 - $3,626 Bi-weekly, $77,558 - $94,276 Annually
Date Issued: 1/23/07
Position: The Planning Department may fill multiple vacant positions in the City Wide Division.
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.
Under general direction, the Planner III performs complex and responsible planning work in land use, zoning, urban design, economic development, housing development, environmental planning, open space and recreation planning, code enforcement, historic preservation, real estate and other related planning fields. The Planner may work on ongoing projects, as well as new planning work undertaken by the Division. As this work may require some special skills, the Department is seeking planners whose skills complement those of the other members of the Citywide team.
The Department is seeking candidates who, in addition to having proven abilities within the general field of urban planning, possess any of the following special qualifications:
• Expertise in policy planning, including the ability to contribute to and prepare General Plan elements, community plans, and zoning codes. The Department seeks candidates with strong knowledge of the principles, practices, purposes, scope and techniques of various phases of city planning; federal, State and local laws and regulations as they relate to city planning.
• Analytical skills related to geographic and data analysis. Specifically, the Department seeks candidates with the ability to utilize and work with land use, economic, geographic and census data. Experience in working with complex data sets, performing complicated analyses, and synthesizing results to address planning issues is desired. Candidates should have GIS and database development and management experience.
• Expertise in urban design, as it relates to city design and placemaking, street and public realm design and planning, three-dimensional analysis, and land use planning. Highly developed verbal, written, and graphic communication and presentation skills, and strong ability to think and communicate spatially. Ability to work effectively with governmental agencies, community groups, residents, and elected officials. Excellent design, communication, and organizational skills.
Example of Duties:
1. Handles General Plan updates and the preparation of community plans, 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.
2. Interprets and explains legal, technical, and procedural aspects of planning work for individuals and community groups.
3. Supervises or assists in the supervision of a planning group engaged in professional city planning work and may act as project manager if needed.
4. Participates or lead in community workshops and public presentations.
5. Work collegially with team members, motivate and complete projects within a tight schedule.
1. Possession of 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
2. 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.
• Knowledge of principles, practices, purposes, scope and techniques of various phases of city planning; federal, State and local laws and regulations as they relate to city planning
• Knowledge of the methods and sources of data relating to city and metropolitan form and growth
• Knowledge of land use planning, urban design, street design, open space design, architectural design principles, site and master planning, and transit-oriented design
• Ability to: coordinate, monitor, and manage projects and the activities of groups of subordinate employees
• Ability to communicate with staff and representatives of business and public interest groups, organizations, individuals, and public officials in clarifying and interpreting planning policy and regulations
• Expertise in one of the three special qualifications, policy planning, data analysis and urban design, noted above.
How to Apply:
If you are interested in applying for the positions, please submit a letter of interest, an application, and resume to 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/dhr_page.asp?id=34855 or you may contact Josie Lee at (415) 558-6280.
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) 557-4881 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
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City and County of San Francisco
Location: San Francisco, California, United States
Posted on: November 11, 2010
Category: Community / Economic Development, Landscape Architecture,
Planning / Land Use
Experience: 3-5 years
Under direction, the Planner III performs complex and responsible
planning work in land use, zoning, urban design, economic development,
housing development, environmental planning, open space and
recreation, code enforcement, historic preservation, real estate and
other related planning fields.
* Supervising, assisting, and/or developing & implementing
planning policies and procedures;
* Compiling, analyzing and interpreting complex technical,
physical, social, economic, and statistical data;
* Studying and making recommendations on complex zoning and land use issues;
* Designing and preparing graphic presentations to illustrate
planning and development concepts;
* Reviewing and/or coordinating the environmental review processes;
* Supervising and reviewing the work of subordinates engaged in
* Preparing clearly written, concise staff reports and documents
that are understandable to the general public;
* Coordinating with other city and governmental agencies on
* Reviewing and evaluating various building and land use permit
* Representing the department to representatives of government,
community groups, developers, business organizations and the general
* Developing, managing and coordinating public outreach processes
for department policies, plans or initiatives;
* Interpreting and explaining legal, technical and procedural
aspects of planning work.
Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited four year
college or university AND four (4) years (8,000 hours) of verifiable
full-time-equivalent experience in an urban, city, and/or regional
and/or other related planning environment;
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 AND two (2) years (4,000 hours) of
verifiable full-time-equivalent experience in an urban, city, and/or
regional and/or other related planning environment.
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