Under direction, the Planner III performs 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; provides information on planning policies and procedures; conducts limited environmental reviews and may also coordinate environmental review processes; and supervises professional staff. He/she provides preservation, urban design and architectural expertise in support of the Departments work to strengthen the Citys sense of place and livability through concern for the citys physical qualities. In addition, the candidate assists in the development and implementation of planning policies and has considerable contact with representatives of government, community groups, developers, business organizations and the general public; and performs related duties as required.
Within the Current Planning Section, this position will serve as a historic preservation technical specialist. In addition to the core work of the Current Planning team, the primary tasks of the Preservation Technical Specialist (Tech Spec) are to review applications for changes to historic properties.
Also conducts primary research in San Francisco based research institutions. Work may involve delivering presentations to the Historic Preservation Commission and Planning Commission as well as other government agencies. Informs the general public on the Planning Departments preservation policies and a variety of topics related to the preservation of historic resources and performs related duties as required. This position requires considerable contact with representatives of government, civic and neighborhood organizations and the general public.
1) 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 (such as transportation planning, environmental planning, architecture or urban design); OR
Possession of a masters 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 (such as transportation planning, environmental planning, architecture or urban design).
2) The qualified candidate must meet at least one of the three Secretary of the Interiors Professional Qualifications Standards (History, Architectural History or Historic Architecture), used by the National Park Service, and previously published in the Code of Federal Regulations, 36 CFR Part 61. In the following definitions, a year of full-time professional experience need not consist of a continuous year of full-time work but may be made up of discontinuous periods of full-time or part-time work adding up to the equivalent of a year of full-time experience.
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