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Posted: 03/25/2016

City & County of San Francisco
San Francisco Planning Department

The San Francisco Planning Department plays a central role in guiding the growth and development in our City. The Department works with other City agencies and the community to help achieve great planning for a great city. Our mission, under the direction of the Planning Commission, shapes the future of San Francisco and region by: generating an extraordinary vision for the General Plan and in neighborhood plans; fostering exemplary design through planning controls; improving our surroundings through environmental analysis; preserving our unique heritage; encouraging a broad range of housing and a diverse job base; and enforcing the Planning Code. The Department serves a broad range of constituents, including the citizens of San Francisco, community organizations, elected and appointed policymakers, builders, architects, property owners, tenants, and advocacy groups. All rely on the City's General Plan and the Planning Code to achieve the City's development goals. This is an opportunity to work in a dynamic, inter-disciplinary, and innovative department and share in our vision to make San Francisco the worlds’ most livable urban place – environmentally, economically, socially and culturally. Current Planning Division. Planners help shape the physical development of the City. They are responsible for reviewing building permit and land use entitlement applications for compliance with the San Francisco Planning Code, San Francisco's General Plan, zoning regulations, and relevant design guidelines. The Historic Preservation program within the Current Planning Division plays an important economic, environmental, and cultural role in the ongoing development of San Francisco. As a Certified Local Government, the Planning Department has demonstrated its commitment to meeting the standards set forth by the California State Office of Historic Preservation.

Citywide Survey Coordinator (Planner III)
Professional Opportunity
San Francisco, CA
$89,596 - $108,888/year

We currently have a 5291 Planner III (Citywide Survey Coordinator) opening in our Historic Preservation, Current Planning Division to lead a multi-phase effort to complete the Citywide Historic Resources Survey. 

The CP Preservation Planner III performs difficult and responsible planning work in the areas of land use, zoning, development, urban design, and housing. to prepares or assists in the preparation of reports and planning studies; processes land use applications; provides information on planning policies and procedures; conducts limited environmental reviews and may also coordinate environmental review processes; and performs related duties as required.  Planner IIIs assist in the development and implementation of planning policies and procedures.  They review various building and land use permit applications.  They have considerable contact with representatives of government, civic and business organizations and the general public.  They prepare, check and review important technical records.

The CP Preservation Planner III administers a variety of City regulations relating to physical development.  The position reviews building permit applications that entail the alteration of historical resources for compliance with the Planning Code, the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA); the review of land use applications such as Certificate of Appropriateness, Permits to Alter, Landmark Designations, Environmental Review Evaluations, Mills Act contracts; and the review of cases associated with San Franciscos role as a Certified Local Government (CLG), for example Section 106 reviews, and nominations to the National Register of Historic Places.  The Historic Preservation Officer, Senior Preservation Planner, the Preservation Technical Specialists, and Recording Secretary are staff to and support the work of the Historic Preservation Commission, Planning Commission, and Citywide Long-Range Planning and Environmental Planning Divisions of the Planning Department. 

Essential functions of this position include:

  1. Develop historic resources survey methodologies, surveys, and context statements, including thematic frameworks for ethnic and cultural heritage and the identification, evaluation, documentation, registration, and treatment of historic districts and individual resources. Review and edit consultant-prepared or community-authored materials, where necessary, for consistency and quality.
  2. Prepare historic resources documentation and the integration of survey findings into a publicly-accessible database, including but not limited to the Departments Parcel Information Database.
  3. Develop and execute a public outreach strategy; identifying members for, and establishing, the Survey Advisory Group, including outreach and technical assistance through the public review process.
  4. Develop and complete a survey pilot to test methodologies; collect, review, and finalize all survey data based on pilot results. Review and edit consultant-prepared or community-authored materials, where necessary, for consistency and quality.
  5. Assist the Departments Grant Administrator to identify, and making application for additional funding sources for future phases of the Citywide Survey.

Planner IIIs may be required to attend meetings or participate in work-related activities outside of normal working hours (evenings and weekends) in various community locations.  Some positions may require possession of a valid driver license, and may require specialized experience in order to perform department-specific planning duties.

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How to apply
Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being accepted through an online process. Computer kiosks are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco. Resumes may be attached to the application; however, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application. Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com). Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received. All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications. Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.
Michael Eng
Phone: 415-575-9143
1650 Mission Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94103

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