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Posted: 02/13/2018

Employer
City & County of San Francisco
Planning Department

The San Francisco Planning Department (CPC) 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. For more information about CPC, visit http://sf-planning.org.


Position
Principal Preservation Planner
PBT-5293-083914
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
San Francisco, CA
Details
$112,970 - 137,280
 

Position Information
Under general direction, the 5293 Planner IV plans, administers and directs the activities of a planning group, and/or oversees a major study, and/or supervises a project group engaged in professional city planning work. The Planner IV develops, implements and enforces city planning policies and procedures; gathers, analyzes and interprets planning data and prepares recommendations; prepares difficult and complex technical reports; represents the department in public meetings; acts as technical advisor on all studies and problems relating to planning; and performs related duties as required.

Essential duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing direction for professional, technical and clerical staff engaged in historic preservation analyses and preparation of complex and detailed technical data reports relating to historic resource evaluation under California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA);
  • Providing supervision, of the analysis, evaluation and preparation of historic preservation reports for public/private projects;
  • Reviewing subordinate planners work on various historic preservation documents and ensuring compliance with federal, state and local laws/regulations and department approaches and procedures for CEQA analysis;
  • Providing interpretation and explanation of legal, technical and procedural aspects of CEQA preservation planning-related policies, procedures, and programs to the public, project sponsors, boards and commission;
  • Providing supervision and evaluation of subordinate personnel in the performance of planning-related work;
  • May act for the Environmental Review Officer at meetings or in his/her absence.
Minimum Qualifications 
  1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university AND
  2. Six (6) years of experience in city, urban, and/or regional planning, and/or related planning environment (such as transportation planning, environmental planning, architecture or urban design AND
  3. Two (2) years of recent and verifiable experience in performing Environmental Review process pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) AND
  4. Two (2) years of experience applying the theories, methods, and practices of Historic Preservation Planning that enables professional judgments to be made about the identification, evaluation, documentation, registration, protection, or treatment of historic and archeological properties in the United States and its Territories; and products and activities that demonstrate the successful application of acquired proficiencies in the discipline to the practice of historic preservation.

    Must meet one of the three US Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualification Standards - History, Architectural History or Historic Architecture - used by the National Park Service, and have been previously published in the Code of Federal Regulations, 36 CFR Part 61.

    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.

    Substitution:  Possession of Masters degree from an accredited college or university in City, Regional or Urban Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Geography, Urban Studies or Environmental Sciences may substitute for one (1) year of the required experience.
Special Conditions
The above minimum qualifications reflect special conditions associated with the position to be filled.  They may differ from standard minimum qualifications associated with the class.
 


Desirable Qualifications
The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

  • Excellent management skills, including supervising work of other planners and technical specialists, coaching and mentoring, appropriately delegating tasks, and building strong and cohesive teams;
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills and ability to effectively and sensitively communicate, both orally and in writing, with a broad variety of stakeholders and in formal presentation settings;
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple high-level projects and demands within deadlines.

Note:  Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

OPen until
03/05/2018

How to apply
Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being accepted through an online process. •Select announcement PBT-5293-083914 •Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information •Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously” •Follow instructions on the screen 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. You can also watch this video for further assistance with our online application system: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-kUFHXhBjQ&feature=youtu.be 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. If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Michael Eng, by telephone at (415) 575-9143 or by email at Michael.Eng@sfgov.org. 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. Verification Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point in the application, examination and/or departmental selection process. Failure to provide the required verification when requested may result in rejection of application and/or removal from eligibility for referral and appointment in this class. Verification may be waived if impossible to obtain. The applicant must submit a signed statement explaining why verification cannot be obtained. Waiver requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Note Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.
Michael Eng
Phone: 415-575-9143
Fax: 415-558-6409
ADDRESS
1650 Mission Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94103

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