5278 Planner II - Preservation Planner

Recruitment #TPV-5278-095796

Introduction

The San Francisco Planning Department is seeking to fill a vacant TPV Planner II - Preservation Planner position in the Environmental Planning Division. 

Appointment Type:  Temporary Provisional (TPV)

A provisional appointee must participate and be successful in a Civil Service Examination process for this classification and be selected through an open competitive process in order to be considered for a permanent appointment.  Provisional appointments may not exceed three (3) years.

About the San Francisco Planning Department (CPC)

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 the 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 the CPC, please visit www.sf-planning.org

Division Overview

Staff in the Environmental Planning Division review projects for potential environmental impacts on the City of San Francisco and its residents, a process known as environmental review.  Reviews are conducted pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) as well as Chapter 31 of the San Francisco Administrative Code, which provides guidelines for implementing the CEQA process.

Position Description

Under the direction of the Principal Planner (Planner IV-Environmental Review), the 5278 Planner II – Preservation Planner performs mid-level preservation-related environmental review work pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The core work of this position entails determination of whether properties contain historic resources under CEQA and, where such resources exist, whether proposed projects would have significant adverse effects on the resources. Projects reviewed include development permits, infrastructure projects, area plans, legislation, and other approvals.

The Principal Planner and the Preservation Planner II are staff to and support the work of the Environmental Planning Division of the Planning Department, which is under the direction of the Environmental Review Officer/Director of Environmental Planning.

Essential duties include, but are not limited to:

• Conduct archival and field research.
• Scope, review, and direct technical reports and other documents prepared by professional historic resource consultants and others.
• Prepare historic resource evaluation responses (HRERs) that evaluate historic resources and analyze the potential impact to a historic resource of a proposed project under CEQA, including review for compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.
• Coordinate with and assist other Environmental Planning staff in the development of scopes of work and review of the historic resource components of background technical documents and CEQA determinations, including exemptions, negative declarations, and environmental impact reports.
• Maintain project schedules while meeting requirements for adequate review.
• Attend and participate in public hearings before the Historic Preservation Commission, Planning Commission, Board of Supervisors, and other review bodies as required.
• Interpret and explain legal, technical, and procedural aspects of CEQA preservation review to the public, boards and commissions, and other city staff.
• Assist the Preservation Team as needed with the development of historic preservation policies to be included in area plans undergoing environmental review.
• Exercise understanding of CEQA preservation review requirements and processes as required in staffing the Planning Information Counter.

In order to be considered for appointment to this position, you must meet the special condition that is an added requirement to the standard minimum qualifications associated with the 5278 Planner II classification.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

These minimum qualifications are to be used as a guide for establishing the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license(s) which are required for employment in the classification.  Please note, additional qualifications (i.e., special conditions) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.

1)  Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university AND two (2) years (4,000 hours) verifiable full-time-equivalent experience in city, regional, urban or transportation planning, urban design, historic preservation, architectural or environmental review or other related field; OR

2)  Possession of a baccalaureate 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, Public Administration, Physical Sciences, Historic Preservation, or Environmental Studies AND one (1) year (2,000 hours) verifiable full-time-equivalent experience in city, regional, urban or transportation planning, urban design, historic preservation, architectural or environmental review or other related field; OR

3)  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

 

4)  One (1) year (2,000 hours) of full-time professional 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.

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.

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.

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

Verification

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process.  If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=456

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.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Select the desired job announcement (TPV-5278-095796)
  • 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

Computers 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.

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, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org, @famsf.org, @ccsf.edu).

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 analyst, Susan Chu, by telephone at 415-575-9149, or by email at Susan.Chu@sfgov.org. 

Conviction History

As a selected candidate for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a selected candidate. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are a selected candidate, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Conclusion

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures:
Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

Copies of Application Documents:
Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.

Right to Work:
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.

Reasonable Accommodation Requests:
Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: 
http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#applicantswithdisabilities

Terms of Announcement and Appeal Rights Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations.  [Note: The correction of clerical errors in an announcement may be posted on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf.] 

 

Issued:  April 16, 2019

Micki  Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number:  TPV-5278-095796

CPC/SC/415-575-9149

 

 

Benefits

All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

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