5278 Planner II

Recruitment #TEX-5278-110701

Introduction


Appointment Type
Temporary Exempt (TEX).  TEX position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive civil service examination pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section 10.104 and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer. 

The duration of this position is one (1) year.


Introduction
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.  

The Department’s racial and social equity vision is: 

We envision inclusive neighborhoods that provide all with the opportunity to lead fulfilling, meaningful, and healthy lives. We envision a city where public life and public spaces reflect the past, present and future of San Franciscans. We envision a city where a person’s race does not determine their lives’ prospects and success. 

We envision an inclusive Planning Department and Commissions that represent and engage the communities we serve. We envision a Department that proactively infuses racial and social equity in both internal operations and external Planning work. Together, we are reimagining what the Planning field is and can be – inclusive, diverse and one that centers racial and social equity both as a practice and as an indicator of success. 

In order to achieve this broader city vision, we must do our part and address racial and social equity within the Planning Department’s policies and practices. 

The Community Equity Division team focuses on housing, cultural districts, environmental justice, community engagement, COVID-19 recovery, and community-based plans to advance racial and social equity in the city with particular attention to our most vulnerable and Black, American Indian, and communities of color. 

This is an opportunity to work in a dynamic, interdisciplinary, and innovative department and strive to make San Francisco equitable for our most vulnerable and a livable urban place – environmentally, economically, socially, and culturally. 

For more information about the San Francisco Planning Department, please visit www.sfplanning.org.

Position Information
The Planner II position works in the Community Equity Division and primarily focuses on the development of the Tenderloin neighborhood’s community-based plan. The Tenderloin plan aims to meet the needs of the neighborhood’s diverse  cultures and vulnerable populations including the Black, American Indian, Latinx, Asian and Pacific Islander, and other communities of color; low-income; people living with disabilities; seniors; families and youth; LGBTQ+; and, unsheltered residents. The community plan is a people-driven collaboration between community members, organizations, businesses, and City agencies that will identify current needs, a collective vision, local priorities and will include an action plan to meet housing and homelessness, open space, health and wellness, mobility, economic development, arts and culture, and environmental justice goals.

The specific deliverables for this project are:

  1. Preparing an existing conditions analysis (demographics, community services) 
  2. Preparing an inclusive community engagement plan and identifying the outcomes, measures, and deliverables for engagement efforts in the Tenderloin
  3. Identifying and engaging residents, employees, business owners, community organizations, City agencies, and other stakeholders within the community;
  4. Collating and vetting feedback with community partners and City agency staff; 
  5. Drafting and finalizing action items and priorities;
  6. Finalizing plan and implementing plan

The Planner II position is responsible for carrying out and interpreting city planning policies and procedures; developing and maintaining contacts with with representatives of government, civic and business organizations, and the general public in the explanation and interpretation of laws, ordinances, policies, rules and regulations relating to city planning activities; and reviewing important technical planning records.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Performing difficult city planning work and participates in all phases of city planning
  • Research, policy development, and community engagement
  • Analyzing and developing policy relating to complex planning issues and challenges

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  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.
Desirable Qualifications:
The stated desirable qualifications may be considered at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

  • Experience working or engaging with diverse cultures and vulnerable populations including the Black, American Indian, Latinx, Asian and Pacific Islander, and other communities of color; low-income; people living with disabilities; seniors; families and youth; LGBTQ+; and/or, unsheltered residents;
  • Lived experiences in the Tenderloin neighborhood or similar;
  • Strong facilitation skills, community outreach experience, and experience working multicultural communities;
  • Excellent community engagement and rapport building skills, including administering surveys, facilitating community meetings, and building relationships;
  • Strong, proven experience in planning, designing, and facilitating of workshops and community-based meetings;
  • Proven ability to multitask, complete projects on time, and be able to adapt to changing priorities;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to present complex and sensitive issues to community members and City staff;
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple projects and demands within deadlines;
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills;
  • Ability to develop a community plan including review policy and actions, develop implementation plans, and performance measures. 
  • Experience and knowledge of San Francisco's racially diverse communities and racial equity
  • Experience involving community development, housing and/or housing development, workforce development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, and/or criminal justice.

Notes
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.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

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
  • 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
In line with the Official Public Health Order to slow the spread of COVID-19, “shelter-in-place” has been issued for all San Francisco residents that is expected to be in effect until further notice. As a result, Department of Human Resources (DHR)’s office (located at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103) is currently closed to the general public. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Human Resources Analyst listed on this announcement.

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).

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, Michael Eng, by telephone at 628-652-7522, or by email at Michael.Eng@sfgov.org

Selection Procedures

Minimum Qualifications Supplemental Questionnaire (MQSQ - Qualifying)

All applicants must complete and the Supplemental Questionnaire along with the application by the filing deadline. The information provided on the Supplemental Questionnaire must be consistent with the information on the application and is subject to verification. Applicant responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to assist in determining if applicants meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

Only those candidates who most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited to continue in the selection process. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process.

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

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Terms of Announcement:

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. Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at http://www.jobaps.com/sf

Copies of Application Documents:

Applicants are advised to keep copies of all documents submitted. Submitted documents become a permanent part of the exam record and will not be returned. The hiring department may require applicants to submit the same documents and/or additional documents at a later date.

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.

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   


Issued:  April 12, 2021

Carol Isen, Human Resources Director

Department of Human Resources

Recruitment ID Number: TEX-5278-110701

CPC/ME/Michael.Eng@sfgov.org

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.

For more information about benefits, please click here.

 



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