5278 Planner II
|Specialty||Community Equity Division|
|Date Opened||7/13/2021 08:00:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||8/6/2021 5:00:00 PM|
|Salary||$44.09 - $53.60/hour; $7,642.00 - $9,291.00/month; $91,702.00 - $111,488.00/year|
|Job Type||Temporary Exempt|
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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 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 mission of the San Francisco Planning Department, 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 Planning Department prioritizes racial and social equity tasks across all divisions coordinated through the new Community Equity Division. The purpose of this Division is to reflect upon our historical and current inequities and revise our policies and implementation strategies to reverse inequities for our American Indian, Black communities, other communities of color, and other historically marginalized communities. The Division includes three units: Equity Plan Team, Community Engagement, and Policies and Strategies. The Community Equity Divisions works closely with community leaders and the Office of Racial Equity. This is a temporary (5-10 year) division to support the transition of the Department towards a strong equity framework. The Division is a collaborative, team-oriented environment with opportunities to work both individually and on project teams on a wide variety of issues to advance racial and social equity internally and externally. We collaborate with staff of other City agencies and the general public. Community outreach and engagement is a critical part of our work.
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 Planning Department has openings for three (3) 5278 Planner II positions in our Community Equity Division to perform professional planning work to support the operations and functions of the Department. Planner II projects may include, but are not limited to:
- The Cultural Districts focus on supporting the needs of the city’s cultural district program, a ground-breaking initiative created in 2018 to empower historically marginalized communities to sustain their people, traditions, artists, institutions, and businesses.
- The Fillmore/Western Addition community planning effort focuses on data gathering, analysis and visualization, production of outreach materials and a final report, and outreach and engagement activities.
- The Mission District efforts which support the Mission Action Plan (MAP2020), the Mission Cultural District expansion, community engagement activities, and the annual Status Report.
- The Tenderloin neighborhood’s community-based plan which aims to meet the needs of the neighborhood’s diverse cultures and vulnerable populations and is a people-driven collaboration between community members, organizations, businesses, and City agencies.
- 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;
- 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, history, 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;
- 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, public administration, physical sciences, history, historic preservation, or environmental studies.
The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.
- Some experience with or strong desire to learn about racial and social equity and social justice concepts, work or strategies.
- Strong organizational skills and knowledge of project management tools and approaches (i.e. working knowledge of a work plan, scopes and deliverables and proactively creating meeting agendas and notes).
- Some experience in preparing and/or implementing policy, community plans, and policy actions.
- Experience with developing and leading public outreach and engagement processes, meeting facilitation skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders.
- Experience with or strong interest in building relationships with community groups, in particular in communities of color and other historically marginalized communities.
- Some experience with or interest in learning about metrics development and results- based/impact-measurement action plans.
- Strong research and analysis skills.
- Ability to present complex information and communicate clearly and concisely to diverse audiences verbally, visually and in writing.
- Working familiarity with relevant San Francisco land use regulations, zoning implementation and relevant state and local laws that impact our work and processes.
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