Citywide Historic Resources Survey Intern

City & County of San Francisco - Planning Dept.
San Francisco, CA
United States
$56,212.00 - $68,354.00/year

Deadline to Apply: 10/17/2018 at 5:00 PM PT

The San Francisco Planning Department is currently recruiting to fill a Temporary Exempt (TEX) 5276 Citywide Historic Resources Survey Intern position within the Current Planning Division. The duration of the internship, depending on schedule and assignment, may work no more than 40 hours a week and not more than 1,040 hours within a 12 month period.


Under general direction of the Historic Preservation Officer and the Historic Preservation Survey and Designations Team, the Citywide Historic Resources Survey Intern will conduct fieldwork and follow up research. S/he will support the documentation of historic and cultural resources within San Francisco as part of the Citywide Survey.

The Citywide Survey is a multi-year effort to systematically identify and record information on properties and neighborhoods that reflect San Francisco’s architectural, social, and cultural history. A completed Citywide Survey will:

  1. Provide greater certainty to planners, property owners, neighbors, and community groups regarding the presence of important historic properties to preserve and/or character-defining features to protect during rehabilitation efforts.

  2. Provide a vital component of emergency planning and disaster recovery.  In the event of a disaster, the survey will help expedite response in the wake of a disaster.  When a property is identified as eligible, either individually or a part of a district, the properties are also eligible for certain federal and state tax credits, grants-in-aid, exemptions in the National Flood Insurance Program, and must be given consideration during any FEMA-funded post-disaster mitigation projects including construction, demolition, relocation, etc.

  3. Inform the City’s Landmark Designation Program in identifying historic and cultural resources to stimulate the local economy, improve the overall quality of the public realm, and for educational and enjoyment purposes.

  4. Streamline the current California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review procedures and greatly reduce a project’s review time within the Planning Department.


Essential Duties include:

  • Conducting survey fieldwork

  • Conducting archival research on neighborhoods and individual properties

  • Assisting in the development and maintenance of the data collection application for the survey


  1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university  AND

  2. Completion of one full year of graduate study at a recognized university in a two-year program leading to a Master's Degree in City or Regional Planning.

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

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:

  • Completion of a four-year college or university with a baccalaureate degree, and completion of one full year of graduate study at a recognized university in a program leading to a Master's Degree in Historic Preservation, history or related field.

  • Excellent organization, writing, and research skills.



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Recruitment #TEX-5276-903059


Published on:
September 27, 2018 - 2:45pm
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