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Planner III-Environmental Review

City and County of San Francisco - City Planning (CPC)
San Francisco, CA
United States
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level
Salary: 
$101,062.00 - $122,850.00/year

5298 Planner III-Environmental Review

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The San Francisco Planning Department 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. 

Environmental Planning Division.  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 procedures for implementing the CEQA process. For more information about CPC, visit http://sf-planning.org.

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.

Position Information

Under direction, the Planner III – Environmental Review performs difficult and complex environmental review work pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and participates in all phases of environmental review.

Essential duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Reviewing and directing the work of consultants and/or other internal staff in the preparation of various environmental impact documents, including Exemptions, Negative Declarations, and Environmental Impact Reports according to CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) and other applicable laws; maintains project schedules while meeting requirements for adequate review;

  • Analyzing, evaluating and preparing reports and environmental impact documents on complex projects, in coordination with Current and Citywide planner staff, related to General Plan policy, area plans, project plans, land use, housing programs and other development proposals requiring analysis of impacts related to technical issues such as preservation and transportation planning, air quality, geology and seismology, wind, shadow and hazardous waste contamination;

  • Keeping abreast of current case law and applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations; coordinating with the City Attorney’s Office for legal advice;

  • Interpreting and explaining legal, technical and procedural aspects of environmental review to the public, boards and commissions (potentially in controversial situations or under a high-level of public interest); prepares technical reports and correspondence;

  • Performing other project management duties related to the preparation of environmental documents, including preliminary conferences, public interaction, intra and inter-agency coordination, meetings with consulting specialists and presentation of reports to the Planning Commission, Board of Supervisors and other agencies;

  • Exercising understanding of planning code requirements and other permitting processes;

  • Coordinating specific administrative functions related to case intakes, case tracking, and collections of appropriate fees;

  • Coordinating specific areas of technical functions of the environmental review process (or the Environmental Planning division's responsibilities), such as air quality functions, archaeology functions, preservation, etc.  

Planner IIIs may be required to attend meetings or participate in work-related activities outside of normal working hours (evenings and weekends) in various community locations.  Some positions may require possession of a valid driver license, or may require specialized experience in order to perform department specific planning duties.

The eligible list resulting from this testing process may be used by other City departments with vacancies in class 5298 Planner III – Environmental Review.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university AND four (4) years (8000 hours) of verifiable full-time equivalent experience either:

    1. performing environmental review functions OR

    2. in a city/regional/urban planning environment preparing documents for entities such as California   Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), California Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Regional Water Quality Control Board, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). 

OR

  1. Master's degree from an accredited college or university in city/regional/urban planning, environmental studies, architecture, law, earth sciences, geography, economics, landscape architecture, civil engineering, urban studies or public administration AND two (2) years (4000 hours) of verifiable full-time equivalent experience either:

    1. performing environmental review functions OR

    2. in a city/regional/urban planning environment preparing documents for entities such as California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), California Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Regional Water Quality Control Board, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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.

Recruitment #PBT-5298-099603

EOE (equal opportunity employer) 


 

Published on:
September 18, 2019 - 9:48am
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