Planner III - Environmental Review
The San Francisco Planning Department has openings for a 5298 Planner III – Environmental Review to work on environmental review work in our Environmental Planning Division.
This is an opportunity to work in a dynamic, inter-disciplinary, and innovative department and share in our vision to make San Francisco the world’s most livable urban place – environmentally, economically, socially and culturally.
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, in order to effectively share responsibility of staffing the Planning Information Counter;
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.
Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university AND four (4) years (8000 hours) of verifiable full-time equivalent experience either:
A. performing environmental review functions OR
B. 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).
2. 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:
A. performing environmental review functions OR
B. 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:
Apply by: 4/17/2018 5:00 PM
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