5298 Planner III - Environmental Review (Archaeology)

Recruitment #PBT-5298-090123

Introduction

  This is a Position Based Test (PBT) administered in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A.

*  12/11/2018:  Announcement amended to extend filing deadline.

 

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.

Our mission, under the direction of the Planning Commission, shapes the future of San Francisco and 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.

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.

For more information about CPC, visit http://sf-planning.org.

Division Overview
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 guidelines for implementing the CEQA process.

Position Description
Under direction of the CEQA Cultural Resources Team Manager, the Planner III – Environmental Review (Archaeology) performs complex environmental review work pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), participates in all phases of environmental review, and
will assist in coordinating archaeological technical functions of the environmental review process.

Essential duties include, but are not limited to:

1.      Assessing project site sensitivity for archaeological resources and tribal cultural resources, determining project impacts to archaeological and tribal cultural resources, and identifying appropriate archaeological mitigation measures;

2.      Scoping and reviewing of consultant-prepared archaeological sensitivity assessments, treatment plans and archaeological mitigation reports (such as archaeological testing plans and reports, archaeological monitoring plans and reports, and archaeological data recovery plans and reports);

3.      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;

 

4.      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;

5.      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;

 

6.      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); preparing technical reports and correspondence;

7.      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.

The position requires a highly-organized individual with strong analytical, written and communication skills who can thrive in a fast-paced, high-pressure, deadline-driven work environment.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

These minimum qualifications are to be used as a guide for establishing the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license(s) which are required for employment in the classification.  Please note, additional qualifications (i.e., special conditions) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.

1.  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).

OR

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).

AND

Special Condition

The verifiable full-time equivalent experience indicated above must include two (2) years of recent and verifiable experience in archaeological review analysis.  The above minimum qualifications reflect a special condition associated with the position to be filled.  They may differ from the standard minimum qualifications associated with this classification.

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

Verification of Experience and/or Education: Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=456

Note: 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.

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 announcement PBT-5298-090123
  • 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

Computer kiosks are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

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).

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 exam analyst, Susan Chu, by telephone at (415) 575-9149 or by email at Susan.Chu@sfgov.org.  

Resumes may be attached to the application; however, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application. 

Selection Procedures

Training & Experience Evaluation (Qualifying):

Applicants are required to complete a Qualifying Questionnaire as part of the online application process. The purpose of the Qualifying Questionnaire is to obtain specific information regarding an applicant’s education, experience and training in relation to the Minimum Qualifications for this position. It is essential that an applicant provide complete information in identifying their education, experience and training. The Qualifying Questionnaire will be used to evaluate if an applicant meets the minimum qualifications.

Supplemental Questionnaire (Essay Questions) - Weight 100%

The Applicants are required to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire (essay questions) as part of the online application process.  Candidates meeting the Minimum Qualifications will have their Supplemental Questionnaire scored. 

The essay questions are designed to measure the knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas required for the position which may include but are not limited to: written communication ability, project/time management ability, problem solving ability, interpersonal skills, and ability to work with diverse neighborhood organizations and stakeholders.

Candidates will be ranked on the eligible list based on their supplemental questionnaire score. A passing score must be achieved on the Supplemental Questionnaire in order to be placed on the eligibility list according to final score.

Certification:

The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of Five (5) scores. Hiring departments may conduct additional selection processes to make final hiring decisions. 

Eligible List/Score Report:  

A confidential eligible list of applicant names that have passed the civil service examination process will be created, and used for certification purposes only. An examination score report will be established, so applicants can view the ranks, final scores and number of eligible candidates. Applicant information, including names of applicants on the eligible list, shall not be made public unless required by law. However, an eligible list shall be made available for public inspection, upon request, once the eligible list is exhausted or expired and referrals resolved. The eligible list/score report resulting from this civil service examination process is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission. 

The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be 6 months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director. Upon approval of the Human Resource Director (see Civil Service Rule 111A.26.5), the eligible list/score report resulting from this announcement may be used by other departments that also use this classification or a similar classification. To find other Departments which use this classification, please see  https://sfdhr.org/sites/default/files/documents/ASO-Level-Chart.pdf?documentID=21246.

Conviction History

As a finalist 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 finalist. 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 selected as a finalist, 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

Reasonable Accommodation Request:
Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable accommodation at:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#applicantswithdisabilities

Veterans Preference:

Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#veteranspreference

 

Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams:
Information regarding seniority credit can be found at:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#senioritycredit

 

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures:
Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20 or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

 

Copies of Application Documents:
Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.

 

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.

 

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
www.jobaps.com/sf.

The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 111A.35.1. The standard for the review of such appeals is ‘abuse of discretion’ or ‘no rational basis’ for establishing the position description, the minimum qualifications and/or the certification rule. Appeals must include a written statement of the item(s) being contested and the specific reason(s) why the cited item(s) constitute(s) abuse of discretion by the Human Resources Director. Appeals must be submitted directly to the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission within five business days of the announcement issuance date.

Additional Information:
General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures may be found online at:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20.

 

Exam Type: CPE
Issued:  November 16, 2018

Amended:  December 11, 2018 - to extend filing deadline

Micki Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources

Recruitment ID Number: PBT-5298-090123

 

CPC/SC/415-575-9149

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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