5275 Planner Technician

Recruitment #TEX-5275-085050

Introduction

 

This exempt position is excluded by the Charter from competitive civil service examination process. The successful candidate shall serve at the discretion of the appointing officer with appointment duration of up to three (3) years.

Department Overview
The Port of San Francisco is an enterprise agency of the City and County of San Francisco and is governed by a Commission of five members appointed by the Mayor. The Port Commission is responsible for overseeing a broad range of waterfront commercial, maritime, and public access facilities that are held in public trust for the people of California. The Port’s jurisdiction covers approximately 7.5 miles of waterfront land from Pier 98, near Hunter’s Point in the southern part of San Francisco, to Fisherman’s Wharf in the northern part of the City.

The Port’s diverse business portfolio includes over 550 ground, commercial, retail, office, industrial and maritime industrial leases including cargo shipping, ship repair, excursion boats, ferry boats, fishing and fish processing/distribution, tourism, filming, harbor services, and cruise-shipping. With some of the most modern and flexible shipping-terminal facilities on the West Coast, as well as naturally deep water, the Port can handle just about any type of cargo, including containers, break-bulk, neo-bulk, automobiles, and project cargoes.

The Port of San Francisco has many internationally recognized landmarks such as Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, the Exploratorium, the Ferry Building and AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants baseball team. With its unique and historic properties, the Port is home to a variety of tenants and uses. The Port Commission over the last five decades has led a remarkable transformation of the Port; maintaining its industrial maritime heritage while developing new uses, including commercial and public activities, that have helped San Francisco remain one of the most visited and popular cities on the globe.

 

Description
The Port of San Francisco is seeking a Planning Technician to assist with the development of a Geographic Information System based on the agency’s enterprise level data from many of its Divisions.  
Under general supervision, the Planner Technician performs a wide variety of technical planning work and GIS support functions to support to the Port’s GIS Project.    Essential duties include:

•     Providing project support for the development essential enterprise data layers for the Port’s Geographic Information System

•     Assisting with the transition to a new GIS platform that utilizes the ESRI Local Government Information Model

•     Providing general technical support to staff, such as creating and maintaining maps for the enterprise geographic information system; creating and maintaining geospatial data

•     Providing GIS support to the Engineering division for the further development of enterprise GIS data, e.g., structural inspections, utilities, etc.

•     Providing graphic support to Planning and Environment staff using a wide range of software.

•     Accurate data entry into the fields of related tables, the creation and editing of geometric features, and the design of map layouts.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Possession of a high school diploma, General Education Development (G.E.D.) equivalency, or a high school proficiency certificate; AND

2a. Two years of verifiable full-time work experience in technical land use planning in a city, county, or regional planning office; OR

2b. Two years of verifiable full-time administrative support experience which included processing
public noticing for land use staff reports and environmental assessment reports and/or the permitting for land use development.

Substitution: Two years of college level coursework from an accredited college (30 semester/45 quarter units equals one year) in urban studies, urban planning, architecture, landscape architecture, geography or a related field can substitute for two years of verifiable full time work experience as described in 2a.

 

 The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have proficiency with Windows, Excel, AutoCAD Map 3D and ArcMap  and familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite as the position requires navigation to file pathways across multiple network locations, compliance with file saving conventions, the examination, comparison and update of Excel spreadsheets/tables, the use of the GIS functionality of AutoCAD Map3D to connect to an Oracle data store in order to access and edit features, and the use of ArcMap’s symbol editing/layout creation tools.  This candidate will also have experience querying data for various data sets.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being 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 TEX-5275-085050
• 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

Computers 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.

You can also visit
http://sfdhr.org/how-apply-position or watch these videos for further assistance with our online application system:

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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.

Please contact Suzette Love at (415) 274-0569, or by email at suzette.love@sfport.com if you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process.



Verification
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/how-verify-education-requirements



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.

Selection Procedures

The application materials along with the supplemental questionnaire will be screened for relevant qualifying experience.  Additional screening mechanisms may be implemented in order to determine candidates’ qualifications.   Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the hiring department will be invited to participate in the selection process.

Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview.

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

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

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures 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.


Micki Callahan, Director
Department of Human Resources

Announcement #085050
Issued: June 29, 2018

Port/SL (415) 274-0569

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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