5276 Citywide Historic Resources Survey Intern

Current Planning Division

Recruitment #TEX-5276-903059

Introduction

Appointment Type

Temporary Exempt (TEX).  TEX position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive civil service examination pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section 10.104.  Exempt employees are considered "at will" and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer.

 

Internship Period

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.  Upon completing the internship, there is no implied offer of extension.

 

About the San Francisco Planning Department (CPC)
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 the 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.

 

The Department serves a broad range of constituents, including the citizens of San Francisco, community organizations, elected and appointed policymakers, builders, architects, property owners, tenants, and advocacy groups. All rely on the City’s General Plan and the Planning Code to achieve the City’s development goals.  For more information about the CPC, please visit www.sf-planning.org.

 

Division Overview

Current Planning Division.  Planners help shape the physical development of the City. They are responsible for reviewing building permit and land use entitlement applications for compliance with the San Francisco Planning Code, San Francisco's General Plan, zoning regulations, and relevant design guidelines.

 

The Historic Preservation program within the Current Planning Division plays an important economic, environmental, and cultural role in the ongoing development of San Francisco.  As a Certified Local Government, the Planning Department has demonstrated its commitment to meeting the standards set forth by the California State Office of Historic Preservation.

 

Internship Information

Working under the Historic Preservation Officer and the Historic Preservation Survey and Designations Team the candidate will conduct fieldwork and follow up research and support for 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

 

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  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.

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 the desired job announcement (TEX-5276-903059)
  • 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.

 

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.

 

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

 

Applications will be reviewed for qualifying experience and education. Only those applicants deemed best qualified will be invited to participate in the selection process. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. Additional screening mechanisms may be implemented in the selection process.

 

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

Verification

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point in the application and/or departmental selection process. 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.

 

Reasonable Accommodation Request:

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:

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, San Francisco, CA 94103.

 

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 http://www.jobaps.com/sf

 

Copies of Application Documents:

Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.  Information regarding this can be found at http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#copies

 

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.  Information regarding this can be round at:  http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#identification

 

Micki Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources


Issued:  September 26, 2018

Announcement No.: TEX-5276-903059

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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