5277 Planner I

Recruitment #TEX-5277-902178



The following information describes the civil service classification for which applications are being solicited.  Make sure you read the entire announcement before completing the application form.

 The purpose of this announcement is to fill a vacant position in this classification.


Division: Sustainable Streets

Section/Unit: Parking

Work Location: 1 South Van Ness, 8th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103


Appointment Type: Temporary Exempt appointment not to exceed three (3) years.  This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the appointing officer.


San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA):

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) plans, designs, builds, operates, regulates, and maintains one of the most diverse transportation networks in the world. SFMTA oversees Muni, bike and pedestrian programs, taxis, and parking and traffic control operations. SFMTA’s Parking Policy and Planning team works collaboratively with internal and external partners to design and implement curb management policies and regulations that serve the needs of all users, and to use new technology to make regulations more effective and easier to use.


Position Description:

Under general supervision, the Planner I contributes entry-level planning support to the Parking Policy and Planning teams. Major program assignments include:  

• Development of policy proposals for residential permit parking reform, including outreach and public engagement (in collaboration with the public outreach and engagement team).

• Implementation of residential permit parking policy proposals, including outreach and public engagement

• Neighborhood and major development project parking planning efforts, including data collection and analysis, public outreach, policy development, approval, and implementation.


Examples of Important and Essential Duties:

• Collects, analyzes and visualizes/maps data regarding parking conditions, trends, impacts, policies, regulations, and proposals.

• Researches best practices for parking policies, enforcement, and technology.

• Assists with public outreach regarding parking issues and potential policy solutions.

• Drafts and reviews reports and providing policy analysis regarding parking conditions, trends, impacts, policies, regulations, and proposals.

• Assists with developing feasibility and cost analyses for potential parking policy changes.

• Assists with drafting legislation or other necessary documents to change parking regulations, including changes to the city’s Transportation Code or the state Vehicle Code.

• Represents the Parking group, parking policies and parking proposals to members of the public, other divisions or agencies, advocacy groups, other stakeholders, elected officials and other decision makers, including through presentations and correspondence.

• Responds to constituent inquiries regarding parking policies and regulations.

• Coordinates the implementation of approved parking policies and regulations, including working with the field operations and revenue/permits teams.

• Provides support and assistance to other city departments, divisions and teams, including enforcement, field operations, and revenue/permits teams, with enforcement and implementation of parking policies and regulations.

• Monitors grant opportunities, assists with drafting and submitting grant requests.

• Performs other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

1.    Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in city, regional, or urban planning, or a closely related field, such as architecture, landscape architecture, geography, urban studies, public administration, historical preservation, or environmental studies; OR


2.    Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; AND one (1) year of city or urban planning, transportation, urban design, historical preservation, architectural or environmental review experience.


Desirable Qualifications: 

• Excellent oral and written communication skills, including ability to communicate with diverse audiences.

• Demonstrated ability to take initiative; work in a proactive, fast paced environment, work independently, collaboratively, and professionally; and be a team player.

• Proven ability to grasp big picture thinking and identify key step by step actions to move towards a long range vision.

• Familiarity with parking issues, policies, projects and regulations in San Francisco.

• Ability to converse with individuals with a variety of backgrounds, including engineers, front-line staff, stakeholders and elected officials.

• Strong analytical skills including familiarity with policy analysis, legislation, and project management.

• Demonstrated skills in complex transportation policy and legislative analysis and the ability to translate that into clear written and/or graphically rich formats for wide audiences.

• High proficiency in Adobe Design Suite, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Microsoft Office.

• Demonstrated ability to collaborate, mediate, facilitate, build consensus, and resolve conflicts.

• Possession of tact, professionalism, positive attitude, and passion for sustainable transportation and willingness to innovate to achieve the agency and city’s goals and objectives.  

• Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and Powerpoint).

• Knowledge of urban/transportation planning principles and methods. 



San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency employment applications for this position will be accepted through an on-line process only. A resume and cover letter must be attached to the online application. Mailed, hand delivered or faxed applications will not be accepted. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to begin the application process.

• Click and select 5277 Planner I (TEX-5277-902178)

• Click on “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information

• Click on “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or on “I have REGISTERED PREVIOUSLY”

• Follow instructions given on the screen.


To submit resume using the online application:

• Select the “Resume” tab in the online application

• Follow instructions given on screen


To submit cover letter using the online application:

• Select the “Other” tab in the online application

• Choose “Upload” as your method of submittal

• Click on “Upload Attachment”

• Follow instructions given on screen


If you are having trouble attaching your resume or cover letter to the online application, you may submit by fax to (415) 581-5120, ATTN: 5277 Planner I (TEX-5277-902178). A resume will not be accepted in lieu of completing the online application.


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 Department of Human Resources, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco and in the lobby of SFMTA Human Resources office, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 6th 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, @sfmta.com).


Upon successful submittal of the application online, the applicant will receive a notification on the screen, as well as in the applicant’s e-mail inbox, acknowledging the receipt of the application.  If you are having difficulty submitting your application online, please contact us at (415) 701-4662 between 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.


If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the analyst, Michelle Serrano-Nacorda, by telephone at (415) 701-4662 or by email at  Michelle.Serrano-Nacorda@sfmta.com  



Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point in the application and/or departmental selection process. Written verification (proof) of qualifying experience must verify that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications stated on the announcement. Written verification must be submitted on employer’s official letterhead, specifying name of employee, dates of employment, types of employment (part-time/full-time), job title(s), description of duties performed, and the verification must be signed by the employer. City employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which they are appointed. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee’s class will be allowed only if recorded in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Service Commission Rules. Experience claimed in self-employment must be supported by documents verifying income, earnings, business license and experience comparable to the minimum qualifications of the position. Copies of income tax papers or other documents listing occupations and total earnings must be submitted. 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.


Selection Procedures:

Applications 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 Agency will be invited to participate in the selection process.  Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview.


Qualified applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must contact the Agency by phone at (415) 701-4662 or, if hearing impaired at (415) 701-5043 (TTY) or in writing to the SFMTA Human Resources Operations Section, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103 (specify Class 5277).



Applicants are responsible for updating their email address or mailing address. Contact Information must be updated online at http://www.jobaps.com/sf by clicking on “Update My Contact Info” and logging into your account.  If updating contact information online, applicants must contact the analyst at (415) 701-4662 immediately to inform them of the change. Failure to do so may result in the loss of eligibility.

Make sure your application and any attachments to the application submitted at the time of filing are complete and accurate and include details on all experience, education, training and other information that qualifies you for this recruitment. Failure to submit a complete and accurate application at the time of filing may result in your ineligibility for this recruitment or inability to receive full credit for scoring purposes. Any new information concerning work experience, education, training and other information that is submitted after the filing deadline may not be used for scoring or considered to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications.





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 applying 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 applying 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.


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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