The Planning Department has one (1) 5291 Planner III - Urban Designer/Architect opening in our Current Planning Division responsible for complex planning work relating to the design of the built environment.
Under direction, the Planner III: Urban Designer/Architect performs complex planning work relating to the design of the built environment. This position is responsible for providing professional architectural and urban design review of development proposals; developing architectural and urban design guidelines for a variety of land uses and building types; participating in design review advisory groups, advising Department Staff on technical knowledge of the Building Code, Green Building Ordinance, building material and construction methodology and cost; providing architectural design expertise to assist in the development of proposed long-range policy and planning initiatives regarding the built environment; and performing other duties as assigned.
Essential duties include, but are not limited to:
Participates in design review of development proposals;
Coordinates updates to existing urban design and architectural design guidelines, and contributes to the development of new design guidelines, as needed;
Provides urban design and architectural expertise in support of the Department’s work to strengthen the City’s sense of place and livability through concern for the city’s physical qualities;
Assists in the coordination of and participates in the Department’s design review committees;
Provides technical knowledge of the Building Code, Green Building Ordinance, building material and construction methodology and cost;
Provides knowledge of the Planning Code as applied to existing and proposed development of all scales and types;
Supervises or assists in the supervision of a planning group engaged in professional planning work and may act as project manager if needed;
Participates in or leads community workshops and public presentations;
Responds to, educates and works closely with the public, other City agencies, policy makers, elected officials and other stakeholders; and
Works collegially with team members, motivates and completes projects within a tight schedule.
Supervision Exercised: Planner III's may supervise the work of subordinate Planner I's and/or II's or administrative support staff and/or consultants.
Planner III’s 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, and may require specialized experience in order to perform department-specific planning duties.
Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university AND four (4) years (8,000 hours) of verifiable full-time-equivalent experience in an urban, city, regional and/or other related planning environment (such as transportation planning, environmental planning, architecture or urban design);
Possession of a master's 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 or Environmental Studies AND two (2) years (4,000 hours) of verifiable full-time-equivalent experience in an urban, city, regional and/or other related planning environment (such as, but not limited to transportation planning, environmental planning, architecture, historic preservation or urban design).
6+ years of practical experience in the design of residential and commercial buildings
Higher-level degree or certificate, or 4+ years of professional experience in urban design, place making, or related field concerning the design of the urban environment
Registered Professional Architect
Registered Professional Architect in the State of California
Possession of LEED AP certification
Knowledge of local (San Francisco) Building Code, Planning Code, and Design Guidelines
Experience in the creation and/or implementation of Design Guidelines, particularly those to be applied to urban environments.
Knowledge of urban design principles, site and master planning, and transit-oriented design.
Knowledge of best practices in building design, building materials, and structural requirements
Ability to communicate with staff and representatives of business and public interest groups, organizations, individuals, and public officials in clarifying and interpreting planning policy and regulations
HOW TO APPLY:
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