Planner III - Urban Designer/Architect

San Francisco, California, United States

Job Description

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.

CPC has an opening for one (1) Temporary Provisional (TPV) 5291 Planner III – Urban Designer/Architect position to join the Current Planning Division

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.

Languages needed: English.

Apply by March 29, 2018

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About the company

The San Francisco Planning Department 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.

The successful candidate will

  • 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.

Required education and skills

  • 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).
  • Possession of a valid Architect License.

Note:  The above minimum qualifications reflect special conditions associated with the position to be filled. They may differ from the standard minimum qualifications associated with this classification.

How to apply

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