San Francisco Planning Dept. – Planner I

Salary: $68,016 – $82,680/year

Application Deadline: 9/10/2018 5:00 PM PST


Under general supervision, the Planner I performs entry level planning work in the collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation of city planning data in one of a variety of phases of plan development and implementation.

The essential functions of this job include: reviewing project activities, goals, programs, ordinances, rules, regulations, policies and procedures; providing information orally and in writing to City agencies, property owners, developers, community organizations and the general public; conducting site and field inspections of land, economic activities, transit patterns, buildings and streets and conducting surveys and interviews to obtain data; preparing computer-based and hard copy graphic materials; conducting research studies and formulating recommendations to assist in planning policies, plans for future developments and determining the environmental impacts of proposed projects; assisting in the preparation, revision and performing updates of plans and other governmental documents and regulatory codes; and performing other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities in the Planning department may include: reviewing building permits, variances, use permit and other miscellaneous permit applications; and recording appropriate data and preparing recommendations for the department, Planning Commission and other City Commissions.

Nature of work: Incumbents in this job code may be required to attend evening meetings, occasionally held in community locations.


  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, historic preservation, architectural or environmental review experience.

Notes:  Some positions may require possession of a valid driver’s license.

This is a Classification-Based Testing (CBT) and the examination process will result in the creation of the 5277 eligible list.  

The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination is Rule of Seven (7) Scores.


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Recruitment #CBT-5277-902551