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Title: Planner II
Job Code: 5278
Under general supervision, performs difficult city planning work and participates in all phases of
city planning; assists in the preparation of planning, research, surveys and projects; conducts
investigations, collects and analyzes data on zoning, subdivision design, urban renewal, rapid
transit and other land use problems; assists in the conduct of environmental impact reviews;
assists in the preparation of written and graphic reports; may supervise subordinate survey,
clerical and office personnel; and performs related duties as required.
Requires responsibility for: carrying out and interpreting city planning policies and procedures;
making continuing personal contacts with representatives of government, civic and business
organizations, and the general public in the explanation and interpretation of laws, ordinances,
policies, rules and regulations relating to city planning activities; preparing, checking and
reviewing important technical records involving the master plan, capital improvement program,
urban renewal, zoning and other technical city planning records.
This is the journey-level position in the Planner series. Planner IIs perform more progressively
complex planning assignments. Planner II is distinguished from the Planner I in that the latter
performs entry-level, less complex planning assignments. Planner II is distinguished from
Planner III in that the latter is responsible for more difficult and complicated programs or
projects, and the supervision of professional staff.
MAJOR, IMPORTANT, AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES
According to Civil Service Commission Rule 109, the duties specified below are representative of the range of duties
assigned to this job code/class and are not intended to be an inclusive list.
1. Compiles and prepares technical, physical, economic, social and statistical data in the
form of reports and graphs, maps and charts; prepares base maps for use in the
development of the master plan and the capital improvement program; collects data, makes
studies, performs field investigations and writes reports on specifically assigned problems in
the field of zoning, subdivisions, park and recreation areas, population movement and traffic,
transportation and other land use studies.
2. Prepares maps, charts, photographs and other graphic presentations to illustrate studies
of land use, transportation, population, traffic, streets, freeways, residential, business,
recreational and playground areas, zoning and subdivisions.
3. Assists in and performs research and analysis of economic and sociological problems as
a basis for preparation of the master plan, urban renewal and capital improvement program;
attends public hearings, meetings or conferences or various city departments, takes notes
and prepares summary reports, answers inquiries pertaining to zoning, urban renewal,
freeway and street location and other city planning and related problems.
4. May process various zoning applications and permits; interprets and explains zoning
ordinances and other city planning problems to the public.
5. May assist in the analysis and review of environmental impact reports; interprets and
explains legal, technical and procedural aspects of environmental review to the public.
IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge, Abilities and skills: Requires a good knowledge of: the principles, practices,
purposes, scopes and techniques of various phases of city planning; statistical and research
methods and the sources of information and data relating to city and metropolitan growth;
accepted practices in highway and street construction, park and recreational area design,
land subdivision, zoning and of legal descriptions and federal, state and local laws as they
relate to city planning; requires some knowledge of the principles and practices of drafting
Requires ability to: collect, analyze and interpret data pertaining to planning and zoning
situations; speak effectively and write technical reports; supervise the work of subordinate
employees; deal tactfully and effectively with the general public, governmental officials,
professional and technical persons and employees.
These minimum qualifications are to be used as a guide for establishing the education, training, experience, special
skills and/or license(s) which are required for employment in the classification. Please note, additional
qualifications (i.e., special conditions) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job
Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university AND two (2)
years (4,000 hours) verifiable full-time-equivalent experience in city, regional, urban or
transportation planning, urban design, historic preservation, architectural or environmental
review or other related field; OR
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, Physical Sciences, Historic Preservation, or
Environmental Studies AND one (1) year (2,000 hours) verifiable full-time-equivalent experience
in city, regional, urban or transportation planning, urban design, historic preservation,
architectural or environmental review or other related field; OR
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.
From: 5277 Planner I
To: 5291 Planner III, 5298 Planner III - Environmental Review
AMENDED DATE: 3-25-68; 3-3-80; 4-1-11
REASON FOR AMENDMENT To accurately reflect the current tasks, knowledge, skills and abilities
defined in the most recent job analysis conducted for this job code.
BUSINESS UNIT(S): COMMN, SFCCD, SFMTA, SFUSD
Disaster service work
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.
Historic and future compensation
|Effective (Sched)||Step 1||Step 2||Step 3||Step 4||Step 5|
|Jul 01, 2022 (W)||$46.6375||$48.9500||$51.3875||$53.9750||$56.6875|
|Jan 08, 2022 (V)||$44.3125||$46.5125||$48.8250||$51.2875||$53.8625|
|Jul 01, 2021 (U)||$44.0875||$46.2750||$48.5875||$51.0375||$53.6000|
|Dec 26, 2020 (T)||$42.5875||$44.7000||$46.9375||$49.3000||$51.7750|
|Jul 01, 2020 (S)||$41.3500||$43.4000||$45.5750||$47.8625||$50.2625|
Historic compensation data is provided in hourly pay.
Sources: San Francisco Open Data Portal: Classification descriptions table, Compensation plan table