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Call for Papers: Fall 2015 issue of Progressive Planning – State of Planning in Detroit

May 28, 2015 by nrantisi in Uncategorized

Call for Papers: Fall 2015 issue of Progressive Planning – State of Planning in Detroit

Progressive Planning, the magazine of Planners Network, invites critical articles about the state of planning in Detroit for its Fall 2015 issue.

Once idealized as an icon of American modernity, Detroit’s drastic population decline and high poverty and unemployment rates put the city at the center of many conversations from professional planning discourses to the sensational social imaginary surrounding shrinking cities. Historically, like residents of many industrial cities, Detroiters have faced displacement from state sanctioned mega projects, discriminatory suburban housing policies and uprisings in response to racial injustice. Though land values and population have drastically decreased, urban morphology continues to be shaped by the privatization of public land holdings and market centric solutions addressing primarily economic conditions of Detroit. The prowess of a city built and sustained by union wages of auto-workers now finds itself bankrupt and polarized by the increasingly conservative politics of a newly minted right-to-work state. Within this context, working class and African American Detroiters have found themselves increasingly at the margins of formal planning conversations. This exclusion is seen in large scale water shut offs, the auction of tax foreclosed properties to out of state and international investors, and the development of formal plans that aim to “right size” less economically viable neighborhoods. As a necessity, politically marginalized Detroit communities have responded through the implementation of informal, survivalist strategies such as urban agriculture, ridesharing networks and a scrapping economy.

Progressive Planning critically explores the politics behind the planning and their effects on sustainability and justice. We go beyond “best practice” models to investigate the true social, political and ecological impacts of both mainstream and alternative planning schemes. Articles must be written in a critical and journalistic voice. Authors should avoid jargon and present a clear point of view. Articles should be no more than 2,000 words in English and written for a general audience. Do not use footnotes or bibliography. Please adhere to the guidelines for submission: http://www.plannersnetwork.org/magazine-publications/magazine-guidelines-for-submission/.  Articles should be sent to Lisa Berglund at liber@ucla.edu by    September 15, 2015.

Today, rhetoric that describes Detroit as dead or dying, stagnated and suffering from irreversible damage, at times obfuscates the active continuation of urban policy supporting spatial injustice and political marginalization of local communities of color through neoliberalization.

 

City of Bridgeport, Connecticut – Planner II position

May 25, 2015 by nrantisi in Uncategorized

The City of Bridgeport, CT is now accepting resumes for the position of

PLANNER II

Salary: $55,983.00 – This position includes a comprehensive benefits package including a Retirement Pension administered by MERS (Municipal Employees Retirement System).

To Apply: Please mail, deliver or email a resume, cover letter and three (3) professional references (name, title, business/company name, and contact information), to the Civil Service Commission office, 45 Lyon Terrace, room 106, Bridgeport, CT 06604. Required documents can be emailed to COB.Jobs@bridgeportct.gov.

Resumes must be submitted or postmarked no later than Friday, June 19, 2015.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

Professional work involving short and long term city planning activities of a highly technical nature. Requires extensive knowledge of comprehensive land use and urban planning principles and practices. The ability to be flexible, to be accurate, to manage multiple projects, and to interact and communicate with the public and private sectors is required.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

This position involves considerable independent work and acts under the supervision of the Director of Panning and other staff in charge.

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES:

  1. Researches, analyzes, and reports independently on various social, economic, regulatory, and environmental data associated with a variety of city projects.
  2. Finds creative solutions to difficult problems and presents them in a clear and concise manner as required.
  3. Updates and maintains the city’s Master Plan of Development and various other databases associated with the City Planning Department.
  4. Reviews planning issues and documents for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with established city policy, ordinances, and plans.
  5. Makes recommendations as to the relevance and responsibility of various city proposals to established city plans, regulations, and goals.
  6. Writes local, state, and federal grants and permit applications; assembles a wide variety of neighborhood and project plans; and researches and responds to requests for information from the general public, businesses, and other governmental entities.
  7. Attends meetings and events outside of the normal business day as required.
  8. Coordinates/schedules meetings and conferences on behalf of the department.
  9. Performs other duties as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITIES:

  1. At a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree in planning or a closely related field. A Master’s degree in an appropriate field is preferred.)
  2. The ability to read and comprehend architectural, site, and construction plans and specifications as well as research and analyze technical reports, plans, regulations, etc.
  3. The ability to write and express oneself through the creation of reports, graphs, charts, maps, etc. of a technical and complex nature in a format capable of being understood by a targeted audience.
  4. Computer literacy with the Microsoft Office software package; GIS experience a plus.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

  1. Two to four years of direct planning experience in a professional environment. (A Master’s degree in planning may be substituted for one year of experience.)
  2. Any acceptable and equivalent combination of experience and training which provides a demonstrated potential for performing the duties of the position.

This job description is not, nor is to be intended to be, a complete statement of all duties, functions, responsibilities and qualifications which comprise this position.

Please note: due to the anticipated volume of submissions received, we will only contact those applicants whose experience, background, and skills best match our requirements.

An Equal Opportunity Employer MF/AA/DIS

For further information and contact:

CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION

45 LYON TERRACE

BRIDGEPORT, CT 06604

TELEPHONE: 203-576-7103

 

Six month intern position, Cook County IL, Forest Preserves

May 10, 2015 by nrantisi in Uncategorized

Planning & Development Intern

Forest Preserve District Office of Human Resources 536 N. Harlem River Forest, Illinois 60305 708-771-1561

The Forest Preserves of Cook County is currently accepting interviews for a Planning & Development Intern for a six month, $14 per hour, position at our headquarters in River Forest, IL. Please forward on to your networks and share with anyone who might be interested. Applications are being accepted until May 18 at http://fpdcc.com/about/jobs/ Thank you.

Job Summary

Under general supervision from staff in the Planning and Development Department, the Planning & Development Intern will work on different projects within the Planning and Development Department. Projects will include land use document research and organization, other research relating to signage, site improvements and other capital improvement planning and assisting with the signage/wayfinding and gateway master plans. Typical Duties ? Provides support to the Planning & Development department. ? Assists staff in collecting and preparing data for various planning projects, specifically in land use documents, historic buildings and signage/wayfinding. ? Conducts field work and collects site data ? Assists planning staff in organizing and preparing for outreach meetings and workshops. ? Assists with project research, development, and implementation, including creating and planning documents, maps and reports. ? Maintains and updates databases and spreadsheets. ? Assists with archival and organization of important files and documents. ? Receives direction from several sources and prioritizes assignments effectively. ? Performs other related duties and responsibilities as required or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

? Must be currently pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree and have a minimum of 30 credit hours of class instruction in a landscape architecture program or a pursuing a master’s degree in Urban or Regional Planning with a minimum of 6 credit hours of class instruction in site planning, land use planning, spatial planning and design and/or GIS. You are required to upload a transcript with your online application. ? Must be a current Cook County resident. ? Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics

? Ability to be self-motivated and resourceful. ? Ability to work independently with good judgment and attention to detail. ? Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, team-based environment while working on multiple projects at once. ? Possession of strong written, verbal, communication, and research skills. ? Skill in organizing, advertising and preparing for outreach meetings and workshops. ? Knowledge of physical and community planning concepts and processes ? Knowledge and familiarity with real estate documents including surveys, legal descriptions and the Property Index Number (PIN) system. ? Willingness to learn and have varied experiences. ? Willingness to be a self-starter and to have a positive attitude. ? Ability to maintain confidentiality of Forest Preserves’ information. ? Ability to initiate and follow through with projects under a tight deadline structure. ? Ability to effectively identify and communicate issues or problems to management. ? Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and familiar with Adobe Creative Suite design programs, including InDesign and Illustrator ? Ability to work up to 40 hours per week for 6 months ? Ability to drive to various District locations throughout Cook County on a regular basis in personal vehicle.

The duties listed are not set forth for purposes of limiting the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the many duties normally to be performed under a job title or those to be performed temporarily outside an employee’s normal line of work. Veteran’s Preference When applying for employment with the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, preference is given in the application process to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for more than 180 consecutive days or during War Time. To take advantage of this preference, a Veteran must: a. Meet the minimum qualifications for the position. b. Identify him/herself as a Veteran on his/her employment application by answering “Yes” to the question “Are you a military veteran?” c. Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215, or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation) at the time of application by uploading it as part of the application. If there are multiple DD 214s, DD 215s, or NGB 22s, the one with the most recent date should be submitted. Coast Guard members must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (before 911) or the Department of Homeland Security (after 911). d. Provide original applicable discharge papers at time of the interview.

General District Employment Requirements

? PROOF OF EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH APPLICATION. ORIGINALS WILL BE REQUIRED AT TIME OF INTERVIEW. ? COPY OF TRANSCRIPT MUST BE EMAILED AT TIME INTERVIEW IS SCHEDULED. The Forest Preserve District of Cook County is an equal opportunity employer and ensures against discrimination in employment on the basis of a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status, source of income, housing status, or gender identity.

PN sponsored session at Assoc. of American Geographers Meeting

April 13, 2015 by nrantisi in Uncategorized

If you are attending the Association of American Geographers meeting in Chicago (www.aag.org), April 21 to April 25, check out the following panel session that includes Planners Network members, organized by PN Steering Committee member Alex Schafran:

Panel Session:

1636 CITY Debates: Is Radical Reinvestment Possible?

is scheduled on Tuesday, 4/21/2015, from 4:40 PM – 6:20 PM in Water Tower, Hyatt Hotel, West Tower, Bronze Level

Organizer(s):
Alex Schafran

Chair(s):
Alex Schafran

Panelist(s):
Libby Porter
Kate Shaw – University of Melbourne
Michael Janoschka – Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Alex Schafran


Session Description: The inflow of high-profit seeking capital has become such a problem in urban spaces that finding progressive means of reinvestment is a challenge. The use of the urban as a profit-making machine has rendered part of the left skeptical of the very process of urban development. Others would simply argue that the urban is secondary, a victim of forces outside its control. Still others argue that in a post-urban revolution world, there is no possibility for radicality without the urban, and that a solution to this problem is the only solution. Join us in a debate and a discussion about the possibility for radical redevelopment, sponsored by CITY Debates and members of Planners Network, INURA and Contested Cities.

Summer Internships , Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), Oakland, CA

April 9, 2015 by nrantisi in Uncategorized

 

2015 Summer Internships

Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG)

101 8th St., Oakland, CA 94607

www.abag.ca.gov/jobs.html

Salary: $13.50 – $17.50 per hour depending on education and experience

Job description: See below (Not more than 250 words)

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The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) Planning & Research Department is seeking summer interns to engage in challenging regional planning tasks addressing land use, housing, neighborhood development, and urban policies. For complete job announcement (including internship descriptions) go to www.abag.ca.gov/jobs.html. Projects and tasks will include:

  • Regional Forecast
  • Open-Data Land Use, Policy & Development Database
  • Enhancing Planning Team Visual Resources

Applicants must be in urban or regional planning or related field, and have completed at least their junior year of undergraduate study, be in a graduate program, or have recently graduated. Other qualifications include excellent writing, analytical, and communication skills, and an understanding of recent urban growth patterns, sustainability and equity concepts. Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel is required. GIS and data collection skills are desirable.

Compensation: $13.50 – $17.50 per hour depending on education and experience

Term: Up to twelve weeks (June through September 2015)

To Apply: Submit the following items by Friday, April 24, 2015.

  1. Completed ABAG application (Use “2015” for Job Number)
  2. Completed Interest Form (choice of internship projects)
  3. Resume
  4. One-page writing sample
  5. Cover letter

The application and job announcement can be obtained fromwww.abag.ca.gov/jobs.html. The Interest Form is on the last page of the job announcement. Send all 5 items to:  Internship Coordinator, ABAG Summer Internship Program, P.O. Box 2050, Oakland, CA 94604-2050.  Questions contact Christina Fong, 510-464-7941 or ChrisF@abag.ca.gov.  EOE

City and County of San Francisco, California – Three Positions, including Senior Community Development Specialist

March 28, 2015 by nrantisi in Uncategorized

 Senior Community Development Specialist II

Salary: $44.76 – $54.40/hour; $7,759.00 – $9,429.00/month; $93,106.00 – $113,152.00/year

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The San Francisco Planning Department has openings for two 9775 Senior Community Development Specialist II positions to work on issues of neighborhood stabilization, housing and small business strategy in our Citywide Planning Division.

This is an opportunity to work in a dynamic, inter-disciplinary, and innovative department and share in our vision to make San Francisco the world’s most livable urban place – environmentally, economically, socially and culturally. We work in a collaborative, team-oriented environment with opportunities to work on a wide variety of projects and topic areas, both individually and on project teams. In performing our planning work, we work closely with staff of other City and regional agencies, the development community, and the general public. Community outreach and engagement is a big part of our work, and we hold frequent public forums to present and get input on our work.

Under general direction, the Senior Community Development Specialist will be responsible for working with San Francisco communities on a variety of issues, including housing affordability, small business strategies, family retention, and transportation challenges. Currently, particular attention is required in a few transitioning neighborhoods that are experiencing rapid social, economic and development change. This position would serve as a point person from the Planning Department to these communities in understanding the local economic and development pressures while developing and implementing programs and policies that address issues of inclusivity/equity and the stabilization of neighborhoods for quality life-long living. The Senior Community Development Specialist will also work with more established neighborhoods throughout the city, to build capacity among stakeholders to take the lead in shaping their neighborhoods’ best futures. The Senior Community Development Specialist will engage neighborhood stakeholders through a variety of methods, including one-on-one interactions, outreach to neighborhood organizations, public forums, and may staff community advisory committees.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university AND four (4) years administrative/professional experience in community development, housing and/or housing development, workforce development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, or criminal justice; OR
  2. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the following fields: public or business administration, urban planning, government, social work, education, finance or criminal justice AND three (3) years of administrative/professional experience in community development, housing and/or housing development, workforce development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work or criminal justice; OR
  3. Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in public policy, planning, social work, public administration, finance, education, criminal justice, or business administration AND two (2) years of administrative/professional experience in community development, housing and/or housing development, workforce development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, or criminal justice; OR
  4. Possession of a Ph.D. or Juris Doctor degree from an accredited college or university AND two (2) years of administrative/professional experience in community development, housing and/or housing development, workforce development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, or criminal justice.

SUBSTITUTION:

Verifiable administrative/professional experience involving community development, housing and/or housing development, workforce development, finance, education, social work, children/youth work, or criminal justice may substitute for the educational requirement in Minimum Qualification #1 on a year-for-year basis.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being accepted through an online process. Visit: http://www.jobaps.com/SF/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=TEX&R2=9775&R3=064878 to begin the application process by registering an account.

Planner I

Salary: $28.93 – $35.16/hour; $5,014.00 – $6,095.00/month; $60,164.00 – $73,138.00/year

This is a Position Based Test conducted in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

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.

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.

Under general supervision, the 5277 Planner I will perform 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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

  • Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; AND one (1) year (2,000 hours) of city or urban planning, transportation, urban design, historical preservation, architectural or environmental review experience.

SELECTION PROCEDURES:

In order to be ranked on the eligible list, candidates must achieve a passing score on both the Written Multiple-Choice Examination and the Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation.

Written Multiple-Choice Exam: (Weight = 50%)

Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in a written multiple-choice examination, designed to measure their relative knowledge, skills and abilities in job-related areas.

Supplemental Questionnaire: (Weight = 50%)

Candidates who attain a minimum passing score on the written examination will be invited to complete a supplemental questionnaire.

Qualified applicants will be notified by email of the exact time, date, and location of the examinations.

Candidates will be placed on the eligible list in rank order according to their final score.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being accepted through an online process. Visit: http://www.jobaps.com/SF/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=PBT&R2=5277&R3=064364 to begin the application process by registering an account.

Planner II

Salary: $35.16 – $42.73/hour; $6,095.00 – $7,406.00/month; $73,138.00 – $88,868.00/year

This is a Position Based Test conducted in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

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.

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.

Under general supervision the 5278 Planner II, 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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.

SELECTION PROCEDURES:

In order to be ranked on the eligible list, candidates must achieve a passing score on both the Written Multiple-Choice Examination and the Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation.

Written Multiple-Choice Exam: (Weight = 50%)

Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in a written multiple-choice examination, designed to measure their relative knowledge, skills and abilities in job-related areas.

Supplemental Questionnaire: (Weight = 50%)

Candidates who attain a minimum passing score on the written examination will be invited to complete a supplemental questionnaire.

Qualified applicants will be notified by email of the exact time, date, and location of the examinations.

Candidates will be placed on the eligible list in rank order according to their final score.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being accepted through an online process. Visit: http://www.jobaps.com/SF/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=PBT&R2=5278&R3=063771 to begin the application process by registering an account.

 

 

 

 

 

Call for Papers – The Politics of Planning in Latino US and Latin America

March 19, 2015 by nrantisi in Uncategorized

Progressive Planning, the magazine of Planners Network, invites critical articles about the politics of planning in Latino US and Latin America for its Summer 2015 issue. Topics should address one of the following two issue areas:

The Politics of Planning in Latin American Cities

Even though Latin American cities still face inequality, violence, and precariousness, persistent urban movements struggle to cope with the implacable effects of neoliberal policies. In the last two decades, Latin America became a fertile urban laboratory, embedded in a wide ideological spectrum of innovative space production strategies. These range from the extensive implementation of Bus Rapid Transit, cable cars, iconic settlement upgrading, and disaster recovery protocols to planning initiatives of participatory budgeting, grassroots planning and urban land reform movements. The implementations of these strategies have been internationally praised and diffused, yet they still lack a critical analysis of their rationales, implementation disjunctions and social contestations.

The Politics of Planning in Latino Communities in the USA

In the last three decades, cities and suburbs in the United States have not only experienced an explosion in their Latino populations, but they have also become a fertile ground for neoliberal policies—from union busting to massive urban renewal and gentrification of traditionally low- and middle-income areas. As a consequence, Latinos in American cities have faced inequality, precariousness in the labor market and displacement. Those who are unauthorized immigrants face additional challenges to access jobs, housing, schooling and other services and opportunities. Nonetheless, Latinos have forged ahead to develop their communities and have organized responses to cope with the relentless effects of racism, xenophobia and neoliberalism, creating the basis for broadening their political and economic influence.

Progressive Planning critically explores the politics behind the planning and their effects on sustainability and justice. We go beyond “best practice” models to investigate the true social, political and ecological impacts of both mainstream and alternative planning schemes. Articles must be written in a critical and journalistic voice. Authors should avoid jargon and present a clear point of view. Articles should be no more than 2,000 words in English and written for a general audience. Do not use footnotes or bibliography. Please adhere to the guidelines for submission: http://www.plannersnetwork.org/magazine-publications/magazine-guidelines-for-submission/.

Deadline for consideration: June 1st, 2015. Send articles or queries to Issue Editors Clara Irazábal and Samuel Stein via cei2108@columbia.edu andstein.murphy@gmail.com. We’d appreciate receiving notice of your intent to submit at your earliest convenience to help us plan the issue.

The Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility – Visiting Scholar Application

March 16, 2015 by nrantisi in Uncategorized

The Zolberg Institute – Visiting Scholar Call for Applications

The Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility (ZIMM) welcomes applications for the position of Visiting Scholar for the 2015-2016 academic year, from individuals whose research, teaching and work intersects the fields of migration studies and mobility, broadly construed. With that, we are accepting applications from scholars who are committed to the research philosophy of the Instituteand the thematic and topical interests that the institute aims to foster.

Visiting Scholars are expected to present their ongoing research at least once during the academic year, and engage regularly in the life of the institute (i.e. attend lecture series events, join and participate in a working group or research cluster and aid in the development of or submit work to the works-in-progress series). This is an appointment as an affiliate of ZIMM (i.e. library/institutional access, help with visas, intellectual community). The duration of the visiting scholarship is one academic year starting Fall 2015.

By March 20th, 2015, please complete the ZIMM Visiting Scholar Application Form and submit the following to migration@newschool.edu:

  • An academic CV
  • A two-page statement of interest that covers previous and ongoing research initiatives, your fit and commitment to the ZIMM mission, goals and academic & intellectual life.
  • An acceptance letter/confirmation of external grant or a statement indicating plans to apply for funding.
  • Names and email addresses of two referees that can speak to your work upon request.

If you have any questions regarding your application please do not hesitate to contact us atmigration@newschool.edu.

** If you are a prospective applicant of a grant (such as some Fulbright programs) that would come into effect in the 2016-2017 academic year, and require a letter from the Zolberg Institute as part of your grant application process,please contact us.  Our mailing address is: Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility,

The New School for Social Research, 6 East 16th Street, New York, NY 10003

City and County of San Francisco, California – Two Positions

February 25, 2015 by nrantisi in Uncategorized

City and County of San Francisco, California

Two Positions (Planner II and Planner III)

Planner II

Salary: $35.16 – $42.73/hour; $6,095.00 – $7,406.00/month; $73,138.00 – $88,868.00/year

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The San Francisco Planning Department has openings for multiple 5278 Planner II positions to join our Citywide Planning Division.  We are looking for candidates with a background in urban planning or a related field for a wide variety of the Division’s planning projects and related work. In addition to candidates with strong general urban planning and policy background, we are seeking candidates with specific interest and ability in one or more of the following topic areas: transportation planning, urban design, land use planning, real estate finance, capital planning, data analysis, and sustainability and environmental policy. Candidates with particular interest, skills, or experience in one or more of these topic areas should specify as such in their application.

Under general direction, the Planner II performs journey level planning work. The Planner II is responsible for conducting investigations and performing analyses to prepare reports and recommendations pertaining to complex planning issues and problems. The Planner II may provide project management or independent work on minor planning projects. The Planner II may perform supervised work individually or as part of a project team.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being accepted through an online process. Visit: http://www.jobaps.com/SF/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=TEX&R2=5278&R3=064583 to begin the application process by registering an account.

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Planner III

Salary: $41.71 – $50.70/hour; $7,230.00 – $8,788.00/month; $86,762.00 -$105,456.00/year

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The San Francisco Planning Department has openings for multiple 5291 Planner III positions to join our Citywide Planning Division. We are looking for candidates with a background in urban planning or a related field for a wide variety of the Division’s planning projects and related work. In addition to candidates with strong general urban planning and policy background and experience managing complex projects, we are seeking candidates with specific interest and ability in one or more of the following topic areas: transportation planning, urban design, land use planning, real estate finance, capital planning, data analysis, and sustainability and environmental policy. Candidates with particular interest, skills, or experience in one or more of these topic areas should specify as such in their application.

Under general direction, the Planner III performs journey level planning work. The Planner III is responsible for conducting investigations and performing analyses to prepare reports and recommendations pertaining to complex planning issues and problems. The Planner III will provide project management or independent work on major planning projects.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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); 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 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 transportation planning, environmental planning, architecture or urban design).

HOW TO APPLY

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being accepted through an online process. Visit: http://www.jobaps.com/SF/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=TEX&R2=5291&R3=064876 to begin the application process by registering an account.

Winter 2015: Policing, Violence and Planning

Winter 2015: Policing, Violence and Planning

Winter 2015: Policing, Violence and Planning

The Seventh Generation

Articles

  • The Urbanization of Fear: Notes from Kenya’s War on Terror
    by Zoltán Glück
  • AIA Condones Torture and Killing: Proposal to Enforce Human Rights within AIA Ethics Code Rejected
    by ADPSR
  • Rising Tides, Rising Costs: How will flood insurance impact New York’s working and middle class waterfront communities?
    by Samuel Stein and Caroline Nagy
  • Surging Inequality and the Foreclosure Crisis
    by Gregory D. Squires
  • Fear and violence in the city: The case of Ciudad Juárez
    by Jorge Alberto Avitia
  • Asset Management Companies and the Financialization of Urban Development: Lessons from Ireland and Spain
    by Michael Byrne
  • Bioenergy Villages and Renewable Energy in Germany
    by Stephan Schmidt
  • Bolivia Revolutionizes Urban Mass Transit: From the Streets to the Sky
    by Emily Achtenberg

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  • Wake Up Locavores! Justice for Food Workers Matters
    by Tom Angotti

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