If you're looking for an opportunity to work in a dynamic, inter-disciplinary, and innovative department and share in our vision to enhance San Francisco's livability, check out our open positions below.

Open Positions

Job Title Details Filing Deadline
EXTENDED5293 Planner IV Temporary Exempt (TEX) – This position is being filled as TEX due to lack of an available eligible list from which a Permanent (PCS) appointment can be made. A 5293 Planner IV Civil Service examination is currently in development and will be administered within the next several months in order to produce an eligible list.  It is the intent of the Planning Department to fill this position as Permanent when the eligible list is available.

The Planning Department currently has an opening for a 5293 Planner IV in the Land Use & Community Planning group of our Citywide Planning Division.  Planners in the Citywide Planning Division develop policy, maintain and oversee compliance with the City's General Plan, prepare and implement community plans, act as the urban design resource for the city, and analyze data in support of land use policy. The Division works on a wide range of topics, including housing, transportation, urban design, land use, community development, resiliency, and sustainability.
08/13/2021
5:00 PM
EXTENDED5298 Planner III Temporary Exempt (TEX) – This position is being filled as TEX due to lack of an available eligible list from which a Permanent (PCS) appointment can be made.  A 5298 Planner III-Environmental Review Civil Service examination is currently in development and will be administered within the next several months in order to produce an eligible list. It is the intent of the Planning Department to fill this position as Permanent when the eligible list is available.

The Planning Department has an opening for a 5298 Planner III-Environmental Review in our Environmental Planning Division to perform professional planning work to support the operations and functions of the Department.
08/13/2021
5:00 PM
EXTENDED - 5278 Planner II
(3 positions)
Temporary Exempt (TEX) – These positions are being filled as TEX due to lack of an available eligible list from which a Permanent (PCS) appointment can be made. A 5293 Civil Service examination is currently in development and will be administered within the next several months in order to produce an eligible list. It is the intent of the Planning Department to fill this position as Permanent when the eligible list is available.
  • The Cultural Districts focus on supporting the needs of the city’s cultural district program, a ground-breaking initiative created in 2018 to empower historically marginalized communities to sustain their people, traditions, artists, institutions, and businesses.  
  • The Fillmore/Western Addition community planning effort focuses on data gathering, analysis and visualization, production of outreach materials and a final report, and outreach and engagement activities.  
  • The Mission District efforts which support the Mission Action Plan (MAP2020),  the Mission Cultural District expansion, community engagement activities, and the annual Status Report. 
  • The Tenderloin neighborhood’s community-based plan which aims to meet the needs of the neighborhood’s diverse cultures and vulnerable populations and is a people-driven collaboration between community members, organizations, businesses, and City agencies. 
08/06/2021
5:00 PM

Open Examinations

Planning does not have any open examinations at this time.

Civil Service Examination

The City is dedicated to recruiting and hiring fairly and on the basis of merit. In furtherance of this goal, the majority of City jobs are filled through a civil service examination process. The purpose of the examination is to create an applicant pool of qualified persons to be considered eligible for employment.

If you pass the exam, you will be placed in an applicant pool, also called an eligible list, ranked according to your score on the exam. Applicants are selected from the eligible list based on a certification rule, also posted on your job announcement.

If you are selected from the eligible list, you will be notified via email or regular mail that you have been referred to San Francisco Planning for consideration.

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