San Francisco Department of the Environment

The San Francisco Department of the Environment, a department of the City and County of San Francisco, is a leader in climate, sustainable transportation, zero waste, toxics reduction and energy policy. Our mission is to provide solutions that advance climate protection and enhance quality of life for all San Franciscans. We’re looking for passionate people to help us make San Francisco a vibrant, inclusive and sustainable place to live and work.

Our Department prioritizes the following values: credibility, innovation, collaboration, equity and impact. We pride ourselves in being a trusted source of environmental information. Working with a range of partners is essential to our success, as all our initiatives are underpinned by a commitment to equity, inclusiveness and accessibility.

"At the Department of the Environment, we are working every day to help San Francisco be a sustainable and healthy city for all of its residents; human, plant and animal. We know we will face pressing challenges. Many residents and families struggle to find safe and affordable housing and good jobs to pay their bills. At the same time the threat and impact of climate change has never been more real for San Francisco and the world. With rising sea levels and more unpredictable weather patterns, we must simultaneously prevent more harm to our environment, as we prepare our City to grow and thrive.” - San Francisco Department of the Environment Director, Debbie Raphael

 

 

 

1 job(s) at San Francisco Department of the Environment

SF Department of Environment San Francisco, CA, USA
May 25, 2018
Full Time
Introduction School Education Program Associate (1 vacancy) School Education Program Aides (2 vacancies) San Francisco Department of Environment 9922 & 9920 - Environmental Public Service Associate/Aides Are you interested in helping kids reduce waste and pollution? Do you have a passion for engaging students on environmental issues?  If so, we invite you to take advantage of an opportunity to use your skills to build a better future for San Franciscans. The San Francisco Department of Environment is a great place to work and offers an attractive benefits package, including healthcare and retirement options. **NOTE: THIS POSTING WILL BE USED TO FILL THREE (3) VACANCIES - ONE (1) AT THE 9922 LEVEL AND TWO (2) AT THE 9920 LEVEL (SEE BELOW FOR ADDITIONAL DETAIL ON DIFFERENCES ACROSS THE POSITIONS). THE 9920 POSITION HOURLY RATE IS $19.81.** Department Background The mission of the City and County of San Francisco Department of the Environment (SF Environment or SFDOE) is to improve, enhance, and preserve the environment, and to promote San Francisco's long-term environmental sustainability. SF Environment includes: Zero Waste, Toxics Reduction, Environmental Justice, Clean Air Transportation, Climate Change, Energy, Green Building, Urban Forest and Public Information Programs. Position Descriptions The 9922 & 9920 positions are designed to offer various types of trainee or entry-level employment opportunities in a variety of settings. These positions provide an introduction to career options and role models while allowing incumbents to learn about the work environment. The School Education Program Associate (9922) and Aide (9920) will work in the SFDOE School Education Program. These positions will focus on maintenance of, and outreach about, SFDOE's existing School Education programs for San Francisco residents in the K-12 public and private schools. The objective of this program is to provide knowledge of general environmental education outreach skills and program administration, environmental behavior change strategies, and public speaking and teaching opportunities. The knowledge gained in these positions could be utilized in one of the several classifications that provide environmental education services to San Francisco's K-12 public and private schools, including entry-level positions at the Department of Environment. Examples of Important & Essential Duties for the 9922 Associate Position Under immediate supervision, duties may include, but are not limited to the following: •  Assist with implementing programs to increase opportunities for San Francisco's K-12 schools to achieve zero waste, including regular school and classroom visits, analysis, and team strategizing • Give dynamic assemblies to hundreds of students, grades K-5, depending on strength of public speaking skills • Give classroom presentations that teach about zero waste and water pollution prevention primarily for grades K-5 • Assist with coordinating and scheduling school field trips • Assist with coordinating and implementing teachers' environmental workshops • Assist with updating directories, websites, curriculum and other department publications • Assist with coordinating and implementing special events and presentations • Assist with public outreach and educational efforts, including staffing special events • Assist with preparing and administering contracts and grants • Perform administrative support and other duties and tasks as requested • Follow city department procedures Examples of Important & Essential Duties for the 9920 Aide Positions Under immediate supervision, duties may include, but are not limited to the following: • Assist with implementing programs to increase opportunities for San Francisco's K-12 schools to achieve zero waste, including regular school and classroom visits, analysis, and team strategizing • Give classroom presentations that teach about zero waste prevention primarily for grades K-5 • Assist with implementing assemblies that teach about zero waste to hundreds of students, grades K-5 • Wear a large mascot costume during assemblies, grades K-5 • Assist with implementing special events and presentations • Assist with maintaining school database • Assist with public outreach and educational efforts, including staffing special events • Perform administrative support and other duties and tasks as requested • Follow city department procedures Mentors & Supervisors During the period of employment, the incumbent is an active member of SFDOE's School Education Team and attends regular School Education Team meetings and scheduled outreach/education activities. The successful candidate will be assigned a Mentor and Supervisor to guide and train her/him. In some cases, the Mentor and Supervisor may be the same person. Mentors and Supervisors work closely together to provide incumbents with comprehensive, quality training and a rich experience in the fields of environmental education and personal behavior change. Training Workshops The successful candidates will receive training on public speaking and classroom management in order to deliver classroom presentations and assemblies, and will also receive training on how to successfully create visually dynamic presentations that are age-appropriate for elementary school students, and inspire personal behavior change. Workshops, conferences, and trainings may also be attended to gain an understanding of general environmental education and behavior change strategies. Exempt Employment Status The 9920 position is for the duration of one school year (from September - June). The 9922 position is a one year positions; a second year may be possible contingent upon Department budget conditions and demonstrated competence and professionalism in the first year of employment. The 9922 position is classified as Permanent Exempt and the 9920 positions are classified at Temporary Exempt.  Appointment to a position does not guarantee a second year of employment, nor any future employment with SF Environment or the City and County of San Francisco. In addition, the positions are exempt from the Civil Service examination and selection process. The successful candidates will be at-will employees. Minimum Qualifications Program Associate (9922)      Education/Training :         Baccalaureate (Bachelor's) degree in a related field from a recognized college or university.     Experience:         Exposure working with children & youth.     Other Requirements:                  Possession of a valid driver's license. This job requires city driving at least twice a week. (Vehicle is provided.)   Experience Substitution (for 9922 ONLY) Verifiable professional work experience performing duties equivalent to those of City and County of San Francisco Class 9922: Environmental Associate may substitute for a Baccalaureate degree in a related field. One year (2000 hours) of additional qualifying experience will be considered equivalent to 30 semester units/45 quarter units. Program Aide (9920)      Education/Training:         High school diploma or GED equivalency.     Experience:                   Exposure working with children & youth.      Other Requirements:         Possession of a valid driver's license. This job requires city driving at least twice a week. (Vehicle is provided.) Desirable Qualifications (Applicable to Both Positions) 1.  Familiarity with San Francisco 2.  Experience working with children and youth 3.  Strong public speaking and writing skills for both children and adults - comfortable speaking in front of large audiences 4.  Theatrical experience 5.  Knowledge of environmental principles & issues 6.  Availability to work a 40 hour week (9922, Monday - Friday), or a 32 hour week (9920, Monday - Thursday), with frequent flexibility in hours/days, including availability to work early mornings (starting around 7:30am) approximately 2 times per week 7.  Strong organizational and time management skills 8.  Responsible, motivated, and able to work independently and in a team 9.  Word processing, spreadsheet, PowerPoint development, database and internet proficiency 10.  Fluency in a second language used commonly in San Francisco Additional Application Information The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring. Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date, unless otherwise noted. For candidates that wish to submit a resume and brief cover letter (under 1,000 words) stating why the position interests you and how your skills and qualifications are a fit for the position, please attach a single document that includes both of these items . Upload this document as a PDF or Word file, with the naming convention of "YourName-SchoolEd".  Please note: submitting a resume and cover letter are not substitutes for filling out the online application form. How To Apply Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process. 1.  Select the desired job announcement. 2.  Select "Apply" and read and acknowledge the information. 3.  Select either "I am a New User" if you have not previously registered, or "I have Registered Previously". 4.  Follow instructions on the screen. 5.  Submit your resume and cover letter (maximum of 1,000 words) as one attachment to your application (attachments can only be submitted when the system prompts you for your resume; please follow instructions when you get to that stage of the submission). Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco. Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org). Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application was received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received. All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications. Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores. Please email Preston Treichel, Senior Human Resources Consultant, at Preston.Treichel@sfgov.org should you have questions about the application process. For questions regarding the status of your application or the selection process, please refer to the 'Timeline' section under the Selection Procedures heading. Selection Procedures Timeline Online application filing deadline will conclude at 8:00am on Monday, June 25th, 2018. Due to the volume of inquiries we receive, we are unable to give application status updates. While we are not able to reach out to every applicant, the hiring manager will contact you directly after the filing deadline if your skills and experiences are a strong match for the position. The selection process will include an evaluation of applications and an assessment of candidates' relative job-related knowledge, skills and abilities. Only those applicants most closely meeting the needs of the Department will be invited to participate in the interview selection process. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview. Conviction History As a finalist for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a finalist . If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as: •  Candidates applying for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code. •  Candidates applying for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City. If you are selected as a finalist, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment. Disaster Service Workers All City & 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. Conclusion 1. Your application must include details on all experience, education, training and other information that qualifies you for this recruitment. Failure to submit a complete and accurate application at the time of filing may result in your ineligibility for this recruitment or inability to receive full credit for scoring purposes. Any new information concerning work experience, education, training and other information that is submitted after the filing deadline may not be used to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications. 2. Verification : Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=456 . Falsifying one's education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco. 3. Requests : Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#applicantswithdisabilities Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at: http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#veteranspreference 4. Applicants are advised to keep copies of all documents submitted. Submitted documents become a permanent part of the exam record and will not be returned. The hiring department may require applicants to present additional material at the time of appointment and/or at a later date. 5. For general information concerning City and County of San Francisco employment policies and procedures, please refer to this web URL: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20 6. For Right to Work policy, please refer to this web URL: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#identification 7. Terms of Announcement: Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations. Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf . The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 111A.35.1. The standard for the review of such appeals is 'abuse of discretion' or 'no rational basis' for establishing the position description, the minimum qualifications and/or the certification rule. Appeals must include a written statement of the item(s) being contested and the specific reason(s) why the cited item(s) constitute(s) abuse of discretion by the Human Resources Director. Appeals must be submitted directly to the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission within five business days of the announcement issuance date. EXAM TYPE: ENTRANCE/PROMOTIONAL ISSUED: MAY 24, 2018 MICKI CALLAHAN, HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES ANNOUNCEMENT NO: PEX-9922-086602 DHR/PT/415-557-4908 Benefits All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency. For more information about benefits, please click here. Closing Date/Time: 6/25/2018 08:00:00 AM