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5644 Principal Environmental Specialist

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Introduction

SAN FRANCISCO DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

5644 Principal Environmental Specialist – Climate

Date Issued: Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Filing Deadline: 5 p.m. Monday, December 13, 2010

Salary:  Annually $86,138 - $104,728

One Position Available

Appointment Type:  Permanent-Exempt

 

Program Background: The mission of the City and County of San Francisco Department of the Environment (SF Environment) is to improve, enhance, and preserve the environment, and to promote San Francisco’s long-term environmental well-being. SF Environment includes Zero Waste, Toxics Reduction, Environmental Justice, Clean Air, Energy, Climate, Urban Forest, Green Building and Public Information Programs.

 

Position Description: This position serves as a program manager level position in the City and County of San Francisco Department of the Environment (www.sfenvironment.com).  Class 5644 Environmental Program Managers work under the supervision of class 0962 Director position, coordinate a major program area, including supervising program staff and contractors; planning, organizing, directing, implementing and reviewing programs; and developing and managing budgets. This position manages San Francisco’s Climate programs, including Transportation and Energy programs. Positions in this class are assigned to specialties: this position combines Energy and Transportation duties. This position acts under general supervision, performs a variety of duties related to the administration and implementation of this complex climate, transportation and renewable energy programs, including initiating, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs.

 

Supervision Exercised: Responsible for direct supervision of program staff, including hiring and performance reviews in classes 5642 Senior Environmental Specialist, 5640 Environmental Specialist, 5638 Environmental Assistant, and interns.

 

Examples Of 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 class and are not intended to be an inclusive list.

 

Initiating, implementing, managing, and evaluating complex climate, renewable energy, and transportation programs;

 Manages and implements ordinances as required;

Hires, trains, and supervises staff;

Plans, supervises and implement Climate, Renewable Energy and Clean Air projects;

Represents City at public forums, including those at the federal, state, and local level;

Preparing grant proposals, strategic plans and annual program budgets;

Monitoring projects and the work of contractors hired by the Department;

Consulting with the private sector and government agencies on climate policy;

Preparing and assisting with comments on regional, state, and federal policy

 Performing other duties as required.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

1.  Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, and seven (7) years of professional experience managing and implementing environmental programs. Four (4) years of this experience must be in one of the following areas: Energy, Climate and/or Clean Air.  OR

2.  Possession of a baccalaureate degree in public administration, business administration, environmental science or a closely related field from an accredited college, and five (5) years of professional experience managing and implementing environmental programs. Four (4) years of this experience must be in one of the following areas: Energy, Climate and/or Clean Air; OR

3.  Possession of a juris doctor or a master's degree in public administration, business administration, environmental science or a closely related field from an accredited college of university, and three (3) years of professional experience managing and implementing environmental programs in one of the following areas: Energy, Climate and/or Clean Air; OR

4.  Possession of a Ph.D. degree in public administration, business administration, environmental sciences or a closely related field from an accredited college or university, and two (2) years of professional experience managing and implementing environmental programs in one of the following areas: Energy, Climate and/or Clean Air.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of:  Climate, renewable energy and transportation principles, methods, and programs; federal, state, and local environmental laws and regulations; governmental structure and operations; climate, energy and clean air programs and projects; government procurement and contract management.

Ability to:  Manage complex program area; design, plan, and work with budgets; motivate and manage personnel; communicate effectively both orally and in written format; raise funds and write grants; conduct research and analysis; work with public, private, and government agencies; utilize a personal computer, including word processing programs and spreadsheet software.

 

Desirable Qualifications:

1.  Extensive experience in the design, development and implementation of climate, renewable energy and clean air (transportation) projects and programs.

2.  Experience working with diverse stakeholders in the private and public sectors.

 

 

Application Procedure:

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=pex&R2=5642&R3=056329 to begin the application process by registering an account:

• Click and select the desired job announcement;
• Click on “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information;
• Click on “I am a New User”; and
• Follow instructions given on the screen.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact Claudia Molina at 415-355-3748 or via email at Claudia.Molina@sfgov.org.

Computer kiosks are located in the lobby of the Department of Human Resources, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th floor, San Francisco, for use by the public. The hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Verification:

All applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying experience, education, training, license, etc. at any point in the application, examination or departmental selection process. A copy of a diploma or transcripts must be submitted to verify the education requirement when requested. Verification of experience, when requested, must be on the employer’s letterhead and must show the name of the applicant, job title(s), duties, dates of service and must be signed by the employer. City employment may be verified by submitting a performance evaluation in lieu of other verification. Failure to provide the required verification when requested may result in rejection of application and/or removal from eligibility for referral and appointment in this class.  Verification may be waived if impossible to obtain. The applicant must submit a signed statement explaining why verification cannot be obtained. Waiver requests will not automatically be granted, but will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Notes:

1.  Applicants are advised to keep copies of all documents submitted.  Submitted documents become a permanent part of the selection process and will not be returned.  The hiring department may require applicants to submit the same documents and/or additional documents at a later date.

2.  Applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation must contact Claudia Molina by phone (415) 355-3748 (voice), by email Claudia.Molina@sfgov.org, or in writing to Department of the Environment, Attn: Claudia Molina, 11 Grove Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, as soon as possible.

3. Per CSC Rule 114, Article VIII, Sec. 114.44: "Any person occupying a position under exempt appointment shall not be subject to civil service selection, appointment, and removal procedures and shall serve at the pleasure of the appointing officer."

4.  In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all persons entering City and County employment will be required to prove their identity and authorization to work in the United States.

5. Designated employees will be required to file Statements of Economic Interest.

 

 

Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities are Encouraged to Apply

 We Are an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

 

Disaster Service Workers

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.

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, typically a 7.5% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.