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Green Business Associate

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San Francisco Department of the Environment

 9922 Environmental Associate

Green Business Associate


Appointment Type:     Permanent-Exempt

Filing deadline:          5:00 pm, February 8, 2013

Salary:                        $18.6125

Date Issued:                 January 15, 2013

Job tentatively slated to start March 2013



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 sustainability. SF Environment includes Zero Waste, Toxics Reduction, Environmental Justice, Clean Air Transportation, Climate Change, Energy, Green Building, Urban Forest and Public Information Programs.


For more information on the Toxics Reduction program and the SF Green Business Program, visit



Position Description: The Green Business Associate will be responsible for providing hands-on support to local businesses enrolled in the Green Business Program (www.sfgreenbusiness.org). This position will assist the Green Business Program team in performing professional level work that includes:



 Assisting enrolled businesses in achieving green business recognition by performing indepth phone consults, on-site Green Business evaluations, conducting trainings, recording environmental best management practices in place, and collecting documentation of Green Business practices

Assisting in the development and maintenance of Green Business program standards, toolkits and resources,

Updating and maintaining content of the Green Business website and managing content of the green business program’s social media channels including Facebook, blog, and newsletter,

Quantifying the environmental benefits achieved through adoption of green business practices and developing case studies to document the successes of local green businesses.

Assist in administering the Clean Technology Payroll Expense Tax Exclusion

Minimum Qualifications:

Baccalaureate degree in the environmental, science or related field from a recognized college or university.

 Word processing, spreadsheet, PowerPoint, database and internet proficiency.

Possess a valid California driver’s license.

Desirable Qualifications:

Responsible and motivated. Able to work independently, and with a team.

Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal communication, researching, organizational and project management skills.

Knowledge of sustainability principles, environmental practices, and products.

      Familiarity with San Francisco

   Fluency in a second language used commonly in San Francisco.


Appointment Type: Permanent-Exempt.  Appointee works at the pleasure of the appointing officer.


(1)   This is a one-year position. A second year may be possible contingent upon City budget conditions and demonstrated competence and professionalism in the first year of employment.  Participation in this program does not guarantee a second year of employment nor any future employment with S.F. Environment or the City and County of San Francisco.


Application Procedure:

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being accepted through an online process. Visit http://www.jobaps.com  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”
• 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, 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.

Applications for this recruitment process will be accepted until 5 p.m. February 8, 2013.



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.


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.


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.

For more information about benefits, please click here.

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