5638 Environmental Assistant

Solar Program Coordinator

Recruitment #pex-5638-057739


San Francisco Department of the Environment

 5638 Environmental Assistant


SFE Solar Program Coordinator


Appointment Type: Permanent-Exempt – Full time

Filing deadline: Friday June 17th, 5 p.m.

Salary: $25.66 - $31.20 per hour

Date Issued: May 23, 2011


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 Energy, Recycling, Toxics Reduction and Integrated Pest Management, Environmental Justice, Clean Air Transportation, Climate Change, Green Building, Urban Forest and Public Information Programs. The Energy Program works with the Mayor’s office, other City departments and the private sector to maximize the energy efficiency of businesses and residences, develop renewable energy resources in San Francisco, and reduce San Francisco’s contribution to global climate change.



Position Description: The Solar Program Coordinator will assist the Renewable Energy Program Manager in performing professional level work promoting solar energy in the residential and commercial sectors. The Solar Program Coordinator will provide general assistance to the Renewable Energy Program Manager, including:


Assisting with planning and implementation tasks in solar energy programs in the private sectors of the City;

Overseeing the management and implementation of solar grant projects;

Participating in solar policy discussions and development at the local and state levels;

Generating research studies, reports, and other written materials;

Assisting in the preparation of grant proposals;

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

Organizing trainings, forums, and workshops for private sector energy professionals;

Presenting information to the public, and responding to inquiries and complaints regarding services;

Developing and disseminating program outreach including maintaining web information and material directories;

Providing administrative support and performing other tasks as requested or required by the program.


Minimum Qualifications:

Possession of a baccalaureate degree in public administration, business administration, environmental sciences, or a related field (within the Energy specialty area) from an accredited college or university; AND one (1) year of full time equivalent experience performing duties described for this class;

Must have valid California Driver’s License;


Desirable Qualifications:

Knowledge of renewable energy and environmental principles;

Excellent project management, writing, researching, and organizational skills;

Responsible, motivated, and able to work independently and in a team;

Word processing, spreadsheet, database, and Internet proficiency.

Familiarity with U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar America Cities initiative and/or federal funding procedures;

Experience with grant writing and managing project budgets;

Experience with solar technologies, installations, and/or financing;

Understanding of barriers to urban renewable energy deployment;

Familiarity with San Francisco;

 Fluency in another language used commonly in San Francisco.


Appointment Type: Permanent-Exempt - Appointee serves at the pleasure of the appointing officer for a maximum duration of 3 years.


Application Procedure:

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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, for use by the public. The hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.



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 pf 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.




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. 114.23:  Appointee serves at the pleasure of the appointing officer for a maximum duration of no more than 1040 regular work hours.

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.


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.

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