5638 Environmental Assistant

Clean Air Transportation Demand Management Assistant

Recruitment #pex-5638-058658


Program Background:


The mission of the City and County of San Francisco Department of the Environment (SF Environment) is to promote innovative policies and programs to protect the urban and natural environment, promote social equity and expand the green economy. SF Environment programs include Zero Waste/Recycling, Climate, Green Building, Energy Efficiency and Renewables, Toxics Reduction, Environmental Justice, Urban Agriculture, Clean Transportation, Urban Forest, and Public Information Programs.


SF Environment envisions a San Francisco where convenient, carbon-free mobility options are readily available and highly used by residents, commuters and visitors. As a step toward that vision, SFE’s goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector in San Francisco to 20 percent below 1990 levels, while also working towards the city’s and the state’s longer term emission reduction goals.  Additionally, SFE aims to enhance the city’s livability by improving the environmental conditions and experience of San Francisco residents and visitors by promoting clean transportation programs that reduce congestion, improve safety for all modes of mobility, advance air quality and encourage healthy travel.


To achieve these goals, SFE’s Clean Transportation Program engages in projects to encourage shift to transportation modes that use energy more efficiently, rely on sources of energy that are renewable or have low carbon intensity and decrease single occupancy vehicle trips.  In part, this requires a technology focus, aggressively incorporating electric vehicles and other clean vehicle technologies and fuels, as encompassed by the Clean Vehicle section.  It also requires a focus on behavioral changes, encouraging shifts in the modes of transportation that people choose.  The Transportation Demand Management (TDM) section focuses on shifting routine trips from single occupancy vehicles to much greater use of transit, ridesharing, biking, walking and telecommuting.  The travel choices provided save users money, reduce vehicle miles traveled and encourage adoption of varied commute modes.  This position is in the TDM section.





Position Description:

Under supervision of a Class 5642 Senior Environmental Assistant (Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Manager), the 5638 Environmental Assistant will: 1) develop and implement outreach strategies and programs promoting trip reduction programs to San Francisco commuters, employers and residents; 2) track and report on progress of project and grant goals; and 3) assist in managing current programs.  Essential duties include:


·         Implementing and enforcing the San Francisco Commuter Benefits Ordinance, including the managing the compliance process, working with other city agencies for enforcement proceedings and assisting businesses with implementing programs;

·         Managing San Francisco’s Emergency Ride Home Program, including outreach to businesses, processing registration and reimbursement forms and administering the program;

·         Managing the City and County of San Francisco Bike Fleet program, including developing a toolkit, conducting site visits, coordinating trainings, growing the program and administering the program;

·         Developing strategies and outreach plans with tasks and timelines on how the program will meet grant funding goals and benchmarks;

·         Organizing and staffing public outreach and marketing efforts;

·         Assisting with program grant applications, reports, newsletter articles and social media content on TDM programs and clean air issues;

·         Tracking project development through program and survey analysis and developing public reports;

·         Developing and linking databases (Access and CRM) for all program content;

·         Developing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) maps for projects and employers;

·         Updating and contributing content for program’s webpage; and

·         Performing administrative support and other duties and tasks as required by the Program.


Minimum Qualifications: 

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

2.   Possession of a valid Driver’s License.


Desirable Qualifications:

  1. Project management experience
  2. Strong organizational, written, communication and presentation skills
  3. Ability to work with staff and volunteers in a team environment
  4. Skill in conducting sound research and analysis
  5. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in written format; negotiate and resolve conflicts
  6. Capability in utilizing word processing and database programs, spreadsheet, and communication software
  7. Knowledge of San Francisco’s transportation systems, key stakeholders and funding sources
  8. Experience working with a diverse community (bilingual ability in one of the commonly spoken languages in San Francisco is a plus, including Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Tagalog and Vietnamese)
  9. Knowledge of federal, state and local clean air and related environmental laws and regulations; transportation planning issues; governmental structures and operations; data accumulation and tracking techniques
  10. Experience working with a wide variety of individuals including governmental employees, department heads, members of the media, vendors, and local legislators

Appointment Type:

Permanent Exempt. Appointee serves at the pleasure of the appointing officer for the duration of the grant (no more than 3 years).


Selection Procedures:

The selection process will include an evaluation of applications and an assessment of candidates' relative job-related knowledge, skills and abilities by performance oral interview.  Written and performance exercises may be included.  Only those applicants most closely meeting the needs of the Department will be invited to participate in the selection process.  Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview.


Application Procedure:

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


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.



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.



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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