FT job - San Francisco Department of the Environment - Principal Environmental Specialist – Climate
- 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
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
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.
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;
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
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
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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@....
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.
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@..., 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
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
Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities are Encouraged to Apply
We Are an Equal Opportunity Employer