0941 Manager VI, Environmental Sustainability Director

Recruitment #PBT-0941-093348

Introduction

Job announcement has been updated with additional information in the Minimum Qualification section and Selection Procedure on February 1, 2019

This is a Position Based Test administered in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A.

The Department
SFO is a world-class, award-winning airport that served more than 57 million guests in fiscal year 17/18. SFO offers non-stop flights to 50 international cities on 44 international carriers. The Bay Area's largest airport also connects non-stop with 85 U.S. cities on 12 domestic airlines. In fiscal year 16/17, the Airport, an enterprise department of the City & County of San Francisco, accounted for $8.4 billion in business activity and supported nearly 43,000 direct jobs.

SFO’s mission is to provide an exceptional airport in service to our communities and is committed to redefining air travel. SFO is renovating Terminal 1: The Harvey B. Milk Terminal, the largest capital project in the Airport’s $7.3 billion Ascent Program. For more information, visit www.flysfo.com. You can also watch this video about careers at SFO.

Position Description
Under policy direction of the Chief Administrative and Policy Officer, the Environmental Sustainability Director is the organizational champion who must integrate sustainability thinking into every division, section, and individual by creating a shared understanding of the holistic impact of an airport through an integrated lens. This position is responsible for the development, management, and administration of sustainability policies and practices for San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The Environmental Sustainability Director will lead SFO’s efforts as a catalyst for change in stakeholder practices by utilizing education, partnerships, and policy initiatives. This position will be responsible for making our operations economically viable and environmentally sustainable by assessing the impact of sustainability practices on the Airport and broad community, while balancing the Airport's strategic initiatives and continued economic vitality.

The essential functions of this position include:

  • Oversees and approves budget expenditures of the Airport’s capital improvement projects to ensure sustainability practices and goals are achieved; participates in budget development by providing detailed justification and persuasive arguments for proposals or initiatives; performs highly complex forecasting and cost/benefit analysis to make informed decisions that focus on optimizing environmental impacts of sustainability program initiatives.
  • Identifies, reviews, and assesses the Airport’s current sustainability and resiliency services and programs; assesses sustainability and resiliency goals and strategies to bring greater coordination within the enterprise organization; streamlines identified opportunities for improvement.
  • Develops a comprehensive policy and a strategic performance plan that encompasses current goals, best practices, and moves the Airport towards a more resilient and environmentally sustainable future.
  • Collaborates with divisions to develop and implement marketing and educational programs that inspire the Airport to embrace environmental sustainability practices and business continuity planning which changes the thinking, behavior and practice of individuals, divisions, organizations, and government.
  • Manages activities in multiple divisions to accomplish all levels of conservation and sustainable development including green purchasing, energy conservation, solid waste recycling, green building, resource and water conservation, greenhouse gas reduction, renewable resources, and environmental reporting metrics.
  • Directs the research and analysis of the Airport’s sustainability and resiliency needs to determine program direction and goals; develops metric systems to monitor and assess progress towards achieving performance goals.
  • Develops partnerships and work with community members, organizations and other government agencies to enhance the Airport’s sustainability and resiliency program and practices; collaborates with boards and commissions, committees, or other governing boards to develop strategic direction and integrate the Airport's sustainability policy and practice.
  • Represents the Airport’s sustainability and resiliency program to elected officials, outside agencies, and the community; explains, justifies, and defends programs, policies, and activities; negotiates and resolves significant and controversial issues pertaining to sustainability.
  • Manages resiliency activities to ensure that the Airport is prepared to respond to any disruptive challenge.

Nature of Work
Requires extensive computer work requiring keyboarding and prolonged sitting and working off a flat screen monitor to perform strategic and economic analysis and analyze, manipulate and generate reports; ability to work effectively with managers, co-workers, contractors and other personnel; and ability to identify issues and problem solve.

Minimum Qualifications

Education 
Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; AND

Experience 
Six (6) years of experience managing sustainability related programs in a complex organization or public agency, which all must include supervisory experience; AND

Substitution
Experience Substitution: Additional qualifying experience as described above may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for year basis for up to two (2) years.  (One year of work experience is equal to 30 semester or 45 quarter units).

License
Possession of a valid California driver license.
 
Desirable Qualifications
The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred to hiring.

  • Possession of a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Environmental Management, Public Policy, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Urban Planning, Architecture.
  • Excellent verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal communication skills to engage effectively with all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrates superior project management skills and have the ability to effectively develop and define a sustainability plan.
  • Demonstrates strong leadership and innovative thinking in the development of exemplary policies and programs that promote an environmentally sustainable future.
  • Experience in a large complex organization (i.e. airport environment, enterprise organization with diverse departments, and/or city, county, state, federal agency) developing and implementing sustainability programs and influencing senior management on a wide range of complex issues.
  • Demonstrates implementation of sustainability strategies and management of the overall sustainability performance results.
  • Demonstrates technical expertise and change management necessary to embed sustainability throughout the organization. 

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

One year full-time employment is equivalent to 2,000 hours (2,000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40 hour work week). Any overtime hours that you work above 40 hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Select the desired job announcement
  • Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
  • Follow instructions on the screen

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Department of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103, or the Airport Commission Human Resources office at 710 N. McDonnell Road, 3rd floor, San Francisco, CA 94128.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores. If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Vicky Lei, by telephone at 650-821-2022, or by email at vicky.lei@flysfo.com.

Resumes may be attached to the application; however, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application.

Verification
Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found here.

Verification of qualifying experience, when requested, must be documented on the employer's business letterhead and must include the name of the applicant, job title(s), dates of employment, description of job duties performed, and signature of the employer or the employer’s authorized representative. Experience claimed in self-employment will only be accepted if supported by documents verifying income, earnings, business license and experience comparable to minimum qualifications above. Copies of income tax papers or other documents listing occupation and total earnings must be submitted. Employees of the City and County of San Francisco may submit performance evaluations showing duties performed to verify qualifying City experience. City employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which appointed. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee's class will be allowed only if recorded in accordance with the provisions of Civil Service Commission Rules. Verification may be waived if impossible to obtain. The applicant must submit a signed statement explaining why verification cannot be obtained. Waiver requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Failure to provide the required verification, or request for waiver when requested may result in rejection of application.

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco. Make sure your application and any attachments to the application submitted at the time of filing are complete and accurate and include details on all experience, education, training and other information that qualifies you for this recruitment. Failure to submit a complete and accurate application at the time of filing may result in your ineligibility for this recruitment or inability to receive full credit for scoring purposes. Any new information concerning work experience, education, training and other information that is submitted after the filing deadline may not be used for scoring or considered to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Selection Procedures

Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (Weight: Qualifying)
Candidates will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online employment application. This Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications for this position. Applicants must also complete the official application. It is essential that applicants provide complete information in identifying their education, experience and training. The Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.

Management Test Battery (Weight: 40%)
Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in a computer-based examination designed to measure competencies in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to:

  • Problem Solving
  • Leadership
  • Decision Making
  • Interpersonal skill
  • Human Resources Management
  • Team Building
  • Communication
  • Conflict Management
  • Process Improvement

For more information about this Management Test (and a suggested reading list), please click here. A passing score must be achieved on the Management Test Battery to continue in the selection process.

This is a standardized examination and, therefore, test questions and answers are not available for public inspection or review.

Scores attained on the Management Test Battery will be valid and "banked" for three years, starting from the date of the examination. This means that, during this three-year time period, you will not be required to take the Management Test Battery. The Management Test Battery may be used for many other classes; therefore your test score may be applied to one or more of these classes if you choose to apply to future recruitments. If the selection process for the future announcement is held within one year of the date of this examination and it includes the Management Test Battery, your score will be automatically applied to that announcement. However, after one year, you have the option to either (a) apply your test score to the other announcement or (b) re-take the Management Test Battery. Re-testing is permitted no sooner than one year from the date of the examination and only in association with your eligibility for another announcement for which the Management Test Battery is used. Please note that, should you re-test, your re-test score would become your official score since it is the most recent.  

Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation (Weight: 60%)
Applicants will be evaluated and scored based on the information provided in their job application, and supplemental questionnaire to determine their possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the position of 0941 Manager VI – Environmental Sustainability Director. It is important that the information provided on the supplemental application be accurate and complete. All relevant experience, education and/or training must be on the application in order to be reviewed in the rating process. Candidates will be placed on the eligible list in rank order according to their responses. All statements made on the application materials are subject to verification.

Note: Only those applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be notified of the exact date, time and place to report for the Examinations. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process. A passing score on all Exams must be achieved in order to be placed/ranked on the Eligible List

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Security Clearance
Candidates for employment with the San Francisco Airport Commission are required to undergo a criminal history record check, including FBI fingerprints, and Security Threat Assessment in order to determine eligibility for security clearance and may be required to undergo drug/alcohol screening. Per Civil Service Commission Rule Section 110.9.1, every applicant for an examination must possess and maintain the qualifications required by law and by the examination announcement for the examination. Failure to obtain and maintain security clearance may be basis for termination from employment with the Airport Commission.

Certification Rule
The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of the List. Additional selection processes may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.

Eligible List
A confidential eligible list with names of candidates who have passed the civil service examination process will be created and used for certification purposes only. An examination score report will be established so interested parties can view the ranks, final scores, and number of eligible candidates. Applicant information, including names of candidates on the eligible list, shall not be made public unless required by law. However, an eligible list shall be made available for public inspection, upon request, once that eligible list is exhausted or expired and referrals resolved. The eligible list/score report resulting from this civil service examination process is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission.

The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be six months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

Upon approval of the Human Resource Director (see Civil Service Rule 111A.26.5), the eligible list/score report resulting from this announcement may be used by other departments that also use this classification or a similar classification. To find other Departments that use this classification, please click here. Search that document by title or job code to see which departments use the classification.

Conviction History

As a finalist for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a finalist. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates applying for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates applying for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City. If you are selected as a finalist, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

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.

Conclusion

Reasonable Accommodation Request
Applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation for this examination can find information on requesting a reasonable accommodation here.

Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams
Information regarding seniority credit can be found here.

Veterans Preference
Information regarding requests for veteran’s preference can be found here.

Terms of the Announcement
Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations. Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf. The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 111A.35.1. The standard for the review of such appeals is ‘abuse of discretion’ or ‘no rational basis’ for establishing the position description, the minimum qualifications and/or the certification rule. Appeals must include a written statement of the item(s) being contested and the specific reason(s) why the cited item(s) constitute(s) abuse of discretion by the Human Resources Director. Appeals must be submitted directly to the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission within five business days of the announcement issuance date.

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

Right to Work
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.

General Information Concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures
Important employment information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained online here or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

Exam Type: Combined Promotive & Entrance
Issued: 1/30/19; Amended: 2/1/19
Micki Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID #: 093348
AIR/VL/650-821-2022

 

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, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% 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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