5638 Environmental Assistant
City Government Zero Waste Assistant Coordinator
|Date Opened||10/10/2018 09:00:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||10/29/2018 08:00:00 AM|
|Salary||$32.23 - $39.16/hour; $5,586.00 - $6,788.00/month; $67,028.00 - $81,458.00/year|
|Job Type||Permanent PBT|
City Government Zero Waste Assistant Coordinator
San Francisco Department of Environment
5638 – Environmental Assistant
**This is a position-based test conducted in accordance with CSC Rule 111A.**
**THIS ANNOUNCEMENT HAS BEEN AMENDED TO REFLECT CHANGES IN THE 'CONCLUSION' SECTION (#3) AND THE CERTIFICATION RULE.**
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.
The selected candidate will assist with the development and implementation of San Francisco’s zero waste policies and programs as they relate to city government functions. Elements include source reduction, reuse, recycling, composting and environmentally-preferable purchasing pursuant to an established institutional framework.
• Administers the Resource Conservation, Mandatory Recycling & Composting and other ordinances for city departments, including the recruitment and training of Zero Waste Coordinators and working with departments to facilitate zero waste programs.
• Works with the City Government Zero Waste Senior Coordinator to develop and implement the outreach strategy for city government by conducting presentations on zero waste to city employees, working with Zero Waste Coordinators to improve programs and developing website content.
• Provides technical assistance to city departments by maintaining and implementing new recycling and composting collection programs, conducting refuse audits and site visits, calculating recovery rates, identifying cost savings, making recommendations, negotiating with service providers, installing bins and signage, training employees and evaluating program effectiveness.
• Facilitates compliance with the Surplus Disposal Ordinance by maintaining and improving the Virtual Warehouse.
• Works with the Office of Contract Administration to increase the zero waste aspects of products purchased by developing contract specifications, collecting purchasing records and teaching purchasers about requirements.
• Collaborates and negotiates with key city staff such as purchasers, building managers, custodial supervisors, and upper management to gain support and action on zero waste.
• Provides administrative support and performs other tasks as requested or required.
• Skilled in project management.
• Experience navigating and working in or with large organizations.
• Administrating legislation or best practices within a large operation.
• Understanding of City and County of San Francisco operations and structure.
• Fluency in second language used commonly in San Francisco (especially Spanish and Cantonese).
• Zero waste principles & their application.
• Local, state and federal solid waste legislation.
• Required materials, equipment, and processes for recycling, composting and trash collection.
• Program planning, implementation, outreach, coordination and administration.
• Determine compliance with zero waste policies and develop compliance guidelines.
• Conduct site visits and assessments.
• Work both independently and in a team setting.
• Work interchangeably with service providers, businesses, institutions, non-profits, public and government.
• Conduct research and analysis.
• Proficiently use a personal computer, including word processing programs, Internet, database and spreadsheet navigation, and presentation software.
• Provide technical assistance and training, including creating outreach and training materials.
• Communicate effectively, both orally and in written format.
• Deliver public presentations in a clear and confident manner.
The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring. Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date, unless otherwise noted.
Candidates are requested to submit a resume and attach it to their application. Upload this document as a PDF or Word file, with the naming convention of “YourName-5638CGZeroWaste”.
How To Apply
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 Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.
1. Select the desired job announcement.
2. Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information.
3. Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”.
4. Follow instructions on the screen.
5. Submit your resume as an attachment to your application.
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, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org).
Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application was 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.
Please email Preston Treichel, Senior Human Resources Consultant, at Preston.Treichel@sfgov.org should you have questions about the application process. For questions regarding the status of your application or the selection process, please refer to the 'Timeline' section under the Selection Procedures heading.
The Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation is also designed to measure knowledge, skills, and/or abilities in job-related areas as described within this announcement. Once submitted, applicant responses on the Supplemental Questionnaire cannot be changed. Applicants must achieve a passing score on the Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation in order to be ranked on the eligible list.
After the eligible list is finalized/adopted, the department may administer additional selection procedures to make a final hiring decision (e.g. interviews, written exercise, etc.). Applicants meeting the Minimum Qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through all steps of the selection process.
The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of Ten (10) Scores. Additional selection processes may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.
A confidential eligible list of applicant names that have passed the civil service examination process will be created, and used for certification purposes only. An examination score report will be established, so applicants can view the ranks, final scores and number of eligible candidates. Applicant information, including names of applicants 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 the 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 6 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 which use this classification, please see: https://sfdhr.org/sites/default/files/documents/ASO-Level-Chart.pdf?documentID=21246.
• 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.
If you are selected as a finalist, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.
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2. 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 at http://sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=456. 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.
3. Requests: Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at:
Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at:
4. 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 present additional material at the time of appointment and/or at a later date.
5. For general information concerning City and County of San Francisco employment policies and procedures, please refer to this web URL: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20
6. For Right to Work policy, please refer to this web URL: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#identification
7. Terms of 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.
EXAM TYPE: ENTRANCE
MICKI CALLAHAN, HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
ANNOUNCEMENT NO: PBT-5638-090751