5642 Senior Environmental Specialist

Recruitment #PBT-5642-105203

Introduction

Residential Zero Waste Senior Coordinator
San Francisco Department of Environment
5642 – Senior Environmental Specialist



5/7/20 - Due to the holiday, the new deadline is May 26, 2020 at 8:00 AM.

Previous Applicants Do Not Need to Reapply.

**This is a position-based test conducted in accordance with CSC Rule 111A.**

Would you like to make a real impact on how San Francisco tells its story of climate action leadership? Are you interested in environmental policy and the legislative process? Do you have a passion for working collaboratively to create change? If so, we invite you to take advantage of this opportunity to use your skills and passion to build a healthier future for San Francisco – and beyond!

Who We Are
The San Francisco Department of the Environment (SF Environment) provides solutions that advance climate and other environmental protection and enhance quality of life for all San Franciscans. SF Environment is recognized worldwide for its environmental policies and programs, which center on achieving zero waste, reducing toxic chemical hazards, advancing environmental justice, promoting sustainable transportation modes, expanding clean energy infrastructure, greening our built environment, and protecting our urban forest. We’re a passionate, mission-driven team that values credibility, collaboration, impact, innovation and equity. SF Environment is also a great place to work, offering an attractive benefits package that includes healthcare and retirement.


Who you are
As the Residential Zero Waste Senior Coordinator, you will lead the SF Environment’s Residential Zero Waste team, and you will be responsible for the development, implementation, evaluation and enforcement of San Francisco’s residential zero waste policies and programs. You will provide expertise and analyses to government and service provider partners on issues that affect our path to zero waste, including policy and advocacy, generation reduction and source separation strategies, program design, equipment and recovery technologies, behavior change methods, grants and contracts. You will have day-to-day decision-making responsibilities for projects as well as the ability to negotiate within project scopes.

Serving in a senior coordinator position (Class 5642), you’ll work under the supervision of a Class 5644 Principal Environmental Specialist, the Zero Waste Manager. You will supervise an assistant coordinator (Class 5638), an associate (Class 9922) and interns.

What You'll Likely Do
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.

• Coordinate San Francisco’s residential efforts toward zero waste.
• Supervise the assistant coordinator and associate, including developing action plans, communicating regularly to evaluate progress and ensuring projects are completed successfully on time.
• Advise on and advocate for zero waste policy.
• Implement and gain residential sector adherence with San Francisco’s refuse collection and disposal (including refuse rate review and setting process), mandatory recycling and composting, refuse separation and other ordinances, and relevant California laws.
• Develop, implement and evaluate residential waste prevention, recycling and composting programs covering all materials and products.
• Work citywide with residents, property owners and managers, supportive housing, refuse service providers, community groups, event producers and others.
• Conduct site visits, review refuse audits, analyze generation, calculate recovery/disposal rates and refuse costs, negotiate with service providers, provide technical assistance and training, identify and solve for obstacles to participation, evaluate overall effectiveness and make recommendations based on observations and experience.
• Lead residential zero waste outreach strategy, including guiding campaign design and developing content.
• Research and evaluate equipment and new technologies that reduce generation and increase recovery.
• Prepare and administer section budget, grants and contracts.
• Represent City with other agencies and at public forums, including those at the local, state, national and international level.

Minimum Qualifications

Education
Possession of a baccalaureate degree in environmental sciences, public administration, business administration, accounting, biology, or other field related to zero waste (including but not limited to environmental studies, economics, or geography), from an accredited college or university; AND

Experience
Four (4) years of professional experience in performing duties similar to those described in this class, within the specialty area of zero waste.

Special Conditions
The above minimum qualifications reflect special conditions associated with the position to be filled. They may differ from the standard minimum qualifications associated with this classification.

Desirable Qualifications

• Skilled in project management.
• Experience supervising staff.
• Experience developing and increasing adherence with policies and programs.
• Experience working effectively with a variety of people and organizations.
• Fluency in Cantonese, Spanish or other languages commonly spoken in San Francisco besides English.
Knowledge of: Zero waste principles and application; residential sector refuse generation and recovery; local, state, federal and international solid waste related legislation; generation reduction and recovery equipment and technologies; reuse, recycling and composting markets; and the residential sector and related organizations.

Ability to: Communicate effectively in writing and orally, including making presentations; design, plan, implement and manage projects, including identifying objectives, setting priorities, developing strategies and meeting deadlines; collaborate with and motivate residents and public, private, community and other organizations; conduct research and analysis; and utilize a computer, including word processing, spreadsheets and databases.

Additional Application Information
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 transcript and attach it to their application. Upload these documents as a PDF or Word file, under the “Other” tab in the application system.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit https://jobapscloud.com/sf/ to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.
    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. Attach two documents that include your resume and college transcript. Upload these documents as a PDF or Word file.
      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.

      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 Adam Romoslawski, Senior Human Resources Consultant, at Adam.Romoslawski@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.

      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.

      Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation (Weighted 45%)
      Candidates who advance beyond the minimum qualifications review will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire. All candidates must complete the Supplemental Questionnaire and it must be submitted before the provided deadline. The information provided on the Supplemental Questionnaire must be consistent with the information on the application and is subject to verification.

      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 invited to the oral examination.

      Oral/Performance Examination (Weighted 55%)
      Candidates who successfully pass the supplemental questionnaire evaluation will be invited to participate in an oral examination to assess their knowledge, skills and abilities in job-related areas as described in this announcement. Job-related written and performance exercises may be included. Candidates must achieve a passing score on the oral/performance examination 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.

      Certification
      The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of Five (5) Scores. Additional selection processes may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.

      Eligible List
      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.

      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 & 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

          1. Your application must 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 to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

          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:
          sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#applicantswithdisabilities
          Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at:
          Information regarding Seniority Credit can be found at:
          http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#senioritycredit

          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/PROMO
          ISSUED: May 1, 2020; May 7, 2020 - deadline extended to 5/26/20
          MICKI CALLAHAN, HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR
          DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
          ANNOUNCEMENT NO: PBT-5642-105203
          DHR/AR/415-557-4869

          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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