9920 & 9922 Environmental Education Aide & Associate

Recruitment #PEX-9922-110493

Introduction

9920 Environmental Outreach Aide (2 vacancies)
9922 Environmental Program Associate (2 vacancies)
 


 
**NOTE: THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE USED TO FILL FOUR (4) VACANCIES - TWO (2) AT THE 9922 LEVEL AND TWO (2) AT THE 9920 LEVEL (SEE BELOW FOR ADDITIONAL DETAIL ON DIFFERENCES ACROSS THE POSITIONS). THE 9920 POSITION HOURLY RATE IS $21.88.**

Are you interested in helping children and youth achieve climate justice? Do you have a passion for engaging students on environmental issues? If so, we invite you to take advantage of an opportunity to use your skills to build a better future for San Francisco.

Who We Are
The San Francisco Department of the Environment (SF Environment) provides solutions that advance climate 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 environmental toxins, 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.

SF Environment Statement on Racial Equity
For over 20 years, SF Environment has worked with San Francisco’s Black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities to mitigate environmental burdens, increase accessibility of environmental programs and benefits, engage community members, and improve health outcomes. BIPOC communities are disproportionately exposed to environmental stressors that include air and soil pollution, illegal dumping of toxics and other materials, industrial land uses and transportation impacts. They are more likely to live in housing conditions with limited access to green space and where poor indoor air quality from pests, mold, and the use of toxic products contributes to the prevalence of asthma and other health disparities. They are more likely to be employed in areas with high levels of exposure to toxics. Now, they are the first communities feeling the impacts of climate change, with the fewest resources to respond. SF Environment has a longstanding commitment to the principles of environmental justice, whereby communities most impacted by environmental stressors and climate change are prioritized and the long-time work of community leaders is recognized and supported. We are committed to uplifting the contributions of local environmental leaders of diverse racial backgrounds and ensuring that racial equity is the cornerstone of all of our programs, policies, and services.

Who you are
As a 9920 Environmental Aide or 9922 Program Associate, you’ll work in an entry-level role designed to offer you exposure to a career pathway in environmental education, mentorship, and professional development opportunities. You’ll learn and grow on the job, building foundational experience in environmental education while meeting designated position objectives.

The Environmental Education Program Associate (9922) and Aide (9920) support the City’s zero waste and pollution reduction goals through outreach to K-12 students—both within and outside of San Francisco’s public and private schools—and through administrative assistance. You’ll gain knowledge of environmental education outreach skills, environmental behavior-change strategies, public speaking, classroom-based and outdoor teaching opportunities, and program administration. Knowledge and experience gained will position you for success as an environmental educator and outreach professional equipped to serve San Francisco’s K-12 public and private schools—plus career advancement opportunities in related fields.


What You'll Likely Do (9922 Associate Position)
Under immediate supervision and with professional training, duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
• Assist with implementing new and evolving remote educational programs (including but not limited to socially distanced learning and outdoor instruction) that increase opportunities for San Francisco’s K-12 schools to achieve zero waste
• Deliver classroom presentations (in person and virtual) that teach about zero waste and water pollution prevention, primarily for grades K-12
• Assist with the creation of, and execute education strategies for, in-person instruction and remote learning that take into account current Public Health Orders and safety regarding COVID-19
• Support the development of educational online presentations, videos, and other supporting materials
• Deliver classroom presentations that teach about zero waste and water pollution prevention, primarily for grades K-12
• Assist with coordinating and implementing virtual teacher training workshops
• Assist with updating directories, websites, curriculum and other department publications
• Assist with public outreach and educational efforts, including staffing special events
• Research, collect, and compile data, while learning to use Salesforce CRM
• Perform administrative support and other duties and tasks as requested
• Utilize personal protective equipment (PPE) to execute education strategies
• Follow city department procedures
What You'll Likely Do (9920 Aide Position)
Under immediate supervision and with professional training, duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
• Assist with implementing programs that increase opportunities for San Francisco’s K-12 schools to achieve zero waste, including regular virtual presentations, outdoor or social distanced education, analysis, and team strategizing
• Deliver classroom presentations (in-person and virtual) that teach about zero waste and water pollution prevention, primarily for grades K-12
• Assist with implementing assemblies that teach about zero waste to hundreds of students, grades K-12, as public health orders allow
• Assist with implementing special events and presentations
• Assist with maintaining program database and data analysis
• Assist with public outreach and educational efforts, including staffing special events
• Perform administrative support and other duties and tasks as requested
• Research, collect, and compile data, while learning to use Salesforce CRM
• Utilize personal protective equipment (PPE) to execute education strategies
• Follow city department procedures
Mentors & Supervisors
During the period of employment, you’ll serve as an active member of the Environmental Education team at SF Environment, attending regular team meetings and scheduled outreach and education activities. The successful candidate will be assigned a mentor and supervisor to guide and train them. In some cases, the mentor and supervisor may be the same person. Mentors and supervisors work closely together to provide incumbents with comprehensive, quality training and a rich experience in the fields of environmental education and personal behavior change.

Training Workshops
Successful candidates will receive training in public speaking and classroom management to deliver classroom presentations and assemblies. They will also receive training on how to successfully create visually dynamic presentations that are age-appropriate for K-12 students and inspire personal behavior change. Workshops, conferences, and trainings may also be attended to gain an understanding of general environmental education and behavior change strategies.

Exempt Employment Status
The 9920 positions are for the duration of one school year (from August – June). The 9922 positions are one-year positions - a second year is possible, contingent upon Department budget conditions and demonstrated competence and professionalism in the first year of employment. The 9922 positions are classified as Permanent Exempt and the 9920 positions are classified at Temporary Exempt. Appointment to a position does not guarantee a second year of employment, nor any future employment with SF Environment or the City and County of San Francisco. In addition, the positions are exempt from the Civil Service examination and selection process. Successful candidates will be at-will employees.

Minimum Qualifications

Program Associate (9922)
Education/Training
Baccalaureate (Bachelor's) degree from a recognized college or university.
Experience
Experience working with children and youth
Other Requirements
• Possession of a valid driver’s license (This job requires city driving at least twice a week; vehicle is provided.)
• Available to work a 40-hour week (Monday – Friday), with frequent flexibility in hours/days, including availability to work remotely and deliver occasional school-based presentations in San Francisco.
• Able to perform work duties on-site in San Francisco as needed, utilizing appropriate PPE as required (anticipated to be 2-4 times per month; subject to change)
Experience Substitution (for 9922 ONLY)
Verifiable professional work experience performing duties equivalent to those of City and County of San Francisco Class 9922: Environmental Associate may substitute for a Baccalaureate degree in a related field. One year (2000 hours) of additional qualifying experience will be considered equivalent to 30 semester units/45 quarter units.

Program Aide (9920)
Education/Training
High school diploma or GED equivalency.
Experience
Experience working with children and youth
Other Requirements
• Possession of a valid driver’s license (This job requires city driving at least twice a week; vehicle is provided.)
• Available to work a 40-hour week (Monday – Friday), with frequent flexibility in hours/days, including availability to work remotely and deliver occasional in-person school-based presentations in San Francisco.
• Able to perform work duties on-site in San Francisco as needed, utilizing appropriate PPE as required (anticipated to be 2-4 times per month; subject to change)

Desirable Qualifications

Desirable Qualifications applicable to both positions
1. Experience working with K-12 students
2. Knowledge of environmental principles and issues
3. Strong organizational and time management skills
4. Responsible, motivated, and able to work independently and in a team
5. Word processing, spreadsheet, PowerPoint development, database and internet proficiency
6. Interest in learning more about equity, inclusion and diversity concepts and applying them in the environmental field
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.

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How To Apply

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    5. Attach your resume
      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, @famsf.org, @ccsf.edu).

      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 Plan heading.

      Selection Plan

      Timeline
      Online application filing deadline will conclude at 8am on Monday, May 24th, 2021. Due to the volume of inquiries we receive, we are unable to give application status updates. While we are not able to reach out to every applicant, the hiring manager will contact you directly after the filing deadline if your skills and experiences are a strong match for the positions.

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

      Conviction History

      As a selected candidate 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 selected candidate. 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 a selected candidate, 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

          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: EXEMPT
          ISSUED: May 3, 2021
          CAROL ISEN, HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR
          DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
          ANNOUNCEMENT NO: PEX-9922-110493
          DHR/AR/415-557-4869

          8. In line with the Official Public Health Order to slow the spread of COVID-19, “shelter-in-place” has been issued for all San Francisco residents that is expected to be in effect until further notice. As a result, Department of Human Resources (DHR)’s office (located at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103) is currently closed to the general public. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Human Resources Analyst listed on this announcement at Adam.Romoslawski@sfgov.org.

          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.

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