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Clean Transportation Program Manager - Dept. of the Environment (5644) - (124636)

Recruitment: RTF0124635-01112824

Published: August 09, 2022

Contact:

Adam Romoslawski - adam.romoslawski@sfgov.org

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Department: Environment
Job class: 5644-Principal Environmental Specialist
Role type: Permanent Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time
 

About:

Are you interested in improving clean transportation in San Francisco? Are you a team leader with the creative and organizational skill to pilot new approaches and policies which will advance clean, carbon-free transportation? Are you a seasoned project manager who enjoys engaging diverse partners and stakeholders in support of project goals? 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) advances climate protection and enhances quality of life for all San Franciscans. SF Environment is a department within the City and County of San Francisco, a local government committed to innovation, leadership and collaboration in creating environmental change.  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 low-carbon 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.

SF Environment Racial Equity Statement  - 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.

Role description

As the Clean Transportation Program Manager, you will be responsible for leading the implementation of the 2019 Citywide Electric Vehicle Roadmap, 2021 Climate Action Plan, and State goals and objectives. Therefore, you will lead long-range planning, researching and development of policies and programs, and applying for external funding. You will have day-to-day decision-making responsibilities for existing programs and projects, as well as the ability to negotiate within project scopes. You will supervise a team of direct reports and be responsible for staff supervision and development.

Serving in a Program Manager position, you will work under the supervision of the Deputy Director. You will supervise a team which may consist of Senior Environmental Specialists, Environmental Coordinators, Environmental Assistants, Environmental Associates, and fellows or interns.

What You’ll Do - The duties specified below are representative of the range of duties assigned to this position and are not intended to be an inclusive list.

  • Devise and implement a long-term plan to implement the 2019 Citywide Electric Vehicle Roadmap, the 2021 Climate Action Plan, and State goals and objectives related to vehicle electrification. Collaborate with internal staff and external partners to design the framework, develop tactics and schedule, and delegate tasks.
  • Manage existing clean transportation grants from the state and federal government, including managing staff, contracts and budgets, conduct regular reporting to funders, planning future clean transportation programs, and identifying funding opportunities for those programs.
  • Research, analyze, and report on wide range of clean transportation topics and policy issues, provide policy and strategic recommendations with a focus on equity, workforce transition and development, and participate in development of draft language for policy statements and local legislation. 
  • Perform various duties applying technical knowledge of clean transportation that may include: data collection, root-cause analysis, develop strategies for solving technical and institutional problems, develop specifications for electric vehicle charging equipment, and evaluate the effectiveness of installed equipment. 
  • Concurrently manage multiple clean transportation projects and policy developments. Deploy abilities to prioritize assignments, manage time with limited oversight, organize complex data and information, analyze for root causes of barriers and issues, and collaborate with diverse range of stakeholders to achieve mutually-beneficial outcomes.
  • Obtain participation and manage communications among stakeholders including building other City departments and agencies, other local governments, state and federal agencies, advocates, community-based organizations.

Appointment Type - This position is a Permanent Exempt Appointment with an anticipated duration until end of Fiscal Year 22-23 (June 30, 2023). Continuation beyond June 30 is contingent on continued funding. The position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive civil service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the appointing officer.

How to qualify

Minimum Qualifications

(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 the area of clean transportation programming and/or transportation planning.; OR

(2)  Possession of a baccalaureate degree in public administration, business administration, environmental science or other field related to transportation (including but not limited to environmental studies, planning, computer science, or engineering), 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 the area of clean transportation programming and/or transportation planning.; OR

(3)  Possession of a juris doctor or a master's degree in public administration, business administration, environmental science or other field related to transportation (including but not limited to environmental studies, planning, computer science, or engineering), from an accredited college of university, and three (3) years of professional experience managing and implementing environmental programs in the area of clean transportation programming and/or transportation planning.; OR

(4)  Possession of a Ph.D. degree in public administration, business administration, environmental sciences or other field related to transportation (including but not limited to environmental studies, planning, computer science, or engineering), from an accredited college or university, and two (2) years of professional experience managing and implementing environmental programs in the area of clean transportation programming and/or transportation planning..

Desirable Qualifications - The desirable qualifications may be used to select among finalists at the end of the selection process. We don't expect any one candidate to have all the qualifications listed below - please know that you can be a great candidate without all of the below qualifications. If you meet the minimum qualifications and have a mix of the desirable qualifications and a passion for this work – please don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.

  • Skilled in staff leadership and project management.
  • Skilled in writing clear and concise memos/reports.
  • Skilled in organizing complex information and data.
  • Experience gaining compliance with utility and transportation codes and legislation.
  • Experience navigating and working in or with large organizations.
  • An understanding of equity, inclusion and diversity concepts.

What else should I know?

  • Application Open: July 22, 2022
  • Application Deadline: August 15, 2022
  • Salary Range - $126,906 - $154,232 per year
  • Recruitment ID: RTF0124635-01112824
  • Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every position to which they apply. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

Supplemental Information - After submitting your application you will receive a request for additional information about your education and experience. In addition, 3-5 days after submitting your application, you will be emailed a Supplemental Questionnaire with position-relevant questions about your work experience and interest in the position. Please check junk/spam folders to ensure you receive these information requests.

Selection Process and Timeline - 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 position.

Stage 1 of the selection process will consist of an evaluation of applications. Stage 2 - Based on the evaluation of applications, candidates whose skills and experiences are a strong match for the position will be invited to a phone interview. Stage 3 - Candidates who most closely meet the needs of the position will be invited to participate in the panel interview selection process, including an assessment of relative job-related skills and abilities. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to Stage 2 or Stage 3 of the hiring process.

For any questions regarding the position or hiring process- please contact the recruitment analyst, Adam Romoslawski at Adam.Romoslawski@sfgov.org

Additional Information Regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco:

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 https://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements

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.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.
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

How to Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit https://careers.smartrecruiters.com/CityAndCountyOfSanFrancisco1/ and begin the application process.

  • Select the “I’m Interested” button and follow instructions on the screen

Applicants may be contacted by email about this recruitment 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, @smartalerts.info, and @smartrecruiters.com).

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible.

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.