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Career Opportunity

0902-Mayoral Staff XIV, Policy Advisor- Environment

Recruitment: RTF0118112-01117978

Published: November 18, 2022

Contact:

Daniella Mattias - daniella.mattias@sfgov.org

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Department: Mayor
Job class: 0902-Mayoral Staff XIV
Starting salary range: $129,506.00 - $165,308.00 (Range A)
Role type: Permanent Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time
 

About:

Department: Office of Mayor London N. Breed
Job class: 0902 Mayoral Staff XIV
Starting salary range: $129,506- $165,308
Role type: Permanent Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time
 

What We Do: The Mayor’s Office is seeking one Policy Advisor, directly reporting to the Mayor’s Policy Director. The primary responsibility of the Policy Team within the Mayor’s Office is to develop legislative and programmatic policy initiatives for the Mayor. Other functions include guiding implementation of programs, developing initiatives to be included in the City budget, and synthesizing complex governmental issues into clear written and oral communications.

Role description

What You’ll Be Doing:  The Mayor’s Office is currently seeking a candidate for a Policy Advisor to focus on climate change and environmental policy more broadly, including energy and water. As Policy Advisor, you will be on a team with other Advisors in the Mayor’s Office. Each Advisor has specific topical areas of focus and responsibility, yet responsibilities may extend beyond core topical areas from time to time.

As a Policy Advisor to the Mayor, you will: develop legislative and programmatic initiatives for the Mayor within your core area of focus; engage with a broad array of stakeholders from the public, City departments, and other elected officials and their staff at the local, state, and federal levels; analyze and distill complex governmental issues for easy internal and external communication; monitor departmental and Commission actions; make recommendations to senior members of the Mayor’s Office and the Mayor; and act as the primary public contact between the Mayor’s Office and external stakeholders on your areas of focus.

Position Details: The Mayor’s Environment Advisor will be focused on developing and overseeing implementation of policy initiatives to advance the Mayor’s Climate Action Plan and make San Francisco more resilient to the effects of climate change. The Advisor’s policy portfolio includes climate change mitigation and adaptation, sustainability, water, air quality, clean transportation, and clean energy. This interdisciplinary role requires working collaboratively with several City Departments, including the Department of Environment and San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, and with the Mayor’s Advisors on Housing and Transportation.

Working Hours: Full-time, 40 hours/week. Additional hours may be required to complete assignments, as needed.
 

How to qualify

Minimum Qualifications:

3+ years of relevant experience or advanced degree in public policy or related field.

Desireable Qualifications:

Strong analytical, quantitative, and writing skills; public policy experience; strong interpersonal skills; ability to work well under pressure and with a variety of individuals, including city department staff and Mayor’s Office staff; computer literacy. 

What else should I know?

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).

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.

Questions: If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact Daniella Mattias, daniella.mattias@sfgov.org. 

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.

What else should I know?

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

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.