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Building Decarbonization Coordinator - Environment Department (Job Class 5640, ID 128974)

Recruitment: RTF0128973-01100137

Published: November 28, 2022


Adam Romoslawski -

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Department: Environment
Job class: 5640-Environmental Specialist
Salary range: $97,942.00 - $119,054.00
Role type: Permanent Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time


Did you know that the building sector is responsible for 41% of San Francisco’s emissions, mostly due to the use of natural gas to heat water and condition living spaces? Do you want to address this by supporting building decarbonization in San Francisco? 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 Environment Department (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

SF Environment’s Climate Team is seeking a Building Decarbonization Coordinator to help advance programs, policies, and partnerships to reduce, and ultimately eliminate, operational emissions from buildings. The Coordinator’s primary focus will be the residential sector, including the development of comprehensive legislation as outlined in San Francisco’s 2021 Climate Action Plan and the implementation of the San Francisco Climate Equity Hub. The Hub is intended to be a centralized outlet for critical hands-on assistance and resources that are culturally competent, multi-lingual, and accessible to all residents, workers, and businesses to support San Francisco’s transition to a renewable net-zero carbon system.

As part of the Climate Team, the Coordinator will work on a range of programs that: (1) bolster the supply chain for building electrification; (2) provide training and workforce development for underserved communities/BIPOC; (3) improve buy-in for electric cooking for residents and businesses; (4) connect rebates and financing to residents, businesses, and affordable housing; and (5) improve transparency about community benefit investments from development.

The Coordinator will perform technical analysis, collect substantial and complex data, present to the public, write reports, and interact with stakeholders in support of climate action and a built environment that is both high-performing and resource-efficient. San Francisco’s policies are a model for other cities across the country and this position will contribute to climate action at the local, national, and even international level.

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.

  • Work collaboratively and independently as needed to plan, develop, communicate, implement, and apply data to improve/create public policies and programs to advance the City’s residential building decarbonization goals.
  • Partner with the selected Community Based Organization to establish and ramp up the Climate Equity Hub.
  • Identify and evaluate community-proposed actions to maximize the potential for outcomes that provide new/expanded benefits, practical implementation pathways, and measurable impact.
  • Establish relationships with public and private sector stakeholders.
  • Write letters, memos, reports, web content, draft regulations, and other documents.
  • Assist with project administration, reports, and budgets.
  • Coordinate public meetings, trainings, and events.

Appointment Type - This position is a Permanent-Exempt Appointment with an anticipated duration of three years. 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

  • Education - Possession of a baccalaureate degree in environmental sciences, public administration, business administration, accounting, biology, or a field related to climate and green buildings (including but not limited to environmental studies, architecture, engineering, sustainable design) from an accredited college or university; and
  • Experience -Two (2) years of experience planning, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating climate action initiatives in support of green building.

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 prioritizing and managing multiple assignments.
  • Ability to work effectively on an independent basis, and in a team environment.
  • Experience in conducting research, and developing original content, and analyzing data to solve complex problems.
  • Fluency in Cantonese, Spanish or other languages commonly spoken in San Francisco besides English.
  • An understanding of equity, inclusion, and diversity concepts.

What else should I know?

  • Application Open: November 28, 2022
  • Application Deadline: December 19, 2022
  • Salary Range - $95,550- $116,142 per year (link to salary range)
  • Recruitment ID: 128974
  • 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

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

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 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 (,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and

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.