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Environmental Justice Analyst - SF Environment Department (Job Code 5638)

Recruitment: RTF0134801-01139030

Published: May 08, 2023

Accepting applications until: May 30, 2023


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Department: Environment
Job class: 5638-Environmental Assistant
Salary range: $78,624.00 - $95,550.00
Role type: Temporary Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time


Are you passionate about environmental justice and partnering with community-based organizations? Are you a critical thinker who ponders the impacts of policies and programs on marginalized communities?  Are you someone who enjoys using data to measure progress towards racial and social equity goals? If so, we invite you to take advantage of an opportunity to use your skills to advance environmental justice efforts in 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 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.

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.


  • Salary Range - $78,624- $95,550 per year
  • Application Opening: May 8, 2023
  • Application Deadline: May 30, 2023
  • Recruitment ID: 0134801
  • 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.

    Role description

    SF Environment is committed to ensuring its programs, policies, and services are inclusive, effective, equitable, and culturally-competent for all of San Francisco’s marginalized communities. This commitment requires deep engagement with these communities, supporting community-led solutions, and comprehensive review and thorough analysis of existing and proposed practices and policies to remove barriers to real inclusion and avoid unintended negative impacts. It also requires ongoing monitoring and reporting on progress to ensure accountability.

    The Environmental Justice Analyst is a three-year position that will report to the Senior Environmental Justice Coordinator. The Environmental Justice Analyst’s work will support environmental justice projects, including programs that support communities most impacted by the effects of climate change. The Environmental Justice analyst will work on developing equity centered metrics, strategies for climate justice and support various aspects of the environmental justice grants program.

    The Environmental Justice Analyst will be responsible for using racial equity tools to analyze and review SF Environment’s climate action policies and programs to ensure equity is centered and that SF Environment’s work supports positive outcomes for marginalized communities. The Environmental Justice Analyst will also develop equity metrics for environmental justice and climate action projects, gather data, and track progress over time. The Analyst will collaborate with other members of the Environmental Justice team on community engagement activities and will provide support to Environmental Justice grantees. 

    Job Duties

    • Collaborate with community-based organizations to update the Department’s Racial and Social Equity Assessment Tool and support City staff with the use of racial equity tools.
    • Collect qualitative and quantitative data and develop and monitor community equity metrics for environmental justice and climate action projects.
    • Research current equity issues and risks; analyze and review climate action policies and programs to ensure equity is centered in the policies and programs; write findings and recommendations; present analyses and communicate findings to community stakeholders in a clear and transparent manner.
    • Attend various meetings with city departments, community partners, and other stakeholders to share information, gather feedback, and collaborate on projects; make presentations on EJ projects.
    • Write reports, surveys, and other materials using culturally competent and accessible language.
    • Update and maintain the Environmental Justice web pages.
    • Identify potential new community partners, support existing grantee partners, and assist with cultivating relationships and building community capacity in environmental justice and climate action work.
    • Support grant proposal submissions and meeting grant deliverables.

    How to qualify

    Appointment Type
    This position is a Temporary-Exempt Appointment, with an anticipated duration of 36 months. The position is excluded by the City Charter from the competitive civil service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the appointing officer.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Education - Possession of a baccalaureate degree in public administration, public policy, business administration, environmental sciences, or a field related to the job duties from an accredited college or university; AND

    Experience - One (1) year of professional experience planning, coordinating, implementing and evaluating environmental programs with an emphasis on applying equity principles and seeking equitable outcomes; AND

    License - Possession of a valid driver’s license.

    Desirable Qualifications

    The desirable qualifications may be used to select among finalists at the end of the selection process. We do not expect any one candidate to have all the qualifications listed.  We highly encourage you to apply if you are interested in joining us.

    • Experience or knowledge of environmental injustice, including understanding historical and present-day context.
    • Experience working directly with and communicating effectively with racially, ethnically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse audiences.
    • Interest or experience in applying equity, inclusion, diversity, and justice concepts in policy development or policy analysis of climate action projects.
    • Familiarity with data analysis software, mapping software, dashboards, and other tools to support data analysis, with an emphasis on racial and social demographics, geographic location, and other factors.
    • Research and writing experience.

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

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      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.

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      If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Adam Romoslawski, Senior Human Resources Consultant, at

      What else should I know?

      Selection Procedures - After application submission, candidates deemed qualified must complete all subsequent steps to advance in this selection process, which includes the following:

      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.

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      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.