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Environmental Education Program Assistant Coordinator - San Francisco Environment Department (Job Code 5638)

Recruitment: RTF0138565-01145845

Published: August 28, 2023


Adam Romoslawski -

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Department: Environment
Job class: 5638-Environmental Assistant
Salary range: $80,600.00 - $97,942.00
Role type: Temporary Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time


Are you passionate about promoting environmental awareness? Do you love using your skillsets to engage children and youth about environmental issues? If so, we invite you to take advantage of an opportunity to join a team in building 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 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.

Role description


  • Salary Range - $80,600 - $97,942 per year (link to salary range)
  • Work location: Hybrid (up to two days remote) #LI-Hybrid
  • Application Opening: August 28, 2023
  • Application Deadline: September 18, 2023
  • Recruitment ID: 128479
  • 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.

The Environmental Education Program Assistant Coordinator will support environmental education specifically to Youth from all San Francisco K-12 schools. The 5638 will be responsible for overseeing scheduling activities of school programming and co-leading strategies in developing new partnerships and maintaining existing partnerships with schools. The Environmental Education Program Assistant Coordinator will also participate in the zero waste (ZW) collaborative efforts with San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) Sustainability office and Recology to serve schools. This role will not involve supervision but will serve as a leader for other educators in teaching responsibilities, pedagogies, and curriculum updates. There will be opportunities to mentor high school interns.

Job Duties

According to Civil Service Commission Rule 109, the duties specified below are representative of the range of duties assigned to this class and are not intended to be an inclusive list.  

  • Coordinate, implement, and evaluate initiatives that increase participation in environmental practices and programs.
    • Develop and deliver educational programs, curricula, and communications materials targeted to San Francisco students, school staff, and principals to increase participation in environmental education programs.
    • Perform regular research and critical analysis of all environmental education efforts.
  • Coordinate school education and other environmental education projects, and field trips
    • Schedule the field trip program  
    • Bus invoices/payments
    • Schedule all presentations
  • Lead San Francisco youth extracurricular-participation in the SF Climate Action Plan
  • Maintain working partnerships with network of environmental education organizations, local non-profits, city agencies, and school district administrators.
  • Follow City and Department procedures
  • Perform other projects and duties as assigned

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 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 from an accredited college or university in environmental sciences, public administration, business administration, accounting, biology, or a field related to environmental education (e.g., education, childhood development, communications); AND

Experience - One (1) year of experience planning, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating environmental education programs.

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.

  • Ability to learn new processes and procedures, and independently implement them
  • Strong organizational and time management skills; responsible, motivated, and able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Understanding and interest in implementing equity, inclusion and diversity concepts
  • Experience working with PK-12 students including outreach and presentations to students
  • Bilingual fluency in language predominately spoken in San Francisco
  • Word processing, spreadsheet, PowerPoint development, database and internet proficiency; Salesforce experience a plus

What else should I know?


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 minimum qualifications must be included in 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.

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.

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

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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.

Terms of Announcement and Appeal Rights:
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

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.

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

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.