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Environmental Education Associate - two positions - SF Environment Department (9922)

Recruitment: RTF0138756-01120945

Published: August 28, 2023


Adam Romoslawski -

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Department: Environment
Job class: 9922-Public Service Aide - Associate To Professionals
Salary range: $55,874.00 - $55,874.00
Role type: Permanent Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time


Are you interested in helping children and youth achieve climate justice? Do you have a passion for engaging students on environmental issues?  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 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.


  • Compensation - $55,874 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: 138757
  • 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 hiring for two (2) Environmental Education Associate positions.

  1. Bilingual in Cantonese and English
  2. A second position without a specific language specialty

As an Environmental Education Associate, you’ll work in an entry-level role designed to offer you exposure to a career pathway in environmental education, mentorship, and professional development opportunities. You’ll learn and grow on the job, building foundational experience in environmental education while meeting designated position objectives.

Environmental Education Associates support the City’s zero waste and pollution reduction goals through outreach to PK-12 students—both within and outside of San Francisco’s public and private schools—and through administrative assistance. You’ll gain knowledge of environmental education outreach skills, environmental behavior-change strategies, public speaking, classroom-based and outdoor teaching opportunities, and program administration. Knowledge and experience gained will position you for success as an environmental educator and outreach professional equipped to serve San Francisco’s PK-12 public and private schools—plus career advancement opportunities in related fields.

Job Duties

  • Assist with implementing new and evolving remote educational programs (including but not limited to socially distanced learning and outdoor instruction) that increase opportunities for San Francisco’s PK-12 schools to achieve zero waste
  • Deliver classroom presentations (in person and virtual) that teach about zero waste and water pollution prevention, primarily for grades PK-12
  • Assist with the creation of, and execute education strategies for, in-person instruction and remote learning that take into account current Public Health Orders and safety regarding COVID-19
  • Support the development of educational online presentations, videos, and other supporting materials
  • Deliver classroom presentations that teach about zero waste and water pollution prevention, primarily for grades PK-12
  • Assist with coordinating and implementing virtual teacher training workshops
  • Assist with updating directories, websites, curriculum and other department publications
  • Assist with public outreach and educational efforts, including staffing special events
  • Research, collect, and compile data, while learning to use Salesforce CRM
  • Perform administrative support and other duties and tasks as requested
  • Utilize personal protective equipment (PPE) to execute education strategies
  • Follow city department procedures

How to qualify

Minimum Qualifications
Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; OR

Two years of college education from an accredited college or university, and six (6) months of professional work experience, including internships, research positions, or other experience, relevant to the duties described in the job description.

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 working with PK-12 students
  • Knowledge of environmental principles and issues
  • Strong organizational and time management skills; responsible, motivated, and able to work independently and in a team
  • Bilingual fluency in language predominately spoken in San Francisco
  • Word processing, spreadsheet, PowerPoint development, database and internet proficiency
  • Interest in learning more about equity, inclusion and diversity concepts and applying them in the environmental field

Other Requirements        

  • Possession of a valid driver’s license (This job requires city driving at least twice a week; vehicle is provided.)
  • Available to work a 40-hour week (Monday – Friday), with frequent flexibility in hours/days, including availability to work remotely and deliver occasional school-based presentations in San Francisco.

Appointment Type
These positions (two vacancies will be filled) are exempt appointments, with a duration of up to three years. These positions are excluded by the Charter from the competitive civil service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the appointing officer.

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 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.

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

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

    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.