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City Government Zero Waste Coordinator - San Francisco Environment (Job Class 5640)

Recruitment: RTF0139989-01147520

Published: September 26, 2023

Contact:

David Broekelschen - david.broekelschen@sfgov.org
Adam Romoslawski - adam.romoslawski@sfgov.org

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Department: Environment
Job class: 5640-Environmental Specialist
Salary range: $100,152.00 - $121,732.00
Role type: Temporary Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time
 

About:

Are you interested in implementing and improving zero waste practices at large organizations? Do you love using your project management and communications skills to inspire behavior change?  Are you a seasoned collaborator who enjoys engaging diverse partners and stakeholders in support of project goals?  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) provides solutions that advance climate protection and enhance quality of life for all San Franciscans. SF Environment is recognized worldwide for its environmental policies and programs, which center on achieving zero waste, reducing environmental pollution, 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.

Details:

  • Salary Range - $97,942 -119,054 per year
  • Application Opening: September 25, 2023
  • Application Deadline: October 16, 2023
  • Recruitment ID: 139990
  • 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

As the City Government Zero Waste Coordinator, you will focus on the government zero waste sector, specifically refuse generated by City and County of San Francisco buildings and offices. You will be responsible for assisting with the development, implementation, evaluation, and enforcement of the City’s zero waste policies and programs in the city government sector. The City and County of San Francisco has issued an intent to award contract with a new refuse hauler, which is a significant change. Given this new change, you’ll work with colleagues at a wide range of city departments to help them to transition to the new refuse collection service provider. You will also implement and improve their existing on-site zero waste processes and programs. In addition, as the City Government Zero Waste Coordinator, you will provide analysis and assistance to government and service provider partners on issues that may affect our path to zero waste such as policy development and advocacy, on-site inspections, behavior change methods and waste generation reduction strategies.  You will have day-to-day decision-making responsibilities for projects as well as the ability to negotiate within project scopes.

Serving in a Coordinator-level position (Class 5640), you will work under the supervision of a Class 5642 Senior Environmental Specialist (the City Government Zero Waste Senior Coordinator) who is responsible for defining project scopes and deliverables.

Job Duties

  • Ensure compliance by city agencies with related state and local policies at are applicable to refuse service collection and zero waste.
  • Manage, develop, and/or support contracts, grants and other tasks related to solid waste or other zero waste program areas as needed.
  • Coordinate with the Office of Contract Administration (OCA) on the administration of the City’s refuse collection service agreement to ensure that zero waste related requirements are met.
  • Manage City Government zero waste programs to more than 1,000 facilities and parks in the city government sector of San Francisco.
  • Oversee improvement of zero waste programs at city-owned department locations including identifying and training liaisons who will serve as Departmental Zero Waste Coordinators and develop updated departmental zero waste action plans.
  • Develop and manage databases for tracking ordinance compliance and outreach activities.
  • May supervise one direct report.

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 in environmental sciences, public administration, business administration, accounting, biology, or a field related to zero waste (including but not limited to environmental studies, economics, or geography) from an accredited college or university; AND

Experience
Two (2) years of experience planning, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating zero waste programs. 

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 with the practice of zero waste planning for local governments and/or other large organizations such as companies, campuses, and institutions, etc.
  • Experience with project coordination involving a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent project management, writing, researching, and organizational skills.
  • An interest in implementing diversity, equity and inclusion principles.

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 https://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements.

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.

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.

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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.

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).

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.

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

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.

To find Departments which use this classification, please see https://sfdhr.org/sites/default/files/documents/Forms-Documents/Position-Counts-by-Job-Codes-and-Department-FY-2022-23.pdf.

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.