9922 Environmental Public Service Aide

Green Business Associate

Recruitment #PEX-9922-093737


Green Business Associate
San Francisco Department of Environment
9922 – Environmental Public Service Aide

Do you like it when businesses in your community do the right thing for the environment?  Do you want to be the person that helps show them how?  Then join our Green Business team and help local businesses become recognized environmental leaders through the implementation of effective environmental practices.  The San Francisco Department of Environment is recognized worldwide for its environmental policies, is a great place to work, and offers an attractive benefits package, including healthcare and retirement options.

Department Background
The San Francisco Department of the Environment (SF Environment) provides solutions that advance climate protection and enhance quality of life for all San Franciscans.  We value credibility, collaboration, impact, innovation, and equity.  SF Environment’s Programs include Zero Waste, Toxics Reduction, Environmental Justice, Transportation, Climate Change, Energy, Green Building, Urban Forestry and Public Information Programs.

Program Background
The Green Business Associate will be responsible for providing hands-on support to local businesses enrolled in the Green Business Program.  This position will assist the Green Business Program team in performing professional-level work.

Examples of Important & Essential Duties
Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
    •  Recruiting new businesses into the Green Business program through direct and indirect marketing techniques including but not limited to cold calls, unannounced visits, planned visits, presentations to merchants’ associations, networking events and your creative ideas to reach new businesses!
    •  Assisting enrolled businesses in achieving green business recognition by performing in-depth phone consultations, on-site Green Business evaluations, conducting trainings, recording environmental best management practices in place, and collecting documentation of Green Business practices
    •  Maintaining relationships with existing and prospective Green Businesses
    •  Assisting in the development and maintenance of Green Business program standards, toolkits and resources
    •  Updating and contributing content to the Green Business website, newsletter, and social media channels
    •  Weekly reporting on status of businesses certified and environmental savings accrued
    •  Assisting in the planning and execution of the Annual Green Business Awards and other Green Business events
    •  Providing administrative support and performing other tasks as requested by the Green Business Coordinator and the Commercial Toxics Reduction Senior Coordinator
    Permanent Exempt Employment Status
    This is a one year position.  A second year may be possible contingent upon Department budget conditions and demonstrated competence and professionalism in the first year of employment.  Appointment to the position does not guarantee a second year of employment nor any future employment with SF Environment or the City and County of San Francisco.  In addition, the position is exempt from the Civil Service examination and selection process.  The successful candidate is an at-will employee.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Baccalaureate degree in environmental science, business, public administration or related field from an accredited college or university.

    Experience Substitution
    Two (2) years of verifiable professional work experience performing in the environmental field may be substituted for up to two years of the required education on a year-for-year basis (30 semester/45 quarter units equals one year).

    Other Requirements
    Possession of a valid driver's license.

    Desirable Qualifications

    1.  Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal communication, researching, organizational and project management skills.
    2.  Word processing, spreadsheet, PowerPoint development, database, and internet proficiency.
    3.  Knowledge of environmental principles and issues.
    4.  Responsible and motivated.
    5.  Able to work independently, and with a team of diverse colleagues.
    6.  Possess Fluency in a second language used commonly in San Francisco.
    7.  Familiarity with San Francisco.
    Additional Application Information
    The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring. Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date, unless otherwise noted.

    Candidates are required to submit a resume and brief cover letter (under 500 words) stating why the position interests you and how your skills and qualifications are a fit for the position. Please attach a single document that includes both of these items. Upload this document as a PDF or Word file (under the resume attachment section of the job application), with the naming convention of “Your Name-9922GreenBusiness”.

    How To Apply

    Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.
      1.  Select the desired job announcement
      2.  Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
      3.  Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
      4.  Follow instructions on the screen
      5.  Attach a single document that includes a resume and brief cover letter (under 500 words) stating why this position interests you and how your skills and qualifications relate to the position. Upload this document as a PDF or Word file (under the resume attachment section of the job application), with the naming convention of “Your Name-9922GreenBusiness”
        Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

        Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement 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).

        Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application was 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.

        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. Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

        Please email Preston Treichel, Senior Human Resources Consultant, at Preston.Treichel@sfgov.org should you have questions about the application process. For questions regarding the status of your application or the selection process, please refer to the ‘Timeline’ section under the Selection Procedures heading (directly below).

        Selection Procedures

        Online application filing deadline will conclude at 8am on Monday, March 18th, 2019. 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.

        The selection process will include an evaluation of applications and an assessment of candidates' relative job-related knowledge, skills and abilities. Only those applicants most closely meeting the needs of the Department will be invited to participate in the interview selection process. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview.

        Conviction History

        As a finalist for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a finalist. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:
          •  Candidates applying for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
          •  Candidates applying for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.
            Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

            If you are selected as a finalist, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

            Disaster Service Workers

            All City & County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.


            1. Your application must include details on all experience, education, training and other information that qualifies you for this recruitment. Failure to submit a complete and accurate application at the time of filing may result in your ineligibility for this recruitment or inability to receive full credit for scoring purposes. Any new information concerning work experience, education, training and other information that is submitted after the filing deadline may not be used to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

            2. 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 http://sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=456. 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.

            3. Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at web URL: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#applicantswithdisabilities

            4. Applicants are advised to keep copies of all documents submitted. Submitted documents become a permanent part of the exam record and will not be returned. The hiring department may require applicants to present additional material at the time of appointment and/or at a later date.

            5. For general information concerning City and County of San Francisco employment policies and procedures, please refer to this web URL: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20

            6. For Right to Work policy, please refer to this web URL: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#identification

            7. Terms of Announcement: 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 www.jobaps.com/sf.

            ISSUED: FEBRUARY 25, 2019
            ANNOUNCEMENT NO: PEX-9922-093737


            All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

            For more information about benefits, please click here.

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