5638 Environmental Assistant

Environmental Assistant

Recruitment #PEX-5638-058269


San Francisco Department of Environment

5638 Environmental Assistant – Clean Air Specialty

(Electric Vehicle Program)


Date Issued:                          Thursday, September 29, 2011           

Filing Deadline:                     Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 5 p.m.

Salary:                                    Annually $53,118 - $64,558

Appointment Type:               Permanent-Exempt


Program Background:


The mission of the City and County of San Francisco Department of the Environment (SF Environment) is to promote innovative policies and programs to protect the urban and natural environment, promote social equity and expand the green economy. SF Environment includes Recycling, Toxics Reduction and Integrated Pest Management, Environmental Justice, Clean Transportation (Clean Air Program), Climate Change, Energy, Green Building and Public Information Programs.


SF Environment’s Clean Transportation Program is oriented around two primary objectives:  First, through the use of Transportation Demand Management strategies, reducing the number of miles traveled in single-occupancy vehicles by encouraging the use of transit, ridesharing, biking and walking; and second, for both the municipal fleet and private vehicles, shifting vehicle use to the cleanest and most energy efficient technologies and fuels.  As part of its focus on clean vehicles and fuels, SFE’s Clean Transportation Program is the lead office in implementing San Francisco’s electric vehicle initiative, and actively coordinates multi-departmental EV-readiness actions.


Position Description:


Under supervision of a Class 5644 Senior Environmental Specialist, the 5638 Environmental Assistant will: 1) assist with implementation of multiple elements of the City’s EV initiative; 2) track and report on progress of multiple projects and grant goals; 3) serve as the staff lead in providing administrative and outreach services for a demonstration project to install EV charging stations in multi-tenant buildings in San Francisco; and 4) assist in other tasks as assigned. This position is a Clean Air (Transportation) position.


Examples of Important and Essential Duties Include:


  • Develop and implement detailed project and grant management plans for various elements of the San Francisco EV initiative, which includes development of EV charging infrastructure, use of electric vehicles in public and private fleets, and development of policies that will facilitate the use of electric transportation in the city.
  • Develop outreach campaigns and marketing materials, with tasks and timelines, for specific programs.
  • Track and report milestone achievements and other data required for grant reporting.
  • Develop and maintain content for the EV program section of the Department’s website.
  • Provide the lead administrative and outreach services for a demonstration project to install EV charging stations in multi-tenant buildings in the City, which includes identifying and conducting outreach to targeted audiences; administering the collection and evaluation of applications by building owners; administering paperwork and reports between participating buildings and supplier of charger equipment; and evaluating and reporting the results of the demonstration program.
  • Assist with the City’s participation in regional EV coordination programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications: 

1.   Possession of a baccalaureate degree in public administration, business administration, environmental sciences, or a related field from an accredited college or university; AND one (1) year of full time equivalent experience performing duties described for this class; AND

2.   Must have valid California Driver’s License;



Desirable Qualifications:


  • Proven experience with detailed project and/or grant management, maintenance of schedules and meeting deadlines.
  • Ability for multi-tasking and self-direction.
  • Strong organizational, written and presentation skills.
  • Experience with grant writing.
  • Ability to work with staff and volunteers in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of San Francisco’s transportation systems, key stakeholders and funding sources.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local clean air and related environmental laws and regulations; transportation planning issues; governmental structures and operations.
  • Proficiency with word processing programs, spreadsheet, and communication software.


Appointment Type:


Permanent Exempt. Appointee serves at the pleasure of the appointing officer for the duration of the grant (no more than 3 years).



Application Procedure:

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• Click on “I am a New User”; and
• Follow instructions given on the screen.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact Claudia Molina at 415-355-3748 or via email at Claudia.Molina@sfgov.org.


Computer kiosks are located in the lobby of the Department of Human Resources, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th floor, San Francisco, for use by the public. The hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.


All applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying experience, education, training, license, etc. at any point in the application, examination or departmental selection process. A copy of a diploma or transcripts must be submitted to verify the education requirement when requested. Verification of experience, when requested, must be on the employer’s letterhead and must show the name of the applicant, job title(s), duties, dates of service and must be signed by the employer. City employment may be verified by submitting a performance evaluation in lieu of other verification. Failure to provide the required verification when requested may result in rejection of application and/or removal from eligibility for referral and appointment in this class.  Verification may be waived if impossible to obtain. The applicant must submit a signed statement explaining why verification cannot be obtained. Waiver requests will not automatically be granted, but will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


1.  Applicants are advised to keep copies of all documents submitted.  Submitted documents become a permanent part of the selection process and will not be returned.  The hiring department may require applicants to submit the same documents and/or additional documents at a later date.

2.  Applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation must contact Claudia Molina by phone (415) 355-3748 (voice), by email Claudia.Molina@sfgov.org, or in writing to Department of the Environment, Attn: Claudia Molina, 11 Grove Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, as soon as possible.

3. Per CSC Rule 114, Article VIII, Sec. 114.44: "Any person occupying a position under exempt appointment shall not be subject to civil service selection, appointment, and removal procedures and shall serve at the pleasure of the appointing officer."

4.  In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all persons entering City and County employment will be required to prove their identity and authorization to work in the United States.


Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities are Encouraged to Apply

 We Are an Equal Opportunity Employer


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