9922 Public Service Aide - Associate To Professionals

Residential Toxics Reduction Associate

Recruitment #pex-9922-059136


San Francisco Department of the Environment

 9922 Environmental Associate

Residential Toxics Reduction Associate


Appointment Type:    Permanent-Exempt

Filing deadline:           5:00 pm, July 11, 2012

Salary:                        $18.6125

Date Issued:               June 28, 2012


Job tentatively slated to start July 2012


Program Background:

The mission of the City and County of San Francisco Department of the Environment (SF Environment) is to improve, enhance, and preserve the environment, and to promote San Francisco’s long-term environmental sustainability. SF Environment includes Recycling, Toxics Reduction, Environmental Justice, Clean Air Transportation, Climate Change, Energy, Green Building, Urban Forest and Public Information Programs.


For more information on the Toxics Reduction program, visit



Position Description: The Associate will assist the Residential Toxics Reduction Program in performing professional level work including:


 Assist in developing programs to increase opportunities for residents to recycle/dispose of household hazardous products, including, recruitment of businesses to serve as collection sites for common hazardous products.

Assist in conducting outreach to residents on ways to reduce exposure to toxic chemicals through use of safer alternatives.


Assist in administering the safe medicine take back program for residents, through training of collection sites, outreach to residents and measurement of collected waste medicine volumes.

Answer and research questions from the public related to toxic and hazardous products.

Assist with public outreach/education efforts, including staffing special events and making public presentations. Must be willing to work weekend and evening events.

Assist in preparing and administering contracts and grants.

Monitor local, state and federal bills and regulations.

Attend regular meetings with other local government agencies.

Update and contribute content for webpage.

Perform administrative support and other duties and tasks as requested.

Minimum Qualifications:


Baccalaureate degree in the environmental, science or related field from a recognized college or university.

Possess a valid California driver’s license.

Desirable Qualifications:

Familiarity with San Francisco

 Fluency in a second language used commonly in San Francisco

Knowledge of environmental principles and issues.

Strong speaking, writing, researching, organizational and project management skills.

Responsible and motivated. Able to work independently, and with a team of diverse colleagues.

Word processing, spreadsheet, PowerPoint development, spreadsheet, database and internet proficiency.

Appointment Type: Permanent-Exempt.  Appointee works at the pleasure of the appointing officer.


This is a one-year position. A second year may be possible contingent upon City budget conditions and demonstrated competence and professionalism in the first year of employment.  Participation in this program does not guarantee a second year of employment nor any future employment with S.F. Environment or the City and County of San Francisco.

Application Procedure:

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being accepted through an online process. Visit http://www.jobaps.com/sf  to begin the application process by registering an account.

• Click and select the desired job announcement
• Click on “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
• Click on “I am a New User”
• 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, 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.


Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities are Encouraged to Apply
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

Disaster Service Workers

All City and 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.


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, typically a 7.5% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

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