College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Job Opening: Environmental Associate, SF Dept of the Environment

November 13, 2009

San Francisco Department of the Environment
9922 Environmental Associate
Residential and Special Projects Zero Waste Associate

Appointment Type: Permanent-Exempt
Duration: 1 year. A second year may be possible contingent upon City budget conditions and demonstrated competence and professionalism in the first year of employment
Filing deadline: Friday, November 20, 2009 – 5 p.m.
Salary: $17.5625 per hour
Date Issued: November 12, 2009

Program Background: The mission of the City and County of San Francisco Department of the Environment ( is to improve, enhance, and preserve the environment, and to promote San Francisco’s long-term environmental wellbeing.

Position Description: The Associate will assist the Residential and Special Project Zero Waste Recycling Coordinator and the Assistant Coordinator in performing professional level work promoting zero waste in the multi-family, and single family residential sectors.

Responsibilities include:

• Developing, coordinating, monitoring and improving waste prevention and recycling programs; including apartment composting programs
• Facilitating projects with recycling service providers, apartment buildings, nonprofits and community groups;
• Presenting information to the public, property management companies and responding to inquiries and complaints regarding services;
• Conducting on-site assessments of apartments to verify waste reduction and diversion;
• Providing events, apartments and residents with equipment, bins, outreach material and signage;
• Developing and disseminating program outreach including maintaining web information and material directories;
• Assisting in soliciting, evaluating and writing proposals, drafting agreements, and managing grants, including processing invoices for the Zero Waste Grant Program;
• Researching, analyzing, preparing reports, and responding to surveys and other requests;
• Studying, monitoring and assisting with policy initiatives; and
• Providing administrative support and performing other tasks as requested or required by the program.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor degree from a recognized college or university;
• Knowledge of environmental and recycling principles and issues;
• Excellent speaking, writing, researching, organizational and project management skills;
• Responsible, motivated, and able to work independently and in a team;
• Word processing, spreadsheet, database and internet proficiency, including Excel;

Desirable Qualifications:
• Experience in public speaking, conducting trainings or presentations;
• Strong project management and communication skills;
• Experience with working with property management companies, especially in implementing recycling programs;
• Familiarity with San Francisco and City government operations;
• Fluency in other languages commonly spoken in San Francisco; Russian, Cantonese, or Spanish

Appointment Type:
Permanent -Exempt Appointee serves at the pleasure of the appointing officer and for a period of one year.

Application Procedure:
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If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact Claudia Molina at 415-355-3748, or via email at

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 8:00a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Applications for this recruitment process will be accepted from Thursday, November 12, 2009 to Friday, November 20th, 2009.

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 pf 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