Clean Transportation Coordinator - Dept. of the Environment (5640) - (RTF0119809-01140168)

  • Full-time
  • Work Hours: Regular
  • Job Code and Title: 5640-Environmental Specialist
  • Fill Type: Temporary Exempt

Company Description

Are you interested in advancing of low carbon transportation such as walking, biking, and electric vehicles (EV) in San Francisco? Do you have the creative and organizational skill to pilot new approaches which will advance emerging mobility and energy efficiency? Are you a seasoned project manager 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.

June 17, 2022 update - This job announcement is being reopened to allow additional candidates an opportunity to apply.

Who We Are - The San Francisco Department of the Environment (SF Environment) advances climate protection and enhances quality of life for all San Franciscans. SF Environment is a department within the City and County of San Francisco, a local government committed to innovation, leadership and collaboration in creating environmental change.  SF Environment is recognized worldwide for its environmental policies and programs, which center on achieving zero waste, reducing toxic chemical hazards, advancing environmental justice, promoting low-carbon 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 Racial Equity Statement  - 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.

Job Description

As the Clean Transportation Coordinator, you will support two dynamic programs. First, you will work with the US Department of Energy and a large group of fleet stakeholders to administer and implement the San Francisco Clean Cities Coalition program. Second, you will collaborate with the California Energy Commission and community-based organizations to administer and implement a grant which funds the study and deployment of up to fifty (50) electric bicycles for app-based delivery workers by January, 2024.

In addition to working on these two programs, you will support the Clean Transportation Team with the implementation of the City-wide Electric Vehicle (EV) Roadmap. Support functions include: creating local policies and assessing their potential benefits, costs, and impacts; writing applications for state and federal grants to expand the public charging network and use of electric bicycles for personal and commercial purposes; and represent SF Environment in various clean mobility forums, groups, councils and other partners. You may also supervise staff, interns or volunteers as the need may arise.

What You’ll Do - The duties specified below are representative of the range of duties assigned to this position and are not intended to be an inclusive list.

  • Collaborate with SF Environment staff, interdepartmental stakeholders, and external partners to administer the Clean Cities Coalition program, California Energy Commission grant, and the City-wide EV Roadmap.
  • Perform day-to-day project management of San Francisco Clean Cities Coalition and CEC grant.
  • Engage and maintain relationships with technical experts, industry organizations, local and state authorities, and other key stakeholders.
  • Represent the City and SF Environment before interdepartmental stakeholders and external partners.
  • Support Clean Transportation planning, goal setting, and impact tracking.
  • Support SF Environment staff with fundraising activities and contribute to the development of grant proposals, including grant writing, requesting letters of support/commitment, etc.

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 clean transportation (including but not limited to environmental studies, planning, computer science, or engineering), from an accredited college or university; and
  • Experience -Two (2) years of experience planning, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating clean transportation related programs. 

Desirable Qualifications - The desirable qualifications may be used to select among finalists at the end of the selection process. We don't expect any one candidate to have all the qualifications listed below - please know that you can be a great candidate without all of the below qualifications. If you meet the minimum qualifications and have a mix of the desirable qualifications and a passion for this work – please don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.

  • Skilled in staff and project management.
  • Experience gaining compliance with legislation.
  • Experience working with state regulatory agencies such as the Public Utilities Commission, Energy Commission, Air Resources Board, and the Office of Economic and Business Development
  • Experience navigating and working in or with large organizations.
  • Fluency in Cantonese, Spanish or other languages commonly spoken in San Francisco besides English.
  • An understanding of equity, inclusion and diversity concepts.

All Minimum Qualifications for examinations should reflect the job classification specifications. Link to Classification and Compensation database is here.

Additional Information

  • Application Open: June 17, 2022. (Originally opened March 14, 2022)
  • Application Deadline: August 1, 2022 (Original deadline April 4, 2022, first reopen deadline July 11, 2022 extended to August 1, 2022)
  • Salary Range - $95,550 - $116,142 per year
  • Recruitment ID: RTF0119809-01140168
  • 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.

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.

For any questions regarding the position or hiring process- please contact the recruitment analyst, Adam Romoslawski at [email protected]

Additional Information Regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco:

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

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. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application.

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

How to Apply

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  • Select the “I’m Interested” button and follow instructions on the screen

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All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible.

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.

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