San Francisco Department of the Environment Commercial Green Building Coordinator Job Opening

November 1, 2007 at 9:58 am | Posted in Application, Bay Area, California, Commercial, Deadline extension, Dept of Environment, Government, Green buildings, Job opening, San Francisco, Silicon Valley | Leave a comment

I was just sent a note about an extension to the application timescale for this job. I hope a qualified professional who might be interested picks this advertisement up in time!

The filing deadline for this position is now Tuesday, November 20, 2007:

San Francisco Department of the Environment

5642 Senior Environmental Specialist

Commercial Green Building Coordinator

Appointment Type: Provisional

Filing deadline: November 20, 2007

Salary: $ 36.0250 – 43.7875 per hour; $74,932 – $91,078 annually

Date Issued: 10/1/07

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.

Position Description:
The Commercial Green Building Coordinator is responsible for promoting and facilitating the design and construction of resource efficient buildings in San Francisco’s commercial sector. The position is responsible for designing and implementing programs in conjunction with other City agencies, for raising funds and managing professional services contracts, and for technical assistance and coordination in the development of policies to further green building in the commercial sector.

This position serves as a senior staff level position in the City and County of San Francisco Department of the Environment ( This is the advanced journey level in the series. Class 5642 Senior Environmental Specialists work under the supervision of Class 5644 Environmental Program Managers, meet weekly with Program Managers, and have day to day decision making responsibilities for projects as well as the ability to negotiate within project scopes. Positions in this class are assigned to six distinct specialties. This position is Green Building Specialty position.

Examples Of Important And Essential Duties:

According to Civil Service Commission Rule 109, the duties specified below are representative of the range of duties assigned to this class and are not intended to be an inclusive list.

  • Works with other governmental agencies and private associations to promote and facilitate Commercial Green Building projects.
  • Develops and conducts Green Building Training Programs.
  • Tracks Green Building projects
  • Actively participates in local and regional Green Building Forums.
  • Provides Green Building assistance to architects, engineers, and consultants.
  • Plans and implements Green Building program goals and objectives.
  • Develops and coordinates program budget.
  • Writes Grants to Support Green Building services
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Exercised: May be assigned to supervise daily activity of staff and contractors, including Class 5640, 5638 and trainees.

Minimum Qualifications:

    1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, and five (5) years of professional experience managing and implementing environmental programs. Three (3) years of this experience managing and implementing green building related programs; OR
    2. Possession of a baccalaureate degree in public administration, business administration, environmental science or a closely related field from an accredited college, and four (4) years of professional experience managing and implementing environmental programs. Three (3) years of this experience managing and implementing green building related programs; OR
    3. Possession of a master’s degree in public administration, business administration, environmental science or a closely related field from an accredited college of university, and two (2) years of professional experience managing and implementing green building related programs; AND
    4. Possession of a valid Driver’s License

Desirable Qualifications:

  1. LEED Accredited Professional

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of: Green building and resource efficient technologies; the design, development and construction of green building projects; current trends and developments in green building technologies, markets and related industries; relevant federal, state, and local programs, laws, policies, and organizations; green building certification programs utilized by private and public sectors.

Ability to: Conduct research and analysis; utilize a personal computer, including word processing, spreadsheet, and project management software; communicate effectively both orally and in written format; write proposals and reports; work with public, private, and government agencies; design, plan, and manage programs and budgets; motivate and manage personnel.

Screening: Applications will be screened for relevant qualifying experience. Not all applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be interviewed.

Performance Exercise/Interview: Candidates may be required to demonstrate competence. Written, assessment type, or other performance-based exercises may be used.

Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified applicants with disabilities may participate in the application process. Applicants requesting accommodation should do so by calling 415-355-3748.

In compliance with the Immigration and Reform Act of 1985, all persons entering City and County employment will be required to prove their identity and authorization to work in the U.S.

Designated employees will be required to file Statements of Economic Interest.
Appointment Type :

Provisional: Provisional employees must take a civil service exam and be selected through an open, competitive process. Accepting a provisional appointment gives the employee no right or preference to a permanent

Application Procedure :

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being accepted through an online process. Visit 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

Computer kiosks are located in the lobby of the Department of Human Resources, 44 Gough Street, 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.

Applications for this recruitment process will be accepted from Monday October 1, 2007 until Tuesday, November 20, 2007.


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


Leave a Comment »

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Blog at
Entries and comments feeds.

%d bloggers like this: