Environmental Specialist - Environmental Education Coordinator

  • San Francisco Department of Environment
  • San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Mar 15, 2017
Full time Communication/Public Outreach Environmental Education/Interpretation Environmental Protection

Job Description

Environmental Education Coordinator
San Francisco Department of Environment
5640 - Environmental Specialist: School Education & Outreach

**This is a position-based test conducted in accordance with CSC Rule 111A.**

Are you interested in promoting ecological awareness?  Do you have a knack for engaging students about environmental issues?  If so, we invite you to take advantage of an opportunity to use your skills to build a better future for San Francisco residents.  The San Francisco Department of Environment is a great place to work and offers an attractive benefits package, including healthcare and retirement options.

Department 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: Zero Waste, Toxics Reduction, Environmental Justice, Clean Air Transportation, Climate Change, Energy, Green Building, Urban Forest and Public Information Programs.

Position Description:
Under general supervision, the Environmental Education Coordinator is responsible for developing and implementing environmentally related K-12 school outreach programs; promoting compliance with federal, state, and local environmental laws and regulations; and making recommendations for program enhancement.

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.

•  Coordinate school education and other environmental education projects.
•  Train and supervise staff.
•  Coordinate and implement community-based social marketing campaigns to increase participation in environmental programs, focusing primarily on zero waste and toxics reduction.
•  Make presentations and give assemblies at public and private schools to principals, staff and students to increase participation in environmental education programs.
•  Update educational and program materials for children, youth and adults.
•  Maintain working partnerships with network of environmental education organizations, local non-profits, city agencies, and school district administrators.
•  Represent City at public forums, including those at the federal, state, and local level.
•  Perform regular research and critical analysis of all environmental education efforts.
•  Assist in fundraising and applying for grants for the School Education Program.
•  Assist with researching, selecting and managing contractors.
•  Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of a baccalaureate degree in public administration, business administration, accounting, biology, environmental sciences, or a related field (within the specialty area) from an accredited college or university; AND

Two (2) years of experience performing duties similar to those described in this class, within the area of specialty; AND

A minimum of twelve (12) months of experience in environmental public outreach programs.

Other Requirements:
Possession of a valid driver license at the time of appointment (California driver license must be maintained current during employment).

Special Conditions:
The above minimum qualifications reflect special conditions associated with the position(s) to be filled. They may differ from the standard minimum qualifications associated with this classification.

Desirable Qualifications:
1.  Excellent written and oral communication skills effective across different audiences, including children, youth and adults
2.  Ability to implement environmental education programs, including school zero waste programs for K-12 students
3.  Ability to implement community-based social marketing
4.  Ability to use a personal computer; utilize word processing programs, spreadsheet, and all necessary communication software
5.  Bilingual in one of the commonly spoken languages in San Francisco
6.  Experience working within a diverse community/environment
7.  Awareness of and ability to promote cultural inclusivity
8.  Ability to work with a wide variety of individuals including governmental employees, members of the school community
9.  Ability to conduct research and analysis10.  Ability to negotiate and resolve conflicts
11.  Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to work independently, in a small department team environment, or with other city and outside agencies
12.  Ability to prioritize work in order to achieve department's goals and ability to work with interruptions

Filing Deadline: 3/17/2017 5:00:00 PM

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