[ES_JOBS_NET] Environmental Assistant, Climate & Hazard Resilience Analyst, City & County of San Francisco

Christine Wiedinmyer Christine.Wiedinmyer at Colorado.EDU
Wed Jul 25 08:51:50 MDT 2018

Climate & Hazard Resilience Analyst
San Francisco Department of Environment
5638 - Environmental Assistant

Are you passionate about addressing one of the greatest challenges we face today? Does working on climate change interest you? If so, we invite you to use your skills to build a better, stronger and climate resilient future for San Francisco residents, businesses and visitors. The San Francisco Department of Environment is recognized worldwide for its environmental policies, is a great place to work, and offers an attractive benefits package, including healthcare and retirement.
Department Background
The mission of the City and County of San Francisco Department of the Environment (SF Environment) is to promote innovative policies and programs to protect the urban and natural environment, promote social equity and expand the green economy. SF Environment programs include Zero Waste, Climate, Green Building, Energy Efficiency and Renewables, Toxics Reduction, Environmental Justice, Urban Agriculture, Clean Transportation, Urban Forest, and Public Information Programs.

Position Description
The Climate and Hazard Resilience Analyst will work on the San Francisco Hazards and Climate Resilience Plan (Plan) under the direction of the Department of the Environment's Climate Program Manager. The Plan is a comprehensive multi-department effort to assess the vulnerabilities and consequences of current hazards and climate change, and develop a set of actionable strategies to mitigate risk and build resilience. The Analyst will assist in identifying and describing current and future natural hazards present in San Francisco and researching the vulnerability and consequences of these hazards on assets, resources, and populations, with a focus on those that are sensitive to a changing climate. The Analyst will also assist in the development and prioritization of hazard mitigation and climate adaptation strategies that are specific and actionable, and will help align and integrate these strategies into the City's Climate Action Strategy.

Examples of Important & 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.

  *   Design and implement research methodologies to ensure the collection and analysis of unbiased data necessary to complete the assessment and develop resilience strategy recommendations
* Collect and evaluate the adequacy of existing data on hazard and climate risks in San Francisco and research studies, plans and reports from other localities in the region and beyond
* Research the unique or differential vulnerabilities of different types of assets to current and future natural hazards, including disadvantaged community members and assets in which failure would have high consequences
* Develop detailed vulnerability and risk assessment profiles for specific sectors, asset categories and hazards
* Assist with the engagement of city stakeholders and community members to build awareness of the hazards and climate risks faced and understand their priorities for increasing resilience
* Perform other duties as assigned
Appointment Type:
This position is a Temporary-Exempt Appointment, with an anticipated duration of 18 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
Possession of a baccalaureate degree in public administration, business administration, environmental science, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university; AND

One (1) year of professional experience in planning, coordinating, implementing and evaluating environmental programs, within the specialty area; AND

Other Requirements
Possession of a valid driver's license.
Desirable Qualifications

  *   Education, experience, or interest in developing and/or implementing hazard mitigation and/or climate adaptation plans
* Experience in collaborative stakeholder planning, including convening, leading, and organizing diverse stakeholder working groups and conducting stakeholder interviews
* Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds
* Fluency in Chinese, Spanish or other language commonly spoken in San Francisco
* Responsible, motivated and professional
* Enthusiasm to learn about natural hazards, climate change, and actions to increase resilience
Knowledge of

  *   Natural hazards, hazard mitigation planning, climate change impacts and adaptation, urban and regional planning principles
* Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
* Basic knowledge of GIS software, GIS analyses and mapping; graphics and design software and Internet/Intranet software; webtools & other communication media
Ability to

  *   Effectively communicate with racially, ethnically, culturally and socioeconomically diverse audiences
* Conduct research, develop and analyze data to solve complex problems
* Assess adequacy of existing data to meet these needs
* Write persuasively including translating technical information
* Prioritize and manage multiple assignments
* Work independently and effectively with a team of diverse colleagues
Additional Application Information
The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring. Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date, unless otherwise noted.

Candidates are required to submit a resume and cover letter as one attachment to their application. Upload this document as a PDF or Word file, with the naming convention of "YourName-5638Climate".
How To Apply
Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

1. Select the desired job announcement
2. Select "Apply" and read and acknowledge the information
3. Select either "I am a New User" if you have not previously registered, or "I have Registered Previously"
4. Follow instructions on the screen
5. Attach a single document that includes a resume and brief cover letter (under 500 words) stating why this position interests you and how your skills and qualifications relate to the position. Upload this document as a single PDF or Word file, with the naming convention of "YourName-5638Climate"

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application was received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

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

Please email Preston Treichel, Senior Human Resources Consultant, at Preston.Treichel at sfgov.org should you have questions about the application process. For questions regarding the status of your application or the selection process, please refer to the 'Timeline' section under the Selection Procedures heading.
Selection Procedures
Online application filing deadline will conclude at 5:00pm on Monday, August 13th, 2018. 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.
The selection process will include an evaluation of applications and an assessment of candidates' relative job-related knowledge, skills and abilities. Only those applicants most closely meeting the needs of the Department will be invited to participate in the interview selection process. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview.
Conviction History
As a finalist for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a finalist. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  *   Candidates applying for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
* Candidates applying for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.
Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are selected as a finalist, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.
Disaster Service Workers
All City & 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.
1. Your application must include details on all experience, education, training and other information that qualifies you for this recruitment. Failure to submit a complete and accurate application at the time of filing may result in your ineligibility for this recruitment or inability to receive full credit for scoring purposes. Any new information concerning work experience, education, training and other information that is submitted after the filing deadline may not be used to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

2. 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 http://sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=456. 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.

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4. Applicants are advised to keep copies of all documents submitted. Submitted documents become a permanent part of the exam record and will not be returned. The hiring department may require applicants to present additional material at the time of appointment and/or at a later date.

5. For general information concerning City and County of San Francisco employment policies and procedures, please refer to this web URL: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20

6. For Right to Work policy, please refer to this web URL: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#identification

7. Terms of Announcement: Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations. Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf. The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 111A.35.1. The standard for the review of such appeals is 'abuse of discretion' or 'no rational basis' for establishing the position description, the minimum qualifications and/or the certification rule. Appeals must include a written statement of the item(s) being contested and the specific reason(s) why the cited item(s) constitute(s) abuse of discretion by the Human Resources Director. Appeals must be submitted directly to the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission within five business days of the announcement issuance date.

ISSUED: JULY 23, 2018
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, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.
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