Environmental Justice Associate & Climate Research Associate
The San Francisco Department of the Environment is hiring for two positions: 1) Environmental Justice Associate and 2) Climate Research Associate.
Are you passionate about ensuring that all communities have a clean, safe, and healthy environment? Is equitable access to environmental services important to you? If so, we invite you to take advantage of an opportunity to use your skills to build a better future for San Francisco.
Environmental Justice Associate & Climate Research Associate (two positions) - Climate Program - Department of the Environment (Job Class 9922)(Default)
- 1155 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
The San Francisco Department of the Environment is hiring for two positions: 1) Environmental Justice Associate and 2) Climate Research Associate. Are you passionate about ensuring that all communities have a clean, safe, and healthy environment? Is equitable access to environmental services important to you? If so, we invite you to take advantage of an opportunity to use your skills to build a better future for San Francisco.
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.
Environmental Justice Associate - As a member of SF Environment’s Environmental Justice Team, you will help advance environmental sustainability at public and affordable housing sites. You will have the opportunity to meet affordable housing developers, property managers and low-income families to provide education, outreach and assistance regarding toxics reduction, zero waste, and Integrated Pest Management (IPM). You will work with a diverse set of partners, including the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD) staff, non-profit service providers and affordable housing developers to reduce pest infestations and pesticide use at public and affordable housing sites. You will also help develop and deliver programs to increase recycling, composting, and proper disposal of household hazardous products and bulky items at these sites. The Associate will also be a member of SF Environment’s Racial Equity Steering Committee.
Climate Research Associate – As part of the SF Environment's Climate Action Study, you have the opportunity to help turn ideas into climate change policy. You will help provide research and analysis on long-term financing and funding, and the associated policy impacts, for full implementation of the City’s Climate Action Plan and other environmental policies. You will help develop and coordinate the project, organize meetings, and develop information and guidance documents for a wide range of stakeholders (partners, decision-makers, and the public).
For more information about the San Francisco Department of the Environment, please visit https://sfenvironment.org.
Education and Experience - Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; or
Two years of college education from an accredited college or university, and six (6) months of professional work experience, including internships, research positions, or other experience, relevant to the duties described in the job description.
Please note, applications will only be accepted via the City and County of San Francisco applicant tracking system.