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Senior Clean Transportation Specialist | San Francisco Environment Department | San Francisco

Are you interested in improving clean transportation in San Francisco? Are you a team leader with the creative and organizational skill to pilot new approaches and policies which will advance clean transportation? 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.

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.

Role description

As the Senior Clean Transportation Specialist, you will be responsible for the administration and implementation of the California Energy Commission (CEC) clean transportation grant: Electric Vehicle (EV) Ready Communities Phase II, Blueprint Implementation. Grant funding will complete four (4) major tasks to advance clean transportation: a city-wide EV Ombudsperson program, mapping tool with a major technology partner, expand fast-charging infrastructure, accelerate mode-shift by getting delivery-app workers out of cars and onto electric bikes to make food deliveries. You will have day-to-day decision-making responsibilities for the grant and its projects, as well as the ability to negotiate within project scopes. You will supervise a team of direct reports and be responsible for staff supervision and development.

The grant began on 11/4/2022 and will end on 11/4/2024. An extension of time may be granted by the CEC. At the grant’s conclusion, you may receive new clean transportation project(s), and/or program(s) to manage.

Serving in a Senior Specialist-level position (Class 5642), you will work under the supervision of a Class 5644 Principal Environmental Specialist responsible for defining project scopes and deliverables. You will supervise a team of Environmental Coordinators (Class 5640), Environmental Assistants (Class 5638), and fellows or interns as the need may arise.

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