The mission of SF Environment is to provide solutions that advance climate protection and enhance quality of life for all San Franciscans. SF Environment works on policy and programming in areas such as Zero Waste, Toxics Reduction, Environmental Justice, Transportation, Climate Change, Energy, Green Building, and Urban Forest. SF Environment prioritizes the following values: credibility, innovation, collaboration, equity and impact. We pride ourselves in being a trusted source of environmental information. Working with a range of partners is essential to our success, as all our initiatives are underpinned by a commitment to equity, inclusiveness and accessibility.
The Construction and Demolition (C&D) Debris Recovery team, under the direction of the Zero Waste Program, implements the city’s C&D Debris Recovery Ordinance (No. 27-06), which mandates that all C&D material removed from a project must be recycled, composted, and/or reused – direct landfilling of C&D materials originating in San Francisco is illegal.
This multifaceted role involves assisting with the implementation of the C&D Debris Recovery Ordinance.
- Assisting with the review of Demolition Debris Recovery Plans (DDRPs) demonstrating how demolition materials will be recovered and verify post demolition compliance
- Assisting with the implementation of an electronic database for tracking registered haulers, facilities and material recovery results
- Researching opportunities to develop new markets for recycling and/or reusing C&D materials
- Presenting information to the public, businesses and trade associations, and responding to inquiries.
- Strong organizational and project management skills; ability to handle multiple projects at once
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Strong public speaker
- Bilingual in a language commonly spoken in San Francisco
- Experience with zero waste implementation and/or construction & demolition industry experience
Proficiency with word processing, database management, Google and Microsoft products
Professional development opportunities:
• The Fellow will gain knowledge and experience in many facets relating to sustainable building materials management practices as well as in community outreach and client relationship management.
• The Fellow will learn about San Francisco’s environmental policies, and SF Environment's role in creating and enforcing environmental policies.
• Access to networking opportunities with other SF Environment program staff and partners.
Job Type: Full-time, Temporary, Internship
Required education: Bachelor's