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5 Apr 2022

Full-Time Environmental Project Manager – Environmental Management Group – SFPUC

City and County of San Francisco – Posted by SFPUC San Francisco, California, United States

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Environmental Project Manager – Environmental Management Group – SFPUC 

525 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

Exam Type: Position Based Test

Eligible List Type: Combined Promotive and Entrance

Certification Rule: Rule of 3

Fill Type: Permanent Civil Service

Job Code and Title: 5298-Planner III-Environmental Review

This is a Position-Based Test conducted in accordance with CSC Rule 111A.

    Annual Salary: $109,382 to $132,938

    Recruitment ID: PBT-5298-118758; RTF0118206 


San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)

Headquartered in San Francisco, we have 2,300 employees operating across eight counties serving more than 2.7 million customers in the San Francisco Bay Area – 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.

Our Mission: To provide our customers with high quality, efficient, and reliable water, power, and wastewater services in a manner that values environmental and community interests and sustains the resources entrusted to our care.

Our Vision: We are an innovative utility leader, recognized for excellent results in service, safety, stewardship, and inclusiveness.

We are an award-winning and industry-leading utilities organization committed to our customers, community interests, and the environment. To learn more about our organization, please visit our website at

We are proud of our infrastructure and programs, but most importantly, we value our highly qualified and dedicated workforce which ensures that this vision becomes a reality. 

To learn more about working at the SFPUC, visit our career site at

The Environmental Management Group (EMG) is responsible for California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) approvals for all SFPUC capital projects as well as other discretionary actions, namely, projects that require the exercise of judgment or deliberation when the SFPUC decides to approve or disapprove a particular project or activity.  EMG specialists in CEQA, NEPA, environmental project management and key resource areas such as land use, biology, cultural resources, and construction compliance manage the preparation of environmental review documents for the Water, Wastewater, and Power Enterprises. In addition to Environmental Impact Reports (EIR), Mitigated Negative Declarations (MND), EMG staff prepares documentation for categorical and statutory exemptions from CEQA.

Job Description

Under the direction of the Environmental Management Group (EMG) Manager, the Environmental Project Manager will manage and perform complex planning, environmental review, permitting, and/or construction compliance work. Work will generally include developing project descriptions, project management, analyzing environmental impacts and mitigation measures, managing and reviewing technical studies and reports, acquiring resource agency permits, construction compliance activities, and providing information on environmental matters to other SFPUC enterprises/bureaus/divisions, City Departments, and the public. We manage a variety of infrastructure projects that extend from the San Francisco Bay to the O’Shaughnessy Reservoir in Yosemite. As such we enjoy working on projects in urban settings, agricultural areas, and watershed land and other natural environments. 

The essential duties of this position include but are not limited to the following:

  Advising project teams on ways to avoid or minimize the environmental impacts of our projects during the planning, design, and environmental review phases    

  Advising project teams on ways to streamline environmental review and permitting    

  Interpreting plans, policies, permits, CEQA or NEPA documents, laws, and regulations and ensuring that SFPUC activities are compliant    

  Scoping and managing consultant contracts, including scheduling and budget management    

  Preparing and/or directing consultants in the preparation of various environmental reports, including exemptions, Mitigated Negative Declarations, and Environmental Impact Reports pursuant to the CEQA and the federal equivalents    

  Preparing and directing consultants in complex analysis and preparation of technical reports for a range of environmental matters such as air quality, health risk, noise, traffic, hazardous materials, biological, water quality, hydrological, paleontological, and cultural resources    

  Preparing and directing consultants in acquiring complex permits from resource agencies, including but not limited to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Regional Water Quality Control Board, State Historic Preservation Officer, California Coastal Commission, and San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission     

  Extensive collaboration and coordination with multidisciplinary staff from other SFPUC enterprises/bureaus/divisions and City Departments    

  Analyzing and reviewing documents prepared for compliance with local, State, and federal laws    

  Managing consultants and participating in field work during environmental review, such as wetland delineations, special status species surveys, ambient noise monitoring, and cultural surveys     

  Coordinating with SFPUC construction management teams to implement environmental requirements during construction, including training, inspections, tracking, technical reports, and other documentation    

  Managing consultants and participating in fieldwork during construction including biological surveys, cultural investigations, stormwater inspections, dust and noise control monitoring, and site restoration    

  Preparing technical reports and correspondence    

  Interpreting and explaining technical and procedural aspects of environmental review to the public, boards, and commissions    

  Representing SFPUC at public hearings and construction site visits with other agency staff    

  May supervise a Planner I or II 

  May include additional duties as assigned


1.  Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university AND four (4) years (8000 hours) of verifiable full-time equivalent experience either:

     A. performing environmental review functions OR

     B. in a city/regional/urban planning environment preparing documents for entities such as California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), California Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Regional Water Quality Control Board, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).


2.  Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in city/regional/urban planning, environmental studies, architecture, law, earth sciences, geography, economics, landscape architecture, civil engineering, urban studies or public administration AND two (2) years (4000 hours) of verifiable full-time equivalent experience either:


      A. performing environmental review functions OR

      B. in a city/regional/urban planning environment preparing documents for entities such as California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), California Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Regional Water Quality Control Board, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

One year of full-time employment is equivalent to 2000 hours. (2000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40-hour work week.) Any overtime hours that you work above forty (40) hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

Desirable Qualifications: The stated desirable qualifications may be considered at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring:

  Experience as a manager or deputy manager of CEQA or NEPA documents                

  Experience in applying requirements of Chapter 31 of the San Francisco Administrative Code        

  Experience implementing environmental requirements during construction    

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

Note: 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.

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. 

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application. 

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

Selection Procedures: After application submission, candidates deemed qualified must complete all subsequent steps to advance in this selection process, which includes the following: 

Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (Weight: Qualifying): Candidates will be required to complete a Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (MQSQ) as part of the employment application at a later time. This MQSQ is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant’s experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications (MQ) for this position. The MQSQ will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.

Exam Analyst Information: If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Stefanie Lim, at or 415-916-6632.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.  For details on how it is applicable to your employment, please click here.

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Environmental. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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