The San Francisco Department of the Environment, a department of the City and County of San Francisco, is a leader in climate, sustainable transportation, zero waste, toxics reduction and energy policy. Our mission is to provide solutions that advance climate protection and enhance quality of life for all San Franciscans. We’re looking for passionate people to help us make San Francisco a vibrant, inclusive and sustainable place to live and work.
Our Department 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.
"At the Department of the Environment, we are working every day to help San Francisco be a sustainable and healthy city for all of its residents; human, plant and animal. We know we will face pressing challenges. Many residents and families struggle to find safe and affordable housing and good jobs to pay their bills. At the same time the threat and impact of climate change has never been more real for San Francisco and the world. With rising sea levels and more unpredictable weather patterns, we must simultaneously prevent more harm to our environment, as we prepare our City to grow and thrive.” - San Francisco Department of the Environment Director, Debbie Raphael