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Environmental Compliance Coordinator

The Presidio Trust, an innovative federal agency created to save the Presidio, is seeking an Environmental Compliance Coordinator. This role will oversee environmental compliance within the Land and Building Stewardship Division of the Presidio Trust. The incumbent drafts and updates required plans and guidelines, files permits, logs manifests, implements environmental compliance programs and improvements, and provides administrative oversight for a variety of environmental initiatives. This individual leads the Trust's environmental compliance effort working closely with Legal, Safety, Abatement, Remediation and front-line departments to ensure that the Trust operates in compliance with applicable environmental regulations. In addition, this individual coordinates environmental programs, develops and manages databases, benchmarking, progress reports, and annual environmental reports.

Once an Army post, the Presidio is a unique national park located in San Francisco at the edge of the Golden Gate. With 1500 acres rich with history, nature, and open space, the Presidio contains hundreds of restored former military buildings animated by more than 3,000 residents and 200 companies. The Presidio Trust inherited the environmental legacy of the Army and has spent millions of dollars remediating pollution. The park includes many of the same operations as a small city and must manage various hazardous waste streams generated from painting, fueling, storm water run-off, utilities, construction, and landscaping operations. The Trust complies with federal environmental statutes such as the Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act and reports out to both federal and state agencies tasked with monitoring compliance with federal and state regulations such at the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Regional Water Quality Control Board, and Department of Toxic Substances.

Our ideal candidate has a strong connection to the mission of the Presidio, and a propensity for customer service focused upon the various service agencies and the Presidio Park in general. Ideal candidate will have a high level of integrity and a natural disposition to seek structured solutions. You are highly organized, flexible, and able to solve problems on the fly; always striving to improvise, adapt, and overcome challenges. You have exceptional interpersonal skills and a high level of emotional intelligence. If you have these qualities, come join a great team in managing one of our great National treasures, and preserving it for many generations to come!

Applications received by May 30 th, 2019 will receive first consideration. We are planning to hold interviews by the end of June or early July, make a job offer in mid-July, and set a work start date the end of August 2019.


  • Develops and maintains plans relating to environmental regulatory compliance, water and air quality management, and the management of hazardous materials in Trust facilities
  • Prepares and processes permits, manifests and other documents for compliance with environmental laws and regulations; coordinates with various environmental regulatory agencies
  • Conducts technical reviews and environmental audits in support of compliance activities
  • Establishes and maintains hazardous material inventory and tracks and monitors chemical purchases
  • Initiates pollution prevention program and assists staff with toxics reduction
  • Administers program for management of Universal Waste
  • Works with Abatement group to administer, monitor and track hazardous waste collection and disposal
  • Supports the Waste Reduction Coordinator with developing comprehensive waste reduction strategies for hazardous materials
  • Coordinates mandated training in regulated environmental areas for Trust personnel
  • Supports the development and coordination of other environmental initiatives as assigned
  • Plans environmental compliance improvements such as upgrades to fuel storage tanks
  • Monitors and continually updates required plans and permits, including but not limited to:
    • Hazardous Material Unified Program Agency (HMUPA) Requirements
    • Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Plan
    • Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD)Permits
    • Domestic Water Supply Permit
    • Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP)
    • Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)
    • National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit
    • Presidio Trust Lead-Based Paint Plan (LBP)
    • Pesticide Application Records
    • Waste Wise Program Reporting


  • Bachelor's degree in the biological, chemical, or environmental sciences, engineering or a related field  
  • Training in environmental quality, environmental compliance, and regulatory requirements
  • Training in storing, handling, labeling, disposing and reporting for hazardous materials and hazardous wastes
  • Experience managing or coordinating an environmental compliance program in the public or private sectors
  • A valid California driver's license is required


  • Experience working in the public or private sector performing similar functions
  • Passion for parks; strong desire to work for the Presidio Trust

About the Presidio Trust 

In partnership with the National Park Service and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and at no cost to taxpayers, the Presidio Trust brings alive the unique historic, natural, and recreational assets of the Presidio for the inspiration, education, health, and enjoyment of all people. 

The Presidio of San Francisco is managed by two federal agencies in partnership: 300 acres along the coast are managed by the National Park Service, while the rest of the Presidio, 1,191 acres, is managed by the Presidio Trust. Both agencies work in close collaboration with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, a non-profit organization that provides indispensable philanthropic and programmatic support.

The Presidio Trust is an unusual federal agency. In our founding bipartisan legislation, Presidio Trust Act, the Trust was charged with operating the park without taxpayer support. Funds earned through leasing homes and workspaces and operating hotels, a golf course, and venues are used for park management and upkeep. Over the past two decades, the Trust and our partners have converted this former military post into a welcoming national park site in an urban area. The Presidio is home to a large community of residents and tenants, and offers unique recreation, hospitality, and educational opportunities to people throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and the world. Learn more at

Background & Driver's License Review & Investigation​

The Presidio Trust has identified this position as subject to a standard employment and driver's license background investigation, which shall consist of a review of applicable county, state and Federal criminal and civil records. An individual's granting of a background investigation and resulting report is voluntary, however, employment is contingent upon the successful completion of the investigation. The Trust may refuse to hire an individual, rescind an offer of employment, or review and terminate the employment of a current employee who does not successfully complete a background investigation.​