Under general supervision, performs a variety of professional duties associated with water conservation and water use efficiency programs and initiatives; develops and implements water education programs; prepares promotional materials; plans, organizes and coordinates participation in community outreach events; monitors and implements measures, goals and objectives to improve water efficiency and use. Represents the City at community events and meetings in matters of water conservation and water use efficiency; supervise and manage water conservation projects; and performs related duties as required.
This is a single position journey-level classification responsible for performing skilled professional duties in the development and implementation of the City's water conservation programs, outreach, education and related initiatives. This position is responsible for monitoring conservation programs; manage water conservation projects and the achievement of water conservation and water use efficiency goals and objectives; technical analysis and reporting. Assist with the water use policy development, planning and implementation. Incumbents are expected to perform job assignments with substantial independence, applying judgment and using knowledge of water conservation and water use efficiency practices and theory that has been gained through training and/or experience.
May at times exercises direct and functional supervision over technical and volunteer staff.EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.
- Research, evaluate, and design new water conservation programs; develop and implement program work plans; prepare reports and analyses on program operations and evaluation.
- Develop and execute program-marketing plans including reviewing, proposing, and developing program literature and outreach materials.
- Coordinate program administration with local and state agencies; monitor and evaluate developments in water conservation technologies and techniques.
- Plan, coordinate, and staff special events, workshops, and professional seminars; speak to community and other groups.
- Prepare request for proposals and administer consultant contracts.
- Maintain awareness of new developments in the field of water conservation; incorporate new developments as appropriate into programs.
- Direct the work of seasonal or lesser-experienced staff.
- Answer routine departmental correspondence and respond to request for information by citizens or city staff.
- Prepare and maintain a variety of records and reports.
- Manage and supervise water conservation projects, including landscape rehabilitation projects.
- Help assess tree health and trimming requirements.
- Perform plan verification to meet the State of California Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (MWELO).
- Maintain prompt and regular attendance.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Any combination of training and experience, which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities, is qualifying. A typical way to obtain this knowledge and abilities would be:
Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, environmental studies, public relations.
- Possession of a valid California Class "C" driver's license issued by the California State Department of Motor Vehicles and good driving record.
- Possession of certification from AWWA as a Water Use Practitioner Grade I.
- Ability to obtain within one year of appointment AWWA Water Use Practitioner Grade II.
Principles and practices of water conservation and water use efficiency; principles and practices of drought landscape management skills including bioswales, drip irrigation, drought tolerant plant selection, Evapotranspiration (ET), irrigation scheduling, rainwater harvesting and catchment, soil moisture monitoring, high efficiency sprinkler installation; principles and practices of water conservation program development, to include the development of water conservation financial incentive programs; principles, practices and policies of public agencies; Urban Water Management Plan; and water rate structure and design; Federal, State, and local regulations and environmental standards pertaining to water conservation and water use efficiency; outdoor water conservation technology devices, techniques and methods; modern statistical techniques used to trend water use and efficiency; principles and practices of effective business and public communication; the requirements and procedures associated with public agency records management; data collection and analysis techniques; prepare and present oral and written information (i.e. Agendas, action items, reports, etc) on water conservation and water use efficiency; represent the City's position on water conservation and water use issues; promote water conservation initiative by making presentations, providing information coordinating community classes or other outreach activities; identify research needs and exercise sound initiative and independent judgment in carrying out research assignments; collaborate and coordinates with other City departments and agencies on joint projects; exercise sound, independent judgment within general policy guidelines; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those encountered during the course of the work.
Perform financial analysis necessary to support the City's financial incentives for water conservation programs; collect, analyze and integrate data from various sources including demographic and environmental databases, surveys, and maps; develop sound findings and conclusions regarding complex water efficiency and water use; prepare and present oral and written information (i.e. Agendas, action items, reports, etc.) on water conservation and water use efficiency; represent the City's position on water conservation and water use issues; promote water conservation initiative by making presentations, providing information coordinating community classes or other outreach activities; identify research needs and exercise sound initiative and independent judgment in carrying out research assignments; solicit, schedule and conduct water use audits of residential and commercial customers; understand, interpret, explain and apply City's, state, and federal policy, law, and regula