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Water Conservation Specialist AF
Department: Public Works
Division: Utilities Conservation
Reports to: Division Manager or Workgroup Supervisor
FLSA Status: non-Exempt
Bargaining Unit: AFSCME
Pay Grade: 18A
Job Status: Permanent, Full-time
Full Time Equivalent: 1.0
The Water Conservation Specialist develops, administers and coordinates the City’s water conservation program by providing educational and public relations programs for municipal departments, community organizations, and the general public to preserve the water resources of the community.
Education, Training and Experience � minimum required to proficiently perform the job
Education / higher education: AA Degree
Position Title: Water Conservation Specialist AF
For required college degrees, applicable field(s) of study: Water or Natural Resource Management, Business or Public Administration, or related field.
Minimum number of years of directly related experience: Four years experience performing water conservation functions and conducting public presentations. In lieu of a degree incumbent must possess 6 years experience.
Education and/or experience preferences: None
Certifications, Licenses and Registrations
Drivers License requirement: Frequent Driver — Regular Driver’s License Required Endorsements: None
Note — For any driver, driving record must always meet City driving and insurability standards.
Required certifications, licenses or registrations: Time given after hire/promotion to obtain certification or licenses: Within the first year of employment (based upon the availability of classes).
Preferred certifications, licenses or registrations: Completion of Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper or Irrigation Auditing Training.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required to proficiently perform the job
Knowledge: Water and wastewater conservation and general utility operations. Methods, procedures, objectives, and standard practices of water conservation, especially in a desert environment. City codes applicable to the water conservation and enforcement program. Technical programs, research, and trends in water conservation; research methodology. Analysis and interpretation, and database development and maintenance. Methods of public information and education, outreach, and marketing.
Skills: Must be able to type rapidly and accurately enough to successfully produce documents/spreadsheets, communicate via e-mail, or perform data entry as necessary to accomplish the essential functions of the position. Use of technology, equipment and software typically used in the office environment. Operation of standard office equipment including a personal computer utilizing word processing, spreadsheet and database applications and other related computer systems.
Abilities: Develop educational programs and to organize program materials. Read, analyze, and interpret technical reports, general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Write professional reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers, and the general public. Work with mathematical concepts to analyze problems, interpret data and apply to practical situations found in the workplace. Analyze standards and regulations and define the impact on the City. Maintain testing records, logs, compliance documents, and develop and maintain databases. Establish and maintain effective, professional working relationships with staff, the general public and public officials.
Interaction with Groups/Agencies/Entities: Internal: Works with department supervisors, managers, and colleagues on routine assignments and special projects. External: Frequently interacts with businesses, vendors and consultants, community organizations, media, schools, utility customers, and the general public to promote water conservation.
Authorities and Accountabilities
Level of independent decision making: High–incumbent is expected to analyze complex situations and take appropriate action
Budgetary/Financial/Asset accountability: Low — Position is accountable to a Department Director or Division Manager and cannot make major decisions or obligate the City
Span of control: Responsibility for own work (no supervision or leadership expectations)
The following functions are typical for this position. The omission of specific functions does not exclude them if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment for this position. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
Daily activity level: Blend of sedentary and physical work
Physical characteristics: Job requires oral and aural communication; Job requires reading and comprehension of written materials; Job requires normal vision; Must be able to see in dim light; Grasping with hand, gripping; Keystroking or repetitive motion of hands/fingers/arms; Involvement in verbal or physical confrontations; Use of road work or landscaping tools; Climbing Ladders; Digging or working in trenches; Lifting/carrying/push/pull up to 40 lbs.; Working while standing for prolonged periods of time; Walking long distances; Shift work, including mid and grave; Working more than 5 days a week; Job involves driving most of the shift
Exposures: Exposure to biological agents, human/animal body fluids, blood borne pathogens, excrement or tuberculosis; Working outside in inclement weather conditions
Extraordinary working conditions: None
Hazardous equipment/machinery used: None
Required personal protective equipment: Latex gloves; Safety boots