Conservation Outreach Specialist

WaterLink Program- a program of Ecology Action | Bay Area

Salary Range: 18.69 hourly
Open Date: 03/09/2018
Close Date: 05/11/2018

Position Description

Residential Outreach Specialists will be responsible for conducting door-to-door outreach and for installing water-saving equipment for the WaterLink residential outreach program in the San Francisco Bay Area (certain neighborhoods in Oakland, San Leandro, Hayward, Daly City, East Palo Alto, and San Francisco), funded by the California Department of Water Resources. Those are part-time (25 hours per week), temporary positions, from March through September 2018.

Major Job Duties:
• Knock on doors in designated neighborhoods to find residents interested in receiving free water/energy upgrades.
• Install water-saving equipment in kitchens and bathrooms.
Specific Responsibilities
• In teams of two, find residents willing to participate in the program by knocking on doors, talking to residents about the program, and dropping off informational flyers.
• Once invited into a home, check baseline flow of sinks and shower heads. Install low-flow faucet aerators and shower heads for qualifying fixtures.
• Collect data during the home visit on a mobile device.
• Assess eligibility for single-family and multi-family customers to be a recipient of high-efficiency clothes washers. Provide referrals to Installation Manager.
• Inform residents about ways to save water and energy in their homes and refer them to other rebates and direct installation programs for which they may be eligible.
• Follow safety protocols and high standards of professionalism.

Position Qualifications

Required Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
• Availability to work early evenings and all-day Saturday, as the project must connect with residents when they are home
• Willing and able to learn how to use tools to install shower heads and aerators
• Ability to learn and use apps on a mobile device
• Comfort with Microsoft Office programs, email, and scheduling tools
• Excellent oral communication and problem-solving skills
• Highly detail oriented with a critical degree of accuracy regarding data entry
• Results-oriented
Desired Qualifications
• Ability to speak Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese or other commonly spoken language in our service area
• Familiarity with neighborhood, community service groups, and leaders in the service area
• Basic understanding of, or interest in, learning about water efficiency and/or energy efficiency measures and technologies for homes
• Experience working in sales
• Experience working with environmental public education
• Experience working with community organizing
• Valid California Class C Driver's license, a reliable personal vehicle available to haul equipment and meet potential participants at their home and/or contractors at their place of business (mileage reimbursement provided), and current automobile insurance

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