East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD), a world-class leader in the water and wastewater industry, seeks Water Conservation Representatives who are motivated, energetic, and experienced with water and/or resource conservation and related issues.
Under general supervision, Water Conservation Representatives perform various assignments and responsibilities related to EBMUD’s overall Water Conservation Program, which includes providing information, serving as a liaison, and encouraging compliance with EBMUD’s conservation efforts from the communities it serves, local governments, and other groups.
Water Conservation Representatives also plan, develop, and submit recommendations for conservation program implementation and evaluate program results. Assignments can include conducting interior and exterior (landscape) complex water use surveys for single family, multi-family and commercial, industrial and institutional customers, and irrigation only accounts providing consultation to customers on water use efficiency, reviewing and evaluating plans for upgrading and retrofitting indoor and outdoor water-using equipment, and distributing water-saving devices and information as needed. They also represent EBMUD within the community and EBMUD’s service area regarding the implementation of and voluntary compliance with EBMUD’s Water Conservation Master Plan. Frequent and effective communication with a wide variety of people, technical expertise, and public relations skills are essential requirements for these positions.
The ideal candidates will possess the ability to deal effectively and professionally in sensitive and difficult situations, excellent written and oral communication skills, water and/or other resource conservation experience, a proven ability to analyze facts, derive logical conclusions, and make appropriate recommendations and solutions. Additionally, strong project management skills that include project development and implementation, experience with GIS and other databases, and an attention to details are highly desirable.
The salary range is $7,773 per month increasing to $8,162, $8,570, $8,999 and $9,449 after 6, 18, 30, and 42 months, respectively.
EBMUD offers an excellent benefits program that includes: paid vacation, holidays and sick leave; family health insurance coverage; family dental and vision care plans; retirement plan (reciprocal with CalPERS); 401(k), 401(a) and 457(b) tax-deferred retirement plans; transit subsidy; tuition reimbursement; and opportunities for professional growth including training and career development.
1. A bachelor's degree in landscape architecture, horticulture, environmental or physical sciences, or closely related field and one of the following:
2a. Two years of experience equivalent to the EBMUD classification of Water Conservation Representative, Water Conservation Technician, or Field Services Representative II; OR
2b. Two years of experience in landscape or irrigation design, or a closely related field; OR
2c. Two years of experience in the inspection, design, and/or maintenance of water or wastewater systems used in commercial or industrial manufacturing processes; OR
2d. Two years of experience in sampling and performing laboratory analysis of water for chemical, biological or bacteriological purposes.
Must possess a valid California driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving record. In addition, the incumbent must possess the physical characteristics to perform the critical and important duties of the position. Must be willing to work overtime as needed.