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Examples of Duties
An Environmental Specialist I educates residents, multifamily tenants and property owners, visitors, businesses and the public on water conservation regulations, measures, principles and practices. Develops, implements, monitors and analyzes citizen participation programs; monitors, analyzes, and remains informed on federal and state legislation and regulations; works with internal and external customers and stakeholders to resolve questions, service requests and/or problems and complaints. Creates related public relations materials, such as webpages, fliers, pamphlets and videos; develops educational materials and provides training on environmental programs and regulations. Designs and implements water efficiency and conservation program; conducts data collections, interpretations, forecasting and research on water conservation and other water management programs; implements or requires implementation of best management practices or controls at industrial, municipal, commercial, and residential sites as needed. Provides information and assistance with water use ordinances for all industrial, commercial, municipal and residential sites. Develops, implements and administers Water Conservation Master Plan, Water Shortage Contingency Plan and other regulatory monitoring programs. Develops water efficiency programs for various customer classes; applies for and administers grants for environmental and educational projects. Prepares applicable reports required or requested by regulators or wholesalers, which involves interpreting technical data, creating charts and databases, and preparing reports; conducts public speaking including on video, as necessary; deals with the public tactfully and effectively; establishes and maintains cooperative relations with those contacted in the course of duties. Communicates clearly, concisely and effectively, both orally and in writing; understands and carries out oral and written instructions. Performs related duties as assigned.
- Data management, organization, and analysis methods.
- Modern principles and practices of environmental policy environmental studies, sustainability, public administration applicable to water use efficiency,
- Principles and practices of water conservation laws and legal terminology.
- Principles and practices of public relations, communications and customer service.
- Applicable state and federal laws.
- Conduct research and prepare complete and accurate analyses, reports and recommendations on a variety of environmental issues;
- Design and implement large-scale environmental outreach projects including social media campaigns and public workshops
- Utilize computer systems to enter, analyze, and retrieve data;
- Interpret and apply applicable codes and ordinances;
- Exercise sound judgment and common sense;
- Learn to apply procedures, techniques, and interpret and make decisions related to job duties.
- Establish and maintain cooperative relations with those contacted in the course of work.
- Communicate clearly, concisely and effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
- Read, understand, interpret and apply laws, policies, rules, contracts, guidelines and professional practices;
- Speak clearly and effectively before diverse audiences and groups and work collaboratively with both internal and external stakeholders, contractors, and the public.
One year of experience with water efficiency programs sustainability, communications, community planning, project management, public administration, environmental compliance, water user interface, commercial irrigation management, or other related environmental regulations, is highly desirable.
Training: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in public policy, public administration, environmental studies, water or environmental policy, resource management, data management, or a related field.
License/Certificates: Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver’s license.
Working Conditions and Selection Process
Physical Conditions: Essential functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for walking, standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time; physical condition necessary for walking/hiking into waterway areas with unstable ground surfaces while carrying equipment not exceeding 30 lbs.; exposure to computer screens, speaking and hearing to exchange information; visual acuity to read and interpret specifications and regulations.
Selection Process: All properly completed applications will be reviewed and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process. Failure to provide all required application materials will result in disqualification. The selection process may include any combination of a written exam, oral board exam, and/or skills assessment to further evaluate job-related qualifications. Candidates who successfully complete the examination process will be placed on the Eligibility List which will remain valid for a minimum of six months.
Note: Prospective employees will undergo, and must successfully pass, a background reference check (including fingerprinting) and a medical examination. Drug screening may be required.
CANDIDATES WHO REQUIRE A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION IN THE SELECTION PROCESS, SHOULD STATE THEIR NEEDS IN WRITING WHEN SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION.
THE PROVISIONS OF THIS BULLETIN DO NOT CONSTITUTE AN EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED CONTRACT. ANY PROVISION CONTAINED IN THIS BULLETIN MAY BE MODIFIED OR REVOKED WITHOUT NOTICE.
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