Water Conservation Specialist

City of Scottsdale | Scottsdale, AZ

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Posted Date 11/22/2022
Description

Water Conservation Specialist
WATER RESOURCES
SALARY: $63,232.00 - $91,894.40 Annually

CLASSIFICATION: Unclassified
 
STATUS: Full-Time Regular
 
FLSA: Exempt position, not eligible for overtime compensation.
 
OPENING DATE: 11/22/22
 
CLOSING DATE: 12/12/22 11:59 PM
 

INTRODUCTION:

Located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale, Arizona is bordered by Phoenix to the west and the McDowell Mountains on the east.  Scottsdale is annually rated among the nation's most desirable communities to live in, visit and do business in. Check out more about Scottsdale.
 
About The Position:
This position assists in the development and implementation of key water conservation programs, to include educational programs and water-use reduction assistance to all residential and non-residential water customer classes in accordance with best management practices. 
 
Selection Process:
The application and supplemental questions are an integral part of the selection process and must be completed in full in order for you to be considered as a candidate. Please complete each section and answer all questions as thoroughly as possible. DO NOT state “See Resume” in lieu of answering. Unanswered questions, incomplete responses, omissions, or partial information may result in disqualification from the selection process.  
 
Applicants whose education, training and experience most closely meet the needs of the position may be invited to participate in a selection process that may include a panel interview. Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening that may include:
 
  • Fingerprinting search of the national FBI Database
  • Criminal Background screening
  • Drug Screen 
  • 39-Month Motor Vehicle Department Records Check
Click here to review the entire job description.

The City of Scottsdale reserves the right to change this process at any time, potentially without advance notice.
 
PLEASE NOTE: Years of experience are based on a work schedule of 2,080 hours per year for full-time positions and 1,040 hours per year for part-time positions, and while work experience may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis, depending upon the job classification, education may not be substituted for work experience.
 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience:

  • An Associate's Degree in Sustainability, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science, Public or Business Administration, Communications, Agriculture Water Management or a related field from an accredited educational institution.
  • Two years of experience in water conservation, environmental programming, education, outreach or large landscape water management.
  • An equivalent combination of education and job-related experience may substitute for the educational requirements on a year-for-year basis.
  • Preferred:  Bachelor's Degree in Sustainability, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science, Public or Business Administration, Communications, Agriculture Water Management or a related field from an accredited educational institution.
Licensing, Certifications and Other Requirements:
  • Must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted driver's license with no major citations within the past 39 months prior to the start date.  The Arizona Department of Motor Vehicles requires that out-of-state driver's licenses must be surrendered within 10 days of relocating to the State of Arizona.
  • Every person employed by the City of Scottsdale shall reside in the State of Arizona during his or her active employment by the City, regardless of whether the employee is approved to remote work.

Other pertinent licenses and/or certifications may be required of some positions depending on division/department/service assignment.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Participates in the development and implementation of community water conservation outreach programs as mandated by the Non Per-Capita Conservation Program (NPCCP) Stipulation and the Water Conservation Plan.
  • Participates in the development of public information strategies and materials to solicit the public's support for water conservation programs.
  • Communicates conservation goals and objectives to the public and private sectors.
  • Establishes and develops working partnerships with other City departments, public agencies, regional organizations and private industry to promote water conservation messages and programs.
  • Creates and administers water use reduction programs to assist single-family and multifamily residential and non-residential water customers.
  • Promotes water conservation programs through the use of social media, written materials, presentation and by initiating customer contact.
  • Develops guidelines, technical reports, estimated water budgets and conducts site visits to assist customers with water reduction through best water management practices in the landscape and for domestic uses.
  • Analyzes and evaluates the effectiveness of conservation programs and implements program improvements.
  • Drives a motor vehicle in order to present water conservation information and sets up exhibits for schools, trade shows, community events and civic groups.
 

WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Perform field and office work related to the City's water conservation program.
  • Lift heavy objects up to 50 pounds.
  • Travel to/from meetings and various locations.
  • Work weekends and evenings.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:  It is the policy of the city to provide employment opportunities to all persons based solely on ability, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an "otherwise qualified applicant" with a disability to participate in any phase of the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources to request an accommodation.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting HR at (480) 312-2491. Requests should be made 24 hours in advance or as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. For TTY users, the Arizona Relay Service (1-800-367-8939) may contact HR at (480) 312-2491.

This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.


 

Water Conservation Specialist Supplemental Questionnaire
 
* 1. Do you have a valid driver's license (not expired or suspended/revoked)?
  Yes Yes    No No
 
* 2. Do you have any of the following restrictions on your driver's license? Please note that this does not include vision correction.
  Checkbox Interlock Device
Checkbox Court Mandated Restricted Hours
Checkbox Other Non-Medical Restriction(s)
Checkbox None of the Above
* 3. Do you have a minimum of an Associate's Degree in Sustainability, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science, Public or Business Administration, Communications, Agriculture Water Management or a related field from an accredited educational institution? NOTE: If you answer yes to this question, you must include this information in the "Education" section of your application.
  Yes Yes    No No
 
* 4. If you answered yes to question 3 above, indicate the level and major/minor you hold. NOTE: If you do not have a degree, write "None." Do not write "See Resume" in lieu of answering this question.


* 5. If you don't have a minimum of an Associate's degree, do you have a minimum combination of education and experience equivalent to at least 4 years?
  Yes Yes    No No
 
* 6. Do you have at least 2 years of experience in water conservation, environmental programming, education, outreach or large landscape water management? NOTE: If you answer yes to this question, you must include this information in the "Work Experience" section of your application.
  Yes Yes    No No
 
* 7. If you answered yes to Question 6 above, briefly describe this experience and include the name(s) of the employer(s) and years of experience. NOTE: Do not state "See Resume" in lieu of answering this question.


* Required Question
Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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