Water Use Efficiency Principal Programs Specialist

County of Sonoma | Santa Rosa, CA

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Posted Date 9/17/2019

Join the Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma Water) as a Water Use Efficiency Principal Programs Specialist!

$8,468 - $10,292/Monthly

The Water Agency Principal Program Specialist develops, implements, and oversees Sonoma Water's Water Use Efficiency Program and supports Sonoma Water's water use efficiency goals. This position administers the Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership, manages regional grants, and oversees water conservation budgets.  Additional responsibilities include:

  • Coaching, mentoring, and supervising Water Use Efficiency staff
  • Directing, developing, and implementing programs to reduce potable water demands, monitor sanitation inflows, and support sustainable landscape practices
  • Ensuring that Sonoma Water continues to advance water conservation activities and serve as a spokesperson and representative of Sonoma Water

The ideal candidate will be an effective communicator who is able to maintain collaborative relationships with community groups and other stakeholders, and will possess:

  • Significant experience working in the field of water conservation and knowledge of industry best practices
  • Experience working with existing conservation programs and in the development of new programs in support of emerging technology
  • Experience developing and implementing water use efficiency programs
  • A Grade II Water Use Efficiency Practitioner certificate from the CA/NA Section of the American Water Works Association

What Sonoma County Employment Offers

Working at the County of Sonoma offers expansive opportunities for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment, and the satisfaction of knowing you're working to better your community. You can also look forward to excellent benefits* including:

  • An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $1,700 and ongoing education/training opportunities
  • Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year
  • Significant portion of health care premiums paid by the County and access to several health plan options
  • County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
  • Retirement fully integrated with Social Security
  • May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment
  • Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range

About Sonoma Water

Sonoma Water is a special district formed by the California State Legislature in 1949 and is responsible for providing a safe and reliable water supply to its customers in Sonoma and Marin counties. Sonoma Water also maintains 75 miles of flood control channels and provides sanitation services. Employing approximately 230 employees, Sonoma Water consists of five divisions including Engineering and Resource Planning, Environmental Resources and Public Affairs, Water/Wastewater Operations, Maintenance, and Administrative Services. Sonoma Water supports the concept of environmental sustainability, focusing on renewable power sources, and strives to be a leader in its water conservation and fishery restoration programs.

* Salary is negotiable within the established range. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. For more information & to apply online, visit www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org or call 707-565-2331. EOE Apply by 9/30/19

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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