Under general direction of the Director of Public and Legislative Affairs, the Water Conservation Specialist performs a variety of professional and administrative activities in the development and implementation of the District’s water conservation programs, including: conservation rebates and services; community education and outreach; represents the District at community meetings and events; assists in analyzing program goals, performance measures, and sources of funding; conducts field audits and provides related consultations, responds to customer inquiries and complaints; analyzes data and prepares water conservation related reports.
Administers District’s Water Conservation Program, including developing the budget, identifying performance measures, coordinating reporting, oversees temporary staff and contractors assigned water conservation activities, and developing and implementing conservation rebates, services, outreach, and education.
Helps plan and represent the District at community events that highlight the importance of water conservation.
In coordination with Public Affairs, designs and writes a wide range of internal and external marketing material, communication pieces, customer outreach, social media content, and website content.
Administers the customer engagement portal (WaterSmart), including water loss, rebates, water-wise service requests, reporting, outreach, customer inquiries, and data integrity.
Implements California mandated and District Board approved water conservation requirements, including enforcing the District’s water conservation ordinance and Water Shortage Contingency Plan.
Responds to and coordinates with customers, vendors, program partners, and industry experts about the District’s water conservation and water loss programs and represents the District on various related committees and focus groups.
Develops and administers water conservation education through South Tahoe Environmental Education Coalition and coordinates tours of the wastewater treatment plant.
Organizes water conservation and system water use data for District staff and required reporting, including the development and update of the Urban Water Management Plan and State Water Loss Report.
Adheres to and enforces stated safety policies and procedures.
Education & Experience Requirements:
Education: Requires high school diploma or equivalent.
Requires three (3) years of progressively responsible professional or technical experience in the development and coordination of water conservation, public information, or community outreach programs.
Previous experience with public speaking highly desired.