Student Assistant (Water Conservation & Sustainability (Two Positions))

City of Sacramento

Sacramento, CA, USA 🇺🇸

Job TitleStudent Assistant – Water Conservation & Sustainability (Two Positions)
Student ClassificationStudent Assistant
Job CodeC50118
Posting TypeStudent/nonbenefited (NSTU)
Posting NumberPE421F21
Job Description SummaryThe City of Sacramento’s Water Conservation and Sustainability Office within the City of Sacramento (CitySac) is seeking to hire up to two student assistants for a year round position. The student assistants will help with a variety of projects aimed at saving water and promoting sustainability in-house and at outreach events. In addition, the student assistants will help analyze program data and answer questions via phone or email.
Conditions of EmploymentThis is a part-time, temporary, non-benefited, student position. Employment in all positions with University Enterprises, Inc. is dependent upon the mutual consent of University Enterprises, Inc. and the employee. This means that either University Enterprises, Inc. or the employee can, at any time, terminate the employment relationship at will, with or without cause. 
Depending on the type of position you are applying for, a pre-employment background check consisting of one or more of the following may be conducted: employment history, professional references, criminal check, educational verification (i.e., degree, license, or official transcript) and physical exam and drug urinalysis test. Applicants will be required to pass required pre-employment checks to the satisfaction of University Enterprises, Inc. (UEI) and the hiring Agency or Department.
Work ScheduleFlexible hours, Monday through Friday, between 7:30 am – 4:00 pm. Occasional weekends to help staff with outreach events. Final work schedule will be determined by supervisor.
Additional Work ScheduleStudent Assistant and Graduate Assistant employees generally work up to 20 hours per work week (Sunday – Saturday) during the academic year and up to 40 hours per work week during breaks; Winter, Spring & Summer.
On/Off Sacramento State CampusOff Campus
Worksite CitySacramento
Pay Range$14.50 per hour
Department/AgencyCity of Sacramento (CitySac)
Unit/DivisionUtilities – Water Conservation
Project DescriptionThe City of Sacramento’s Water Conservation Office works to help our customers use water more efficiently through education and incentives. We offer rebates for high efficiency toilets, washing machines, turf conversion, smart controllers, irrigation efficiency upgrades, rain barrels, laundry-to-landscape greywater systems and educate through our many outreach events throughout the year. 
To learn more about the City of Sacramento visit their website at
Majors/Fields of StudyCommunication Studies, Environmental Science, Geography, Government , Landscape Architecture, Biological Science, Ecological Management and Restoration, Liberal Studies, Natural Sciences, Public Policy and Administration
Minimum QualificationsFamiliarity with MS Office suite. 
Ability to provide excellent customer service in person, by phone or email.
Able to work well under pressure and prioritize tasks based upon urgency. 
PrerequisitesMust be a college student attending classes during the regular term (Fall, Spring and Winter, if applicable), at an accredited college or university. 

Students must be enrolled at a minimum in; six semester units or nine quarter units for undergraduate students; four semester units or six quarter units for graduate students. 

Preferred Qualifications
Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe student assistant may assist with the following: answering customer questions via telephone, email and in person; staffing and providing information at outreach events; evaluating leak notification data; researching programs; other related duties as assigned.
Physical RequirementsSit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk; manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of office equipment including computer workstations, telephones, calculators, copiers, printers and scanners with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Working ConditionsWork is performed in an office environment.
Hours Per WeekStudents (part-time) 0-20 hours per week during the academic year, up to 40 hours per week during breaks; (Winter, Spring and Summer). (NSTU)
Posting Date09/15/2021
Closing Date10/20/2021
Open Until FilledNo
Special Instructions to ApplicantPlease complete all fields of the employment application. Include your educational history in the “Educational Experience” section and any employment history in the “Employment Experience” section of our application.
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Schedule of Availability

Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this position?
    • UEIJobs Website
    • Interest Card Emails
    • Twitter
    • Indeed
    • Career Fair
    • Campus Career Center
    • LinkedIn
    • Personal Referral
    • Sacramento Bee
    • Careerbuilder
    • Internal Job Posting
    • The WELL hiring expo
    • Other
  2. If other, please specify.(Open Ended Question)
  3. * Are you a college student attending classes during the regular term (Fall, Spring and Winter, if applicable), at an accredited college or university and enrolled in at least 6 semester or 9 quarter units as an undergraduate or 4 semester or 6 quarter units as a graduate student?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Is your major/field of study one of the following: Communication Studies, Environmental Science, Geography, Government , Landscape Architecture, Biological Science, Ecological Management and Restoration, Liberal Studies, Natural Sciences or Public Policy and Administration?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have experience with Microsoft Office?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Briefly describe how your course work or employment experience relates to this position.(Open Ended Question)




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