Local recruitment: Conservation Program Coordinator

City of Leander

Leander, TX, USA 🇺🇸


Under the direction of the Public Works Director, this position is responsible for coordinating energy, water, and natural resource conservation programs, project, and plans. Will promote water conservation to utility customers and other groups through educational programs and outreach efforts.

Essential Duties & Required Qualifications

  • Design, develop, implement and evaluate educational or outreach programs that promote energy, water, or natural resource conservation awareness and initiatives;
  • Coordinate and manage educational and outreach events, small projects, contracts, marketing, and on-line literature content to promote energy, water, or natural resources conservation awareness and initiatives;
  • Analyze energy, water, and natural resource conservation-related research findings to inform and make recommendations on program structure and delivery to City leadership;
  • Develop, establish, and manage service agreements with other programs, departments, and agencies;
  • Research energy, water, and natural resource conservation policies, best practices, and legislation to recommend changes to conservation initiatives;
  • Prepare studies, reports, briefs, or other written materials on energy, water, or natural resource conservation to inform customers, and City leadership;
  • Provide analytical support for program development;
  • Prepare grant application to obtain funding for programs related to energy, water, and natural resource conservation;
  • Review permit and plan revisions with project engineers and contractors;
  • Review, evaluate, and recommend changes to technical reports, studies, and other department written material;
  • Provide technical advice to conservation program participants; and
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Occasional Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with other departments and citizens when conservation efforts arise.
  • May have to travel or work nights or weekends.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

May provide leadership, lead cross-functional and departmental conservation project teams, work assignments, evaluation, training and guidance to others.

Required Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Environmental Studies, Natural Science, Resource Management, Business, Architecture, Planning, or in a field related to the job.
  • Four (4) years of related experience.
  • Master’s degree or higher in a related field may substitute for two (2) years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in city, county or state government.
  • Experience with public speaking, presenting program information, and delivering presentations.
  • Experience working with diverse groups of people including elected and governmental officials and stakeholders.
  • Experience with project management.
  • Experience preparing grant applications.

Required Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:



Core Competencies & Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Energy or water efficiency technologies, practices, programs, and rebate requirements. 
  • Applicable building codes, and of energy or water retrofit requirements and specifications.
  • Safety practices and procedures.
  • Department of Energy and water resource initiatives and targets.
  • Construction materials, practices, and procedures.
  • Federal State, and local laws.
  • City practices, policies, and procedures.

Skills in: 

  • Oral and written communication.
  • Using computers and related software.
  • Handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
  • Data analysis and problem solving.
  • Planning and organizing.

Ability to:

  • Negotiate.
  • Determine quality of materials, workmanship, and compliance with specifications.
  • Handles conflict and uncertain situations.
  • Lead cross-functional and departmental project teams.
  • Operate and maintain testing and diagnostic equipment.
  • Use graphic instructions, such as blueprints, schematic drawings, plans, maps, and other visual aids.
  • Work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with City employees and the public.

Physical Demands & Additional Information

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 Working Environment:

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.