Water Conservation Coordinator

Utah Department of Natural Resources

Salt Lake County, UT, USA 🇺🇸

Salary: $24.73 – $37.16 Hourly

Location: Salt Lake County, UT

Job Type: Full Time

Agency: 560 Department of Natural Resources

Job Number: 33581

Closing: 9/28/2022 11:59 PM Mountain

Recruiter: Karen Weir

# of Openings: 2

Location: 1594 W North Temple Salt Lake City, Utah

Schedule Code: B – Competitive Career Service – Employment in this position requires a probationary period.

Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package. See benefits tab below for details.

Driver License Requirements: Employees hired for this recruitment will be subject to the Driver Eligibility standards found at the following link: https://adminrules.utah.gov/public/search/driver%20eligibility/Current%20Rules

EEO Statement: The State of Utah is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. For accommodations, dial 711 or TTY: 800-346-4128.

Job Description

Job Title: Water Conservation Coordinator (2 positions)

Job Description:
Are you ready for a career where you get to make a difference while working with a passionate team of people? Are you passionate about water conservation and sustainability?
The Utah Division of Water Resources is seeking hardworking, creative, positive Water Conservation Coordinators to add to our team. The candidates will require both subject matter expertise and strong communication skills. The candidates will need to be able to complete tasks on their own and within a team setting. We are looking for coordinators who can creatively solve challenges, work collaboratively to break down barriers and help Utah become a national example of water conservation and sustainability.

Principal Duties:
Under the direction of leadership and the Water Conservation Section Manager, the candidates will:

  • Work collaboratively to create and implement water conservation strategies.
  • Analyzes, summarizes and/or reviews data; reports findings, interprets results and/or makes recommendations.
  • Communicate the division and state’s water conservation vision to a variety of interests and groups.
  • Partner with water providers to identify water saving opportunities.
  • Represent the division on committees, forums, community events and other collaborative opportunities
  • Assist with conservation vision and messaging
  • Work with residents, businesses, local governments and other water users to implement best efficiency practices.
  • Administer and evaluate existing, and create new, programs.
  • Educate Utahns about the importance of water efficiency.
  • Review water conservation plans to ensure compliance with the Water Conservation Plan Act.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Has a positive attitude.
  • Has a B.S. or higher in horticulture, environmental science, water conservation, natural resources or a related major (a graduate degree is preferred, but not required).
  • Works well with others.
  • Willingness to challenge the status quo.
  • Is goals driven.
  • Likes to be challenged, and likes to grow.
  • Is a critical thinker.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft and google Office products, including Word, Google Docs, Excel, Google Sheets and database technology.
  • Proficiency in communicating with diverse groups of people with a variety of opinions.
  • Ability to adapt to different demands, tasks, personalities and areas of focus on a regular basis.
  • Ability to use logic to analyze or identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts associated with information or data to draw conclusions.
  • Develop approaches for implementation of an idea, program or change in operations.
  • Ability to make a decision or solve a problem by using logic to identify key facts, explore alternatives, and propose quality solutions.
  • Ability to learn and retain applicable laws, rules, regulations and/or policies and procedures.
  • Ability to research methods, techniques, and/or sources of information.
  • Ability to deliver presentations or training using acceptable methods and techniques.
  • Ability to develop curriculum learning objectives, and/or course materials.
  • Ability to compose and produce reports, documents and related material.
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas clearly, and concisely, in writing; read and understand information presented in writing.
  • Ability to communicate technical information effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to speak clearly, concisely and effectively; listen to, and understand, information and ideas as presented verbally.

Why You Should Join Our Team:

The selected candidates have the opportunity to make a difference in the State of Utah. They will work with a talented team to reach challenging goals in a supportive environment. State employees enjoy insurance, retirement, vacation and sick leave benefits to help with long-range planning and work-life balance.    This is a great opportunity to believe in what you do, enjoy what you do, be challenged to grow daily and make a difference.

To learn about working for the Department of Natural Resources please click here. 
Supplemental Information

  • Risks found in the typical office setting, which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.
  • Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying light items; driving an automobile, etc. Special physical demands are not required to perform the work.





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