Water Conservation Specialist I

Alameda County Water District

Fremont, CA, US

$88,236-$107,255 annually plus benefits

Final Filing Date: Monday, June 29, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

THE POSITION: The Alameda County Water District, located in Fremont, California, is seeking an exceptionally talented Water Conservation Specialist to develop, administer, and evaluate the District’s water conservation programs, including new program development, selection and management of consultants, budget preparation and tracking, report preparation and analyses, marketing and outreach plan development, program coordination with local and state agencies, and direction of seasonal and less-experienced staff.

Water conservation is a key component of ACWD’s long-term water management strategy to meet its water supply reliability goals. As part of its water conservation program, ACWD works with residential, commercial, industrial and large landscape customers to improve water use efficiency in the District’s service area.  Examples of current conservation programs include: (1) rebates for the installation of water efficient devices and fixtures, (2) irrigation surveys for customers with large landscaped areas, and (3) on-site surveys for commercial and industrial customers. The Water Conservation Specialist will manage these programs as well as track and evaluate new technologies in water conservation for potential implementation.

Knowledge of water conservation technologies and practices is desirable, but is not as important as solid program administration experience, demonstrated project management skills, strong budgeting experience, excellent computer and writing skills, and the ability to work independently as well as establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of people.

Education and ExperienceAny combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be the equivalent of: Possession of a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, environmental studies, public relations, natural or physical science, landscape architecture, urban or regional planning, communications, political science, environmental engineering or closely related field with an emphasis on water resources related studies; no work experience required.

Additional Requirements:  Must possess a valid California Driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: water conservation technologies and practices; principles and applications of public relations and outreach techniques; pertinent local, State, and Federal laws, ordinances, rules and regulations; principles and practices of contract administration; techniques for preparing and disseminating information and outreach materials; public speaking and presentation methods; principles of report preparation and statistical analysis; and correct English usage including spelling, grammar, vocabulary and punctuation.

Skill and Ability to: research, design, develop, and implement water conservation programs; develop and execute program marketing and outreach plans; apply principles and practices of contract administration; interpret and apply pertinent federal, state, and local codes, laws, and regulations; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; prepare and disseminate information and outreach materials; prepare technical reports, brochures, graphs and other materials; safely operate a vehicle and effectively operate a computer and other standard office equipment; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; coordinate a variety of assignments with varied deadlines; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; and perform essential duties of the job without causing harm to self or others.


  1. Application materials must be submitted online at www.acwd.org no later than 5:00 p.m., on Monday, June 29, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Application materials must include a completed Alameda County Water District Employment application and Supplemental Questionnaire. Incomplete applications will not be given further consideration.

All applications will be evaluated, and candidates who present the best job-related qualifications will be invited to participate in the interview process.            

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