Local recruitment: Program/Project Coordinator (Water Conservation, Natural Resources)

Broward County Board of County Commissioners

Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 🇺🇸


The Broward County Board of County Commissioners is seeking qualified candidates for Program/Project Coordinator to support implementation of the Broward Water Partnership (BWP), an interlocal agreement with several local jurisdictions.

The position is located within the Natural Resources Division (Environmental Planning & Community Resilience Division) of the Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department.  

The successful candidate will play a lead role in education and outreach activities related to water conservation as part of county-wide efforts in collaboration with Broward County municipalities and their water utilities. This position is also responsible for managing Conservation Pays, a program that provides rebates to County homeowners, residential building managers, and commercial property owners in exchange for replacing high-water usage toilets with high-efficiency toilets. 

The incumbent to this position coordinates with partners on contracts and invoicing, manages rebate applications and payments, manages outreach programs to attract rebate applicants, and provides detailed customer service to rebate applicants.  Additional activities include grant writing and management, developing and presenting educational content about water conservation, producing printed materials, video and photographs, conducting public speaking to groups, managing social media and contacting stakeholders.

General Description

The Program/Project Coordinator is a highly technical and professional position responsible for taking a lead role in the Broward Water Partnership (BWP) and related contract management, and the Conservation Pays program.  The successful candidate will provide outstanding service to the partners and rebate customers through effective communication, water conservation education, and project management. 

Additionally, the candidate will excel at assisting the NatureScape Water Resources section on educational and outreach activities and events with a focus on water conservation, climate change and resiliency planning, including the County’s signature annual Water Matters Day event.  

The preferred candidate will be familiar with regionally relevant water resources and water utility knowledge, climate and sustainability considerations, resources, plans and policies, and outreach tools, including various social media platforms. 

Candidates should have experience in educating partners and residents through presentations and activities about water conservation. The position requires excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing, being able to work effectively with their team and partner organizations. Candidates should have familiarity with indoor water saving fixtures and devices, and the ability to make water conservation recommendations that will accomplish water savings. Candidates should also have experience with PowerPoint, Publisher (or equivalent), Excel and social media platforms; familiarity with ESRI Arc GIS products is a plus. 

Candidates should be highly motivated and creative, enjoy working as a team and with residents and youth, and have superior communication, organizational and leadership skills. Responsibilities include grant and project management, outreach plan and marketing plan review, water conservation policy review and agency comment, website management (basic), posting water conservation information and events on social media platforms, and planning and implementing outreach programs, including planning and participating in annual educational events such as Water Matters Day and the Youth Climate Summit, and partner with other agencies on other challenges targeted towards municipal and utility partners, property owners, and students.  

The candidate also promotes the programs at other agency events. Work is reviewed through regular meetings, reports and assignments.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in urban planning, environmental education, business, public administration or closely related field.
(Two years of relevant experience may be substituted for each year of required education.)

Requires two (2) years experience in a staff or administrative capacity managing special projects, programs or business operations appropriate to the area of assignment or closely related experience.

Special Certifications and Licenses Required
Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Class E driver’s license based on area of assignment.


  • Master Degree in Science, Biology, Water Resources/Management, Environmental Sciences, Planning, Public Affairs, Public Administration, or related discipline.
  • Project Management Professional Certification
  • LEED Certificate
  • Preparation and publication of reports
  • ESRI Arc GIS mapping foundations (basic – intermediate skills; certifications)
  • 2 + years experience coordinating water conservation marketing campaigns
  • 2+ years experience in creating social media content 
  • 2+ years experience in contract management
  • Experience securing and managing grants
  • 2+ years providing direct customer service on City/County programs and services


The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.

Coordinates and manages all aspects of a large program or project within an agency, including coordinating and managing significant aspects of the Broward Water Partnership agreement and Conservation Pays Toilet Rebate program.
Coordinates and manages all aspects related to the marketing vendor for the Broward Water Partnership agreement and the Conservation Pays program, including contracts, budgets, invoices, and reviewing draft campaigns and reports.
Plans, develops, authorizes, implements, supervises and evaluates programs/projects, activities and services; facilitates inclusion, prepares reports, and analyzes and interprets data, including environmental education programming with a on environmental issues and related special projects.
Develops policies, procedures and guidelines related to programs/projects and services.
Promotes and assesses agency programs and services; cooperatively plans and implements programs and community-wide special events.
Implements funding opportunities, including advertising and marketing, and researches potential grant opportunities; develops grant proposals to secure funding from federal, state, local, and/or private sources; oversees the coordination, preparation, and submission of grants to ensure compliance with established Broward County policies and procedures; manages and tracks grant budgets.
Monitors and supervises maintenance of project records and documentation.
Acts as administrative liaison among various County operational and administrative functions related to assigned programs and projects.
Monitors and supervises maintenance of project records and documentation.
Acts as administrative liaison among various County operational and administrative functions related to assigned programs and projects.
Monitors and supervises maintenance of project records and documentation.
Creates and maintains performance/production reports (spreadsheets). This includes monthly productivity reports which provide monthly statistics for transactions processed and revenue generated.
Communicates key procedural changes to staff and management.
Performs related work as assigned.


Physical Demands

Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Performs sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or sustained keyboard operations.

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)

Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

Varies by work location.


Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with the Professional Standards/Human Rights Section.

Emergency Management Responsibilities

Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned. 

County-wide Employee Responsibilities

All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County’s Employee Code of Ethics, gift, and conflict of interest policies. 

All Broward County employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.