The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

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The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of twenty-six cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California.  Metropolitan’s mission is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high quality water to meet current and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way.  Metropolitan’s facilities include the 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct, five conventional water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.6 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 800 miles of pipeline, and 16 hydroelectric power plants.

The Water Resource Management Group, Resource Implementation Section, Regional Supply Unit has one (1) opening for an Associate Resource Specialist at our Los Angeles headquarters at Union Station.

Job Summary

JOB SUMMARY

This journey-level position will be responsible for developing, designing, and administering Metropolitan’s water conservation programs, which provide financial assistance for water use efficiency programs, including outdoor landscape irrigation.  It involves working closely with member and retail agency staffs in a lead role and requires considerable independent judgment in advancing project initiatives and strategies consistent with Metropolitan’s board-adopted Long-Term Conservation Plan and Integrated Resources Plan Update.

 

JOB DUTIES

1.    Participate in the design, development, and administration of Metropolitan’s water conservation programs

2.    Identify research projects and opportunities to advance water use efficiency and conservation

3.    Solicit, administer, and ensure compliance with state and federal grant funding opportunities and agreements through review of invoices, correction of billing, and completion of progress reports

4.    Administer water use efficiency project agreements, including invoicing, monitoring, and verification of performance

5.    Review proposed legislation, prepare comments, and provide recommendations for action

6.    Provide technical support for landscape and irrigation efficiency measures

7.    Monitor and attend meetings with internal and external entities related to water conservation and water use efficiency

8.    Prepare presentation and briefing materials for executive management and the board of directors on matters relating to water conservation and local supply development

9.    Develop policy guidance for landscape and outdoor water use efficiency

 

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field and four years of relevant experience; or two years in a MWD Assistant Resource Specialist II classification; or Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field and two years of relevant experience.

 
Relevant experience is defined as working at a water agency or in the landscape industry or at company in a water efficiency role designing, developing, and administrating a water efficiency program.

 

Required Knowledge of:  Water resource or power issues; project management; and current office technology and equipment.

 

Required Skills and Abilities to:  Make presentations; statistical and economic analyses; create technical reports; use independent judgment and exercise discretion; problem solve; prioritize and multi-task; communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; work independently and in a team environment; and operate current office equipment including computers and supporting applications.

 

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

Employees in this position will be required to obtain and maintain the following certifications, licensing and registrations:

 

Certificates

·None

Licenses

·Valid California Class C Driver License that allows you to drive in the course of your employment required at time of application

Registrations

·None

 

Job-Related Selection Criteria:  

·         30%  Technical knowledge/skills

·         20%  Job Preparation (education, experience, and training relevant to the position)

·         20%  Customer Service

·         10%  Teamwork

·         10%  Oral Communication

·         10%  Written Communication

100% Total

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS, WORK ENVIRONMENT, AND VISION REQUIREMENTS

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met or may be encountered by an employee to successfully perform the job duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job duties.

Physical Demands: 
The work is sedentary.  Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to do the work.  However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items such as paper, books, or small parts; driving an automobile, etc.  No special physical demands are required to perform the work.

 

Work Environment:  The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting and training rooms, libraries, and residences or commercial vehicles, e.g., use of safe work practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, observance of fire regulations and traffic signals, etc.  The work area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated.

 

Vision Requirements:  No special vision requirements.

Benefits:

·   Competitive compensation

·   Excellent medical, dental, life, vision and retirement plans, including pension plan and 401k (with matching contribution), tuition reimbursement, and more

·   Training and advancement opportunities

·   On-site fitness center

·   Excellent working environment

·   Hub of public transportation: rail, subway, buses, and taxis

·   Public transportation reimbursements and van pools

 

Closing

BENEFITS
• Competitive compensation
• Excellent medical, dental, life, vision and retirement plans, including pension plan and 401k (with matching contribution), tuition reimbursement, and more
• Training and advancement opportunities
• On-site fitness center
• Excellent working environment
• Hub of public transportation: rail, subway, buses, and taxis
• Public transportation reimbursements and van pools

For more information on MWD benefits, please use the following link: http://www.mwdh2o.com/PDF_Careers/benefits.pdf

This job announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. To receive a copy of the complete job description, please send an email to jobs@mwdh2o.com.

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process, please call (213) 217-7738 or email jobs@mwdh2o.com.

MWD is a Federal and State EO employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories

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