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Glendale AZ Glendale, A
Aug 02, 2019
Temporary
Description This part-time   temporary   Water Conservation Assistant is responsible for supporting implementation of the City's ten water conservation Best Management Practices (BMPs). Provides primary support for four BMPs, including the Youth Conservation Education program, "Green-Living" class series, Glendale Xeriscape Demonstration Garden, and Glendale Water Efficiency Program for commercial, industrial, and institutional customers. Essential Functions 1. Assist in the implementation of the City's ten water conservation BMPs. Ensure that programs and activities are implemented within city and state policies, procedures, and guidelines.  2. Assist with the Youth Education Program by leading water- and energy-education presentations for schools and youth groups. 3. Assist with the Glendale Water Efficiency Program by conducting water efficiency assessments for city facilities and commercial, industrial, and institutional facilities. 4. Help with water waste investigations by conducting site visits, mailing educational resources, and maintaining documentation. 5. Assist with the Green-Living class series by marketing the series, staffing classes, and entering data from class surveys. 6. Assist with developing landscape water budgets for city facilities and parks, homeowner associations, and commercial, industrial, and institutional facilities. 7. Staff community outreach events and provide educational resources for the public. 8. Assist with maintaining the four-acre Glendale Xeriscape (low-water-use) Demonstration Garden, including updating the garden's plant and tool inventory, working with garden volunteers, and preparing the garden for tours and special events. 9. Conduct research and prepare reports for assigned programs. 10. Develop public outreach materials that promote conservation and sustainability. 11. Respond to public inquiries from citizens for information on conservation and sustainable living programs. 12. Maintain databases and records to analyze, prepare, and present data in written and oral presentations. Assist with monitoring and evaluating the success of the conservation programs. 13. Stay current on technologies and trends on water and energy conservation and sustainability by attending trainings, statewide water conservation information share meetings, and conferences. 14. Perform other related duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications & Special Requirements Associate's degree in Environmental Sciences, Natural Resource Management, Education, Communications, Public Relations, Public Administration, or a related field and one year of experience in environmental education, public administration, or in any field that specializes in the management of natural resources.  Any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. Knowledge of: Water and energy conservation best management practices, especially in a desert environment Research methodology, analysis and interpretation, and database development and maintenance Methods of public information and education, outreach, and marketing Landscape and irrigation standards and practices related to water conservation Ability to: Speak effectively in public Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and written Work cooperatively with other departments, outside agencies, and the general public Operate a computer with skills in the following software applications: MS Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. GIS experience preferred, but not required. Special Requirements: Valid Arizona driver's license  Must be available to work occasional evenings and/or Saturdays each month  Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com