Water Conservation Specialist

Department: Water and Wastewater
Division: Water Treatment
Hourly rate: $16.52 – $24.78

Summary

This part-time position involves coordinating the City’s water and wastewater (reuse) system customer activities, water conservation, AMR water use reports and public education programs. Work is performed under the supervision of the Water and Wastewater Division Chief and is reviewed by results achieved.

Essential functions

  • Monitor AMR inconsistencies, high water users and assist homeowner in correcting potential problems.
  • Inspect irrigation systems for proper functionality, assist homeowner to reset irrigation controllers, adjust sprinklers.
  • Recommend to homeowner irrigation spray head replacement/repair as needed.
  • Meet with homeowners, check daily for proper function of irrigation systems, pumps, valves, timers, and irregular flows generated from the AMR reports; inform customers of current rules, regulations and ordinances for water conservation, irrigation use and AMR capabilities.
  • Maintain inventory and purchase necessary supplies; maintain records for job performance and daily and monthly reports.
  • Investigate and assist homeowners in identifying high water usage and provide technical assistance in repairs or corrective action.
  • Must follow all government rules and regulations.
  • Communicate effectively with all staff, vendors and the public.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the City of Winter Park Core Competencies.

Perform other work as assigned.

Please note: The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

Knowledge, skills & abilities

  • Knowledge of irrigation systems and components; wastewater treatment and water quality; backflow prevention and cross-connection control; and functions and repair of pumps and piping.
  • Knowledge of water conservation practices, irrigation system repair and maintenance and general knowledge of current rules, regulations and ordinances related to water conservation.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of the use of common hand tools and mechanical equipment.
  • Excellent oral and written skills; ability to work with the public in a courteous and tactful manner.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Two (2) years’ experience in a related field.
  • Knowledge of irrigation systems and components; functions of pumps and piping.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local rules and regulations.
  • An equivalent combination of the required education and experience may be considered.

Certifications and Training

  • Possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver license.
  • All certifications must be current at the time of application and must be maintained as a condition of continued employment.

Environmental

Tasks require work be performed in adverse environmental conditions.

Physical

This is medium work requiring the exertion of 75 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently and up to 25 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, and grasping.

Sensory

Tasks require manual dexterity in addition to visual and hearing acuity and oral communications abilities.