2022-06-10 2022-07-01

Environmental Services Specialist

Coachella Valley Water District
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Palm Desert, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 83758
  • Organization Website
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Palm Desert, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 83758
  • Organization Website

To apply, please visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cvwd

Position may close early if enough qualified applications are received.

Coachella Valley Water District is a multifaceted water agency that delivers irrigation and domestic (drinking) water, collects and recycles wastewater, provides regional storm water protection, replenishes the groundwater basin and promotes water conservation. The service area covers approximately 1,000 square miles from the San Gorgonio Pass to the Salton Sea, mostly within the Coachella Valley in Riverside County, California. CVWD is actively recruiting for an Environmental Services Specialist and invites all qualified candidates to apply.

The Environmental Services Specialist is a leader in the Water Resources Division of the Environmental Services Department whose responsibilities include implementation of the Coachella Valley Salt and Nutrient Management (SNMP) Groundwater Monitoring Workplan, assisting with preparation of Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) Annual Reports and Alternative Plan Updates, coordination of Coachella Valley Irrigated Lands Coalition surface and groundwater monitoring, preparation of the annual report on Water Supply and Replenishment Assessment; and preparation and submittal of Water Rights Progress Reports. Tasks required to fulfill these duties include but are not limited to data review, validation, tracking, QA/QC, and utilization of the Laboratory Information System (LIMS); coordination with private well owners, cities, partner agencies and other stakeholders; coordinating with internal CVWD departments; representing CVWD to external customers; mapping well locations and water quality data using GIS software; preparing technical reports including summarizing data with tables and maps; conducting field investigations; managing grants and contracts; tracking and processing invoices; preparing staff reports for board agenda items; and responding to internal and external data requests.

TITLE: Environmental Services Specialist

SRN A37: $6,766 - $9,308 Monthly, Nonexempt

Bargaining Unit: CVWDEA

Department: Environmental Services

Section: Water Resources

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:
Reports to: Water Resources Supervisor
Supervises the following positions: N/A

ALONG WITH YOUR RESUME, PLEASE INCLUDE A COVER LETTER AND TECHNICAL WRITING SAMPLE

DEFINITION:
Under general direction, performs technical environmental services work related to gathering, summarizing, evaluating and reporting water quality or water resources data and implementing water quality or water resources programs related to water supply and water quality in the fields of irrigation, domestic water, sanitation and stormwater

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Review, research and evaluate proposed water quality or water resources regulations and prepare water quality or water resources division reports

  2. Prepare schedules and delegate assignments to environmental services coordinators, environmental services technicians and aides

  3. Interpret water quality or water resources data and prepare technical reports and correspondences in response to requests from regulatory agencies, consultants and the public

  4. Perform special studies and research related to water quality or water resources as assigned

  5. Attend meetings related to water quality or water resources as a CVWD representative and prepare meeting summaries, evaluations and recommendations for lead water quality or water resources division personnel

  6. Prepare standard monitoring procedures and implement water quality or water resources monitoring programs with a minimum amount of supervision

  7. Review, summarize and analyze complex water quality or water resources data

  8. Allied functions related to regulatory compliance, monitoring, analysis and reporting for water quality and water supply issues in the fields of sanitation, domestic water, irrigation and stormwater

See http://www.cvwd.org/175/Job-Descriptions for full job description.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

License/Certifications: Valid California Operators license issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles. Department of Motor Vehicles driving record may influence employment or classification.

Experience: Any combination of training and experience, which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying. A typical way would be to have three years of experience as an environmental services coordinator working with water quality, water resources, laboratory, and regulatory issues in an irrigation, domestic water, sanitation and stormwater or similar environment.

Education: A Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science, Engineering, Chemistry, Biology or a related field from an accredited college or university is required.

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at WaterDistrictJobs.com.