Bargaining Unit: Office and Clerical Employee Unit
Salary Code: 23
Fair Labor Standards Act Designation: Exempt
Revision Date: December 28, 2021
Under general supervision of the Supervisor of Resources, plans, organizes, directs, analyzes, coordinates, and monitors District activities related to environmental and regulatory issues affecting water supply projects that protect and enhance the District’s water supply and land resources, acquisition of water supplies from various sources and scheduling delivery to the District; Sustainable Groundwater Management Act and the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
The information below is meant to serve as examples of the job duties and responsibilities for this classification. This list is neither inclusive nor exclusive, but indicative of several types of duties performed.
- Coordinates the development of plans, strategies, studies, and analyses to comply with environmental regulations, which may include site visits, and report findings to management or other agencies.
- Prepares and presents pertinent information to the District’s water users and Board of Directors.
- Develops, manages, and prepares materials and information to comply with the regulatory requirements.
- Coordinates District activities related to the scheduling and delivery of water to the District with Federal, State and other water agencies.
- Coordinates District activities related to the scheduling and delivery of electric power to District facilities.
- Oversees the preparation and submission of required reports and applications to regulatory agencies responsible for monitoring environmental compliance issues, and serves as a project manager for special studies and reports.
- Develops, analyzes, and recommends alternative water resource operating plans, short and long-term water supply enhancement projects, and improvements to District operations to maximize compliance with environmental laws and regulations.
- Provides input and analyzes results of complex spread sheets and data base models to provide estimates of District water supplies.
- Negotiates, coordinates, processes, and schedules water transfers and exchanges from other water districts and authorizes water allocations to water users.
- Monitors and analyzes pending legislation, technical developments, and proposed regulations impacting environmental compliance issues and District water supplies or operations, and reports on their impact to management.
- Oversees the coordination of the District’s various groundwater management and monitoring programs with District staff, consultants, and other agencies.
- Monitors and analyzes the operation of the Central Valley Project, State Water Project, and other water projects that may affect District water supplies.
- Serves as a District representative on committees, task forces, work groups, and at meetings and hearings as directed, and consults with other agencies and institutions engaged in related research.
- Interprets and applies District policies, rules, and procedures related to water transfers and the delivery of water supplies to the District for water users, consultants, and other agencies.
- Coordinates District activities related to land use and planning on District owned lands.
- Operates a computer and a variety of software and programs used to make engineering calculations, monitoring data entry, and recognizing and correcting errors in databases.
- Assists management in the preparation and administration of departmental budgets.
- Prepares grant applications and administers funds awarded to District projects.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience: Any combination of equivalent education and experience that has led to the acquisition of the knowledge required by the position. A typical way of acquiring the knowledge would be:
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in
Environmental Science, Earth Science, Engineering disciplines, Agricultural
Engineering, Business Administration or a related field and four (4) years of experience in water district operations or agricultural water management, including water quality and project management responsibilities.
- Federal and state legislative and regulatory processes.
- District policies and procedures, and regulatory requirements.
- Principles and practices of environmental compliance program administration.
- Fundamentals of specification and technical report writing and data collection, management, and analyses techniques.
- Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program, Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, Endangered Species Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, Clean Water Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and California Environmental Quality Act.
- Methods and techniques of analyzing and mitigating environmental incidents and occurrences.
- Central Valley Project and State Water Project facilities, operations, and water allocation and accounting procedures.
- Principles of land and water resources research.
- Water transfers and exchanges in California.
- Principles of ecology, hydrology, and basic science, including chemistry, biology, geology, and microbiology.
- Land use practices with reference to their general effect on human health and the environment.
- Effects of drainage water and its interactions on the environment.
- Understand and execute oral and written instruction.
- Assemble and analyze complex detailed information.
- Interpret and analyze difficult technical reports and data.
- Prepare and maintain accurate records and files.
- Operate modern office equipment including computer and related software to perform required duties.
- Manage data in Geographic Information Systems.
- Interact tactfully and courteously with the public, employees, and other staff.
- Establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships at all organizational levels as well as with the public.
- Operate a District vehicle observing legal and defense driving practices.
- Possess the physical characteristics to perform the critical and important duties of the job.
- Travel may be required to attend meetings.
- Possess a valid California Class C Driver’s License with a driving record acceptable to the District’s automobile insurance provider.