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WATER CONSERVATION ASSISTANT

City of Paso Robles
Staff Assistant III -
Water Conservation Assistant
Part-time, Seasonal
Approximately 25-30 hours per week
SALARY:
$18.25 - $19.75/hour
APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Monday, March 30, 2015, at 5:
00 p.m.
TENTATIVE INTERVIEW DATE:
Thursday, April 16th and Friday, April 17th, 2015
THE OVERALL JOB OBJECTIVE
Under general direction, performs a variety of duties including coordinating and distributing informational flyers, and performing water waste patrols. Work involves inspecting, patrolling, reporting, correcting, enforcing, documenting and investigating specific and general locations for ordinance violations. Work also involves progressive enforcement efforts beginning with constructive assistance and ending with the preparation and presentation of cases. Position requires extensive public contact. This is a seasonal assignment that typically covers the months of May through September. The individual selected will be required to work weekends and holidays.
TYPICAL DUTIES
o Create patrol schedule
o Distribute flyers door to door and at selected shopping centers
o Using either direct contact or indirect communication (door hangers, form letters or notice of violation forms), inform violators of observed non-compliance with water use restrictions, provide access to information on current water use restrictions and encourage voluntary corrective actions
o Respond to customer inquiries regarding excessive watering, water waste, and general water conservation questions
o Report to City staff and/or issue notices, warnings of violations of water misuse
o Inspect property locations and investigate complaints
o Maintain appropriate records and prepare documentation
o Perform other related duties as assigned
KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES
o Must be able to plan, organize, and complete work activities while minimizing travel times, maximizing coverage of water service area, and produce the greatest result in the workday
o Ability to read, understand, comprehend and recall applicable municipal codes, state regulations and ordinances related to water use restrictions
o Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, with the public and co-workers on technical matters
o Understanding of basic landscape irrigation systems
o Ability to use good judgment, common sense, and tact in securing the voluntary cooperation and compliance of property owners, tenants, and the general public
o Must possess effective problem solving skills, handle difficult situations, minimize conflict, and resolve non-compliance in a positive manner
o Must be able to read and interpret a City map and locate and drive to street addresses
o Establish priorities and manage separate activities simultaneously
o Deal sensitively, diplomatically and cooperatively with the public and staff
o Work flexible hours
o Ability to enforce applicable ordinance and codes with firmness, tact and impartiality
Education and
Experience:
High School Diploma or G.E.D. plus two years similar experience involving extensive public contact.
Special Requirements:
Possession of a valid California Class C Motor Vehicle Operator's License and satisfactory driving record.
Physical Requirements:
Ability to lift up to 30 pounds, and walk up to two miles in varying climates and temperature conditions.
APPLICATION PROCESS
Each applicant must submit a completed City Employment Application by the filing deadline, POSTMARKS NOT ACCEPTED. Persons interested in applying for this position should request an application from:
City of Paso Robles, 1000 Spring Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446. You may also call Human Resources at (805) 227-7233, or download an application at:
www.prcity.com/jobs. Resumes, while encouraged, will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. All statements made in the application materials are subject to verification. False statements will be cause for disqualification or discharge. Applications can be submitted in person or by mail to the address above.
SELECTION PROCEDURE
Applications will be reviewed for accuracy, completeness and job related qualifications. A limited number of persons whose applications clearly demonstrate they most closely meet the requirements may be invited to participate in the selection process which may be any combination of written, oral, and/or performance exams. Appointment is subject to successfully passing a pre-employment physical, background and criminal history check. Before starting work, applicants must present documentation of their identity, authorization to work in the United States, and a DMV driving record. Following appointment, a twelve month probationary period may be required as the final phase of the appointment process. The City will use the email you provide on the application for communication regarding this position.
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
o NOT APPLICABLE
All persons employed by the City of Paso Robles are designated as "Disaster Service Workers" as defined in the California Government Code Section 3100 and 3101.
An Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, and handicapped individuals are encouraged to apply.
The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract.




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