Conservation Assistant

American Water Works Association (AWWA) - Torrance, CA (30+ days ago)

California Water Service (Cal Water) invites you to pursue a career with the largest investor-owned American water utility west of the Mississippi River and the third-largest publicly traded water utility in the country. Formed in 1926, the San Jose-based company was named one of the Bay Area's Top Workplaces several years in a row. Cal Water employees pride themselves on sharing a commitment to being the leader in providing its customers and communities with traditional and innovative utility services.

Cal Water offers a generous total compensation package. We have competitive salaries and match a portion of employees' contributions to their Company 401(k). In addition, we provide a Company-funded pension plan, great healthcare benefits that provide coverage to employees and dependents, and generous tuition reimbursement. In addition, employees receive 11 paid holidays and three floating holidays per year, and two weeks of sick leave and vacation.

We are committed to hiring the best candidates, developing current employees, and promoting from within. Continuous improvement and employee development opportunities allow employees to acquire knowledge and skills necessary to progress and reach your career goals.

The Conservation Assistant is responsible for determining customer program eligibility, tracking conservation program activity, and administrative functions of the Drought Management & Conservation Department. The Conservation Assistant reports to the Conservation Manager and is not responsible for supervising other employees. This position is located in Torrance, CA.

Tracks Cal Water’s district conservation programs and makes recommendations for improvements
Prepares written and verbal reports regarding program activity
Assists the Conservation Manager with short and long-term departmental and district conservation program planning
Determines and creates needed requisitions and change orders; researches, gathers, and enters information into various databases
Processes invoices and receives on Purchase Orders
Reviews customer program applications to determine eligibility
Digitizes and organizes customer applications and other departmental information
Updates Customer Care and Billing (CC&B) with information related to water-use restriction violations and customer program participation
Participates in and supports the Company’s Continuous Improvement program and projects
Attends meetings and training as directed by California Water Service
Performs other similar duties as assigned

High School diploma
Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies, Water Resources or related field and/or equivalent relevant experience desirable
Must obtain AWWA Water Use Efficiency Practitioner, Grade 1 Certification within 12 months
Knowledge of applicable State, Federal and local laws and regulations
Ability to perform basic mathematic functions to calculate figures and analyze results
Ability to organize work to meet changing schedules and high-pressure situations
Ability to use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or verbal instructions
Exceptional ability to communicate new information effectively, both verbally and in writing, in a tactful and persuasive manner
Excellent interpersonal skills, enthusiasm, and commitment to outstanding customer service
Must be proficient in personal computer skills including Microsoft Office and CC&B
Valid California Driver License
Deadline to submit resume is Wednesday, May 2, 2018.

The Equal Opportunity Policy of the Company is based upon the philosophy that all people should be treated fairly and with dignity. California Water Service, Hawaii Water Service Company, New Mexico Water Service Company and Washington Water Service Company do not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other protected class. The Company makes all employment decisions in a non-discriminatory manner. EOE, VET, DISABILITIES