The Utility Conservation Coordinator develops, implements and administers the City's water and electric conservation programs, demand side management programs and Public Benefits Programs; promotes effective conservation measures to assist in ensuring and protecting the availability of the City's water supply and electricity requirements. This position supervises, organizes, schedules and reviews the performance of the utilities conservation staff and serves as a liaison with community groups, businesses and other local government agencies; and performs related work as required.
Develops, plans, and implements electric and water conservation, demand side management, public benefits programs and audit programs; develops, organizes, and implements effective public information, education and public relations programs; provides information to the media and general public regarding the City's water and electric conservation and education programs; provide information and technical assistance to City staff and the general public on all issues concerning implementation of conservation practices and measures; maintains information and working knowledge of legislative mandates pertaining to water and electric conservation and demand side management issues; researches various sources of funding and write grant proposals; serves as project manager, including preparation of work plans, scope of work for professional services, monitoring program performance and compliance with program regulations; monitors contractor performance, and prepares reports and financial statements to verify program performance; researches and writes technical reports; prepares written and oral reports for City Council and compiles data and information to monitor program effectiveness; oversees utilities conservation staff in dealing with customer complaints and questions; handles the more difficult customer relations issues; and performs related work as required.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Substantial college coursework, typically at a bachelor's degree in Natural Resource Management, Environmental Studies, Public Relations or related field, and three years of increasingly responsible experience in the development and coordination of municipal utility conservation programs.
Substitution: Qualifying experience may be substituted for up to two years of college course work on the basis of two years of qualifying experience for one year of college. Formalized conservation courses and certifications may be considered toward college course work requirement.