Contra Costa Water District
CA, Brentwood, United States
GENERAL JOB FUNCTION Contra Costa Water District (CCWD) is an innovative leader in water management and provides employees with a fast-paced and stable work environment that encourages professional growth and development. Formed in 1936 to provide water for irrigation and industry, CCWD is now one of the largest urban water districts in California and a leader in drinking-water treatment technology and source water protection. CCWD delivers safe, clean water to 500,000 people in central and eastern Contra Costa County in Northern California. Our mission is to strategically provide a reliable supply of high quality water at the lowest cost possible, in an environmentally responsible manner. We offer competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits such as medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 457 deferred compensation plan, retirement pension, vacation & holiday pay, plus a great working environment. CCWD has an exciting opportunity working out at Los Vaqueros Reservoir asanAssistant Watershed Resources Specialist. The position willassist with the overall protection, operation, and maintenance of the Los Vaqueros Watershed and District owned Conservation Lands. Collectively these lands total approximately 25,000 acres in Contra Costa, Alameda, and San Joaquin Counties. This position reports to the Los Vaqueros Watershed Office in Brentwood, CA and provides field and technical support to Watershed Resources Specialists and the Watershed Superintendent. Primary duties of this position include supporting the stewardship and protection of valuable natural and cultural resources, assisting with the implementation of compensatory habitat mitigation programs, ensuring compliance with various regulatory commitments and District directives, implementing the watershed's recreation program and maintaining support infrastructure. The position also provides biological monitoring, support tocontractors, patrols remote areas and enforces District ordinances, reports fire and medical emergencies, supports emergency responders, and assists professionals with watershed access. For a full listing of General Job Functions, please visit the following link: http://www.ccwater.com/605/Job-Descriptions EXAMPLES OF DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Provide field and technical assistance for maintenance of environmental mitigation facilities including pumping of stock ponds; repair and maintenance of cattle exclusion, salamander and kit fox fencing; and maintenance of wetland and oak mitigation sites. Assist with the preparation and execution of project plans related to wildland fire and vegetation management and control Perform field surveys and assist with botanical, and wildlife data collection activities, including nighttime spotlighting surveys, pond seining and hydrological monitoring of wetlands, identification of endangered plant and wildlife species, photomonitoring, and monitoring of residual dry matter. Provide field and technical assistance with the identification and control of noxious weeds, rodents, and feral pigs. Provide field and technical assistance for protection, maintenance, administration, and management of watershed recreation programs and projects. Patrol watershed for violations of District ordinances and cite violators. Prepare correspondence and reports for District staff and outside individuals and agencies. Perform general repairs of fences, facilities, roads, drainage structures, parking areas, picnic sites, and other watershed facilities. Provide information and assistance to the visiting public; assist with watershed stewardship educational program; conduct group tours, hikes, and other organized events; and assist with implementation of recreation programs. Assist with field data base management, maps and photo documents and assist with the preparation of reports including data summary tables, figures and technical writing. Administer and monitor recreational fee system for user compliance. Work weekend and irregular hours as scheduled for extended periods of time. Perform related duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: EDUCATION: Equivalent to two years of college course work in biological or other natural science. EXPERIENCE: Two years of experience in conducting environmental field surveys, mitigation monitoring or ecological restoration, preferably involving endangered plant and wildlife species. For a full listing of required knowledge, skills, and abilities, please visit the following link: http://www.ccwater.com/605/Job-Descriptions ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an invitation to the next step in the selection process.All candidate materials will be carefully evaluated and only those considered best qualified will be invited to the next step in the selection process; the written examination. Scores from the written exam will be blended with the scores from the applicationandsupplemental question responses. Candidates scoring the highest on the blended score will be invited to participate in the next step. All candidates will be notified of their status via email by no later than Friday, August 23, 2019. The TENTATIVE Written Examination date is Friday, August 30, 2019. The TENTATIVE Oral Panel Interviewdate isTuesday, September 10, 2019. The Contra Costa Water District (CCWD) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. A condition of employment for all CCWD positions includes successfully passing a Department of Justice Livescan fingerprint check and completion of the federal Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9. Additionally, in compliance with federal law, CCWD participates in E-Verify. Per Chapter 8, Division 4 of Title 1 of the California State Government Code, public employees are declared to be "Disaster Service Workers." As such, District employees may be called upon to support the activities of the District during an emergency situation. Additionally, in compliance with federal law,CCWDparticipates in E-Verify. Applicants requesting reasonable accommodation during any phase of the examination process are instructed to contact Human Resources at 925-688-8002.