Water Conservationist 2022 (20257585)

Regular Part-Time (20-24 hours/week)
Public Works
Central Valley
6/30/2022 at 5pm or until 100 applicants
$16.63-$20.60 Hourly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


2220 Magnolia Ave. Ceres, 95307



(Temporary/Part-Time, 20-24 hours/week)

Requires irregular hours, including evening and weekends


Incomplete, late, emailed, faxed and hard copy applications will NOT be accepted.

Resumes will NOT be considered in lieu of the required employment application.


Summary Description

Under general supervision of the Director of Public Works or his/her designee, performs public education and enforcement of the City’s water conservation program; performs work in the field driving a City vehicle; employee is expected to perform within the City of Ceres established procedures and guidelines and only receives occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise; This position requires working irregular hours and weekends.

Distinguishing Characteristics

This position is specific to driving a City water conservation car, but could include, more routine tasks and duties listed below. Employees are expected to perform within the City of Ceres established procedures and guidelines. Employees will only receive occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise.

Representative Duties

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

  1.       Enforce City Water Conservation rules and regulations.
  2.       Assist in public education of water conservation.
  3.       Handle complaints and answer questions from the public.
  4.       Issue warnings and fine notices for water use violations.
  5.       Perform water audits, issue water conservation kits and supplies as needed.
  6.       Maintain daily activity logs.
  7.       Manage city emails and requests, work orders and related database.
  8.       Attend training sessions for program implementation.
  9.       Assist in other areas as needed.
  10.       Perform related duties as required.


The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:

Report writing and file maintenance.

Principles of community relations.

Basic mathematical principles.

Safe work practices and policies.

Ability to:

Work with the variety of tools related to the public works water conservation program.

Perform day to day tasks under minimal supervision.

Learn to safely operate a variety of maintenance equipment.

Perform light to medium manual labor.

Perform semi-skilled maintenance duties.

Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with residents and internal staff.

Work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.

Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Possession of a high school diploma or GED certificate.

Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.


One (1) year of experience in customer service, code enforcement or public presentation work.

License or Certificate:

Must possess a valid California Driver License or have the ability to obtain one prior to employment.


Physical Demands and WORKING ENVIRONMENT

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Work is performed primarily in an outdoor field environment; travel from site to site; exposure to noise, dust, smoke, fumes, gases, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; work in or around water; exposure to hazardous traffic conditions; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain; incumbents may be required to respond to public calls after hours including evenings and weekends.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a field environment; to walk, stand, and sit for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, twist, grasp, and make repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate to heavy amounts of weight; to operate assigned equipment and vehicles; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.


Ideal Candidate

  • Customer service oriented
  • Outgoing
  • Personable
  • Presentation skills
  • Consistent
  • Patient
  • Persistent
  • Flexible


No benefits applicable with the exception of federal/state mandated benefits.

Special Instructions

Any required work experience as listed in the job description must be included in the WORK HISTORY section of this application for it to be considered and apply to your eligibility.



Those candidates whose strengths and qualifications most closely match the requirements of the Water Conservationist will be invited to an interview.  Applicants who achieve a passing score from the interview will be added to the Hiring Eligibility List (valid for six months) and a selection interview by the Department will determine the offer of employment.



Individuals with qualified disabilities as defined by the ADA and FEHA, who need reasonable accommodation to participate in any of the examinations administered by the City of Ceres, must notify the Human Resources Department in writing prior to the final filing date for this recruitment.  Official documentation of your functional limitations may be required.




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