Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District

Water Resources Specialist II or III (19964624)

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Resource Management
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South Bay
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Full-Time
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2/23/2020 at 5pm
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$87,792.00-$123,883.00 Annually
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Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


Location

330 Distel Circle Los Altos, 94022

Description

Water Resources Specialist II or III*

(classification title: Resource Management Specialist II or III)*

Resource Management Specialist II Annual Pay Range: $87,792-$109,650

Resource Management Specialist III Annual Pay Range: $99,211-$123,883

Plus full benefits including CalPERS pension

*Midpen determines hiring level depending on qualifications

Application Deadline: February 23, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

                                                                                                                            

Do you have a passion for protecting and preserving open space?  Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District is seeking a skilled and motivated Water Resources Specialist to join our team of resource management professionals working to protect and restore the natural environment within Midpen’s land in the Santa Cruz Mountains and the San Francisco Peninsula.  While there is regular field work, the ideal candidate will also bring strong communication, project management, and collaboration skills to the position.

About Midpen:  Midpen is a regional greenbelt system in the Santa Cruz Mountain region comprised of nearly 65,000 acres of land in 26 extraordinary open space preserves, permanently protected for public enjoyment and recreation. Midpen is a growing organization with a focused mission that guides our work, and where every employee makes an impact.  If you are looking for an outstanding opportunity to contribute to the legacy of open space protection and outdoor recreation, working with an incredible team of like-minded colleagues, we invite you to apply for this position!  We invite you to view our Working for Midpen video on our Employment Opportunities page.

About the Position: The Water Resources Specialist II or III is responsible for cataloging, organizing, tracking, and long-term planning for water resources management in the District’s open space preserves. In this position, you will manage and obtain water rights and water quality (Clean Water Act) permits and generate required reports for submittal to regulatory agencies and other governing bodies and engage in related activities in the restoration and management of aquatic resources. General responsibilities of this position will also include managing consultants and contractors; writing detailed technical summaries and reports for District staff and the public; preparing grant applications; and conducting surveys in the field.

Basic requirements include the knowledge of California water-related regulations, beneficial uses, and water rights. Knowledge of hydrology, principles and practices of aquatic resource management, water diversion and distribution systems, and environmental planning.  The ability to plan and conduct water use/ hydrological monitoring, analyze and interpret data, use GIS software, and prepare clear and concise reports, as well as to be able to secure and maintain records for regulatory agency permits, and manage complex projects utilizing consultants and contractors.  Knowledge of CEQA is desired, but not required.

The Water Resources Specialist II supports the Senior Resource Management Specialist and works in collaboration with other staff to facilitate complex projects. The Water Resource Specialist II may directly manage smaller projects and does not have any supervisory responsibilities.  This is a non-exempt/hourly position.

The Water Resources Specialist III has broad, technical experience with water resources, is self-directed, and works independently managing complex large-scale projects.  May supervise an intern.  This is an exempt/salaried position.

Work Environment: The Water Resources Specialist II and III functions within a team environment with other Resource Management staff. The position is located in Midpen’s District’s Los Altos office, reporting to the Senior Resource Management Specialist. Work will occur in both a field and office environments, with travel from site to site, and field data collection. When conducting field assignments, work may include traversing rough, difficult terrain in inclement or hot weather with exposure to poison oak.

Education & Experience

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Water Resources Specialist II: Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in watershed science/management, hydrology, water law/policy, engineering, ecology, biology, earth sciences or other closely related subject, and two years increasingly responsible experience in the field of resource planning and management. Requires excellent organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. A Master’s Degree is desirable.

Water Resources Specialist III: Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in watershed science/management, hydrology, water law policy, engineering, ecology, biology, earth sciences or other closely related subject, and three years increasingly responsible experience in the field of resource planning and management. Requires excellent organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. A Master’s Degree is desirable.

Licenses & Certifications Required:   Possession of a valid California Driver’s License.

Benefits: Midpen provides a competitive benefits package including health, life and disability insurance, CalPERS pension and paid leaves. Detailed information is available on the Benefits page of our website.

How to Apply: Apply online at CalOpps.org.  The application deadline is February 23, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.  CalOpps is unable to accept applications once the application window closes.

Apply online via CalOpps.org. 

The following application items are required:

1. Fully completed CalOpps employment application* 

2. Cover letter 

3. Resume 

4. Supplemental question responses

*Incomplete applications will not be considered for the position.  Applicants with the most relevant experience and qualifications suitable for the position will be contacted for an interview.

Recruitment Timeline: We recommend applicants’ schedules be open during this timeframe for panel interviews.

Midpen is unable to accommodate individual schedules.

First Interview: March 24, 2020

Final Interview/Written Exercise at our Los Altos Office: March 30, 2020

Estimated Start Date: April/May 2020

 

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation

by contacting the Human Resources department at 650-691-1200   

Put your passion for Open Space to work!

Benefits

Retirement Plan – CalPERS 2.5% @ 55 for Classic Members; 2.0% @ 62 for PEPRA Members. 

Social Security – District does not participate in Social Security; however, it does pay toward Medicare.

457 Deferred Compensation Plan - optional

Medical Plan – choice of HMO or PPO plans through CalPERS – District contributes towards insurance premiums.

Dental Plan - Delta Dental – District paid.

 Vision Plan – VSP – District paid.

Flexible Spending Plan – optional pre-tax,

·        Dependent Care Reimbursement Account

·        Medical Reimbursement Account

Life and AD&D Insurance – District paid.

Employee Assistance Program –District paid.

Vacation – starts at 15 days per year.

Personal Leave – 36 hours of leave per year.

Holidays – 11 paid holidays per year.

Sick Leave – 12 days per year – no cap on accumulation; up to 72 hours per year may be used for Family Sick Leave.

Special Instructions

How to Apply: Apply online at CalOpps.org.  The application deadline is February 23, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.  CalOpps is unable to accept applications once the application window closes.

Apply online via CalOpps.org. 

The following application items are required:

1. Fully completed CalOpps employment application* 

2. Cover letter 

3. Resume 

4. Supplemental question responses

 

*Incomplete applications will not be considered for the position.  Applicants with the most relevant experience and qualifications suitable for the position will be contacted for an interview.

Recruitment Contact

Contact phone: 
(650)691-1200
Contact email: