The City of Tulare is currently recruiting to fill the position of Conservation Coordinator. We have one immediate vacancy and an eligible list will also be established to fill future vacancies in this classification for a period of up to six months.
The City of Tulare is a vibrant and steadily growing community with a population of 67,834 located in the heart of California's Central Valley. The city provides a full-range of services to our citizens. The organization, staffed with 368 full-time employees, enjoys a culture of fiscal conservatism, collaboration, teamwork and dedication to public service and our community.
We appreciate your interest in the position and look forward to the opportunity to consider you as an applicant. To be considered for this position applicants must submit an application with detailed information in each section of the application: Education, Work Experience, Certificates and Licenses, and Skills. Resumes may be attached but will not be accepted in lieu of a complete, detailed application.
The dates associated with the various steps of our recruitment process are outlined in this job posting. Please be sure to make note of the dates and plan now to participate in each phase of the process.
Applicants that meet the minimum qualifications for the position will be invited to participate in the interview process. Applicants will be notified via email of their status once our screening process is complete, on or before Wednesday, August 17th at 5 p.m.
Under general supervision, provides lead direction and participates in the coordination of a variety of environmental programs in the areas of integrated waste management, water conservation, recycling, household hazardous waste, air quality, and other resources.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives general supervision from the Management Analyst. No regular supervision of staff is exercised, but this position provides oversight and guidance to staff as assigned.
This position is a single position class. Receiving general direction from the Public Works Director, the incumbent provides lead direction and participates in the development, coordination, and promotion of the City’s environmental programs, resource recovery and waste reduction programs; monitors recycling contracts to insure compliance with performance requirements; and evaluates the effectiveness of recycling activities and water conservation efforts.
Education and 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:
Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in Business Administration, Public Administration, Environmental Studies, or related field; and one (1) year of experience in the development, implementation and administration of waste reduction, recycling programs, and/or water conservation measures, or closely related environmental experience.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver’s License by time of appointment.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, within twelve (12) months of the date of entry into the position, a Water Use Efficiency Grade I Certificate issued by the California-Nevada American Water Works Association.
Environmental issues and concerns related to solid, hazardous and recoverable waste collection and disposal and water conservation.
Materials, equipment, markets, and methods used in waste reduction and recycling activities.
Principles and practices of public administration, including finance, reporting, recordkeeping, statistics, administrative research, and program planning.
State and local laws and regulations as they apply to water conservation programs, water resource management, and the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.
Contract and grant administration principles.
Project and contract management.
Short and long-range organizational planning.
Record keeping and filing principles and practices.
Practices and activities common to natural resource conservation programs.
Methods and procedures used in conservation enforcement including citation issuance procedures.
Occupational hazards and standard safety practices necessary in the area of conservation enforcement.
Practices for documenting inspections, and correcting violations.
Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and software applications.
Safety equipment and practices related to the work.
Basic report preparation and presentation.
Business arithmetic and basic statistical techniques.
Computer applications related to the work, including data tracking, word processing, desk top publishing, and basic spreadsheet applications.
English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation.
Techniques for dealing with and solving the problems presented by a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds, in person and over the telephone.
Techniques for providing a high level of customer service to the public and City staff, in person and over the telephone.
Techniques for dealing effectively with the public, vendors, contractors and City staff.
Safe driving rules and practices.
Interpret, apply, and explain Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations, including administrative and departmental policies and procedures.
Research, understand, interpret and apply complex rules, regulations, ordinances, policies and procedures.
Analyze and interpret federal, state, and local laws and regulations relating to waste reduction, recycling, water conservation and environmental programs.
Analyze data, draw logical conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.
Gather and analyze data and prepare clear and concise reports.
Independently evaluate and resolve situations, including those that require substantial judgement.
Organize and coordinate the activities of community recycling groups through program planning and implementation.
Communicate effectively with individuals and groups, both orally and in writing.
Respond to inquiries, complaints, and requests for service in a fair, tactful, and timely manner.
Exercise tact and discretion in dealing with the public and handling difficult situations and sensitive information.
Independently evaluate and resolve situations.
Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and specialized software application programs.
Read and interpret maps and plans.
Establish, maintain, and research files.
Enter and retrieve data from a computer with sufficient speed and accuracy to perform assigned work.
Organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
Use English effectively to communicate in person, and in writing.
Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Tulare is a full-service Charter City with more than 350 employees in the departments of Administration, Finance, Human Resources, Community Development, Public Works, General Services, Police, and Fire. Healthy revenue sources include good sales tax, a utility user’s tax and a 9½% local sales tax.
The City is governed by a five-member City Council elected by district. Adopted goals by the City Council include priorities in the areas of Public Health and Safety, Stewardship of Revenue and Assets, Quality of Life, and Community Governance and Communication. The City owns and operates its own water, sewer/pollution control, and solid waste municipal utility enterprises.
The City has a total budget of $102 million with an operating budget of $91 million and a capital improvement budget of $13 million. Stability is a keystone of Tulare having only four City Managers in close to 46 years. Like many local government agencies, the city has recruited and appointed its leadership team with the goal of continuously improving towards the goal of “excellence” in local government.
Situated in the Central San Joaquin Valley along Highway 99, just 47 miles south of Fresno and... 64 miles north of Bakersfield, our mid-state location benefits businesses needing same-day access to key California markets as well as residents seeking recreational opportunities in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains to the east and the spectacular California coastline to the west.