Job title: Water Resources Analyst / Water Resources Manager
Company: C I T Y O F V I S A L I A
Job description: City of Visalia invites your application for Water Resources Analyst / Water Resources Manager (Depending on Qualifications).
Are you looking to be on the cutting edge of a developing industry in the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California? The City of Visalia is offering an exciting career opportunity that will allow you to be at the forefront of its vital and developing water resources management and conservation efforts.
THE POSITION: The City is recruiting for the position of Water Resources Analyst/Water Resources Manager (depending on qualifications). We are seeking a dynamic, committed individual that will help the City address one of its most pressing problems, maximizing our ground and surface water resources in a manner that will enable Visalia to grow and prosper in the future.
Current challenges facing this Division include:
- Implementation of the Groundwater Sustainability Plan and involvement in the Mid-Kaweah Groundwater Sustainability Act in a time while many of the policies and laws are still being developed and interpreted.
- State requirements for indoor and outdoor water use that will likely result in major paradigm shifts in the community.
- Establishing tracking systems and data evaluation protocols for water usage, recharge, exchanges, developing water markets and other water related uses.
- Ever-evolving legislation at both the State and Federal level that could impact water supplies in and around Visalia.
- Understanding the complex California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) and how their rate structure processes can impact water investments and water rates in Visalia.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE will be someone that is pursuing a meaningful career, has a passion for water and resource issues and wants to be on the cutting edge of this developing area. The incumbent must be professional, responsive, innovative, and a self-starter who is dedicated to improving the water supply in our community and can provide thoughtful leadership in this developing policy area. The City is looking for someone who demonstrates they can grasp, analyze and make recommendations about complex issues, while also being able to translate the plans, programs and outcomes needed to the general population. The ability to establish, build, and maintain strong and effective working relationships with a diverse set of stakeholders is imperative, as is strong communication skills and excellent customer service ethics.
Qualifications include graduation from an accredited college or university with major work in geology, hydrology, engineering, environmental studies, business, public administration, or a related field and three years increasingly responsible administrative experience. If hired at the Analyst level, the expectation is that the incumbent will develop the expertise and knowledge to be moved to a Manager level at the discretion of management.
THE CITY AND DEPARTMENT: Visalia is a full service city that employs over 600 full-time employees and approximately 200 hourly employees, and has a total 2020/2021 budget of $224.6 million. The City’s financial health is positive and Visalia has enjoyed a strong financial history. Visalia has also been effective and efficient in its community planning, which has led to an active, vibrant and heavily visited downtown, a strong retail/commercial corridor and a thriving industrial area. The Water Resources Management Division was recently restructured from a more broad based resources approach to a focus primarily on water, given its importance to the success of the community and the region in the future. This position will work on regional issues, plans and projects, but will also be directly involved in water conservation in our community, including the implementation of water education that can lead to enforcement measures with a focus on education. This position will be the City’s representative on a number of water related boards in which the City holds stock, and will oversee water contracts, as well as coordinating the City’s oversight of the CPUC rate review process with California Water Service. Supervisory responsibilities include the management of one full-time position and several hourly employees.
THE COMMUNITY: If work-life balance is important to you, consider living in a thriving community that offers the most affordable housing in California with a typical commute time of less than 20 minutes. With a population of over 138,000, Visalia offers small town charm with metropolitan amenities. Visalia has a world class health care system, our own Sequoia Symphony Orchestra, a flourishing arts community, a minor league baseball team, a downtown convention center, and numerous fine dining establishments.
As the Tulare County seat, Visalia is the principal retail center in the region, and home to several large industrial employers. Visalia has a vibrant downtown district, safe neighborhoods, excellent schools, institutions for higher learning, and low cost of living. The City has many community parks, organized team sports, a municipal golf course and private country club, a multi-sport family-oriented regional sports park, and numerous outdoor and recreational activities.
Located in the heart of California’s San Joaquin Valley, Visalia offers easy access to the nearby mountains, national parks, lakes and rivers which provide year-round opportunities for sports and recreation within an hour or less. Visalia was ranked as the top Central Valley community and one of seven California cities in the top 25 of Gallup Sharecare’s latest State of American Well Being Index. Our strong sense of community and social well-being keeps Visalians happy, healthy and moving forward. Come discover all Visalia has to offer!
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
The City of Visalia offers a competitive total compensation package that includes:
- Monthly salary range: Analyst – $6,427-$8,080 / Manager – $7,686-$9,662
- CalPERS retirement program
- Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
- Onsite City Health and Wellness Clinic (no out of pocket expenses)
- Paid Holidays, Vacation, Sick Leave and much more…
Visit www.visalia.city for detailed benefit information
Location: Visalia, CA
Job date: Fri, 19 Mar 2021 08:30:08 GMT
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