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Environmental services Specialist

City of Ventura, CA
Ventura County, California, US
Closing date
Dec 1, 2021

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Academic / Research, Government
Conservation science
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Employment Type
Full time
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The City of Ventura's Water Department is looking for an Environmental Services Specialist with the drive and enthusiasm to deliver innovative quality environmental programs. We are seeking candidates who excel in an organization that values collaboration, enthusiasm, and new ideas.

Ventura Water is dedicated to providing the community with quality water and wastewater services, 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. As environmental stewards, our goal is to integrate water management to create long-term health and economic benefits for our community. As financial stewards, our goals are to operate and invest wisely in maintenance and renewal projects

Under direction, the Environmental Services Specialist performs professional and technical duties such as conducting water conservation surveys and providing day to day administrative support for outreach and public engagement. With the persistent drought, water conservation has become critically important to the City and has increased the focus and workload related to water conservation. This position is critical to effectively coordinating these tasks.

If you have enthusiasm for environmental sustainability issues and a broad understanding of water efficiency, conservation and resource programs, this position may be for you! Through education, training and/or experience, you must have the ability to:

* actively engage with the public and organizations to work cooperatively to address environmental issues,
* provide exemplary customer service while educating residents about water conservation and investigating water wasting complaints when they occur,
* provide Water Conservation Manager Software support and Meter Data Management Customer Connect support to maintain relevant data, and
* assist in writing articles for publication and updating the Ventura Water's website.

The City of Ventura offers a rewarding career in Environmental Services that allows you to maximize your potential and receive recognition for your talents. Joinour team as we align our workforce to better serve our community together - they're counting on us!

Currently, there is one full-time, position available. This recruitment may be also used to fill future vacancies.

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City of Ventura

The City of Ventura is located just north of Los Angeles County and south of Santa Barbara County and is frequently considered one of America's most desirable places to live. The Cityis a full-service municipality that was founded in 1782, incorporated in 1866, andserves nearly 110,000 residents within its 32 square miles. With nearly 600 employees, the City is dedicated to delivering key services to our businesses, residents, and visitors to ensure Ventura remains a fiscally stable, economically vibrant, safe, clean, and desirable community.

Locals and visitors enjoyVentura'simpressive park system that includes 32 parks and historic sites, and more than 800 acres of open green space. The City offers a remarkable year-round climate, friendly people, anda spectacular coastline. Ventura is an exciting location for a variety of outdoor activities such as biking, hiking, kayaking, paddle-boarding, sailing, surfing, whale watching and windsurfing. Other activities include the Channel Islands National Park, championship golf, world-class shopping, wine tours, and more. Learn moreabout the City of Ventura at

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Benefits and Additional Information

The City offers a total compensation package that includes both a generous salary and other benefits! Refer to thebenefits tab on the job posting for more information.

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete an online City Job Application and supplemental questionnaire by the filing deadline,Monday, November 22, 2021, at 5:30 p.m.

For additional information on the duties and responsibilities of the position, refer to the job descriptions located on the City's Career Page or by clicking hereEnvironmental Services Specialist.

If you have questions about the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources Minimum Qualifications

A combination of education, training, and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in environmental studies, water resources management, public or business administration, or a closely related field, supplemented by one year of professional experience in researching, planning, or implementation of environmental management programs are required.

License: Possession of a valid class C driver license or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

When assigned to K-12 classroom presentations, incumbent is required to undergo live scan fingerprinting and provide proof of a negative tuberculosis test result issued within the last two years.

Selection Process

Submit an online City job application and supplemental questionnaire by the filing deadline or first review date It is important that your City job application show all the relevant education, training, and experience you possess. Resumes, CVs and cover letters may be attached to your application but will not be accepted in lieu of a completed job application or supplemental questionnaire. Submitting an incomplete application or supplemental questionnaire, may disqualify you from further consideration in the recruitment process.

Application Filing Deadline:

Applications and supplemental questions will be accepted untilMonday, November 22, 2021, at 5:30 p.m.

Application Review Process:

All applications and supplemental questionnaires submitted will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in this job announcement. Candidates will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience, training and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process. Candidates will be notified about their status after the filing deadline.

Department Selection Interview:

A select number of candidates will be invited to a qualifying panel interview process that is tentatively scheduled for the week ofDecember 13, 2021. Select candidates will be notified of specifics after the filing deadline. Please note, given the current COVID-19 situation, initial panel interviews may be conducted via video teleconference. Selected applicants will be notified of specifics at the appropriate time.

The department selection interviews will be scheduled promptly after the panel interview process is completed.

The Eligibility List established for this classification may be used to fill other regular and temporary vacancies at the discretion of the City.

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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you need an accommodation in a selection process, please notify the Human Resources Department in writing by the final filing date of the position you are interested in. The Human Resources address is: 501 Poli Street, Room 210, Ventura, CA 93001, (805) 654-7853, e-mail:

Diversity and Inclusion

The City of Ventura values human rights, goodwill, respect, inclusivity, equality, and recognizes that the City derives its strength from a rich diversity of thoughts, ideas, and contributions. As leaders in public service, we aspire to be an employer of choice by promoting an organizational culture that reflects these core values. We seek to attract, develop, and retain a talented and dedicated workforce where people of diverse races, genders, religions, cultures, political affiliations, and lifestyles thrive. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment that empowers our employees to provide the highest level of service to our community of residents and businesses; they're counting on us.

The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to attract qualified applicants from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law. We aim to create an environment that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our workforce. We welcome you to join our team!
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