Water Conservation Education Specialist (Teacher)

Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency
27234 Bouquet Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91350
United States

Application Closing Date
Degree Required
From $30.85 To $37.59
Per Hour
Employment Type
Work Schedule

Job Description

This is a continuous recruitment.
The first review of applications will take place on June 24, 2019.

Part-Time Position
FLSA: Non-Exempt

This position will develop, plan, promote, and conduct instructional and public outreach relations programs on water conservation and environmental awareness for schools, public interest groups, visitors, and other individuals and groups. This position receives direction from the Lead Water Conservation Education Specialist.
Examples of Duties
Depending upon assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Provides personal instruction and explanation to classes, tour groups, and individuals.
  • Develops and prepares educational and informational materials for water conservation and environmental awareness programs, including newsletters, photo displays, slide shows, news releases, brochures, and other materials.
  • In cooperation with agency staff, consultants, and local teachers, assists in the development of manuals, texts, workbooks, or related materials for use in implementing the Agency's educational programs.
  • Develops, schedules, and conducts workshops, facility tours, and water conservation and environmental education programs.
  • Assists in developing and refining program objectives consistent with the Agency's long-term water conservation and community outreach goals; develops program concepts based on objectives and planned outcomes.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.
Job Requirements
Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of

Principles of presentation, preparation and delivery.
Methods of communicating with children of varying age.
Education principles, practices, and techniques.
State of California Education Curriculum Framework.
Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.

Ability to

Speak effectively before groups of varying size and age.
Analyze and respond to feedback regarding program and presentation.
Read and interpret information related to water conservation and convert into an age-appropriate presentation.
Read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
Effectively operate a personal computer and software.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Plan, organize, and implement a variety of environmental educational services and programs.
Identify needs for program and curriculum modification; address and implement modifications.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with Agency staff, outside organizations, and the public.
Follow safety practices and procedures in the workplace.

Additional Requirements:

Follow directions from a supervisor
Interact well with co-workers, outside regulators and contractors
Understand and follow posted work rules and procedures


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

Experience - One year of experience preparing and presenting educational material to children.

Training - Successful completion of the CBEST - California Educator Credentialing Examinations or possession of a California Teaching Credential is required. A valid copy of your CBEST or Credential must be submitted when applying.

Licenses and Certifications - Possession of a valid California driver's license may be required at the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a physical disability will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Physical, Mental, and Environmental Working Conditions - Position requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, and bending, and in the performance of daily activities. The position also requires grasping, repetitive hand movement, and fine coordination in preparing reports using a computer keyboard. Additionally, the position requires near and far vision in reading written reports and work related documents. Acute hearing is required when providing phone and personal service. Additionally, the need to lift, drag, and push files, paper, and documents weighing up to 25 pounds is required.

Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, as well as outdoors being exposed to a variety of weather conditions such as wind, heat and cold. Employees may interact with staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations.

Contacts - Regular contact and interaction with all levels of staff and external personnel furnishing or obtaining information.

Read the job notice thoroughly, note the minimum requirements of the position, and compile any information or documents necessary for the application. Complete and submit your application along with supporting documents such as resume and cover letter. It is important that your application is complete and thorough. Please include all requested information including education, certifications, and relevant experience.

Be advised that, while you may submit a resume with your application, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Incomplete applications will likely be rejected.

Human Resources administers the Agency's recruitment procedures ensure a fair and unbiased selection. Applications may be removed from the process if they are incomplete or where the applicant does not meet the minimum qualifications. Accepted applicants will interview before an unbiased, multiparty interview and scoring panel. Interviewed applicants will be scored on areas such as education, experience, demonstrated qualifications, communication skills, and interview presentation, among others. While seniority is considered, the Agency will choose the best qualified candidate regardless of time at the Agency. The Agency strives to fill each position with the most qualified candidate.

Applicants will be provided notification electronically to the email provided in the application. To check the status of a submitted job application and to track the recruitment process, log in to governmentjobs.com by clicking the "Applicant Login" button on the Agency's Job Opportunities page. Once you sign in, you will be directed to your Applications page where you can view the status of Submitted (and Incomplete) applications.

The Agency selects applicants on the basis of applicant qualifications and prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religious or political affiliation, creed, citizenship status, military service status, marital status, pregnancy, age (over 40), national origin, ancestry, medical condition, physical or mental disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.

The Agency will make reasonable accommodations for disabilities, both in the application process and in the performance of the job. Any applicant who requires an accommodation in the application process should contact Human Resources for assistance.

Questions or concerns related to the Agency's Equal Opportunity Employer policy or any request for reasonable accommodation should be directed to Human Resources at (661) 297-1600.

Apply online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/scvwater.

Online Agency application is required.