Pay Range: $40.00 – $50.00/hr.
Provost & Pritchard provides water system management and technical assistance to small communities across California through two State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) programs: the Administrator Program and the Technical Assistance (TA) Provider Program. This position will be working with P&P program managers and in coordination with a set of technical experts both internal and external to P&P, including project engineers, planners, and specialists as well as subcontractors. The Coordinator will provide overall project management (budget, deliverables, schedule) with extra emphasis on engaging with communities and facilitating communication between the community members, water system governing bodies, technical experts, and the SWRCB.
- Serve as primary point of contact with manager and/or governing body of rural water systems
- Develop scope of services, budget, and schedule for community assistance activities
- Attend community meetings in-person (may include evenings and weekends and/or overnight travel)
- Conduct community outreach to assess water system needs
- Organize and attend meetings and coordinate with SWRCB staff and other stakeholder agencies
- Research and understanding SWRCB program requirements
- Prepare funding assistance application packages
- Coordinate with engineers and planners on engineering studies and design, and environmental studies for compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
- Monitor and manage deliverables, budget and schedule for community assistance services
- Assist communities in compliance with grant funding agreement requirements
- Four-year college degree or eight or more years related work experience and/or training as described below; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Combination of education and work experience in some of the following fields:
- Stakeholder engagement, social science, policy, urban or rural planning or development
- Drinking water services, water resources, water supply, water conservation
- Environment, natural resources, natural or physical science
- Engineering, technology, data, GIS, infrastructure, construction
- Familiarity with small water systems and ability to proficiently converse about their technical, operational, and management needs
- Project management experience including managing, or helping to manage: scope, budgets, schedule, teams, deliverables, contracts, and subconsultants
- Relationship management experience including some of the following:
- Community engagement, outreach, informal public relations
- Facilitation and meeting management skills
- Client/funder-facing grant management
- Strong communication skills including effective listening, professional written and verbal communication in English (and in Spanish is a plus)
- Ability to work independently and in teams, including proactively planning the project
- Effectively communicate and problem-solve with wide variety of stakeholders including program staff, accounting staff, subcontractors, counterparts at water utilities, funder (client), and water system customers.
- Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, and Teams (Microsoft 365).
- Experience with State Water Resources Control Board funding programs is a plus
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