SANTA CRUZ COUNTY
general direction of the Environmental Health
Director, the Water Resources Program Manager is responsible for the
overall direction, planning, and organization of the County's water resources
management. Perform related duties as required.
is a single position class that reports directly to the County Environmental
Health Director and provides overall management and coordination of surface and
ground water policy development and issues. This position will collaborate with
local water districts, regional water agencies, and interest groups to promote the
efficient use of water resources by identifying effective strategies for
developing sustainable long-term water supplies and establishing a coordinated
framework for ongoing implementation of water resources protection measures. The
incumbent has the responsibility of ensuring implementation of multiple complex
mandates, policies, and regulations, characterized by highly difficult and
sensitive public, environmental, and legislative issues. The Water Resources
Program Manager may have supervisory responsibility for positions assigned to
position is distinguished from the Environmental Health Director in that the
latter manages the entire division of
day to day management
of the County's Water
compliance with County, State and Federal codes, regulations and guidelines;
and manage the design, development, and evaluation of new water
resource/quality programs which include ordinances, policies, procedures, IT
needs, staffing, education, priorities, and outreach;
and monitor related programs on groundwater supply and quality assessment,
comprehensive erosion control practices, water quality data information
coordination, stream flows and impacts on fish populations and habitats, as
necessary to support the management of county water resources
a variety of complex and difficult comprehensive research analyses, special
assignments, projects, investigations, organizational and operational studies,
generate findings and recommendations for policy consideration and recommends
modifications for areas such as:
protection and restoration for salmon and other species
water systems regulations
Quality sampling and analysis of surface water and beaches
of and posting of health advisories for both drinking, bathing, and fishing;
county-wide oversight on watershed and water management activities among
County, water districts and regional agencies
and advise as division liaison to legislative bodies, governmental agencies,
other departments and community groups, such as the Regional Water Management
Group and Groundwater Sustainability Agencies and establish mechanisms for
county-wide interdepartmental and interagency coordination;
assigned division activities with those of other divisions, departments,
agencies and organizations to ensure effective cooperation on all governmental
presentations to the Board of Supervisors, various advisory boards and
commissions, and prospective funding agencies on such matters as program status
and direction, program budget issues and project proposals;
public outreach education, and technical assistance
staffing of public commissions
organize, manage, review and evaluate the work of professional and technical
in preparation of and administer the program budget
the writing of grant proposals for water quality management and implementation
and manage program grants
and implement a consistent and integrated strategy for water quality data
collection, software reporting, and storage;
other related activities.
resources planning and
and federal laws, regulations and
related to the Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, California Environmental
Quality Act and similar environmental regulations.
relating to water resources.
Working Knowledge of:
principles and practices of environmental health, water resources/management
and education for a public agency.
formulation and legislative
for County government and local water agency programs, functions and
principles in a government
Public administration principles and
practices, including strategic planning, goal setting, program development,
implementation, and evaluation.
Administrative principles and practices,
including work organization and planning, employee supervision, performance
evaluation and employee training and discipline.
principles of biology, geology, hydrology, water quality, and watershed
management as it relates to water resources
organize, direct and control the work of a water resources management function
within a local
analyze, explain and apply laws, rules regulations and ordinances.
programs, policies and practices.
problems and recommend solutions.
comprehensive research and analysis of water resources issues and generate
findings and recommendations for policy consideration.
and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of individuals
and groups, including elected officials, community groups, consultants, County
departments, and other government agencies.
meetings and serve as the County representative and technical advisor on
clearly, concisely and effectively at Public Hearings and before large groups.
in the design and implementation of computerized data management systems.
monitor, and advocate legislation.
and present clear, concise oral and written reports.
develop, and implement improvements
of water management solutions
the goals, concepts
, and principles of
train and evaluate the work of
initiative, ingenuity and sound judgment in solving policy, administrative,
operational and personnel
appropriately to workplace conflicts/complaints.
Training and Experience:
combination of training and experience which would provide the required
knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain
from an accredited college or university with a major in natural, physical or
environmental science, water resources, planning, geology or a closely related
years of progressively responsible experience in the field of water resource
in natural, physical, or environmental sciences or related field may be
substituted for one year of experience.
Two of the five
years must include supervisory experience.
of a valid California Class C
or the employee must be able to provide suitable transportation which is
approved by the appointing authority.
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Bargaining Unit:† 11
EEOC Job Category:† 02
Occupational Grouping:† 74
Workers Comp Code: 0053