Water Conservation Manager


Organization : City of Sugar Land
Job Category : Other
Job Type : Full Time
State/Province : TX
City : Sugar Land
Salary and Benefits : DOE

Visit the employment page to apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sugarlandtx?page=1

The City of Sugar Land is seeking a full-time Water Conservation Manager in the Public Works Department.
Why Should You Join Our Team? 

We are a full-service municipality located approximately 20 miles southwest of downtown Houston that invests in our team and offers real opportunities for career growth. We pay our Water Conservation Managers a competitive salary, depending on your qualifications. We also offer great benefits and perks available on your first day of employment, including: City-subsidized health benefits; life and disability insurance; a variety of voluntary benefits;  a robust pension plan with TMRS to set you up for a fulfilling retirement; flexible schedules and work from home opportunities, a down-to-earth casual environment and dress code, and a positive team-oriented culture stemming from a long-term commitment to innovation and inclusion.  You can even bring your dog and/or cat to work if they have a solid understanding of office decorum.

Benefits At A Glance:

  • City-subsidized Medical and Dental Insurance with a variety of plan options;
  • City-paid Basic Life Insurance @ 1x your annual salary and Long-term Disability;
  • City-paid Parental Leave for Six Weeks after adding a baby to your family;
  • Voluntary Vision, Supplemental Life Coverage (for you and your family), Aflac indemnity plans such as Accident, Cancer, Hospitalization and Critical Illness, Short Term Disability and pre-paid legal benefits through Legal Shield;
  • 9 paid holidays and up to 3 floating holidays to use at your discretion;
  • A generous vacation package with accruals starting on day 1;  
  • Paid sick leave;
  • A robust pension plan with TMRS includes your 7% contribution with 2:1 match by the City to set you up for a fulfilling retirement;
  • You won’t contribute to Social Security, but you can further your retirement income by contributing to a Deferred Compensation (457b) plan;
  • Longevity pay for each month of service after your first 13 months of employment;
  • On-site Wellness facilities and programming (mind, body spirit & financial preparedness); and
  • Access to multiple mental health benefits and resources, including a robust EAP;

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 About the City of Sugar Land

The City of Sugar Land, a municipality with a population of 111,026, provides the highest quality of affordable services to meet the needs of its residents. Master-planned communities and welcoming neighborhoods enhance home values and create a sense of belonging. The community offers outstanding schools, libraries, parks, museums, restaurants, entertainment venues, and other resources that make Sugar Land a great place to work, live and raise a family. Sugar Land's aggressive economic development program has created a business-friendly environment, and numerous high-profile regional and international corporations have chosen Sugar Land as their corporate home. Sugar Land is also home to an award-winning regional airport and multiple civic organizations for those interested in the community and government.

We are proud to have been named one of the Top 50 places to live in the United States by The Press of Atlantic City and the Top 25 Best Places to Live for Families by Fortune Magazine. We hire people based on their potential, not just their experience. We have an informal work environment but are serious about what we do. We believe that happy, diverse and talented employees add value to the City. We do our best to hire friendly, professional people who work hard and play well with others. We also promote a healthy work-life balance and personal development.

Are we the right fit for YOU?

The ideal candidate must be extremely organized and able to conduct in-depth analysis of water data. In addition, this manager is responsible for developing, coordinating, implementing and monitoring the City’s water conservation programs. This includes strategic policy and program initiatives that achieve short and long-term water conservation goals. This position maintains data and prepares monthly and annual reports related to water use and water conservation. Strong attention to detail and ability to work in a fast-paced environment is critical for success in the role, as are high levels of accuracy, timeliness and dependability.

We are looking for someone who can evaluate, develop, and implement conservation strategies, policies, ordinances, techniques, best management practices, and programs for effectiveness, cost/benefits, and quality assurance. Ask yourself: Do you enjoy finding ways to conserve water resources? Do you know how to reduce peak water demands while meeting groundwater reduction requirements? Can you manage your time well and prioritize multiple tasks effectively? If so, please consider applying for this Water Conservation Manager position today!

As a Water Conservation Manager, you will: 

  • Maintain records and prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual reports, including local and state regulatory reports related to water use and water conservation, such as the annual Water Loss Audit, Water Use Survey and Conservation Report.
  • Maintain the City’s Groundwater Reduction Plan program data and reporting, including monthly and annual reporting and permit applications.
  • Develop and responsibly manage the water conservation fund budget.
  • Establish relationships with community members, community organization representatives and stakeholders that foster support and partnerships to advance the City’s water conservation efforts.
  • Create and maintain a database of key personnel in commercial entities and major campus locations to provide information on water-related issues and contact in a water related emergency.
  • Establish and monitor metrics to evaluate the efficacy of water conservation programs and reporting protocols.
  • Support long-range forecasting, planning, and development of goals and objectives related to the City’s water resources.
  • Monitor federal, state and local requirements and regulations relevant to water conservation, water resource management, and public water providers. Enhance, amend, or develop City’s programs to assure compliance.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations on topics related to Sugar Land’s water conservation strategies and programs.


Formal Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Water Resource Planning, Environmental Science, Business Administration, Public Administration, or related field from an accredited college or university required.

Relatable Work Experience:

  • Three (3) years of relevant experience required.
  • Municipal government experience preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

Training (License and/or Certification):

  • Valid Texas Class “C” Driver License
  • Certification from the American Water Works Association as a Water Conservation Practitioner and licensing as a Water Auditor preferred.


Our success is achieved by the courage to do things differently and accept that failure will occur on the path to innovation.

The City of Sugar Land is an equal opportunity employer.

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