Water Resources Program Assistant

 
  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • May 15, 2024
Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Extension Program Ast

Job Description:

Planning & Program Support
Plan, organize, schedule, and conduct a variety of program activities including writing blogs and fact sheets, posting educational content to social media, developing quarterly newsletter articles, creating presentations, developing and maintaining online courses, conducting webinars, and creating videos to support Extension Programs and events related to water conservation and water quality.

Outreach and Implementation of Water Conservation Programs
Outreach to high-volume water users for recruiting, scheduling, and implementing irrigation evaluations, in partnership with volunteers and/or office staff. Driving a state vehicle may be required to attend community outreach programs.

Evaluation and Reporting
Maintain detailed records of outreach and education contacts, send follow-up surveys and track outcomes, contribute to monthly and quarterly reporting efforts.

Research and Data Tasks
Manage data related to the conservation programs including irrigation water use data to target program participants; manage data related to reclaimed and potable water.

Training Development
Develop and improve knowledge of water conservation subject matter, outcome tracking, determining clientele needs, methods for reaching and teaching clientele, and other on-the-job training as assigned.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB AND THE PERCENTAGE OF TIME SPENT ON EACH FUNCTION

Other duties assigned Emergency Management requirements and other duties as directed by supervisor and County Extension Director (CED).

SUPERVISION

This position will not supervise others. The incumbent will be directly supervised by Sarasota’s Water Resources agent for day-to-day tasks and issues, and the program overall is overseen by the County Extension Director. Instructions will be provided to the program assistant through verbal and written means, in-person, via email or internal digital tools including Microsoft Teams.

NORMAL WORK SCHEDULE

Typical work week for this position will be Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00 pm. Occasional evenings and weekends will be necessary for attending community outreach programs. May be required to drive a county vehicle. Depending on the responsibilities, workload, and candidate, the position is expected to be 40 hours per week.

REQUIRED LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND OTHER SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS OF LAW

Possession and maintenance of a valid State of Florida driver’s license.

OTHER CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POSITION

Work is primarily performed both in indoor, climate-controlled environment as well as outdoor environments. Depending on assignment, this position may require bending, walking, sitting, pulling, lifting, grasping, hearing, seeing up close, seeing far away, kneeling, reaching, pushing, talking, standing, repetitive motions, and depth perception. Depending on assignment, may require frequent lifting of 10-30 pounds. Remote working part time may be considered depending on candidate and workload/ responsibilities.

PROGRAM DIRECTION AND DEVELOPMENT.

The program assistant has specific tasks to complete and follow through with, and will also be expected to offer suggestions and ideas for greater efficiency and effectiveness in customer service and program delivery.

COMMUNICATION

Program assistant will identify and perform education and outreach to external target audiences and communicate regularly with internal partners. This will be on a daily and weekly basis.

MONETARY RESPONSIBILITY

Program assistant will track expenses and use of program funds. They may be tasked with purchase responsibilities.

STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR CONFIDENTIAL DATA

The program assistant may be required to submit a signed statement of confidentiality based on information to which he or she has access.

CREATIVITY, STRATEGY AND LEADERSHIP.

The program assistant supports primary agents with outreach and implementation of programs on behalf of UF|IFAS Extension & Sustainability Sarasota County and Sarasota County Utilities.

Expected Salary:

$15.80-$21.45 hr commensurate with experience

https://hr.ifas.ufl.edu/benefits/

Minimum Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area; or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.


Background in science, particularly in the areas of water resources, environmental sciences, and conservation strategies.
Skills in effective educational methods and in communicating technical and scientific information in a relatable way.
Web design and other IT skills including proficiency in Cavas, Zoom, Microsoft Powerpoint, and ArcGIS.
Ability to access, coordinate, and utilize University, county, municipal, and community resources in the assigned area of discipline.
Ability to develop and maintain accurate monitoring systems, tracking systems, records and reports.
Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in applying and interpreting department rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Ability to make recommendations and to use resourcefulness and tact in solving new problems.
Skill in the use of standard office computer equipment and software applications.
Demonstrated organizational, time-management skills and ability to handle multiple projects at the same time.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This is a Time Limited position.

This position has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not reapply.

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: No