Director – Water & Resource Conservation

  • by Butte County
  • Jul 8, 2021

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Application Deadline


How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this excellent career opportunity with Butte County, please submit your resume and cover letter to by August 3, 2021.


Under administrative direction plans, organizes, coordinates, and administers activities of the Butte County Department of Water and Resource Conservation; formulates and implements department goals and objectives; and provides expert professional assistance and technical leadership to the Board of Supervisors and County management staff in areas of responsibility.

FLSA: Exempt

Distinguishing Characteristic

The Director is a Department Head with overall responsibility for the County’s water and resource conservation. The incumbent is accountable for accomplishing departmental goals and objectives, and for furthering County goals and objectives within general policy guidelines.

Essential Job Functions

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.

  • Coordinates and facilitates the efforts of County departments involved in water resources.
  • Represents the County in meetings with state, federal and/or local agencies, and other public or private organizations; speaks before professional organizations and civic groups.
  • Administers the Butte County Water Commission and Technical Advisory Committee.
  • Develops, plans, organizes, coordinates and administers Department of Water and Resource Conservation policies and procedures.
  • Analyzes and makes recommendations to the Board of Supervisors regarding water resource policies and programs.
  • Reviews and analyzes new or proposed legislation related to water resources.
  • Coordinates and implements the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) in Butte County subbasins in cooperation with Groundwater Sustainability Agencies.
  • Prepares and administers department budget.
  • Administers the Butte County’s State Water Project Table A Allocation.
  • Develops and directs the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards for the department.
  • Administers and oversees contracts and projects.
  • Administers provisions of the Groundwater Conservation Ordinance (Chapter 33 of the Butte County Code) and other applicable County ordinances.
  • Seeks grants and other funding for program activities; prepares grant and loan applications and administers grant and loan programs.
  • Receives and maintains data from both public and private water agencies.
  • Administers state and federal grants and professional service contracts.
  • Performs other related duties as directed by the Board of Supervisors.