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Hillsborough County Government

Senior Water Conservation Insptr (#SRWCINGENM) GENM
$17.23-$27.35 Hourly / $2,986.53-$4,740.67 Monthly / $35,838.40-$56,888.00 Yearly


Performs supervisory duties evaluating the efficiency of irrigation systems, patrolling unincorporated areas of the County to detect violators of the mandatory water use restrictions, and developing and monitoring water conservation programs.


Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and
Two years of experience evaluating irrigation systems for efficient operation;

Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies noted below; and

Possession of a valid Driver License.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


  • Considerable knowledge of the ordinance, policy and procedures pertaining to mandatory water use restrictions.
  • Considerable knowledge of the operation of residential and commercial irrigation systems.
  • Considerable knowledge of the Water Conservation Programs goals, objectives and functions.
  • Working knowledge of the legal procedures related to the enforcement of water use restrictions.
  • Some knowledge of investigative and data gathering procedures.
  • Some knowledge of water system functions and practices.
  • Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to enforce provisions of local ordinances and regulations with tact and impartiality.
  • Ability to evaluate irrigation systems for the efficient use of water.
  • Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to work with the public under stressful conditions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain work related records and prepare reports.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.
  • Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.
  • Supervises the work of subordinate staff by scheduling, assigning and reviewing work, providing training and counseling and evaluating performance.
  • Patrols the unincorporated areas of the County to detect violators of the mandatory water use restrictions.
  • Issues warnings and citations to violators of the water use ordinance to enforce water conservation measures.
  • Evaluates residential and commercial irrigation systems and recommends modifications to improve their efficiency.
  • Develops and monitors programs to promote water conservation efforts.
  • Researches Property Appraiser records to determine legal owner of property being cited for a violation of the water use restrictions.
  • Instructs the public on the installation and operation of an irrigation system to promote the efficient use of water.
  • Schedules and attends meetings with water use violators to assist in resolving noncompliance conditions and determining course of action.
  • Investigates complaints pertaining to water use restrictions to determine if a violation is being committed.
  • Prepares studies and reports for presentation at Hearing Master or court proceedings.
  • Prepares and presents information on weather conditions and water conservation measures to various groups, to include staffing displays at fairs, conventions, and other events to inform the public of the need to conserve water.
  • Develops flyers, leaflets, brochures, pamphlets and other literature to keep the public informed about water conservation programs and issues.
  • Maintains a computerized case tracking system.
  • Maintains and monitors case files and provides information on status of cases.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

CLASS: SRWCINGENM; EST: 12/13/2000; REV: 11/28/2011;