Water Resource Coordinator (#EC2155)
$82.95-$100.83 Hourly / $14,377.84-$17,476.35 Monthly / $172,534.10-$209,716.28 Yearly


Under administrative direction, plans, organizes and directs the County's Water Resources/Flood Control Division.


An incumbent of this single-position class is responsible for the coordination and management of the County's water interests, including flood control. The Water Resource Coordinator prepares, administers and evaluates the annual program and budget for the Water Resource/Flood Control Division.


  • Coordinates the development of water resource and flood control plans, programs and projects; coordinates staff and consultants as necessary for complex studies of water resource and flood control needs, engineering feasibility studies, preparation of engineering plans and specifications, or other documents as required; monitors consultant contract provisions; recommends and develops changes as appropriate.
  • Represents the County's interests in federal, state, regional and local governing boards, committees and task forces; testifies when necessary at federal, state, regional and local governing boards to describe and defend the County's interests; provides staff services as necessary.
  • Manages efforts to obtain a supplemental surface water supply by maintaining liaison among public jurisdictions, private entities, and the public to encourage cooperation on all water issues and to resolve potential conflicts; manages the formulation of coalitions with other agencies.
  • Supervises the development of comprehensive and long-range engineering plans for surface water supply and flood control; directs engineering and administrative services provided to county-operated water agencies and recommends action to be taken; provides technical program management on hydrologic and hydraulic analyses; directs the monitoring of groundwater levels and quality; maintains mandated records and prepares special reports and/or correspondence pertaining to water resources and flood control.
  • Reviews and analyzes the local effect of legislation or federal, state, other county or local water plans, facilities and programs; manages efforts to monitor, establish position, modify and support or oppose legislation related to water matters.
  • Assigns, trains, supervises and evaluates the work of subordinate staff; resolves personnel and staffing problems; performs related work as required.


Experience: Six years of responsible administrative, analytical, or engineering work on water resource and related issues.


Principles and practices of public administration, leadership, staff development, motivation and program management; principles and practices of budgeting and financial analysis; water resource issues; basic engineering principles and practices as they relate to water resources; water quality management; research, analytical, and statistical methods applicable to water issues; local, state and federal agencies affecting County water resources; local, state, and federal laws and regulations related to water resources; interrelationships among government agencies; the political decision-making processes; effective public information techniques.


Plan and effectively coordinate the activities of the division; prepare and analyze statistical data; administer, plan, organize, direct and coordinate the selection and usage of consultants; prepare and present clear and concise reports; make effective presentations provide formal testimony to legislative/regulatory bodies; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other agencies, department staff and the general public.


San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: EC2155; EST: 10/12/1988; REV: 1/12/1994;