Water Conservation Division Manager

Austin Water Published: October 29, 2020
Austin, TX
Job Type
CEO/ Senior Mgmt/ Exec Director / Program Management /
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~ Building on a century of experience providing safe, reliable, high-quality, sustainable and affordable water and wastewater services, Austin Water is dedicated to meeting the challenges that lie ahead. ~.

The Austin community has risen to meet challenges posed by drought to protect our water resources. To continue to meet these challenges and plan for a rapidly growing population and changing climate, Austin Water is working with other city departments, a citizen task force, and the community to develop a water plan for the next century. 

Position Overview

The Water Conservation Division Manager will be responsible for leading a team of 20 staff members, both direct and indirect reports, in providing conservation services to AW customers to reduce water usage in an effort to meet established peak day water use goals. This individual is also responsible for pursuing new water conservation technologies and supporting the Water Forward plan.

  • Job Location: Waller Creek Center, 625 E. 10th Street, 78701


  • Oversees, plans, develops, and implements water conservation programs and policies, consistent with Austin Water?s long-term goals related to water conservation strategies.
  • Coordinates water conservation program activities with various Local, Regional, State, and Federal agencies and municipal boards and commissions in order to promote conservation.
  • Performs budget development and execution, management of contracts, and service delivery.
  • Participates in the development of long-term strategic goals related to water conservation efforts, and recommends changes to City codes relating to water management.
  • Reviews and analyzes data of water supply and demand in order to promote and validate current and proposed conservation programs.
  • Oversees the use of data from various sources and analytical methods to quantify and track water savings from water conservation program and strategy implementation.
  • Assists the Public Information Office with marketing and education of water conservation programs.
  • Interprets public input and recommendations to evaluate conservation initiatives.
  • Stays current with new trends and innovation in water conservation management methods and techniques, including regulatory and legislative issues.
  • Participates on cross-divisional teams and coordination efforts with other division/departments, including those led by others.
  • Presents to executive management on division matters, attends industry, community, Council and Board and Commission meetings as required.
  • Ensure division functions are in compliance with all appropriate sections of the City code and other ordinances.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in a field related to Environmental Science, Public Administration, or Business Administration; plus
  • Six (6) years of experience in a related field, including four (4) years of experience in a supervisory capacity.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience managing large teams in a field related to conservation and/or environmentalism
  • Experience managing a division budget of $3 million or more
  • Experience using performance measures and dashboards to facilitate strategic planning and goal setting
  • Experience leading cross-functional efforts to devise public policy related to water conservation, working with internal and external stakeholders, including executive level staff
  • Experience researching, gathering, and preparing relevant information to be presented to stakeholders in various formats including policies and procedures, public education, presentations and reports to Board, Commissions or Council
  • Ability to understand regulatory code language and experience working in a regulatory environment
  • Experience assisting in or responding to media requests and offering input to media interviews and other communications
  • Experience in managing customer complaints


  • Pay Range: $39.72 – $52.62 per hour, Commensurate with experience.

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