Water Efficiency Technician

Medford Water Commission
200 S. Ivy, Rm 177, Medford, Oregon
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Medford Water is seeking a Water Efficiency Technician to join our team! This is a full time, entry-level position, salary non-exempt. 

$42,626 - $51,100 annual, plus excellent benefits

To apply: submit cover letter, resume and MWC application (found on our website) to tanya.haakinson@medfordwater.org  First candidate review on 4/1/2022.

The Water Efficiency Technician is an entry position in the Water Efficiency department. This position will perform a variety of water management-oriented tasks including planning, developing, organizing, and implementing programs related to water efficiency, water education, and public outreach.


The successful candidate will assist the Water Resources Coordinator in the day-to-day operation of all existing water efficiency programs and in development and implementation of new programs, in order to enhance water management objectives.  Duties involve extensive customer contacts and related oral and written communications. Active Communication and Respectfulness of co-workers and the public are skills required for this position, as are incorporating Medford Water Commission Values into daily activities.

EXAMPLES OF WORK (Illustrative Only)

  • Communicates effectively with customers to promote efficient water usage practices.
  • Assists in performing indoor and/or outdoor water evaluations and makes recommendations for improving water use.
  • Assess the efficiency of irrigation systems, prepares written reports to site owners and manages outlining suggestions for water system improvements.
  • Evaluates high water use accounts and assists customers with identifying water leaks.
  • Assists in implementing rebate programs and tracks water savings.
  • Assists in marketing water efficiency concepts and activities, including outreach materials, presentations to groups, and staffing of booths at public events.
  • Accurately performs clerical duties within the Water Efficiency department.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Knowledge and ability to use computer spreadsheet, word-processing and GIS programs.

Skills in written and oral communications, necessary to effectively convey information to the public. Ability to accurately read, record and analyze data, understand and follow instructions, follow safety procedures and establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff and the public. Understanding of resource management, horticulture and landscape irrigation systems is preferred.


Communication Proficiency, Customer/Client Focus, Organizational Skills, Problem Solving and Analysis, Time Management, Technical Capacity, Accuracy/Accountability and Business Ethics.


Completion of (4) years of college with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science (BS), Environmental Studies (BA), a bachelor’s degree of other related field; or other post-high school degree with an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above; Valid Oregon Driver’s License and acceptable driving record are required to be maintained.


Work performed includes a combination of office and indoor/outdoor activities.  Outdoor work will primarily occur from spring through fall.  Indoor/outdoor work may involve exposure to sun, high temperatures, dirt, wet conditions and other site-specific environmental conditions.

Normal hours are Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm; however, may need to modify work schedules occasionally to accommodate customers or assist in staffing outreach activities. This includes occasional Saturday outreach events or attending evening meetings.

Positions in this class typically require kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Light and Medium Work:  Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.  Additionally, the ability to do continuous walking and/or short bursts of running while working outdoors.