ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE

 

4.

CONSIDER CONVERTING THE RIVER MAINTENANCE WORKER POSITION TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS SPECIALST

 

Meeting Date:

January 17, 2018

Budgeted:

FY 2017-2018

Operating Budget

 

From:

David J. Stoldt,

Program/

Salary & Benefits

 

General Manager

Line Item No.:

 

 

Prepared By:

Thomas Christensen

Cost Estimate:

$5,800 (for 6 months)

 

General Counsel Approval:N/A

Committee Recommendation:The Administrative Committee reviewed this item on January 17, 2018 and recommended _______________.

CEQA Compliance:This action does not constitute a project as defined by the California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines section 15378.

 

SUMMARY:The Districtís River Maintenance Worker, Matt Lyons, recently retired after 27 years of service.In addition to the basic field tasks assigned to this position, the Water Resources and Engineering department has determined that a position with additional skills in field data collection, environmental database management, and administrative support would better meet the needs of the District.Much of the impetus for change in this position is due to additional mitigation and monitoring requirements placed on permits issued to the District for various activities within the Carmel River streamside corridor.

 

Staff proposes to convert the River Maintenance Worker position to Environmental Programs Specialist. The Environmental Programs Specialist position is a journey level classification and will continue to report directly to the Riparian Projects Coordinator. This position will continue to provide field support to environmental management programs and activities, but also include technical support in field data collection, environmental database management, and administrative tasks. A job description for this converted position is attached as Exhibit 4-A.

The position would be placed at Range 22 on the Districtís current salary schedule.The salary range is consistent with comparable positions found at similar agencies in the area.

 

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the conversion of the River Maintenance Worker position to Environmental Programs Specialist and associated salary range.

 

IMPACTS TO STAFF/RESOURCES: The cost differential between salary range 17 (River Maintenance Worker) and salary range 22 (Environmental Programs Specialist) will be $8,100 in salary plus $3,500 in benefits.

 

EXHIBITS

4-A††††† Environmental Programs Specialist job description

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