Water Conservation Associate
Denver, CO Slow the Flow
Job Type

Job Title: Water Conservation Associate 

Pay Rate: $18.50/hour 

Employer: Resource Central; Boulder, CO 

Start Date: June 3, 2024

Reports To: Water Program Manager 

Job Status: Seasonal, Full-Time

About Resource Central - We’re an award-winning nonprofit based in Boulder determined to make conservation so simple that people don’t even realize they’re doing it. Founded in 1976, our environmental programs have helped more than 900,000 people save water, conserve energy, and reduce waste. Learn more at: ResourceCentral.org. We welcome applicants who care about fairness and treating everyone equally. If you can work well with people from different backgrounds, we would love for you to apply.

Job Purpose - Water is one of the biggest concerns in Colorado, and Resource Central’s popular Slow the Flow program is celebrating twenty years of helping people conserve water – with more than 170 million gallons of water saved! The Water Conservation Associate will play an essential role in the Slow the Flow program by completing sprinkler system checkups and providing simple recommendations to reduce water use on lawns. This is a field-based conservation role that involves driving from home to appointments daily and providing outstanding customer service. The position starts June 3, 2024 and is expected to last into August (or September) 2024. Compensation includes $18.50/hr, mileage reimbursement, cell phone stipend, paid training, and paid sick leave. Why work behind a desk when you can get outside and gain valuable experience in water conservation while making a difference!

Principal Responsibilities - The essential duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Help people conserve water by conducting sprinkler system checkups at homes, businesses, and other properties; we provide training. 
  • Travel from home to worksite locations daily; appointment locations will be assigned to minimize commute times when possible; we provide mileage reimbursement.
  • Test sprinkler systems, collect data, and make small adjustments to sprinkler heads to conserve water and improve system performance. 
  • Program sprinkler control clocks to provide a more efficient watering schedule.
  • Educate homeowners and business owners on best practices in outdoor water use.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled meetings in person, via Zoom, and on the phone. 
  • Assist with other Resource Central programs as assigned.
  • Cultivate a strong sense of diversity, equity, and inclusion.


  • Must be passionate about helping people conserve water. 
  • Outstanding customer service skills and ability to maintain a positive attitude at all times required.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age upon start date.
  • Valid driver’s license, automobile insurance, daily access to a reliable automobile, and a smartphone required.
  • Must pass a background check and driving record evaluation if offered a position.
  • Fieldwork is primarily in the Front Range. Travel to Fountain or other cities, including an extended commute or overnight stay, may be required at times; we provide travel pay and accommodations.
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds, walk continuously throughout the workday, kneel, lift, and bend repeatedly required.
  • Ability to safely work outdoors in all kinds of weather including high temperatures and rain required. 
  • Experience in fieldwork, landscaping, sprinklers, or sustainability preferred.

Resource Central is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all individuals based on job-related qualifications and ability to perform a job, without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, military status, gender expression, genetic information or any other classification protected by applicable state or local law. It is our policy to maintain a non-discriminatory environment free from intimidation, harassment, or bias based on these grounds.

Salary Description
$18.50 an hour