Public Information Assistant (Part-Time)


West Basin Municipal Water District is a global leader in the water industry in water recycling, conservation, water resource management, youth and adult education, and oceanwater desalination. West Basin provides drinking water and recycled water to eight local retail water agencies including four cities, three private water companies and one county water agency. The District serves a population of nearly one million residents in 17 cities and unincorporated areas along the coastal corridor from Palos Verdes to Malibu. The District is governed by an elected five-member Board of Directors and is a member agency of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

West Basin operates the state-of-the-art Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility and three satellite locations. It is the largest treatment and water purification facility of its type in the world providing nearly 40 million gallons of water each day to over 300 sites. West Basin utilizes various advanced treatment processes to produce five types of high-quality "designer" waters used for commercial, industrial and landscape purposes. The District is also researching environmentally-responsible oceanwater desalination and currently hosts tours at its Water Education Center in Redondo Beach, California and at the Edward C. Little Recycling Facility in El Segundo.

West Basin is an equal opportunity employer, promoting diversity in our recruitment process and programs. West Basin is committed to customer service and seeks to provide our customers with the most qualified and exceptional professional services through those we employ.

The Position

The Public Information Assistant will be assigned to the District's Public Information and Education Department. The position will perform various tasks to support the District's education programs by assisting in the following areas: the administration and coordination of facility tours; the research, development and delivery of educational presentations; tour guide training and evaluation of education programs; procurement and maintenance of education supplies and equipment; the collection and recording of program data for annual statistical reports; and will assist with additional department programs and presentations as needed. Project tasks may require occasional weekend and evening work.


The Public Information Assistant must be a graduate student or junior/senior level undergraduate student attending an accredited college in good standing, or have graduated within the past year from an accredited college/university with a major in Education, Environmental Science, Communications or related field. The individual must possess excellent communication and organizational skills, the ability to work effectively in a team environment, and have comprehensive computer skills. The Assistant position is apart-time position. Work hours are flexible and average approximately 24 hours per week.

The ideal candidate will possess the ability to occasionally lift and carry materials up to 25 pounds; kneel, crouch, stand, walk, twist, reach or bend for prolonged periods of time, and occasionally be available at times other than regularly scheduled work hours, such as nights and weekends. Such weekend and night work may include leading facility tours and attending community outreach events. Possession of a valid Class C California Driver's License, proof of insurance and an acceptable driving record are required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continued employment. The candidate is required to use his or her own vehicle with mileage reimbursed at the standard IRS rate.

Supplemental Information

This part-time, at-will position pays $12.00 - $16.00 per hour, depending on qualifications. This position is eligible to receive pro-rated vacation, holiday, and sick leave and is eligible for enrollment in CalPERS after working 1,000 hours in a fiscal year.

Apply by: March 8, 2019. Apply online at: For questions or additional information, please contact: West Basin Municipal Water District, Human Resources Department, 17140 S. Avalon Boulevard, Suite 210, Carson, CA 90746, (310) 660-6228. Email:

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed District Online Application. The most qualified applicants will be invited to participate further in the screening process, which will include a panel interview and possible written exercise.

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