Slow the Flow Colorado Program:
In the Denver Metro area, over half of all residential water use for an entire year is used outdoors to water people’s lawns during the summer. Slow the Flow Colorado is a program of the CRC that strives to reduce outdoor water waste by educating residents about proper watering practices and irrigation system efficiency. Through partnerships with numerous water providers, irrigation audits are provided free of charge to eligible water customers who want them.
Auditors are responsible for educating homeowners about water conservation and best landscaping practices while collecting data on sprinkler system type and efficiency. Auditors perform 4 inspections a day on residences or may spend several days working with specific Homeowners Associations.
In an inspection, the auditor examines the sprinkler system, performs several efficiency tests, determines the soil type and root depth and recommends a watering schedule to the property owner based on test results. Auditors can expect to be outside and active for the majority of the day and will get wet. Experience is preferred but not required.
Slow the Flow auditors will work in Colorado Springs. A 5 day paid training session will be held in Boulder from June 3rd-7th. Financial assistance will be given for travel expenses to training.
Qualifications and Requirements:
1. Strong desire to learn.
2. Excellent organizational skills. Fieldwork or data experience a plus.
3. Excellent interpersonal skills. Education experience (one on one or classroom) a plus.
4. Some knowledge of natural resource management, environmental studies, horticulture, agriculture, soil sciences, botany, etc. preferred.
5. Ability to work independently and in teams.
6. Ability to conduct oneself in a professional manner and provide excellent customer service.
7. Basic computer skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel and ability to quickly learn new skills as needed. Internet access required.
8. Excellent writing and communication skills.
9. Ability to work under inclement weather (i.e. hot summer weather or rainstorms) and in an office setting.
10. Must have own reliable transportation, valid driverÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s license and insurance.
11. Landscape experience/knowledge a plus.
12. Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds, walk three miles, and kneel down or bend over to adjust sprinkler heads many times per day.