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Applications Being Accepted for PSB Vacancies


The Public Service Board is accepting applications for two vacancies: Consumer or Citizen Advocacy and Environmental or Health.

  • Consumer or Citizen Advocacy applicants must have experience and knowledge in supporting the rights of the consumer. Education and training can be in law, health, science, education, political science, training in research or public information and community education, and dispute resolution.
  • Environmental or Health applicants must have experience and knowledge in environmental factors that affect the health of a community; and/or the environmental media (air, water, and land) and various community exposure concerns.

The Board oversees the management, control and operation of the El Paso Water Utilities System, which comprises El Paso's water, wastewater, stormwater and reclaimed water utilities. Members are expected to attend approximately 12 regular meetings each year, in addition to special meetings and functions.

This is a volunteer unpaid position for an estimated 125 hours per year of service. Duties also include responding to phone calls and email messages and meeting with elected officials and EPWU staff. Travel is infrequent but may be required.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and El Paso County residents with community involvement experience and at least four years of experience in their respective field. A college degree is preferred. Applicants may not hold a political office or interest that conflicts with those of the Public Service Board, including real estate management or land development.

Persons interested in serving on the Public Service Board must apply no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 1, by providing a detailed resume and a cover letter. Applications can be sent by email (preferred) or regular mail to:

Paula Apodaca, Executive Services Manager
El Paso Water Utilities
1154 Hawkins Blvd.
El Paso, TX 79925

Detailed information on duties and qualifications is available via the link below.
Consumer or Citizen Advocacy
Environmental or Health

The PSB Selection Committee will review the applications and recommend three applicants to the El Paso City Council for each vacancy, which will then select one candidate per vacancy. The process is expected to be completed in December 2013. For questions on the application process, contact Paula Apodaca at (915) 594-5658.

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