What do you do for Yuba Water Agency?
I am typically the first stop for our employees on anything related to employee benefits, recruiting, leaves of absence and any general, Human Resources related topics. Anything related to our employees' interaction with the agency, I can either help or direct appropriately!
Have your essential duties changed since COVID-19? If so, what has changed?
Since COVID-19, my essential duties have not changed much, but the avenue in which we get things done has been a bit more creative. For instance, our interviews that used to be in person are now being held via Zoom for the safety of our employees and candidates. We now use Microsoft Teams for our inter-department meetings and are always looking at ways to create electronic files, so that we consistently have access to the most important information without having to enter the agency's facilities on a regular basis (shout out to the IT department for keeping us going). In addition, an added responsibility has been assisting the COVID taskforce team with any employees experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, exposure or positive tests. There isn’t a lack of work to be done in human resources, and I'm happy to be here.
Photo: Molly enjoys an evening with coworkers and families watching the Marysville Gold Sox baseball team.
What do you enjoy most about working for Yuba Water Agency?
What I enjoy most about the agency is the caliber of talent and genuineness of each of our employees. I have lived in this county for almost 16 years, and while I did not grow up here, it never occurred to me that I might actually work in the same county. Note: I moved here for the cost of housing, lot size and not to be in the middle of a larger city, and it did NOT include a job. I figured I would be commuting for the rest of my career. I also feel like we have hand-picked each employee, whether from this county or from neighboring counties, and that we have the “best of the best."
Tell us something about yourself that most of us don’t know.
I am a cowgirl at heart. In high school, I worked every summer at a horsemanship camp in Grass Valley called Wolf Mountain, either as a wrangler or counselor. Those were some of the most fun times I had, and I still have lifelong friends from there.