Office Assistant

Virginia Portillo is the Office Assistant for the Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency (BAWSCA), which comprises the 26 utilities that purchase water from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) for resale to their local service areas. BAWSCA represents its members’ collective interests in their relationship with the SFPUC on matters related to water supply, facility reliability, operations, water quality and wholesale water rates.

Under the direction of the Office Manager, Ms. Portillo maintains and distributes the calendar of meetings, schedules agency events, assists with preparation, assembly and distribution of meeting agenda materials, and provides overall assistance to the Office Manager in ensuring the smooth operation of the BAWSCA office.  Ms. Portillo also supports several senior professionals and an executive assistant.

In addition, Ms. Portillo assists with the implementation of BAWSCA’s multiple regional water conservation programs, and provides information regarding BAWSCA’s rebate programs to water customers. Her duties include analyzing and evaluating data for conservation and special projects, organizing and executing projects that involve coordination with member agency representatives and vendors, updating member agency information, and distributing conservation program communications in various formats.

Prior to joining BAWSCA in April 2018, Ms. Portillo worked in the business technology industry’s R&D and administrator departments where she handled various IT projects, document processes, and accounts payables. She was responsible for general office support, including management of confidential information for the executive team.