Water Rights & Contracts Analyst

Salt River Project

Phoenix, AZ, US

Job Brief

Responsible for analysis of water resources and water rights issues utilizing state and federal water rights laws, regulations and policies pertaining to a variety of water uses, sources and diversion methods throughout Arizona, and negotiation, preparation and interpretation of water resource agreements (water exchanges, water delivery, water facility interconnections, joint ventures, etc.) with other utilities, governmental agencies and private interests.

Job Responsibilities

  • Researches and analyzes water resource and water rights issues; prepares reports from research with recommended actions for consideration by SRP management and SRP board.
  • Conducts special water rights studies related to the Arizona General Stream Adjudications, acts as project leader in the review of adjudication reports; assists attorneys in the preparation of legal pleadings; and assists in the coordination of adjudication consultants.
  • Analyzes pending federal and state water legislation and regulations for their impact on SRP; recommends SRP’s positions.
  • Negotiates and prepares water resource agreements with other utilities, governmental agencies and private interests.
  • Coordinates internal SRP comments on water agreements to ensure SRP objectives are met.
  • Provides interpretation of water resource agreements to SRP management and other SRP departments.
  • Develops administrative guidelines for negotiated and executed water agreements.
  • Prepares presentations for SRP management and board review and approval related to water rights issues and water resource agreements.


Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree that prepares the employee for the assignment.

Additional Information

Must be free to travel up to a week at a time. Frequent contact with regulatory agencies, land management agencies, water users and the public, sometimes under adversarial conditions. Ability to lead other SRP groups through input/review of agreements being negotiated to ensure SRP objectives are achieved. Ability to maintain confidential materials during negotiation and water rights litigation processes. Effective interpersonal skills to work with internal and external contacts.

Requisition Details

Requisition ID: 3393

EOE – SRP encourages a diverse workforce
All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas.