U.S. nationals: Water Rights Specialist

U.S. National Park Service

Fort Collins, CO, US


This position is located in the Water Resources Division (WRD), National Park Service (NPS), Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Directorate (NRSS). The position is duty-stationed in Fort Collins, Colorado. The position serves as the Water Rights Specialist and will support the WRD Water Rights Branch (WRB). WRB is responsible for formulating policy recommendations and protecting and securing water rights for National Park units service-wide.

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The major duties of the Water Rights Specialist position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • – Responsible for gathering and organizing water quantity and quality data for input to service-wide and national data bases;
  • -Overseeing overseeing the review of notices of water rights actions in various states and preparing inventories of park water rights and water-related resources;
  • -Evaluating the risk to park water rights and water-related resources from external threats and and preparing and submitting reports on park water use to state water rights administrators;
  • -Analyzing hydrologic data and prepare appropriate data summaries, figures, and other documentation of results and input data into digital form and use computer applications for data analysis, manipulation, and presentation.




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