Hydrographer Commissioner

Wyoming State Engineer's Office and Board of Control
Cokeville, WY, United States
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Experience Level: 
Entry Level (0-2 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)
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The mission of the Wyoming State Engineer's Office and Board of Control is to provide for the general supervision and protection of both inter- and intra-state waters of Wyoming. This includes the appropriation, distribution, and application to the beneficial use of water as provided under the prior appropriation doctrine and to maintain the flexibility within that framework to meet the changing needs of Wyoming's citizens. The State Engineer's Office collects, analyzes, maintains and provides water-related information for ensuring the appropriate management and regulation of Wyoming's water resources.
Under limited supervision, this position is responsible for the water use and management decisions for a broad area of the State of Wyoming in an assigned Water Division in Cokeville, WY.

Human Resource Contact: 307-777-6143 Rachael Reinhardt rachael.reinhardt2@wyo.gov

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.

  • Measures, monitors, regulates, documents, and accounts for the use of available water supplies.
  • Responsible for the daily accounting of water usage.
  • Reduces and analyzes data collected and prepares it for publication.
  • Inspects water use facilities, structures, and land under water rights permits for permit compliance and adjudication.
  • Completes technical inspections of reservoirs for dam safety.
  • Researches compile and report water right information.
  • Meets with, confers with, and counsels water resource users and mediates water rights disputes between appropriators.
  • Operates State issued vehicles equipped with monitored GPS for frequent travel.
  • Installs operates and maintains stream gaging equipment.
  • Works a varied schedule that may include overtime and weekends.
  • Restricted annual leave between April 1st and September 30th annually to regulate water adequately for water districts assigned.
  • Meets with and assists the public with inquiries regarding water rights and filing of water rights applications.
  • 40 hours per week required with some flexibility available for schedules.

Preference may be given to applicants with a bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in an environmental or natural science field, PLUS three years of work experience in a regulatory occupation, agriculture, hydrology, ranch or farm irrigation, fieldwork and data collection, engineering or experience with water use as it relates to water resource management.
**The selected candidate will currently reside or move to reside within 10 miles of Cokeville, WY.


  • Knowledge of Wyoming water law; rules, regulations, policies, procedures and business practices of the State Engineer's Office and Board of Control;
  • Knowledge of hydrology; water rights; water measurement techniques, practices, and equipment;
  • Knowledge of irrigation principles and practices;
  • Knowledge of map reading and legal land descriptions;
  • Knowledge of surveying principles.
  • Skills in interpersonal, written and verbal communications;
  • Skills in managing resources;
  • Skills in computer applications (database, spreadsheet, presentation, word processing, GIS software);
  • Skills in hydrologic data collection, interpretation, analysis, and reporting;
  • Skills in the use of a variety of hydrologic measuring and monitoring equipment and tools for data collection;
  • Skills in-stream gaging telemetry and measuring device installation and maintenance;
  • Skills in complex mathematical computations;
  • Skills in maps and records interpretation.
  • Ability to work with a variety of people, agencies, and associations to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals and to build relationships with those you work with;
  • Ability to deal with entities in difficult and complex situations to achieve resolution or compliance with laws and/or rules and regulations;
  • Ability to present and convey information clearly and concisely to groups or individuals verbally, electronically and/or in writing to ensure they understand the information.



Bachelor's (typically in The Sciences)



0-3 years of progressive work experience (typically in The Sciences) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Natural Resources Specialist


Education & Experience Substitution:

4-6 years of progressive work experience (typically in The Sciences) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Natural Resources Specialist

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:


Necessary Special Requirements


  • Position requires the physical ability to hike, lift, wade, snowmobile, and driving all-terrain vehicles and work in unpredictable and inclement weather conditions in remote areas while working alone.


  • FLSA: Non-Exempt
  • This is an AT-WILL position and is appointed by the Governor, pursuant to Wyoming Statute 41- 3-602 and 9-1-202.
  • Successful applicants are required to pass a background investigation.
  • Occasional overtime and weekend schedules required.
  • Frequent travel in State issued vehicles equipped with monitored GPS technology will be required.
  • Annual leave is restricted between April 1st and September 30th annually.
Supplemental Information
037-State Engineer's Office - Water Division IV

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