Water Resources Specialist II

Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR)
Phoenix, AZ, United States
Position Type: 
Full-Time
Organization Type: 
Government
Experience Level: 
Not Specified

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Job Location:

Address:  

Arizona Department of Water Resources

1110 W Washington Street Suite 310

Phoenix, AZ 85007

 

Posting Details:

Salary: $33,435 - $59,812 

Grade: 19

Closing Date: Open until filled

Job Summary:

This position will be responsible for the groundwater right conveyance efforts within the Active Management Area (AMA) Section.

Job Duties:

  • Reviewing, processing and verifying groundwater right conveyance applications;
  • Reviewing, inputting, analyzing, and interpreting water resources data;
  • Providing technical assistance and resources to customers via phone, emails and face-to-face meetings;
  • Updating, analyzing and correcting GIS databases and maps related to conveyances of groundwater rights;
  • Assisting with the annual water withdrawal & use report efforts;
  • Writing and revising internal documents that reflect the section's requirements and procedures for internal users;
  • Assisting with compliance processes for the section including tracking incoming applications and completing Licensing Timeframe Reports;
  • Processing financial deposits and tracking time for billing purposes.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

  • GIS and ArcMap; accessing online county GIS maps and recorded documents
  • Groundwater Code, especially pertaining to groundwater rights and permits and annual reporting requirements
  • The occurrence, behavior, and significance of water in nature
  • Environmental, social, and economic aspects of water supply and utilization
  • Current concepts and practices in water resource management
  • Current laws and regulations regarding water supply and utilization in Arizona
  • Statewide water resource management issues
  • Database structure and organization
  • Information sources and research methods and techniques utilized in water resources management
  • Deeds, legal descriptions and cadastral locations

Skills and interest in:

  • Working well within a team environment, including establishing and maintaining effective working relationships within the Department, other governmental entities, private and public sectors
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication, written and verbal correspondence
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Data entry as well as quality assurance and quality control
  • Using and creating spreadsheets, databases and statistical systems
  • Researching, reading, analyzing and evaluating documents
  • Analyzing and interpreting data to draw conclusions

Ability to:

  • Use computers to retrieve, organize, and present water resource management data
  • Communicate complex technical information in a concise and easy to understand format
  • Coordinate projects and programs with ADWR staff, other governmental agencies, and the regulated public
  • Develop knowledge of the Groundwater Code, AMA Management Plans, and Departmental rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Provide accurate and efficient customer service to all entities
  • Apply techniques to study water resource management issues impacting the State of Arizona
  • Use different analytical methods to solve problems
  • Handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with various levels of governmental and regulated officials, community leaders and the public
  • Work alone, work in a team environment, prioritize work activities, set goals, be self-motivated

Benefits:

The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans
  • Top-ranked retirement and long-term disability plans
  • Accrued vacation days and sick days
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Deferred compensation plan
  • Credit union membership
  • Wellness plans
  • LinkedIn Learning membership
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Discounts

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

Retirement:

Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System. Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions please feel free to contact ADWR Human Resources Office at (602) 771-8500 for assistance. Persons with disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language or an alternative format by contacting ADWR Human Resources.