Job: Water Resources Analyst

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Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Water Resources Analyst
Closing Date/Time:Mon. 02/19/18 11:59 PM Arizona Time
Salary:$62,409.15 - $90,493.31 Annually
Job Type:Full-time
Location:22358 S. Ellsworth Road, Queen Creek, AZ 85142, Arizona
Performs a variety of complex technical and program related duties as required to support the Town's water, reclaimed water, irrigation, and sewer utility programs  within assigned areas in the Utilities Department.  Applies knowledge of regulatory standards and programs to assist in ensuring that the Town produces and distributes safe drinking water.  Applies regulatory knowledge to assist in ensuring the Town complies with all wastewater collection and treatment,  regulations.  Provides technical support in the development and maintenance of irrigation and reclaimed water systems.  Assists and provides input in the oversight of Departmental operations and manages special projects as assigned.  Provides input to the Director and Utilities Engineering Manager on relevant items in the departmental budget.  Duties include serving as a liaison; reviewing and providing substantive comments on technical documents; ensuring quality and providing input to confirm that relevant rules, regulations, laws and policies are complied with; and focusing on customer service.
 Examples of Duties:
TYPICAL CLASS ESSENTIAL DUTIES: (These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.)
1. Coordinates with utility operation staff to ensure compliance with all applicable codes of law including the State Groundwater Management Code, the Federal Clean Water Act, etc.;
2. Monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; confers with assigned staff, assists with complex/problem situations, and provides technical expertise; conducts staff training activities;
3. Oversees or provides technical input on internal and capital projects including design concepts, scheduling, budgeting and inspecting;
4. Participates in the accomplishment of organizational, departmental and division goals and objectives; assists in evaluation efficiency and effectiveness of program operations, procedures, and use of resources; recommends and/or implements improvements as needed;
5. Assists with contract administration duties by negotiating and recommending contract terms, evaluating performance, and ensuring compliance with warranty and contract agreements, meeting with responsible parties to receive input regarding the specifics of the project, working with supervisors and managers to determine if the responsible parties are meeting the contractual obligations, working with consultants and engineers to assist in evaluating services and recommending decisions based on the information gathered;

6. Assists in developing, updating and implementing policies, procedures, and codes pertaining to budget, development standards, and/or capital improvement program. Reviews and approves requests for materials, supplies and equipment;

7. Represents the Town in areas of responsibility and serves as staff liaison to committees, groups, agencies, regulatory bodies, other governmental agencies and provides guidance and recommendations to management;

8. Monitors compliance activities by reviewing permitting processes, reviewing local, state and federal requirements, developing reports, reviewing data, inspecting facilities and equipment, recommedning design criteria, and work with outside agencies; works with other department staff to secure all appropriate permitting from various state regulatory agencies for well sourcing, well abandonment, utility facility expansion, dewatering, discharges, recharge facilities, and other related activities;

9. Confers with the Public Works, Development Services, and Fire Departments to review plans and to assist in reviewing consultant-engineering proposals;

10. Assists the Utility Services Department Director and Engineering Manager in short and long-range water and wastewater planning activities including research, analysis, issue identification, projections and related tasks;

11. Reviews and/ or prepares reports and applications as required for  regulatory bodies related to the Town's water, wastewater, reclaim and irrigation water resources including documents such as the Arizona Department of Water Resources annual water use reports,  monthly, quarterly, and annual Arizona Department of Environmental Quality reports, etc;

12. Assists the water and wastewater systems operator of record in direct responsible charge to make all decisions about process control or system integrity regarding water quality or water quantity that affects public health per ADEQ regulations;

13. Prepares reports for management, Town Council and the public.

14. Compiles public records information requests;

15. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

 Typical Qualifications:

Training and Experience (positions in this class typically require):
Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Science, Environmental Planning, Environmental Engineering, Biology, Hydrology, Chemistry, Natural Resources, or related field, plus two years of increasingly responsible technical experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Licensing Requirements:
Depending on area of assignment, position requires:
*          AZ Drivers License (all positions).
*          Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Grade II Water Distribution Systems Operators Certification or ability to obtain in 1 year.
*          Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Grade II Wastewater Collection Certification or ability to obtain in 1 year.
 Supplemental Information:

 Knowledge (position requirements at entry):
Knowledge of:
  • Regulatory water quality requirements, sampling, monitoring, and reporting;
  • Applicable water and wastewater laws, regulations and legislative processes;
  • Water distribution, production, and storage operations;
  • Wastewater collections and treatment operations;
  • History of water and wastewater systems for the geographical area and plans for future growth;
  • SCADA operation for utility facilities;
  • Engineering, plan review, and utility design knowledge;
  • Public involvement process including meeting posting and notices, media, public relations, meeting organization, and open meeting laws;
  • Municipal administration principles, practices, and procedures;
  • Budgeting and forecasting knowledge and skill;
  • Project and contract administration;
  • Customer service principles.
Skills (position requirements at entry):
Skill in:
  • Reading and writing technical documents, legal documents, scientific literature, reports, construction plans, technical specifications, electrical schematics, blueprints, budget materials, and general correspondence;
  • Making complex decisions and interpretation in accordance with established rules, policies and procedures;
  • Develop and implement long-range plans;
  • Problem solving and decision making;
  • Research, analysis, and the preparation of recommendations to management;
  • Computer software including word processing, mapping, spreadsheets and database applications;
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.