This position is responsible for performing various hydrologic analyses related to developing, calibrating, and updating ADWR’s groundwater flow models. This position is a member of a team that is collectively responsible for developing regional-scale groundwater models used to make informed water management decisions.
This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the scientific understanding of Arizona’s aquifers by developing numerical models routinely used for meaningful policy and regulatory decisions.
A successful candidate enjoys numerical modeling and working with quantitative data and is energized by solving continually evolving, open-ended problems. Candidates with experience in numerical modeling and quantitative data analysis projects and an interest in water resources are encouraged to apply.
A hybrid work schedule (some work in the office and some work from home) is available for this position
Job Duties and Responsibilities include:
The candidate should be a skilled problem solver with demonstrated experience in personally analyzing complex quantitative and conceptual technical problems, as well as be able to assist in problem-solving in a team environment. The position requires skills in documenting datasets, results, and analyses and presenting this information to modeling team members and other department staff.
This position requires the candidate to understand the basic principles of geology, hydraulics, mathematics, physics, ecology, and meteorology as they relate to hydrology and to be familiar with constructing and using numerical groundwater flow models. The candidate should know computer modeling techniques applied to groundwater and surface water problems. The candidate should know how to use spreadsheets and databases and be sufficiently familiar with the basics of programming to be capable of running, under general supervision, existing data-processing scripts and/or developing new ones. The candidate should know how to use a computer to retrieve, organize, and present water resource management data and research, compile, analyze, interpret, and integrate it into the department’s groundwater flow models.
Finally, this position requires the candidate to maintain effective working relationships with team members, other agency employees, and the public and effectively communicate in written and oral fashion when presenting analysis and results to modeling team members and other department staff.
The preferred candidate should have:
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in hydrology, geology, hydrogeology, civil engineering, or environmental engineering, and two or more years of related experience, OR a Master’s degree in a related field.
Two or more years of numerical modeling, advanced data analysis, or other related experience which prepares the candidate for compiling, interpreting, and working with large-scale environmental datasets.
The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package, including:
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS). Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment. The current contribution rate is 12.17%.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact ADWR Human Resources Office at (602) 771-8500 for assistance. Persons with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language or an alternative format by contacting ADWR Human Resources.
ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)
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State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.