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LAND DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER

  • 508594
  • PHOENIX
  • REMOTE OPTIONS
  • LAND DEPARTMENT
  • Full-time
  • Part-time

LAND DEPARTMENT

Since its inception in 1915, the Arizona State Land Department has been entrusted with managing approximately 9.2 million acres of State Trust lands scattered throughout Arizona. The Common Schools (K-12) are the largest beneficiary entitled to approximately 87% of the land and receiving close to 90% of State Trust Land revenues. Through the application of sound stewardship, and effective business management principles, the Land Department can succeed in its mission of responsibly managing the assets of a multi-generational perpetual Trust in alignment with the interests of the beneficiaries and Arizona’s future. Are you ready to join us in our mission?
Please apply today!
For general information, visit our website: www.azland.gov
1616 West Adams Phoenix, AZ 85007

LAND DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER

AZ STATE LAND DEPARTMENT
(Part-Time or Full-Time)

Remote Work Available

Job Location:

Address:  1616 West Adams Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $58,000 - $78,000 

Grade: T2

Closing Date: Open Until Business Needs Are Met

Job Summary:

The Arizona State Land Department manages more than 10,000 leases, permits, rights of ways, sales and other contracts relating to the management use and disposition of 9.2 million acres of State Trust lands. State Trust lands are lands granted to the State of Arizona pursuant to the federal Enabling Act. The Trust lands are held in Trust for the common public schools and 13 other public institutions. Any use or disposition of Trust lands must benefit the Trust's beneficiaries.

Under the supervision of the Planning & Engineering Section Manager, the Land Development Engineer applies professional engineering knowledge and skills to a variety of moderate to complex civil and environmental engineering assignments that can be diverse in scope. The position requires independent judgement, initiative and the ability to effectively present and explain moderate to complex professional engineering evaluations and recommendations to non-technical audiences and decision-makers.

The Land Development Engineer’s role is not regulatory in nature but is focused on managing and reviewing land development proposals. Responsibilities include managing consultants preparing and reviewing infrastructure assessments to determine what off-site wet and dry utility and transportation infrastructure is available or needed to serve eventual development; reviewing applications for lease, sale or rights-of-way to ensure that proposed uses will ultimately retain or enhance the land values; evaluating drainage reports to consider on- and off-site impacts; managing and reviewing permit applications including Sections 404, 401 and 208 of the Clean Water Act; reviewing applications for Certificates of Convenience and Necessity; reviewing dam safety reports, and reviewing site plans and transportation corridor plans.

Job Duties:
  • Review engineering studies and plans related to transportation, wet and dry utilities, hydrology, permit requirements, etc. for right-of-way and mineral extraction applications, focusing on ensuring that the contemplated activities minimize impact and/or enhance value of the surrounding State Trust Land. (20%)
  • Conduct and manage infrastructure assessments and conceptual master plans to evaluate on- and off-site drainage, proximity and capacity of utility services including water, wastewater, dry utility and transportation facilities. Make recommendations to aid in land use planning efforts and preparing parcels for disposition. (20%)
  • Manage a variable caseload of diverse projects requiring preparation of scopes of work, consultant selection and management, coordination with internal team members, external agency coordination and preparing project summaries for management. (10%)
  • Review engineering studies and reports and prepare agency letters and recommendations for State and Federal requirements including Sections 208, 401 and 404 of the Clean Water Act, FEMA floodplains, etc. (10%)
  • Prepare GIS maps and use AutoCAD to evaluate projects and/or summarize information for management. (10%)
  • Represent the Land Department as a major stakeholder for regional projects on Trust Land that are planned by various agencies and jurisdictions (ADOT, MCFCD, ADEQ, ADWR, Pinal County, Maricopa County, etc.). (10%)
  • Monitor and report on Jurisdictional Dams and water diversion structures located on State Trust Land, including preparation and review of permitting documents and maintenance reports. (5%)
  • Participate in field investigations, technical meetings, and communicate technical information to a wide variety of audiences. (5%)
  • Apply the principles, theories, and concepts of the Arizona Management System; actively participating in group huddles and huddle board updates; continually identifying areas for process and quality improvement; adhering to established standard work and procedures. (5%)
  • Other duties as assigned as related to the position. (5%)
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):
  • Knowledge
    Knowledge of the principles and practices of civil or environmental engineering and mathematics as applied to urban land development, hydrology and survey.
  • Knowledge of topographic, land status and hydrological maps and aerial photographs; familiarity with rights-of-way requirements; ability to interpret legal descriptions of land parcels.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and local statutes, regulations, standards, policies and procedures applicable to infrastructure and drainage (Roadways, Drainage, Water Distribution System, Wastewater System and Utilities) and Permits ( 401/404 CWA, Floodplain Land Use Permits).

    Skills & Abilities
  • Strong comprehension and written, verbal and graphic communication skills and familiarity with or ability to learn related software programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, ArcView GIS, AutoCAD, Salesforce, etc.)
  • Familiarity with hydrology and hydraulic models (HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, FLO2D, Rational Method Analysis)
  • Work independently and problem-solve to develop options for management consideration.
  • Ability to locate information and conduct research of assessor's records, title reports and AL TA Surveys, long-range and current planning documents, zoning ordinances and ASLD electronic file contents (OASIS, PALMS, Salesforce)
  • Ability to present complex engineering concepts in written, verbal or graphic format to small groups, neighborhood meetings and public hearings
  • Ability to develop a project scope of work and procure outside consultants, track milestones and work product deliveries, manage project budgets, coordinate internal and external team members
  • Ability to assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects and demands and execute on deliverables.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to research and analyze data to make logical recommendations.
  • Ability to read, understand and review general site plans.
Selective Preference(s):
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline such as civil engineering, environmental engineering, construction management with emphasis in land development or heavy construction, or hydrology.
  • A minimum of two years of professional engineering, land development or hydrology experience is preferred. Years of experience may be substituted with advanced degree.
  • In addition to minimum Education and/or Experience, selective preference will be given to candidates with a Master’s degree in engineering, hydrology or related degree and/or 8+ years of related professional experience.
Pre-Employment Requirements:
  • Prior or after interviewing, candidates may be subject to a pre-employment skills assessment.
  • Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete required driver training. (refer to Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.)
Benefits:
  • Sick leave
  • Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
  • Health and dental insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Life insurance and long-term disability insurance.
  • Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

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 (ASRS).
  • Participation is a mandatory condition of employment for all employees who meet the eligibility and membership criteria as defined in statute.
  • Enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment
  • The current contribution rate is 12.17%
Contact Us:

If you have trouble applying for this position, please email HRIShelpdesk@azdoa.gov for assistance.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting ASLD Human Resources at 602-542-2629. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.

Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)

All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.