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  • Full-time


The mission of the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) is to safeguard the health, safety, and economic welfare of the public by protecting, conserving, and enhancing Arizona's water supplies in a bold, thoughtful, and innovative manner.
ADWR is seeking a talented, committed water resource professionals to join the Statewide Planning and  Active Management Area (AMA) Sections.  

Water Resources Specialist 2

(Supply & Demand – Data & Document Specialist)

Water Planning Division/Statewide Planning Section/AMAs Section



Job Location:

Hybrid: remote and 1110 W. Washington St., Suite #310 - Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Salary:  $50,000 - $65,000

Grade: 22

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Summary:

ADWR is seeking a Water Resources Specialist, focusing on Active Management Areas (AMAs) and statewide water demand and supply, who is organized, detail-oriented and passionate about water and natural resources. This position will be part of the collaborative team responsible for development of water supply and demand assessments for each groundwater basin in Arizona. The main role for this position will be data support for the supply and demand team. This may include research to identify available data, cleaning and formatting datasets, entering data, and supporting the development of data dashboards and other online tools. This position will also lead the development and maintenance of records management strategies, including procedures to document, organize, and store all data and records involved in the supply and demand assessments.

A hybrid work schedule (some work in the office and some work from home) is available for this position.

Job Duties:

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to: data organization and management, development of a data and records retention strategy, maintenance of the retention strategy, development of data storage and data quality strategies, data entry, development and maintenance of standard works, assistance with public records requests, writing and editing reports, assistance in the development of data dashboards, and assisting analysts in research as needed.

Other duties related to the AMA programs and processes and other agency needs may be assigned as needed. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

  • Records retention strategies, procedures, and processes
  • Data storage, maintenance, and quality strategies, procedures, and processes
  • Current laws and regulations regarding water supply and utilization in Arizona including Groundwater Code and AMA management plans
  • Water resource management concepts, practices, and issues

Skills and interest in:

  • Using spreadsheets and databases systems
  • Training staff to adhere to records retention strategy
  • Developing and improving records retention processes
  • Working well within a team environment, including establishing and maintaining effective working relationships within the Department
  • Research and preparing background information for reports and presentations
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication
  • Data Entry as well as quality assurance and quality control
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Use of Microsoft office tools such as Word, PowerPoint, and SharePoint

Ability to:

  • Use computers to retrieve, organize, and present water resource management data
  • Develop knowledge of the Groundwater Code, AMA Management Plans, and Departmental rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Researching and processing requests and inquiries to provide accurate and efficient customer service to all entities
  • Handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with various levels of colleagues, governmental and regulated business officials, community leaders, and the public
Selective Preference(s):

This position 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 checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Candidate should have: at least four years professional experience in data management or records retention, or Bachelor’s degree and two years professional experience in data management or records retention, or a Master’s degree.


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
  • Sick Leave
  • 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

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%.

Contact Us:

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.


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.