This position will serve as a stakeholder engagement coordinator for the Water Planning and Permitting Division. This position may also represent the Department at public meetings that may include elected officials, water management staff from cities, towns, municipalities, and private water providers, and non-governmental organizations. This position is responsible for organizing and conducting stakeholder meetings and speaking to groups of stakeholders to enable discussion of water resource management data and issues. The position is responsible for researching multi-disciplinary water resource issues to provide information to stakeholders and for completing any related data analyses or written reports. Individuals in this position must develop a comprehensive understanding of applicable laws, rules, statutes, policies, and procedures pertinent to ADWR activities, including but not limited to, knowledge of the Groundwater Code, surface water law, Active Management Areas requirements and management plans, and Irrigation Non-expansion Area requirements, the Recharge and Recovery Program, the Assured and Adequate Water Supply Program, and general Colorado River requirements. The candidate will also enjoy working collaboratively with fellow team members to educate and inform the citizens of Arizona on water resource matters.
Position will create summaries and make recommendations regarding complex, high-profile, and sensitive issues of multi-disciplinary water resource management program areas. This position will serve as the key coordinator for stakeholder outreach and engagement for the Water Planning & Permitting Division related to statewide water planning and management tasks. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and customer service skills, will work well on a highly collaborative team, and will be able to speak precisely regarding sensitive issues. Also, will interpret and analyze water resources management data to prepare technical reports for Division Managers, the Division Deputy Assistant Director, ADWR Deputy Directors and ADWR Director.
A hybrid work schedule (some work in the office and some work from home) is available for this position.
Lead stakeholder outreach activities for the Water Planning & Permitting Division:
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).
Candidate should have: at least four years of professional level water resource management experience, or Bachelor’s degree and two years of professional experience, or a Master’s degree.
The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
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)
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.