The primary responsibility of this position is to assist in implementing the Agricultural, Conservation Program. This program is included in the Active Management Area (AMA) Management Plans and is required as part of the Groundwater Management Code. Responsibilities include assisting in the development of potential conservation programs and policies; determining effectiveness of current and past conservation programs; and scenario planning for conservation plans.
Responsibilities may also include assisting in the implementation of the agricultural conservation program where tasks include reviewing, verifying, entering and analyzing data from Annual Water Withdrawal & Use Reports; processing customer requests; answering customer inquiries, and assisting with statewide water use compilations. Responsibilities also include developing an in-depth knowledge of the history of water demand and supply in the agricultural sector of the Active Management Areas, developing a comprehensive and accurate understanding of applicable laws, rules, statutes, policies and procedures ADWR uses to implement the Agricultural Program, including but not limited to knowledge of the Groundwater Management Code, Management Plan requirements, Assured and Adequate Water Supply Rules, Recharge and Recovery Program, and water exchanges.
Requirements include the ability to paraphrase and explain ADWR's complex regulatory requirements to the public and regulated water users; ability to communicate through effective public speaking; effective oral and written communication skills; the ability to explain and summarize complicated statutes, rules, policies and procedures; and the ability to think creatively and use data to analyze existing and future agricultural conservation programs.
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).
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 12.41%
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.