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SUPERVISOR (Surface Water Section)

  • 505383
  • PHOENIX
  • DEPT OF WATER RESOURCES
  • Full-time

DEPT OF WATER RESOURCES

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 Water Resources Supervisor to join our Surface Water team!

 

Water Resources Supervisor

Surface Water Section

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Job Location:

Address:  1110 W. Washington St., Suite #310 - Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $55,203 Min, $77,352 Midpoint, $99,501 Max 

 Grade: 25

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

For consideration,  please submit your cover letter and resume.

Job Summary:

This position will supervise staff in the Surface Water Permitting Section.

The Water Resource Supervisor is responsible for the supervision and training of staff regarding procedures/techniques to be used, quality of results expected and projected timelines, goals, and objectives; representing the Section Manager in internal and external meetings; and processing, expediting, and approving and/or rejecting surface water right applications and claims, with an emphasis on instream flow and sever and transfer applications.

The Supervisor participates in complex interdepartmental projects that require multi-disciplinary expertise and drafting written letters and written and oral reports. This includes investigating and resolving water resource management issues of a complex, sensitive, and visible nature and preparation of reports with recommendations that may impact multiple water resource management program areas.

Job Duties:

This position is responsible for a variety of duties and responsibilities, which may include the following:

  • Supervision and training of staff regarding procedures/techniques to be used, quality of results expected and projected timelines, goals, and objectives
  • Representing Section Manager in internal and external meetings
  • Processing, expediting, and approving and/or rejecting surface water right applications and claims, with an emphasis on instream flow and sever and transfer applications
  • Ensuring adherence of surface water right applications and claims to Department policies, rules and procedures and State and Federal statutes and rules
  • Researching, compiling, analyzing, interpreting, and integrating water resource management data through a variety of sources and other program areas
  • Participating in complex inter-departmental projects that require multi-disciplinary expertise and drafting of letters and written and oral reports
  • Conducting investigations and resolving water resource management issues of a complex, sensitive and visible nature
  • Preparation of reports with recommendations that may impact multiple water resource management program areas
  • Assisting in the development and maintenance of Department databases and in the development, maintenance, updating, imaging, and preservation of Department records
  • Assisting lower level professional staff regarding procedure and techniques to be used, quality of results expected, and project timelines, goals, and objectives
  • Coordinating with staff and manager to improve processes
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships within the Department and with staffs of public, state, and federal agencies
  • Other duties as assigned
Major Responsibilities/Essential Functions
  • The management of Arizona's surface water resources by the processing of surface water applications and claims, amendments, and transfers that are highly complex, sensitive, and visible in nature for the purposes of ensuring all entities comply with state and federal statutes and rules and Department policies and procedures regarding the use of surface water resources. 20%
  • Supervision and training of staff. Develops, organizes, and disseminates policies, procedures, and training material. Reviews, proofs, and finalizes deliverables. Delegates and ensures Section's metrics are met. 20%
  • Resolves water resource management issues of a highly complex, sensitive, and visible nature. Acts as project leader for large scale or multi-program assignments when working with other sections in the Department regarding surface water. 20%
  • Interprets, explains, and ensures compliance with state and federal surface water statutes, rules, and Department policies and procedures. Enters, deletes, corrects, and maintains Department records and databases. 15%
  • Researches, compiles, analyzes, and interprets water resource management data from a variety of sources and databases, including observations and evaluation of historical records, ownership documentation, maps, aerial photographs, and remotely sensed data outputs. 10%
  • Meets project timelines, goals, and objectives. Establishes, interacts, and maintains effective working relationships within the Department and with public and state and federal agencies. 10%
  • Other duties as assigned as related to the position. 5%
  • Total 100%
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs)

Knowledge of:

  • Supervisory principles and practices
  • The occurrence, behavior, and significance of water in nature
  • The legal, institutional, and physical aspects of water supply and utilization
  • Current concepts and practices used in water resource planning and management
  • Information sources, research methods, and techniques utilized in water resource management
  • Department policies and procedures and state and federal surface water statutes, rules, and direction regarding managing the State's water resources, including current and proposed management plans
  • Agricultural practices, as they relate to livestock and irrigation and the methods used to quantity water needs for different uses of water
  • Streamflow measurement techniques and the statistical analysis of streamflow data
  • Geographic information systems and uses

Skills in:

  • Supervision, training, and mentoring of professional staff
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships
  • Working well within a team environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication
  • Coordinating multi-disciplinary projects
  • Applying analytical and research methods and techniques
  • Researching, reading, analyzing, and evaluating documents
  • Problem identification and analysis
  • Presenting complex material publicly to diverse audiences
  • Effectively dealing with conflict
  • Process improvement

Ability to

  • Effectively supervise multiple staff
  • Manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously
  • Interpret, explain, and ensure compliance with State and Federal surface water statutes, rules and Department policies and procedures
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing to both internal and external customers
  • Compile, analyze, and interpret water resource management data from a variety of sources and databases, including field measurements, calculations, observations, and evaluations of historical records, maps, aerial photographs, and remotely sensed data output
  • Prepare and analyze technical and administrative reports, statements, and correspondence
  • Read and interpret regulatory, legal, and technical documents
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders, including agency staff, governmental officials, the regulated community, and the public
  • Identify water sources, directional flow paths of water sources, and differentiate surface water from other sources of water
  • Identify, evaluate, and interpret the design, integrity, and effectiveness of structures constructed to divert, transport, capture, or store water
  • Determine the volume of tanks and reservoirs, stream discharge, depth of water, heights, ground surface elevations and distances
  • Train staff in the use of field investigation equipment, such as tape measures, surveyor wheels, compasses, hand levels, surveyor rods, and cameras
  • Provide accurate and efficient customer service to all entities

 Candidate must have surface water experience.  Must be available to regularly work on site in the ADWR office.   Ability to Interpret/explain and ensure compliance with State and Federal surface water statutes, rules and Department policies and procedures.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

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 record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.)

Benefits:

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

Retirement:

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%.

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.

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.