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Job Listings for Hydrologists, Hydrogeologists, & Other Water-Resource Professionals

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JOBS:

HYDROLOGY TECHNICIAN

Date posted: 4/6/14
Closing date: Open until filled
Location: Sells, AZ

Tohono O'odham Nation Water Resources Department

POSITION SUMMARY: Under general supervision, accomplishes the department's objectives by providing technical and manual support in the collection, recording and processing of hydrologic data for the Tohono O'odham Nation.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma or General Education Diploma and five years of work experience in a hydrological field, or an equivalent combination of training, education and work experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of this position.

AND

  • Must have completed a minimum of twenty-four (24) credit hours with a grade of C or better at an accredited college, based on the departmental training program. All recognized credit hours must prepare the applicant for taking the American Institute of Hydrology - Hydrologic Technician Certification Examination-Level I
  • Bilingual O'odham/English preferred.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona Driver's License (No DUI's or major traffic offenses within the past three years) and meet the Tohono O'odham Nation Tribal employer's insurance requirements to receive a driver's permit to operate program vehicles.
  • Upon recommendation for hire a criminal background and finger print check is required to determine suitability for hire.

Preference in filling vacancies will be given to (1) enrolled members of the Tohono O'odham Nation, (2) enrolled members of other nation's or tribes, (3) other candidates. The Tohono O'odham Nation is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities.

NOTE: To ensure consideration, apply within the first 10 working days of the opening date. If sufficient qualified applicants apply, the announcement could be closed at that time. *This position has career ladder opportunities. If there are no qualified applicants, applicants with some experience can be placed at a level consistent with present qualifications and move up the ladder until full Hydrology Technician level is met. To apply go to http://www.tonation-nsn.gov/employment.aspx for instructions.

Civil Engineer

Date posted: 4/6/2014
Closing date: 4/23/2014
Location: Tempe, AZ

City of Glendale Water Services Department

DESCRIPTION:

Plans, designs and manages public works projects in the Water Services Department. The focus of this position will be to provide civil engineering support to the Water Services Department, particularly with regard to process analysis and improvements for water and wastewater treatment. Other areas of concentration including groundwater pumping, water distribution and wastewater collection. The incumbent will be responsible for project development and execution in these areas.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:

  • Plans, designs, coordinates and manages public works projects including capital improvement projects in the Water Services Department.
  • Oversees the administration, finance and monitoring of current and future reclamation/reuse plant projects and the City's future groundwater recharge projects.
  • Utilizing SCADA software, performs evaluations to assess treatment processes when necessary.
  • Leads efforts in developing design solutions for construction by City Crews.
  • Participates in the planning, design and implementation of the department's water, sewer and reclaimed water systems infrastructure improvements.
  • Manages the work of outside consultants; develops schedules for bidding and construction; selects bidders.
  • Approves payment to outside consultants and contractors.
  • Signs and seals engineering plans, reports, specifications and contract documents.
  • Prepares, and reviews project schedules; investigates, resolves and identifies priorities on Water Services Department projects.
  • Performs research, analyzes findings, and prepares recommendations for infrastructure planning needs.
  • Assists in the development of the division budget and capital improvement budgets.
  • Represents the Water Services Department on professional and technical committees.
  • Provides technical guidance for Engineers in Training.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or related field and three years of increasingly responsible experience as a professional engineer.

Knowledge of:

  • The theory, principles and practices of civil engineering
  • Project management and supervisory practices
  • Public works design, standards and construction and the methods, materials and techniques used in the construction of public works projects
  • City and state laws, ordinances and regulations governing municipal engineering
  • A city's public works infrastructure
  • Basic contract law, bond and insurance requirements

Ability to:

  • Sign and seal engineering plans and documents
  • Read, comprehend and interpret complex engineering, hydrological and geological reports and surveys
  • Develop and monitor a project budget
  • Make decisions regarding project priorities, costs, and alternatives
  • Perform research, analyze findings, prepare and present reports to Department management.
  • Effectively communicate both orally and in writing
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff and the public
  • Operate a computer and engineering applications

Any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.

Special Requirements:

Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Arizona at time of application Valid Arizona Driver's License

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.glendaleaz.com Position #2013 -00216

5850 W. Glendale Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85301
623-930-2270

Tribal Water Systems Environmental Specialist

Date posted: 2/9/2014 (reviewed 4/6/14)
Closing date: Open until filled
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Inter Tribal Council of Arizona

The following job opportunity is available with the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. (ITCA) located at 2214 North Central Avenue, Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85004.

Scope of Work:

The Tribal Water Systems (TWS) Environmental Specialist is responsible for coordinating and facilitating the water and wastewater operator certification training and examination events and process applications for Tribal operator certification. This will be accomplished by:

  • Provides professional and skilled assistance to the program administrator in the planning, development and implementation of environmental programs and projects for various Tribes.
  • Coordinates and facilitates the training and examination events that are necessary for the certification of Tribal water and wastewater system operators.
  • Required to effectively lead and professionally facilitate meetings, training sessions, and workshops on various subjects related to environmental issues, as assigned.
  • Performs detailed data entry ensuring accuracy and maintaining and safeguarding records.
  • Prepares and presents relevant and accurate information on numerous environmental issues affecting
  • Indian lands in a professional and proficient manner.
  • Provides knowledgeable support to Tribal working groups and communities, as assigned.
  • Compiles and analyzes data for statistical purposes and conducts detailed research and analysis and
  • prepares technical reports on environmental issues affecting Indian lands, as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must be knowledgeable of Tribal, State and Federal agencies, their processes and have extensive knowledge of environmental legislation/regulations and how it applies to Tribes, specific to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and Clean Water Act (CWA).
  • Proficient operation of computer hardware, systems, and software including Microsoft Suite.
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills, including teaching and facilitation.
  • Must be willing and able to travel extensively, for up to five (5) days in a week.
  • Required to be skilled in the ability to coordinate and facilitate technical training sessions.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks, is flexible with projects, and meets deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with various agencies, partners, and ITCA personnel.

Education Requirements and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university in Environmental Science, Environmental Health or related field and 3 years of experience in the environmental quality field or a combination of experience, certification and training equal to 6 years.
  • Certification as a Water Operator is preferred, but not required.
  • Must maintain a valid Arizona Driver's License and be an insurable driver throughout the
  • term of employment.

To obtain an application, contact the ITCA Human Resources Department at (602) 258-4822.

Research and Extension Center Resident Director

Date posted: 2/5/2014 (reviewed 4/6/14)
Closing date: Open until filled
Location: Tempe, AZ

University of Arizona, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)

The University of Arizona, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), a University division with statewide program delivery, is seeking a Research and Extension Center Resident Director. This position will provide vision and leadership to the Maricopa Agricultural Center (MAC), with a mission to sustain and improve agriculture and communities in Arizona through research and education of high relevance to the citizens of Arizona. We seek an entrepreneurial and visionary leader who will partner with stakeholders and faculty to plan, manage personnel and resources, and to develop and expand the economic impact of research and Extension programs of the University of Arizona.

The successful candidate will provide vision, leadership, and management for the largest Research and Extension Center in Arizona, influencing the development and future of one of the most important agricultural regions of the Southwest.

If you think you know of someone who would be a great fit for this position or are interested in applying please view the posting at www.uacareertrack.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=210552 Please contact Channah Rock (channah@cals.arizona.edu) with any questions or suggestions!

CHIEF HYDROLOGIST

Date posted: 1/25/2014 (reviewed 4/6/14)
Closing date: Open until filled
Location: Sells, AZ

Tohono O'odham Nation Water Resources Department

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under limited supervision, accomplishes the Water Resources Department objectives by directing, planning and supervising all hydrology related work in completing the Administrative Plan goals and annual performance measures established by the Department. Supports and represents the Department with hydrology technical issues with other programs, departments, tribal officials and non-tribal entities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor's Degree in in Hydrology, Hydrogeology, or closely related field, and six years' work experience in hydrology, hydrogeology, well ground and surface water field measurements, pump testing and analysis, ground and surface water modeling, and water quality studies, or an equivalent combination of training, education, and work experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of this position.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona Driver's License (No DUI's or major traffic offenses within the past three years) and meet the Tohono O'odham Nation Tribal employer's insurance requirements to receive a driver's permit to operate program vehicles.
  • Upon recommendation for hire a criminal background and finger print check is required to determine suitability for hire.
  • Bilingual O'odham/English preferred.

Preference in filling vacancies will be given to (1) enrolled members of the Tohono O'odham Nation, (2) enrolled members of other nation's or tribes (3) other candidates. The Tohono O'odham Nation is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities.

NOTE: To ensure consideration, apply within the first 10 working days of the opening date. If sufficient qualified applicants apply, the announcement could be closed at that time. *This position has career ladder opportunities. If there are no qualified applicants, applicants with some experience can be placed at a level consistent with present qualifications and move up the ladder until full Chief Hydrologist level is met. To apply go to http://www.tonation-nsn.gov/employment.aspx for instructions.

The Tohono O'odham Nation is an "Alcohol/Drug Free Work Place"