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Development Coordinator

Date posted: 10/14/14
Location: Tucson, AZ

Arizona Land and Water Trust

ALWT Mission: The Arizona Land and Water Trust is a nonprofit organization committed to protecting southern Arizona’s vanishing western landscapes, its heritage of working farms and ranches, wildlife habitat and the water resources that sustain them. Since 1978, we have protected over 44,000 acres.

Position Summary: The Development Coordinator is responsible for managing the Trust’s development program. The Coordinator will: 1) assist the Executive Director in managing the annual giving program, major donor program, foundation program and corporate giving program, 2) coordinate annual appeals, annual report and other bulk mailings, and 3) organize donor field trips and other Trust events. The Coordinator will also staff the Philanthropy Committee of the Board of Directors. The Coordinator provides substantial support to the Executive Director and Board of Directors with a wide variety of development work. The Coordinator reports to the Executive Director, and may also supervise interns and volunteers.

Position Duties:

  • Manage the annual giving program, including membership recruitment and retention, and monthly giving.
  • Manage the major donor program, including donor research and support to the Executive Director and volunteer leadership in soliciting gifts and thanking donors.
  • Assist with capital campaigns including donor research and providing support to the Executive Director, campaign chair and Board members.
  • Manage the foundation giving program, including foundation research, proposal development, reporting and evaluation.
  • Manage the corporate giving program, including research, proposal development, reporting and evaluation.
  • Manage donor mailings including appeals, annual reports, invitations to Trust events, and other communications as needed.
  • Plan, execute and evaluate development events including house parties and field trips.
  • Serve as liaison to the Philanthropy Committee of the Board of Directors. Assist the chair in developing agendas, creating and publishing minutes, and providing data and information to the committee as necessary.
  • Establish and maintain the development calendar to track and meet all development deadlines.
  • Supervise volunteers and interns as appropriate.

Entrance Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Management, Marketing or similar.
  • Two to three years’ experience in non-profits preferred, fund development work, including annual giving, major donor giving and foundation giving a plus.
  • Superior organizational, written and oral communication skills.
  • Familiarity with database management, donor software and research a plus.
  • Ability to work well with senior executives and leadership volunteers.
  • Commitment to the mission of Arizona Land and Water Trust.

To apply, please email or mail a cover letter, resume and 3 references to:

Liz Petterson
Executive Director
Arizona Land and Water Trust
3127 N. Cherry Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85719

Technical Program Manager

Date posted: 10/14/14
Closing date: 10/24/14
Location: Phoenix, AZ


The Arizona Municipal Water Users Association (AMWUA) seeks an experienced person to serve as its Technical Program Manager. AMWUA is a non-profit association that advocates for responsible water stewardship on behalf of its member cities and towns in Maricopa County. This position evaluates programs, policies and regulations, and helps the Association develop positions on water management issues. Sound judgment, strong communication skills, and exceptional mathematical and writing abilities are essential. Candidates must be able to collect data and perform independent statistical analyses. Ability to simplify complex issues to easily understandable ideas is essential. An advanced degree in water resources, engineering, public policy or related field is preferred.

Salary plus benefits. Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume to: by October 24, 2014

Utilities Regulatory Compliance Manager

Date posted: 10/14/14
Closing date: Open until filled
Location: Flagstaff, AZ

City of Flagstaff

Actively supports and upholds the City’s stated mission and values. Under direct supervision of the Utilities Director, employees of this classification perform professional level duties associated with a Utilities section.


  • Supervisory: This job has full responsibility for supervision (hires, directs, schedules, transfers, promotes, rewards,
  • disciplines, and terminates other employees) at the section level.
  • Budgetary: This job has full responsibility for budgeting (prepares, implements, and manages) at the section level.
  • Strategic Planning: This job has full responsibility for strategic planning (develops, implements, interprets, and manages long and short-term goals) at the section level.
  • Policies/Procedures: This job has full responsibility for policies and procedures (develops, implements, and interprets) at the section level.
  • Compliance: This job has full responsibility (follows, ensures compliance with, enforces, and interprets) Federal, State, and Local laws, rules, and regulations as well as City policies and procedures at the section level.
  • Council Communications: This job has full responsibility for Council communication (makes recommendations and presentations, writes staff summaries, ensures Performance Measures are met, and balances needs with Council’s adopted priorities and direction) at the section level.
  • Reporting: This job has full responsibility for reporting to Federal/State/Local agencies (ensures reporting requirements are met, trains others on reporting requirements and methods, and addresses discrepancies in reporting) at the section level.


  • Provides excellent customer service to both internal and external customers.
  • Oversees public education and outreach programs at the section level.
  • Represents Utilities, attends and/or facilitates public meetings.
  • Assists other divisions as required.
  • Keeps the Utilities Director updated through written and verbal reports.
  • Performs related duties, as assigned.
  • Administers the Regulatory Compliance program and supervises staff in the water, wastewater and industrial waste programs for compliance laboratory operations, system sampling, monitoring and compliance reporting
  • Ensures Division’s compliance with a variety of permits from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency including but not limited to;
  • Aquifer Protection Permits, Reclaimed Water Type 3 Agent Permit, and Arizona Pollution Discharge Elimination System Permits, Safe Drinking Water Act, Clean Water Act, and National Environmental Policy Act, Air Quality Certification and Stormwater Multi-Sector General Permit
  • Assists with program review and resolution of comments with federal, state, county and other agencies to obtain approvals and permits for projects.
  • Responsible for the electronic management and distribution of water quality data and reports, QA/QC of sample plans and data
  • Reviews and/or prepares plans, permit applications, reports, and documents and ensures compliance with industry standards and City goals and policies.
  • Administers the City’s Reclaimed Water program.
  • Develops or updates goals and mission of the City’s reclaimed water program.
  • Reviews staff reports regarding reclaimed water agreements, allocations, and user performance.
  • Communicates with reclaimed water users, as needed.
  • Coordinates the Division’s safety programs including the development of protocols for all operations and oversees safety prevention, reporting and monitoring.

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Watershed Restoration Specialist

Date posted: 10/14/14
Closing date: 11/2/14
Location: Missouri

The Nature Conservancy’s Missouri Chapter

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 35 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Visit to learn more.

The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.


The Watershed Restoration Specialist provides expertise in stream restoration design and implementation, as well as watershed conservation planning, analysis, and project management.


The Watershed Restoration Specialist develops and implements on-the-ground stream and river restoration technical design plans using natural channel design and/or similar state-of-the-art restoration techniques. S/he completes assessments of river and stream geomorphology and bank erosion, watershed features affecting stream water quality/quantity and ecological status, impacts of watershed alteration, and habitat connectivity and aquatic organism passage through the removal and/or replacement of stream barriers. The Watershed Restoration Specialist prioritizes areas for aquatic conservation, writes reports, and develops proposals for conservation of priority watersheds located throughout Missouri.

Ideal candidates will have demonstrated experience in design and successful implementation/management of bank stabilization, stream restoration, riparian enhancement, and related aquatic restoration projects with a strong ecological focus. Ideal candidates will also have a graduate degree in hydrology/stream geomorphology, aquatic biology/ecology, or civil engineering and 2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

For more details and to apply Click Here! To more easily locate the position, enter the job ID number 42475 in the keyword search.

Senior Hydrologist

Date posted: 9/13/14
Location: Ft. Defiance, AZ

Department of Water Resources/Water Management Branch


May serve as project leader/supervisor for hydrologic, geophysical and geologic studies and research; participates and/or supervises the collection of field data by other hydrologists and technicians; assures timely accomplishment of field related studies; makes geohydrology and geophysical investigations involving the application of theories and principles of the physical science; prepares detailed plans for the execution of these studies within specified time frames, including the selection of appropriate research methods most suitable for achieving the study objectives. This position will assist in reviewing and developing local, regional and large scale water delivery projects for the Navajo Nation. Develop scopes of work, develop cost estimates, seek funds for planning, design and construction, coordinate with project stakeholders, contract implementation and project management. Coordinate with Navajo Nation public/programs, Navajo Tribal Utility Authority, State Offices, Federal Agencies and other local agencies on funding opportunities for water delivery and wastewater treatment projects. Assist with implementing the Water Monitoring and Inventory Program, as needed, including supervision of staff, development of budgets, scopes of work, and report generation. Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: (Education, Experience and Training)

Minimum Qualifications:
A Bachelor’s degree in Hydrology, Engineering, Geology, Environmental Science, Physics or closely related field; and four (4) years of progressively responsible professional level hydrology experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Hydrology, Engineering or Geology.
  • Two (2) years of progressively responsible professional experience in hydrology, geology or engineering.

Special Requirements:

  • Valid State Driver's License and Tribal Operator's Permit.

Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of computer applications, familiar with GIS, ArcView, ArcGIS/Arc Info, UNIX & Windows environment, database management, and GPS technology. Ability to write technical reports, grant proposal writing, budget development and management, maintains contacts with tribal, non-tribal, federal and state agencies. Knowledge in groundwater monitoring and water chemistry.

(To receive full credit for education, certification, or licensure, transcripts, copies of degrees, certificates, and other appropriate documents must be submitted along with employment application.)

Deputy Director

Date posted: 9/10/14
Location: Phoenix, AZ


The Arizona Geological Survey (, an independent state agency reporting directly to the Governor, seeks to hire a Deputy Director at its headquarters in Tucson, Arizona, with strong team-building, leadership, management, and communication skills and the ability to design, implement, and manage complex, multidisciplinary scientific programs in support of agency and state needs. The agency has never had a Deputy Director position, but increased demands to manage the growing staff, carry out the portfolio of large complex projects, and seek state and grant funding, require establishment of the position.

Job Summary

Acts in a senior capacity to manage the internal operations of the agency that are necessary to carry out its programs and activities. Assists the Director and Section Chiefs in developing the agency's programs, maintain scientific and technical proficiency of staff members and the agency, helps construct and implement the agency's annual work plans and priorities based on available resources, allocates agency human and fiscal resources, and responds to requests and inquiries from the Governor, Legislature, local, state, and federal agencies, business and industry, news media, professional organizations, and the public. Supervises the agency's Section Chiefs. Acts on behalf of department director in the Director´s absence; represents the agency with its stakeholders, clients, and partners. Carries out geoscience projects in the incumbent's area of scientific expertise or as needed.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Degree in Geological or Earth Sciences or closely related field, and at least 5 years of experience in the management of scientific programs; advanced degree encouraged
  • Managerial experience overseeing complex projects involving teams of geologists, computer and information scientists, and other professionals and support staff with diverse educational and work experience backgrounds

Position Type:

Permanent position, E1, in Arizona State Government, salary range, $51,499 - $97,335.
The State of Arizona offers a comprehensive benefits package that can be effective within the first two weeks of your employment that includes affordable health, dental and vision insurance, accrued vacation and sick leave, 10 holidays per year; long-term disability; retirement plan; and life insurance. Optional employee benefits include deferred compensation, short-term disability, flexible spending account for medical/dependent care expenses and supplemental life insurance. We also offer free covered garage parking, Tuition Reimbursement and Public Transit Discounts. Position is located in Tucson.

How to Apply:

Fill out an application at: or applications may be sent in the form of a resume and cover letter to Please include "Deputy Director" in your subject line to distinguish your application from other recruitments currently open. First review of applicants will take place September 20, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.
All newly hired employees will be subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification Program.

Professional Hydrogeologist

Date posted: 8/31/14
Location: Tempe, AZ

MWH Global

The MWH organization is driving the wet infrastructure sector globally, and we are leading the world in results-oriented management, technical engineering, and construction services to create a better world. The wet infrastructure sector we serve encompasses a variety of water-related projects and programs ranging from water supply, treatment and storage to water resources management and coastal restoration, and from design and construction of hydropower and renewable energy facilities to full environmental services.

MWH is seeking qualified candidates for a Professional Level Hydrogeologist for our Tempe, Arizona office. The primary focus of this position is to serve regional natural resources, and industrial clients. This position will require a dynamic individual who can interface with MWH staff and clients, perform site investigations, detailed design development, calculations, and expert report writing. This position interacts throughout the organization internally and externally with client and members of business and professional organizations around the world. Travel will be required and some projects may require working at remote sites or international locations.

Specific activities to be performed by the applicant include:

  1. Follow safe work practices and adhere to company and client guidelines and policies for planning and executing work in a safe manner. MSHA and OSHA training will be required.
  2. Capability of performing geologic logging and hydrogeologic testing on drilling operations.
  3. Experience with aquifer testing in the field.
  4. Development of conceptual and numerical models for groundwater and vadose zone flow and transport using a variety of numerical modeling codes: MODFLOW (GMS/Groundwater Vistas), FEFLOW, HYDRUS, and/or SEEP/W, primarily focused on mining projects and industrial sites.
  5. Familiarity with geologic model software.
  6. Prepare technical memoranda and detailed reports pertaining to field investigations and studies.
  7. Develop preliminary budgets, determine project scope, establish schedules, process appropriate paperwork, and interact with clients.
  8. Assist in preparation of proposals and preparing/providing presentations.


  • Minimum of a B.S. in Hydrogeology with preference given to advanced degrees.
  • 3-5 years of experience working on hydrogeologic investigation and groundwater modeling projects.
  • Direct experience on mining projects.
  • Ability to work independently in the field at remote sites.
  • Existing or ability to obtain professional registration (P.G.)
  • Exceptional organizational, technical, leadership, written and oral communication and attention to detail skills.

Job Number: 6884BR

Web Link: View details


Date posted: 8/28/14
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Arizona State Land Department

The mission of the Land Department is to manage State Trust lands and resources to enhance value and optimize economic return for the Trust beneficiaries, consistent with sound stewardship, conservation, and business management principles supporting socio-economic goals for citizens here today and generations yet to come.


This position will manage surface and groundwater resource and water rights projects that are regarded as being complex, sensitive, and/or visible. Responsible for broad multi-disciplinary projects impacting several water resource management program areas. Position will investigate, research, review, analyze, and assess projects with the goal of protecting and enhancing water resources for State Trust land.


  • Knowledgeable about water resources and water rights, state water use and availability laws, and basic hydrology.
  • Knowledge of legal land descriptions and the interpretation of maps, including topographic, land status, aerial, geologic, and hydrologic.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local statutes, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures applicable to water resources.
  • Skill in applying multi-disciplinary approach to resolve complex, sensitive, and/or visible water resource management issues; using computers to organize/analyze/interpret water resource management data; conduct field investigations; establish and maintain effective working relationships with various levels of governmental and regulated business officials, and community leaders.
  • Skills with the usage of computers, including software programs such as MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, GIS, and GPS equipment.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize/organize work activities and projects; and demonstrate strong communication skills, both oral and in writing.


  • Knowledge of how to interpret topographic, land status and hydrological maps and aerial photographs.
  • Working knowledge of legal descriptions of land parcels.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and local statutes, regulations, standards, policies and procedures applicable to water resources and water rights.
  • Bachelor's degree (from an accredited school) in Natural Resources, Environmental Planning, or Civil Engineering, or related field such as geology or hydrology.


The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Excellent retirement and long-term disability plans (subject to a 180 day wait period)
  • Affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans
  • Accrued vacation pay and sick days
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Deferred compensation plan
  • Credit union membership
  • Wellness plans

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.
All newly hired employees will be subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification Program.
To apply, click here and follow the instructions to submit your application.
Grade, Salary Range $36,814 - $49,000
(Open until filled, w/first review of resumes on 8/4/2014)

Please note: The Arizona State Land Department does not provide status updates on positions that are in the recruitment process. A notification received via email is confirmation that your resume has been successfully submitted. Only the applicants selected to move forward in the interview process will be contacted directly by the hiring authority. If you have trouble applying for this position, please call 602-542-4700 and select option 9, or email for assistance.

Senior Engineer

Date posted: 8/15/14
Location: Phoenix, AZ


GES seeks a senior Engineer with a strong project management background in the environmental consulting industry for our Southwestern headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. Responsibilities include engineering oversight of projects located in Arizona, New Mexico, and West Texas.


  • Oversees a portfolio of diverse environmental remediation projects and supervises technical staff.
  • Manages client interaction and financial and resource allocation.
  • Provides senior review and approval to project data, documents, and deliverables to ensure technical, regulatory requirements, and goals are adhered to, and ensures company and client QA/QC standards are met.
  • Interacts with other project support services (technical services, engineering, finance, administrative) and subcontractors to ensure that all resources are in place for proper work execution.
  • Evaluates subsurface characteristics for remediation projects, remedial system design, and regulatory negotiations.
  • Conducts performance reviews and project team meetings to review current and future projects, discuss project and/or employee issues, and manage staff workloads.


  • A Bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering (Environmental, Chemical, Civil or Mechanical) or related
  • 10-15+ years of engineering and environmental consulting experience. Environmental Consulting Experience should include: investigation, reporting, remediation, and management of regulatory compliance.
  • Management of large remediation portfolios consisting of VOC and Chlorinated solvent impacted industrial facilities.
  • Strong understanding of the state environmental regulations, especially ADEQ, NMDEP, Superfund, and TCEQ programs.
  • Experience with industrial remediation of chlorinated solvents, pesticides, and petroleum constituents.
  • Risk based assessment and closure criteria (Johnson & Ettinger, Superfund RAGS), client interaction, and supervision experience are a must.
  • Must possess a Professional Engineer (PE) certification for Arizona, other state registrations are a plus.
  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to manage multiple environmental projects concurrently.
  • Qualified candidates will also be able to demonstrate the ability to maintain an account for an extended period of time as a result of client satisfaction.
  • Must possess excellent communication, teamwork, analytical, organizational, technical writing, presentation, and client service skills
  • A Drug/Alcohol Screening and a Background Check are required.

Our comprehensive benefits program includes: medical, dental, vision, prescription, 401k, FSA, STD, LTD, New Parent Leave, 529 CollegeBound Fund, Tuition Assistance, Bonus Plan, and more.
GES is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that strongly values diversity. EOE/AA/M/F/V/D

Click here to apply or contact...

Teresa Harris, CEM
Southwest Regional Manager
tel. 1.800.426.9871, ext. 3142, cel. 602.723.4320, fax. 866.902.2187

Arizona Office Lead

Date posted: 8/15/14
Location: Arizona

Pinyon Environmental

Position Summary

The position is for an environmental professional to guide, coordinate, and grow the Arizona offices. This position will be the environmental technical lead for the Arizona operation; provide business development efforts for Arizona; be equipped to complete field activities, supervise field staff and operate the office functions as necessary to maintain current and future clients. This position reports to the President of the Company.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Provide field services to fulfill requirements of existing and future environmental contracts
  • Coordinate the implementation and successful completion of various projects such as assessments, sampling programs, environmental compliance, field studies, permits, remediation programs, field surveys and contract management
  • Technical writing of environmental reports and deliverables that meet the company and client standards
  • Supervise staff in the development and execution of projects involving environmental planning, remediation, assessment, regulatory compliance, air quality and natural resources.
  • Prepare cost estimates and work scopes
  • Review contract documents
  • Manage project work flow and budgets in accordance with contracts
  • Provide business development support, for the office with support from corporate marketing group and market managers
  • Complete other tasks as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree required in environmental science, engineering, geology, biology or related field
  • 8-10 +years of experience in environmental consulting services with skills in remediation, site assessments, asbestos testing, natural resources, environmental planning, permitting, and regulatory compliance
  • Knowledgeable of environmental regulations and specifically the Arizona regulatory environment.
  • Experience in the Arizona marketplace
  • 40-Hour OSHA HAZWOPER and Current Annual Refresher required
  • Strong technical knowledge in environmental science
  • Strong working skills in Word, Excel, Power Point, Access
  • PG, PE or a CHMM is highly desirable
  • Ability to communicate and work with both internal and external clients
  • Ability to work in a process oriented environment
  • Experience in transportation, facilities, municipal, government, energy and natural resources industries highly desirable

All personnel performing field projects for Pinyon will be required to complete 1st Aid/Adult CPR training (provided by Pinyon), and in the event of an emergency at a project site, field personnel will be expected to administer 1st Aid/CPR in accordance with their training.

Resumes can be sent to Shannon Lucio at (Please reference Julie Linn)