Water Resources Specialist I or II

  • by Mojave Water Agency
  • May 10, 2019

Job Location: Apple Valley, CA
Application Deadline: 05/29/2019
How to Apply: If interested in this outstanding opportunity, please submit an Agency application to:

Mojave Water Agency
Attn: Monica Warren
13846 Conference Center Drive
Apple Valley, CA 92307
760-946-7000
Email: mwarren@mojavewater.org

Completed Agency application and resume are required. Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. This position will remain open until filled. Additional information and Agency application can be obtained from the Agency’s website at: www.mojavewater.org


WATER RESOURCES SPECIALIST I OR II

COMPENSATION

The Water Resources Specialist I is a non-exempt position with an annual salary range of $47,632 – $66,685; paid bi-weekly
The Water Resources Specialist II is a non-exempt position with an annual salary range of $52,577 – $73,608; paid bi-weekly

THE POSITION

The ideal candidate will perform a variety of administrative, technical and customer service duties relating to gathering, analyzing, and summarizing data for water resources within the Agency’s boundaries; and performs related duties as assigned.

Some examples of essential job functions include:
Assists with scheduling and establishing water quality monitoring programs for compliance with regulations, Agency projects, and investigations; Coordinates sampling activities with researchers, laboratories, other departments, and the public; Utilizes quality assurance (QA)/quality control (QC) water quality sampling procedures to validate sample integrity and documentation of field measurement data.; Monitors, measures, and records groundwater levels at well sites according to a specific schedule or as deemed necessary; Reads maps and utilizes global positioning system (GPS) to locate data collection sites; collects water quality samples for chemical composition analysis using proper sampling techniques; Collects data; performs statistical/spatial analyses; and evaluates results to generate tables, graphs, maps, and prepares fact sheets, technical reports, and compliance reports; Assists with QA/QC data review for data download into the Agency’s database and data upload and export to other governmental agencies; Coordinates with Agency staff on water quality results, data entry, and data transfer issues; Responds to regulatory, public, and water purveyor inquiries regarding monitoring and sampling related issues; Maintains and properly archives field notes and records, and various water resource databases; Oversees and collects data from weather stations throughout the Agency’s boundaries; trains individuals in the proper methods for collecting and reporting various weather data; Assists department with compiling, summarizing, and updating regularly published Agency documents and reports; May assist the department with various pilot and special projects by visiting specific sites, conducting analysis, and reporting findings; Attends meetings, and assists in the preparation of reports for distribution; Performs related duties and responsibilities, as assigned.

Some examples of knowledge and abilities are:
Drinking water standards, and monitoring, sampling, and reporting (State and consumer) requirements; General principles and practices of water resources management and reporting; Map reading; survey and geo-referencing techniques; well construction and design; Applicable federal, state, and local regulatory agency authorities; Customer service methods and techniques; Record-keeping principles and procedures; The structure and content of the English language; Modern equipment and communication tools used for business functions and program, project, and task coordination; Computers and software programs to conduct research, assess information, and/or prepare documentation; Manage competing priorities with strong attention to detail and quality assurance, meet strict time schedules and work on multiple tasks routinely; Operate additional equipment including evaporation measuring pan, GPS unit, etc;

For the entire list of the essential job functions, knowledge & abilities, and licenses/certifications, please see the job description on the Agency website at: www.mojavewater.org.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Qualified candidates will possess:
For the Water Resources Specialist I:

  • Associate’s degree with coursework in geology, hydrology, engineering, environmental studies, geography, or related field; and
  • One (1) year of water resources related experience requiring the routine collection and recording of field data

For the Water Resources Specialist II:

  • Bachelor’s degree with coursework in geology, hydrology, engineering, environmental studies, geography, or related field; and
  • Two (2) years of water resources related experience.

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

  • Valid California Class C Driver’s License and current automobile insurance.
  • First Aid and CPR Certification.
  • Computer Technician Certification preferred.

If interested in this outstanding opportunity, please submit an Agency application to:

Mojave Water Agency
Attn: Monica Warren
13846 Conference Center Drive
Apple Valley, CA 92307
760-946-7000
Email: mwarren@mojavewater.org

Completed Agency application and resume are required. Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. This position will remain open until filled. Additional information and Agency application can be obtained from the Agency’s website at: www.mojavewater.org.