Water Resources Specialist I or II, Apple Valley California - Storm Water Jobs


Water Resources Specialist I or II

Date Posted
3/26/2018
Employer Name
Mojave Water Agency
Sector Name
Local Government
State
California
City
Apple Valley
Career Level
Mid Level

Description

COMPENSATION 
The Water Resources Specialist I is a non-exempt position with an annual salary range of $46,698 - $65,378; paid bi-weekly.
The Water Resources Specialist II is a non-exempt position with an annual salary range of $51,546 - $72,165; 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 (e.g., weekly, monthly, quarterly or yearly) 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 (both relational and spatial) 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 (e.g., temperature, precipitation, and evaporation); Assists department with compiling, summarizing, and updating regularly published Agency documents and reports (e.g., Weather Station Summary, Building Permit, Regulatory and Loan, Engineers Water Supply, and Groundwater Monitoring 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; May provide direct assistance in the design and development of a Geographical Information System (GIS) database management system for the Water Resources Department. 
 
Some examples of knowledge and abilities are:
Knowledge of drinking water standards, and monitoring, sampling, and reporting (State and consumer) requirements; General principles and practices of water resources management and reporting; knowledge of applicable Federal, State and local regulatory agency authorities; ability to respond to dynamic changing priorities; 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, but not limited to maximum/minimum thermometers, precipitation gauges, pressure transducers, evaporation measuring pan, GPS unit, and digital camera; ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of business including other employees, managers, executives, vendors, consultants, contractors and the public.
 
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: 
WR 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 routing collection and recording of field data.
WR Specialist II: Bachelor’s Degree with coursework in geology, hydrology, engineering, environmental studies, geography, or related field; 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 training certificate; 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 untilWednesday, April 18, 2018 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.    

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