Water Resource Specialist

Montana State Government
Havre, MT, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
Entry Level (0-2 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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OUR MISSION: To help ensure that Montana's land and water resources provide benefits for present and future generations. http://www.dnrc.mt.gov/ This position is located in Havre. 

The DNRC believes employees are their most important asset. The DNRC empowers employees to exercise professional judgment in carrying out their duties. Employees are provided with the training and tools necessary to achieve the mission. Both team effort and individual employee expertise are supported and sustained.

This position performs technical duties in support of Water Resources Division programs implemented by the Havre Water Resources Regional Office and provides assistance and information to the public and other branches of government. 

Essential Functions: 

Water Right Processing and Research valuates applications to determine if criteria have been met. Prepares technical reports, drafts preliminary determinations, prepares MEPA documents, and keeps file organized and complete. Water rights are coded accurately. Adjusts to new ideas and is receptive to change in policy and procedure. Schedules, conducts, and documents pre-application meeting. General Regional Office Work and Training which includes complaint handling per policy, field investigations, reporting and final letter drafting, and efficient communications with supervisor and Bureau. May assist with monitoring state projects, including accurate data collection and good observational and reporting skills. May be responsible for participating in trainings for the public, including PowerPoint presentations, ability to answer questions in an accurate and understandable manner, and public speaking skills.

To apply you must submit a state application, resume, supplemental questions (below) and college transcripts.  When attaching your documents, you must mark them as "relevant".

Supplemental Questions:

  1. Describe your education and experience as it relates to this position, specifically, water rights, records research, and report writing.
  2. Describe your knowledge of and experience with various water uses,(i.e. Irrigation systems, ponds, wells, etc.) field investigations, and water measuring devices and techniques.  Include a discussion of your experience in reviewing and interpreting water uses, such as irrigation, on aerial photos.
  3. Describe your level of knowledge with personal computers and software programs relating to word processing, databases, spreadsheets, Internet data searches and the use of geographic information systems. (GIS). 
  4. For an evaluation of your writing style, submit a copy of a technical report or other writing sample that you have authored.


Minimum Qualifications (Education and Experience): 

The knowledge, skills, and abilities are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience that is equivalent to a bachelor's degree in natural resource management or the natural sciences, plus a minimum of two years of experience with water resources management. Coursework in water resources, physical or natural sciences, engineering, and technical writing is desirable. Other comparable and relevant combinations of education and experience will be considered on an individual basis.  

Applicant Pool Statement: If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection. 

Training Assignment: Not Applicable  

Job: Project/Program Management 

Salary: $ 22.64 - 23.22  Hourly 

Benefits Package Eligibility: Health Insurance, Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan  

Number of Openings: 

Employee Status: Regular 

Schedule: Full-Time 

Shift: Day Job 

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time  

Primary Location: Havre    

Agency: Department of Natural Resources & Conservation 

Union: 000 - None 

Bargaining Unit: 000 - None  

Posting Date: Jun 5, 2019, 5:42:11 PM 

Closing Date (based on your computer's timezone): Jun 28, 2019, 5:59:00 AM 

Required Application Materials: Resume, Supplemental Questions (Refer to Job Posting), Transcripts  

Contact Name: Shannin Danko  

Contact Email:    

Contact Phone: 406-444-0505