Water Resources Specialist II (Recharge/Assured & Adequate Water Supply Programs)

Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR)
Phoenix, AZ, United States
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The mission of the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) is to protect, conserve, and enhance Arizona’s water supplies by confronting water management challenges in a bold, thoughtful, and innovative manner. Do you want to join our team? ADWR is seeking a Water Resources Specialist II for the Recharge and Assured & Adequate Water Supply Programs.



This position is in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. The position will primarily process applications for recovery well permits, underground storage facility permits, assured and adequate water supply determinations and and extinguishment/conveyance applications. Analyzes applications for consistency with regulatory criteria, technical criteria, accuracy throughout the application process. Additional duties will include review of program-related annual reports and long-term storage credit calculations. This position requires significant interaction with the general public, applicants, and their representatives. The position requires timely and accurate processing of complex data and a working knowledge of departmental policies and procedures as well as the statutes and rules governing recharge and assured and adequate water supply in the state of Arizona. 



Knowledge of:

·         The ecological, hydrologic, engineering, and socio-economic aspects of water usage and water supply

·         The historical governmental involvement with water supply, usage, and resource management

·         Department policies and procedures, as well as the statutes and rules governing recharge, assured and adequate water supply, and the Groundwater Management Code

·         Current State and Federal water resource management laws and regulations, including water rights administration and water management planning

·         GIS, mapping, database construction, and maintenance

Skills in:

·         Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships within the Department, other governmental entities, private and public sectors

·         Analyzing and interpreting water resource management data

·         Effective written and verbal communication

·         Using computers and computer models to organize, analyze, and interpret water resource management data

·         Applying a multi-disciplinary approach to resolve complex, sensitive, and/or visible water resource management issues


Ability to:

·         Present complex technical and regulatory information in a concise and easily understood format both written and verbally

·         Analyze a situation, identify problem area(s), propose solutions and assist in implementation of those solutions

·         Independently gather appropriate information from documents or through content knowledge experts to support the decision-making process

·        Work effectively with individuals and groups, both internally and externally

·        Maintain a customer service orientation through interactions with clients, consultants, agency staff, and other individuals



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

·         Affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans

·         Top-ranked retirement and long-term disability plans

·         Accrued vacation pay and sick days

·         10 paid holidays per year

·         Deferred compensation plan

·         Credit union membership

·         Wellness plans 

·         LinkedIn Learning Membership

·         Tuition Reimbursement



Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS). Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.