Water Conservation Specialist – DNRCJob Type(s): Administrative, Programs / Services
Salary: $22.42 – $24.63
Deadline: May 29, 2019 12:00 am
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Yes, we fight fires across Montana and provide volunteer fire departments with resources, but are you aware that our agency also owns 5.2 million acres of state land that generates revenue for K-12 schools? Last fiscal year our Trust
The Water Resources Division is responsible for managing Montana’s water for the present and future needs of its people. We compile accurate, up-to-date stream flow data from more than 90 monitoring gages, providing critical data
Work Unit Overview:
The Water Resources Regional Offices represent the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation’s Water Resources Division that works directly with the public, local, regional, state, federal, and international governmental agencies in a designated region of the state. Within this designated area, the Regional Office conducts field operations and day-to-day activities for the programs of the Water Rights Bureau, Water Adjudication Bureau, Water Operations Bureau, State Projects Bureau, and Water Management Bureau. The regional office administers or participates activities that include but are not limited to: permitting of new water rights, changes of existing water rights, examination of claims to existing water rights, quantification of federal reserved water rights, enforcement of water right compacts, resolving conflicts between private and public water users, water use enforcement, recording and transferring water rights, interstate and international basin water management projects, dam safety, licensing water well contractors, ensuring proper construction of water wells, managing state-owned dams, reservoirs and canals, floodplain management, drought management, water planning for surface and groundwater supplies, and water measurement on chronically dewatered streams.
The water resources specialist (specialist) performs a broad variety of duties associated with managing Montana’s water resources. The specialist provides expert technical assistance for each program administered by the Water Resources Division. Specialists work primarily with the Water Right Bureau and Water Adjudication Bureau programs and are assigned to the new appropriations program, statewide adjudication program or a combination of both. The main duties include: water rights investigations, analysis and decisions; public assistance, complaints, and dispute resolution; and other administrative duties. Primary tasks include analysis of issues pertaining to water use, availability and management; collection and analysis of technical water data; researching water use information; conducting field investigations to collect and evaluate water data; applying Montana Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) analysis and documentation to water right applications; investigating water use complaints; resolving disputes between water users; and performing other water resource management functions as required.
Under the direction of the regional manager, performs technical duties in support of Water Resources Division programs implemented by the Bozeman Water Resources Office and provides assistance and information to the public and other branches of government. Researches, gathers and analyzes water resources information and makes recommendations regarding water use, availability and management. Examines historic water right claims and evaluates water use applications in accordance with state law, rules, policies and procedures. Assists with monitoring of state projects in the region. Appears as a witness at administrative and water court hearings. Serves as a mediator in water right disputes and complaints. Attends meetings and provides information regarding water rights, water appropriation methods,
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:
APPLICATION MATERIALS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION ARE:
Please answer the following supplemental questions. This provides you an opportunity to present more complete and specific details regarding your qualifications. The responses should be clear and concise since the hiring team may view them as a sample of your written communication skills. This supplement is reviewed separately from the state application
1. Describe your education and experience as it relates to this position, specifically, water rights, records research, andreport writing.
HELPFUL HINT: You must check the “relevant document” box to ensure your attachments are uploading correctly to the specific application.
ELIGIBILITY TO WORK:
In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, the person selected must produce within three days of hire documents that show authorization to work in the United States. Examples of such documentation include a birth
certificate or Social Security card along with a driver’s license or other picture I.D., or a U.S. passport, or a “green card”.