ASSOCIATE WATER RESOURCES SPECIALIST (PE Not Required)

Valley Water | San Jose, CA

Salary Range: $9,514.27 - $12,181.87 Monthly
Open Date: 03/15/2019
Close Date: 03/22/2019

Position Description

The Associate Water Resources Specialist  at Valley Water (formerly Santa Clara Valley Water District) will conduct and participate in water supply planning modeling and analyses to support water supply investment decisions. This will include leading and participating in the design and development of project-specific water supply studies for specific water utility projects, developing numerical and conceptual modeling tools, maintaining and updating models, collecting and organizing data, conducting forecasting analyses with models, analyzing water supply benefits and costs of capital improvement and operations options, and preparing reports that document modeling assumptions and results. This position will also provide technical support to other employees in the unit, division, and District and to external representatives on water supply planning objectives, guidelines, and policies. In addition to leading and participating in project-specific water supply studies, the incumbent will conduct and participate in water supply reliability assessments that can include identifying and evaluating new and existing sources of supply, expansion of conjunctive use of imported and local supplies, and demand management. The incumbent will prepare reports and presentations documenting the study objectives, methods, findings, and recommendations; review water supply assessments and similar documents for accuracy and to ensure that District interests are protected; analyze proposed and current legislation and government policies, rules, standards, and regulations; develop recommendations; coordinate activities and meet with water suppliers, agencies, organizations, and the public; develop and administer contracts and agreements.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Conduct and participate in water supply planning modeling and analyses to support water supply investment decisions.
• Lead and participate in the design and development of project-specific water supply studies for specific water utility projects.
• Develop numerical and conceptual modeling tools.
• Maintain and update models.
• Conduct forecasting analyses with models and analyze water supply benefits and costs of capital improvement and operations options.
• Prepare reports that document modeling assumptions and results.
• Provide technical support to other employees in the unit, division, and District and to external representatives on water supply planning objectives, guidelines, and policies.
• Review water supply assessments and similar documents for accuracy.
• Coordinate activities and meet with water suppliers, agencies, organizations, and the public.

Position Qualifications

Ideal Candidate's Background Includes:
Applicants whose experience and background best match the ideal experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and education are considered ideal candidates for the position. To determine the top candidates, each applicant will be assessed based on the ideal candidate criteria listed below.

Ideal Candidate's Background includes:
Water resources modeling to inform water resources planning and/or management decisions. Data analytical methods, such as statistical analysis. Conducted and participated in technical studies regarding water resources management.

Ideal Experience:
• 4 years in water resources management; e.g. ground water / surface water / hydrology.
• 2 years of water resources modeling experience.
• Proficient in Water Evaluation and Planning (WEAP) or has modeling experience that enables the incumbent to quickly learn WEAP.
• Basic knowledge of at least one programming language.
• Experience working with external agencies (regulatory, government, and retailer) and stakeholders (including the public).
• Experience in project management.
Ideal Knowledge:
• Water supply modeling.
• Water supply planning.
Ideal Skills and Abilities:
• Public speaking – making and preparing presentations.
• Writing reports and memos.
• Data analysis.
• Excellent communication skills – verbal and written.
• Prioritize and conduct work with limited time/resources while maintaining communication with the project team and stakeholders.
• Work well collaboratively.
Training and Education:
Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Sciences, Geography, Engineering, Natural Sciences, or a related field.

License or Certificate:
Some positions may require State of California registration as a Professional Civil Engineer or Professional Geologist. This position does not require registration.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. Individuals who do not meet the driver's license requirement due to a disability will be considered for a reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

How to Apply

Closing Date for Applications: March 22, 2019 by 11:59pm For detailed information regarding requirements and qualifications for this opening and to apply online, please see the job posting by clicking on the following link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/scvwd Please visit our website: www.valleywater.org
Contact Email: recruit@valleywater.org
Website: www.valleywater.org