Water Resource Advisor
Company/Organization: City of Chandler
Location: Chandler, AZ
Posted: Friday, June 18, 2021
The City of Chandler Public Works & Utilities Department is currently seeking qualified individuals interested in joining our team as a Water Resource Advisor. This is a regular full-time, non-exempt position with benefits. This position will be open continuously until filled with first review of applications on June 29, 2021.
City of Chandler
Chandler, the fourth largest City in Arizona, is located in one of the fastest growing innovation and technology centers in the nation. Chandler is a vibrant, diverse, fiscally responsible community with a supportive business climate that attracts global industry leaders, exciting startups, talented workers and their families. In addition to being a great place to live, play and work our local hotels, resorts, golf courses, restaurants and ample shopping opportunities make Chandler one of Arizona's great vacation spots.
Who we are
Chandler was the first city in Arizona to receive accreditation of our water and wastewater operations by the American Public Works Association, the toughest accreditation to achieve in the industry. The Utilities Division is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the City's water, wastewater and reclaimed water infrastructure. The Utilities team maintains and operates one water, one brine reduction and three wastewater facilities. We treat over 64 million gallons of fresh water from our four primary water sources: Salt River, Verde River, Colorado River and access to 31 wells of ground water supply. We also use advanced treatment processes to convert over 32 million gallons of wastewater into A+ reclaimed water to meet irrigation and industrial demands. Service is provided to the City of Chandler residential, commercial, and industrial users by a network of 1,224 miles of active water mains, 942 miles of active sewer mains, and 92 miles of reclaimed water mains.
Who we are looking for
Our new team member will be a high-level policy advisor responsible for ensuring a long-term sustainable supply of water for the City. The successful candidate will be a member of our leadership team and will perform supervisory and technical duties in the development, implementation, and administration of the City water resource program and duties related to water resource planning, permits, reports, and tracking. This person will also provide oversite for the development and implementation of the City’s water conservation program.
· Bachelor’s Degree in Water Resource Management, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Resources, Public Administration, Hydrology or related field
· Five (5) years or more experience in water resource management, water law, water quality or policy analysis; including 1 year lead or supervisory experience
· Valid Arizona Driver’s License
· Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.
This is a regular full-time position, subject to a six (6) month probationary period. A register of qualified candidates will be active for four (4) months should another position become available.
The City of Chandler will conduct a pre-employment background check and a MVRRS (Motor Vehicle Record Request System) check as a condition of employment. An offer of employment is contingent upon acceptable results.
Applicants for employment and volunteer opportunities should be aware of the City of Chandler’s policies concerning the use of drugs and alcohol. These policies have not been altered by the passage of Proposition 207. The use of recreational marijuana is a violation of the City’s Drug Free Workplace Policy. Certain positions within the City are required to submit to a pre-employment drug test. A positive result for drugs tested under the policy, including recreational marijuana, may be grounds for withdrawal of an offer of employment or volunteer opportunity.
The examination process may vary if determined necessary.