Manager, Statewide Water Information (Research Professional II)
Company/Organization: Water Resources Research Center (WRRC)
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2022
The Statewide Water Information Manager (Research Professional II) will assist in developing and leading science translation and outreach efforts focused on water resources in greater Arizona. As part of the University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center (WRRC), this position will help to grow programs and resources that assist Arizona stakeholders with better understanding water topics related to policy, management, and available science. The successful candidate will have experience in gathering, interpreting, and visualizing water data in creative and useful ways, including but not limited to interactive maps, factsheets, guidebooks, articles, website content, posters, and presentations. The position will require independent research and collaborative work with project partners and Arizona stakeholders. Other position requirements include advanced knowledge of geospatial platforms, data management, and science translation for the development of informational resources. The Statewide Water Information Manager will contribute to existing and potential projects under the Water RAPIDS Program (Research and Planning Innovations for Dryland Systems). This position has at least 24 months of existing support and may be extended depending on availability of funding. This position is titled as a Research Professional II and the class description and pay range can be viewed at https://hr.arizona.edu/supervisors/compensation
This is an Extended Temporary Employment (ETE) position.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and
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Duties & Responsibilities
Perform geospatial research and analysis to support WRRC and the Water RAPIDS program, including, but not limited to, projects related to water management policy and planning; watershed restoration, management, and planning; and urban water use and conservation
Adapt data and information on water supplies, water demands, management tools, scientific concepts, and policy strategies into public outreach materials
Prepare maps and figures for research purposes and outreach materials
Present information to regional and statewide stakeholder groups and collect information from stakeholders in both formal and informal venues
Develop program outreach plans, targeted stakeholder engagement tools, and trainings to assist stakeholders with water planning
Communicate with and assist key collaborators
Write and/or edit materials for academic and general audiences
In coordination with project team, seek opportunities for additional funding
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Excellent writing, editing, and oral communications skills
Knowledge of public outreach methods
Ability to interact effectively with a diverse array of individuals and groups
Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required
Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience is required.
Demonstrated experience working in groundwater management and Arizona's water policies and planning processes
Research and/or professional experience in geospatial analysis, policy analysis, and stakeholder engagement methods with advanced working experience in ArcGIS applications, Microsoft Access, Excel, and PowerPoint
Demonstrated experience using qualitative and quantitative research synthesis skills, including comparative research methods and experience that demonstrates understanding and interpretation of statistical techniques, models
Ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.
Master’s degree in a water-related field with relevance to the position description and requirements (e.g., Hydrology, Environmental Science, Watershed Management)
Type of criminal background
Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Contact Information for Candidates
Documents Needed to Apply
Resume, Cover Letter, and One Additional Document
Special Instructions to Applicant
Upload the following: a writing sample
Reference contact information will be requested later in the review process.
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