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Job Seekers: If you're looking for a water conservation or related position in Colorado, this is the place. We receive and post job openings from a variety of employers across Colorado. 

Employers: Send us your open job and internship announcements. Members may log in and post the position, or anyone may send information with an application link to our administrator, Melissa.

  • Wednesday, June 09, 2021 7:09 AM | Melissa Brasfield (Administrator)

    Job Summary:

    Work related to planning, development, utilization and protection of present and future water supplies including analysis of water yields and demands. This part-time hourly (<30 hours/week) position would specifically focus on the operational nature of water resources management, including daily water right use and accounting, communication of water right usage with internal and external parties, documentation of water resources related operational procedures, etc.  

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Manages and plans for available water supplies to meet demands through applied knowledge of water rights administration, water law, water supply facility operations, water supply allocation modeling, etc.
    • Compiles and analyzes reports, records, and other data to determine current and future water yields and demands using various computer technology.
    • May determine and conduct surplus water supply rentals to other water users.
    • May develop and maintain complex accounting programs to track City water use and supplies.
    • May serve as a technical resource and educator for other departments, external agencies, the community, Water Commission, City Council, etc.; may prepare presentations and written materials.
    • Works with special legal counsel and engineering consultants to develop, utilize, and protect the City’s water rights in compliance with local, state and federal law.
    • Coordinates with City Attorney’s Office to develop and/or execute water related agreements and other arrangements with various entities.
    • May attend irrigation company and other water user meetings as a City representative.
    • May develop and/or monitor contracts and related budgets; may manage hourly intern.
    • May develop and operate water resource allocation computer models.

    For additional information and to apply, click here.

  • Wednesday, June 09, 2021 7:05 AM | Melissa Brasfield (Administrator)
    City of Aurora, Colorado
    It is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora, we're growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to join our team of talented and valued employees. Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. Those values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of:  IntegrityRespect, Professionalism, and Customer Service, and we welcome all who share these values to apply.

    Why Work for Aurora?
    • Make a difference in the lives of real people every day
    • Diverse community
    • Competitive total compensation package
    • Well-Funded General Employees Retirement Plan
    • Light rail station minutes away
    • On-site fitness center and overall employee well-being programs
    • Internal educational programs to assist with career advancement
    • Access to innovation workspaces

    Aurora Water Department
    Aurora Water is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the drinking water, sanitary sewer and storm drainage systems, treatment of drinking water and non-potable reclaimed wastewater for irrigation, billing and collection, public outreach and water conservation, acquisition and development of future water rights, major capital projects programs, and quality control for regulatory compliance and public health. 

    The Aurora Water department is seeking a Water Conservation Inspector to serve as a self-starter who enjoys engaging with customers and contractors. This position offers a seasonal mix of office and outdoor work while holding the responsibility of customer compliance with city ordinances. As a liaison to multiple city departments, candidates for this position must have excellent communication and customer service skills.

    This job posting is scheduled to close on June 16th at 5:00PM.



    PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Perform residential irrigation and soil amendment inspections for compliance with code
    • Perform non-single-family irrigation inspections to ensure they conform to approved plans
    • Coordinate meetings with contractors to promote and educate on Aurora’s standards
    • Track inspection progress in city platform
    • Teach conservation education classes
    • Assist with Aurora Water Management Plan violation investigations
    • Respond to water conservation and landscape questions and inquiries
    • Act as liaison to contractor community
    • Assist with Commercial, Industrial and Institutional sector Indoor Water Assessments and Use Analysis
    • Additional job duties as assigned
    For additional information and to apply, click here.
  • Friday, May 28, 2021 6:22 AM | Melissa Brasfield (Administrator)

    Job Description:

    Martin and Wood Water Consultants, Inc. (M&W) is seeking to hire a junior to mid-level Hydrogeologist - Engineer to join our qualified team of hydrogeologists and engineers. The Hydrogeologist - Engineer position is a technical position primarily in the water resources and water rights fields. The position may include tasks relating to hydrogeologic analyses of aquifers, groundwater modeling, aquifer pumping test analyses, review of and conducting well depletion and recharge accretion analyses, and occasional field work including monitoring well installation and testing, along with water well construction observation services. Additional tasks include hydrologic analyses of streamflow conditions, construction of hydrologic models, preparation of reports, development and maintenance of water accounting forms, historical consumptive use analyses, and water rights evaluations. The majority of the work will be performed in the office; however, occasional out-of-office opportunities arise which include: surface water sampling; monitoring well installation and testing, water well construction observation services, water meter testing, site visits to diversion structures, farms, ranches, and storage and/or recharge facilities; interviewing farmers or other knowledgeable persons on water use; and attending meetings and professional development forums. The employee will work both independently and often with other staff.

    Additional details and to apply, click here.

  • Friday, May 07, 2021 1:49 PM | Diana Denwood (Administrator)

    WaterNow Alliance is a network of local water leaders dedicated to advancing sustainable, equitable, affordable and climate resilient water strategies nationwide. Our mission is to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable and equitable water future, bringing innovative solutions to scale by empowering local decision makers responsible for 95% of the spending on water infrastructure.

    WaterNow is an independent operating division of Multiplier, a nationally recognized nonprofit with a growing portfolio of innovative initiatives that conserve and protect a sustainable and resilient world (www.multiplier.org).

    Position: Colorado Basin Program Manager

    The Colorado Basin Program Manager position is a full-time position reporting directly to the Executive Director. The Program Manager is a core member of the WaterNow team, primarily responsible for managing hands-on projects in collaboration with utility partners, advancing key state and federal policy initiatives, and supporting member engagement and outreach in the Colorado River Basin. Within WaterNow’s mission-oriented suite of environmentally sustainable water solutions, this position will focus primarily on advancing urban demand management tools such as water conservation and efficiency, water reuse, and integrated water and land use planning.

    We recognize that each applicant for this role will bring unique skills, knowledge, experiences, and background to this position, lending his/her/their flair to the trajectory of WaterNow. We welcome diverse experiences and perspectives in our applicant pool, and will be especially looking for candidates who are passionate about the WaterNow’s mission and approach, and ideally have demonstrated interest in working in a not-for-profit environment.

    Specific responsibility and activities include, but are not limited to:

    ▪ Serve as WaterNow lead for WaterNow’s Project Accelerator in the CO Basin; work directly with local utilities and municipalities on project design and implementation; develop, monitor and report on project budgets and project implementation plans.

    ▪ Research and analyze water policies, programs, and resources that advance local, state and federal-level sustainable water management practices.

    ▪ Build and maintain constructive relationships with key local partners, water innovators, and utility staff and management in developing and executing projects and policy initiatives.

    ▪ Connect WaterNow members and utility partners to state and federal funding opportunities and provide application support.

    ▪ Present and amplify WaterNow’s mission at conferences, seminars, and meetings.

    ▪ Plan, coordinate and lead occasional stakeholder meetings, in-person briefings, and webinars.

    ▪ Serve alongside other thought partners on WNA on overall planning and strategy related to Colorado Basin programs.

    ▪ Design and implement educational content and programming focused on sustainable water solutions through webinars, workshops, and other avenues.

    ▪ Assist with planning WaterNow’s Annual Summit, including program development.

    Qualifications

    • 4-year college degree.
    • At least 3 years relevant work experience in water use efficiency, environmental management, and/or resource management fields, preferably working directly with sustainability programs in the NGO, investor, corporate, academic or government sectors.
    • Well-connected with Colorado and other Western states’ water community.
    • Technical experience working at or with utilities on water efficiency, demand management, integrated water and land use planning and/or related issues.
    • Excellent research and analytical skills based, in part, on technical experience (e.g., in a field like economics, environmental studies and/or public policy).
    • Strong project management and organizational skills, with attention to detail, able to meet deadline and follow-through.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, natural public speaker
    • A motivated self-starter who can develop strong and trusted networks of stakeholders.
    • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.
    • Demonstrated experience managing and maintaining compliance with public and/or private grant obligations.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Salesforce, Zoom meetings and webinars, MacOS, and Google Suite. Experience with web-based project management applications desired but not required.
    • Willingness to travel 10% of time.

    Location

    This is a remote position based anywhere along Colorado’s Front Range. After the pandemic, we anticipate this position would work at least part time from a coworking space. WaterNow Alliance is based in San Francisco and in order to collaborate as a team, we will encourage travel to San Francisco at least 2-3 times per year for in-person meetings. Given this position will work closely with the WaterNow team in San Francisco, this person will be available during Pacific Time working hours (as needed).

    Salary and Benefits: WaterNow offers an attractive compensation and benefits package. The salary for this position begins at $60,000 and is negotiable commensurate with experience. Benefits package includes a 3% retirement match as well as health, dental, vision coverage and more.

    Applications

    Please provide a resume and cover letter that describes your interest in this position, your relevant qualifications and experience, your availability and salary requirements. Please also submit a writing sample that showcases some relevant work in the water or land-use arena. First screenings will begin on May 24th and applications will be accepted until position is filled. Applications can be sent to jobs@waternow.org. We’re a small team and respectfully request no follow-up calls or emails.

    Multiplier and WaterNow Alliance celebrate diversity and are committed to building teams and partnerships that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Multiplier and WaterNow Alliance are also committed to providing an environment of mutual respect that is free from discrimination and harassment. Multiplier and WaterNow Alliance prohibit discrimination in their governance, programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, marital status, amnesty, status as a covered veteran, because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from public assistance, or for any other non-merit-based factor.

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