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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.

  • Friday, December 03, 2021 11:14 AM | Diana Denwood (Administrator)

    OPEN ONLY TO CURRENT RESIDENTS OF COLORADO 

    POSITION SUMMARY

    This position exists to provide technical assistance to water providers, water users and Colorado stakeholders like the basin roundtables to assist in the development, implementation, and monitoring of water conservation programs, to achieve specified goals including achieving greater levels  of water efficiency and mitigating drought. It also provides strategic input to long-range water planning regarding level of achievable conservation measures by developing and maintaining water conservation databases, tracking metrics and goals. The position serves as a programmatic and technical support specialist, helping to give presentations, conduct studies, surveys, perform research and analysis of existing conservation efforts, monitor and evaluate program effectiveness and help achieve section goals aimed at integrating and promoting water conservation and drought planning as it relates to climate adaptation, stakeholder engagement and meeting Water Supply Planning Section goals. The position acts as a central team member to the section with general oversight from the Deputy Section Chief and direction from the Section Chief, helps coordinate water conservation programmatic efforts (database management; water efficiency reporting; water efficiency and drought plan submittal), supports other conservation and larger section efforts, analyzes conservation data, facilitates roundtable planning, municipal  water planning, climate adaptation (specifically drought planning and related climate studies); reviews and helps manage approved conservation and drought grants, updates related efficiency planning and drought guidance documents, provides event support for the section including conservation and drought events and integrates related outreach efforts across the Water Supply Planning Section. 

    PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING:
     
    Stakeholder Involvement, Statewide Planning and Section Support
    • Determines effectiveness and impact of efficiency programs, drought mitigation and outreach based on stakeholder feedback and section input..
    • Appropriately communicates and develops presentations on data outputs and complicated water issues around water conservation, drought and water supply planning.
    • Presents findings to stakeholder groups such as roundtables, IBCC, water providers and the CWCB Board.
    • Coordinates meeting agendas and logistics for conservation, drought and section events.  
    • Leads guidance document updates for water efficiency and drought planning efforts.
    • Develops and displays technical or legal water supply information for use in meeting future water needs.
    • Creates technical memos, maps, data analysis and other display items for the Board, roundtable or other water users.
    • Supports program outreach, section integration and partner development as they relate to water conservation, drought planning and the Colorado Water Plan.
    Municipal Water Reporting and Tracking 
    • Maintains, analyzes and enhances municipal water tracking and annual efficiency reporting in the House Bill 1051/ Municipal Water Efficiency Reporting database. 
    • Evaluates and supports Water Efficiency Plan reporting and Drought Plan reporting.
    • Identifies process improvement opportunities and revises and guidance documents.
    • Considers impacts of economic incentives and trends in rates, rebates or other economic drivers.  
    • Works with consultants and water provides to refine guidance and increase participation rates.
    • Analyzes and determines different techniques and methods for interpreting and normalizing data.
    • Seeks out latest conservation practices and technologies for programs, drought mitigation, etc.
    • Educates water users and stakeholders about the collected data 
    Conservation & Drought Information, Data and Technical Assistance
    • Collects, analyzes, and interprets data and information to inform programs and section direction.
    • Decisions include forming appropriate and diplomatic responses to difficult technical questions.
    • Analyzes data, programs, technologies and policies that support conservation, drought and supply strategies.
    • Determines where data suggests gaps and opportunities in knowledge and areas for enhancing programs.
    • Provides technical assistance to water providers and other groups interested in understanding data trends.
    • Considers impacts of economic incentives and trends in rates, rebates or other economic drivers.  
    • Supports water availability, drought and climate adaptation discussions, meetings and studies.
    • Analyzes and determines different techniques and methods of interpreting and normalizing data.
    • Seeks out latest conservation practices and technologies for programs, drought mitigation, etc.
    Water Conservation, Drought and Climate Grant Processing
    • Supports grant development and reviews related to conservation, drought and climate initiatives.
    • Coordinates with staff to determine the appropriate project manager for a given grant and leads assigned grants.
    • Identifies missing technical information or project planning methods from water conservation grant applications.
    • Interprets specialized technical water conservation and drought planning details in grant applications 
    • Suggests recommendations or alternative methodologies that may enhance grant efforts.
    • Supports the management of awarded grant projects, budget, invoicing and deliverables. 
    • Identifies ways to increase Water Efficiency Planning and Drought Planning through grant making.
    • Enhances criteria and guidelines for grant programs as needed to enhance the application process.
    • Utilizes the grant and loan portal and extracts data to help identify conservation and drought funded efforts. 

    Learn more and apply here. The deadline to apply is 12/6.

  • Monday, November 29, 2021 10:05 AM | Melissa Brasfield (Administrator)

    POSITION SUMMARY

    This position exists to provide technical assistance to water providers, water users and Colorado stakeholders like the basin roundtables to assist in the development, implementation, and monitoring of water conservation programs, to achieve specified goals including achieving greater levels  of water efficiency and mitigating drought. It also provides strategic input to long-range water planning regarding level of achievable conservation measures by developing and maintaining water conservation databases, tracking metrics and goals. The position serves as a programmatic and technical support specialist, helping to give presentations, conduct studies, surveys, perform research and analysis of existing conservation efforts, monitor and evaluate program effectiveness and help achieve section goals aimed at integrating and promoting water conservation and drought planning as it relates to climate adaptation, stakeholder engagement and meeting Water Supply Planning Section goals. The position acts as a central team member to the section with general oversight from the Deputy Section Chief and direction from the Section Chief, helps coordinate water conservation programmatic efforts (database management; water efficiency reporting; water efficiency and drought plan submittal), supports other conservation and larger section efforts, analyzes conservation data, facilitates roundtable planning, municipal  water planning, climate adaptation (specifically drought planning and related climate studies); reviews and helps manage approved conservation and drought grants, updates related efficiency planning and drought guidance documents, provides event support for the section including conservation and drought events and integrates related outreach efforts across the Water Supply Planning Section.

    To read the full description and to apply, click here.

  • Wednesday, October 27, 2021 12:29 PM | Diana Denwood (Administrator)

    The Colorado Water Center director is appointed by the President of Colorado State University to serve as the chief executive, academic, and policy officer of the Center. The director provides leadership and oversight of the Center’s portfolio of research, education, engagement, and service activities, which is developed and implemented in collaboration with CSU faculty and staff affiliates, partner higher education institutions across Colorado, and a variety of partner scholars, agencies, and organizations.

    A completed Ph.D. or equivalent in a water-related field, or a JD and professional focus in water-related legal and policy issues is required for this position.

    To view the job vacancy announcement and apply, click link: http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/94311. For full consideration, all materials must be RECEIVED no later than 11:59 PM Mountain Time on Thursday, November 18, 2021.

    We are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsive programs and services. Therefore, we encourage responses from people of all backgrounds and abilities. We invite you to review Colorado State University’s Principles of Community that guide our mission and vision of access, teaching, service and engagement.

    CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

  • Tuesday, September 28, 2021 9:30 PM | Melissa Brasfield (Administrator)

    Job Description

    Martin and Wood Water Consultants, Inc. (M&W) is seeking to hire a water resources engineer to join our team of engineers and hydrogeologists. The Staff or Project Water Resources Engineer position is a technical position primarily in the water rights and water resources fields. The position may include tasks relating to hydrologic analyses of streamflow conditions, construction of hydrologic models, preparation of engineering reports and/or raw water master plans, water supply planning, review of water court decrees, development and maintenance of water accounting forms, review of and conducting historical consumptive use analyses, water rights evaluations, preparation of expert reports in support of Colorado water court cases,  hydrogeological analyses, and occasional field work. The majority of the work will be performed in the office; however, occasional out-of-office opportunities arise which include: surface water sampling; 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.

    Staff Water Resources Engineer: The ideal employee will have 1-5 years of experience working in the water resources field. A bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field and the ability to obtain a professional engineer license in the future are preferred. The employee will have the opportunity to work under the direction of senior staff and gain additional independent responsibilities over time. The employee will work often with other staff and will have multiple levels of staff available to them for training and mentoring.

    Project Water Resources Engineer: The ideal employee will have over 5 years of experience working in the water resources field. A master’s degree and professional engineer license are preferred. The employee will have the opportunity to manage projects and mentor and train junior staff. The employee will work both independently and often with other staff.

    Please note this posting is for one employee at either the staff level or project level.

    Full description and to apply, click here.

  • Tuesday, September 28, 2021 9:26 PM | Melissa Brasfield (Administrator)

    The Skilled Irrigation Technician is responsible for carrying out the full spectrum of irrigation tasks associated with residential irrigation systems as part of landscape installations, irrigation maintenance, and occasionally
    stand-alone irrigation installations, including associated troubleshooting and repairs. Duties also include seasonal start ups, repairs, and winterization of irrigation systems and water features, as well as tracking inventory and work order repairs for client billing purposes.

    This full time non-exempt hourly position reports to the Irrigation  Manager, frequently interacts with clients, and collaborates closely with subcontractors, crew members, the Landscape Installation Manager and Landscape Designer to fulfill job duties.

    See the full posting here.

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