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This position will serve as a groundwater modeling project leader for construction of regional groundwater flow models. ADWR uses these models to support its critical water resource management functions for the State of Arizona. The project leader will oversee a team of hydrologists in the development of groundwater flow models. Duties include mentoring and training staff, interpreting geological and hydrologic data, writing and critically reviewing scientific hydrologic reports; managing and/or facilitating projects conducted by outside contractors associated with Modeling Unit projects; provide modeling expertise to clients within and outside ADWR; perform hydrologic analysis for special projects as required. The project leader will have unique opportunities to develop innovative tools and solutions for important water management issues in Arizona.

Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Abilities:
Knowledge of groundwater flow modeling, project management/leadership/
organization techniques and team building skills. Ability to analyze and troubleshoot challenging problems. Experience with databases, spreadsheets, and GIS applications. Ability to objectively evaluate groundwater flow models and hydrologic studies. Ability to coordinate and communicate a modeling team's activities to Agency divisions, other governmental agencies, educational organizations, contractors and public groups.

Skilled in writing and documenting about hydrologic systems and groundwater flow models including: model objectives and scope, model applications, uses and limitations, model development, calibration and results. Must be able to effectively communicate in both a written and oral fashion and be able to present analysis and results to the Department Staff, other agencies, and public forums.

Must have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in hydrology, civil engineering, geology, watershed management or a related field, plus six years relevant work experience; a Master's degree in one of the above field substitutes for one year of the required experience; a Ph.D. in one of the above fields substitutes for two years of required experience.

Must have prior groundwater flow modeling experience and project management experience. For Applicants meeting the qualifications, but currently enrolled in a University degree program, the Department may be willing to defer the start date. Successful completion of any degree offered as substitution for work experience will be required by the time of appointment.

Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.