Seasonal Hydrographer-Commissioner
State of Wyoming - Casper, WY

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Under limited supervision this position is responsible for the water use and management decisions for a broad area of the State of Wyoming, in an assigned Water Division.

This is an AT-WILL position and is appointed by the Governor, pursuant to Wyoming Statute 41-3-602 and 9-1-202.

This is a seasonal position, typically working full-time hours from March through November each year.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Measures, monitors, regulates, documents and accounts for the use of available water supplies.
  • Responsible for the accounting of available water usage within assigned districts.
  • Reduces and analyzes data collected and prepares it for publication.
  • Inspects water use facilities, structures and land under water rights permits for permit compliance and adjudication.
  • Completes technical inspections of reservoirs for dam safety.
  • Researches, compiles and reports water right information.
  • Meets with, confers with and counsels water resource users and mediates water rights disputes between appropriators.
  • Assists in the installation and operation of stream gaging equipment.
  • Meets with and assists public with inquiries regarding water rights and filing of water rights applications.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
  • Knowledge of Wyoming water law; rules, regulations, policies, procedures and business practices of the State Engineer’s Office and Board of Control; hydrology; water rights; water measurement techniques, practices and equipment; irrigation principles and practices; map reading and legal land descriptions; surveying principles.
  • Skills in interpersonal, written and verbal communications; managing resources; computer applications (database, spreadsheet, presentation, word processing, GIS software); hydrologic data collection, interpretation, analysis and reporting; use of a variety of hydrologic measuring and monitoring equipment and tools for data collection; stream gaging telemetry and measuring device installation and maintenance; complex mathematical computations; maps and records interpretation.
  • Ability to work with a variety of people, agencies and associations to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals and to build relationships with those you work with; deal with entities in difficult and complex situations to achieve resolution or compliance with laws and/or rules and regulations; present and convey information clearly and concisely to groups or individuals verbally, electronically and/or in writing to ensure they understand the information.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Position requires the physical ability to hike, lift, wade, drive all terrain vehicles and work in unpredictable and inclement weather conditions in remote areas while working alone.

PREFERENCES:
Preference will be given to individuals with a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in an environmental or natural science field PLUS three years of work experience in a regulatory occupation, agriculture, hydrology, ranch or farm irrigation, field work and data collection, engineering or experience with water use as it relates to water resource management.

*Please view the Class Specifications (Class Code ENNR09) and the State required Minimum Qualifications for this vacancy at: http://statejobs.state.wy.us/lookup.aspx

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