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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

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:

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