Associate Resource Specialist

  • Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Aug 06, 2019
Full time Communication - Public Outreach Conservation/ Natural Resources Environmental Science - Engineering Water Quality Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater

Job Description

Within the Resource Development Team of the Water Resource Management Group, the Associate Resource Specialist will be responsible for implementing projects and programs relating to water resources planning and development. You will perform research, analysis and studies related to regional groundwater, stormwater, recycling and other new supplies and review related regulations and legislation; plan and participate in groundwater and stormwater stakeholder meetings and water supply related workshops; and participate in cross-functional teams developing innovative approaches to address water resource development challenges. In this position, you will also operate and maintain water resource models, manage program agreements, monitor studies, and review deliverables.

This job announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification / job.

To view the full job description click here: Associate Resource Specialist 

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field and four years of relevant experience; or two years in a MWD Assistant Resource Specialist II classification; or Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field and two years of relevant experience.

Relevant Experience is defined as: Work experience within geology, hydrogeology, hydrology, stormwater management, and/or water or power resource analysis.  

License(s): Valid California Class C Driver’s License or equivalent (required at time of application) that allows you to drive during your employment. 

20% Job Preparation (education, experience and training relevant to the position) 
30% Technical Knowledge/Skills: Water resources available to Southern California and their use and interaction in water planning; Computer software tools and techniques that can be used to manage, analyze, and report on water resources and issues related to water resources.
10% Analytical
15% Teamwork
10% Oral Communication 
10% Written Communication
5% Organization/Planning
100% Total 

• Competitive compensation
• Excellent medical, dental, life, vision plans.
• Deferred compensation in the form of a 401(k) plan (with matching contribution) and a 457 plan.
• Retirement benefits under the California Public Employees' Retirement System
• Tuition reimbursement
• Training and advancement opportunities
• Excellent working environment
• Public transportation reimbursements and van pools
• Hub of public transportation: rail, subway, buses, and taxis
• On-site fitness center 

For more information on MWD benefits, please use the following link: Benefits Regular Full Time Employee

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Min USD $44.32/Hr. Max USD $58.30/Hr.