Engineer III, II, I – Return to Utah

State of Utah

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Job Title: Engineer III, II, I – Return to Utah

Job Description:

The new Return Utah program is similar to an internship designed for adults looking to re-enter the workforce after an extended absence. These opportunities are structured as return-to-work positions that provide the experience, training, skills, and mentoring an individual needs to return to the workforce.

Return Utah is a 16-week program for people who have taken a career break of at least two years for reasons such as starting or raising a family, caring for a family member, military service, continuing education, or other personal/career related reasons.

The program will commence on Monday January 10th, 2022, with the first week of the program consisting of learning, development and workplace orientation.

This is a full time, intent-to-hire Return Utah opportunity. Upon completion of the program, based on performance, participants may receive an offer of employment.

To be eligible for this return-to-work opportunity, candidates must:Be on a career break of two or more years at time of application
Have prior professional experience in functional area of interest
(Optional for intent to hire positions) Have interest in returning to a full-time position

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Employee will serve in the Adjudication Section and help prepare hydrographic survey maps and Proposed Determinations. The incumbent will set up map templates in ArcGIS for adjudication teams to use; track Proposed Determinations status and coordinate and perform final reviews of Proposed Determinations and hydrographic survey maps; work with legal counsel analyzing water rights in objection proceedings; assist water users in filing acceptably complete water users claims in adjudication proceedings; and assist adjudication teams in processing water users claims and preparing state engineer recommendations.

Principal Duties:
Assist in the publishing of proposed determinations for general adjudications throughout the state.
Assist in the preparation of hydrographic survey maps.
Assist in the drafting of state engineer recommendations.
Assist with preparing water user’s claims.
Assist in the resolution of objections to proposed determinations.
Reviewing and supporting the work of other staff members.
Assist the public in person and over the phone to answer questions regarding water right procedures and existing water right records.
Create maps using the Division’s mapping software.
Assist in the technical review of water user’s claims and other filed documents.
Write technical memoranda.
Manage paperwork flow including filing and logging documents.
Coordinating with the Office of the Attorney General on general adjudication work.

Why You Should Join Our Team:
As one of the oldest agencies in the State of Utah, the Office of the State Engineer (i.e., the Division of Water Rights) has a long history of playing a critical role in the management of the state’s water resources. Consequently, water users rely on the expertise of the Division of Water Rights to provide order and certainty in the distribution of Utah’s water. As a member of our team you will have the opportunity to help people from all over the state understand water rights, work in a challenging profession that has a meaningful impact on every aspect of life in the arid West, and shape the future of the state’s most valuable resource.

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Typical Qualifications

Principles, theories and practices of engineering.
Ability to read, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies and/or procedures.
Familiarity with the various types of water measurement devices including but not limited to weirs, flumes, digital flow meters, and their use.
Familiarity with court decrees, proposed determinations, distribution schedules and other available documents used in the administration of these water right areas.
Ability to provide technical assistance to water users.
Ability to speak clearly, concisely and effectively; listen to, and understand, information and ideas as presented verbally.
Ability to communicate information and ideas clearly, and concisely, in writing; read and understand information presented in writing.
Ability to solve a problems using logic to identify key facts, explore alternatives, and propose quality solutions; analyze or identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts associated with information or data to draw conclusion.
Ability to use GIS technology solutions.
Ability to teach new concepts and coach in learning situations.

Supplemental Information

Must be registered as a professional engineer or be working toward registration, in accordance with the provisions of Utah Code Annotated 58-22.
Risks found in the typical office setting, which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.
Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying light items; driving an automobile, etc. Special physical demands are not required to perform the work.

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