Engineer III, II

State of Utah

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Job Title: Engineer III, II

Job Description:
The Utah Division of Water Rights is seeking four engineers to assist in the preparation and evaluation of water rights applications and claims within the State of Utah. There is one position available in the Utah Lake/Jordan River Regional Office and three positions available in the Adjudication Program.

Principal Duties:

Assist the public in answering, reviewing water rights and other files, and explaining office procedures, policy guidelines, and statutes.
Advise water users and assist in the preparation of applications and water user claims.
Assist other staff members in responsibilities related to appropriation and adjudication.
Assist the Adjudication team in the accomplishment of the court ordered adjudications.
Review and compose written reports.
Attend presentations, and make public presentations.
Perform field investigations of water rights and pertinent land use.
Other duties as assigned.
Ideal Candidate:
Ability to research complex water issues and develop solutions.
Ability to communicate effectively with the public and other professionals.
Successful completion of the PE (Professional Licensing Exam) exam.
Ability to compose written reports.

To Qualify for the Engineer III ($30.72 – $48.72)
Must be registered as a professional engineer in accordance with the provisions of Utah Code Annotated 58-22. This is a working level job requiring minimal supervision. Incumbents in this job utilize advanced training, experience and independent judgment in the evaluation and modification of complex engineering situations requiring specialized abilities. Incumbents apply the knowledge and techniques of advanced mathematics and engineering to assignments.

Position may be filled at the Engineer II, or Engineer III level depending upon selected candidates’ qualifications.

To Qualify for the Engineer II ($27.57 – $46.16)
Satisfactory completion of Engineer -In-Training (EIT) or the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (FE) required. Incumbents have experience working as an Engineer but are not licensed as a Professional Engineer. Most of their work must be reviewed and approved by a licensed Engineer. Incumbents use independent judgment in the modification and evaluation of standard techniques, perform independently on most assignments, receiving technical guidance on unusual problems. Incumbents apply the knowledge and techniques of advanced mathematics and engineering to assignments.

Preference will be given to candidates with direct water rights experience.

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.

The Agency:
If you would like to read more about working for the Department of Natural Resources please click here. https://waterrights.utah.gov/

 

Example of Duties
 

Assist the public in answering questions, reviewing water right and other files, and explaining office procedures, policy guidelines, and statutes. Advise water users and assist in the preparation of applications.
Assist regional engineer and direct regional staff in responsibilities related to appropriations.
Assist in the management and supervision of established distribution systems within the region. Assist state appointed water commissioners as necessary and operate river modeling programs.
Assist the Distribution Section as requested in preparation and verification of information related to the on-going actions to enforce water rights.
Assist the State Engineer, Regional Engineer and staff of the Dam Safety section in fulfilling duties pursuant to UCA Sec. 73-5a.
Assist the Regional Engineer in the preparation and/or receipt and processing of applications for the renovation or replacement of existing wells, monitor wells, non-production (heat pump) wells and other provisional (“test”) wells.
Assist the Adjudication team in the accomplishment of the court ordered adjudications.
Attend presentations, review and compose written reports, and make public presentations.
Other duties as assigned.
 

Typical Qualifications
 

Must have passed the FE (Fundamentals of Engineering) exam.
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 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
 

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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