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Westlands Water District: NOJO Director of Science

The Westlands Water District is recruiting to fill one Director of Science vacancy at our Sacramento Office. Applications are being accepted August 1, 2022, through Monday, August 22, 2022. CLICK HERE or download below for information about the position.

MAY 2022

Wyoming: Assistant Attorney General for the Water & Natural Resources Division-Cheyenne

The Wyoming Attorney General’s Office is seeking a qualified attorney who wants to serve as counsel to the Wyoming State Engineer and his staff as part of the Water and Natural Resources Division.

APRIL 2022

Washington State Water Resources Association – Executive Director

Location: Within Washington State, Remote/HybridDeadline: Open Until FilledSalary: Based on Qualifications

Responsibilities:The Executive Director position for the Washington State Water Resources Association (WSWRA) is responsible for a combination of administrative, policy, technical, and public relations activities. The position supervises and manages the administrative office. The Executive Director is the point of contact for WSWRA and should act as the voice of WSWRA, both internally and externally. The Executive Director should be aware of national, regional, and local policies, legislation and politics, trends, and personalities in order to maintain the goal of a unified, cohesive, and effective organization.

Requirements: Candidates should have a broad range of experiences working with state, federal and local governments, as well as non-governmental organizations; communications and public relations; administrative and budgetary activities. Academic background in communications, law, public policy, natural resources, or the sciences is highly beneficial.

To view and download the full job description please click here. Please contact John O’Callaghan jocallaghan@scbid.org or 509-547-1735 for further information, and submit letters of application and CV/resume to the same.

Special Programs Manager Sacramento Area – San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority

Under administrative direction of the Water Policy Director, the Special Programs Manager is responsible for guiding, promoting and managing the Authority’s science activities and other special projects and programs as assigned. The Authority’s 2019 Strategic Plan identified a Goal to “Increase Scientific and Technical Credibility and Expertise” – the implementation of which is a key component of this position’s responsibilities. The Special Programs Manager will provide guidance and management of the Authority’s science activities, including direct management of research, as well as engagement in the Delta Science enterprise including management of fish species, water supply, and water reliability associated with the management, regulation, and operation of the Central Valley Project. Additionally, the work of the Special Programs Manager will include Project and Program Management for key Authority programs, as assigned. The Special Programs Manager
will be responsible for planning and overseeing Authority projects and programs, and be dedicated to application of sound science and communication of information to federal, state and local agencies and other pertinent interests, including the public. The Special Programs Manager will lead projects, manage consultants, and assist in budget preparation.

For more information, see www.sldmwa.org/job-openings


SRP – Water Attorney

Seeking an attorney to join SRP’s in-house legal team to provide legal guidance and advice on water law and water rights that will shape strategic decision-making in the water and power industry.  The candidate’s knowledge of federal and state water laws and regulations will be key in shaping the company’s policies in light of evolving business needs and industry trends.  The candidate should have a demonstrated interest and deep desire to achieve excellence as a water lawyer and should be capable of producing high quality analysis on complex legal matters, with additional experience in negotiating and drafting complex agreements.  Ability to prioritize and efficiently handle multiple matters and issues simultaneously while keeping management informed is required.  Excellent research and verbal and written communication skills also required. 


Yakima-Tieton Irrigation District – Assistant Treasurer ($23-$26/hr)

The Assistant Treasurer is part of a two-person front office team that performs routine office and accounting support activities such as answering phones and processing water payments. This position’s main responsibility is performing complex, professional level accounting activities involving payroll and accounts payable; monitoring investments; complying with state auditor rules; and monitoring and analyzing revenues, expenditure accounts and budgetary projections. Learn more about this position by clicking on the title above or visit www.yakimatietonirrigation.com. Complete applications are being accepted until December 28, 2021.

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