Colorado State Engineer-In-Training III (Water Resources Engineer) Pueblo in Pueblo, Colorado

Department Information

This position is temporarily downgraded for training purposes to increase interest in the position and to develop an employee with long term interest in the Division of Water Resources. **

NOTE: This job announcement will remain open until the closing date until 50 applications received, whichever comes first.

*OPEN TO STATE OF COLORADO RESIDENTS ONLY * The Colorado Constitution, Article XII, Section 13 requires that applicants for state classified government jobs be residents of Colorado, unless this requirement is waived by the State Personnel Board. If the residency requirement has been waived for an announced vacancy, it will be noted on the job announcement and applications will be considered from individuals who are not residents of Colorado. This announcement does not include a residency waiver.

If your goal is to invest in a career that makes a difference, consider joining the dedicated people of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Our professionals are committed to supporting state government and the citizens of Colorado.

Our mission is to develop, preserve, and enhance the state's natural resources for the benefit and enjoyment of current and future citizens and visitors. In an effort to build diversity and inclusion we welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.

Customer service is a key component for every position across state government. We are focused on improving Efficiency (use of resources), Effectiveness (impact of our work), and Elegance (graceful service interactions).

The Colorado Division of Water Resources (DWR)strives to be a leader in the water community of Colorado and the western United States. This is accomplished by focusing on the following areas: people, water and stewardship. People, because we recognize that the business of water involves our employees and the public. Water, because the administration, safety and use of the State of Colorado's water resources is something we are committed to and care deeply about. Stewardship, because we understand and accept our obligation to the taxpayers and ourselves, in using and protecting the resources in the most effective manner possible.

This *work unit *serves the needs of the public and to preserve, protect, develop and maximize the beneficial use of the State's present and future water supplies through the distribution of native and non-native waters according to the laws of the State of Colorado, the policies and regulations of the State Engineer, and the terms and conditions of court decrees pertaining to the diversion, storage, and use of water.

Description of Job

The position is temporarily downgraded for training purposes to increase interest in the position and to develop an employee with long term interest in the Division of Water Resources.

The* position **provides engineering support to water resource administration and operations activities in Water Division 2 and serves as a Supervisor for the Engineering/Technical Data Team within Division 2. Reviews applications for and oversees operation of Augmentation/Replacement Plans, Substitute Water Supply Plans and Irrigation Improvement Rules Plans. Coordinates with Ground Water program managers in other Water Divisions to establish and maintain consistency in administration of Ground Water. Revises or develops operational policies and procedures as needed and shares information with other Divisions and Water Users and Associations about Ground Water issues in general and specific to Division 2 practices. Reviews plans submitted pursuant to the Amended Use Rules, Substitute Water Supply Plans and Irrigation Improvement Rules Plans. Position conducts computer modeling to verify amount, timing and location of return flow maintenance obligations. Position reviews sources of return flow maintenance supply. The position provides engineering support for Water Court cases and Water Commissioners as needed. *

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Minimum Requirements: *Enrollment as an Engineer-intern by the *Colorado Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors and one year of experience as an Engineer-Intern at the Engineer-in-Training II level in Water Resources Administration, Water Law, Hydrology or closely related to Water Resources.

Substitution: *A Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Water Resources Administration, Water Law, Hydrology will substitute for the one year of required Engineer-Intern experience. You must still be enrolled as an Engineer-Intern by the Colorado* Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors.

Conditions of Employment: 1) Former employees of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources must have concluded employment of good standing to be eligible for rehire. 2) Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado driver's license. 3) Must be able and willing to exert up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 20 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force constantly to move objects. 4) Must be able and willing to be exposed to hot, cold, wet, humid, and windy conditions caused by the weather.

*Preferred Qualifications: *The preferred candidate will be eligible to take the Professional Engineer exam within two years of hire. Experience related to hydrology and ground water modeling are strongly preferred, along with experience with database applications (MS-Access in particular).

*Appeal Rights: *It is recommended that you contact the Human Resources Specialist listed below to resolve issues related to your possession of minimum qualifications. However, if you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination.

Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at

A standard appeal form is available at: If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.

Supplemental Information

The Colorado Constitution requires all appointments and promotions in the state personnel system be made according to merit and fitness.

Application materials will be reviewed by a Human Resource Specialist and/or Subject Matter Expert to determine if you meet the minimum requirements for the position.

(For application/resume review.) Upon meeting the minimum qualifications, the next phase of the assessment process will consist of a Structured Application/Resume Review. Utilizing your application, resume, cover letter and transcripts (All these documents are required),the review is a comparative analysis against the listed required competencies, job duties and/or preferred qualifications in this announcement to determine technical competence, depth and breadth of experience and job fit. It is imperative that you provide adequate detail on your application, resume and cover letter to describe how you meet and/or exceed the requirements for this position. Factors to be considered: Engineering analysis, evaluation methods (computer tools/models), Water Use - Legal and Engineering principles, Ground Water Data Management and Systems, Supervisory Skills, Written and Oral Communication Skills

Comparative analysis factors to be assessed:

  • Technical Competence – Technical experience as it relates to the duties outlined in this job announcement.
  • Leadership – Excellent, leadership, supervisory and team building skills.
  • Supervision – Supervision of a diverse staff including a large number of temporary/seasonal workers during the summer months.
  • Depth and Breadth of Experience – Experience that covers multiple areas outlined in this job announcement; varied and not one dimensional; and demonstrate progressively higher level of responsibility with a wide range.
  • Job Fit – Experience will be evaluated to determine how well your past experience aligns with and meets the business needs of this position. Current experience is preferred. Upload additional pages if necessary to fully explain your experience and accomplishments. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions by the deadline for application may result in your application not being accepted for this position and may affect your inclusion in future steps in the assessment process.

Toll–Free Applicant Support - Technical Help If you experience technical difficulty with the NEOGOV system (e.g. uploading or attaching documents to your online application) call NEOGOV at 855-524-5627, Mon-Fri between 6 am and 6 pm (Pacific Time). Helpful hints: if you are having difficulty uploading or attaching documents to your application first, ensure your documents are PDF or Microsoft Word files and second, close the document before you attempt upload (attach) it.

The Human Resources Office will be unable to assist with these types of technical issues.

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: PEA - 462 2nd - 11/15/2016

Closing: 12/13/2016 5:00 PM Mountain

Agency: State of Colorado

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Salary: $5,479.00 - $8,306.00 Monthly

Location: Pueblo, CO

Department: Department of Natural Resources