As a Principal Resource Specialist you will be responsible for evaluating alternative approaches and associated costs to improve State Water Project supply reliability and water quality, developing and interpreting state and federal water project modeling studies, monitoring and coordinating with state and federal agencies to implement operational changes to existing facilities, forecasting water supply and runoff in varying conditions, and developing potential mitigation options.
You will manage the development of research and analysis related to the State Water Project/Federal Central Valley project operations including: Coordinated Operation Agreement, State and Federal Endangered Species Act operational requirements, State Water Resources Control Board Regulatory proceedings and requirements, water rights provisions and issue resolution, and upstream water rights/supply agreements.
You will represent Metropolitan in public processes and be responsible for participating in multi-disciplinary, in-house teams and coordinating with other water contractors in strategic negotiations and litigation related to the Bay-Delta and the State Water Project. You will also present at Metropolitan Board of Directors meetings, internal management briefings, Member Agency Managers’ meetings, and other public forums.
This position can be based in either Los Angeles or Sacramento. You will be required to travel approximately 15-20% of the time.
May require knowledge, skill, or ability in: resource planning; principles and practices in engineering, business administration, economics, finance, environmental sciences, urban planning, geology, geography, or hydrology; forecasting and analysis; issue resolution;; team building; budgetary concepts and procedures; relevant federal, state, and local laws; trends and emerging technologies in water resource; public speaking; diplomacy; environmental issues and project mitigation; water law; water rights; and principles of drinking water treatment.
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EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, majoring in engineering, business administration, economics, finance, environmental sciences, urban planning, geology, geography, hydrology or related field and ten years of related progressively responsible experience in policy development, resource negotiations, development and implementation of solutions to complex problems, or managing large and moderately complex projects, of which two years must have been at the supervisory or project management level;
a master’s degree from an accredited college or university majoring in engineering, business administration, economics, finance, environmental sciences, urban planning, geology, geography, hydrology or related field and eight years of related progressively responsible experience in policy development, resource negotiations, development and implementation of solutions to complex problems, or managing large and moderately complex projects, of which two years must have been at the supervisory or project management level.
Related progressively responsible experience is defined:
Work experience with State Water Project and Federal Central Valley Project water systems
operations modeling studies and results and/or work experience with the State Water Project and Federal Central Valley Project operations and associated regulatory requirements affecting those respective water projects.
(Comparable watersheds operations can count towards a maximum of 2 years experience in water systems operations modeling and associated regulatory requirements)
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
License(s): Valid California Class C Driver’s License or equivalent (required at time of application) that allows you to drive during your employment.
• 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
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The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California. Metropolitan’s mission is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high quality water to meet current and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way. Metropolitan’s facilities include the 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct, five water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.3 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 800 miles of pipeline, and 16 hydroelectric power plants.
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities, who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process, please call (213) 217-7738 or email: email@example.com.
MWD is a Federal and State EO employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.
Application Filing Period: Closes at 4:30 pm PST on the date stated in the job announcement. However it may close prior to the filing end date if sufficient applications have been received. If sufficient applications have not been received, then the filing period end date may be extended.
Sponsorship: Applicants for employment with The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States (i.e., H1-B or other employment-based immigration case).