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Associate Resource Specialist - The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA - EXPIRED

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Company: The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

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In the Assistant Resource Specialist II role, you will be responsible for assisting in the administration of contracts for Metropolitan’s imported water supplies. This includes, but is not limited to, preparing reports and analytics related to the Colorado River and the State Water Project; preparing reports for contract administration compliance; and assisting in water supply planning activities. You will also provide analysis for infrastructure, energy and water deliveries related to the Colorado River and the State Water Project and coordinate findings with Metropolitan’s operations and water quality staff. You will participate and assist with board letter preparation and development of PowerPoint presentations.

You will utilize your ability to be detail oriented with a willingness to explore the topic or issue at hand as well as related causes or issues. In addition, you will be proactive and exhibit patience and determination to explore problems thoroughly so that they can be resolved accurately. You must possess problem solving skills; the ability to prioritize work assignments; and multi-task. You will focus on creating ideas and plans for correcting issues or handling daily tasks; communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; and work independently and in a team environment.

This job announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification / job.
To view the full job description click here: Associate Resource Specialist

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field and two years of relevant experience; OR two years in an MWD Assistant Resource Specialist I classification.

A Bachelor’s degree in a related field is defined as: a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, environmental/earth sciences, water resources, or similar degree.

Relevant experience is defined as: experience is defined as two years of experience in the following areas: work that incorporates water resource issues, water planning activities, or water agencies. This could be obtained by experience as an administrative analyst, management analyst, engineer, geologist, geo-hydrologist, hydrologist, water resources analyst or related field.

License(s): Valid California Class C Driver’s License or equivalent (required at time of application) that allows you to drive during your employment.


• 25% Technical Knowledge of: Water resources available to Southern California and their use and interaction in water planning. Computer software tools and techniques that can be used to manage, analyze, and report on water resource issues.
• 25% Analytical Skills
• 10% Job Preparation (education, experience and training relevant to the position)
• 10% Organization/Planning
• 10% Oral Presentation/Communication
• 10% Interpersonal Effectiveness
• 10% Written Communication

100% Total

• 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 and van pools

• Hub of public transportation: rail, subway, buses, and taxis

• On-site fitness center

For more information on MWD benefits, please use the following link: Benefits Regular Full Time Employee

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 protected]

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).