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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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Within the Resource Development Team of the Water Resource Management Group, the Associate Resource Specialist will implement programs relating to water resources planning and development. One role supports the development of groundwater and water reuse, while the other supports development of brackish and seawater desalination. Both roles contribute to innovative approaches to salinity management, open water data, the water-energy nexus and other resource programs. In this position, you will participate in stakeholder meetings, review and propose legislation and participate in regulatory processes. You will collect and analyze data, operate water resource models, perform economic, statistical and financial analyses, initiate related research, administer agreements, review and write reports and develop presentations. You will also help implement Metropolitan’s Future Supply Actions Funding Program.

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 four years of relevant experience; or two years in an MWD Assistant Resource Specialist II classification; or Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field and two years of relevant experience.

Relevant Experience is defined as: Work experience in water resource planning and development, water resource program design and implementation, groundwater, desalination, reuse, stormwater, or salinity management.

Related Fields: engineering, economics, hydrology, geology, geography, environmental science, data science, or policy.

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


20% Job Preparation (education, experience and training relevant to the position)
20% Technical Knowledge/Skills
20% Analytical Skills
15% Teamwork and Interpersonal Effectiveness
10% Oral Communication
10% Written Communication
5% Organization/Planning

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

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

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).