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Water Rights Coordinator
Summary
Title:Water Rights Coordinator
ID:2022-NR-03
Salary Range:$34.53 -$42.30
Application Deadline:10/04/2022
Position Status:Full-Time
Description
Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA) is a not-for-profit, community-owned water utility, overseen by elected officials and citizen appointees from Reno, Sparks and Washoe County. TMWA has a highly skilled workforce who ensure the around-the-clock treatment, delivery and availability of high-quality drinking water for more than 400,000 residents of the Truckee Meadows.

We are looking to hire a Water Rights Coordinator to join our Natural Resources team.

About the Position
The primary function of the Water Rights Coordinator is to administer and process customer’s requests for new water resource commitments and obtains and transfers water rights through the State Engineer’s Office to TMWA.  This position provides technical support to TMWA for evaluation and management of its water resources and requires technical expertise in the identification and acquisition of water resources and issuance of "will serve" commitments to new customers.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES

Essential Functions
Essential responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  1. Provides reliable customer information on the requirements associated with new or expanded water service, annexation procedures to expand the water service territory, answer and advises customers in complex water resource related issues and assists customers in obtaining will-serve commitments
  2. Ability to input, maintain and audit TMWA’s project/water rights database-tracking system both for current and future commitments
  3. Determines and evaluates project water demands to ensure adequate resources are dedicated to serve new projects
  4. Coordinates, processes and completes the legal documents to complete dedication of water resources to TMWA  in accordance with TMWA’s rules
  5. Researches and acquires potential water resources for future “will-serve" commitments
  6. Processes and issues upon customer’s request, "will-serve" commitment letters to new or expanded water service or for approval of tenant improvements by the appropriate governmental entity or State Engineer
  7. Works with Water Resource Coordinator team members to resolve complex water resources problems or any water resource related issues
  8. Be recognized and respected within the community as the experts in water rights issues and TMWA’s dedication process
  9. Perform all water resource related work assignments as assigned
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
 
Experience
  • Minimum of two (2) years of title experience working in a Title Company, survey technician work both field and office, working in a related water resources field or as an Associate Water Resource/Rights Coordinator
Training
  • Post secondary education preferred
  • Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing and speaking English
Other combinations of education/experience may be considered
 
Conditions of Continued Employment
  • A valid driver’s license and the ability to meet TMWA Department of Motor Vehicle report criteria
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
  • Principles and procedures of Nevada Water Law
  • Procedures of transferring both surface and ground water rights to municipal and domestic use through the Division of Water Resources, State of Nevada
  • Real estate principles and the conveyance of real property
  • TMWA's water distribution system
Skills in:
  • Providing excellent customer service with the desire to meet customers as the initial contact person for TMWA
  • Drafting legal documents and pleadings
  • Responding to requests and inquiries from the general public
Ability to:
  • Manage multiple priorities, assignments, tasks and projects concurrently
  • Utilize excellent oral and written communication skills and proficiency with computers and various software programs
  • Work cooperatively with the public and other local agencies
  • Set priorities and carry out assigned projects to most effectively meet needs in a timely manner
  • Perform surveying calculations and write legal descriptions
  • Be punctual regarding work hours
  • Be mentally and physically alert during working hours

All decisions affecting any terms and conditions of employment, including recruitment, hiring, assignment, training, compensation, promotion, salary, disciplinary action and an employee's caregiving responsibilities, will be made without regard to race (including traits associated with race, such as hair texture and protective hairstyles), religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), gender (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender individual), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, age (40 years and above), physical or mental disability, citizenship, genetic information, past, current or prospective service in the uniformed services, marital or domestic partnership status, domestic violence victim status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.