Salt Lake City


    Requisition ID
    Minimum Salary
    USD $70,824.00/Yr.
    Maximum Salary
    USD $96,699.00/Yr.
    Post End Date
    US-UT-Salt Lake City
  • Overview

    The Water Resources Manager plays an important role in the Department of Public Utilities and an intricate part in the community. The position manages water supply resources for Salt Lake City, including administration of water rights, water conservation, hydrology, and source water quality. This position supervises and has oversight of staff members working in Water Conservation, Hydrology, and sustainability and may manage the Watershed Division. 


    For additional information contact Jessica 801-535-6699



    • Administers and preserves City water rights in coordination with the Department Director. Corresponds with the State Engineer’s Office on water-rights matters and monitors City-owned water rights.  Maintains active interest in other entity water rights that may impact City rights.  Prepares and submits water-rights applications and protests and represents the City in various administrative and legal proceedings.  Manages the maintenance of City records and data related to water rights, hydrology and sustainability.


    • Represents the Department on numerous committees involving natural resources protection, watershed protection, and development issues. Coordinates with Federal, State and local government agencies.  


    • Conducts and manages special studies with assigned staff and consultants. Coordinates the selection and management of consultants; manages contract compliance and approves payment for services. Monitors consultant and contractor performance.   Coordinates with Department contracts staff on canyon surplus water sales contracts.  Consults with and advises Public Utilities Administration and City Attorney on matters related to water rights and the watershed.


    • Assists in the planning, development and administration of watershed canyon programs. Works in partnership with Salt Lake County, U.S. Forest Service, Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Transportation, and private and commercial developers, to protect and preserve the watershed. Recommends actions affecting the city’s watershed interests, including land acquisitions, master plans, climate change, property management, revenue generation and policies. Manages the maintenance of City records related to water rights, hydrology and watershed management.


    • Provides written and oral presentations to local, national and governmental groups. Addresses community councils, city council, county commission, congressional staffs, local groups, schools and other interested parties.   Supports educational programs and facilitates their implementation.  Appears as expert witness in lawsuits.


    • Supervises, coordinates, assigns, and directs staff. Monitors employee activities, reviews and approves projects, and evaluates performance to assure goals are met or exceeded.  Initiates disciplinary action when necessary.  Maintains documentation on performance of all employees under his or her supervision. In conjunction with the Watershed Supervisor, conducts the interviewing and selection process of new Watershed employees.


    • Responsible for the preparation of the section budget, and monitors department resources as required. May prepare work orders for maintenance and new construction, and requisition supplies and materials. 


    • Participates in Departmental security and emergency preparedness programs.


    • Performs other duties as assigned.


    • Four (4) year degree from an accredited college or university in Water Resource Engineering, Business Administration, Public Administration, Forestry, Environmental Science, Agriculture, Hydrology or closely related field, plus eight (8) years’ work experience in water resource management, environmental field, or other closely related field.  Experience and education may be substituted one for the other on a year-for-year basis.
    • Knowledge of issues, ordinances and regulations as they apply to land use planning, water rights, water management, hydrology, Salt Lake City watershed, hazardous spill cleanup procedures, general maintenance and equipment operations, and the water treatment process.
    • Knowledge of climate change and adaption strategies.
    • Ability to communicate effectively and relate to the public, media and governmental agencies, sometimes under difficult circumstances; prepare reports and keep records; prepare budget;
    • Possession of a valid driver’s license or driving privilege card.



    • Working knowledge of emergency preparedness and Homeland Security procedures.


    • Previous experience working in municipal government; familiarity with local government contacts.



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