Water Resources Analyst

Recruitment Announcement # 2019-137

POSITION TITLE Water Resources Analyst (1815) SALARY RANGE: $20.214-35.225 DEPARTMENT Public Utilities FLSA/UNION STATUS: Non Exempt/Union PERIOD TO APPLY: 11/16/2018-11/30/2018 POSITION STATUS: Classified/Full-Time SUPERVISOR: Rick Carpenter LOCATION: Water ************************************************************************************************************************************************************************* GENERAL PURPOSE

To provide technical research and analysis, and project management support to water resource management and planning projects.


Works under the general supervision of an assigned supervisor.



ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS ( A position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all duties, which may be found in a position of this class.)

  • Collects and analyzes specialized data for water resource planning programs; compiles and prepares memos, reports, general correspondence, and maps, such as the biannual Water Update.
  • Maintains and uses Santa Fe’s Water MAPS system simulation and decision support model.
  • Assists Water Resource Coordinators in project management tasks including scheduling, review of Consultant work, writing memos or letters, review project budget,
  • Compiles and maintains computerized GIS files and associated data tables; integrate GIS into water resource management programs.
  • Provides technical information and educational material to Water Division staff, other departments, and public inquiries.
  • Assists in pursuing grant monies for water projects, and assists Water Division staff with fiscal and budgetary matters.
  • Collects water level measurements, stream flow measurements and water quality samples
  • Maintains water resource electronic files, paper files and library.
  • Performs statistical analysis including estimates of individual , residential and total water use, estimates of population and demand projections
  • Prepares presentations; attends committee, City council, departmental or community meetings.
  • Updates research and coordinates printing of information brochures; prepares graphic elements such as maps, charts or other visual aids necessary for planning program presentations.
  • Assists Water Division staff with various project management duties



A bachelor’s degree in physical sciences, water resources, engineering, geography, environmental studies, planning, economics, statistics, social science, or related degree, and a demonstrated interest in water resource issues. Course work or experience in water resource planning, water resource management, hydrology, or geographic information systems, is preferred.


City of Santa Fe, New Mexico P.O. Box 909, 200 Lincoln Ave (505) 955-6597 Fax (505) 955-6810 www.santafenm.gov

An equivalent combination of relevant experience may substitute for education on a year for year basis.


Considerable knowledge of research methodology, statistical analysis, water resources, computerized data compilation and conversion techniques, report writing, graphics presentation report production techniques comprehensive planning tools, and ability to apply these skills appropriately.

Considerable skill in MS-Windows Office Professional, STELLA, and ArcGIS

Ability to research technical material, summarize findings and make appropriate recommendations, to prepare and present clear and concise graphic, oral and written reports. Must be able to read, interpret and work from field notes, aerial photographs, plans, etc. to meet deadlines, to establish effective working relationships with associates and the public. Must be able to prioritize work, and complete multiple tasks simultaneously.


Must possess a valid driver’s license and obtain a City of Santa Fe driving permit within three (3) months of hire.


Work is generally performed in an office setting. Some field, evening, weekend or irregular work hours may be required. Occasionally, may be required to work outside during inclement weather. Requires good hearing and visual acuity and may require sitting for long periods of time with close exposure to VDT’s, CRT’s or UV rays.

ADA/EEO Compliance The City of Santa Fe is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the American’s with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

VETERAN’S HIRING INITIATIVE Pursuant to City of Santa Fe Resolution No. 2013-079, the City of Santa Fe Human Resources Department (HRD) has implemented a Veterans’ Hiring Initiative policy in order to provide opportunities for veterans who meet or exceed the minimum qualifications for city employment to obtain City employment. The Governing Body does not guarantee that a veteran shall be hired for the position being applied for, only that the veteran will be given an interview; and, it does not intend to supersede or modify any collective bargaining agreement that is currently in place with the City of Santa Fe. Job applicants who are veterans who have an honorable discharge from the military or are members of the National Guard or Reserve who have successfully completed basic training, must use the Veteran Certification Form to identify themselves and then must attach a copy of their DD214 or DD215 and/or their proof of current Active, Guard or Reserve enlistment in order to certify their status.

TO APPLY: Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the city application form. Submit City of Santa Fe Application by one of the following methods: Fill out application at Human Resources Department, City Hall, 200 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM; mail application to P.O. Box 909, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-0909; or fax application to (505) 955-6810. Applications may be downloaded from our website: www.santafenm.gov; or apply online at www.santafenm.gov. Applications become public record upon receipt and may be made available for public inspection upon request.

When required of the position, attach a copy of certification(s) or license(s). Copies of high school diploma/GED & college degree must be provided at time of interview. Pre-placement physical exams are required for some positions. Incomplete applications may delay or exclude consideration of your application.

City of Santa Fe, New Mexico P.O. Box 909, 200 Lincoln Ave (505) 955-6597 Fax (505) 955-6810 www.santafenm.gov