Colorado Springs Utilities Water Resources and Water Rights Program Administrator in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Water Resources and Water Rights Program Administrator
Job Type: Business Operations
Pay Range $88,795 to $93,954
Location Colorado Springs, CO
Date First Posted 11/15/23
Water Resources and Water Rights Program Administrator
Who We Are… Colorado Springs Utilities cultivates a work culture dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and synergy. Our employees know they make a difference every day by providing critical services to the public while living and working in a city consistently rated as one of the top in the United States. We utilize today’s talent to build a better tomorrow. Be part of history by creating energy solutions for a reliable and cleaner tomorrow.
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We are seeking a creative and collaborative individual to fill a position as a Water Resources and Water Rights Program Administrator on the Water Resources Management team. In this role, you would provide high-quality technical support to the water resources management team in water rights administration, regulatory, and legal matters, and assist the engineers, water resource specialists, compliance personnel, and attorneys to meet departmental needs.
Key Areas of Focus:
Assisting water resources staff with managing a range of assignments, including compliance with legislative and governmental protocols related to Utilities Board, City Council and other Board actions, ensure timeliness on regulatory and legislative reviews, contracting renewals, as well as creating and editing related technical documentation
You will also administer the drafting of legal correspondence, including case-specific reports, appendices and exhibits, and records retention and database management
Research and investigate facts of water right decrees; identify relevant laws, judicial decisions, legal articles, and other materials; and report changes in regulations, guidelines, and laws to appropriate parties
Draft, revise, and finalize filings, and assist with submission to appropriate entities
Liaison on water rights cases between outside attorney’s, city attorney offices and water resources staff
Locate, evaluate, and compile relevant resources and data for current and future legal motions
Investigate public records, previous cases, and legal precedents to prepare materials for water rights matters
Organize and maintain accurate, up-to-date databases for current and past water rights filings
Who you Are…. a candidate may have a degree in engineering, law, paralegal or related field. The ideal candidate will come with an attention to detail and a working knowledge of water resource legislation, water law and regulatory guidelines, water court case management, and experience with corporate law as it relates to managing Boards and City Council processes. These skills and competencies will be applied to support water resource engineers, subject matter experts and management through court and local corporate activities and compliance with procedures. Additionally, Professional certifications, such as NALA, AACP, or ABA are preferred.
A valid, unrestricted driver's license is required for this role.
What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you
The ability to stay ahead of the business curve with our established priority to continually update and incorporate state-of-the-art technology.
The opportunity to work for a pioneer in providing four utility services in one enterprise with a 100-year reputation for integrity.
A work culture dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and synergy.
The stability vital for growth-oriented careers.
Our Commitment to Our Employees…
Our people are the heart and soul of Colorado Springs Utilities. They keep the lights on, gas flowing, water coming in, and wastewater leaving. We do not just say people are important – we prove it! That’s why we are honored to invest in protecting the health and financial security of our employees and their families through our rich benefits program.
Time Off – Because everybody needs time off to recharge
Vacation – New employees accrue 13 days of paid time off to start, while our more tenured employees accrue 24 days per year
Personal Leave –3 days per year of personal leave
Paid Holidays –12 paid holidays per year
Sick Leave – Accrue 12 days of sick leave annually for those days when you or a family member is feeling under the weather
Vacation Buy – Purchase up to 40 hours of additional vacation time
Pension Plan – Looking forward to a comfortable lifestyle once you’re done working? The Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) provides you with retirement benefits and peace of mind when you retire
Medical – Select from three comprehensive medical plans, starting at $0 per month. Employees also enjoy access to a Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Wellness Program – Voluntary wellness program that allows you and your spouse to each earn up to $500 to use towards healthcare expenses, $100 in Visa gift cards, and up to $400 in gym membership reimbursements
Dental – Select from two dental plans, with in-network PPO preventive care covered at 100% and access to orthodontia coverage
Vision – Voluntary plan that covers full vision care services and discounts on LASIK eye surgery
Retirement Saving Programs – Supplement your pension plan with voluntary retirement programs such as the PERAPlus 401(k) and MissionSquare’s Roth IRA and 457 plans
Disability Coverage – Short-Term (STD) and Long-Term Disability (LTD) insurance available for purchase
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – Makes the going a little easier by aiding with mental health, stress management, work-life balance, financial and legal matters, and much more
Long-Term Care Insurance (LTC) – Whether it's due to an accident or a serious illness, LTC insurance is available for purchase to help you and your loved ones
Life Insurance – Company-paid life insurance and supplemental coverage available
Tuition Reimbursement – Employees are eligible to receive up to $5,250 annually for Tuition Reimbursement
Qualifying Public Service Employer – Payments made towards student loans may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
All positions will be posted for a minimum of 5 calendar days.
Starting pay will be determined within the posted pay range based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate; if there is a single pay rate posted, the job starts at that rate.
Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas of any kind (including but not limited to F-1, H-1B, or TN visas). Eligible applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.
Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.
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Job Type: Business Operations