| Under limited supervision, this position understands and implements state water statutes, leads and coordinates the development of integrated water management plans, demonstrates strong planning capabilities, supervises staff within the Water Planning Division, coordinates and manages projects, maintains a high level of understanding of relevant hydrologic models and analyses in context of division responsibilities, reviews and develops highly technical and complex geological/hydrogeological, reports, technical documents, statutes, and presentations. This position will also supervise and coordinate with other members of the Water Planning Division staff while carrying out these duties. Salary range for this position is $28.034 – 34.320 per hour. Salary to commensurate with applicant's education and experience, if approved. |
Plans, assigns, directs and evaluates the work of staff located within the Water Planning Division. Works closely with other Integrated Water Management Coordinators to ensure efficient use of Division resources, develops work plans and implements Division procedures. Develops integrated water management plans within the context of the Groundwater Management and Protection Act and directs the work of other Integrated Water Management staff assisting with this task. Maintains working understanding of Division hydrologic models, tools, and analyses in order to collaborate with Division staff to assure successful implementation of integrated management planning goals. Maintains financial oversight on consultant selection and fees, research costs, etc. and oversees their work. Demonstrates working knowledge of Nebraska water statutes; planning and project management skills; an ability to communicate complex scientific concepts and programs to a large variety of audiences while utilizing multiple communication platforms; coordination and facilitation skills. Determines type of technical data needed for the agency and Natural Resource District's to develop and implement integrated surface water/groundwater management plans. Conducts technical assessments on the adequacy of all tools used in integrated water management plans to ensure successful accomplishment of plan goals. Presents research lectures and workshops explaining surface and groundwater relationships as pertaining to integrated water management planning. Attends professional scientific conferences and programs and utilizes professional research literature to stay current and maintain expertise.
Knowledge of: the methods and procedures of human resource development; natural resources planning; project management and facilitation; effective science and policy communication techniques; integrated management planning processes; scientific understanding of surface and groundwater hydrology and geology; ground and/or surface water modeling. Ability to: Instruct, supervise and direct staff; learn and apply Nebraska's surface and groundwater laws; think logically and understand surface and groundwater systems and the analyses of these systems in the context of planning; organize and analyze available information and reach sound conclusions; work as a team leader with staff of the Department, Natural Resources Districts and consultants to develop and implement integrated water management plans; communicate highly technical information to other technical experts and the general public; organize and write technical reports; be an expert witness in court proceedings; select, compile and analyze information as necessary to identify, substantiate and solve a scientific or technical problem and prepare reports based on that analysis. Skill in: project management; communication of scientific ideas and concepts; developing, analyzing and applying hydrologic models and other system analysis techniques; explaining the results of division analyses to decision makers; understanding and comprehending written documents; using logic to identify alternative solutions or conclusions.