Policy-focused Analyst in SRPs Water Rights & Contracts Department


Posted Under: Phoenix, Arizona jobs in Professions; Professions jobs in zipcode 85001
Posted On: 2019-10-11 00:00:00

SRP is one of the largest public power and water utilities in the U.S. providing electricity to approximately one million customers in the greater metropolitan Phoenix area. Since its founding in 1903, SRP has fostered a culture of stewardship and customer service consistently ranking as an industry leader in customer service according to J.D. Power. SRP continues to adapt to its changing business environment by seeking innovative ways to reimagine utility service and the provision of critical resources essential to the life and economy of Arizona.Job BriefResponsible for analysis of water resources and water rights issues utilizing state and federal water rights laws, regulations and policies pertaining to a variety of water uses, sources and diversion methods throughout Arizona, and negotiation, preparation and interpretation of water resource agreements (water exchanges, water delivery, water facility interconnections, joint ventures, etc.) with other utilities, governmental agencies and private interests.Job Responsibilities
  • Assists--in the development, negotiations, and implementation of Indian water rights settlements.
  • Coordinates the monitoring and assessment of major SRP, regional, state and federal water policy issues with the appropriate state and federal government relations group.
  • Coordinates SRP's engagement with projects potentially impacting SRP's water rights.
  • Monitors--Colorado River policy developments for impacts to SRP.
  • Provides--strategic and analytical expertise related to policy planning.
  • Prepares--written communications materials summarizing multi-faced water issues concisely for internal and external audiences.
  • Researches and analyzes water resource and water rights issues; prepares reports from research with recommended actions for consideration by SRP management and SRP board.
  • Conducts special water rights studies related to the Arizona General Stream Adjudications, acts as project leader in the review of adjudication reports; assists attorneys in the preparation of legal pleadings; and assists in the coordination of adjudication consultants.
  • Negotiates and prepares water resource agreements with other utilities, governmental agencies and private interests.
  • Coordinates internal SRP comments on water agreements to ensure SRP objectives are met.
  • Provides interpretation of water resource agreements to SRP management and other SRP departments.
  • Develops administrative guidelines for negotiated and executed water agreements.
  • Prepares presentations for SRP management and board review and approval related to water rights issues and water resource agreements.EducationCompletion of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution that prepares the employee for the assignment.ExperiencePromotion to Level 2 requires a minimum of two years experience at Level 1; demonstrated capability to perform advanced and more difficult work as determined by the supervisor. --Promotion to Senior Level requires a minimum of three years experience at Level 2; is fully competent in all aspects of functional area of assignment and as such would be recognized as a specialist in area of assignment and may have periodic or occasional lead responsibilities.--A minimum of 5 years of experience in water or natural resources management, administration or policy. Must have knowledge of, and experience in, Arizona water resources, Arizona and western water law.--Demonstrated ability to work in cross-functional teams.--Additional Information--Preferred:Experience and/or education in:--
    • State or federal policy, especially related to water and natural resources
    • Water rights / water law
    • Colorado River policy
    • Tribal issuesLegal, legislative, and hydrologic research skillsExposure to negotiations of contentious natural resource issuesExperience with of SRP's objectives, business, operations and political environment--?Requisition DetailsRequisition ID:?9981EOE - SRP encourages a diverse workforce

      All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
      Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas.?Why Work at SRP?SRP's success is rooted in our employees' happiness, health and safety. That's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and enhance their well-being. In addition to competitive pay and performance incentives, eligible employees can take advantage of the following benefits:?? 401(k) plan with employer matching
      ? Retirement pension
      ? Paid vacation
      ? Parental leave
      ? Holiday pay
      ? Sick leave
      ? Medical, vision, dental and life insurance
      ? Wellness programs
      ? Pre-tax benefits
      ? Short and long-term disability plans
      ? Tuition assistance?

      Company Description:

      SRP has built a legacy in the Phoenix metropolitan area by delivering water and power for more than 100 years. Today, we are among the largest public power utilities in the nation and the Phoenix area's largest supplier of raw water, serving more than 2 million businesses and residents in Central Arizona. We are applying innovation with new technology to transform operations for continued success in our second century. Careers at SRP include engineering, finance, information technology and cyber security.--We offer a comprehensive set of benefits. In addition to competitive pay, performance incentives and advancement opportunities, SRP provides a flexible work environment to help employees create better work/life balance.--We recognize that employee inclusion, along with diverse ways of seeing and overcoming obstacles, will lead to new ideas and breakthroughs. SRP has 10 employee interest groups, representing the broad spectrum of our employee backgrounds and interests.