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Water Resources Technician

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Colorado River Municipal Water District 

Lubbock, TX

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Reports To: Systems Operations Manager Supervises:

N/A Summary: Responsible for all monitoring and managing the District’s Groundwater Monitoring Program and monitoring water quantities throughout the District’s water supply systems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities Include: ? Manage the District’s Groundwater Monitoring Program including maintaining well field data, preparing reports, and developing pumping plans. ? Responsible for water accountability including producing monthly and annual water reports for internal and outside agencies. ? Responsible for performing inspections, collecting data and preparing reports on all of the District’s Dam structures. ? Develop a clear understanding of the District’s water transmission system. ? Manage, update, develop, and analyze data, tracking trends and other data relationships. ? Work with operations staff to manage and prepare water delivery reports. ? Research, compile, and analyze data for special projects and various reports. ? Use Geographic Information System (GIS) software to produce, display and analyze geographical information. ? Create and maintain CAD and GIS maps and databases. ? Responsible for working with Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on inspections and reporting. ? Provide planning and design for small in-house projects and system and facilities upgrades and repairs. ? Perform other duties as required. Knowledge Required: Overall understanding of the District’s operations including local, state and federal laws, regulations and policies governing the District including the District’s enabling legislation (CRMWD Act), TCEQ rules and regulations, Mission of CRMWD, water supply contracts and agreements, easement, land and right-of-way agreements and permits. Coordination and Communication: Activities of the District require continual communication and coordination. Communication and coordination may include Board members, managers, employees, customers, landowners, elected officials, local, state and federal agencies, consultants, vendors and the general public. If unusual or emergency situations arise, the appropriate person(s) should be notified as soon as possible. Education, Training, and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in geology, hydrology, engineering, environmental science or related field is preferred, but directly related experience will be considered. Requires proficiency in the operation of personal computers with extensive knowledge and experience in Microsoft Word and Excel programs. ESRI ArcView, and Cartegraph are other programs that may be utilized. Certification or License: Valid Texas Drivers License - Class “C” required. Professional Geoscientist (P.G.) license preferred but not required. Equipment Used: Personal computer, water testing equipment, Dam testing equipment, surveying equipment, automobile, and watercraft. Physical / Mental Demands: Requires sight, hearing, speech and use of hands and feet. Must be able to read, write, and reason at such a level that decisions can be made accurately and timely. Ability to touch type. Requires frequent negotiation over varying terrain. Requires some travel with overnight stays. Approximately one half of the work is performed in an office environment with the remainder being field work.


CRMWD - Employee Benefit Summary Initial Employment Probation Period For new or returning employees, the Initial Employment Period (IEP) is the first six months of continuous employment. Employees are required to furnish and wear steel-toed shoes/boots during the IEP. Salaries and Wages Employees are paid on a bi-weekly basis on alternate Fridays. Location Allowance Full time hourly employees are eligible for a weekly location allowance based on the employees assigned work location. Awarding of location allowance is subject to weekly eligibility determination requirements Overtime/Compensatory Time (Comp time) The compensatory time program is for hourly employees and allows them to take time off in lieu of overtime. One hour of overtime equals one and one-half hours of compensatory time. The maximum amount of compensatory time that may accrue is 80 hours. The District may require employees to take compensatory time in lieu of overtime. Health Insurance The District provides health insurance coverage for all full time employees. Dependent health insurance coverage is also available. Currently the District pays 100% of the health insurance premium cost for the employee and 70% of the monthly premium for dependent coverage. Health insurance coverage is effective on the 1 st day of the month following date of hire. Bi-Weekly Employee Only $ 0.00 Employee & Child(ren) $ 73.60 Employee & Spouse $ 132.79 Employee & Family $ 190.05 Cafeteria Plan The cafeteria plan allows employees to save money in taxes by having qualified medical payments such as health insurance premiums, childcare and unreimbursed medical expenses to be deducted from their gross salary before taxes are calculated allowing the employee to take home more of their wages due to the reduction in taxes. New participation begins with each fiscal year (October). Vacation Vacation is earned as follows and must be earned (accrued) before it is taken: Years of Service Per Year Maximum accrual 0-10 Two (2) weeks 80 hours 120 hours 10-20 Three (3) weeks 120 hours 160 hours 20 plus years Four (4) weeks 160 hours 200 hours Holidays The District has eight (8) designated holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day, and Christmas Day. Sick Leave Sick leave is earned at the rate of two weeks (10 days) per year and must be earned (accrued) before it is taken. Maximum accrual is 90 days (720 hours). Sick leave may be used for the care of immediate family member (spouse or children living at home). Personal Leave At the beginning of each fiscal year (October of each year), full time employees are awarded 2 days (16 hours) of personal time. This time does not carry over from year to year. Funeral Leave In the event of the death of an immediate family member (spouse, son, daughter, mother, father, brother, sister or mother, father, brother or sister of spouse) an employee may be granted up to three working days leave with pay. Emergency Leave The General Manager may consider granting an employee an emergency leave of absence with pay for up to five working days in case of catastrophic or serious illness of an immediate family member (spouse, child or parent of the employee) or other extraordinary circumstance. F:\GA\HR\Employee Info\Employee General Info\Brochures - Job Fair\Employee Benefit Summary 2018.docx Defined Benefit Retirement Plan The District provides a defined benefit retirement plan for all full time employees. The plan is fully funded by the District. 457(b) Defined Contribution Plan The District offers a tax-deferred compensation plan. You are eligible to participate in this Plan on January 1st after the completion of six (6) months of service. At this time the District matches 4% of the employees’ contribution. Longevity Pay Longevity is paid at a rate of $4 per month with no maximum amount. It is calculated beginning with the first full month of employment through September of the year paid. Longevity Pay is paid in early December. Life Insurance Group Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment provided. Long Term Disability Group Long Term Disability is provided after you have been out of work for ninety one (91) days. Compensatory Time Buy Back The compensatory time policy allows an employee who reaches 60 hours of comp time in their account the option of selling back increments of 20 hours. This could happen more than once during the year depending on how much time they put in their comp time account. Vacation Buy Back The vacation policy allows an employee that has been with the District more than 10 years and that has at least 120 hours in their vacation account at the beginning of the first full pay period in November the option of selling back 40 hours to the District. This is only allowed one time per year. Recreational Facilities District employees may use District owned recreational facilities for their family and guests without charge. If questioned, the employee must present his or her District ID badge. Uniforms Field employees and central control operators are provided with District uniforms. Boots/Shoes Employees who spend a significant portion of their time in the field are provided an annual allowance for the purchase of steel toed boots or shoes. The current allowance is $130 per year. Coats Employees who spend a significant portion of their time in the field are provided an annual allowance for the purchase of inclement weather coats or coveralls. The current allowance is $80 per year. License and Dues The District may reimburse employees for dues and fees associated with professional or technical organizations and required licenses and registrations. Continuing Education District employees wishing to further their education may enroll in area colleges and/or participate in approved correspondence courses. Upon satisfactory completion of the course(s) the employee may be eligible for reimbursement of tuition, fees, books and supplies. For More Information on Benefits Visit:

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