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Position Status: Full Time, Exempt  

Salary Range: $80,600 - $91,200 Annually, Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience 

Position Introduction
The GIS Analyst III occupies the only formal GIS position within the District with many other employees assisting in data collection and data usage. The position is focused on all District GIS and mapping activities and the successful candidate’s expertise is supplemented by an external consultant, as deemed necessary. This position requires full-time attendance at the District office in Berthoud Colorado and is not a remote or hybrid employment opportunity. Additionally, maintaining GIS system functionality is of critical importance, which may require occasional evening or weekend work to do so.

Summary Description
Performs a wide variety of advanced analysis, design, programming, testing, installation, integration, maintenance, operational support, quality assurance and control (QA/QC), database administration, troubleshooting, and training tasks related to the LTWD GIS system. In addition to having advanced GIS technical skills, a successful candidate must be a self-starter, possessing a strong sense of initiative along with the ability to prioritize, manage, and accomplish multiple tasks simultaneously with minimal direction. This individual must also have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to work closely with staff who have varying degrees of education and skill levels. Furthermore, the successful candidate must understand that the District’s system is built and maintained with data acquisition utilizing District field personnel and therefore must be willing to work with the existing platform while assisting in the efficient future development of the system. 

Representative Duties 
Works directly with staff from assigned departments analyzing present system capabilities, responsive problem resolution, determining need / feasibility of developing new system features, and reviewing the quality of and implementing new system features.  Performs analysis, design, and management of diverse projects which may require functioning as project manager. Develops modifications or enhancements to existing applications. Documents, tests, debugs, and implements additions and changes. Tasks are based on system requirements and are accomplished within a modest set of established guidelines. Direct contact with application vendors is required to coordinate release upgrades, resolve system failures and to define specifications for new system features. Learns and uses system tools to effectively execute processes. Examples: SQL queries, batch files, using ODBC connections, Microsoft Office tools, peripheral devices (printers, plotters, and GPS units), database definition, system performance tools. This position coordinates and/or performs training of District staff on the use of the LTWD GIS system along with the GIS data collection equipment. Creates or updates GIS features based on construction drawings and/or field data. Works with and collaborates extensively with Engineering Department staff, Operations Department field crews and Customer Service/Administrative staff to ensure accuracy and completeness of data. Configures, administers, and maintains ArcGIS Online to provide mapping and data collection capabilities. Also, configures and administers ArcGIS Server to provide map services needed by ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Pro. Provides a variety of reports and maps as requested by staff and management. Independently coordinates data collection projects. Collects data using GPS equipment and mobile devices using Esri's Data Collector application. Assists with other data collection projects by configuring devices and teaching others how to use GPS and/or the Data Collector App Responsible for maintaining all GPS equipment, along with procurement of new equipment as devices become unsupported and/or obsolete. Assists with vendor and/or product selections, which can have a substantial long-term impact upon the Department budget and process effectiveness. Responsible for developing and tracking year to year GIS and GPS equipment, software and subscription budgets. Works with consultants and software vendors and coordinates the delivery of new software, systems or new systems integrations. Performs ArcGIS Server web-based server system administrator duties. Learns and uses programming tools such as: VB.NET using Esri ArcObjects; Geocortex workflow, JavaScript and .NET web-based APIs for ArcGIS Server applications: Python scripts; SQL, etc. Works closely with a select consultant to integrate the GIS system with InfoWater Pro, water modeling software. 

Qualifications

Knowledge and Abilities: Generally, learn and apply policies, rules, regulations and procedures to a variety of work-related situations with the following general list of items important to the position, it should be noted that this generalized list is not intended to be all inclusive. Advanced expertise in all aspects of geodatabase design and administration including data modeling, database security, performance optimization, database backup and recovery, coordinate systems, versioning and replication. Thorough working knowledge of integrating the geodatabase with other databases and systems. Knowledge of publishing and maintaining GIS web services. Knowledge of using internal and external GIS web resources in web applications leveraging Application Programming Interfaces and Software Development Kits. Skilled in the use of GIS data in the creation of professional maps and other information products. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Ability to communicate complex technical concepts to staff and management. Ability to manage multiple concurrent tasks with frequent interruptions.  

Education and Experience Guidelines
Education/Training: Bachelor's Degree in geographic information systems, geography, land surveying, civil engineering or closely related field such a computer programming is required. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may substitute for education requirement on a year-for-year basis. A minimum of 4 years of progressive working experience in all phases of geodatabase administration, systems implementation and application development required, years must be in addition to any experience used to satisfy the education requirement. Experience in the following areas is highly desired: Esri ArcGIS Online system maintenance and administration including user and group management; creation of feature layers, web maps, apps, and designing data structures to work with ArcGIS Online and its associated apps. Coordinate geometry (COGO) tools in Esri's ArcGIS desktop software (ArcMap and/or ArcGIS Pro). A working knowledge of computer aided design and drafting software (for example Autodesk AutoCAD Map, Autodesk AutoCAD LT, etc.) is highly desirable.  

License or Certificate: A valid Colorado driver’s license and satisfactory driving record to drive District vehicles.  

Working Conditions/Environment/Physical Requirements: 
The essential functions of this classification are performed in a controlled-temperature office and in the field.  The environment of work includes travel to and from sites within the District and may include work around traffic, exposure to noise, dust, heat, and inclement weather.  Office environment includes sitting for extended periods of time in front of a computer screen; operating computer and other office equipment daily; communicating in person and on the phone and sufficient vision to perform assignments.  Physical requirements include those to occasionally perform moderate to heavy lifting, bending, stooping, kneeling, walking, and standing. 

Please email your completed Job Application and Resume to littlethompsonwater@gmail.com.

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Position Status: Full Time, Exempt  

Salary Range: $91,500 - $105,500 Annually, Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience 

Position Introduction
The GIS Analyst IV occupies the only formal GIS position within the District with many other employees assisting in data collection and data usage.  The position is focused on all District GIS and mapping activities and the successful candidate must function independently without the need for external consultants in most cases. This position requires full-time attendance at the District office in Berthoud Colorado and is not a remote or hybrid employment opportunity. Additionally, maintaining GIS system functionality is of critical importance, which may require occasional evening or weekend work to do so.

Summary Description
Performs a wide variety of advanced analysis, design, programming, testing, installation, integration, maintenance, operational support, quality assurance and control (QA/QC), database administration, troubleshooting, and training tasks related to the LTWD GIS system. In addition to having advanced GIS technical skills, a successful candidate must be a self-starter, possessing a strong sense of initiative along with the ability to prioritize, manage, and accomplish multiple tasks simultaneously with minimal direction. This individual must also have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to work closely with staff who have varying degrees of education and skill levels. Furthermore, the successful candidate must understand that the District’s system is built and maintained with data acquisition utilizing District field personnel and therefore must be willing to work with the existing platform while assisting in the efficient future development of the system. 

Representative Duties 
Works directly with staff from assigned departments analyzing present system capabilities, responsive problem resolution, determining need / feasibility of developing new system features, and reviewing the quality of and implementing new system features.  Performs analysis, design, and management of diverse projects which may require functioning as project manager. Develops modifications or enhancements to existing applications. Documents, tests, debugs, and implements additions and changes. Tasks are based on system requirements and are accomplished within a modest set of established guidelines. Direct contact with application vendors is required to coordinate release upgrades, resolve system failures and to define specifications for new system features. Learns and uses system tools to effectively execute processes. Examples: SQL queries, batch files, using ODBC connections, Microsoft Office tools, peripheral devices (printers, plotters, and GPS units), database definition, system performance tools. This position coordinates and/or performs training of District staff on the use of the LTWD GIS system along with the GIS data collection equipment. Creates or updates GIS features based on construction drawings and/or field data. Works with and collaborates extensively with Engineering Department staff, Operations Department field crews and Customer Service/Administrative staff to ensure accuracy and completeness of data. Configures, administers, and maintains ArcGIS Online to provide mapping and data collection capabilities. Also, configures and administers ArcGIS Server to provide map services needed by ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Pro. Provides a variety of reports and maps as requested by staff and management. Independently coordinates data collection projects. Collects data using GPS equipment and mobile devices using Esri's Data Collector application. Assists with other data collection projects by configuring devices and teaching others how to use GPS and/or the Data Collector App. Responsible for maintaining all GPS equipment, along with procurement of new equipment as devices become unsupported and/or obsolete. Assists with vendor and/or product selections, which can have a substantial long-term impact upon the Department budget and process effectiveness. Responsible for developing and tracking year to year GIS and GPS equipment, software and subscription budgets. Works with consultants and software vendors and coordinates the delivery of new software, systems or new systems integrations. Performs ArcGIS Server web-based server system administrator duties. Learns and uses programming tools such as: VB.NET using Esri ArcObjects; Geocortex workflow, JavaScript and .NET web-based APIs for ArcGIS Server applications: Python scripts; SQL, etc. Works closely with a select consultant to integrate the GIS system with InfoWater Pro, water modeling software. 

Qualifications

Knowledge and Abilities: Generally, learn and apply policies, rules, regulations and procedures to a variety of work-related situations with the following general list of items important to the position, it should be noted that this generalized list is not intended to be all inclusive.  Advanced expertise in all aspects of geodatabase design and administration including data modeling, database security, performance optimization, database backup and recovery, coordinate systems, versioning and replication. Thorough working knowledge of integrating the geodatabase with other databases and systems. Knowledge of publishing and maintaining GIS web services. Knowledge of using internal and external GIS web resources in web applications leveraging Application Programming Interfaces and Software Development Kits. Skilled in the use of GIS data in the creation of professional maps and other information products. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Ability to communicate complex technical concepts to staff and management. Ability to manage multiple concurrent tasks with frequent interruptions.  

Education and Experience Guidelines 
    
Education/Training: Bachelor's Degree in geographic information systems, geography, land surveying, civil engineering or closely related field such a computer programming is required. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may substitute for education requirement on a year-for-year basis. A minimum of 6 years of progressive working experience in all phases of geodatabase administration, systems implementation and application development required, years must be in addition to any experience used to satisfy the education requirement.  Experience in the following areas is highly desired: Esri ArcGIS Online system maintenance and administration including user and group management; creation of feature layers, web maps, apps, and designing data structures to work with ArcGIS Online and its associated apps. Coordinate geometry (COGO) tools in Esri's ArcGIS desktop software (ArcMap and/or ArcGIS Pro). A working knowledge of computer aided design and drafting software (for example Autodesk AutoCAD Map, Autodesk AutoCAD LT, etc.) is highly desirable. 

License or Certificate: A valid Colorado driver’s license and satisfactory driving record to drive District vehicles.  

Working Conditions/Environment/Physical Requirements: 
The essential functions of this classification are performed in a controlled-temperature office and in the field.  The environment of work includes travel to and from sites within the District and may include work around traffic, exposure to noise, dust, heat, and inclement weather.  Office environment includes sitting for extended periods of time in front of a computer screen; operating computer and other office equipment daily; communicating in person and on the phone and sufficient vision to perform assignments.  Physical requirements include those to occasionally perform moderate to heavy lifting, bending, stooping, kneeling, walking, and standing. 

Please email your completed Job Application and Resume to littlethompsonwater@gmail.com.

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Salary Range: $93,500 - $140,200 Annually

Summary Description
As a member of the leadership team and under the general supervision of the District Manager plans, organizes, reviews, and directs the operation and control of the District’s distribution system including the daily operations and administrative requirements of the distribution system and facilities. Directs and supervises the activities of the operations and maintenance department including the installation, maintenance, and repair of all water system facilities.  The Operations Manager is responsible for promoting the culture, appearance and reliable function of well-maintained facilities, property, vehicles, and equipment.

The Operations Manager must communicate professionally and effectively, both verbally and in writing.  The Operations Manager will attend District Board of Directors meetings and represent the District with customers, the public, other governmental entities, and professional organizations.  

The Operations Manager is responsible for the administrative functions of the department including: Operations employee safety program implementation and updates; management of staff including schedules, setting and implementing performance standards and applying District personnel policies including performance evaluation and related documentation; Compliance with water sampling schedules; implementation of the District maintenance plans, capital improvement plans and other programs; preparing and submitting required reports to the appropriate State Agencies and General Manager; preparing department budget and monitoring budget performance, and managing accounts payables for the department. Position will attend and prepare for meetings on a routine basis and as assigned.

Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Education/Training: Combination of experience and education that would be comparable to graduation from an accredited college and/or a minimum of eight (8) years of experience in the administration and management of a water district including considerable high-level supervisory and administrative experience.

Experience: Experience in a computerized software system; including financial or customer record keeping and office work which involves contact with the public, both in person and on the phone is desirable; office support work that involved the interpretation and explanation of policies and procedures to the public.

License or Certificate: 
A valid Colorado driver’s license and satisfactory driving record
State of Colorado Level 4 Water Distribution Certification preferred

Please email your completed Job Application and Resume to littlethompsonwater@gmail.com.

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Salary Range: $63,490 - $95,130 Annually

 

Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the combined class. Class specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

Under the supervision of the District Engineer, responsible for the review of proposed developments and the associated water system infrastructure improvements required for providing water service within the District service boundaries, including the preparation of water service commitment documents as necessary.  Additional responsibilities include the planning, designing and construction oversight of water system facilities including capital improvement and maintenance projects. Work can include system hydraulic analysis, facility design, system mapping, CAD document preparation, specifications development and other related work as assigned.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES

The following duties are expected; however, the position may require additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing practices.

 

Performs review of planning documents, design plans, and specifications prepared and submitted by consultants, other agencies, outside businesses, and developers for water system improvements required to serve proposed developments within the District’s service boundaries. Respond to questions from the public, developers, and tap holders related to tap purchases and related approved uses or restrictions as required by District policies. Effectively communicate the District’s development process to developers, developer’s consultants, and the public. Assists with the development of capital improvement plans and specifications for construction of District facilities and system improvements. Assists with managing long range planning and development of District engineering functions. Performs contract administration including review of pay applications, monitoring of project budgets, and review of plans and submittals to ensure general compliance with District standards and approved plans for capital projects. Review and respond to requests for service, including evaluation of system performance with hydraulic modeling. Performs duties in a professional manner and works well with others individually and in a team setting. Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

 

Knowledge and Abilities: Generally, learn and apply policies, rules, regulations and procedures to a variety of work-related situations with the following general list of items important to the position, it should be noted that the list is not comprehensive;

Knowledge of, or ability to learn, District standards and specifications to ensure implementation during construction of facilities to be dedicated to the District. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Advanced computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheet and database applications. Current knowledge and ability to work in AutoCAD Civil3D software desired. Knowledge in spreadsheet programming/macros. Read, interpret, and apply technical information from manuals, drawings, specifications, layouts, blueprints, and schematics. General knowledge of construction of waterline systems. Good understanding of hydraulics and water systems. Knowledge of the use of ESRI GIS applications. Ability to work effectively on project teams and across departments.

 Education and Experience Guidelines -. Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

 

Education/Training Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or related engineering field.

ExperienceA minimum of two years of experience in civil engineering, land development, municipal engineering, or a combination of the above.  Ability to quickly learn and apply District policies, rules and regulations.

 

License or CertificateEngineer Intern (EI) or the ability to obtain EI status within one year of employment as Civil Engineer I. A valid Colorado driver’s license and satisfactory driving record to drive District vehicles.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS/ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

The essential functions of this classification are performed in a controlled-temperature office and in the field.  Environment of work includes travel to and from sites, work around traffic, exposure to noise, dust, heat, and inclement weather.  Office environment includes sitting for extended periods of time in front of a computer screen; operate computer and other office equipment on a daily basis; speak and hear in person and on the phone; see sufficiently to perform assignments.  Physical requirements include those to occasionally perform moderate to heavy lifting, bending, stooping, kneeling, walking, and standing.

Please email completed Job Application and Resume to littlethompsonwater@gmail.com.

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(970) 532-2096

Water Resources Specialist

Salary Range: $59,460 - $89,230 Annually

 

The following is intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the subject position and is not intendedto reflect all duties performed within the job.

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

Under supervision of the Water Resources Manager and Water Resources Adviser. Performs a variety of support functions in water resources.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES

The following duties are expected; however, the position may require additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing practices.

Assist Water Resource Staff by providing technical information to District personnel, local municipalities, other Water Districts, the State of Colorado, Water Conservancy Districts, developers, and new and existing customers.  Assist Water Resource Staff and consultants with evaluation of native water shares, non-potable systems, and new water supplies. Effectively explain the District’s raw water requirements and development process with developers, developer’s consultants, and the public. Answer questions from the public, developers, and tap holders related to tap purchases and related approved uses or restrictions. Work with water resource staff, legal counsel and consultants to assist in preparation of Water Court applications, defense of the District’s existing water rights and water resource planning. Effectively complete accounting for raw and finished water use with existing or new analytic tools. Update the District water demand and demonstrate compliance with Water Court decrees. May include developing decree accounting. Assist with leasing native ditch shares and surplus water to area irrigators or other parties. Assist with the District’s Water Conservation Program. Research, develop, coordinate, and implement water conservation measures. Collaborate and coordinate with other related water efficiency, outreach, and educational efforts. Represent District water interests to the public, advisory boards, stakeholder groups, technical working groups, ditch and irrigation company boards and professional trade organizations related to water resources and agriculture. Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge and Abilities: Generally, learn and apply policies, rules, regulations and procedures to a variety of work-related situations with the following general list of items important to the position, it should be noted that the list is not comprehensive. 

 

Advanced computer skills using Microsoft Office applications, including word processing and Excel spreadsheets. Ability to quickly shift focus and adjust priorities in response to changing priorities and dynamic work environments. Ability to prioritize tasks effectively, balancing short-term urgencies with long-term goals. Comfortable working under pressure while maintaining attention to detail and a high standard of work. Capacity to anticipate potential issues and proactively develop solutions to keep projects on track. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of Colorado Water Law. Knowledge of raw water allocation and measurement. Knowledge of ESRI GIS software preferred. Ability to convey complex information to parties with varying experience of the subject. Ability to write clear, complete and accurate reports. Excellent customer service skills. Ability to present clearly to both large and small groups. Ability to work effectively on teams. Ability to develop easily understood and engaging promotional materials for the public.

Education and Experience Guidelines

 

Education/TrainingBachelor’s degree in engineering, water resources or closely related field.  Three or more years of experience in a related field.  An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may substitute for education. 

ExperienceExperience in computerized software systems; ability to quickly learn and apply policies, rules, regulations and procedures to a variety of work-related situations.

 

License or CertificateA valid Colorado driver’s license and satisfactory driving record to drive District vehicle.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to performthe essential job functions.

 

Working Conditions/Environment/Physical Requirements: The essential functions of this classification are performed in a controlled-temperature office and in the field.  The work environment includes travel to and from local sites, limited travel to out of state seminars, exposure to noise, dust, heat, and inclement weather.  Office environment includes sitting for extended periods of time in front of a computer screen; operate computer and other office equipment daily; speak and hear in person and on the phone; see sufficiently to perform assignments. Physical requirements include those to occasionally perform moderate lifting, bending, stooping, kneeling, walking, and standing.

 

Please email the completed job application and a resume to littlethompsonwater@gmail.com.

 

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