Responsible for reviewing and researching water rights ownership changes.
Performs work at a professional level in the environmental field of water rights permitting and availability. Work is performed under moderate supervision with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Duties include processing water rights changes of ownership which involves reviewing legal documents, tracking status, and sending requests for information. This position will be responsible for communicating the technical, legal, and administrative requirements for water right permit change of ownership applications; providing assistance on water rights permitting change of ownership application and related rules and regulations to applicants, agency staff, consulting engineers, attorneys, environmentalists, and the general public; reviewing water right permit change of ownership applications for completeness and setting up related files; coordinating the flow of applications through the review, research, and approval process, and composing draft and final memos and correspondence in accordance with the state rules, policies, and guidelines; researching deeds, wills, land surveys, and other legal documents to resolve unverified ownership of water rights; coordinating with Office of Administrative Services (OAS) to ensure water right data integrity in Central Registry; preparing documentation relating to notices of violation and enforcement action reports; and entering violations and enforcement actions into central compliance tracking system. In addition, this position will participate in special assignments, including the review and/or research of water rights files, records, maps, and water rights databases.
Bachelor’s degree in physical science, environmental science, geography, government, or a related field and one (1) year of experience or the equivalent experience.
Bachelor's degree and 1 year of experience in data analysis, environmental quality management, public utilities, business administration, or related field. Experience collecting, organizing information and/or tracking milestones for projects. Experience plotting metes and bounds or legal descriptions. Experience interpreting legal documents (e.g. deeds and/or wills). Excellent communication skills.
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
Open Until Filled: No
Internal Number: 10369
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With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.