Deputy Administrator

Company Name: State of Nevada Division of Water Resources


Title: Deputy Administrator
Location:  Carson City, Nevada

Under general administrative direction, incumbents serve as deputy to the Administrator of one of the regulatory agencies in the Department of Conservation & Natural Resources. Duties include management of professional, technical and administrative support staff; budget development and monitoring; development of policies and regulations; and ensuring compliance with applicable State and federal regulations and statutes.

Under direction of the State Engineer, this position administers the activities and programs of major sections within the Division of Water Resources. The position will assist the State Engineer on a nearly daily basis with decisions related to the responsibilities of the Division. The position directly supervises a Manager II and Chief Section head(s) and is responsible for guiding the work output of the Sections. The position will assign work projects, check the progress of the assignments and verify that the final product meets the Division’s high standards in order to best carry out the responsibilities of the Division, including the ability to withstand judicial review. The position performs review of final work products for compliance with the water law and Division policies and programs; performs final review and approval on projects and water right rulings; develops and monitors multiple budgets; establishes goals and objectives; and evaluates staff in each program area. This position also represents the State Engineer before various boards, committees, business groups, civic groups, homeowners associations and the legislature. This position may also serve on technical advisory committees to explain Division policy, state statutes and regulations regarding water resource issues and works closely with the deputy attorney generals, keeping informed of ongoing litigation and assuring arguments that are being made on the State Engineer’s behalf comport with his or her understanding of the decisions being defended, the facts and the law.

Minimum Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in engineering, the natural or physical sciences, public administration, law or related field and four years of experience supervising natural resource regulatory programs or relevant specialized programs in areas of water resources or environmental protection. The required experience must have included program planning, budget development and maintenance, policy analysis and interpretation, and training and supervision of professional staff; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications: N/A

Desired Majors:  Geology, Hydrogeology, Geological Engineering, Mining Engineering

Position Type:  Full-time Employment

Hours per week:  40+

Salary & Benefits: 

Employer Paid Retirement $ 68,966.64- $ 104,504.40
Employee/Employer Paid Retirement $ 78,613.20- $ 119,141.28

Application Process: 

Please see the link provided below to register and create a NEATS applicant profile in order to apply for this position.

Application Deadline: 1/12/2018