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Natural Resources Analyst

Cheyenne WY


Supports the State Engineer's Office in management of the surface water resources of the State of Wyoming, primarily through the processing of water right applications.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.

Processes permit applications and water right petitions for surface water appropriations.

Resolves problems, discrepancies and deficiencies on petitions, applications, maps and reports in accordance with Wyoming law, rules and regulations.

Formulates detailed correspondence regarding technical issues.

Assists surface water appropriators with water right inquiries and filing of water right applications.

Assists public, agency, other state agencies and federal agencies in surface water related issues.



Bachelor's degree in geology, hydrogeology, engineering, environmental, physical or natural science plus 3 years of work experience in water resource management.



Knowledge of Wyoming water law; policies, procedures and business practices of the State Engineer's Office; geologic, hydrologic and irrigation principles and practices; flow measuring devices; legal land descriptions; surveying principles; hydrogeologic processes and multiple science and engineering disciplines.

Skills in interpersonal, written and verbal communications; managing resources; computer applications (database, spreadsheet, presentation, word processing, GIS software); interpretation, analysis and reporting of geologic and hydrologic data.

Ability to develop collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals and to build strategic relationships among people, work groups and divisions (both internal and external); deal with others in difficult and complex situations to achieve resolution or adherence to laws and/or rules and regulations; identify problems and use logic, judgment and data to evaluate information and use effective approaches for choosing a course of action; present and convey information clearly and concisely to groups or individuals verbally, electronically and in writing to ensure they understand the information.




Bachelor's (typically in The Sciences)




0-3 years of progressive work experience (typically in The Sciences )with acquired knowledge at the level of an Natural Resources Specialist


Education & Experience Substitution:

4-6 years of progressive work experience (typically in The Sciences) with acquired knowledge at the level of an Natural Resources Specialist


FLSA: Exempt

The mission of the Wyoming State Engineer's Office and Board of Control is to provide for the general supervision and protection of both inter-and intra-state water of this state, including the appropriation, distribution and application to beneficial use of water as provided under the prior appropriation doctrine while maintaining the flexibility within that framework to meet the changing needs of the citizens of Wyoming.


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Posted March 2, 2018

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