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					                              JOB DESCRIPTION
                                     CITY OF FARMINGTON


PAY CLASS: PAT-3 - Exempt

DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: Public Works Department/Water and Wastewater Utilities

LATEST REVIEW DATE: 11/07                     PERSONNEL REVIEW: S. Hare
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                                            JOB DUTIES


Responsible for the management and oversight of all water resources required to insure an adequate
supply of high quality water to support the current and future demands of the City of Farmington’s
Water Utility System.

Works under the supervision of the Water/Wastewater Utilities Administrator.

Using excellent customer service skills, establishes and maintains effective working relationships with
other employees, officials, and all members of the general public.

Operates a motor vehicle to assist in carrying out the business of the department and the City.

Oversees the management and operation of the Water Resources section of the Water and Wastewater
Utilities Division of the Public Works Department which is responsible for all components of the raw
water supply system, including ditches, pumping stations, and storage reservoirs. Responsible for the
collection and analysis of statistical data related to the operation of the raw water supply system and
water rights.

Responsible for the documentation of the City’s water rights to support and maintain the legal status of
those rights with the New Mexico State Engineer’s Office and New Mexico Court System. Researches
title to existing water rights, documents annual usage of such rights, and acquires additional water rights
as may be needed to support the future demands of the City of Farmington’s Water Utility System.

Responsible for the development, and periodic revision and updating of the City’s 40 Year Water Plan;
Return Flow Plan; and Water Conservation Plan.

Job Description - Water Resource Manager
Responsible for oversight and monitoring of all projects, programs, rule making, and other activities of
local, regional, state and federal agencies, or other agencies that may affect the City’s water resources,
including, but not limited to, the Regional Water Plan; State Water Plan; Animas La Plata Project; Re-
operation Plan for Navajo Dam; Endangered Species Recovery Implementation Plan; New Mexico
Water Quality Standards; and Implementation of Water Quality Standards for Impaired Waters (Total
Maximum Daily Load).

Directs the activities of division employees to ensure that the mission of the Water Resources Section is
accomplished in the most efficient and equitable manner. Manages the division’s operations in
compliance with the City Personnel Ordinance, annual pay resolutions, and related administrative
resolutions and policies. Responsible for recruitment, hiring, performance evaluations, commendations,
and disciplinary actions under the provisions of the City’s personnel ordinance for subordinates within
such section.

Communicates with the Division Administrator to ensure information flow of the division’s progress
and activities and any significant contacts with the public and the media. Communicates with the
Mayor, City Council, and City Manager through the Public Works Director.

Attendance at work is an essential function of this position.


May serve on various employee committees, as required and assigned.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be
performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the
work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


This position is subject to the City of Farmington's Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy which includes:
pre-employment testing, post-accident testing, reasonable suspicion testing, return to duty testing, and
follow-up testing.

Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, water resource engineering, hydrology or closely related field
required. Four (4) years experience in the planning, development, conservation, administration, and
management of surface water resources. A Master’s degree in civil engineering, water resource
engineering, hydrology or a closely related field may be substituted for two years of the experience

Two year of supervisory experience required.

Comprehensive knowledge of water rights laws and regulations pertaining to surface water resource
development, administration, and management.

Job Description - Water Resource Manager
Considerable knowledge of State of New Mexico Environment Department and U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency regulations and permit requirements and interstate stream compacts and applicable
U.S. and New Mexico Supreme Court decrees.

Valid New Mexico driver’s license with acceptable driving record for the past three years.

Knowledge of mathematics, hydraulics, hydrology, statistics, engineering principles, land surveying
principles and techniques, and geographic information systems.

Skill in performing specialized engineering investigations, writing technical reports, and general

Working knowledge of personal computers, word processing and spreadsheet software, and modeling

Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with supervisors, employees and general public
on matters related to water resource issues.

Skill in maintaining positive public relations while responding to realistic concerns under stressful


Personal computer, including spread sheet word processing software; motor vehicle; calculator; 10-key;
phone; copy and fax machine.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is performed mostly in an office setting; however, the supervision requires driving a motor vehicle
to and from the various City facilities on a frequent and daily basis. Hand-eye coordination is necessary
to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear; sit; use
hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The
employee is occasionally required to stand or walk.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by
this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to
adjust focus.

Job Description - Water Resource Manager

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters
while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions.
The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, or airborne particles. The work
environment is generally in a quiet office setting. Occasional field visits where the noise level is
moderate may be necessary.

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