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Job Title: Engineering Associate - Water Management      (to directly link to this job posting, copy this link)   
Req. No:189893
Agency:Kansas Dept of Agriculture
Posting Type:External
Applications accepted through: 
Job Description:

This position will remain posted until filled.

Job Summary:

In support of the division’s mission to develop and analyze water management strategies on basin and regional scales, the employee will use a variety of water rights and hydrologic information from a variety of sources to produce decision support products including, maps, charts, tables, and narratives to help explain the causes of water resource challenges and to help understand the effects of proposed management strategies.  This work will involve the use of Microsoft Excel, ArcGIS Pro, MODFLOW, and other computer software tools. The employee will work with a variety of project team members and partners including: division headquarters and field office staff, other state agencies, federal agencies such as Reclamation, USACE, and USGS, groundwater management district staff, municipalities, and consultants.

The employee will assemble and review water use data, water quality data, and any other relevant data, and will aid in drafting reports on the performances of the IGUCAs. The employee will also participate in the public hearing process for the IGUCA reviews which may include providing testimony on the facts determined in the agency’s review.

All Kansas water right holders, excepting domestic water rights, are required to submit annual water use reports to the division of water resources. Municipal water use reports include extensive details that require additional processing. The employee will process the municipal water use reports and follow up with municipal staff as needed to ensure that the water use data is correct and complete.

Salary: $49,697/year


Bachelor’s degree in engineering and an Engineer in Training or Fundamentals of Engineering certificate and a valid driver’s license

How To Apply:

The application process has 3 STEPS.

STEP 1:  Register by completing the online Personal Data Form.  (Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.)

STEP 2:  Complete the State of Kansas Application Form and submit to the Kansas Department of Agriculture.  If you prefer to mail your application, please send to: Kansas Department of Agriculture, Human Resources, Attention: Kelsey Senn, 1320 Research Park Dr.  Manhattan, KS 66502.

STEP 3:  Email these additional required documents to Kelsey Senn at KDA.HRServices@KS.GOV .  Include the job requisition number and your last name in the subject line. 

  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest
  • Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate

KANSAS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED: Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website at  A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. All applicants, including current state employees, are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency.  This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.

Recruiter Contact:

Name: Kelsey Senn

Phone: (785) 564-6712
Email: Kelsey.Senn@KS.GOV 

How You Will Be Evaluated:

Your application will be considered incomplete and you may be found ineligible if you fail to submit all required documentation.  Your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the qualifications of the position.  Next, your application will be evaluated based on selection criteria and competencies for the position.

What to Expect Next:

After your application is evaluated, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  You will be notified of the outcome after the selection process is complete.  Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.

The Kansas Department of Agriculture is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Find out more about us at our website

Class/Uncl: U    Full/Part Time: F    Grade 001    Hiring Rate: $0.00    Pay Frequency: Hourly   

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