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Posting Begin Date: 2024/02/23
Posting End Date: 2024/03/10
Category: Natural Resources
Sub Category: Water Agency
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 31.00
Maximum Salary: 33.00
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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State of Idaho Opportunity

Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM MST on the posting end date. 

The Idaho Department of Water Resources (IDWR) has an exciting opportunity for a natural resource professional with a passion for solving water management issues. IDWR seeks an Analyst 3 to support the Water Allocation Bureau. At IDWR, employees experience autonomy, work-life balance, and a professional office environment.


As an Analyst 3 in IDWR’s state office in Boise, Idaho, the person in this position independently plans, designs, and administers programs, projects, and administrative work for IDWR’s Water Allocation Bureau, which includes the Water Rights and Adjudication programs. The Analyst 3 regularly coordinates non-routine technical and administrative projects with staff across the agency, including the regional offices. The role requires good analytical and writing skills to plan and accomplish non-routine projects. IDWR experience is a plus, but not a necessity. The Analyst 3 may also function as a liaison among internal staff, various state agencies, private industry, and the public. 


  • Plan, research, organize, and implement new programs and/or improve existing programs
  • Simultaneously manage multiple projects with moving start/end dates and shifting priorities. Track projects to completion or ensure they maintain visibility if delayed, while controlling scope creep
  • Identify trends using data analytics to draft policies and reports. Compile monthly progress reports and annual performance data for the Water Allocation Bureau
  • Compile technical material for presentation to water user groups, the Idaho Water Resource Board, committees of the Idaho Legislature, and stakeholder groups.
  • Process water right and adjudication filings as needed to meet strategic plan and program objectives.
  • Draft procedural guidance for issuance by the Bureau Chief
  • Assist customers with water right and adjudication processes
  • Develop training resources for Water Allocation Bureau staff members
  • Assist in training staff to become self-sufficient in technical or computer issues
  • Document software applications and write instructional manuals
  • Coordinate projects to improve sharing of data between sections and regional offices
  • Participate as Water Right Office Day agent during critical staff shortages



  • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in the physical or biological sciences, political science, business or public administration, engineering, or related natural resources management field, or any combination of education and/or experience equivalent to a typical four-year Bachelor’s degree; AND
  •  At least four years of experience managing and implementing projects or component(s) of programs that are water resources, environmental, regulatory, or administrative in nature, routinely performing program or project planning, providing technical assistance to staff, special interest groups, and the public
  •  OR possession of a Master’s degree in any of the above fields and at least two years of professional experience as described above


  • Experience performing data management activities such as database development/and or maintenance, data collection, analysis, research, and conducting database queries using Microsoft Access or Microsoft SQL Management Studio
  •  Experience making oral presentations before staff and/or the public
  •  Experience maintaining professional composure while interacting with angry, upset, or hostile customers
  •  Completion of a Certified Public Manager Program


The State of Idaho offers a robust total compensation package, including medical, vision, and dental insurance; PERSI retirement benefits; paid sick, vacation, and parental leave; and 11 paid holidays per year. For additional information related to benefits and/or state programs, please visit*

To learn more about the Idaho Department of Water Resources, please visit 

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Our Mission: To serve the citizens of Idaho by ensuring that water is conserved and available to sustain Idaho’s economy, ecosystems, and resulting quality of life.


The work is primarily performed in an office environment. Periodic field visits may be required and may involve walking over rough terrain, exposure to variable weather conditions, and lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds. Out-of-town and occasional overnight travel may be required.


The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.