Water Data Specialist

AWWA Engineering & Technical Services | Denver, CO

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Posted Date 4/24/2019
Description:  The American Water Works Association (AWWA) is Dedicated to the World’s Most Important Resource™.  We provide knowledge, information and advocacy to improve the quality and supply of water in North America and beyond.  AWWA advances public health, safety and welfare by uniting efforts of the full spectrum of the water community.
The AWWA Engineering & Technical Services (ETS) Department employs 25 knowledgeable employees who oversee the core technical programs and content developed by our volunteers.  This group consists of experts in drinking water, wastewater, reuse and stormwater treatment and management.  Together with a specialist in adult-learning theory and several support staff, ETS employees work to expand the Association’s knowledge resources to include additional drinking water and total water solutions in response to member needs. 
We are looking for two (2) candidates to join us this summer to support water-related projects. Selected candidates will also have an opportunity to attend AWWA Annual Conference & Exposition held in Denver in June.
One candidate will support AWWA’s Partnership Programs
Partnership for Safe Water and Partnership for Clean Water - offers self-assessment and optimization programs to utilities in an effort to improve water quality and optimize water system operations.
AWWA’s Partnership Programs require participants to submit operating data for review and validation.  The selected candidate will support the review process through guided data validation, identifying anomalies, and making recommendations for next steps.
The second candidate will support two AWWA projects:
Buried No Longer® (BNL) Tool - an online economic forecasting tool for pipe repair and replacement.
AWWA is gathering buried pipe data from water and wastewater utilities nationwide.  Analysis of these data will inform decision-makers on the current value of buried assets.  This effort will be to identify internet resources, log available data, and identify and gather missing information.
AWWA Utility Benchmarking Program – is a tool for utility leaders to track their own utility's performance and to compare their results to peers to identify areas that could be strengthened.
The selected candidate will support the Benchmarking Program by identifying and collating existing AWWA materials key to benchmarking metrics and identifying gaps in content.
  • Students pursuing Engineering, Environmental Science, Data Sciences, or Data Management degree preferred; Undergraduate who has completed at least their junior year will also be considered 
  • Strong understanding of water industry practices
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision
Wage Information:     $18 – $20.00/hour depending on qualifications
Work Schedule:  20 – 30 hours per week, on average
How to Apply:  Please submit resume, cover letter including a short paragraph that explains your interest.  AWWA staff will review all candidate materials and select a student for this part-time employment opportunity.
Deadline to Apply:           May 8, 2019     
As an employer dedicated to equal employment opportunity, minorities, women, veterans and disabled are encouraged to apply.  AWWA is the largest membership organization of water industry professionals in North America. Our mission is to provide solutions to effectively manage water, the world’s most important resource.
Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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