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College Intern - Water Rights

Salt River Project

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Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: November 21, 2022
Reference Code: 961928400
SRP is one of the largest public power and water utilities in the U.S. providing electricity to approximately one million customers in the greater metropolitan Phoenix area. Since its founding in 1903, SRP has fostered a culture of stewardship and customer service consistently ranking as an industry leader in customer service according to J.D. Power. SRP continues to adapt to its changing business environment by seeking innovative ways to reimagine utility service and the provision of critical resources essential to the life and economy of Arizona.

Job Brief

Water Rights & Contracts is looking to hire a 2nd or 3rd year college student with an interest in the sciences, water resources, sustainable economic development, or other related field for a year-round intern position. We are seeking an individual with critical thinking skills, has passion for complex problems, and works well in a team environment. A background in GIS applications is desired.

Job Responsibilities

Water Rights and Contracts (WR&C) has an immediate need in the following areas:
• Assist in developing and maintaining a water contract database.
• Assist in scheduling and taking notes at Water Managers meetings.
• Attend various water organization meetings and take notes.
• Assist in organizing, maintaining and cataloging physical archive items (data entry, file creation, file storage)
• Review and route water industry newspaper articles (weekly)
• GIS mapping work (as appropriate and with professional guidance)
• Assist in organizing/participating in annual water awareness events including SRP Water Expo and SRP Water 101 (maintaining customer spreadsheets, monitor website, and ensure staff follow up on Q/A).
• Electronic storage (aerial photography, scanning, folder structure clean-up, etc.)

Education

College level coursework (100+) from an accredited institution will be evaluated on an individual basis according to the skill/level to determine if applicable to the position by management.

Additional Information

Students majoring in Water Resources, Geography/GIS, Environmental Sciences, Natural Resources or Library Sciences are encouraged to apply.

Requisition Details

Requisition ID: 15055

Hybrid Workplace

SRP currently offers a hybrid workplace, which allows employees whose jobs can be performed remotely, and who have sufficient technical capability, to telework up to three days per week. Although teleworking is available, all employees must live and work in Arizona. We are taking steps to protect the health and well-being of all team members, and by following a number of health and safety protocols, to reduce the risk of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Salt River Project (SRP) recognizes diversity and inclusion as key drivers of innovation and growth, and seeks to attract a diverse employee base that reflects our community. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, military status or any other protected status under applicable federal, state or local law. Ultimately, SRP aspires to fully apply the power of diversity and inclusion to build a more equitable and sustainable future for our customers, employees and community.

Drug/Alcohol Policy Statement

In order to promote the safety and well-being of our employees, customers and the communities we serve, SRP is committed to maintaining a drug/alcohol free work environment. Although marijuana may now be legal in Arizona, except as otherwise specified under Arizona law, SRP considers it to be an illegal drug for the purpose of our drug/alcohol policy because marijuana remains illegal at the federal level. Any candidate found to be impaired during the hiring process or who has the presence of an illegal drug or unauthorized substance in their system during the pre-employment drug/alcohol test may be disqualified from further consideration in the hiring process.

All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas.

Why Work at SRP

SRP's success is rooted in our employees' happiness, health and safety. That's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and enhance their well-being. In addition to competitive pay and performance incentives, eligible employees can take advantage of the following benefits:

• 401(k) plan with employer matching
• Retirement pension
• Paid vacation
• Parental leave
• Holiday pay
• Sick leave
• Medical, vision, dental and life insurance
• Wellness programs
• Pre-tax benefits
• Short and long-term disability plans
• Tuition assistance

Nearest Major Market: Phoenix
About this Employer

SRP is one of the largest public power and water utilities in the U.S. providing electricity to approximately one million customers in the greater metropolitan Phoenix area. Since its founding in 1903, SRP has fostered a culture of stewardship and customer service consistently ranking as an industry leader in customer service according to J.D. Power. SRP continues to adapt to its changing business environment by seeking innovative ways to reimagine utility service and the provision of critical resources essential to the life and economy of Arizona.