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Environmental Compliance Specialist 
Berthoud, CO

Northern Water is seeking an Environmental Compliance Specialist to manage planning, permitting and compliance for the environmental aspects of Northern Water’s existing and ongoing construction of water storage and delivery projects. This individual will be responsible for evaluating and interpreting compliance requirements and managing the environmental permit process as needed. This position is part of Northern Water’s growing and dynamic Environmental Services Division and works cross-functionally with other teams and departments throughout the organization to ensure the environmental compliance of our operations and maintenance activities, as well as tracking and coordination of long-term environmental commitments associated with new water supply projects. The successful candidate will work collaboratively to provide environmental compliance support to other staff and foster effective relationships with outside regulatory agencies, partners, consultants and stakeholders. This position calls for a self-motivated individual with outstanding organizational skills who works equally well autonomously and in a team environment.   

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Heavy Equipment Mechanic
Berthoud, CO

Northern Water is seeking a Heavy Equipment Mechanic to direct and perform maintenance and repairs on mobile heavy equipment, diesel engines, generators, machinery and vehicles. This person will participate in the reconditioning of existing vehicles and equipment, as well as conduct make-ready setups to newly purchased vehicles. Responsibilities include all phases of mechanical repair including tire repair, mounting/dismounting, vehicle servicing, detailing, soldering/welding repairs, operation and maintenance of man-lifts, trucks, graders, dozers, small uncertified cranes, loaders, forklifts, backhoes, pumps, jackhammers, maintenance of fluid levels and other duties as needed. This individual should demonstrate continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes and work cooperatively and professionally with employees, contractors and the public in the performance of all duties.

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Network Administrator
Berthoud, CO

Northern Water is seeking a talented, diligent Network Administrator to maintain a reliable, secure, and efficient data communications network. The ideal candidate will be able to deploy, configure, maintain and monitor all active network equipment in order to ensure smooth network operation. To be successful as a Network Administrator, you should have an excellent ability to solve problems using in-depth understanding of network hardware, data center infrastructure, wireless infrastructure, Unified Communication infrastructure and network-based software applications running on local workstations. The best Network Administrator will also be a team player, willing to handle all support requests with courtesy and professionalism. 

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O&M Fieldman I
Berthoud, CO

Northern Water is looking for an O&M Fieldman I to join the Distribution Systems Department. This person will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of facilities for the collection and distribution of water. Duties include monitoring and data collection at canal outlet works, reservoirs, dams and water conveyance pipelines as well as recording reservoir elevations and water flows. The successful candidate will patrol Northern Water waterways and assist with maintenance of canals, pipelines, roads and other infrastructure. Skills should include welding, steel fabrication, woodworking, concrete forming and finishing, fencing, shopwork and possess knowledge of other general maintenance tasks. In addition, this individual must provide good customer service and build positive relationships with colleagues, water users, landowners and the public. 

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Senior Water Resources Engineer IV
Berthoud, CO

Northern Water is seeking a Senior Water Resources Engineer IV to perform water resources analyses and related engineering studies for Northern Water’s existing and ongoing construction of storage and delivery projects. This individual will lead efforts to develop a framework combining new and existing software tools for streamflow forecasting, water user demand projections, water rights, river administration and reservoir operations to support project planning and operational decisions in the South Platte basin. This position is part of Northern Water’s Water Resources Department that works cross-functionally with other teams and departments throughout the organization to provide water resources planning, analysis, and support. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with other staff and with outside partners, consultants, and stakeholders. This position calls for a self-motivated individual with outstanding organizational skills who works equally well autonomously and in a team environment. This individual will serve as project manager on complex projects and will review technical and management work of Engineer I, II, and III. Knowledge of Cache la Poudre River water administration and operational practices is preferred.     

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Staff Accountant II

Northern Water is seeking a Staff Accountant II to perform a variety of routine and professional accounting duties. This individual should have working knowledge of governmental accounting principles and practices, ERP systems, technical spreadsheets and word processing documents. Duties will include maintaining the general ledger system, reviewing transactions and journal entries, processing receipts, monitoring accounts, reviewing balance sheets and adjusting entries as needed. The successful candidate will coordinate with procurement staff on purchasing requisitions as well as maintain the depreciation system and inventory of capital assets. This individual should be an effective communicator who coordinates across departments. In addition, this individual will assist the Department Manager and Accounting Supervisor when needed as well as provide backup to the Senior Accountant and Staff Accountant I.

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System Administrator
Berthoud, CO

Northern Water is looking for a talented, diligent system administrator to maintain and administer Northern Water’s networked system of computers. The system administrator's responsibilities include troubleshooting hardware, software and networking issues, and ensuring that all computing operations run with optimal performance and security. To be successful as a system administrator, you should have an excellent ability to solve problems using in-depth understanding of information systems and computing solutions. The best system administrator will also be a team player, willing to handle all support requests with courtesy and professionalism. 

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Water Efficiency Specialist
Berthoud, CO

Northern Water is seeking a Water Efficiency Specialist to support and maintain Northern Water’s Conservation Garden and landscape at the Berthoud Headquarters. This individual will perform seasonal landscape and irrigation maintenance, provide tours of the Conservation Garden, conduct water efficiency audits, support public education and outreach efforts, attend and assist with training and certification workshops, as well as provide support for the Water Efficiency Grant Program. This individual will be a key part of the implementation of creating new landscape models that use less water, are adaptable to climate stress and provide public value and ecosystem services. To achieve this vision, our Conservation Campus is pursuing LEED certification and Sustainable SITES, and we need help from a qualified individual to get there. This role will design, plan, construct, deliver and perform annual maintenance on new and renovated small and large-scale demonstrations with input from collaborative stakeholders, strategic partners and the water efficiency team.  

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Water Resources Engineer III
Berthoud, CO

Northern Water is seeking a Water Resources Engineer III to perform water resources analyses and related engineering studies for Northern Water’s existing and ongoing construction of storage and delivery projects. This individual will lead efforts to develop a framework combining new and existing software tools for streamflow forecasting, water user demand projections, water rights, river administration and reservoir operations to support project planning and operational decisions in the South Platte basin. This position is part of Northern Water’s Water Resources Department that works cross-functionally with other teams and departments throughout the organization to provide water resources planning, analysis, and support. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with other staff and with outside partners, consultants, and stakeholders. This position calls for a self-motivated individual with outstanding organizational skills who works equally well autonomously and in a team environment. This individual will serve as project engineer on complex projects and project manager on less complex projects.  Additionally, this individual will review work of Engineer I and II.  Knowledge of Cache la Poudre River water administration and operational practices is preferred.  

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