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30 Sep 2022

Full-Time Regional / Senior Regional Water Policy Analyst (AZ, CO, NV, NM, or UT)

Western Resource Advocates (WRA) – Posted by [email protected] Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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Job Description


This position has the option to work remotely anywhere within Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, or Utah, or from one of WRA’s six offices; or a hybrid of the two with easy access to a major airport as travel is required. WRA has offices located in Boulder, CO; Carson City, NV; Denver, CO; Phoenix, AZ; Salt Lake City, UT; and Santa Fe, NM. Some occasional travel within WRA’s region will be required for collaboration with WRA staff and stakeholders.


Western Resource Advocates (WRA) is seeking a strategic relationship builder to join our team as a Regional Water Policy Analyst or Senior Regional Water Policy Analyst. The Regional Water Policy Analyst/Senior Regional Water Policy Analyst will develop and advance equitable policies to improve regional and inter-state water governance and management in ways that benefit rivers and the communities, recreation, and the environment they support.

This position requires strengths in research, analysis, and writing, as well as familiarity with a wide range of western water and river decision-makers and stakeholders. The position focuses on the Colorado River Basin but may work on other western rivers as well. Reporting to WRA’s Healthy Rivers Program Director, the Regional Water Policy Analyst/Senior Regional Water Policy Analyst will collaborate with fellow program staff, conservation community partners, water providers, state agency staff, and other key water decision-makers to advance the next generation of water management strategies. The Senior Regional Water Policy Analyst will bring more expertise and strategic leadership to the role, as well as supervise other members of WRA’s Healthy Rivers Program team.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for the Regional Water Policy Analyst position is $52,000-$77,000 annually; and the Senior Regional Water Policy Analyst position is $75,000-$115,000 annually; salary depends on relevant experience and new staff rarely start at the top of the range. WRA’s excellent benefits package includes a 401(k)-retirement plan with up to 5% matching and health, dental, vision, and life & disability insurance with 100% of premiums for employee coverage paid by WRA. Annually, staff receive three weeks paid vacation leave to start, twelve paid sick days, one paid volunteer day, one paid birthday off, 12 paid holidays, and WRA is closed for Winter Break between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day for additional paid time off. After one-year employees are eligible for up to twelve weeks of parental leave with the first six weeks paid, and after five years, staff are eligible for up to twelve weeks of paid sabbatical leave. Position is full-time non-exempt.

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How to Apply

Job Categories: Water. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: #policyanalyst and water. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.

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