Arizona Water Employment Opportunities

Current Opening(s):

  • Employment opportunities are currently available with Arizona Water Company for the position(s) listed below. The Company only accepts applications for current openings. Submit Employment Application as instructed below.

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  • Vice President and Treasurer

  • Arizona Water Company, an investor-owned water utility serving customers throughout Arizona, is seeking a Vice President and Treasurer to oversee its accounting and information technology functions. This position serves as a member of the executive team and reports to the President and COO. As a key member of the executive team, the Vice President and Treasurer has a strategic role within the organization, leading the overall financial strategy and implementing financial procedures to improve and maintain the financial health of the company. Arizona Water Company has operated since 1955 and is one of the largest investor-owned water utilities in Arizona. The company has nearly 100,000 customers in 14 communities, and 220 employees. The company has consistently grown over its 65 years, and now has more than $627M of gross plant, $83M annual revenue, $17M annual gross income, and $15M annual net income. As an investor-owned water utility, Arizona Water Company is regulated by the Arizona Corporation Commission. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Directs and oversees all aspects of the accounting and information technology departments. Leads, manages, and mentors department managers. Establishes annual and long-range departmental goals.
    Performs financial and organizational analysis, and recommends strategies and actions that support organizational objectives. Provides data and direction on the financial condition of the company and supports the executive team in decision-making. Responsible to prepare and present all financial reports on a timely basis. Ensures that effective internal controls are in place. Ensures compliance with GAAP and applicable federal, state, and local regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting. Administers and reviews all financial plans and budgets and uses them to forecast capital, operating, and revenue requirements, and develop accompanying action plans. Develops and maintains long-range financial plans to support the company's capital improvement plan. Oversees cash management and investment needs. Develops and maintains banking and bond holder relationships. Solicits, and negotiates long- and short-term capital financing. Oversees the accuracy and timely completion of federal, state, and local income and sales tax items and reports, including monthly income tax accruals, estimated quarterly payments, and year-end federal and state returns. Directs the preparation and filing of 5500 reports for 401(k) and benefit plans. In collaboration with the Vice President – Rates and Revenue, provides written testimony, financial schedules, and other analysis in the company’s general rate cases. Coordinates the audits of independent and government auditors, and reviews and responds to auditing issues. Reviews existing accounting practices and leads the design, control, and operation of computerized financial and billing systems, including recommendations for improvement or replacement of those systems. Prepares and presents written and oral reports in quarterly meetings with the Board of Directors, and annual meeting with the shareholders.
  • Minimum Requirements
    Ten years of progressively responsible management level accounting experience
    Five years experience at a public utility as senior manager or executive
    Expert knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and practices, and federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations
    Excellent and demonstrated knowledge of financial concepts and principles (cash flow, balance sheet, cost of capital, depreciation, tax reporting, etc.)
    Superior knowledge and preparation of federal and state tax returns
    Strong ability to manage operating, capital, and revenue budgets
    Superior knowledge of regulatory accounting and rate-making principles
    Exceptional ability to be detail-oriented and accurate, and to meet deadlines
    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex financial information
    Must possess hands-on work style and strong leadership skills
    Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal, and presentation skills, particularly with executives, board members, and government officials
    Expert computer and MS Office proficiency, particularly Excel; experience with mainframe computer systems
    Bachelor's degree in Accounting
    Certified Public Accountant
    Valid Arizona driver's license
    Must pass a background check and drug test

  • Send detailed resume to:
    awc-hr@azwater.com.

     

  • Senior Engineer

  • Arizona Water Company, an investor owned water utility, is seeking a Senior Engineer in its Phoenix office. Responsibilities include designing Company water systems; prepares cost estimates, engineering specifications, work authorizations and contracts; checks engineering drawings for accuracy of design and dimensions; conducts tests of materials and equipment; makes field surveys; works with Division Managers, developers and contractors to ensure that all water system construction conforms to Company specifications; provides technical assistance and guidance to Division Managers; performs other duties as assigned. Must be a college graduate with a B.S. in engineering and have knowledge of surveying techniques. Must have a minimum of five years' experience in water utility system design at a professional level. Must be proficient in all phases of engineering analysis and design; be able to interpret and prepare drawings, specifications, contract documents; effectively represent the Company with customers, government agencies, suppliers and contractors. Must be able to inspect all construction sites and water system facilities. Must have a valid, appropriate Arizona driver's license with an acceptable driving record. Must be a Registered Arizona Professional Engineer. Arizona Water Company offers a competitive wage and benefits package. 

    Send detailed resume to:
    awc-hr@azwater.com.

     

  • Water Conservation Specialist

  • Under the direction of the Water Resources Manager, the Water Conservation Specialist is expected to develop, implement and manage Arizona Water Companys Demand Management Program that will include a variety of conservation measures and strategies to reduce water use. The Water Conservation Specialist will work cooperatively with Senior Management, Field Division Management and other Operations Department staff in a cross-functional team approach to reduce consumer demand and to increase system infrastructure efficiency.

    Working cooperatively with Senior Management, Field Division Management, and other Operations Department staff under the direction of the Water Resources Manager, the Water Conservation Specialist will:

    Develop, coordinate, and manage all aspects of the Demand Management Program for 22 water system located throughout Arizona
    Determine, implement and oversee the water conservation practices used for each water system.
    Develop a data management system to collect all data necessary to meet reporting requirements, defend the Company during an enforcement action, meet all data requests from the ACC and manage the Demand Management Program.
    Measure the effectiveness of water conservation practices implemented including gathering and monitoring process and outcome data.
    Develop and implement inventory tracking system for all products used as part of the Demand Management Program.
    Develop cross-functional teams to implement conservation measures that rely on field staff to implement; including creating appropriate administrative processes and supportive training programs.
    Prepare all reports related to water conservation and water use required by ADWR, the ACC and the CAGRD at whatever reporting increment required.
    Prepare, monitor and update Provider Profiles, Community Water System 5 Year Plans, Drought Plans and Conservation Effort Reports.
    Secure and manage consultants for Demand Management Program including preparing requests for proposals, hiring and firing contractors, preparing contracts, ensuring compliance with contract provisions, overseeing work and approving invoices.
    In cooperation with Field Division Management, present the Demand Management Program elements and successes to local governments, business organizations, homeowner associations, regulatory agencies and at conferences.
    Work cooperatively with Operations Department and Field Division Management to develop, track, and report on physical system evaluations and improvement programs.
    Solicit, schedule, and conduct on-site water audits/surveys for high use customers, as assigned. This work may be done in conjunction with field staff or contractors.
    Develop and publish water conservation content for AWC website, social media outlets, customer bills, and municipal partners.
    Support Water Resource Manager and Legal Counsel during enforcement proceedings for violation of conservation and reporting requirements.
    Perform other tasks as requested.

    The required skills, knowledge and physical requirements include, but are not limited to the following:
    Knowledge of the 1980 Arizona Groundwater Management Act and subsequent Active Management Area Management Plans.
    Knowledge of water conservation methodology, program development, data mining, and data analysis methods.
    Knowledge of AWWA G480-13 program operation and management, a plus.
    Knowledge of customer service practices and etiquette on the telephone and in person.
    Ability to meet deadlines and accept changes in project schedules.
    Excellent personal computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint.
    Experience with ArcGIS and SQL, a plus.
    Ability to communicate effectively in writing, and have effective public speaking skills for presentations within the company and in public forums.
    Ability to develop and accurately perform mathematical equations necessary to determine conservation savings.
    Must be dependable, punctual, have good attendance, and have professional demeanor and appearance.
    Knowledge of customer service practice and etiquette on the telephone and in person.
    Committed to working safely and following safety practices and procedures.
    Work is performed in indoor and outdoor environments.
    Ability to sit, stand, walk, reach, grasp, push, pull, bend, stoop, climb, crouch, squat, crawl, twist, perform repetitive physical activities, and lift up to 30 lbs.

    A candidate for this position may have:
    4-year college degree or combination of education and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform essential functions of the position.
    Irrigation Association Landscape Irrigation Auditor Certification and Arizona Smartscape Certification, a plus
    Valid Arizona driver's license and acceptable driving record. 

    Send detailed resume to:
    awc-hr@azwater.com.

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    Water Utility Service Person

  • Arizona Water Company, an investor-owned public utility, is seeking a Serviceman/Servicewoman in its Casa Grande/Coolidge area system. Duties include; general operation and maintenance of the water distribution system, and installation of facilities such as mains, services, hydrants, and auxiliary fittings. Perform regular preventive maintenance according to standard practice schedules on all pumps and equipment. Install new or replacement service lines and meters. Complete turn-on’s and turn-off’s according to work orders to connect or disconnect service. May operate auxiliary equipment such as purification or treatment system. Requirements include two years' experience in pipefitting or general maintenance mechanic with some pipefitting.  Ability to operate heavy equipment and welding experience. Understanding of water production and distribution methods and systems. Mechanical aptitude: use of hand tools and understanding of basic mechanics. Must be able to use, or learn to use, the handheld meter reading device and related equipment. Must have a Grade 1 ADEQ certification in Water Distribution, as well as a high school diploma or GED. Water Treatment certification desirable. Must live in the Casa Grande/Coolidge area. Arizona Water Company offers a competitive wage and benefits package. 

    Send detailed resume to:
    awc-hr@azwater.com.

     

  • Water Utility Service Person

  • Arizona Water Company, an investor-owned public utility, is seeking a Serviceman/Servicewoman for its Miami system.
    Duties include general operation and maintenance of the water distribution system, and installation of facilities such as mains, services, hydrants, meters, and auxiliary fittings. Perform regular preventive maintenance according to standard practices on pumps and equipment. Complete work orders to connect or disconnect services, leak investigations, and miscellaneous work orders. Experience or knowledge operating auxiliary equipment such as purification or treatment systems.

    Requirements include two years' experience in pipefitting or general maintenance. Ability to operate heavy equipment and welding experience. Basic knowledge of water production and distribution system operations. Must be able to use handheld meter reading device and related equipment. Must have a Grade 1 ADEQ certification in Water Distribution, as well as a high school diploma or GED. Water Treatment certification desirable. Must live in the Miami/Globe area.

  • Arizona Water Company offers a competitive wage and benefits package.

  • Send detailed resume to:
    awc-hr@azwater.com.

     

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