Employment Opportunities

The North Dakota State Water Commission employs over 90 people to assist in achieving the SWC mission and vision.

It is the effort of talented and dedicated employees that makes the North Dakota State Water Commission successful. The North Dakota State Water Commission offers the opportunity to develop challenging careers, and the agency promotes training, continuing education, and opportunities for growth.

If you are a recent graduate or you are an experienced professional considering a career move and are interested in joining the North Dakota State Water Commission team, please browse through this site and contact John Brintnell by e-mail, or call (701) 328-2751 if you have any questions.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The North Dakota State Water Commission does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services, and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.

Current Openings

Administrative Assistant I

Provide administrative support for the Appropriation Division Director and the Appropriation Division staff. Answer incoming phone calls from 8 am to 5 pm for the Appropriation Division. Help answer other division incoming phone calls. Provide general support for visitors. Receive, sort, and distribute mail. Organize and transfer all correspondence and documents into the permit files. Independently evaluate which records need to be stored in house, off-site, archived, or purged. Process Applications for Temporary Water Permits and Emergency Use of Water, including accepting payments and logging each payment into the receipts ledger. Manage the conference room schedule. Schedule all meetings and leave time for Appropriation employees. Carry out the administrative duties for the ND Board of Water Well Contractors. Transcribe board minutes.

Hydrologist II

Review groundwater permit applications in assigned areas and make recommendations to the State Engineer, inspect completed water projects for permit compliance and perfection, document, organize, analyze and interpret hydrologic data, provide technical advice on water resource problems and complaints, and conduct water resource investigations and studies.

Water Resource Program Administrator I

Review sovereign land permit applications and make recommendations to the State Engineer, maintain multiple electronic files and databases pertaining to sovereign land permits, sovereign land related projects, problems, violations, studies, legal issues, and historical information, assist in conducting and contracting OHWM delineations on navigable waters of the state using the State Engineer’s OHWM Delineation Guidelines, assist in locating, compiling, and documenting any printed, digital, and archived evidence of navigability for state title purposes for any water body in the state for which the question of navigability arises.

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