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"Former Water Resource Specialist"

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Former Employee - Water Resource Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
Former Employee - Water Resource Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
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I worked at Arizona Department of Water Resources full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

A good place to work. Professional staff, promotion opportunities, good management. Plenty of opportunities to expand skills and learn new things. Customers are great to work with.

Cons

Budget cuts reduced the staff to a skeleton crew and closed outlying offices. I would still be working there if not for the cuts.

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you are doing. Consider hiring back staff as the budget allows. Keep in touch with what the lower level staff is doing. Offer more training opportunities.

Other Employee Reviews for Arizona Department of Water Resources

  1. "Dissapointing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Arizona Department of Water Resources full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Providing public service, working in somewhat science-based profession, conscientious and professional staff.

    Cons

    Currently very poorly managed, no true advocate for the agency, distrust of staff by management, favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Fill vacant positions, engage staff, fight for increased funding and sensible organization of the department.


  2. "Former senior hydrologist"

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    Former Employee - Hydrologist in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Hydrologist in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Arizona Department of Water Resources full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The department provides a flexible work schedule, numerous paid holidays, and an opportunity to save money through a deferred compensation plan.

    Cons

    ADWR is a failed organization that has abandoned the goals of the Arizona Groundwater Management Act, and has failed after 30 years to make any progress on the statewide surface water adjudication. Almost all of the scientific and engineering professionals left the agency years ago, and the remaining staff has little technical expertise. Senior management cannot comprehend complex scientific analysis, and marginalizes employees with actual expertise in the field. The agency has virtually no respect within the water community due to its simplistic and ineffective approaches to water management issues.

    Advice to Management

    Reconstitute the department as a technical agency. Replace the current management with a professional engineering staff headed by a state engineer. Eliminate most of the water resources specialist positions and contract this work out to the private sector.


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