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Water Specialist Job Description

Job Title: Water Specialist
Job Code: R57000
Job Series: Water Specialist
FLSA Status: Exempt
OCC Group: Administrative Support and Related (ASR)

Signature of the State Court Administrator approval available on file in the Human Resources Division.

General Statement Of Duties:
Performs specialized water clerk functions for Colorado Water Courts.
Distinguishing Factors:
Positions in this classification are distinguished from other specialist classifications by the concentration on specialized case processing functions for the water court.   An average of the water division’s filings for the most recent three full fiscal years applied to the weighted caseload model will determine the number of FTE a court may have.  The FTE need as determined by this average may be rounded up to the nearest .50 FTE.   An increase in the number of Water Specialist FTE may be considered when the FTE need exceeds the current level for two consecutive years.  Should the FTE need fall below the current level the number of current FTE will remain frozen until the position is vacated, or until the caseload meets the FTE need requirements.
Essential Functions Of the Position:
Maintains accurate records of all cases pertaining to water rights.
Monitors the filing of water applications.
Prepares, drafts, and edits a variety of court documents, correspondence, forms, notices or other documents.
Enters, maintains, and updates case information in computer and paper records, as required.
Interacts with other court personnel to obtain or share information.
Provides procedural information to the public.
Maintains statistics on water filings.
Responsible for all work, materials and records associated with the water court.
May require occasional travel.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Supervisor Responsibilities:
Responsible for one's own work product and may provide leadership, guidance, assistance, or mentorship to coworkers, volunteers, or interns. 
Minimum Education:
Graduation from high school or equivalent and three years of office, legal, or court experience. 
Bachelor's degree (B. A.) in business, public or court administration or related field from a four-year college or university and one year of office, legal, or court experience.
Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk. The employee frequently is required to stand; sit; reach with hands and arms; and perform repetitive motions with wrists, hands, and fingers; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and high precarious places. Occasionally handles emergency or crisis situations; frequently subject to interruptions, and multiple calls and inquiries. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
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