Governor Gordon Issues Final Call for Qualified Candidates for State Engineer and Water Development Office Director Positions

Written by on August 14, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo.– Governor Mark Gordon has announced a final call for candidate applications for two gubernatorial-appointed positions with the State of Wyoming — Wyoming State Engineer and WyomingWater Development Office (WWDO) Director. 

These positions require Senate confirmation and represent the top leadership positions for managing water on behalf of the State of Wyoming. The State Engineer is responsible for the general supervision of Wyoming’swaters, including technical, policy and regulatory matters concerning its beneficial use. The WWDO Director’s primary function is to oversee the WWDO’s planning and construction of new water supply projects and the rehabilitation of existing water supply projects.

Both positions require a unique combination of skills. The Governor is interested in candidates that possess technical understanding of hydrologic principles and practices, familiarity with Wyoming water law (including interstate compacts and court decrees) and the federal regulatory environment, as well as a proven record showing successful budget and personnel management.

The State Engineer and WWDO Director positions are open until filled. Only candidates who meet the statutory requirements for qualifications will be considered (listed below).

Applicants for either position should submit a cover letter, resume and three references via e-mail to

Wyoming State Engineer

This position is created by the Wyoming Constitution and has a term of 6 years.

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