U.S. nationals: Interdisciplinary Water Resources Modeler

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
Sacramento, CA, United States
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Join the staff of the Bureau of Reclamation as a Water Resources Modeler.

This position is located with the Bureau of Reclamation, Division of Planning, in Sacramento, California. For information on Sacramento, go to website: http://www.saccounty.net

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Position may be filled at the GS-7, GS-9, or GS-11 level. At the full performance GS-11 level, the incumbent serves as a journey level Water Resources Modeler involved in segments or phases of comprehensive assignments related to water resources modeling. This is an interdisciplinary position and may be filled in either the GS-0810 or GS-1315 series depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate. 

Civil Engineer (0810) salary range 

GS-07: $59, 754 - $70,509

GS-09: $73,097 - $86,255 

GS-11: $88,442 - $104,363

Hydrology (1315) salary range

GS-07: $44,767 - $58,196 

GS-09: $54,760 - $71,189  

GS-11: $66,253 - $86,132

At the GS-07 and GS-9 levels, the duties of this position are developmental in nature, leading to the full performance level of GS-11. The incumbent may be non-competitively promoted to the next level of the position upon meeting all regulatory requirements; certification by the supervisor of successful performance; completion of all training requirements; and the availability of work at the next higher grade level. Note: Promotion is not automatic.

  • Designs, tests, and incorporates portions of models into overall model configurations which are conducted in accordance with Reclamation instruction, standards, and manuals.
  • Develops and maintains surface water models, including a reliable base version, and related data used by the Division.
  • Prepares schematic designs for configurations and reservoirs, power plants, pumping plants, points of inflow, diversions, gains, return flows, etc., that constitute the water system simulated by a computer model.
  • Uses statistical (including stochastic) techniques and optimization procedures where applicable in water and power studies.
  • Develops documentation of model functions, development assumptions and model application in conducting hydrologic and/or water operations studies.
  • Prepares technical reports, prepares and delivers speeches for technical conferences, and recommendations in formal written report or memorandum form.
  • Represents the Bureau in a variety of official capacities.
  • Develops contract specifications and advises the Contracting Officer as a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) for projects involving model and data development and applications.
  • Proficiency at programming in languages such as VB, VBA, Java, FORTRAN, and C++ desired.