U.S. nationals: Interdisciplinary Modeler (Civil Engineer/Hydrologist)

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
Sacramento, CA, United States
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Want to work for a contemporary water management agency? Join the staff of the Bureau of Reclamation as a Civil Engineer (Hydrologic) or Hydrologist.

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

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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: $110,922 - $133,611 

Hydrologist (1315) salary range: $94,429 - $122,759

At the full performance GS-13 level, the incumbent serves as a Water Resources Modeler working with a designated group of modelers, providing technical guidance and oversight of the hydrologic modeling to accomplish Regional program and policy objectives in the area of water and natural resources evaluation and management, and pro-actively addresses and solves water and natural resource management issues.

  • Provides written and verbal technical advice, guidance, and direction in the development, adaptation, and application of state-of-the-art computer analysis and simulation tools, methods, and procedures. 
  • Possesses primary responsibility for the technical adequacy of a wide range of water supply, water rights, water utilization, and reservoir storage analyses.
  • Serves as a team leader on hydrologic aspects in the broad areas related to water supply, water requirements, water use, water rights, and reservoir storage studies.
  • Directs and conducts hydrologic data investigations and analysis, and directs the preparation of and/or prepares technical memorandums, supporting documents, appendices, and reports of hydrologic investigations, results, and conclusions.
  • Reviews and evaluates project planning analyses, studies, reports, appendices, design data submittals, and special study documentation.
  • Performs applied research and/or evaluates the potential for practical application of new and/or improved concepts, methodology, and technology to water supply, water use, water rights, and reservoir analyses.
  • Represents the Region during legal challenges and defends the soundness and technical adequacy of hydrologic modeling studies and the planning decisions predicated on them.