USA citizens: Civil Engineer (Hydrologic); Hydrologist

Heyburn, ID, US


Position is being advertised concurrently under BR-PN-VA-SRA-18-092 for current federal employees serving under a competitive service career or career-conditional appointment or reinstatement eligible. Applicants interested in applying under both announcement numbers, must submit application packages for each.

This is an interdisciplinary position. Position may be filled by: Civil Engineer (Hydrologic), GS-0810 or Hydrologist, GS-1315.

Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as a Civil Engineer (Hydrologic) or Hydrologist. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.

Here is an opportunity to join a great organization with excellent growth potential!

Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval.

The career ladder promotion potential of this position is the GS-11 level. However, this position may be filled at a lower grade. If so, when and if it is determined that a subsequent promotion is warranted, it may be made without further competition. Promotion up to and including the GS-11 level is neither guaranteed nor automatic.

At the present time, we have 1 vacancy; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional, equivalent positions at this duty location.

This position is located in Heyburn, ID. For more information, click on the following link:

Learn more about this agency


-Manage and coordinate river and reservoir operations in real-time, and perform hydrologic studies in areas of flood control, water supply and water use.
-Serve as team leader or member of interdisciplinary teams in the formulation, evaluation, and completion of the hydrologic studies, biological assessments, environmental impact statements, etc.
-Assist in developing, calibrating, and using computer models to determine water requirements, analyze runoff, examine reservoir systems, perform backwater analysis, and provide statistics as necessary.
-Perform power scheduling, contract compliance reviews, surface and groundwater quality monitoring and review of lab contracts, groundwater well monitoring, miscellaneous hydrologic data gathering and analyses, fieldwork, quality control of data, website maintenance, communication with partners, and provide technical support on issues regarding upper Snake River projects and general water management.