Water Resource Engineer/Scientist - Modeling

Delaware River Basin Commission | Posted Jan 19, 2024

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Water Resource Engineer/Scientist
Employee Status: Full-Time
Grade: E18 - E20
Salary Range: $64,100 - $108,550
Branch: Science and Water Quality Management
Section: Water Resource Modeling
Supervised By: Manager, Water Resource Modeling

The Commission is seeking a water resource professional with a background in engineering and/or science to work in its Science and Water Quality Management branch. With technical guidance and training, the successful candidate will perform the following activities:

Develop, maintain and apply water quality and hydrodynamic models, including one-, two- and three-dimensional models for conventional and toxic pollutants, of the tidal and non-tidal waters of the Delaware River Basin;

Plan and conduct field investigations such as water quality monitoring studies in support of model development and calibration;

Support planning and regulatory activities of the Commission that require models;

Compile, maintain and analyze databases on conventional and toxic pollutants;

Utilize statistical programs to assess trends and address management issues;

Develop data management tools for processing of model inputs and outputs using ArcGIS, Python, R and/or similar tools;

Work on cross-branch project teams under the direction of supervisors from other sections, as needed, for discrete projects;

Prepare effective reports and presentations of technical material for advisory committees, the public, the regulated community and government agencies;

Participate in external committees, meetings and conferences on behalf of the Commission, and;

Assume other responsibilities, as assigned, to benefit the Commission.

Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's Degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Oceanography or related discipline with an emphasis in water resources is required. A Ph.D. in water resource management is desirable. Coursework related to hydrology, water quality, data science and water pollution control desired.

This is an early career position requiring 3+ years of professional experience for the E18 level or 8+ years experience for the E20 level; Ph.D. coursework/research in relevant field can be substituted for equivalent years of professional experience. Expertise in hydrodynamic and/or water quality modeling of surface waters is preferred, as is proficiency with coding languages useful for data management and analyses such as R and Python.

Salary within the range specified will be determined based on education and experience.

Instructions for Applicants:
This job will remain open until the position is filled.

Applicants must be authorized to work lawfully in the United States without sponsorship.

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