U.S. nationals: Civil Engineer (Hydrologic) or Hydrologist (2)

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
Albuquerque, NM, United States
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Reclamation is a contemporary water management agency. Reclamation is best known for Hoover Dam on the Colorado River, Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River and Folsom Dam on the American River. Today we are the largest wholesaler of water in the country and the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the western United States. View our video titled "Traditions, Talent, and Teamwork" here.
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Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her experience 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.

Would you enjoy serving as a leading technical resource on the operations of the Rio Grande and Pecos Basin systems spanning all of New Mexico and portions of Colorado and West Texas? You will be responsible for utilizing the models for operational analysis and continuing development of models as needed for water accounting, operations, and planning. This position provides a combination of project management functions for a variety of complex and/or unique projects and activities throughout the Albuquerque Area Office (AAO), including planning, implementation, contract administration, and tracking and monitoring.

This position is being announced as an Interdisciplinary position. The position may be filled by a Civil Engineer, GS-810 or a Hydrologist, GS-1315.

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

LOCATION: Region 7, Upper Colorado Basin, Albuquerque Area Office, Water Management Division, Northern Water Management Group, duty stationed in Albuquerque, New Mexico. For living conditions, go to www.cabq.com

Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

- Applies hydrologic and/or engineering knowledge to a broad variety of water operations and water accounting situations.
- Continues development of the computer models used for river operations and accounting in collaboration with other members of the multi-agency technical team.
- Acts as liaison to the model software developers and to other government agencies working with models and sub-parties to Reclamation's contract with the model developers.
- Provides project management and technical proposals, analyses, evaluation, and oversight for assigned engineering, environmental, biological, and/or hydrologic projects and activities for the AAO.
- Coordinates with multiple agencies in database and model development and maintenance.
- Analyzes river and reservoir losses, river routings, streamflow forecasting, water releases, diversions and returns, operational plans, and related problems.

Physical Demands and Work Environment: Work occasionally involves field data observation and collection activities, traversing river flood plains covered with dense overgrowth and under adverse climatic conditions. Occasional field work is performed out-of-doors requiring standing, walking, and travel over rough terrain. Field work requires special safety precautions such as boots, coats, goggles, gloves, and safety hats. Field work may be performed during adverse weather conditions such as snow, rain, subfreezing temperatures, and hot temperatures exceeding 100 degrees-F.