Employment Opportunities

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC), a federal-interstate water resources management agency, currently has the following two employment opportunities. Please note that submissions from interested, qualifiied candidates must be received by 4:00 p.m., Friday, September 18. 2015.

Manager, Water Resources Management Branch

EMPLOYEE STATUS: Full-Time/Permanent

BRANCH: Water Resources Management Branch

GRADE: E26

SALARY RANGE: $89,650 - $134,300

SUPERVISED BY: Deputy Executive Director

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Manager plans, organizes, directs and supervises the work of professional and administrative staff in the Water Resources Management Branch, which includes the Operations and Project Review Sections. This senior leadership position plans and directs the annual and long range goals and objectives related to implementation of the Commission’s Comprehensive Plan, and ensures coordination with other Branches in these activities. The Manager participates with the Executive Director, the Senior Management Team, other Branches and staff in the development and implementation of the Commission’s strategic plan.

The Manager reports directly to the Deputy Executive Director for the overall activities and accomplishments of the Branch. The Manager has the flexibility to define and develop the technical scope of the Branch’s activities within established policy and budget limitations and is responsible for directing work assignments, leave and administrative records.

The Operations Section is engaged in all Commission activities related to: the operation of water storage facilities; the development and implementation of drought operation and flood loss reduction plans, as well as the technical analyses those activities may require; the management of the Commission’s surface water charging program; the development and support of flow augmentation policy; and the development and establishment of the computer simulation of reservoir operation models and estuary salinity models. The Operations Section also provides coordination and technical assistance services to the U.S. Supreme Court Decree Parties. The Manager’s responsibilities require direct involvement with the regulated flow, water management, and flood advisory committees, including the organizing and planning of committee meetings.

The Manager is directly involved with the preparation, negotiation and execution of contracts with the agencies of the Federal Government, the signatory states, water users and other public and private agencies for the management of water. Other responsibilities include implementing the Commission’s water sales pricing policies involving the establishment and rescission of water entitlements held by surface water users, thereby directing staff in the collection, compilation, evaluation and recording of quantities of surface water withdrawals and related water sales charges.

The Manager serves on technical and coordinating committees, and participates in public information programs including presentation of technical reports at Commission meetings. This individual also maintains liaison with officials of equivalent position in signatory states and the federal government.

The Project Review Section is engaged in all Commission activities related to the review and processing of a broad range of complex and routine projects that have the potential to significantly impact the water resources of the Delaware Basin. Project Review responsibilities also include the coordination of projects submitted to the Commission for review with the signatory parties and the development of the Administrative Agreements to accomplish that coordination. The Manager is responsible for fostering state and federal regulatory relationships to ensure cooperation, collaboration and responsiveness.

The Manager’s responsibilities include:

  • the interpretation and development of rules, regulations and procedures covering the types of projects which must be submitted to the Commission for review;
  • defining the information which is to be submitted, the format to be followed and the responsibilities of Commission staff in processing an application for approval;
  • establishing liaison with public and private agencies working on water-related matters in the basin in order to become familiar with projects being planned or undertaken and probable time of their activation;
  • ensuring the consistency of engineering and environmental reviews of all projects submitted to the Commission to determine their compatibility with the Comprehensive Plan, including engineering feasibilities, effect on water supply, water quality, standards and objectives, flood plain management, wetland policies, recreation development, and fish and wildlife management;
  • determining the potential effectiveness of projects and the compatibility of projects to other proposed projects;
  • making final technical determinations and recommending approval, modification or disapproval of projects; and
  • administering the Southeast Pennsylvania Ground Water Protected Area Regulations under a special contractual arrangement with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

As required, the Manager prepares and presents testimony at administrative hearings and other special hearings regarding controversial projects before the Commission as well as drafts testimony and assists legal counsel in the preparation of cases before U.S. District Courts and various courts of appeal. The Manager assists the Planning and Information Technology Branch in determining whether violations of Commission rules and regulations have occurred, helps to develop the official record, and makes recommendations regarding the imposition of penalties or settlements.

In addition, the Manager is responsible for being responsive to concerns, complaints and objections of other agencies, groups or individuals regarding projects, procedures, rules and regulations. This will include responding to information requests from elected officials and the news media, as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering or Geology is required.

Candidates must also be a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) or Professional Geologist (P.G.) in one of the signatory states, and have ten or more years of work experience in the water resource field.

Applicants should have a firm understanding of water quality, wastewater treatment, surface and ground water withdrawals, and flood and drought programs. Applicants should also possess strong leadership capabilities. Graduate work in Engineering, Hydrology, Geology or Planning is desired.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS

Send resume and salary history to:

 Richard C. Gore
Chief Administrative Officer
Delaware River Basin Commission
25 State Police Drive
P.O. Box 7360
West Trenton, NJ 08628

or send via email to denise.mchugh@drbc.nj.gov
(email submissions are preferred)

Submissions Must Be Received by 4:00 p.m., Friday, September 18, 2015

EOE

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Supervisor, Information Technology (IT) and Water Use Section

EMPLOYEE STATUS: Full-Time/Permanent

BRANCH: Planning and IT Branch

GRADE: E22

SALARY RANGE: $70,150 - $105,200

SUPERVISED BY: Manager, Planning & Information Technology Branch

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Supervises and directs the work of a professional staff of information technologists and water resource analysts. The Commission’s IT functions include e-mail, internet and intranet systems, computer hardware, peripherals and software, cloud-hosted services, and GIS and database management systems. The Commission’s IT infrastructure is part of the New Jersey Garden State Network. Water resource analyses include using Commission data, systems and research to develop tools, processes and outputs for analysis of: water use, supply, availability, efficiency, and water use charges. IT systems and water use activities are coordinated with the basin states and federal partners.

In this capacity, the selected candidate will:

  • Supervise IT systems development and maintenance, including server platforms and authentication, PC acquisition and upgrades, software rollout, and troubleshooting.
  • Coordinate with New Jersey Office of Information Technology (OIT) to ensure the Commission is aware of and following OIT policies.
  • Oversee integrated database management system and work with other branches to satisfy data needs of the agency.
  • Provide insights and strategic leadership on recommendations for information technology, data management and related processes and policies.
  • Supervise GIS function within the Commission including providing access to users, organizing mapping layers, and maintaining and enhancing public access to GIS data layers and maps.
  • Prepare budgets, grant applications, cooperative agreements and progress reports related to IT and water use activities.
  • Apply analytical skills to support decision making by senior management. Develop and maintain operational metrics (e.g., annual work plan, internal dashboards, and website analytics).
  • Work with partner agencies to obtain, manage and analyze water use data.
  • Coordinate with state and federal water supply staff and supervise the collection and output of water use data for the preparation of water supply and demand assessments.
  • Work with other branches and sections of the Commission in development of data, tools and systems used for long range water supply planning and updating of the Commission’s Comprehensive Plan and Water Resources Program.
  • Provide staff support to Commission advisory committees, including the Water Management Advisory Committee.
  • Act as the Manager of Planning & Information Technology Branch, when so designated.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering, Geology, Environmental Science, Computer Science or a related discipline is required.

Candidates must also have a combined six (6) years experience in the fields of water resources and/or information technology. Experience should include data analysis, computer applications and report preparation as well as experience with computer systems (hardware and software), databases and GIS. A Master’s Degree in the above-cited disciplines may be substituted for up to two (2) years of the required experience. Familiarity and expertise with the following technologies and programming languages is preferred: MS SQL Server, MS Access, MS Excel, VBA, ESRI ArcGIS, ASP.NET, SharePoint and MS Office 365.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS

Send resume and salary history to:

 Richard C. Gore
Chief Administrative Officer
Delaware River Basin Commission
25 State Police Drive
P.O. Box 7360
West Trenton, NJ 08628

or send via email to denise.mchugh@drbc.nj.gov
(email submissions are preferred)

Submissions Must Be Received by 4:00 p.m., Friday, September 18, 2015

EOE