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Employment Opportunities

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC), a federal-interstate water resource management agency, currently has two employment opportunities:

Senior Water Resource Modeler

TITLE: Senior Water Resource Modeler

EMPLOYEE STATUS: Full-Time

GRADE: E18 - E20

SALARY RANGE: $55,000 - $93,150

BRANCH: Science and Water Quality Management

SECTION: Water Resource Modeling

SUPERVISED BY: Director, Science and Water Quality Management

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

As a member of the Science and Water Quality Management Branch, the senior water resource modeler is responsible for developing and maintaining water quality and hydrodynamic models for tidal and non-tidal waters of Delaware River Basin; planning and conducting water quality monitoring studies in support of model development and calibration; and supporting planning and regulatory activities of the Commission that require models.

In this capacity, the Senior Water Resource Modeler will participate in the:

  • Identification, development, maintenance, and modification of water quality and hydrodynamic models including the one-, two-, and three-dimensional models of the Delaware River and Estuary for conventional and toxic pollutants;
  • Planning of and participation in field investigations to provide data to develop, calibrate, and validate water quality and hydrodynamic models;
  • Compilation, maintenance, and analysis of databases on conventional and toxic pollutants, and data related to the modeling work, utilizing statistical programs to assess trends and address management issues;
  • Assist in developing waste load models for the mainstem Delaware River and tributary watersheds;
  • Provide modeling assistance to the Water Resource Management branch in the evaluation of docket applications and NPDES permits submitted to the Commission;
  • Make presentations to advisory committees, the public, the regulated community, and government agencies on the modeling of conventional and toxic pollutants in the basin;
  • Participate in external committees, meetings, and conferences related to modeling activities; and
  • Assume other technical responsibilities as assigned by the Director, Science and Water Quality Management.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduation from an accredited college with a master's degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, or Marine Science with an emphasis in water quality modeling and/or water resources management, and ten (10) or more years of professional experience in water quality modeling; OR
  • Graduation from an accredited college with a doctoral degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, or Marine Science with an emphasis in water quality modeling and/or water resources management, and six (6) or more years of professional experience in water quality modeling.
  • The individual must be authorized to work lawfully in the United States.

ADDITIONAL PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Extensive experience with water quality and hydrodynamic modeling in riverine and estuarine environments preferred;
  • Aptitude with water quality and hydrodynamic modeling platforms, specifically including WASP7/8, QUAL2K, EFDC, and/or equivalent platforms desired;
  • Experience and in-depth knowledge with sediment diagenesis and light extinction modeling are strongly preferred;
  • Capable of designing sensitive simulation scenarios to demonstrate system responses, diagnostic solutions, or management options;
  • Proficiency with Fortran, C++, Python, visual basic, or R beneficial;
  • Excellent oral, written, and presentations skills are necessary to convey modeling results to a variety of audiences; and
  • Ability to be flexible and work in a team environment.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLICANTS

Submit resume to:

By email to: jobs@drbc.gov

Submissions for the Senior Water Resource Modeler position must be received by: 4:00 p.m., Friday, November 2, 2018

EOE

Water Resource Engineer/Scientist - Planning Section

TITLE: Water Resource Engineer/Scientist

EMPLOYEE STATUS: Full-Time

GRADE: E16 - E18

SALARY RANGE: $48,450 - $82,400

BRANCH: Water Resource Management

SECTION: Water Resource Planning

SUPERVISED BY: Manager, Water Resource Planning

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

The Commission is seeking a Water Resource professional with a background in engineering or science to work in the Water Resource Planning Section. Duties will include:

  • Support the development and functionality of the Commission’s integrated relational database by routinely updating with new water resource data, developing and executing queries, and enhancing functionality where applicable;
  • Analyze long-term water use and availability in the Delaware River Basin (Basin) by gathering, organizing, and evaluating current research and available data; help research and develop data analysis tools;
  • Analyze existing water demands, project population, and other sector specific growth, and estimate future water demands; analyze data and prepare reports for various water use sectors;
  • Prepare GIS-based evaluations and associated graphics;
  • Research, document, and categorize the existing water resource operational requirements imposed by the Commission in order to help facilitate long-term water supply planning scenarios;
  • Track and evaluate wastewater discharge data to support permitting, compliance, and planning efforts;
  • Support compliance program through review, notification, and evaluation of certain periodic reports and/or submittals related to water withdrawals and wastewater discharges;
  • Track and evaluate water auditing data from public water suppliers to support permitting, compliance, and water conservation efforts throughout the Basin;
  • Participate in the development of watershed management plans for the protection of water resources of the Basin; and
  • Represent the Commission in various watershed initiatives throughout the Basin.

QUALIFICATIONS

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

Experience: Familiarity and expertise with the following technologies is preferred: MS Access, MS Excel, and ESRI ArcGIS. Experience with relational database management is a plus, including: MS SQL server, SQL script writing, and statistical software packages such as R.

Must be authorized to work lawfully in the United States.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLICANTS

Submit resume to:

By email to: jobs@drbc.gov

Submissions for the Water Resource Engineer/Scientist - Planning Section position must be received by: 4:00 p.m., Friday, November 2, 2018

EOE