Research Scientist 3

  • New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
  • Trenton, New Jersey 08625
  • Apr 04, 2017
Full time Environmental Science/Engineering Water Quality Watershed/Stormwater

Job Description

35 hour work week.


Under direction of a Research Scientist 1 or other supervisory official in a state department, institution, or agency, conducts or participates in research projects or developed programs in a specified professional field; does other related work.


The Water Supply, Planning and Modeling Section in the New Jersey Geological and Water Survey conducts and participates in applied research pertaining to statewide, regional and interstate water supply planning and policy development. Duties specific to this position include statewide, regional and interstate water supply planning and policy support, water use data analysis; surface water/reservoir modeling; ground and surface water resource evaluation; grant writing and fulfillment, and drought management. The position will provide technical and policy support to permitting programs, participate in advisory councils and related state and federal agencies, assist with development of water resource analyses and policies, and provide support for priority projects. Candidate will be required to write and fulfill grants, and publish/present reports and findings. Limited fieldwork may be required while other duties may be assigned. A broad understanding of hydrogeologic, hydrologic, and hydraulic sciences and research methods is mandatory. Previous experience in data analysis, water budgets/water availability, water policy, reservoir safe yield, streamflow reconstruction, map making/data visualization, and/or surface water quantity modeling is necessary. Experience with RiverWare or related surface water modeling software, (WaterCAD, R, XML/WaterML, ARCGIS, MS Access and similar databases) is preferred. Familiarity with local, state, interstate and federal water management programs and regulations and previous experience with grant writing preferred. Be prepared to present examples of previous work, grants, models and reports/publications/presentations.


Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in a discipline appropriate to the position. Note: All college degrees (both U.S. and non-U.S.) and/or transcripts from a college or university must already be evaluated for accreditation by the closing date of the posting. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in ineligibility.

Experience: Two (2) years of experience in a field appropriate to the position. Note: A Doctorate in a discipline appropriate to the position may be substituted for two (2) years of experience indicated above.

CLOSING DATE: April 12, 2017

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$61,784.21 - $87,820.13