U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

Established in 1902, the Bureau of Reclamation is best known for the dams, powerplants, and canals it constructed in the 17 western states. These water projects led to homesteading and promoted the economic development of the West. Reclamation has constructed more than 600 dams and reservoirs including Hoover Dam on the Colorado River and Grand Coulee on the Columbia River.

Today, we are the largest wholesaler of water in the country. We bring water to more than 31 million people, and provide one out of five Western farmers (140,000) with irrigation water for 10 million acres of farmland that produce 60% of the nation's vegetables and 25% of its fruits and nuts.

Reclamation is also the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the United States. Our 53 powerplants annually provide more than 40 billion kilowatt hours generating nearly a billion dollars in power revenues and produce enough electricity to serve 3.5 million homes.

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Sacramento, CA, United States
Oct 13, 2017
Full time
Summary Want to work for a contemporary water management agency whose mission is to assist in meeting the increasing water demands of the West while protecting the environment and the public's investment? Join the staff of the Bureau of Reclamation as a Water Resources Modeler. This position is located with the Bureau of Reclamation, Division of Planning, in Sacramento, California. For information on Sacramento, go to website:   http://www.saccounty.net Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Position may be filled at the GS-7, GS-9, or GS-11 level. At the full performance GS-11 level, the incumbent serves as a journey level Water Resources Modeler involved in segments or phases of comprehensive assignments related to water resources modeling. This is an interdisciplinary position and may be filled in either the GS-0810 or GS-1315 series depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate. At the GS-07 and GS-9 levels, the duties of this position are developmental in nature, leading to the full performance level of GS-11. The incumbent may be non-competitively promoted to the next level of the position upon meeting all regulatory requirements; certification by the supervisor of successful performance; completion of all training requirements; and the availability of work at the next higher grade level. Note: Promotion is not automatic. -Designs, tests, and incorporates portions of models into overall model configurations which are conducted in accordance with Reclamation instruction, standards, and manuals. -Develops and maintains surface water models, including a reliable base version, and related data used by the Division. -Prepares schematic designs for configurations and reservoirs, power plants, pumping plants, points of inflow, diversions, gains, return flows, etc., that constitute the water system simulated by a computer model. -Uses statistical (including stochastic) techniques and optimization procedures where applicable in water and power studies. -Develops documentation of model functions, development assumptions and model application in conducting hydrologic and/or water operations studies. -Prepares technical reports, prepares and delivers speeches for technical conferences, and recommendations in formal written report or memorandum form. -Represents the Bureau in a variety of official capacities. -Develops contract specifications and advises the Contracting Officer as a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) for projects involving model and data development and applications. -Proficiency at programming in languages such as VB, VBA, Java, FORTRAN, and C++ desired. Closes 10/23/2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com