Job Overview


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This position is located in the Office of Water, Office of Science and Technology, Engineering and Analysis Division, Technology and Statistics Branch located in Washington, DC.  For more information on this office, visit their website:

The selectee may have to take up to 79 furlough hours (unpaid time) by September 30, 2013, including the designated furlough days, May 24, July 5 and August 30, 2013. The number of furlough hours the selectee has to take will be proportional to the selectee’s start date.


You will:

- Provide technical advice and assistance in the engineering aspects of wastewater treatment and water use in an industrial or commercial setting.  Selects and uses appropriate scientific principles and fundamental engineering concepts to collect and analyze technical data to implement the Clean Water Act (CWA) and other initiatives.

- Participates in the development of schedules for the completion of assignments in coordination with others on the team and with supervisors.  Provide recommendations to the team lead or supervisor on deadlines for projects, and work to be done.

- Assist senior staff members in monitoring and directing contractors in reviewing contractor deliverables, overseeing the collection of data, and identifying discrepancies in technical reports.

-Write background papers and memos documenting data and observations obtained in meetings and site visits.  Assist in preparing and presenting briefings to management and external groups.

- Consults with contractors, outside vendors and industry representatives on the latest design and development as they affect a particular industry, and determine what waste control practices are currently available.

You will spend less than 25% of your work time on contracts, grants/cooperative agreements, and/or interagency agreements.