Job Overview

Summary

Reclamation is a contemporary water management agency. Reclamation is best known for Hoover Dam on the Colorado River, Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River and Folsom Dam on the American River.  Today we are the largest wholesaler of water in the country and the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the western United States.  Visit: http://www.usbr.gov

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Position is being advertised concurrently under BR-DO-2013-118, for current federal employees serving under a competitive service career or career-conditional appointment or reinstatement eligible.  If you are interested in applying under both announcement numbers, you must submit application packages for each.

**This position may be filled by:  Civil Engineer, GS-0810 OR Physical Scientist, GS-1301.

Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as a Civil Engineer/Physical Scientist. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.  Would you enjoy conducting studies on river or reservoir sediment? Responsibilities include conducting studies on sedimentation transport and river hydraulics.

Here is a great opportunity to join a great organization with excellent growth potential!  Great Benefits Package: paid vacation, sick days, holidays, health and life insurance and an excellent retirement package.

LOCATION: Technical Resources, Technical Services Center, Water and Environmental Resources Division, Sedimentation and River Hydraulics Group, Denver, CO

Relocation expenses are authorized with the exception of the Guaranteed Home Sale Provision.  First-post-of-Duty relocation expenses are authorized for new appointments or reinstatement appointments. 

Duties

- Conduct studies on sediment yields, sediment transport, river aggradation and degradation, reservoir sedimentation, and water surface profiles. Prepare written reports on findings and conclusions of these studies.

- Conduct field trips to gather scientific information and data for studies of sediment sources, reservoir sedimentation, and river channels with regard to aggradation, degradation, wetlands and other river morphological problems.

- Assists in development, analysis, and documentation of computer programs used in various areas and aspects of sedimentation and river hydraulic studies.

- Assists in special studies as a member of matrix teams, on any of a variety of topics to ensure that appropriate technical considerations are incorporated into plan formulation and decision-making processes.