Job Overview


About the Agency

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 Civil Engineer (Hydrologic) or as a Hydrologist.

This position is located with the Bureau of Reclamation, Lahontan Basin Area Office, Special Studies Division, in Carson City, NV. For more information on the Carson City area visit:

Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.


This is an interdisciplinary position and may be filled in either the GS-0810 or GS-1315 depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate. The position may be filled at the GS-11 or GS-12 grade level. At the full performance GS-12 level:

  • The incumbent serves as a specialist responsible for the development and use of simulation models in planning studies directed at increasing and managing the water supplies of Northern Nevada (using RiverWare).
  • Performs general hydrologic forecasting and data analysis applying water resource models to studies related to water supply, power, or environmental issues.
  • Analyzes and interprets hydrologic information on water resources.
  • Creates model data input, output and storage mechanisms. Models and studies are used to assess water supply and to stabilize, protect, restore, and enhance river environments.
At the GS-11 level, the duties are developmental in nature, leading to the full performance level of GS-12. 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.