Job Overview

Summary

About the Agency

Position is being advertised concurrently under BR-LC-14-11 for status applicants. If you are interested in applying under both announcement numbers, you must submit application packages for each.

PLEASE NOTE:  THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 2/28/14.

Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as a Hydrologist. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment. Responsibilities include performing hydrologic investigations and studies in support of an ongoing groundwater management program.

Here is a great opportunity to join a great organization with excellent growth potential!

You can progress from $47K to $69K in two years. Promotions to the next grade/salary level are neither guaranteed nor automatic, but based on supervisor initiation.

LOCATION: Lower Colorado Region, Yuma Area Office, Technical Support Office, Water Systems Engineering Group, Geology and Groundwater Team, Yuma, AZ. 

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

Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

Duties

-Plans, coordinates, and monitors a comprehensive program for collecting data pertaining to the management of groundwater.
-Prepares reports on groundwater basins or areas in terms of supply and quantity available, and estimated or actual effect on project operations. Reviews reports prepared by others.
-Simulates groundwater level and movement using numerical computer models.
-Provides recommendations and technical proposals regarding groundwater supply, movement, quality, or other related concerns, and provides technical guidance concerning drainage wells and other water wells.
-Coordinates data collection for existing wells with other agencies.
-Performs and analyzes borehole geophysical surveys to determine aquifer characteristics; and single-hole and multiple-hole aquifer tests to determine aquifer properties.
-Directs drilling of wells and test bore-holes, to include field crew actions; and assists drillers in testing and initial operation of wells.
-Files or oversees the filing of Notices of Intent to Drill and Completion Reports with the Arizona Department of Water Resources.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel required for field work and attendance at conferences, training, etc...

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses are authorized with the exception of the Guaranteed Home Sale Provision. First-Post-of-Duty relocation expenses are authorized for new appointees or reinstatement eligibles.