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    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. View our video titled "Traditions, Talent and Teamwork" here.

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    Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking to capitalize on their expertise as a Hydrologist. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment. This positions conducts, analyzes, and reports on water quality studies for the Upper Colorado Region.
    Here is a great opportunity to join a great organization, with excellent growth potential.

    Location: This position is located in the Water Management Division, duty stationed in Salt Lake City, Utah.  For information about this location please visit Salt Lake City, Utah.  

    Major Duties:
    Conducts a variety of water quality studies needed by the Bureau of Reclamation program managers in carrying on their responsibilities in the fields of planning, design, constructions, operation, maintenance and Endangered Species Acct (ESA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance.

    Conducts water quality studies and develops and implements monitoring and data collection programs for reservoirs, streams, and groundwater systems within the Upper Colorado Region.

    Develops monitoring programs for the collection of representative samples from environmental systems by using statistical concepts, mathematical theory, database management, and preparing and running models.

    Uses state of the art software programs to prepare and simulate hydrologic and water quality river/reservoir system processes and models with appropriate pre and post processors for model calibration and graphical illustration including animations for presentations.

    Prepares technical reports and data for inclusion in reports and NEPA compliance documents that describe laboratory and field analytical methods, and present results obtained from monitoring, data analysis and mechanistic computer modeling programs.

    Physical Demands and Work Environment: While the work is primarily sedentary it does require some physical exertion on a regular and recurring basis to include activities aboard boats; considerable walking, stooping, and bending; and field activity work which includes collecting and carrying water samples and equipment weighing less than 50 pounds.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 15% of time spent in overnight travel and for field work away from the office which may entail camping out at times and travel by automobile.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1315 Hydrology

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/522581500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.