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    Salary reflected is for the Civil Engineering, GS-0810 occupational series which is covered by a negotiated Special Salary Rate. If selection is made from a different series, then salary for that series will apply. For more information on Federal Salaries visit: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/salary-tables/pdf/2018/LV.pdf.

    LOCATION: Lower Colorado Region, Boulder Canyon Operations Office, located in Boulder City, NV. 

    Additional vacancies may be filled.

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    This is an interdisciplinary position that may be filed in any of the following series: Civil Engineer, GS-0810; Hydrologist, GS-1315; Physical Scientist, GS-1301; Natural Resource Specialist, GS-0401; or Agriculture Engineer, GS-0890 depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

    • Position serves as team lead responsible for detailed planning, organizing, and coordinating the technical and programmatic work of the team.
    • In the absence of the group manager, the team leader makes decisions regarding revisions of the daily, weekly and monthly schedules and works with stakeholders, state representatives and various government agencies to make necessary revisions.
    • Coordinates and schedules-annual consultations with entitlement holders in the Lower Division States to collect data required by the Lower Colorado Regional Director to make a determination regarding the approval of an entitlement holder's annual diversion of Colorado River water pursuant to 43 CFR Part 417.
    • Leads a team that coordinates with supervisor, Lower Colorado Region managers, Upper Colorado Region counterparts, State water resource managers and irrigation district managers to provide periodic status reports, discuss proposed methodologies, and to ensure understanding of Reclamation's consumptive uses and loses and remotely sensed data collection program.
    • Coordinates and leads the actions of a multi-disciplinary team to evaluate and develop methodologies to calculate Colorado River tributary consumptive use within nine use categories including, agriculture, evaporation and municipal and industrial use.
    • Coordinates and assists in administering Reclamation's Inadvertent Overrun and Payback Policy (IOPP) program. Drafts required correspondence (including notices of potential, provisional, and/or incurred overruns; IOPP Payback Plans; and determination letters) and ensures the same are sent in accordance with policy requirements.
    • Identifies potential issues for which water management policies may be needed for the Region, and provides technical and legal review for the meaning, practical interpretation, and interrelationships of specific technical terms and guidance associated with Part 417, IOPP, Intentionally Created Surplus (ICS), the Law of the River and other Reclamation initiatives.
    • Provides oral and written inquiries for technical, legal/institutional, and policy analysis from both within and outside Reclamation.
    • Coordinates with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) to ensure the completion of the well inventory project, including completion of all contracting actions, development of work plans, evaluation of tri-annual reports, and contact accomplishment. Reviews and evaluates work done by contractors and/or cooperators to verify compliance with contracts and agreements.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 5 days a month

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/539791600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.