Employment Opportunities

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC), a federal-interstate water resource management agency, currently has one employment opportunity: 

  • Water Resource Engineer/Planner (Please note that submissions from interested, qualified candidates must be received by 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 18, 2016)
Water Resource Engineer/Planner

Water Resource Engineer/Planner


GRADE: E16 - E18

SALARY RANGE: $48,450 – $82,400

BRANCH: Water Resource Management

SECTION: Water Resource Planning

SUPERVISED BY: Manager, Water Resource Planning


The Commission is seeking a Water Resource professional with a background in engineering, planning or science to work in the Water Resource Planning Section. Duties will include:

  • Support the development and functionality of the Commission’s integrated relational database by routinely updating with new water resource data, developing and executing queries, and enhancing functionality where applicable;
  • Analyze long-term water availability in the Delaware River Basin (Basin) by gathering, organizing, and evaluating current research and available data. Help research and develop data analysis tools;
  • Analyze existing water demands, project population, and other sector specific growth, and estimate future water demands. Analyze data and prepare reports for various water use sectors;
  • Prepare GIS-based evaluations and associated graphics.
  • Research, document, and categorize the existing operational requirements imposed by the Commission in order to help facilitate long-term water supply planning scenarios;
  • Track and evaluate wastewater discharge data to support permitting, compliance and planning efforts;
  • Support the review, notification, and evaluation of certain periodic reports and/or submittals related to water withdrawals and wastewater discharges;
  • Track and evaluate water auditing data to support permitting, compliance, and water conservation efforts throughout the Basin;
  • Participate in the development of various watershed management plans, for the protection of water quality and natural resources of the Basin; and
  • Represent the Commission in various watershed initiatives throughout the Basin.


Education: A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering, Environmental Science, Planning, or a related discipline is required.

Experience: Candidates must have at least two years of experience in the water resources field. A Master’s degree may substitute for experience on a year-by-year basis. Familiarity and expertise with the following technologies is preferred: MS SQL server, MS Access, MS Excel, and ESRI ArcGIS. Experience with relational database management is a plus, including: SQL script writing, VBA, Python, ArcPy, and statistical software packages such as R. 


Submit resume and salary history:

By email to jobs@drbc.nj.gov (email submissions are preferred); or

By mail to Richard C. Gore,  Director, Finance and Administration, Delaware River Basin Commission, 25 State Police Drive, P.O. Box 7360, West Trenton, NJ 08628

Submissions for the Water Resource Engineer/Planner position must be received by
5:00 p.m., Friday, November 18, 2016