Employment Opportunities

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC), a federal-interstate water resource management agency, currently has one employment opportunity. Please note that submissions from interested, qualified candidates must be received by 4:00 p.m., Friday, July 22, 2016.

Water Resource Modeler

EMPLOYEE STATUS: Full-Time Probationary

BRANCH/SECTION: Science and Water Quality Management/Water Resource Modeling

GRADE: E18

SALARY RANGE: $55,000 - $82,400

SUPERVISED BY: Manager, Water Resource Modeling

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Water Resource Modeler engages in the overall surveillance and investigation of existing and potential conventional and toxic pollution, and in the development, modification, and management of hydrodynamic and water quality models for waters within the Delaware River Basin.

Responsibilities include:

  • The identification, establishment, maintenance, and modification of complex point and nonpoint source water quality models (including the one-, two-, and three-dimensional models of the Delaware River and Estuary for conventional and toxic pollutants, stormwater models, hydrologic/hydraulic models, and the mixing zone models);
  • Compilation, implementation, and maintenance of databases on conventional and toxic pollutants and data related to the modeling work;
  • Utilizing statistical programs to assess trends and address management issues;
  • Development of wasteload allocations for conventional and toxic pollutants using water quality models and implementation policies/procedures;
  • The planning and conduct of field investigations to develop, calibrate, and validate hydrodynamic and water quality models;
  • Review and evaluation of plans to reduce or eliminate sources of pollutants from point and non-point sources;
  • Providing staff support for Commission advisory committees and subcommittees including the Toxics and Water Quality Advisory Committees;
  • Providing technical support to the Water Resource Management Branch for docket and NPDES applications;
  • Modeling of salinity/chlorides in association with reservoir operations to protect drinking water withdrawals; and
  • Assisting in the planning and conduct of water quality investigations for conventional pollutants in ambient water and wastewater and for toxic pollutants in ambient water, wastewater, sediments, and fish tissue.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience Required:        

  • Graduation from an accredited college with a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, or Marine Science with an emphasis in water quality modeling and/or water resources management, and three (3) years experience in water quality modeling; or
  • Graduation from an accredited college with a master's degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, or Marine Science with an emphasis in water quality modeling and/or water resources management, and one (1) year experience in water quality modeling; or
  • Graduation from an accredited college with a doctoral degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, or Marine Science with an emphasis in water quality modeling and/or water resources management.
  • Experience with 1-D, 2-D, and 3-D hydrodynamic and eutrophication modeling in estuarine environment, numerical grid generation, and demonstrated programing skills preferred.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS

Submit resume and salary history to:

  • Via email to jobs@drbc.nj.gov (email submissions are preferred); or
  • Send 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 must be received by 4:00 p.m., Friday, July 22, 2016

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