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Employment Opportunities

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

Water Resource Engineer/Scientist

Title: Water Resource Engineer/Scientist

Employee Status: Full-Time

Grade: E16 - E18

Salary Range: $49,800 -$84,650

Branch: Water Resource Management

Section: Water Resource Planning

Supervised By: Manager, Water Resource Planning


Job Description

The Commission is seeking a Water Resource professional with a background in engineering 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 use and 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 water resource 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 compliance program through review, notification and evaluation of certain periodic reports and/or submittals related to water withdrawals and wastewater discharges.

  • Track and evaluate water auditing data from public water suppliers to support permitting, compliance and water conservation efforts throughout the Basin.

  • Participate in the development of watershed management plans for the protection of water resources of the Basin. 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 or a related discipline is required.


  • Familiarity and expertise with the following technologies is preferred: MS Access, MS Excel and ESRI ArcGIS.

  • Experience with relational database management is a plus, including: MS SQL server, SQL script writing and statistical software packages such as R.


Instructions for Applicants:

Applicant must be authorized to work lawfully in the United States.

Send resume with cover letter via email to: jobs@drbc.gov

Deadline to Apply: 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, 2021