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

  • Water Resource Engineer/Scientist: Project Review Section - deadline to apply: 4 p.m., Friday, October 6, 2023

Instructions for Applicants:

  • Please review the respective job description and qualifications below.

  • Applicants must be authorized to work lawfully in the United States without sponsorship.

  • Please send resume with cover letter via email to: jobs@drbc.gov
Water Resource Engineer/Scientist: Project Review Section

Title: Water Resource Engineer/Scientist

Employee Status: Full-Time

Grade: E16 - E18

Salary Range: $56,550 - $96,000

Branch: Water Resource Management

Section: Project Review

Supervised By: Manager, Project Review

Deadline to Apply: 4 p.m., October 6, 2023

Job Description

The Water Resources Engineer/Scientist (WRE/WRS) in Project Review provides services in the field of water resources planning and development related specifically to: 

  • The evaluation of projects (principally water quality) submitted to the Commission for review

  • The review of State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System discharge criteria and permits for compatibility with DRBC Water Quality Regulations.

The WRE/WRS will review projects/National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) submissions for compliance with DRBC requirements and compatibility with the Comprehensive Plan and will provide recommendations to the Project Review Manager for approval, disapproval or modification based on sound engineering/science knowledge and judgment. 

Duties will include:

  • Evaluating applications involving mixing zones

  • Performing total dissolved solids determinations

  • Assigning waste load allocations

  • Determining consistency with Special Protection Water regulations

  • Applying toxic discharge criteria

The WRE/WRS will maintain a liaison with public and private agencies working on water related matters in the Delaware Basin to be familiar with projects being planned or undertaken in the Basin. The WRE/WRS will coordinate review work with state agencies and DRBC staff.

Duties will also include:

  • Preparing project summaries for public notice

  • Preparing lists of parties to receive information on projects

  • Using the Commission's computer facilities to store and retrieve project information

  • Analyzing projects and coordinating with the Commission's technical, administrative and legal staff

The WRE/WRS may also work on cross branch teams under the direction of supervisors from other sections, as needed, for discrete projects. The WRE/WRS will also participate in the coordination of revisions to the Commission's Water Quality Standards.

The WRE/WRS will be required to respond to the public and other interested parties on projects and Commission matters and will need to prepare and deliver presentations, as well as assume other responsibilities, as assigned to benefit the Commission.


  • A Bachelor's degree in civil or environmental engineering or other environmental science from an accredited college is required.

  • A working knowledge of computer applications and general application of computers to water resources management is desirable.

  • An understanding of water and wastewater treatment technology and water and wastewater treatment regulation is preferred.

Instructions for Applicants

  • Applicants must be authorized to work lawfully in the United States without sponsorship.

  • Please send resume with cover letter via email to jobs@drbc.gov.

  • Deadline to Apply: 4 p.m., Friday, October 6, 2023