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Civil Engineer (Hydrologic)/Physical Scientist

Civil Engineer (Hydrologic)/Physical Scientist

Duty Location: Sacramento, California

You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National.


$43,757 - $122,137 per year


At the full performance GS-11 level, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

  • Works on interdisciplinary teams to design fish passage facilities and flood plain habitats.
  • Applies a professional knowledge of hydrologic engineering and/or hydrology concepts, theories, principles, and practices applicable to a broad range of technical duties with special emphasis on designing fish passage facilities, levees/berms, channel modification, designing flood plain habitats, surface and groundwater monitoring and channel modification techniques used in river restoration and water supply project management and implementation.
  • Performs analyses and studies to identify surface water and groundwater volumes, flow rates, timing, chemistry, and specific features, such as sizes, areas, quantities, and other criteria or details, for the design of civil engineering structures and restoration monitoring and operations for river flow.
  • Reviews and evaluates work performed by consultants and agencies for technical adequacy and makes recommendations on modifications and applicability.
  • Maintains up-to-date technical familiarity with the restoration effort and program progress. Provides technical expertise; requests, exchanges, or provides information; reaches agreements on plans and assessments of findings; resolves conflicts; and gains support for controversial measures.
  • Maintains effective working relationships through regularly scheduled meetings and conferences, as well as unplanned contacts.
  • Develops and gives presentations on analyses and data to management, agencies, and stakeholders.
  • Develops proposals and reviews and provides input on contract bids, contractors' proposals, and other technical matters related to construction or procurement contracts.
  • Reviews designs, specifications, work plans, compliance documents, and analyses prepared by contractors for technical adequacy.

This position is located in the San Joaquin River Restoration Program (SJRRP). The SJRRP is a long-term collaborative program that is obligated by the Stipulation of Settlement (Settlement) in NRDC, et al. v. Kirk Rodgers, et al. to restore flows and fisheries to the San Joaquin River (SJR) from Friant Dam to the confluence of the Merced River (the "Restoration Area"). This position will contribute to the design of the infrastructure needed to restore and maintain fish populations in "good condition." This could include fish ladders, fish recovery systems, water diversions, flood plain habitat, levees/berms, and the management of flows.

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