Title: ENGINEER, WATER RESOURCES Salary: $4,608.00 - $8,379.00 Posted: 01/24/2013
The Colorado River Board (CRB) is seeking to fill one Engineer, Water Resources position. As a member of our team, incumbent would join CRB staff in its mission of protecting California’s water and power rights and interests in the resources of the Colorado River.
Job Description: Under direction provided by the Supervising Hydraulic Engineer, as a team member, the Engineer, Water Resources is responsible for assisting in research, data collection, analysis and production of oral and written technical reports, evaluations and documents used in legal and technical meetings, negotiations, policy-making, and presentations. The Engineer, Water Resources interacts with Board Members, California State Agencies, the six other Colorado River Basin States, federal agencies and other entities having interests in Colorado River resources.
The Engineer, Water Resources will perform duties which include: Collection and analysis of technical hydrologic data on quantity and quality of surface and ground water supplies throughout the Colorado River System in the United States and Mexico, and of data pertaining to the relationship between surface and groundwater supplies, current and proposed irrigation and/or municipal/domestic developments, and consumptive water use pertaining to the Colorado River System.
Collection and analysis of technical data in order to ensure accurate actual and projected data and/or information associated with the water and power resources of the Colorado River System for use by staff in development of reports, plans, procedures and policy.
Conduct Colorado River operations studies, and produce technical documents on surface and groundwater reservoirs in the Colorado River Basin for use by technical staff in order to monitor and document real-time and projected Colorado River water availability measurements for use in developing River and reservoir operations policy.
Produce studies and evaluations of technical documents and hydraulic engineering data for use by staff in order to ensure the adequacy and accuracy of legal interpretations regarding the use of water and power resources of the Colorado River; for use in court, congressional, federal, state and legal proceedings.
Analysis and review of Environmental Impact Statements and Reports in order to provide an evaluation to appropriate agencies.
Maintain technical electronic data, in order to provide current and accurate data for use in data collection and analysis, utilizing computer modeling programs and other software.
Prepare computer generated reports, charts, tables, and hydrologic models in order to support programs and projects, and for presentation at the monthly Colorado River Board Meetings.
Knowledge of :
Basic principles of hydrologic and hydraulic engineering
Computers and computer engineering software
Use of computers in engineering practice
Environmental and/or engineering science
Ability to :
Prepare neat and accurate computations and engineering notes
Prepare clear and concise reports
Analyze situations accurately and take effective action
Maintain friendly and cooperative relations with those contacted in the course of work
Who May Apply: Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, or with list eligibility. All interested applicants must submit a standard State Application Form STD 678 (with original signature), and must clearly indicate the basis of their eligibility in the EXPLANATION section of the STD 678. Applications will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be selected for an interview. SROA and surplus candidates should attach “surplus letters” to their applications. Training and Development Assignments may be considered.
Please submit an application/resume to: Gerrie Kemp, Colorado River Board, 770 Fairmont Ave., #100, Glendale, CA 91203-1035.
If you are not a current or former State employee, you must first take an examination to obtain list eligibility. This does not apply to Student Assistant vacancies.
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