The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is
recruiting for two Civil Engineer (Hydraulics) positions with training and
experience in open-channel hydraulics and river/habitat restoration applications. Reclamation owns and operates federal dams in
the Columbia River Basin and has made commitments to habitat restoration for
endangered salmonid species, including the biological opinion for the Federal
Columbia River Power System in the Pacific Northwest. Reclamation, through its Columbia/Snake Salmon
Recovery Office, has implemented its tributary habitat program to work with
local interests in the implementation of habitat restoration projects on the Methow,
Entiat and Wenatchee rivers in Washington, the North Fork John Day, Middle Fork
John Day, Upper Main Stem John Day, and Grande Ronde rivers in Oregon, and the
Lemhi, Upper Salmon, Yankee Fork, Little Salmon, and Pahsimeroi rivers in
Idaho. The tributary habitat program
uses a multidisciplinary, processed-based approach to assess river processes and
the impacts that human activities have had on those processes in order to
implement viable and sustainable habitat restoration projects while minimizing
risk and liability to our local partners.
To support its tributary habitat
program, Reclamation is recruiting two civil engineering experts in the field
of open-channel hydraulics to be active members of its multidisciplinary teams
consisting of geomorphologists, hydrologists, hydraulic and civil engineers,
fisheries biologists, and local experts.
We are seeking experts with an advance degree/training in hydraulics and
field experience in the assessment of river processes and river response to
habitat project implementation, evaluation of projects alternatives, design and
implementation of restoration projects, and adaptive management of implemented
projects. These positions will be filled
at either the GS-11 or GS-12 level ($57,982 to $90,344 per year), depending on
the qualifications and experience of the individual applicant. These permanent, full-time positions will be
based at Reclamation’s Pacific Northwest Regional Office located in Boise,
Idaho, but will travel extensively in support of habitat restoration activities
throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Qualified persons interested in the Civil
Engineer (Hydraulics) positions may apply online at http://www.usajobs.gov. The positions may be found under vacancy announcement
for current Federal employees.
Interested U.S. citizens and nationals outside the Federal government
may apply online under vacancy announcement #BR-PN-DE-RTS2-15-055 (http://ift.tt/1zdPN5a). Additional information regarding the specific
details of the position, including duties and benefits can be found in the
vacancy announcements. The vacancy
announcements open on December 12, 2014 and will close on January 12, 2015.
Reclamation is interested in
generating the largest pool of qualified applicants possible for this vacancy
announcement and I would encourage you to forward this message on to any
persons who may be interested in applying for this position.
At your service,
Regional Geologist/Program Manager, L.G., L.E.G.Geology & River Systems Analysis GroupU.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Pacific Northwest RegionPhone: (208) 378-5230
Cell: (208) 861-7033FAX: (208) 378-5305E-mail: email@example.com