Advanced, independent engineering position applying surface water
hydrodynamics and water quality models for the development of
management strategies and engineering projects. Must be experienced in
completing calibration and verification of hydrodynamics and water quality
models such as EFDC, ROMS, FVCOM, CE-QUAL-ICM or WASP.
This position will be responsible for the following:
• Application of hydrodynamics and water quality models to surface water bodies with emphasis on riverine, lake, and estuarine systems in support of the development of management strategies to protect and enhance water resources; performance of computer model calibration and verification of numerical simulations.
• Determination of data needs for water quality modeling such as: GIS data, land use and soil data, meteorological data, and water quality processes data; performance of statistical analyses on collected data and simulated results; analyzes data to develop data sets for model boundary conditions and calibration criteria.
• Provision of technical assistance for other modelers, reviews work and reports.
• Writing of technical reports and memos related to model documentation, project proposals, work orders, progress reports and other related program tasks.
• Performance of additional duties as assigned including, but not limited to: performs field surveys, performs miscellaneous statistical analyses, attends training classes, seminars, and reviews current literature in hydrodynamics and water quality processes.
Candidate should have knowledge of fundamentals of water resources
engineering, specializing in surface water hydraulics, hydrodynamics and
water quality processes; principles of mechanistic water quantity and
quality modeling; development of computer models to perform
hydrodynamics and water quality simulations; needs and quality
assessment of water quality data to perform nutrient assimilation studies;
fundamentals of physics and chemistry; computer programming, applied
statistics and mathematics, and GIS procedures and use.
Candidate should also be skilled in use of surface water models such as
EFDC, ROMS, and FVCOM; statistical data analysis and interpretation;
analysis and interpretation of model results; use of office related software
for word processing, spreadsheets, data base, etc.; technical writing and
communication of complex engineering analyses to peers, managers, and
Familiarity with the Linux operating system and programming skills in
Fortran, Python, or R is highly desirable.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Environmental, Civil, Hydraulic, Agricultural or Water Resource Engineering and four years engineering experience as described above.
A master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Environmental, Civil, Hydraulic, Agricultural or Water Resource Engineering can substitute for one year of the required experience. A doctorate from an accredited college or university in Environmental, Civil, Hydraulic, or Water Resource Engineering can substitute for two years of the required experience.
Your application will receive careful consideration and, if selected for an interview, you will be contacted to schedule an appointment. St. Johns River Water Management District participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an internet based system that allows businesses to determine the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.
Minimum salary: $53,414.40
Starting salary commensurate with selected candidate’s competencies and qualifications.
Florida is divided into five water management districts to preserve and manage Florida’s precious water resources. The St. Johns River Water Management District is responsible for managing groundwater and surface water resources in all or part of 18 counties in northeast and east?central Florida. Counties entirely in the district are Brevard, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Indian River, Nassau, Putnam,... Seminole, St. Johns and Volusia. Counties partially in the district are Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Lake, Marion, Okeechobee, Orange and Osceola. District staff work from service centers in Palatka, Jacksonville, Maitland and Palm Bay.