Federal agencies recruit hydro engineers, geologists, scientists

Several federal agencies have issued solicitations to hire engineers, geologists, scientists, and other experts to work in the hydropower industry.

Corps seeks water resources experts

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Institute for Water Resources Risk Management Center seeks engineers, geologists, and scientists with water resources experience to work from the agency’s Denver and Pittsburgh offices.

Positions include:
o GS-13 ($89,000-$115,000) senior positions, 10 to 15 years’ experience, including geologists, geotechnical engineers, structural engineers, program managers, and construction engineers;
o GS-14 ($103,000-$134,000) senior positions, 15 to 25 years’ experience, including geologists, geotechnical engineers, structural engineers, and program managers;
o GS-15 ($115,000-$155,000) lead engineers, expert in at least two of the following: geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, construction engineering or management, hydrology and hydraulic engineering, risk management, geology or engineering geology, rock mechanics, seismology, and materials science or engineering.

Positions Available notices may be obtained from the Internet at www.usajobs.gov by searching “Corps of Engineers” and “Denver” or “Pittsburgh.” For information, contact U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Institute for Water Resources Risk Management Center: Western Division Office, Doug Boyer, 12300 W. Dakota Ave., Lakewood, CO 80228; E-mail: douglas.d.boyer@usace.army.mil; Eastern Division Office, Andy Harkness, 1000 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222; E-mail: andy.harkness@usace.army.mil.

TVA seeks dam safety review board member

Tennessee Valley Authority seeks candidates by Oct. 25 for a position on its Dam Safety Independent Review Board, which consists of three industry-recognized engineers in dam engineering who participate in periodic reviews of TVA-owned dam safety structures.

Board members participate in quarterly meetings at TVA offices and project sites, and in special reviews during dam safety emergencies.

Expressions of interest are due by Oct. 25 to Mike Scott, TVA Dam Safety Officer, by e-mail at mtscott2@tva.gov.

FERC seeks dam safety branch chiefs in New York, Oregon

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission seeks candidates for Branch Chief/Supervisory Civil Engineer positions in its Division of Dam Safety and Inspections New York and Portland, Ore., regional offices. Responses are due Nov. 1.

There are separate announcements for each position, one for candidates that have never worked for the federal government, coded DEU, and one for current and former federal employees, coded MP.

Positions Available notices may be obtained from the Internet at www.usajobs.gov by searching “FERC” and “New York” or “Portland.” For information, contact Dan Mahoney, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, (1) 202-502-6743; E-mail: dan.mahoney@ferc.gov.

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