Job Vacancy in Snow Surveys, DWR Application Due by: September 25, 2017

Engineer, Water Resources ($5,098-$9,548) - Division of Flood Management, Hydrology and Flood Operations Office, Hydrology Branch, Snow Surveys Section, Sacramento

Duties: The Snow Surveys Section is seeking a dynamic individual well-trained in hydrologic modeling and analysis, an individual who can provide outside-the-box thinking, defend and present engineering solutions, and doesn’t mind getting their shoes dirty once in a while in remote alpine locations. Under the direction of the Snow Surveys Section Chief, the incumbent is responsible for the preparation and distribution of monthly and weekly water supply forecast; develop and maintain watershed specific and hydrologic computer models to produce weekly and seasonal snow melt forecasts; conduct engineering analyses to evaluate the capacity of current water supply forecasting methods; collection and analyze hydroclimate data from the remotely located data collection sites, and create a database and maintain records for engineering analysis of all field data sites. Must be able to work cooperatively with others, maintain regular, consistent, predictable attendance and exercise independent judgement in work assignment during water supply and snow melt forecasting and on hydrologic analyses. Motivated, creative, and energetic persons are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Desirable Qualifications: We are seeking a candidate that is proactive; has the ability to learn and adapt quickly; exhibit strong organization skills, written and oral communication skills; have knowledge of hydrologic modeling and climate data analyses; and have experience with public speaking, presentations and the ability to work cooperatively in multi-disciplinary teams and stakeholder groups. Use a verity of software tools, including spreadsheets, databases, and project management software as well as knowledge and application of computer scripting languages. Motivated, creative, and energetic persons are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Special Requirements: Possession of a valid California driver’s license is required in order to operate a State vehicle on public roadways to get to meetings and field sites. 

Benefits: Free Parking. 

For Questions Regarding the Position:
Contact Person: Trista Gunn 
Phone Number: (916) 574-2642 
Email Address: 

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