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Senior Engineer Scientist or Senior Professional Engineer

St Johns River Water Management District
Palatka, Florida
$72,072.00 - $100,256.00
Closing date
Apr 29, 2023

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Environmental Engineering
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Engineer, Senior Engineer
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Senior Engineer Scientist or Senior Professional Engineer


Bureau of Watershed Management and Modeling




Job Summary: This is advanced professional engineering work


Job duties include:


  • Develops, conducts and oversees water quantity and quality projects. Duties include: preparing project definition, scopes of work and scheduling; defining needs for meteorological, GIS (land use, soil data), hydrologic and hydraulic data; assessing the quality of existing data; designing and conducting statistical data analysis and data modeling; preparing computer models and performing simulations of hydrologic and water quality processes of watersheds using major watershed models such as: HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, SWMM, BASINS/HSPF; performs computer model calibration and verification; evaluates simulation results; maintains and updates hydrologic and water quality simulation models; and developing computer programs for project applications; reviews literature pertaining to present and past studies or projects. Data collection, data assessment and management. Develops hydrologic databases used to support watershed modeling. Writes programs and establishes workflow to import, validate, and store archived and near real-time data from Bureau, District, and federal data collection systems.  Manually edits and fills data as needed. Creates processes to deliver data to internal and external clients. Performs complex statistical and GIS analyses of hydrologic data for surface and groundwater models.
  • Provides quality assurance on models developed by District staff and consultants.
  • Prepares, writes, and reviews technical reports from within and outside of the District.
  • Collects data; performs field investigations, evaluates contract proposals, provides technical training, attends training and seminars; performs other related duties and projects as assigned.





Minimum Qualifications:


Senior Engineer Scientist requires a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in environmental, civil, hydraulic, agricultural or water resource engineering, seven years experience directly related to the work described above.


Senior Professional Engineer requires a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in environmental, civil, hydraulic, agricultural or water resource engineering, registration by the State of Florida as a Professional Engineer, and one year subsequent experience in work directly related to the work described above.


Professional experience as described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.




Additional Details:


Salary Range:


Starting salary is based on qualifications and experience.


Senior Engineer Scientist $72,072.00 – 93,704.00


Senior Professional Engineer: $77,126.40 - $100,256.00




Benefits include Florida Retirement System, health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability, paid leave and holidays, professional development, wellness program, telework options and eligible for public service student loan forgiveness program.


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 Unites States.


Certain service members and veterans, and the spouses and family members of such service members and veterans will receive preference in employment and are encouraged to apply.


Equal Employment Opportunity/Veterans’ Preference/Drug-Free and Tobacco-Free Workplace


Location: Palatka


Closing Date: Open until filled




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.

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