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Senior Engineer Scientist

St Johns River Water Management District
Palatka, Florida
$73,528.00 - $95,596.80
Closing date
Mar 30, 2024

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Senior Engineer Scientist


Bureau of Groundwater Modeling and Assessment




Job Summary: This is advanced level hydrological analysis and modeling work designing, implementing, and evaluating complex hydrological models and statistical analysis and performing critical review and evaluation of analysis techniques.


Job duties include:


  • Performs complex statistical analyses of hydrologic data to support minimum flows and levels (MFL) studies and hydrological modeling.
  • Performs surface water modeling such as HEC-HMS/RAS, SWMM, and HSPF and serves as a project lead for the assigned projects.
  • Assists in improving existing processes and developing new methodologies and writes computer programs and applies GIS techniques for hydrological data analysis and MFL assessments.
  • Participates in the peer review process by preparing study reports to be peer reviewed, responding to reviewers' comments by either written/oral means, and making the proper adjustments based on the reviewer's comments.
  • Participates in the production of technical reports summarizing the findings of scientific studies, including writing and editing technical reports and reviewing reports produced by colleagues.
  • Attends meetings and briefings with the public, colleagues, other agencies, or consultants interested in study results; also makes formal presentations at meetings.



Minimum Qualifications:


A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in environmental, civil, hydraulic, agricultural or water resource engineering, seven years of experience directly related to the field in which the position is assigned.


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, agricultural or water


resource engineering can substitute for two years of the required experience.




Experience as described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required education.



Physical Requirements/Working Environment:


Mostly office environment sitting at a desk and operating a personal computer to produce work products with some field visits as required.




Periodic field visits:


Applicant must have ability to endure outdoor environments in uncomfortable temperatures, inclement weather, and remote locations.




Requires a valid Florida driver license or obtain within six months of employment.



Requires travel to attend off-site meetings, sometimes outside of normal business hours including overnight. Ability to drive oneself to and from meetings. 



Additional Details:


Salary Range: $73,528.00 - $95,596.80


Starting salary is based on qualifications and experience.


Benefits include Hybrid work schedule, Florida Retirement System, health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability, paid leave and holidays, professional development, wellness program, 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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