Working Title : Scientist 4/Engineering Specialist 4
Location: West Palm Beach Administrative Headquarters (B2)
Auto Req ID: 1808BR
Organization WR4204233 Groundwater Modeling Unit
The position of Engineering Specialist 4/ Scientist 4 is needed to provide technical services to develop and apply groundwater models to support water resource management decisions of the District. This position requires solid scientific programming skills in FORTRAN or C/C++ or MATLAB gained through practical experience, experience in script writing in Python, Shell, etc., and experience in Geographic Information System (ArcGIS). Primary job duties include, preprocessor development/modification using FORTRAN, MATLAB, etc. for model inputs, manipulation of large data sets using programming, develop and review model input and output using ArcGIS, write/modify scripts to run models in personal computers and modeling clusters, downloading and QA/QC of hydrological data from the SFWMD DBHydro database or other sources. Candidates who have experience with developing/modifying large source codes written in FORTRAN are preferred. Familiarity with both Windows, Linux/Unix operating systems is preferred.
Knowledge of hydrogeologic principles and inter-relationships of the hydrologic cycle, and experience with development of numerical groundwater or surface water models (such as MODFLOW, HEC-RAS, MIKE-SHE, or in-house models) are desirable. Familiarity with Microsoft Office products is required. Strong technical writing and communications skills are necessary. The candidate is expected to work independently with minimum supervision and in a team environment.
This position requires primarily office work in West Palm Beach, Florida but may include traveling to other parts of the District. Offsite work requires meeting with stakeholders and other agencies regarding assigned projects and includes public presentations of groundwater modeling efforts.
Education/Experience Guide: The Engineering Specialist 4/Scientist 4 typically requires a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, geology, hydrogeology, hydrology, or related sciences with 4 or more years of related, advanced experience.
Licenses: Professional certification as a Florida Professional Engineer or Florida Professional Geologist is desirable but not required. A State of Florida professional license can be substituted with a license from another state that has reciprocity with the state of Florida.
A valid State of Florida Driver’s License is required.
This position may be filled at the level of Engineering Specialist 3/Scientist 3.
Education/Experience Guide: The Engineering Specialist 3/Scientist 3 typically requires a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, geology, hydrogeology, hydrology, or related sciences with 2 or more years of related, advanced experience.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment: Due to the District's response role and in the total scope of emergency management, this position may at times be required to provide support before, during and after major storm events and emergency situations, such as hurricanes or other declared emergencies, depending on assigned emergency response role.