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Job advertisement Research Agricultural Engineer/Hydrologist (Watershed Modeler)

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Research Agricultural Engineer/Hydrologist (Watershed Modeler)

Position
Research Agricultural Engineer/Hydrologist (Watershed Modeler)

Employer
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS) logo

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

Homepage: https://www.ars.usda.gov/pacific-west-area/davis-ca/sustainable-agricultural-water-systems-research/


Location
Davis, United States of America

Sector
Government

Relevant division
Hydrological Sciences (HS)

Type
Full time

Level
Experienced

Salary
GS-12/13

Required education
PhD

Application deadline
30 September 2021

Posted
28 August 2021

Job description

The USDA, ARS, Sustainable Agricultural Water Systems (SAWS) Unit in Davis, CA seeks to hire a Watershed Modeler. This individual will be a member of an interdisciplinary team of scientists charged with maintaining and enhancing agricultural productivity in the face of diminished water availability. Special focus areas of this unit include managed aquifer recharge, assessing and mitigating the effects of climate change on agriculture, and remote sensing of evapotranspiration of vine and tree orchard crops. This hire’s research will be directed towards applying, modifying, and/or developing computationally efficient numerical watershed models to predict water quantity and quality, and to calibrate and validate empirical management models. These activities are expected to produce modeling tools and simulation output to sustainably manage surface and groundwater supplies for irrigated agriculture in the Central Valley, CA.


How to apply

The formal job announcement for this position is expected to be posted on https://www.usajobs.gov/ from September 1st, 2021 to September 30th, 2021 and is only open to US citizens. Interested candidates may email Scott.Bradford@usda.gov for additional information.