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Interdisciplinary Position Opening in Alexandria, VA – Apply by 26 Jan 2024

Institute for Water Resources
Published Jan. 12, 2024
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We are looking for a motivated team player to join our phenomenal team as a GS 12/13 in an Interdisciplinary position, supporting the Institute for Water Resources (IWR) Water Resources Center (WRC) in Alexandria, Virginia.  This is a diverse role in a unique Civil Works organization within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that welcomes your talents, initiative, and desire to grow and learn.

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Open to all past and current Federal Employees, Military Spouses, and Veterans. 

Why IWR?

IWR supports water resources management nationally and internationally on studies, tools, programs, and other forward-looking analysis.  Home to the multiple centers across the U.S., this is an exciting opportunity to support a range of geographically and mission-diverse actions and projects with a varied staff of economists, social scientists, civil engineers, planners, program managers, and other disciplines.  

We are an inclusive and diverse work environment with ample opportunities for professional development, collaboration with experts and career advancement.  Our staff appreciate our flexible work schedules, including options for telework, for a good work-life balance. Plus, staff get both Federal and DOD Benefits - child care subsidies, retirement, leave, employee assistance and more! 

Historic and Family Friendly Location!

The National Capital Region (NCR) is a great place to live and work with some of the nation’s best schools, museums, and entertainment venues throughout the “DMV” (D.C., Maryland, Virginia) metroplex.  The Humphreys Engineer Center is in the city of Alexandria, just outside of the Washington D.C. beltway, with easy access by Metro, car or walking to Virginia and Maryland urban destinations, music and sport teams venues, historical sites, and shopping as well as phenomenal parks, greenways and trails along the Potomac River and in close proximity to the beautiful Chesapeake Bay. Nearby Old Town Alexandria is situated along the Potomac River replete with cobblestone streets, historic homes and sites, shopping and restaurants. 

Duties described reflect the full performance GS-13 grade level. Duties will be performed in a developmental capacity under close supervision.


  • Coordinate study/research efforts with appropriate individuals within the organization by conveying/communicating ideas orally and in writing.
  • Present results of research and/or studies at in-house and interagency, professional society, academic, and/or industry workshops and conferences.
  • Address water resources policy problems by developing solutions to where precedents are not always applicable.
  • Utilize a systems perspective to problems solving, through expert knowledge of integrated water resources planning.
  • Conduct studies to develop improvements and establish guidance, for field offices engaged in the conduct of a Nation-wide water resources program.
  • Conduct technical studies and survey national trends as part of broader investigations.
  • Establish proposals for new water resources policies or procedures.

This position will be filled on a permanent basis utilizing any of the occupational series listed below:

  • Geographer (series 0150)
  • General Biologist (series 0401)
  • Ecologist (series 0408)
  • Environmental Engineer (series 0819)
  • General Physical Scientist (series 1301)

This is not a remote position.  

Questions should be addressed to Warren Hill, or (703) 428-9091.