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Institute for Water Resources
Published May 13, 2024
Updated: May 13, 2024
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We are looking for motivated team players to join our phenomenal team as a GS-12/13, 14 or GS-14/15, supporting the Institute for Water Resources (IWR) - Water Resources Center in Alexandria, Virginia.  This is an INCREDIBLE opportunity to demonstrate your expertise in policy analysis, apply problem solving skills, plan, research and develop methods and techniques to analyze complex regional or international water resource problems.

Make an impact 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 in this term position.

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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 options.  Our staff appreciate the flexible work schedules, including options for telework that supports a work-life balance. 

Sample of GS-14 Duties:

  • Lead policy analysis, planning, research, and study assignments for complex water resources spanning one or more major regions or requiring international coordination.
  • Develop or improve analysis methods, techniques and concepts to project and analyze long-range water resource development needs and impacts.
  • Apply problem solving, innovation, and strategic thinking to determine appropriate methods, models and/or procedures to resolve issues on nationally significant and complex economic, social, and environmental level.
  • Publish reports and papers which document the results of studies which benefit the organization and the external community of water resources practitioners and researchers.
  • Provide written recommendations to leadership regarding all aspects of Water Resources Management.

This is a remote, term position with options to extend duration.  However, if preferred and available, work from an Army installation is an option. PCS may be authorized. See additional information on the official job announcement.

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

See announcements for details on exact series as they include: 0020 Community Planner; 0101 Social Scientist; 0110 Economist; 0150 Geographer; 0184 Sociologist; 0401 Biological Scientist; 0801 General Engineer; 0408 Ecology; 0807 Landscape Architect; 0808 Architecture; 0810 Civil Engineering; 0819 Environmental Engineering; 1301 General Physical Scientist; 1350 Geologist.