Burney Falls

Burney Falls

The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has an opening for a hydrologist just starting out. The job is in Portland, OR. The job probably involves water quality, flows, and fish, as well as power production. It’s a GS-7/11 ($41k to $93K) with promotion potential to a GS-12. Job opening closes June 12, 2013. So hurry. A link to the job announcement on the Avue website is listed at the end of this post.

These kinds of government jobs are often “wired,” meaning that there is a candidate with an inside shot at it. Sometimes you can make a few phone calls and get a feeling for that. Often they won’t tell you or they lie and tell you that the job is not “wired.” Unfortunately that is just part of the game in applying for federal jobs. This can be frustrating. I know. I’ve been there. How do get the insider information you need, not waste time on extreme long-shot federal applications, become the “wired-one” and get federal the job? My advice to young hydrologists and young hydros tech is network, network, network!!! If you don’t know how, ask me. I’ll help you.



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Hydrologist Clay Brandow has water on his mind most of the time, but now is seeking other diversions. Dear reader I'd love to hear from you. Please leave me a comment or two. It's easy.
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  1. Anne says:

    I sent this information to a newly graduated math student named Tyler who is interested in hydrology. So if a Tyler contacts you, he’s networking!
    Best to you,

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