Job Overview


Reclamation is a contemporary water management agency that is best known for Hoover Dam on the Colorado River, Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River and Folsom Dam on the American River. Today we are the largest wholesaler of water in the country and the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the western United States. Visit: View our DVD titled "Traditions, Talent, and Teamwork" at:

Position is being advertised concurrently under BR-DO-2012-247 for current federal employees serving under a competitive service career or career-conditional appointment or reinstatement eligible. If you are interested in applying under both announcement numbers, you must submit application packages for each.

Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on their expertise in geotechnical engineering. Responsibilities include providing engineering services such as risk analysis, dam safety, and project management for geotechnical engineering projects.

Would you enjoy working on major embankment dam and water resource projects with senior geotechnical engineers at Reclamation?

Here is a great opportunity to join a great organization with excellent growth potential! You can progress from $50K to 61Kin 2 years! Year 1 - $50,923 (GS-9), Year 2 - $61,612 (GS-11). Promotions to the next grade/salary level are neither guaranteed nor automatic, but based on supervisor initiation.

LOCATION: Technical Service Center; Geotechnical Services Division, Geotechnical Engineering Group 2; Lakewood, CO

Relocation expenses are not authorized.


- Responsible for detailed planning, development, and completion of assigned geotechnical engineering design and analysis projects, especially embankment dams.
- Assigns, prepares, or directs special technical studies on embankment dams, earth fill structures, and structures foundations in connection with construction and performance problems.
- Initiates and prepares correspondence to the field and to outside agencies regarding the assigned geotechnical projects; contacts engineers in other groups for the purpose of coordinating data and information to be incorporated into the assigned project.