Job Overview


Reclamation is a contemporary water management agency. Reclamation 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:

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Position is being advertised concurrently under BR-DO-2012-235 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 his/her expertise as a Emergency Management Specialist.  You can make a difference in the West by assisting and providing support to Reclamation’s technical experts in the Emergency Management, Business Continuity and Disaster Response Programs.

Would you enjoy supporting the Group’s emergency management technical experts with the development of emergency planning and management documents relating to dam safety and emergency operations?  Responsibilities include ensuring technical adequacy, accuracy, and completeness and preparing a portion of these documents in less complex situations.   

LOCATION:  Technical Service Center, Water and Environmental Resources Division, Emergency Management and GIS Group, Denver, CO.

Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.


The primary responsibility of this position is to provide support to the technical experts in the Group.

Serves as the focal point for providing logistical support for EM exercises such as scheduling, facility identification, participant identification and notification. 

Responsible for preparation of annual schedules and cost tracking for emergency management and/or COOP related activities for Reclamation and other Interior agency dams. 

Provides and reviews documents, edits and processes reports and other documents through draft and final stages. Assists with the development of emergency planning and management documents related to dam safety and emergency operations and prepares a portion of these documents in less complex situations. 

Assists in the preparation of technical standards, guidelines, and procedures as needed for technical activities associated with the emergency management/COOP program.

Maintains current awareness of state-of-the-art techniques, principles, and practices in preparation of EAP and COOP plans, design and facilitation of emergency management/COOP exercises.