Job Overview

Summary

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: http://www.usbr.gov. View our DVD titled "Traditions, Talent, and Teamwork" at: http://www.usbr.gov/pmts/hr/video/

Position is being advertised concurrently under BR-PN-VA-GC-13-092 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 Electrical Engineer. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment. Responsibilities involve developing electrical designs, plans, and specifications for new and replacement equipment; and formulating special testing programs for new and existing installed equipment that specifically relate to hydroelectric power plants. Here is a great opportunity to join a great organization with stellar growth potential. Great Benefits Package: paid vacation, sick days, holidays, health and life insurance and an excellent retirement package.

Promotion to the Full Performance Level: The career ladder promotion potential of this position is the GS-12 level. However, this position may be filled at a lower grade. If so, when and if it is determined that a subsequent promotion is warranted, it may be made without further competition. Promotion up to and including the GS-12 level is neither guaranteed nor automatic.

Duty Location - Grand Coulee, WA http://www.usbr.gov/pn.about/hr/area-information.html.

Relocation expenses are authorized with the exception of the Guaranteed Home Sale Provision. First-post-of-Duty relocation expenses are authorized for new appointment or reinstatement eligibles.

Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval. 

PLEASE NOTE: THIS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT WILL REMAIN OPEN THROUGH FEBRUARY 14, 2014 AND APPLICANTS MAY APPLY AT ANY TIME DURING THAT TIME FRAME; HOWEVER, APPLICANTS WHO SUBMIT THEIR APPLICATIONS BY MIDNIGHT, MARCH 8, 2013 WILL BE GIVEN CONSIDERATION FOR THE FIRST ROUND OF HIRING. ADDITIONAL HIRING CONSIDERATIONS WILL BE MADE UPON REQUEST FROM THE SELECTING OFFICIAL AND AS NEEDED FOR UP TO 180 DAYS AFTER THE CLOSING DATE OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT.

Duties

You will ultimately:

- Provide electrical engineering expertise on maintenance of electrical equipment and installation of new electrical equipment for the powerplants, switchyard, Dam and associated facilities.

- Prepare design modifications and specifications to modify, replace, or rehabilitate diverse and often complex systems, or components of such of such systems.

Travel Required

  • Not Required