Job Overview


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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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This position is being filled through the Pathways, Recent Graduate Program and provides an opportunity for recent graduates to be placed in a 1-year career training and development program. 

Training and Development program offers the following:

- Orientation program for Recent Graduates hired for the program.
- Mentorship throughout the program.
- Individual Development Plan to create and track Recent Graduates' career planning, professional development, and training activities.
- At least 40 hours of formal, interactive training each year of the program.
- Positions may offer opportunity for career advancement.
- A Recent Graduate appointment may initially be made for a longer period due to a more structured training program requirement.
- A Participant Agreement is required to be signed with the Recent Graduate that sets forth the expectations for the Program.

Reclamation is seeking a professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise in electrical engineering. Responsibilities include providing research and development, engineering, technical, and other specialized consulting and field services concerned with water and power projects, structures, and facilities. Would you enjoy working on power plants, motors and generators at Reclamation?

Recent Graduates may be converted to a permanent position after program completion. To be eligible for conversion, Recent Graduates must have:

- Successfully completed at least 1-year of continuous service in addition to all requirements of the Program.
- Demonstrated successful job performance.
- Met the qualifications for the position to which the Recent Graduates will be converted.

LOCATION: Technical Service Center, Infrastructure Services Division, Power Systems Analysis and Control Group; Denver, CO. 

Recruitment Incentives may be authorized. For information on recruitment incentives visit:

Relocation incentives are not authorized.

Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

The position requires a current driver's license.


-Performs duties on electrical power projects and related research in the areas of power apparatus evaluation, diagnostics, field testing, research, and operation and maintenance associated with large motors and generators, power plant and switchyard equipment, and associated control systems.

-Work under the technical supervision of team leaders or more experienced researchers to plan, construct, tests, analyzes, and reports on prototype and feasibility related research efforts.

-Prepares test equipment, procedures, and schedules, for performance of laboratory and field testing.