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: View our DVD titled "Traditions, Talent, and Teamwork" at:

Position is being advertised concurrently under BR-PN-VA-GC-13-140 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.

 NOTE: In recruiting for Security Guard positions, competition under announcement BR-PN-DE-GC-13-141 is restricted by law to persons entitled to veterans' preference, as long as such applicants are available for appointment. If there are no veterans' preference candidates available, non-veterans may be selected for these positions. Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as a security guard/officer.

You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting protecting a National Critical Infrasture. Here is an opportunity to join a great organization with excellent growth potential!

Work Schedule: Selectees will work 12 hour shifts, which includes working nights, weekends and holidays.

Not suitable for core or situational telework: Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster.

The career ladder promotion potential of this position is the GS-7 level. However, this position will be filled at the lower grade. 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-7 level is neither guaranteed nor automatic. Location - Grand Coulee, WA .

Payment of travel and relocation expenses will be your responsibility.


The position is an armed security guard in the Security Response Force (SRF) located at the Bureau of Reclamation's (BOR) Grand Coulee Dam and Power plant (Grand Coulee) located in Eastern Washington State, The primary mission of the Security Force is to protect property and lives in and around Grand Coulee from hazards that may include, but are not limited to, terrorist or criminal activities, vandalism, sabotage, trespass, theft, fire and/or accident, or willful damage and/or destruction.