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-SRA-13-191 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 Facility Operations Specialist. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.

Here is an opportunity to join a great organization with excellent growth potential!

Location – American Falls, Idaho

Payment of travel and relocation expenses will be your responsibility.

Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement. 

Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster.


-Provides the planning and implementation of daily work schedules for subordinates  in operation and maintenance of the dam, reservoir, recreation parks, and coordination of water releases through the dam and/or power plant. 

-Determines from the regular inspections of Government facilities the need for maintenance and repairs and insures that aspects of the facility are in good operating condition.

-Responsible for the orientation and training of subordinates in acceptable safe working practices, including compliance with Reclamation's Construction Safety Standards.

-Responsible for gathering and submitting data, and making preliminary interpretations of instrumentation readings associated with the operation and maintenance of the dam

-Incumbent has frequent contact with officials of private and public organizations, municipal officials, and civic and recreational clubs.