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, Shasta Dam on the Sacramento 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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Want to work for a contemporary water management agency whose mission is to assist in meeting the increasing water demands of the West while protecting the environment and the public's investment? Join the staff of the Bureau of Reclamation as an Equipment Operator.
This position is located with the Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region, South Central California Area Office Operations and Maintenance Division in Byron, CA. For more information on the Byron area visit:
Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.


Serves as a journey level Equipment Operator at the Bureau of Reclamation's Fish Facility in Byron, CA. The Fish Facility operates 24 hrs per day, 7 days per week and requires work to be performed during rotating shifts, on weekends, holidays, and on an emergency basis. Operates a variety of equipment, including tracked and wheeled vehicles, work boat, gantry and mobile cranes, hoists, pumps, valves, pumps, fish diversion equipment, power tools and common hand tools. Loads and transports fish to designated release sites. Performs basic maintenance on equipment. Uses math and basic algebra to perform and record routine calculations for fish data, vehicle use, and other data. Reads meters and gauges; interprets and applies verbal and written instructions, drawings, and diagrams; and follows established safety practices.

Travel Required

  • Not Required