Job Overview


About the Agency

Why search any longer- we have just the opportunity for you! Come, join us, and become a vital part of the team that manages, develops, and protects water and related resources in an environmentally and economically sound manner in the interest of the American public. You'll serve as a valued team member and your work will assist the United States Government in accomplishing its mission. We have an excellent benefit package including paid vacations, sick days, holidays, health and life insurance, an excellent retirement package and other work-life programs.

This position is located with the Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region, Lahontan Basin Area Office, in Carson City, NV. Additional information about Carson City may be found on the internet at:

Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.


Position may be filled at the GS-9, GS-11 or GS-12 level. If selected at the lower level, the duties are developmental in nature, leading to the full performance level of GS-12. The incumbent may be non-competitively promoted to the next level of the position upon meeting all regulatory requirements; certification by the supervisor of successful performance; completion of all training requirements; and the availability of work at the next higher grade level. Note: promotion is not automatic. At the full performance GS-12 level, the incumbent:

  • Provides oversight and assistance in the preparation and processing of assigned environmental documents such as impact statements, assessments, commitment plans, or portions of planning reports
  • Develops or reviews plans of study, work statements, cost estimates, and schedules for the preparation of environmental documents; assembles, coordinates, and/or oversees interdisciplinary teams to prepare and process environmental documents.
  • Performs independent policy review and provides comments on environmental impact statements and other environmental documents prepared by other agencies.
  • Maintains familiarity with Reclamation policy on such activities as relate to fish and wildlife, flood plains and wetlands, endangered species, hazardous waste, water quality, pollution control, desalination, drainage, ground water, recreation, plant control, herbicide surveillance, etc., with a view to promoting furtherance of environmental considerations in Reclamation activities.
  • Makes policy review of planning and other internal external reports and data dealing with environmental problems and their solutions.
  • Interacts with other project offices, such as the Regional Office and Reclamation's Denver and Washington office, concerning environmental matters that may affect various planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance phases and research efforts
  • Participates as a member of special Reclamation committees, task forces, and groups that are formed to address projects of a special or controversial nature to represent Regional environmental policy positions.
  • Serves as the Contracting Officer's Representative for contracts pertaining to the preparation of environmental documents.