About the Agency
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.
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Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise in electrical engineering associated with hydro-power operations and maintenance and an opportunity to become an integral part of a team and grow in a hydropower environment. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.
Would you enjoy ensuring the safe and efficient operation of Government facilities? At the full potential responsibilities include developing creative solutions to complex hydroelectric powerplant, dam operating equipment, and water conveyance problems, providing specialized services and technical consultation, and applying new technology to existing conditions.
Here is a great opportunity to join a great organization with excellent growth potential!
You can progress from $44K to 68K in 4 years! Year 1 - $44,176 (GS-7), Year 2 - $54,028 (GS-9), Year 3 - $58,667 (GS-11), and Year 4 - $68,809 (GS-12). Promotions to the next grade/salary level are neither guaranteed nor automatic, but based on supervisor initiation.
POSITIONS ARE LOCATED IN THE UPPER COLORADO REGION, POWER OFFICE, ENGINEERING DIVISION, DUTY STATION: Page, Arizona.
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Duties listed are at the full potential GS-12 level. Incumbent(s) will be expected to gain experience in the following:
-Professional knowledge of the concepts, theories, principles, and practices of electrical engineering, mechanical and civil engineering in order to develop creative solutions to complex hydroelectric powerplant, dam operating equipment, and water conveyance problems.
-Provide specialized services and technical consultation, including design, and applying new technology to existing conditions.
-Skill in analyzing, designing, changing, and/or modifying complex electrical and electronic systems relating to powerplants, dams, auxiliary equipment and facilities and skill in using automated computer-aided design programs.
-Knowledge of the construction, operations, and maintenance of hydroelectric powerplants, dam operating equipment, and water conveyance structures. Knowledge of the principles and concepts of electrical generation, transmission, and marketing.
-Knowledge of and skill in applying principles of project management in order to manage and coordinate powerplant rehabilitation and replacement projects.
-Skill in the use of testing procedures, equipment, and statistical data for analyzing, testing and troubleshooting electrical and electronic systems and equipment.
-Skill communicating both orally and in writing.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Required to carry a cellular phone for call outs. Required to wear safety equipment: safety harness, safety glasses, hard hat, steel-toed boots, respirator, etc. Some work is performed in confined areas and high places. Must be physically able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. Must be able to climb and negotiate the many steps in the dam. Overnight travel is required (approximately 15 percent) - including travel to remote locations with limited lodging and restaurant facilities.