Job Overview


About the Agency

Position is being advertised concurrently under BR-PN-VA-GC-14-088 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 tour guide. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment. Here is a great opportunity to join a great organization with excellent growth potential. Great Benefits Package: paid vacation, sick days, holidays, health and life insurance and an excellent retirement package.

Duty Location: Grand Coulee Dam, Grand Coulee, WA Public Affairs Work Schedule: Varies. Must able to work holidays, weekends and evenings as the tourist season dictates.

Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are not suitable for telework.

The career ladder promotion potential of this position is the GS-06 level. However, this position may be filled at a lower grade. If so, 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-06 level is neither guaranteed nor automatic.

Payment of travel and relocation expenses will be your responsibility.

 Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.


If selection is made below the full performance level, duties assigned shall be appropriate to the grade level of the incumbent.

Conducts guided tours for visitors (usually in groups of 30 or less) into Grand Coulee Dam's Third Power Plant along an approved public tour route, explaining the various features of the dam, powerplant, project history, construction, operation and benefits. Tours are centered on the principle features that are easily observed and information is general in nature. Tours are generally of short or moderate duration; questions by the public are mostly repetitious; facts presented to the public are generally routine, but may include specialized in depth information to match visitor knowledge level; and the situation is such that accidents and other emergencies rarely occur. Gives lectures/tours to school groups. Staffs the Grand Coulee Dam Visitor Center, greeting visitors, answering questions and operating the laser light show.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No