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Position is being advertised concurrently under BR-PN-va-GC-14-144 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.

Temporary employees are not eligible for promotion without further competition. Full performance of the position will be at the grade selected.

Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as a Reclamation Guide. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment. As a member of the summer reclamation guide staff you will help enhance the image of the Grand Coulee Dam by words and actions.  The successful applicants for the position will significantly affect the success and achievement of the visitor program.

Location -

Payment of travel and relocation expenses will be your responsibility.

Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

This is a TEMPORARY FULL TIME position.   This position is expected to commence in April/May 2014.  Employment is expected to last until late September 2014 but may be extended at management's discretion and is subject to termination at any time.  Selection does not confer eligibility to be promoted or reassigned to other positions or to be non-competitively converted to a career-conditional appointment.

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



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