Job Overview


About the Agency

Position is being advertised concurrently under BR-PN-VA-GC-14-174 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.

Location - Grand Coulee, WA . Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster.


The incumbent has primary responsibility for day to day supervision
of power operations employees (Dispatchers, Assistant Dispatchers,
Senior Powerplant Operators and Powerplant Operators) at Grand
Coulee Dam, operating equipment which includes three power plants,
with 24 main generators, three rated at 805 megawatts, three rated
at 700 megawatts, eighteen rated at 125 megawatts and three station
service generators rated at 10 megawatts, a pump/generating plant
with six conventional pumps and six pump/generator units rated at 50
megawatts, three large switchyards rated at 500kv, 230kv, and 115kv,
and related equipment and facilities as well as the remote control
of Hungry Horse Powerplant and Switchyard.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses are authorized with the exception of the Guaranteed Home Sale Provision. First-post-of-Duty relocation expenses are authorized for new appointment or reinstatement eligibles.