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. Visit: http://www.usbr.gov. View our DVD titled "Traditions, Talent, and Teamwork" at: http://www.usbr.gov/pmts/hr/video/.
Reclamation is seeking a new professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as a Laborer. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment. Would you enjoy performing a variety of labor duties related to the operation and maintenance of the Navajo Dam and related structures? Here is a great opportunity to join a great organization with excellent growth potential!
THIS VACANCY IS FOR 1 TEMPORARY POSITION, NOT-TO-EXCEED 1 YEAR, THAT CANNOT BE MADE PERMANENT. May be extended for up to 2 years, if needed.
LOCATION: UPPER COLORADO REGION, WESTERN COLORADO AREA OFFICE, RESOURCES MANAGEMENT DIVISION, SOUTHERN FACILITY MAINTENANCE GROUP, DUTY STATIONED IN NAVAJO DAM, NEW MEXICO.
LIVING CONDITIONS: Navajo Dam, New Mexico is located 38 miles from Farmington, New Mexico. For living conditions in Farmington, NM, go to: http://www.farmingtonnm.org
- Assists Maintenance Worker in the operation and maintenance of the dam including building and grounds maintenance, mowing, painting, trash collection, concrete placement, plumbing, carpentry, water measurement, and miscellaneous other duties.
- Assists the Dam Tender on assignments involving disassembling and assembling of components and locating and repairing or replacing defective parts and components.
- Involves heavy labor activities which may include: lifting of heavy items, lifting of items of 80-100 pounds, pick and shovel excavation, roof repair, basic carpentry, pipe placement, yard maintenance, concrete placement, fencing, drainage ditch cleaning, and similar labor.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed in a shop setting, inside tunnels and shafts, and outdoors in various types of weather conditions. Dirt, grease, and dampness are frequently encountered. Work is subject to vibration, noise, fumes, exhausts, oils, dust, heat, rain, cold, and snow.
PHYSICAL EFFORT: The position requires frequent handling of objects weighing 80-100 pounds. The work requires pushing, pulling, reaching, climbing, walking, standing, bending, and working in cramped positions over and under machinery and equipment, in tunnels, gate shafts, etc. The work also may require carrying and lifting objects weighing over 80 pounds, running heavy power equipment, or pushing wheelbarrows of wet concrete.