Job Overview


About the Agency

Positions are being advertised concurrently under BR-UC-2017-06-(MP-df), 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 a contemporary water management agency. Reclamation is best known for Hoover Dam on the Colorado River, Grand Coulee Dam in 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. View our video titled "Traditions, Talent and Teamwork" here.

Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking to capitalize on his or her expertise as a Civil Engineer. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment. Responsibilities consist of design activities including preconstruction, construction and specification level designs of project features and individual structures, collection and analysis of design data, and preparation of cost estimates.

Here is a great opportunity to join a great organization, with excellent growth potential.

Location: Positions are located in the Four Corners Construction Office, Office Engineering Division, duty stationed in Farmington, New Mexico. For information about this location please visit Farmington, New Mexico.


Oversees, monitors, and prepares engineering drawings for inclusion in design data, ensuring the submittals follow the requirements and format stipulated in ReclamationManual/Instructions.

Prepares and/or reviews preliminary design data and estimates, topographic maps, aerialphotographs, foundation and structural data, hydrologic data, environmental considerations, right-of-way requirements, waste and borrow areas, and utility crossing agreements, for compliance with goals and objectives and advises others on the design team in proper interpretation and application of the design data.

Utilizes AutoCAD Civil 3D and other engineering software to prepare designs as well as standard Microsoft Office products to prepare and present design specifications and supporting documentation and data.

Prepares final designs for project features involving different sites, sizes and layouts of a variety of structures such as buildings, canals, canal and river intake structures and headworks, tunnels, pipelines, siphons, pumping plants, water treatment plants, dams, diversion dams, bridges, irrigation systems, sewage and waste treatment and disposal facilities, roads, recreational facilities, drainage facilities and related works and systems for erosion, flood control and for salvage and efficient use of water to be constructed, which may include drawings, sketches, computations,a work statement or specifications, a bid schedule, and a government cost estimate.

Develops, oversees and monitors geographic information system (GIS) for use internally and externally by others. Identifies and compiles field data from a variety of sources and incorporates this information into the GIS.

Coordinates utilization of GIS with AutoCAD Civil 3D and other engineering software to prepare engineering designs or hydrologic models as well as standard Microsoft Office products used to prepare and present design information, documentation and data.

Compiles and prepares engineering information and data relating to design changes due to unforeseen field conditions encountered during construction. Reviews contract specifications and prepares and compiles the necessary comments and information for solution of design problems and, if required, prepares final designs.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel to attend meetings, conferences, training and site visits.

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 reinstatement.