Job Overview


About the Agency

Position is being advertised concurrently under BR-DO-2017-001, 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 in geotechnical engineering. Responsibilities include performing engineering services such as slope stability, seepage, and other geotechnical analyses, providing support for risk analysis, and preparation of design drawings and specifications. Would you enjoy working on major embankment dam and water resource projects with senior geotechnical engineers at Reclamation? The selected candidate(s) will have opportunities to work on a wide variety of project types. Although we predominantly perform dam safety evaluations and designs, we also provide geotechnical expertise for canals, pumping stations, buildings, bridges, roads, retaining walls, significant excavations, pipelines, and other civil projects.

Here is a great opportunity to join an organization with excellent growth potential!

You can progress from $45K to 62K in 3 years! Year 1 - $45,512 (GS-7), Year 2 - $55,666 (GS-9), and Year 3 - $63,691 (GS-11).

Promotions to the next grade/salary level are neither guaranteed nor automatic, but based on supervisor initiation.

This position is open to entry level engineers or engineers with a combination of required education and experience. We offer intensive in house training and professional development as well as opportunities for external training.

LOCATION: Technical Services Center, Geotechnical Services Division, Embankment Dams & Geotechnical Engineering Group, Lakewood, CO.

Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

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-Responsible for detailed planning, development, and completion of assigned geotechnical engineering design and analysis projects, especially embankment dams.

-Assigns, prepares, or directs special technical studies on embankment dams, earth fill structures, and structure foundations in connection with construction and performance problems.

-Initiates and prepares correspondence to the field and to outside agencies regarding the assigned geotechnical projects; contacts engineers in other groups for the purpose of coordinating data and information to be incorporated into the assigned project.

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Up to 25 percent.

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

All United States Citizens and U.S. Nationals.

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