Job Overview


About the Agency

Want to work for a contemporary water management agency whose mission is to assist in meeting the increasing water demands of the West while protecting the environment and the public's investment? Join the staff of the Bureau of Reclamation as the Regional Planning Officer.

This position is located with the Bureau of Reclamation, Division of Planning, in Sacramento, CA. For more information on the Sacramento area visit:

Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.


This is an interdisciplinary position and may be filled in any of the following series, GS-0101, GS-0401, GS-0807, GS-0810, or GS-1301, depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

Position serves as the Regional Planning Officer directing water resources management planning and modeling activities in support of regional projects.
-Manages the Division’s preparation of multipurpose integrated resource management plans for the development and use of water, land, and power resources within the Region.
-Directs the investigation and appraisal of resources and requirements, taking into account the area’s recreational aspects, fish and wildlife resources, water quality, drainage requirements, flood and pollution control, and sediment problems.
-Develops policy, including Regional supplements to Reclamation Instructions, and Regional guidelines for processing planning documents and advises management on Regional planning issues.
-Establishes and maintains partnerships with Federal, State, other public and private agencies interested and involved in the conservation and development of water resources associated with agricultural, industrial, and urban areas.
-Represents the Regional Director on a variety of planning-related interagency or Bureau-wide committees and task forces, and at meetings with other federal and state agencies and outside groups.
-Utilizes subordinate supervisors to plan, schedule, assign, set and adjust short-term priorities for work activities for an assigned staff of professional, technical and administrative personnel.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel is required approximately 20% of the time.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Relocation: Travel and relocation expenses are authorized. Eligibility for specific relocation services will be determined at the time of selection. However, use of Relocation Services Contract (Guaranteed Home Sale) will not be authorized.