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    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. View our video titled "Traditions, Talent, and Teamwork" here.

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    Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/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.

    Would you enjoy developing, compiling, preparing, and coordinating engineering information related to construction design data and design changes, construction management, and contract administration?

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

    You can progress from $59K to 83K in 3 years! Year 1 - $59,754 (GS-7), Year 2 - $73,097 (GS-9), and Year 3 - $83,135 (GS-11). Promotions to the next grade/salary level are neither guaranteed nor automatic, but based on a successful performance determination by the supervisor.


    At the full performance level of this position, the incumbent will:

    Develops and assembles design data and estimates for proposed project features.  Monitors, and prepares engineering drawings for inclusion in design data packages and reports. 

    Utilizes AutoCAD Civil 3D and other engineering software to prepare designs and specifications.

    Prepares and/or reviews final construction specifications and /or assists in preparing amendments.

    Prepares preliminary designs for project features to be constructed which may include drawings, sketches, computations, a work statement or specifications, a bid schedule, and a government cost estimate.

    Prepares final design for project features involving 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.

    Prepares and reviews construction and project cost estimates. Prepares, reviews, or assists in preparation of the government cost estimate for project features.

    Serves as a team member on special assignments such as review of Operation and Maintenance, Technical Proposal Evaluations Committees (TPEC), constructability reviews, unique design problems and value engineering teams.

    Develops 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.  Assists GIS Manager with development of GIS models.

    Prepares and reviews system specifications and operations manuals for GIS model.

    Coordinates utilization of GIS with AutoCAD Civil 3D and other engineering software to prepare engineering design or hydrologic models.

    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.

    Determine adequacy of materials and procedures supplied by contractors to government for use under construction specifications. 

    Administers assigned contracts and agreements; monitors contractors’ performance and progress; computes quantities; analyzes and processes contractor claims; prepares technical reports; prepares and analyzes contract modifications; administers payment process.

    Develops statement of work and contract specifications for assigned project features; identifies appropriate Federal and Indian Self Determination contract clauses, evaluates capability, method of operations, etc. of construction bids; and serves on negotiation teams and bid opening boards.

    Coordinates and cooperates with the Denver Technical Services center and other Area Offices to accomplish overall project objective and common goals.

    Assists with engineering problems concerned with compliance of contracts and agreements with water utility operators, irrigation and conservancy districts and Native American Tribes and Nations.  Coordinates and maintains liaison with Government agencies (Federal, Tribal, State, Regional and local) and representatives of business and private interests to negotiate differences.

    Coordinates with regional staff in determining the land or land interest required for acquisition; developing a strategy for acquisition; ensuring required legal descriptions, plats, and other support material are prepared; obtaining appraisals, and coordinating the timely accomplishment of acquisition.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel for training, meetings and site visits about 10 percent of the time, with overnight stays.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

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

  • Job family (Series)

    0810 Civil Engineering

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