U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

Established in 1902, the Bureau of Reclamation is best known for the dams, powerplants, and canals it constructed in the 17 western states. These water projects led to homesteading and promoted the economic development of the West. Reclamation has constructed more than 600 dams and reservoirs including Hoover Dam on the Colorado River and Grand Coulee on the Columbia River.

Today, we are the largest wholesaler of water in the country. We bring water to more than 31 million people, and provide one out of five Western farmers (140,000) with irrigation water for 10 million acres of farmland that produce 60% of the nation's vegetables and 25% of its fruits and nuts.

Reclamation is also the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the United States. Our 53 powerplants annually provide more than 40 billion kilowatt hours generating nearly a billion dollars in power revenues and produce enough electricity to serve 3.5 million homes.

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Truth or Consequences, NM
Dec 11, 2018
Open & closing dates:    12/10/2018   to   12/24/2018.  This job will close when we have received   500 applications   which may be sooner than the closing date.   Learn more MANY vacancies in the following locations: Glendive, MT Socorro, NM Truth or Consequences, NM Temporary Not-To-Exceed 1040 hours. Typically appointment spans May to August. Summary Reclamation is seeking temporary employees looking for an opportunity to expand his/her experience in the biological field. You can make a difference in the West by assisting professional biologists and performing simple and repetitive tasks relating to biological and natural resources sciences. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Duties are performed at grade level for which selected.  Selectees will participate in various aspects of long-term biological studies. For New Mexico positions: - Conducts presence/absence surveys and nest monitoring for the Southwestern willow flycatcher and yellow-billed cuckoo within the Rio Grande Basin of New Mexico. - Performs other project specific duties as needed, including vegetation surveys and radio telemetry. - Assists Reclamation staff in the collection of baseline data and monitoring to ensure compliance with environmental statutes. - Are assigned to crews supervised by Reclamation personnel. - May assume some additional responsibility as a crew leader, making minor project related decisions in the absence of the Supervisor. For Montana positions: - Conducts radio telemetry and netting surveys via boat for native fishes of the Lower Yellowstone River, MT. - May assume some additional responsibility as a crew leader, making minor project related decisions in the absence of the Supervisor. Training will be provided cooperatively by Reclamation and the US Fish and Wildlife service. Individuals operating government owned vehicles will be required to take a defensive driving course. Individuals operating government owned boats will be required to take a Motorboat Operator Certification Course.  Both will be provided upon start of duty. A valid driver's license is required and will need to be submitted by the date of selection.