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 Folsom, CA, USA
Apr 18, 2019
Summary Join the staff of the Bureau of Reclamation as a Natural Resources Specialist. This position is located with the Bureau of Reclamation, Central California Area Office, Resources Management Division, in Folsom, CA. For more information on the Folsom area, please visit:   http://www.folsom.ca.us/ Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities At the full performance GS-11 level, the incumbent serves as a journey level specialist. -Works as a member of a professional team of natural resources specialists assigned to scientific and engineering projects, programs, and investigations under the jurisdiction of the Central California Area Office (CCAO). -Provides scientific expertise, advice, and guidance to identify and resolve environmental issues. -Recommends mitigation measures and provides management with scientific solutions to problems or conditions regarding the use, maintenance, and management of resources administered by CCAO. -Assesses environmental commitments in NEPA and ESA documents. -Evaluates land and water areas to analyze compliance with agreements and scientific mitigation measures. -Using biological resource theories and assumptions, predicts the relationships and interactions of data, conducts land and water resource evaluations and other resource information to serve as the basis for resource management decisions. -Evaluates data and provides analytical data summaries. -Plans and implements scientific natural resource improvement projects. Travel Required Occasional travel - Travel is required approximately 15% of the time. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com