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 Boulder City, NV, USA
Sep 09, 2019
Temporary
Temporary Appointment NTE 1 year. Appointment may be terminated sooner or extended depending on management needs. Summary Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as a Biological Science Technician. You can make a difference by monitoring endangered, threatened, and sensitive species along the Lower Colorado Region in Arizona, California, and Nevada. LOCATION:   Lower Colorado Region, Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program, Boulder City, NV. Relocation expenses are not authorized. Additional vacancies may be filled. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Prepares samples, data tables, species lists, and reviews data to find and correct errors. Collects biological and habitat data during outdoor field investigations using a wide range of equipment and methods. Conducts mathematical analysis of numerical data and presents summaries to staff biologists. Prepares correspondence and documents activities and results of research, and monitors projects in the form of trip reports and study summaries. Inventories targeted species, documents breeding activity, and records physical condition, population demographics, and habitat parameters. Travel Required 50% or less - Field duties involve regular overnight travel throughout the year (may exceed 100 days a year and prolonged field trips away from the Regional office for 3-5 days at a time).   Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com