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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Electrical Engineer (Rotation Training Program), ...
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Job Description

About the Agency

Position is being advertised concurrently under BR-DO-2016-327 for all current federal employees. If you are interested in applying under both announcement numbers, you must submit application packages for each.

Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as an entry level Electrical Engineer. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.

Would you enjoy performing laboratory and field tests in support of power system high-voltage and high-power research? Responsibilities include electric power projects and related research in the areas of power apparatus evaluation, diagnostics, field testing, research, and operation and maintenance associated with large motors and generators, power plant and switchyard equipment, and associated control systems.

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

You can progress from $36K to $60K in 3 years! Year 1 - $45,512 (GS-7), Year 2 - $55,666 (GS-9), and Year 3 - $60,446 (GS-11). Promotions to the next grade/salary level are neither guaranteed nor automatic, but based on supervisor initiation.

This position is an entry-level engineer hired under the requirements and provisions of Reclamation's Rotation Engineer Training Program (Program). The program provides for intensive training and professional development. A program participant may be promoted from GS-05 to GS-07 or from GS-07 to GS-09 after a minimum of 6 months of intensive documented training and evidence of professional development as documented through successful performance in the program. Only one (1) accelerated promotion may be made. Accelerated promotions are neither guaranteed nor automatic, but initiated at the request of the supervisor.

LOCATION: Technical Service Center, Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Division, Hydropower Diagnostics & SCADA Group, Lakewood, CO.

Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position. However, a recruitment or relocation incentive may be authorized.

Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.


* Performs laboratory and field tests in support of power system high-voltage and high-power research, development, diagnostics, operation and maintenance activities including operation of complex test, measurement, and data acquisition equipment.
* Designs complex measurement and test equipment using state-of-the-art software design programs and fundamental electrical/electronic design theory.
* Prepares reports, engineering recommendations, estimates, design summaries, and designers' operating criteria for features within the group's area of responsibility.
* Performs analytical calculations employing standard mathematical and engineering disciplines relative to the design, construction, control, modeling, maintenance, and operation of electrical systems and equipment as well as field acceptance and diagnostic testing.

Travel Required

* 25% or Greater
* Travel of up to 25% or more is required.

Relocation Authorized

* No

About Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior (DOI) is the nation's principal conservation agency. Its mission is to protect America's treasures for future generations, provide access to our nation's natural and cultural heritage, offer recreation opportunities, honor our trust responsibilities to American Indians and Alaska Natives and our responsibilities to island communities, conduct scientific research, provide wise stewardship of energy and mineral resources, foster sound use of land and water resources, and conserve and protect fish and wildlife. Its work affects the lives of millions of people; from the family taking a vacation in a national park to the children studying in Indian schools.