Our offices are located in major metropolitan areas throughout the Southwest to include:
Boulder City, Nevada — near Las Vegas, Nevada:
- The Regional Office — the headquarters for the entire Region
- Lower Colorado Dams Office — manages and operates the Hoover Dam Visitor Center, and Hoover, Davis, and Parker Dams on the Colorado River (other office locations near Laughlin, Nevada, and Lake Havasu City, Arizona)
Phoenix and Tucson,
- Phoenix Area Office — responsible for ensuring Reclamation-constructed projects, now operated by other entities — the Central Arizona Project, Salt River Project, and others — provide multiple benefits for Arizona's citizens, to help the state, its citizens and its Indian Tribes address water and related resource management needs.
- Yuma Area Office — responsible for operations of the Yuma Desalting Plant, one of the world's largest reverse osmosis plants, and maintenance of the Colorado River from Davis Dam to the Southern International Boundary with Mexico (other office location in Ehrenberg, California).
- Southern California Area Office — responsible for water conservation, reclamation and reuse projects throughout southern California that enhance water management practices in metropolitan areas.
How to Apply
All job vacancies are advertised on www.USAJobs.gov. To be considered for any position, including student opportunities, you must register and apply on-line.
If you do not use the USAJobs Resume Builder, please ensure your resume contains the information provided in this "Recommended Resume Format".
FAQ's Lower Colorado Region
Who can I contact for questions about a position on USAJOBS?
If you have questions regarding a position to which you are applying or to find out the status of your application, please refer to the “Agency Contact Info” listing on the announcement to speak to the Human Resources Specialist/Assistant or, contact the Human Resources Office at (877) 887-2890/TDD: (877) 357-2202/email: email@example.com.
How can I receive notifications of new job openings?
You can contact the Human Resources Office at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the distribution list for courtesy reminders. Also please see USAJOBS Email Notifications for guidance on how you can receive email notifications of new added vacancy announcements.
How do I know if I am a non-competitive eligible (i.e. Veterans, Individuals with Disabilities)?
Your supporting documentation (i.e. DD-214 and/or VA letter) must reflect the eligibility criteria outlined under the following non-competitive authorities as applicable to you. Please note this is not an all-inclusive list:
For more information on Hiring Authorities, please visit the Office of Personnel Management at OPM.GOV.
I cannot find my DD-214, how can I obtain one for my application?
As an option, you can refer to the National Archives – Veterans Service Records to request your military service records online, by mail, or by fax.
I am a non-competitive eligible, does that mean I am qualified for a job?
No, you must also meet the basic qualification requirements of the job. Qualifications are based on education and/or experience. Please see the specific vacancy announcement on USAJOBS under “Qualifications Required” for more information. You may also refer to the “Agency Contact Info” listing on the announcement to speak to the Human Resources Specialist/Assistant, or contact the Human Resources Office at (877) 887-2890/TDD: (877) 357-2202/email: email@example.com.
For more information on basic qualification requirements for General Schedule and Federal Wage System positions please visit the Office of Personnel Management at OPM.GOV.
How to increase my chances of being considered on USAJOBS?
Please ensure you completely read and follow the directions on the vacancy announcement. As a helpful tool, you can develop a checklist of reminders when completing an application. Please consider the following examples of reminders to submit as applicable:
- Eligibility (See “Who May Apply”) – Supporting documentation such as a SF-50, DD-214, VA letter, Schedule A letter, current transcripts, etc.
- Qualifications (See “Qualifications Required”) – Complete job related academic transcripts, licenses, etc. Ensure your resume and supporting documentation fully reflects all information under "Qualifications Required" and "How You Will Be Evaluated" as applicable to you.
- Correct resume format to include the hours worked per week for each work/volunteer experience, or use the USAJOBS Federal Resume Builder.
- Application Status before the closing date of the announcement to ensure all documents is submitted. Also welcome to refer to the “Agency Contact Info” listing on the vacancy announcement for questions.
What are the next steps after a person applies for a job on USAJOBS?
After all application packages have been received, resumes and transcripts will be reviewed to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. Each applicant who meets the basic qualifications will be further evaluated on the information provided in the Assessment Questionnaire. Best-qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official. After making a tentative job offer, a suitability and/or security background investigation will be conducted. A final job offer is typically made within 40 days after the deadline for applications. You should monitor your status for positions with the Bureau of Reclamation, by regularly checking your public status notifications in your USAJOBS profile.
Please see more FAQ’s on Federal Hiring from the OPM.GOV.
Need more information about our opportunities or the application process? Come by our office on the corner of Nevada Highway and Park Street in Boulder City, Nevada, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) or contact us at:
of Reclamation Lower Colorado Regional Human Resources Office
P.O. Box 61470
Boulder City, NV 89006
Phone: (877) 887-2980; TDD (877) 357-2202
This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please notify us.
The Bureau of Reclamation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
For Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) Dial: 711
Updated: May 2015