• A stator in the third powerhouse at Grand Coulee.
  • The penstocks above the water at Hoover Dam
  • The top of Shasta Dam in California
  • An automated gate structure on a canal in Washington.
  • An aerial photo of the sunsetting at Ruedi Reservoir in Colorado.


A photo of Jennifer WittPosition: Account Maintenance Clerk (Student trainee)
School: Boise State University
Major: Accounting
Hometown: Middleton, Idaho

I was looking for a job more related to my major when I came across this position on usajobs.gov. Luckily, I found the posting one day before it closed. After completing the hiring process, I started work right away. I am thrilled to have been hired.


Working with the Bureau of Reclamation has been such an amazing experience. I have been very involved in the implementation of our new financial system- FBMS, which has helped me understand the different financial systems Reclamation has used in the past. Everyone I work with is extremely helpful and welcoming. My supervisor has been very helpful, whether it be answering questions or working with me to ensure my success at school. Working for Reclamation has been a great experience so far!


I have learned a great deal about governmental accounting and the importance of many different agencies within the government. I've had the opportunity to work on many projects, including FBMS implementation and data cleansing. I was able to research historical accounting records to ensure accuracy in our data. Another project I've helped with is converting old voucher documents to electronic form. This project is aimed at making research easier for our finance staff in the future.


When I originally applied for this position, I wasn't sure I'd get it. Now that I've been working for Reclamation for a little while, I know I'm in the right field. I've learned so much and the experience has been great. When I graduate, my ultimate goal is to become a permanent employee (hopefully in accounting) with the Bureau of Reclamation.

Updated: November 5, 2013