EMPLOYEE PROFILE: Amy Leach
Position: STEP, Office Aid
School: California State University, Chico
Hometown: Stonyford, Calif.
Both of my parents have worked for the Federal Government, specifically the Forest Service, for over 30 years, so working for the government is a very positive thing to me! My freshman year of college I found a job posting for a STEP position with the Bureau of Reclamation on Chico State’s Career Center website. I applied for the position right away and long story short, I have been working for BOR for 3 years now.
My experience with Reclamation so far has been a very rewarding one. I love the people I work with, I enjoy all the different types of tasks I get to do and the learning opportunities I gain from them, and I appreciate the fact that I am gaining very marketable skills for my future.
The Bureau of Reclamation has given me the opportunity to partake in and learn about many different fields. I have worked with our Mail/File Clerk where I have learned about our central files, REDs, record retention, and close outs. I have helped out our Safety Manager where I learned about OSHA compliance, safety training, and submittal review. In addition, I have aided our Budget Analyst and have learned about service agreements and cost allocation. Overall, working in a construction office I have learned about the behind-the-scenes process that goes on for the construction and contracting for all the projects in the Mid-Pacific region. Whether it is the work on a hydropower facility, a canal intertie, or a modification of a dam, there is always new knowledge to gain.
My next step in life is to finish up my Bachelor’s Degree, while continuing to work and grow in the BOR. I plan to graduate with my degree in Accounting and will apply to the Reclamation as well as other Federal accounting jobs.
April 23, 2013