• 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.


  • Engineers inspecting a dam on ropes.


    Engineers create operational models of major river systems, performing safety inspections of dams - ranging from large concrete to small earthen structures, maintaining huge hydro-powerplants...all these tasks - and more! Learn More...

  • A hydrologist measuring water flow in a lab model.


    Forecasting water supply and flows to ensure the uninterrupted delivery of this resource to millions of people takes a skilled person who can analyze many factors and schedule for every sort of contingency. Learn more...

  • A plant mechanic working on a hydropower unit.


    As a plant mechanic you would be a caretaker for some of the Nation's most important electrical resources. Learn more...

Reclamation has exciting careers for every interest – from engineering to natural resources, there is something for everyone! Click the descriptions below for a sampling of jobs Reclamation has to offer.

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