• 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.

JOB PROFILES: Natural Resource Specialist

A natural resource specialist doing field work.Do buzz words like ecosystem management, environmental protection and resource conservation hold special meaning for you?

If so, check out Reclamation's exciting job opportunities in the natural resources field. The water development projects our agency built during the 20th century have had negative as well as beneficial impacts on the indigenous wildlife, fishes and plants of the west. Today, Reclamation is working to rehabilitate or maintain natural ecosystems that existed before the rivers were harnessed, and to protect species and natural lands from further harm. Whether designing and monitoring the impacts of a man-made flood through the Grand Canyon, helping native fish populations grow or ensuring construction, operation and maintenance activities meet Endangered Species Act criteria and other environmental protection laws, this field of work will continue to grow and offer challenging career opportunities well into the future.