Irrigation System Operator

$46,000 - $77,000 yearly
  • Bureau of Reclamation
  • Santa Barbara, CA, USA
  • Feb 13, 2018
Full time Construction Engineering Facilities General Labor Government Installation-Maint-Repair Skilled Labor Technician Maintenance

Job Description

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Want to work for a contemporary water management agency whose mission is to assist in meeting the increasing water demands of the West while protecting the environment and the public's investment? Join the staff of the Bureau of Reclamation as an Irrigation System Operator.

This position is located with the Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region, South Central California Area Office, Bradbury Dam, located in Santa Barbara, CA. For more information on the Santa Barbara area visit:

Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

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This position maybe filled at the GS-07, GS-08, or GS-09 level. At the full performance GS-09 level, the incumbent serves as a senior Irrigation System Operator.

The duties of this position are developmental in nature and lead to the full performance level of GS-09. The incumbent may be non-competitively promoted to the next level of the position upon meeting all regulatory requirements; certification by the supervisor of successful performance; completion of all training requirements; and the availability of work at the next higher grade level. Note: Promotion is not automatic.

At the GS-09 level, the incumbent is responsible for the daily operation and maintenance of Bradbury Dam. Incumbent will respond to emergencies including flood releases and will inform other government agencies and the public of impending danger.
-Performs routine maintenance of project features and facilities, including the headquarters building and surrounding area.
-Under the general policies and guidelines of the Regional Safety Office, the employee conducts a comprehensive safety program for the office.
-Conducts daily collection of reservoir operations data and climatological data from a small weather station.
-Maintains land use inventories of Bureau withdrawn or acquired lands in Santa Barbara County.
-Monitors activities of the Santa Barbara County Parks Department to assure compliance with existing contracts and policy.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel is required approximately 10% of the time.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential



Gary Munson

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