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The work is interesting and you are helping keep historic power plants operating. The crews in the plants are pretty good to work with for the most part. The 4-10hr work shifts are fantastic. Also being able to get paid overtime also permits increased earning potential. The position is a union shop. The union is a good one and works for the members.
Management doesn't always understand how Government BB employees work. Some managers are bitter (especially the HR Manager) that tradesmen make higher wages than the GS employees do. They don't think a 4 year apprenticeship is the same as going to college.
Advice to Management
Stop looking for people who a suck ups. They undermine your credibility as a leader.
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I applied in-person. I interviewed at US Bureau of Reclamation (Loveland, CO).
The time from when I submitted my resume and received a call to interview took months. Once I got to the interview process, I sat with two managers and a craftsman who asked me various questions to determine my knowledge base. Most of the questions were based on knowing Ohms Law and some NEC type questions. It took about 30-45 minutes.
- I was given a schematic of a circuit and asked to identify what the circuit belonged to. You will need to know ANSI numbers for electrical devices to identify the circuit. 1 Answer
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Hoover, Grand Coulee, and more than 600 other dams would not exist without the Bureau of Reclamation. The agency was established in 1902 to construct dams, power plants, and canals throughout 17 western US states. The Bureau of Reclamation is the largest distributor of water in the country, serving more than 31 million people and providing irrigation water for about 10 million acres of farmland. It is also a leading producer of hydroelectric power, with 58 power plants that serve 3.5 million households. The agency coordinates water distribution and conservation services ...