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Western Area Power Administration

Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) is one of four power marketing administrations within the U.S. Department of Energy whose role is to market and transmit wholesale electricity from multi-use water projects. Our service area encompasses a 15-state region of the central and western U.S. where our more than 17,000 circuit mile transmission system carries electricity from 56 hydropower plants operated by the Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the International Boundary and Water Commission. We also market power from the Navajo Generating Station coal-fired plant near Page, Ariz. We sell our power to preference customers such as Federal and state agencies, cities and towns, rural electric cooperatives, public utility districts, irrigation districts and Native American tribes. They, in turn, provide retail electric service to millions of consumers in the West.

We have job opportunities and duty locations​ throughout our region, ranging from entry-level clerical positions to highly skilled engineers, electricians, linemen and other craftsmen.

Most jobs are posted on USAJOBS. To see jobs available at Western, select “Western Area Power Administration” on the “Agency Search” menu. Then, click the “Search for Jobs” button at the bottom of the page.

Our mission: Market and deliver clean, renewable, reliable, cost-based federal hydroelectric power and related services

Our vision: Continue to provide premier power marketing and transmission services to our customers, as well as contribute to enhancing America’s energy security and sustaining our nation’s economic vitality

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