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Regional Manager, Rocky Mountain Region - Western Area Power Administration

Western Area Power Administration

Location: Loveland, Colorado US
Position Type: Full Time
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: General Management
Date Posted: April 16, 2021
Reference Code: DOE-21-WAPA-ES-00339Rb


Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) is responsible for Federal electric power marketing and transmission activities in 15 central/western states encompassing a 1.3-million sq. mile geographic area.  The power system is comprised of over 17k miles of transmission lines and represents nearly 6% of the Nation’s high voltage transmission.  Wholesale customers is over 630, including rural electric cooperatives, municipalities, public districts, investor-owned utilities, Federal/State agencies, and irrigation districts.


This position serves as Regional Manager of the Rocky Mountain Customer Service Region, which is a key member of the WAPA senior leadership team.  The incumbent directs organizational activities, frames strategic plans based on broad organizational assessments and evaluations of long-term organizational objectives.  He or she determines the financial and personnel resources needed to achieve mission objectives and support mission operations; identifies the need for major organizational improvements and develops the requisite plans and directs implementing actions.  The incumbent oversees and directs the internal organization, staffing, policies, and personnel authorities required to carry out the responsibilities of the organization, including the recruitment of senior managers and technical experts necessary to ensure the success of the programs.

Leads the Region in carrying out WAPA’s mission in a quality-conscious work environment that is sensitive to the needs, interests, and concerns of customers and stakeholders.  Assures that all programs, functions, and activities are accomplished in a cost-effective manner.

Participates as a member of WAPA’s senior management team in (1) developing WAPA’s overall long-range direction, goals and strategies; (2) developing and leading high performing teams which assure quality, customer-focused service; (3) employing excellent business principles and safe, effective, and efficient operating practices; and (4) fostering commitment to good power system stewardship and organizational citizenship in accomplishing organizational goals.

Initiates, plans, develops, and implements broad power resource development, transmission, distribution, and marketing policy for the Region.  In addition, assures regional participation in negotiations and other decision-making conferences concerning power resource planning, management and marketing, and assures coordination and collaboration with other WAPA Customer Service Regions to promote consistency of policy and application throughout WAPA.


You’re making a great choice when you choose a career with the U.S. Government. A career with the federal government provides employees with a first-class benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

WAPA offers a competitive base pay and a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

• Health and Life Insurance

• Dental and Vision

• Long Term Care

• Flexible Spending Accounts

• Thrift Saving Plan (401K equivalent) with up to 5% matching contributions

• Retirement Benefits

• Paid Annual and Sick Leave

• Paid Federal Holiday


Join WAPA’s team and “keep the lights on” for millions of Americans. Guided by our Strategic Roadmap, we market and deliver clean, renewable, reliable federal hydroelectric power, which enhances America’s energy security and sustains its economic vitality. As part of the Department of Energy, WAPA provides premier power marketing and transmission services across 17,000+ miles of high-voltage transmission lines in 15 states. We operate and maintain the transmission system, providing energy to customers who then serve about 40 million people in the West. Our powerful partnerships help us deliver on our mission amid a dynamic energy landscape. Join us as we power the energy frontier!