Join WAPA’s team at one of the ‘Best Places to Work’ in the federal government, and “keep the lights on” for more than 40 million Americans throughout the West. Guided by our Strategic Roadmap, we market and deliver clean, renewable and reliable federal hydroelectric power, enhancing America’s energy security and sustaining its economic vitality. As part of the Department of Energy, we provide premier power marketing and transmission services across more than 17,000 miles of high-voltage transmission lines in 15 states. Our powerful partnerships with customers, congressional representatives and others help us deliver on our mission amid a dynamic energy landscape. Join us as we power the energy frontier!


The Operations Manager is responsible for the safe and reliable operation of the Sierra Nevada Region’s transmission system, including coordination with all interconnected utilities and scheduling of generation resources to meet project and customer load obligations. This position provides innovative leadership in providing products and services that meet customer needs in a competitive market.


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 Holidays


Work-life balance is very important to WAPA. Most employees have opportunities for alternative work schedules, telework, and robust health & wellness programs.