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Effective Date : 02/04/2016
Pay Range : $18.00 hourly

Internship Opportunity:

GRDA Ecosystems Management

Interested in water quality, environmental chemistry, limnology, ecology, or natural resources? The Ecosystems Management Department at the Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA) is currently accepting applications for summer interns to aid in monitoring and researching Grand Lake and related hydroelectric projects.

Routine duties include:

  • Collection and Analysis of Water Samples
  • Operation of watercraft
  • Operation of state of the art field and laboratory equipment
  • Testing for Harmful Algal and Bacteria Blooms
  • Computer Tasks including data entry and equipment operation.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Upper Level or recently graduated students interested in water quality, environmental/analytical chemistry, limnology, or aquatic biology.
  • A general knowledge of limnology and limnological sampling.
  • A valid driver’s license.
  • The ability to swim 50 yards and lift 40 pounds.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Prior experience designing research projects.
  • Prior laboratory experience.
  • Prior boating experience including trailering and towing.
  • Strong writing ability.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a teammate under extreme weather conditions.

Interested applicants should email the following items to by 4/1/2016

  • A current CV (preferred) or Resume
  • Cover Letter: In your letter, please summarize any relevant coursework, research or job experience and why this job interests you. Also, please indicate your research interests.
  • 3 references (name, phone number, and email)
  • Current Transcript (unofficial OK)
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Effective Date : 02/09/2016
Pay Range : $18.00 hourly

The Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA) has entered into a new joint land management agreement with Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and Northeastern Oklahoma A&M college to manage lands along the Neosho River.  GRDA will be hiring two interns for the 2016 summer season to help accomplish various tasks to assist in this project.


Job duties will vary, but expect 90% of the work to be in an outdoor setting.  The internship will begin between mid-May& early June 2016 and will end no later than October 31st 2016.


Interested applicants majoring in any natural resource field are encouraged to apply.


Please send your resume to:   no later than March 1, 2016.

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Effective Date : 02/10/2016
Pay Range : $3,400. – $4,000. monthly

This is position has a flexible schedule and is unclassified, non-exempt.




• Develop and maintain relationships with Grand Lake & Lake Hudson stakeholders
• Schedule, coordinate, work and or set up for various GRDA special events, projects and programs
• Coordinate artwork, order, distribute, inventory and store all promotional items
• Manage, recruit & communicate with mass emails distribution lists for lake stakeholders, legislators and chamber members
• Provide additional community policing programs for lake stakeholders and assist lake pratrol officers when needed
Other duties as assigned.


College degree preferred.



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Effective Date : 06/19/2015
Pay Range : Dependent on Experience

PURPOSE OF POSITION:  This is an unclassified (exempt) position performing electrical engineering duties for the Engineering Department of the Grand River Dam Authority as assigned by the Chief Engineer.



  • Performs engineering analysis, calculations, design, relay coordination studies, and other duties associated with relay applications, operation, and settings for protection of substation and transmission facilities.
  • Creates specifications; prepares bid documents; evaluates bids received; prepares and presents reports and recommendations as required for purchase of materials , equipment, services, and miscellaneous items associated with relaying systems and other assigned projects.
  • Assists in the design of substation and transmission system projects in the areas of relaying and the equipment required to perform those functions. Provides technical expe1iise and representation at review meetings , as required.
  • Assists in troubleshooting and may supervise repair activities as assigned.
  • May assist in the training of relay technicians for installation , testing, troubleshooting , and maintenance procedures involving new relaying equipment.
  • Coordinates or verifies work of outside contractors and/or engineering firms concerning relay design activities; monitors work orders, project progress, change orders, and contractor payments of assigned areas.
  • May represent GRDA in regional organizations concerning relaying and/or relaying activities.
  • Creates, organizes, and maintains records for assigned oversight areas of department.
  • Assists with the update of departmental construction standards and other departmental records.
  • After-hours work may be required under system emergency or storm conditions, others duties as assigned.


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Effective Date : 10/20/2014
Pay Range : $3,438.78 per month


The responsibilities for this position involves establishing and maintaining a law enforcement program on Grand River Dam Authority controlled lakes and properties.



The functions within this position will vary by level, but may include the following:

  • Protects people and property; provides rescue/recovery operations when needed.
  • Patrols areas as assigned enforcing laws, regulations, rules and administrative policies; issues citations and makes arrests as appropriate; files charges and appears as a witness in court.
  • Responds to reported crimes and emergencies; secures scene as necessary; recognizes, collects and preserves evidence; interviews and interrogates suspects, victims or witnesses.
  • Investigates boating accidents and provides traffic control; renders or obtains medical assistance.
  • Inspects for safe operating conditions of boats and related equipment and takes appropriate action.
  • Makes public appearances and gives demonstrations and lectures; provides public assistance as required; cooperates and coordinates with appropriate agencies.
  • Completes or provides required training; keeps records and prepares reports as directed.
  • Maintains assigned equipment in good working condition.
  • Performs land management duties including inspection of various structures and sites to determine compliance with GRDA regulations; issues permits for docks, dredgings, ramps, retaining walls and breakwaters.
  • Supervises and instructs lake patrol officers in all aspects of the Oklahoma Boat and Water Safety Law and its procedures.
  • Investigates and resolves internal complaints.
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