Organization/Company
Federal Highway Administration
Job Status
Position Type/Sector

Job Description

This position is located in the Office of Safety Technologies, Office of Safety, Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC. The incumbent serves as a civil engineer and provides advice to Safety Leadership on highway safety programs and the Federal-aid process. The incumbent serves as an expert in identifying, developing and delivering safety as part of the overall Federal-aid project development process to reduce the number and severity of highway crashes. 

Responsibilities

As a Civil Engineer (Highway) you will:

  • Serve as expert in providing technical, programmatic, engineering and policy assistance to FHWA headquarters program offices, FHWA field offices, State, local and tribal agencies, and other internal and external customers.
  • Identify, plan, and implement broad national initiatives based on new or revised legislation, regulation and policy and leads the development and implementation of programs for outreach and public information.
  • Develop and maintain a knowledge of the Federal-aid Highway Program including the requirements of each major funding program.
  • Develop a broad understanding of the project development process for a wide range of Federal-aid project types including pavement maintenance, 3R (resurfacing, restoration, and rehabilitation), reconstruction, and new construction.
  • Lead national and interagency initiatives to improve the practice of considering and incorporating safety into the project development process for State and local agencies, tribal governments, and the public.
  • Provide engineering, technical and policy responses to inquiries from FHWA headquarters program offices, FHWA field offices, other Federal agencies, State and local agencies, the public, Congress and industry.
  • Develop and maintain professional networks and relationships necessary to coordinate, and partner with FHWA headquarter offices, the FHWA Field Offices, the FHWA Technical Services Team, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, State and local agencies, professional organizations, academia, non-governmental organizations, and other Federal agencies.
  • Develop and advance a multi-year program of activities in support of achieving the goals of the roadway departure and roadside design programs.

The ideal candidate for this position will have experience in and a broad knowledge of the Federal-aid Highway Program, project development decision-making, and safety practices as they relate to a wide variety of project and program types and will be able to    and provide outreach and assistance in integrating safety more fully across all Federal-aid programs and projects.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must meet specialized experience to qualify.
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.
  • Review Required Documents Section as documents are required by closing date

 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
  • GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CARD: This position involves travel.  A government contractor-issued travel card will be issued and must be retained for official business only.
  • DEU REQUIREMENTS: Applicants selected under delegated examining procedures may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).

 

Qualifications

To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must (1) meet the Education Requirement for the series, (2) provide a copy of transcripts for verification, AND (3) meet either the specialized requirements.

To qualify for the GS-13, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-12, it must include:

  • Experience in coordinating with Federal, State, or local agencies in the development and implementation of standards, policies, and procedures to improve and implement highway safety programs.
  • Experience applying engineering principles and practices as they relate to highway improvement projects.

To qualify for the GS-14, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-13, it must include:

  • Experience in coordinating with Federal, State, or local agencies in the development and implementation of standards, policies, and procedures to improve and implement highway safety programs.
  • Experience identifying, evaluating, analyzing, addressing, and/or solving transportation related (e.g. highway) safety issues.
  • Experience applying engineering principles and practices as they relate to highway improvement projects.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

For additional information about applying to Federal positions, please click on the following link:  https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=e4

Students enrolled in a qualifying degree program can apply if the anticipated graduation date is within six months of closing date of the announcement. Graduation transcript must be received before start date. 

Other applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Salary

$99,172 to $152,352 per year

Location

Washington, D.C.

How to Apply

Learn more and apply online at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/535912100.