This position is in the Office of Preconstruction, Construction, and Pavements. The office is responsible for developing strategic direction/goals for the agency and providing infrastructure policy, investment, management, and safety leadership for our nation's highways.
The pavement teams within the office work together to develop policy and guidance to implement pavement research, design, materials, quality assurance, construction, management, and monitoring of performance.
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As a Civil Engineer (Highway), you will:
Advance the state of the practice of data reporting, data quality, and analysis.
Assist in the implementation of the requirements for pavement performance. Manage and analyze State DOT pavement condition data for accuracy and completeness and recommending certification of the data.
Establish liaison with appropriate pavement performance and pavement management experts within FHWA, State, and local highway agencies; with the university community and with representatives of industry.
Keep abreast of developments in allied fields such as pavement design, materials, preservation, data collection, and asset management.
Serve as an instructor of pavement management training courses for FHWA, State and local personnel and for engineers from foreign countries. Prepares and presents papers and various presentations at conferences, seminars, and meetings.
Provide technical and policy interpretation to the Transportation Research Board, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and other partner organizations. Provides technical and administrative assistance to Senior Engineers and the Office Director in their national committee duties.
Prepare speeches, briefings, correspondence, memorandums, and summary reports and other written documentation as required regarding pavement management and performance.
Provide technical advice to FHWA offices and to other Federal agencies related to pavement materials and asphalt technology.
Coordinate with related American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and other stakeholders to develop implementation/marketing strategies for key national pavement and asphalt technology program activities.
Develop national policies and procedures for pavement materials, design, rehabilitation, testing, and evaluation.
Encourage the accelerated adoption of new and/or innovative technology to appropriate customers and partners in the highway pavement and asphalt community
Develop and manage a comprehensive technology development and deployment program, in conjunction with the Resource Centers that encourages the accelerated adoption of new and/or innovative technology to appropriate customers and partners in the highway pavement and asphalt community.
Provide technical and policy interpretation, advising on conflicting requirements as necessary, to the Transportation Research Board, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), American Society of Testing Material (ASTM), and other partner organizations. Provide technical and administrative assistance to Senior Engineers and the Office Director in their national committee duties.
Prepare speeches, briefings, correspondence, memorandums, and summary reports and other written documentation as required regarding pavements, pavement materials, and related topics.
The ideal candidate will maintain a broad knowledge level of pavement engineering, which includes asphalt pavement materials, design, construction, rehabilitation, testing, and evaluation or the selected candidate possesses knowledge related to pavement engineering, management, and performance principles and/or experience in the organizing and interpreting pavement condition data.
50% or less
HelpRequirements 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
Announcement also advertised Merit Promotion: FHWA.HIF-2018-0025.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
PLEASE NOTE: This announcement is for a remote work position and duty location will vary. The difference in salary is determined by the locality pay in each location. Salaries for all areas are available on the OPM website at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/2018/general-schedule/
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 the specialized experience requirements.
MANDATORY EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
All applicants must meet one of the following requirements to qualify for consideration for an engineering position:
A. Successful completion of a degree in engineering that: (1) has at least one program accredited by ABET; or (2) that included differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced that first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials; (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials; and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics; OR
B. Combination of education or training: college level education, training and/or technical experience that has furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering.
The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:
1.Professional registration or licensure - current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), engineer in Training (EIT), or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE).
Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination, or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.
3.Specified academic courses
Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences which included the courses as specified in Paragraph A above.
Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor's degree in engineering, provided the applicant had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. There should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering type experience. This must be clearly described in your resume.
For more specifics, please see the OPM qualifications standard for GS-800: All Professional Engineering Positions qualifications at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/files/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800.pdf
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE 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:
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 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.
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