Civil Engineer

US Department Of Transportation Fort Worth , TX 76102

Posted 4 days ago

  • Duties




Due to the Pandemic, and individual states with different phases of reopening, the selectee's report date to the official duty station/facility may be delayed until such time as employees are allowed to report to the workplace. The person selected may telework up to the maximum extent possible, up to and including full time, until it is safe to relocate.

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The incumbent for this position will serve as a Civil Engineer for the Infrastructure Engineering Center B - Fort Worth



At the H band: Incumbent applies experience and advanced knowledge on moderate to complex projects, to assist journey level engineers in performing the full range of activities associated with project execution including developing engineering designs and site adaptations of standard engineering designs, preparing engineering cost estimates, interfacing with logistics on contract awards and modifications, monitoring contractor performance for quality assurance, reviewing and approving schedules, approving contractor submittal/drawings, ensuring compliance with safety/environmental standards and risk mitigation guidelines, and maintenance of project material inventories.

Assists in the inspection of ongoing and completed work; technical review of engineering packages.

Assists higher graded engineers in planning, designing, constructing of National Airspace Systems (NAS) facilities and structures.

On small to moderate projects, performs these functions personally and serves as a Contracting Officer Representative (COR}, providing input on engineering aspects of contractual issues.

At the I band: Performs multiple, varying, and complex assignments and plans the implementation of projects/programs under limited direction of a manager, project/program manager, or more experienced engineer. May act as a contributing specialist on large work activities or as a team leader for single or small work activities. Defines, plans, and organizes assigned resources to accomplish organizational objectives. Allocates resources to accomplish small work-activities within established schedules.

Develops complex project components in the specialized field of civil engineering recognizing the effects on the overall project. Identifies and resolves NAS operational problems within a specialized area (Terminal, Enroute, Communications, NAVAIDS, Infrastructure, Environmental, etc.). Solving problems requires use of a combination of standard engineering procedures and practices, modification of standard procedures, or methods developed in previous assignments. Typically requires advanced expertise in using relevant computer applications. Participates in planning to achieve prescribed objectives.

Applies experience and advanced knowledge of engineering principles, theories, and concepts to perform the full range of construction and/or installation activities including the conduct of daily operations. Understands how civil engineering interacts with and is affected by other engineering disciplines, and considers the interactions and impacts of all disciplines on assigned projects. Shares responsibility for project/program management.

Develops designs based on site investigation; construction inspection; administers FAA contracts and other workforce multipliers; project design/management; prepares specifications and cost estimates, and risk management reports; performs system integration and implementation; reviews contractor work; collects and analyzes data; performs testing and evaluation of systems; recommends improvements to the design or operation of systems, equipment, processes, and provides maintenance support and operations (OPS) program management.

Makes independent studies, analyses, interpretations and conclusions. Difficult, complex or unusual matters or decisions may require input from others. May provide recommendations to improve work processes. Participates in risk analyses of NAS projects and/or programs, which may include formal risk management processes and subsequent risk mitigation measures.


Travel Required

25% or less

  • The job may require up to 25% travel.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

0810 Civil Engineering

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  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship is required.

  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

  • Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)

  • This position has a positive education requirement. Transcript(s) required.

  • One Vacancy

  • May be filled at either pay band (FV-H or FV-I)


Basic Requirements:

Degree: Professional Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by (ABET); or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.


Combination of education and experience. For additional information on qualification requirements, please visit the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) website at:


To qualify for this position at the FV-H level, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-G (FG/GS-12). Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.

Specialized experience may include but is not limited to: Applying experience and detailed knowledge of Civil Engineering theory, practices and techniques and a comprehensive understanding of economics, planning, design and construction practices

To qualify for this position at the FV-I level, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-H (FG/GS-12). Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.

Specialized experience may include but is not limited to: Experience with emphasis in structural analysis of static and dynamic loads and the structures that require creativity to ensure that structures support and resist the loads, seismic inspections; calculations and designs; and an advanced knowledge of principles, theories, and concepts of planning, designing, and constructing of facilities and structures found in the National Airspace System.

Applicants must include examples of specialized experience in their work history.

Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.


This position has a positive education requirement: Applicants must submit a copy of their college or university transcripts(s) and certificates by the closing date of announcement to verify qualifications. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. You may upload these documents with your application in USAJOBS or fax it to fax number provided in the announcement (please include announcement number on each page).

Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration.

Schools must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation may be verified at the following website:

Foreign education must be evaluated by a private professional organization specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials or an accredited U.S. educational institution in terms of equivalence to a degree acquired at an American college or university. A copy of the evaluation results must be included, otherwise your foreign education will not be considered.


Resolves all but unique technical problems without the intervention of management or a more experienced engineer. Work is reviewed periodically, typically at major milestones and at completion, for technical compliance and alignment with the requirements of the project or other work activity.

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