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Engineering Technician (Civil – Construction) (Open to both U.S. Citizens and Federal Employees)

Full Time

Website Federal Highway Administration

To determine which grade(s) you are eligible for, review the following grade specific details. You will be asked questions as part of your application but make sure to verify how you meet this experience in your resume, and/or upload the applicable education documents, or you may be deemed ineligible. For the GS-07: On Experience, you must have at least one year of specialized experience, equal or equivalent to the GS-06 grade level, which included: Experience assisting/monitoring materials sampling and testing; interpreting highway design plans and specifications; surveying for roadway construction. Or on Education, you must have at least one (1) year of graduate-level education (above a Bachelor’s) leading to a master’s degree or equivalent with major study in an appropriate field of engineering, construction, or industrial technology. You can also have a combination of the graduate education (above a Bachelor’s) and specialized experience listed above. This must be fully supported by your resume and transcripts, provided with your application. For the GS-09: On Experience, you must have at least one year of specialized experience, equal or equivalent to the GS-07 grade level, which included: Experience evaluating procedures, methods, controls, and operations for compliance with specifications and construction operations as they relate to the construction of roadways. Or on Education, you must have at least two (2) full years of graduate education (above a Bachelor’s) or a master’s degree or equivalent with major study in an appropriate field of engineering, construction, or industrial technology. You can also have a combination of the graduate education (above a Bachelor’s) and specialized experience listed above. This must be fully supported by your resume and transcripts, provided with your application. Please note that this specialized experience requirement can be met by qualifying experience at the second lower grade level (GS-7), since no intervening GS-8 level positions exist in the normal line of progression for this occupation in this organization/location. For the GS-11: On Experience, you must have at least one year of specialized experience, equal or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level, which included: Experience working on the administration and inspection of Federal, State, or local highway construction projects that include operations such as grading, drainage, concrete and asphalt construction, and traffic flow and maintenance. Please note that this specialized experience requirement can be met by qualifying experience at the second lower grade level (GS-9), since no intervening GS-10 level positions exist in the normal line of progression for this occupation in this organization/location. You cannot qualify based on education at the GS-11 grade level, you must have experience. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will also be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: Technical Competence – Uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one’s job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises others on technical issues. Quality Management – Knowledge of the principles, methods, and tools of quality assurance, quality control, and reliability used to ensure that a project, system, or product fulfills requirements and standards. Oral Communication- Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately. Written Communication – Writes in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience. For all types of consideration, 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 Students enrolled in a qualifying degree program can apply for the grades 07 and/or 09 based on education if the anticipated graduation date is within six months of the closing date of this announcement. If selected, the final transcript must be received before your start date. Other applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

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