Engineering Technician Construction Job

Vacancy No. FHWA.HFL-2018-0013 Department Federal Highway Administration
Salary $41,365.00 to $88,450.00 Grade 07 to 11
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 10/17/2018 Close Date 9/30/2019
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Status Candidates

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • Open & closing dates

    Opening and closing dates 10/17/2018 to 09/30/2019

  • Service


  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 07 - 11

  • Salary

    $41,365 to $88,450 per year

  • Appointment type


  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full Time


MANY vacancies in the following locations:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

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    Federal Highway Administration has Engineering Technician (Construction) positions available in several Federal Lands Highway Divisions. Projects occur primarily on Federal Lands managed by other Federal agencies (e.g., National Park Service & U.S. Forest Service) & include multi-state areas.

    This establishes an open continuous NTE 12 months, vacancy announcement for Engineering Technician (Construction), we will review applications quarterly. *See "Evaluations” for more information.

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    As a Engineering Technician-Construction, at the entry level, duties include:

    • Assist construction inspector in charge of paving plant with responsibility for control of mix, mixing time, lying, finishing, and curing.
    • Assist bridge inspector with checking line and grade, checking forms, placement of reinforced or structural steel or other similar work connected with bridges, large box culverts, or large retaining walls.
    • Serve as instrument operator on construction engineering stakeout of project, including staking of centerline, slope staking, and setting of grade stakes or similar work in monitoring and evaluating contractor staking.
    • Sample materials for testing, computes quantities of materials processed and work performed, prepares weekly progress reports, etc., or monitors contractor sampling and testing procedures for accuracy.
    • Observe and evaluate safety precautions of contractor and calls attention to infractions of safety regulations.

    The Ideal Candidate for this position is a technician with education and/or experience in the technical aspects of highway construction, and ensuring compliance with contract specifications, technical direction and guidance, and contract administration services and support.  

    PLEASE NOTE: This is an Engineering Technician position, NOT a Civil Engineer position. Please visit FHWA.HFL-2018-0011/FHWA.HFL-2018-0012 to carefully review the qualifications required for a Civil Engineer and to determine if you are also interested in applying for the Civil Engineer position.

    Travel Required

    75% or less - Position requires 70% travel.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0802 Engineering Technical

  • Requirements
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  • Benefits
  • How to Apply
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