Civil Engineer Job

Vacancy No. AGL-ARP-22-0013-74245 Department Federal Aviation Administration
Salary $54,246.00 to $102,574.00 Grade G to G
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 10/29/2021 Close Date 1/27/2022
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Public

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
  • Accepting applications
  • Open & closing dates

    Opening and closing dates 10/29/2021 to 01/27/2022

  • Service


  • Pay scale & grade

    FV G

  • Salary

    $54,246 to $102,574 per year

    Salary includes full range of locality pay nationwide. Please see below for specific duty location locality pay.

  • Appointment type


  • Work schedule



Many vacancies in the following locations:

  • Anchorage, AK
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • El Segundo, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Denver, CO
  • Orlando, FL
  • College Park, GA
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Des Plaines, IL
  • Burlington, MA
  • Romulus, MI
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Jackson, MS
  • Helena, MT
  • Bismarck, ND
  • Queens, NY
  • Camp Hill, PA
  • Memphis, TN
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Herndon, VA
  • Des Moines, WA
  • Beaver, WV
Relocation expenses reimbursed


Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

This job is open to
  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

  • Individuals with disabilities

  • Veterans

  • Special authorities

    Individuals eligible under a special authority not listed above, but defined in the federal hiring regulations.

Clarification from the agency

Also open to those eligible for 30% or More Disabled, Veterans' Recruitment Act and Individuals with Disabilities

Announcement number


Control number


  • Duties
    Duties Summary

    The position serves as a Civil Engineer for the Office of Airports, Nationwide, Multiple Airports District Offices and Regional Offices.

    Locality pay will be specific to the final duty location. Pay ranges with locality from $54,246.00 - $102,574.00 per year depending on the duty location. Please see the additional information section for a complete list of the duty locations and locality pay for each location.

    Learn more about this agency

    The incumbent is responsible for all airport program matters such as airport design, construction, maintenance, operations and safety.

    Coordinates with senior engineer or supervisor on all aspects of the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants-in-aid program regarding the Airports Capital Improvement Plan (ACIP) and/or Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) funding eligibility, justification, and conformance with the approved Airport Layout Plan (ALP).

    Reviews engineering design drawings, specifications, construction safety, and phasing plans for compliance with established requirements.

    Attends pre-design, preconstruction and construction meetings to obtain data for senior level engineer or supervisor to ensure conformance with FAA approved project documents.

    Reviews data from field inspections, status reports, and project closeout reports. Coordinates findings with senior engineer/supervisor to ensure projects meet technical compliance and alignment with requirements.

    Coordinates with others within the organizational unit to share information and discuss status of projects.

    Reviews professional services contracts, including change orders and supplemental agreements to determine eligibility of work. Prepares and submits final review determinations to senior engineer or supervisor for their approval.

    Visits airports and current and proposed construction sites to observe construction progress and construction inspections.

    Gathers data for preparation of correspondence including Congressional responses, briefing papers, approval letters, and guidance to sponsors associated with all aspects of airport development.

    Performs other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - The job may require travel from time- to-time, but not on a regular basis. The travel may be for training or other work-related duties.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0810 Civil Engineering

  • Requirements
    Requirements Conditions Of Employment
    • Review the Additional Information Section of this vacancy announcement for important information regarding pre-employment COVID Vaccine requirement.
    • US Citizenship is required.
    • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
    • This position has a positive education requirement. Transcript(s) required.
    • No chemical dependency/drug abuse that could interfere with job performance
    • Valid State Driver's license is required.
    • Fluency in the English language.

    Basic Requirements: In order to meet the basic requirements for the FV-G/GS-11 you must possess a degree in professional engineering.

    To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; 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. OR Combination of education and experience.

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

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

    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.

    Multiple vacancies within multiple geographic areas may be filled from this announcement; a number of vacancies have been identified to be filled when an infrastructure bill is enacted. Ultimately, the location of positions offered to each selectee will be based upon the needs of the FAA. If you are selected for a position, you will be informed of the facility location you are being offered.

    As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative, the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process. Therefore, as an applicant for this announcement, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response for each KSA. In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response, in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist as appropriate.

    Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements, may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or alphabetical and referred to the selecting official for consideration.


    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.

    Foreign Education: If degree was obtained in a foreign institution, it 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 equivalent to a degree acquired at an American college or university. Failure to submit evaluation will result in loss of consideration.

    Preview Job Questionnaire

    Make sure your Resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire.

    Additional information

    We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.
    Position may be subject to a background investigation.
    A one-year probationary period may be required.

    The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies.

    The U.S. Department of Transportation strives to ensure that equity, transparency, accountability, collaboration, and communication permeate all that we do for the betterment of the Department, the traveling public, and our nation. As such, DOT values a highly diverse workforce of persons who promote a culture of belonging by respecting the personal dignity and worth of each individual and fostering a positive environment where all feel safe and welcome. If these commitments coincide with your personal ideals and professional aspirations, please consider joining the DOT family.

    As required by Executive Order 14043, individuals who start their Federal government service after November 22, 2021 must provide proof that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to their start date, except in limited circumstances where the law requires an exception.

    Receipt of Applications: Complete bid packages must be postmarked on or before the closing date shown on this announcement. This is an open continuous announcement.

    Cut-Off Dates are as follows: November 19th, 2021, January 1st, 2022. Applicants who have submitted all the required documents by close of business on each of the above dates and meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for this announcement will be referred at this time.

    Duty Locations & Locality Pay For the FV-G Band As Follows:

    Anchorage, Alaska 29.67% $60,665 - $94,038

    Phoenix, Arizona 20.12% $56,197 - $87,112

    El Segundo, CA 32.41% (Los Angeles, CA) $61,947 - $96,025

    Walnut Creek, CA 41.44% (San Francisco, CA, Moving To Walnut Creek 2022) $66,171 - $102,574

    Denver, CO 27.13% $59,476 - $92,196

    Herndon, VA 30.48% (Washington, DC) $61,044 - $94,625

    Orlando, FL 15.95% $54,246 - $84,088

    College Park, GA 22.16% (Atlanta, GA) $57,151 - $88,592

    Honolulu, HI 19.56% $55,935 - $86,706

    Des Plaines, IL 28.59% (Chicago, IL) $60,160 - $93,255

    Burlington, MA 29.11% (Boston, MA) $60,403 - $93,632

    Romulus, MI 27.32% (Detroit, MI) $59,565 - $92,334

    Minneapolis, MN 24.66% $58,321 - $90,405

    Jackson, MS 15.95% $54,246 - $84,088

    Kansas City, MO 17.13% $54,798 - $84,944

    Helena, MT 15.95% $54,246 - $84,088

    Jamaica, NY 33.98% (Queens, NY) $62,681 - $97,164

    Bismarck, ND 15.95% $54,246 - $84,088

    Camp Hill, PA 17.20% (Harrisburg, PA) $54,831 - $84,995

    Memphis, TN 15.95% $54,246 - $84,088

    Fort Worth, TX 24.98% (Dallas, TX) $58,471 - $90,637

    Des Moines, WA 27.02% (Seattle, WA) $59,425 - $92,116

    Beaver, WV 15.95% (Beckley, WV) $54,246 - $84,088

    This is a bargaining unit position.

    Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    IMPORTANT: Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated. Ensure that your application package/resume supports your responses.

    Background checks and security clearance
    Security clearance


    Drug test required


  • Required Documents
    Required Documents

    30% or More Disabled Veteran Program & VRA: You must submit a DD 214, Certificate of Discharge (Member 4 copy is preferred), and supporting documentation as required by form SF-15 such as an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from branch of the Armed Forces certifying to the present existence of the veteran's service-connected disability.

    Persons with Disabilities and Persons with Targeted Disabilities Appointment: You must provide proof of disability documentation (i.e. Schedule A Letter) that:

    Is on official stationery/letterhead with an official signature.
    Clearly states that you are eligible for appointment under the PWD/PWTD hiring authority or a Schedule A appointment authority as outlined in 5 CFR Section 213.3102(u).
    Does not need to detail the specific disability, medical history, or need for accommodation.

    This position has a positive education requirement; college transcripts are required for ALL candidates newly appointed to the FAA in the 0800 (Engineering) series.

    College transcripts must be submitted from current FAA employees applying for internal vacancies if they have never held a position in the 0800 (Engineering) series with the FAA.

    College transcripts are not required from current FAA employees who are currently occupying an 0800 (Engineering) series.

    If selected, official transcripts are required prior to employment.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply
    How to Apply

    You must apply online to receive consideration. Your application must have a status of "Received" by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the Close Date for it to be accepted. If you are applying for positions associated with FAA registers, your application must have a status of "Received" each time a referral list is created in order to receive consideration for positions associated with register.


    We strongly encourage applicants to utilize the USAJOBS resume builder in the creation of resumes.

    Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:

    • Job Title (include series and grade if Federal Job)

    • Duties (be specific in describing your duties)

    • Employer's name and address

    • Supervisor name and phone number

    • Start and end dates including month and year (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008)

    • Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)

    • Salary

    Determining length of General or Specialized Experience is dependent on the above information and failure to provide ALL of this information may result in a finding of ineligible.

    You may upload completed documents to your USAJOBS Account. This will provide you the opportunity to utilize the uploaded information again when applying for future vacancies. Please see this guide, Document Upload Guide, for more information on uploading and re-using the documents in your applications.

    Agency contact information Mike Robie Mike Robie

    1 (847) 294-7156


    1 (847) 294-7858



    Federal Aviation Administration
    AGL Regional HR Services Division
    2300 E. Devon Ave., Room 250
    Des Plaines, IL 60018
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