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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 an 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

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/513981900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.