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    Summary

    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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    Responsibilities

    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

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

  • 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.