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Supervisory Civil Engineer – Highway (Open to both U.S. Citizens and Federal…

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Location: Littleton CO

Company Name: Federal Highway Administration

Occupational Category: 25-1071.00,Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

Date Posted: 2020-02-10

Valid Through: 2020-03-11

Employment Type: FULL_TIME


The position is Project Management Branch Chief, Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD), Project Management Branch. The employee is responsible for delivering the Federal Lands Highway program in the Division which encompasses the States of Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico,North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming. The projects consist of highways and related structures designed and constructed to a variety of standards.
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As a Supervisory Civil Engineer (Highway), you will :
• Provide project and program leadership and manage the stewardship of project delivery operations for the CFL. Duties require full professional knowledges of highway and bridge engineering practices to effectively monitor and manage the scope, schedule, budget and quality from the project agreement phase (initiation of project development) through completed construction programs.
• Use partnering techniques and skills required for tactful diplomacy and use of successful negotiating techniques while maintaining a sensitivity to differing points of view. Foster a team environment while encouraging and supporting diverse viewpoints. Assemble data and other supporting documentation in the preparation of reports or other responses to official inquiries.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships which promote leadership, negotiations, cooperation and teamwork, including the ability to identify and foster new and innovative partnerships and avenues for marketing FHWA expertise.
• Formulate and establish policies, standards, guidelines, and priorities for branch operations. Develop plans for accomplishing business objectives and implementing quality initiatives to improve Branch business delivery systems and processes, improve products and services, and increase customer focus. Shares and promotes partnering concepts.
• Exercise a variety of delegated supervisory authorities to include: assuring reasonable equity (among teams) of performance standards and rating techniques and in the assessment by subordinates of the adequacy of contractor capabilities or completed work; recommending selections for subordinate positions; approving expenses comparable to within-grade increases, and employee travel; recommending awards or bonuses and changes in position classification; finding and implementing ways to eliminate or reduce significant bottlenecks and barriers to production, promote team building, and improve business practices; evaluating subordinate supervisors and team leaders; resolving significant issues with other CFL Branch supervisors and with high level outside parties; and making decisions on work problems presented by subordinate supervisors and team leaders.
The ideal candidate for this position is an experienced career professional engineer who is mission focused, a champion of diversity, with proven experience in leading and motivating employees in the delivery of highway and bridge projects through cross-functional teams within a project management based matrix organization. The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge and experience in Highway engineering and project delivery processes needed to deliver a large program of projects. The ideal candidate is successful at coordinating complex and sensitive issues with stakeholders from various federal, state, and local governmental agencies as well as with private citizens and public interest groups. The ideal candidate will possess highly effective communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills to successfully deliver highway and bridge program of projects from scoping through construction.

Travel Required
25% or less - Position requires some travel.
Supervisory status
Promotion Potential
• Job family (Series)
0810 Civil Engineering
• Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
• You must be a U.S.Citizen and eligible for consideration.
• You must meet specialized experience to qualify.
• Required documents must be submitted by the closing date.
• Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.

Conditions Of Employment
• SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
• GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CARD: This position involves travel. A government contractor-issued travel card will be issued and must be retained for official business only.
• SUPERVISORY PROBATIONARY PERIOD: You must complete a one-year supervisory probationary period (unless already completed).
• TIME-IN-GRADE: Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F.
• DEU REQUIREMENTS: Applicants selected under delegated examining procedures may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).


To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the mandatory education AND experience qualifications for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.

To Qualify For The GS-14, You Must Have At Least One Year Of Specialized Experience Equal Or Equivalent To The GS-13 Grade Level In The Following
• Experience directing the management of projects and project information to support the delivery of highway and/or bridge construction projects.
• Experience applying civil engineering principles, theories, methods and practices to all phases of highway and or bridge project development, and making decisions on project delivery issues including analyzing input on complex engineering questions related to project scope, schedule, budget and quality.
• Experience leading, motivating, and managing project development teams and establishing and maintaining good working relationships with partners and project stakeholders in order to effectively lead the delivery of highway and bridge projects. Project stakeholders would include technical experts (FHWA, other government agencies, and private firms), FHWA partners, members of other state/local/city governmental agencies, regulatory agencies, and the public.
• Experience providing administrative and/or technical supervision and/or leadership to develop a diverse staff of engineers to effectively lead projects.
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.

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Mandatory Education Requirements
• Degree: Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelors degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; 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 cir