Job Listing: Civil Engineer

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE - Economic Development Administration Published: October 31, 2019
Austin, Texas
Job Type


Open & closing dates:  10/31/2019 to 11/14/2019
Salary: $90,077 to $117,097 per year
Relocation expenses reimbursed: No
Telework eligible: Yes,  as determined by agency policy


This position is located in the Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration, Austin, Texas. The primary purpose of this position serves as a Civil Engineer with responsibility for providing professional engineering review and project management services.

This announcement is issued under the Direct-Hire authority to recruit for positions for which there is a critical hiring need.


  • Serves as an advisor on engineering matters, advising staff of any regulations which affect the agency's ability to consider the proposed project.
  • Reviews and evaluates applications and recommends project approval, disapproval, or modification.
  • Monitors recipient's compliance with all applicable policies, procedures, and requirements which are prerequisite solicitation of construction bids.
  • Monitors the financial position of assigned projects including field audit of recipients records to assure that proper accounts have been established funds available and only approved costs have been paid from project accounts.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Basic Requirement: You must meet one of the items listed below (A or B):
A. Possess a Bachelor's degree in engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's 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 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.(Must provide transcripts)
B. Possess a combination of college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering.
The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:
(I) Professional registration or licensure: Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT), or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration;
or (II) Written Test: Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico;
or (III) Specified academic courses: Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A (above). The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A (above);
or (IV) Related curriculum: Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor's degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least one year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily, there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions.(Must provide transcript)


Specialized Experience:GS-13: You qualify for the GS-13 grade level if you possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal government, performing the following duties:

  • Managing construction or public works grants;
  • Evaluating projects for compliance with contracting requirements;
  • Reviewing contracts prior to bud to determine that construction plans and specifications are within the project scope;
  • Monitoring finances of engineering projects to assure funds are available and approved costs have been paid.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to verification.

NOTE: 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.


How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the initial online application, to include submission of the required documentation specified in the Required Documents section. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 11/14/2019.

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