Supervisory Civil Engineer

Department Of Transportation Cheyenne, WY
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

This position is located in the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Wyoming Federal aid Division Office.

You will serve as supervisor for the Engineering and Operations Team in the Division. As the Supervisor, you will provide leadership, consultation, and expertise to your team, the Division Administrator, the State Department of Transportation, and other federal, state, and local government officials regarding the Federal-Aid Transportation Program. You will also mentor and develop employees and ensure team members develop and maintain professional relationships with their local, state and federal partners in order to efficiently and effectively deliver the federal aid program in Wyoming.

The ideal candidate is skilled in exercising independent judgment, flexible and comfortable working in emerging areas of the federal-aid highway program, and seeks to solve problems in a collaborative and team oriented environment. The ideal candidate will establish effective relationships with our partners and customers and seek to understand and identify program needs and opportunities for innovation and efficiencies. You will work with Division Program Managers in a coordinated team approach to develop plans to address those opportunities. The ideal candidate must demonstrate the leadership, strategic thinking, sound judgment, and people skills that are necessary to be successful in this leadership position.

PLEASE NOTE: This vacancy may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days for this location.

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As a Supervisory Civil Engineer, you will:

* Provide administrative supervision of the Engineering and Operations Team, comprised of transportation professionals who are responsible for managing key programs in construction, design, materials, pavements, safety, structures, structures, tunnels, and traffic operations fields. The team members are also responsible for managing the development and implementation of projects in their assigned WYDOY districts.

* Approve training for employees' professional development, recommends selections for vacant positions, and directs travel. Ensure equal opportunity for all employees under his/her supervision in the selection of employees for training, promotions, awards and recognition, and other career development opportunities.

* Provide supervisory/managerial coordination of the planning, implementation, and direction of internal and external equal opportunity principles in furtherance of agency plans and objectives.

* Lead the Division participation in program and project delivery activities. In addition to engineering program objectives, lead program managers to ensure their program objectives are incorporated into the program and project delivery process where applicable.

* Lead teams or participates in oversight activities, such as selection of Projects of Division Interest (PoDIs), process reviews, and Compliance Assessment Program (CAP) reviews. Coordinate corrective actions or improvement plans, shares innovative practices, procedures, and techniques with the State DOT and FHWA staff.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Some travel is required.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply This job is open to…

* Current Federal Employees

* Former Federal Employees

* Overseas Employees

* Merit Promotion

* Status Candidates



* Schedule A

* Individuals with Disabilities

* Military Spouses

* Peace Corp

* AmeriCorps

* Vista



* 30% Disabled

* Fulbright Fellows, Gilman Scholarship, and Critical Language Scholarship Program alumni

Questions? This job is open to 7 groups.

* Job family (Series)

0810 Civil Engineering

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* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* Must meet specialized experience stated in Qualifications section.

* Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.

* Review Required Documents Section as documents are required by closing date

* This position is eligible for telework.

* Announcement also advertised to U.S. Citizens: FHWA.FO-2018-0223.


* 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.


To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must (1) meet the Mandatory Education Requirement for the series, (2) provide a copy of transcripts for verification, AND (3) meet the specialized experience requirements.


All applicants must meet one of the following requirements to qualify for consideration for an engineering position:

A. Successful completion of a degree in engineering that: (1) has at least one program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET); or (2) that included differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced that first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials; (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials; and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics; OR

B. Combination of education or training: college level education, training and/or technical experience that has 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:

1. Professional registration or licensure - current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), engineer in Training (EIT), or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE).

2. 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.

3. Specified academic courses - Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences which included the courses as specified in Paragraph A above.

4. 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 had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. There should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering type experience. This must be clearly described in your resume.

For more specifics, please see the OPM qualifications standard for GS-800: All Professional Engineering Positions qualifications at

For the GS-13, to qualify on Experience, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the GS-12, which includes the following:

* Experience in transportation project design, development or construction of highway, bridge, or other highway transportation projects (such as those involving socio-economic or environmental considerations, project location, multiple use of highway rights-of-way, high traffic volumes, major intersections, or others); AND

* Experience representing the organization with partners and stakeholders to provide advice, consultation, or project oversight.

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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Students enrolled in a qualifying degree program can apply if the anticipated graduation date is within six months of closing date of the announcement. Graduation transcript must be received before start date.

Other applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


MANDATORY EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (Please see the Qualifications section)