Pathways Recent Graduate - Community Planner
This position is for RECENT GRADUATES. It is a Federal position for a Community Planner with the Federal Highway Administration. All applicants must apply via vacancy announcement number: FHWA.HAD-2020-0030 on USAJobs.gov. Click here to view this vacancy announcement. For additional information regarding the Recent Graduates program visit: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/students-recent-graduates/#url=graduates.
The difference in salary is determined by the locality pay in each location. Salaries for all areas are available on the OPM website at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/2020/general-schedule/
As a Community Planner in the Professional Development Program, you will:
- Act as a technical resource on FHWA procedures and guidance on transportation planning, project development and Federal laws related to social, economic, and environmental considerations applicable to the Federal-aid highway program.
- Review transportation plans, environmental and project development technical reports, impact analyses, and other documents.
- Participate with other Federal agencies and State Transportation Departments (STDs) and recommend changes to project plans and designs to eliminate conflicting factors relative to highway issues, with the goal of advancing Federal-aid programs and projects.
- Coordinate programs and projects with other Federal, State and local agencies, public officials, historic preservation offices, local development authorities, and other affected non-Federal organizations.
- Participate on interdisciplinary team reviews or activities, work groups, and task forces to address project or program issues or to ensure implementation of the transportation planning and project development processes. Demonstrate and promote new planning processes, procedures, techniques, and technology to the State, local agencies, and other groups.
- Participate in public involvement programs. Attend public hearings, agency meetings and technical discussions to obtain information and data that have an impact on highway programs and projects. Prepare and present technical findings and project information.
The ideal candidate has received a Master’s degree in Community Planning or related field within the last 2 years (veteran has up to 6-years) by the closing date of the announcement or is a current graduate student, who is anticipating graduation in the Spring 2020 with a Master's degree in Community Planning or related field.