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Civil Engineer

By January 5, 2022
  • Full Time
  • 250 M St SE
  • January 25, 2022

District Department of Transportation

Job Summary

This position is located in the District Department of Transportation, (DDOT), Infrastructure Project Management Division (IPMD). The purpose of this position is to manage the delivery of design and construction of complex transportation, hydraulics and stormwater management projects which require specialized knowledge of engineering principles in hydrology, hydraulics and low impact development (LID) or stormwater management retrofits.  Applications for this position will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Civil Engineer serves as a technical specialist in the Hydraulics and Stormwater Management Program. The position responsibilities include: project management and contract administration for design and construction of hydraulics, drainage, and stormwater management retrofit projects; reviewing drainage and stormwater management elements of projects in the public right of way; providing technical expertise to support other divisions in DDOT with respect to drainage and stormwater management; communicating with a wide variety of stakeholders; reviewing plans, specifications and quantities in relation to drainage and stormwater management submitted for approval by design consultants and through permit applications per DDOT standards and specifications.

The incumbent will develop and coordinate program goal tasks including maintenance, tracking, reporting, and program plans. The applicant shall have experience and comprehension to effectively deliver on the position responsibilities listed above, as well as the design delivery and construction of transportation infrastructure projects. Proficiency in the use of AutoCAD or MicroStation software, working knowledge of ArcGIS and related equipment sufficient to effectively participate in the planning, design, and completion of landscape architectural projects. Excellent oral and written communication are required to concisely express artistic ideas and plans, to develop and present project briefings to agency executives, team members, as well as community groups, Advisory Neighborhood Commissions, Civic Associations, utility companies and other stakeholders.

Qualifications and Educations

A Bachelor’s in Engineering or related field of study required from an accredited college or university.  The curriculum must have been in a school of engineering accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum.


Combination of education and experience — 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.

Experience designing, reviewing and inspecting construction of horizontal civil engineering projects such as roadways, drainage, hydraulic structure and stormwater management facilities. Demonstrated skills operating in a variety of computer software programs, i.e., word processing, messaging systems, presentation software, spreadsheets, and accessing and utilizing web-based applications. Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to serve as a plan reviewer and to manage technical tasks and construction project assignments preferred.

Licenses and Certifications

Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Working Conditions/Environment

Majority of the work is in an office setting; however, during field visits the incumbent must be able to move around construction sites, involving horizontal and vertical travel on unfinished surfaces, inclement weather conditions and noisy work areas.

Other Significant Facts:

Tour of Duty: Varies

Promotion Potential:  No Known Promotion Potential

Duration of Appointment: Career Service (Term)

Pay Plan, Series and Grade: CS-0810-12

Collective Bargaining Unit (Non-Union):  This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by AFGE Local 1975 and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.

Position Designation(s):

The position has been deemed security-sensitive; pursuant to section 410 of Chapter 4 of the D.C. Personnel Regulations. Accordingly, the incumbent will be subject to pre-employment checks (criminal background checks, consumer credit check, traffic record checks, if applicable) as a condition of employment, and will be subject to periodic criminal background checks for the duration of your tenure. Incumbent works under general supervision. The incumbent must be able to handle advanced landscape architectural problems.

This position has been designated as an emergency/essential employee position under the provisions of District Personnel Manual, Chapter 12. As such, your services may be required in emergency situations to perform important duties, i.e., snow removal, debris removal, transportation, shelter operation, food distribution, and communication. These duties may be performed when the government is closed or when most employees are dismissed early.

Benefits May Include:

DDOT is an employer of choice for any job seeker who has passion, energy, and enthusiasm about our city.  Employee benefits include:

Health and life insurance benefits and retirement benefits (More information about these benefits is available on the D.C. Department of Human Resources (DCHR) website at www.dchr.dc.gov.)
Complimentary Capital BikeShare Membership
Free rides on DC Circulator buses
Continued professional development, and professional growth through d.University, the in-house training available for all DDOT employees
Flexible work schedule (team and role dependent)
Employer assisted housing loan program, providing payment and/or closing cost financing for first-time home buyers (restrictions apply)
Vaccination Requirement

The Government of the District of Columbia values the safety of our employees, our residents, and our visitors. In support of these values, if you are selected for this job you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs. If you are invited to join our team, you must submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to your initial HR representative, or you must request an exemption from your representative. New employees must either provide proof of vaccination or be granted a medical or religious exemption before working with the Government of the District of Columbia.

EEO Statement: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

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To apply for this job email your details to ddot.hr@dc.gov

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