FHWA’s Professional Development Program (PDP) is an entry-level/new employee program designed to introduce participants to the technical, administrative, and program management aspects of administering the Federal-aid Highway and Federal Lands Highway Programs. This recruitment places particular emphasis on the stewardship and oversight aspects of these programs.
As a newly-hired recent graduate serving as a Community Planner in the PDP, you will:
- Review transportation plans, environmental and project development technical reports, impact analyses, and other documents.
- Participate with other Federal agencies and State Departments of Transportation and recommend changes to project plans and designs to eliminate conflicting factors relative to highway issues (to advance Federal-aid programs and projects).
- Coordinate programs and projects with other Federal, State, and local agencies, public officials, historic preservation offices, local developmental authorities, and other affected non-Federal organizations.
- Participate in interdisciplinary team reviews or activities, workgroups, and task forces to address project or program issues or ensure implementation for 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 impact highway programs and projects. Prepare and present technical findings and project information.
The ideal candidate completed an accredited post-secondary educational program in Community Planning within the last two years (up to six years for Veterans) of the closing date of this announcement OR is a current student set to graduate at the end of this spring semester.