FHWA Job Posting for Students Graduating in May 2016

Hi everyone,

See below for a job opportunity!



From: Aiosa, Kristin [mailto:KAiosa@jmt.com]
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 9:14 AM
Cc: Kenawell, Michael; camille.otto@dot.gov
Subject: FHWA Job Posting for Students Graduating in May 2016

Good morning from the PA Association of Environmental Professional Student & Scholarship Committee,

Please see below for a wonderful employment opportunity from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for students graduating in May 2016. One of our PAEP Members, Camille Otto, is the Environmental Program Manager for the Pennsylvania Division of the FHWA. Camille has been a coach for the FHWA Professional Development Program and she believes that this is a fantastic apprenticeship program for graduates interested in a career with the FHWA. This posting has been emailed out to PAEP Members, but we thought it was worthwhile to also email this out to our scholarship contacts in hopes that you might share this great opportunity with your students.

Please note that PAEP offers one year of free membership to students, which allows them access to all job postings, as well as other benefits. Please see the following link for a membership application http://www.paep.org/.

Thank you for your help in communicating this posting to your students.

Have a nice day,

Kristin Aiosa, PAEP Student & Scholarship Co-Chair

Job Posting for Students Graduating in May 2016

Company: Federal Highway Administration
Location: Pennsylvania
Job Description:

The FHWA Professional Development Program (PDP) is an entry-level career development program that provides an excellent opportunity to begin your professional career with the FHWA. There are exceptional careers for talented people at FHWA. We hire the best, the brightest, and the most committed people to help us carry out our mission. The FHWA PDP is 24 months in duration and consists of the following components:

  • Training and on-the-job experience of the highest professional caliber.
    • A sponsoring Office can be a Division, Headquarters Office, or a Federal Lands Highway Division Office.
  • Planned career development
    • Participants enter the Professional Development Program at the grade GS-5, GS-7 or GS-9, depending upon educational degree and GPA.
    • Promotion to the next grade depends on satisfactory performance in each assignment while meeting time-in-grade OPM regulations.
  • Professional Development Academy
    • Through a variety of courses and seminars, the Academy will provide participants the foundation knowledge from which they will develop the professional, communication and interpersonal skills that are needed by all FHWA professionals.

The Professional Development Program (PDP) Office is advertising for a few Community Planner, GS-0020-09 positions under the Pathways Recent Graduates Program.

Program Description:
As PDP participants, the candidates will receive an introduction to the technical, administrative, and program management aspects of transportation planning and project development in the agency. During this 2 year developmental program, employees will complete three major components including apprentice experience, developmental assignments, and a professional development academy. The apprentice experience will occur in one of FHWA’s Federal-Aid Division Offices.

The ideal candidates have completed their Master’s degree in Community Planning within the last two years (veterans have up to six years) of the closing date of the announcement or are current graduate degree students, who are anticipating graduation in May 2016.

IMPORTANT: THE POSITION HAS A MOBILITY REQUIREMENT. Applicants must be open to geographic mobility for developmental assignments and permanent placement relocation nationwide. A signed mobility agreement is a condition of employment.

For more information and to apply, please see the following USAJobs links:

PATHWAYS RECENT GRADUATE (Community Planner), GS-0020-09 (Open to U.S. citizens)

Additional information on the PDP can be found at Camille.otto.

Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson, Inc.

An Employee Owned Company

Kristin J. Aiosa


Natural & Cultural Resources

220 St. Charles Way, Suite 200

York, PA 17402

P. 717-741-6243

F. 717-741-9100


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