Engineering Assistant III, IV or V
Texas Department of Transportation
Austin, TX
TxDOT's Maintenance Division is looking for a talented professional to join their team as an Engineering Assistant in the Pavement Asset Management Section.

At TxDOT we value employee work-life-balance. In keeping with our commitment to this value our employees benefit from a wide array of programs and activities like: telework, flexed and compressed work schedules, wellness leave incentive, a state of the art in-house wellness center, career development programs, tuition assistance, public service student loan forgiveness eligibility, and various other perks and benefits. For a complete list of our total compensation package please go to this link: Total Compensation

Work location is: 7901 North IH-35, Bldg. 7 MNT-Pavements, Austin, TX 78753

Salary Plan/Grade:
Engineering Assistant III B19: $ 42.244.00 - 68,960.00

Engineering Assistant IV B19: $ 45,158.00 - 73,788.00

Engineering Assistant V B21: $ 48,278.00 - 78,953.00

This job will require 15% overnight travel
Military Occup Specialty Code

State Classification Code: 2129,2130,2131
State Classification Title: Engineering Specialist III, IV,V
Occupational Category: Engineering and Design

TxDOT is committed to hiring veterans. To assist in determining whether your military experience may pertain to the minimum requirements for this position, Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) codes from each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces have been assigned to each state classification code/title where applicable. The MOS codes are grouped by occupational category.

To view the MOS codes please click on link below and click on the appropriate occupational category.
http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx

General Description

Work involves job rotation, training and continuing education in design, construction, inspection, maintenance, surveying, environmental and/or transportation operations-related activities with the intent to actively pursue engineering licensing/registration through appropriate training and exams. Wok requires contact with local governmental representatives, engineering contractors and private entities. Employees at this level perform work independently on assignments; however, all unusual issues are referred to the supervisor.

NOTE: All employees classified as Engineering Assistants are required to participate in the Engineering Assistant Career Development program. Participation in the Engineering Assistant Career Development Program (EACDP) requires that employees sign a Program Agreement, which outlines employee responsibilities and service time commitment.

Duties

The essential duties for this job include:
Engineering Assistant III

Performs engineering-related planning, design, data collection, evaluation and analysis activities.
Applies engineering principles, methods and techniques to a wide variety of transportation-related activities.
Actively prepares for professional engineering licensing/registration through appropriate training and exams and completion/maintenance of required documentation
Assists in research and problem solving of engineering-related problems
Performs engineering-related duties in the field of transportation engineering
Performs other job responsibilities as assigned

Engineering Assistant IV

All of the above and:
Assists in training less experienced engineering assistants, specialists and/or technician

Engineering Assistant V

Training less experienced engineering assistants, specialists and technicians

Competencies

The required competencies for this job include:
Engineering Assistant III

Ability to communicate effectively
Working knowledge of transportation engineering terminology and fundamentals
Some knowledge of applying engineering principles, practices and methods in job responsibilities
Some knowledge of analyzing and organizing business and technical data
Some skills in research and analysis methodologies
Some skills in application of engineering fundamentals

Engineering Assistant IV

All of the above and:
Considerable knowledge of applicable governmental laws, rules and regulations specific to area of responsibility for safeguarding information and information technology related systems.
Expert skills in applying engineering principles, practices and methods in job responsibilities
Expert skills in application of engineering fundamentals
Engineering Assistant V

All of the above and:
Considerable knowledge of applicable laws, rules and regulations

Education

This job requires the following:
Bachelor's Degree in accordance with one of the Other Conditions below:

Work Experience

This job requires the following:
Engineering Assistant III

ENGINEERING related as defined in one of the Other Conditions below:

(Experience can be satisfied by full-time or prorated part-time equivalent)

ENGINEERING related as defined in one of the Other Conditions below:(Experience can be satisfied by full-time or prorated part-time equivalent)
Master's degree in engineering or a Master of engineering degree from an institution that offers a bachelor of science degree, in the same discipline, which has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation required.

Other Conditions

Degree in engineering which has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC/ABET) plus one (1) year engineering related experience applicable to gaining licensure as an engineer by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers.
Degree in engineering technology which has been accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC/ABET) plus four (4) years engineering related experience applicable to gaining licensure as an engineer by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers.
Degree in mathematical, physical or engineering science approved by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers plus four (4) years engineering related experience applicable to gaining licensure as an engineer by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers.
Degree in engineering which has not been accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC/ABET) but has been approved by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers plus four (4) years engineering related experience applicable to gaining licensure as an engineer by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers.

Engineering Assistant IV

ENGINEERING related as defined in one of the Other Conditions below:

(Experience can be satisfied by full-time or prorated part-time equivalent)

Master's degree in engineering or a Master of engineering degree from an institution that offers a bachelor of science degree, in the same discipline, which has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (EAC/ABET) plus one (1) year engineering related experience applicable to gaining licensure as an engineer by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers may substitute for a Bachelor's degree and experience.
Doctoral degree in engineering or a doctor of engineering degree from an institution that offers a bachelor of science degree, in the same discipline, which has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC/ABET) may substitute for a Bachelor's degree and experience.

Other Conditions

Degree in engineering which has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC/ABET) plus two (2) years engineering related experience applicable to gaining licensure as an engineer by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers.
Degree in engineering technology which has been accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC/ABET) plus six (6) years engineering related experience applicable to gaining licensure as an engineer by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers.
Degree in mathematical, physical or engineering science approved by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers plus six (6) years engineering related experience applicable to gaining licensure as an engineer by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers.
Degree in engineering which has not been accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC/ABET) but has been approved by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers plus six (6) years engineering related experience applicable to gaining licensure as an engineer by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers.

Engineering Assistant V

ENGINEERING related as defined in one of the Other Conditions below:

(Experience can be satisfied by full-time or prorated part-time equivalent)

Master's degree in engineering or a Master of engineering degree from an institution that offers a bachelor of science degree, in the same discipline, which has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (EAC/ABET) plus two (2) years engineering related experience applicable to gaining licensure as an engineer by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers may substitute for a Bachelor's degree and experience.
Doctoral degree in engineering or a doctor of engineering degree from an institution that offers a bachelor of science degree, in the same discipline, which has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC/ABET) plus one (1) year engineering related experience applicable to gaining licensure as an engineer by the Texas Board or Professional Engineers may substitute for a Bachelor's degree and experience.

Other Conditions

Degree in engineering which has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC/ABET) plus three (3) years engineering related experience applicable to gaining licensure as an engineer by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers.
Degree in engineering technology which has been accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC/ABET) plus eight (8) years engineering related experience applicable to gaining licensure as an engineer by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers.
Degree in mathematical, physical or engineering science approved by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers plus eight (8) years engineering related experience applicable to gaining licensure as an engineer by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers.
Degree in engineering which has not been accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC/ABET) but has been approved by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers plus eight (8) years engineering related experience applicable to gaining licensure as an engineer by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers.

Licenses and Certifications

The following Licenses and/or Certifications are required for this job:

Engineering in Training Certified
Valid Drives License

Other Conditions:
All employees classified as Engineering Assistants are required to participate in the EA program.
Participation in the Engineering Assistant Career Development Program (EACDP) requires that employees sign a Program Agreement, which outlines employee responsibilities and service time commitment. Failure to comply with all terms of the Program Agreement will result in reclassification
This is a Safety Impact position and will be subject to random drug testing.

Conditions of Employment

Conditions for this Position: Standards of Employment

Remarks

Resumes are accepted for additional information. You must complete the online State of Texas application to include work experience, education and all information necessary to meet minimum requirements for the position. If this information is not completed, your application will be rejected. "See Resume" will not be accepted for work experience.

The Texas Department of Transportation reserves the sole right in determining the level of position based on the applicant’s work experience, education, skill level and all other appropriate factors, and based on business needs.

Applicant Information

The Texas Department of Transportation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination in the workplace.

Applicant Information

Job postings expire at 11:59 PM Central Standard Time.