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Careers Qualifications Civil Engineer, 0810

Civil Engineer, 0810
All Professional Engineering Positions, 0800
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    The following requirements are prescribed by the Office of Personnel Management External link and used to determine minimum qualifications.

    Individual Occupational Requirements  
    Basic Requirements:

    Degree: professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.

    Experience and education requirements for GS-7 and above

    In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly related education in the amounts shown in the table below.





    1 year of graduate-level education or superior academic achievement

    1 year equivalent to at least GS-5


    2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree

    1 year equivalent to at least GS-7


    3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree

    1 year equivalent to at least GS-9



    1 year equivalent to at least next lower grade level

    NOTE: Education and experience may be combined for all grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable.