Careers Civil Engineer, 0810
All Professional Engineering Positions, 0800
The following requirements are prescribed by the Office of Personnel Management and used to determine minimum qualifications.
|Individual Occupational 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.
NOTE: Education and experience may be combined for all grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable.
For more information on the requirements and qualifications for the professional engineer series, please click here: All Professional Engineering Positions