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Careers Overview

Ranked in the Top 10% of the Best Places to Work in Federal Government, according to the annual survey of government employees conducted by Partnership for Public Service, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) strives to serve the public by attracting and retaining the finest employees.

Western Federal Lands Highway Division staff pose with the Best Places to Work plaque at Mt. Rainier National Park, Washington
Western Federal Lands Highway Division staff pose with the Best Places to Work plaque at Mt. Rainier National Park, Washington.

The people of FHWA take great pride in what they do and make service to the traveling public their top priority. We are committed to providing our employees with the opportunity to achieve their professional goals through challenging work assignments in an atmosphere of service, teamwork, professionalism, diversity and inclusion.

Federal Lands Highway

The Federal Lands Highway (FLH) organization, part of the FHWA, is an engineering organization with locations nationwide. Our mission is improving transportation to and within Federal and Tribal Lands by providing technical services to the highway/transportation community, as well as building accessible and scenic roads that ensure the many national treasures, can be enjoyed by all within our Federal Lands.

A career in Federal Lands can mean an office setting in one of our 4 offices combined with field work in a series of different environments: our nations' parks, forests, refuges, or grasslands. The great outdoors, in some of our most pristine environments, may often be where the majority of your work is focused. We are sensitive to the environment and work within the context of a particular location to maintain access while preserving and protecting its beauty.

Professional Careers Within FLH

FLH offers a variety of exciting career building opportunities in highway construction and design, project management, accounting, survey and cartography, community and transportation planning, contracting, and program management to name a few. Our engineering technology professionals specialize in pavements, materials, structural, environmental, geotechnical, hydraulics, quality assurance, and more.

Federal Lands consists of a Program Office in Washington, DC and three field division offices (Eastern, Central, and Western) located in Sterling, Virginia; Lakewood, Colorado; and Vancouver, Washington; respectively.

Map of USA showing FLH divisions/regions

Updated: Friday, May 15, 2020