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Careers Overview

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. FHWA is consistently ranked on the list of The Best Places to Work each year. The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® rankings, offer the most comprehensive assessment of how federal public servants view their jobs and workplaces. The rankings, provide employee perspectives on leadership, pay, innovation, work–life balance and a range of other issues.

We are also proud to note that FHWA/DOT was named a Top Supporter of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in 2021. Since 2003, engineering deans of HBCU engineering programs, and the Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering (AMIE) corporate-academic alliance, have completed Career Communications Group’s (CCG) Top Supporters of Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Engineering Schools list, a survey conducted by US Black Engineer & Information Technology (USBE) magazine. Top Supporters are companies and government agencies considered most supportive of HBCU engineering programs and who contribute to the institutional missions of these schools.

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, three field division offices (Eastern, Central, and Western) located in Ashburn, Virginia; Lakewood, Colorado; and Vancouver, Washington; respectively and two Regional Program Offices in Sevierville, Tennessee and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Nationwide map of FLH regions and offices

Updated: Monday, May 9, 2022