Baltimore, MD | February 1, 2022. The government is hiring! Government employees are needed to help implement the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal (Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act). Combined with the President’s Build Back Framework, it will add on average 1.5 million jobs per year for the next 10 years.
Look at the popular job titles below that will support the Infrastructure Act improvements in America. You can search for these titles on USAJOBS. Then you can read the duties, agency information, qualifications required, and education needed. Be sure to match your resume to the announcement.
This historic legislation will:
Deliver clean water to American families and eliminate the nation’s lead service lines. Currently, up to 10 million American households and 400,000 schools and childcare centers lack safe drinking water.
◊ Environmental Scientist, Environmental Protection Specialist, Interdisciplinary (Civil Engineer, Environmental Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Physical Scientist, Chemist, Geologist), Irrigation System Operator.
Ensure Americans have access to reliable high-speed internet. Broadband internet is necessary for Americans to do their jobs, to participate equally in school learning and health care, and to stay connected. Yet, by one definition, more than 30 million Americans live in areas where there is no broadband infrastructure that provides minimally acceptable speeds.
◊ IT Specialist – Infosec, Networking, Customer Support
Repair and rebuild our roads and bridges with a focus on climate change mitigation, resilience, equity, and safety for all users. In the United States, one in five miles of highways and major roads and 45,000 bridges are in poor condition. The legislation will reauthorize surface transportation programs for five years and invest $110 billion in additional funding to repair our roads and bridges and support major transformational projects.
◊ Civil Engineer, Interdisciplinary, Land Surveyor
Improve transportation options for millions of Americans and reduce greenhouse emissions through the largest investment in public transit in U.S. history. America’s public transit infrastructure is inadequate – with a multibillion-dollar repair backlog, representing more than 24,000 buses, 5,000 rail cars, 200 stations, and thousands of miles of track, signals, and power systems in need of replacement. Communities of color are twice as likely to take public transportation, and many of these communities lack sufficient public transit options. The transportation sector in the United States is now the largest single source of greenhouse gas emissions.
◊ Transportation Policy Analyst, Transportation Specialist, Transportation Industry Analyst, Airway Transportation Specialist, Transportation Specialist (Railroad)
Upgrade our nation’s airports and ports to strengthen our supply chains and prevent disruptions that have caused inflation. This will improve U.S. competitiveness, create more and better jobs at these hubs, and reduce emissions.
◊ Program Manager (Supply Chain Risk Management), Logistics Management Specialist (Supply Chain Management), Sealift Transportation Specialist, Supply Systems Analyst, Contract Specialist, Procurement Specialist
Make the largest investment in passenger rail since the creation of Amtrak. U.S. passenger rail lags behind the rest of the world in reliability, speed, and coverage. China already has 22,000 miles of high-speed rail, and it is planning to double that by 2035.
◊ Railroad Safety Specialist – Rail Integrity Specialist, Transportation Specialist – Railroad, Infrastructure Specialist (Railroad), Railroad Bridge Operations Specialist, Construction Control Inspector, Lead Civil Engineer (Geotechnical)
Upgrade our power infrastructure to deliver clean, reliable energy across the country and deploy cutting-edge energy technology to achieve a zero-emissions future.
◊ EPA – Quality Assurance Engineer, Operations Research Specialist, Grants Management Specialist, Contract Specialist, Nuclear Engineer, Telecommunications Specialist
Make our infrastructure resilient against the impacts of climate change, cyber-attacks, and extreme weather events. Millions of Americans feel the effects of climate change each year when their roads wash out, power goes down, or schools get flooded.
◊ Program Manager (Climate Change), Physical Scientist (Environmental), Physical Scientist Technician, Interdisciplinary Research Geographer/Physical Scientist (LULC Hydro-Modeler), Research Fish Biologist
Deliver the largest investment in tackling legacy pollution in American history by cleaning up Superfund and brownfield sites, reclaiming abandoned mines, and capping orphaned oil and gas wells.
◊ Environmental Protection Specialist; Director, Superfund and Emergency Management Division; Interdisciplinary
FEDERAL JOB TITLES ARE DIFFERENT THAN PRIVATE SECTOR
Federal jobs often go by different names than in the private sector. Armed with the Federal job titles above you can start to search for the opening positions related to the historic Infrastructure improvements authorized by Congress. Go to USAJOBS to explore what’s available.
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