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EDA Job Opportunities

EDA Job Opportunities

Looking for a meaningful opportunity to help support communities and regions across the country as they work to create economic opportunity and jobs?

EDA is a small, nimble agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce that provides a big impact by helping to make it easier for businesses to start and grow in the United States. We do this by working hand-in-hand with local economic development partners to advance their locally-developed projects; projects that are tied to their region’s long-term, sustainable economic development strategy.

Our work touches the daily lives of the American people in many ways, with a wide range of responsibilities in the areas of trade, economic development, technology, entrepreneurship and business development, and statistical research and analysis.

The results are real: between FY 2012 and FY 2016, EDA invested nearly $1.4 billion to help communities and regions build the capacity for economic development. These investments are expected to create and/or retain 226,393 jobs and attract nearly $29 billion in private investment, according to recipient estimates.

If you want to make a difference and like working in a close-knit, results-oriented environment we encourage you to apply.

Open Opportunities

Civil Engineer

Announcement: EDA-SRO-2018-0003, Civil Engineer (DE/CR)
EDA-SRO-2018-0002, Civil Engineer (MAP)
Closes: 06/27/2018
Location: Seattle, WA
Description: The individual selected for this position will:

  • Provide construction management directions and expert technical advice in civil engineering.
  • Monitor recipients' compliance with all applicable policies, procedures, and requirements which are pre-requisite to solicitation of construction bids.
  • Monitor the financial position of assigned projects including field audit of recipients records to assure that proper accounts have been established, that matching funds are available, that only approved costs have been paid from project accounts and that fund balances are correct.
  • Perform on-site inspections of projects under construction to determine that the work is being done in accordance with the approved plans and specifications and that the quality of workmanship conforms to acceptable standards of the industry.

Talent Management Database

EDA would like to add you to their Talent Management Database for current and future career opportunities. This program allows you to submit your resume to EDA which we will hold onto and store in our Talent Management Database. If a new career opportunity comes about, we can refer to our database to view all of the best potential candidates.

View more information on EDA's Talent Management Database.

View more information on the U.S. Economic Development Administration.