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    The Capital Project Manager is vital to the management of capital projects undertaken by the District of Columbia Courts.  The Capital Project Manager is within the Capital Projects and Facilities Management Division of the DC Courts. Incumbent is primarily responsible for the management of capital projects for the District of Columbia Courts and may also be assigned management responsibility for non-capital projects.

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    Brief Description of Duties:

    • Coordinates and monitors design projects prepared by contractors and other parties to ensure adequacy for construction and maintenance requirements and compliance with contract documents.
    • Reviews and evaluates shop drawings, samples, catalogue cuts, specifications, and technical plans submitted by various contractors. Ensures that contractors are in compliance with contract documents, policies and procedures of the District of Columbia Courts.
    • Conducts periodic site visits as required for the purpose of quality assurance surveillance and to ensure that field personnel are performing work in accordance with specification or contract documents.
    • Evaluates and recommends approval of requests for deviations or enhancement of design features.
    • Assists field personnel on pre-final and final inspection of all aspects of construction.
    • Performs, coordinates and establishes suspense dates for construction review of design packages.
    • Establishes and maintains a complete set of addenda and modifications to contract documents.
    • Reviews correspondence relative to contract administration such as responses or directives to the contractor, memoranda to the Court, memoranda for files, final acceptance records for documentation purposes, and transmittals.
    • Participates in various meetings and working groups on matters such as phasing contract work, utility planning, conservation programs and planning meetings. 
    • Collaborates with supervisors in researching and interpreting engineering plans, specifications and change orders in order to determine the method and sequence of work for scheduling purposes.
    • Evaluates the architectural, structural, electrical and mechanical features of construction projects.
    • Works closely with divisions and the Chief Capital Projects Manager who provides technical assistance on matters pertaining to all engineering disciplines, such as structural, mechanical architectural, electrical and civil.
    •  Reviews preliminary cost estimates for contract changes and modifications. Assures that adequate funds are available for proposed contract changes and provides supporting documentation as necessary to secure additional funds for this purpose.

    The incumbent should be an enthusiastic and engaged professional who enjoys working with a diverse group of Court personnel and customers and lives the DC Courts’ values of Accountability, Excellence, Fairness, Integrity, Respect, and Transparency.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0801 General Engineering

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    Conditions Of Employment

    • A background and/or security investigation is required.
    • Probationary period of one (1) year.

    To qualify for this position, the following must be submitted:
    1. Resume
    2. Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
    3. Documentation /Proof of Education (copy of college transcript or degree)

    To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the vacancy questionnaire. Click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.  

    All required documentation must be received by the closing date of the announcement.

    For more information about vacancies, visit us on the web at www.dccourts.gov or call 202-879-0496.


    Minimum Qualifications:  A bachelor’s degree in engineering, management or a related field plus five (5) years of experience in construction project management and/or construction contract administration.  Must have experience working on projects with multiple levels of security ranging from open public spaces, staff security, to secure prisoner holding.

    PMP and/or CCM certification preferred.


    To qualify based on education, upload copy of your college transcript or degree. The transcript must show the name of the college or university, your name, list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking.

    Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must have been evaluated by a private U.S. organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials, commonly called a credential evaluation service or education to meet the above requirements.

    Additional information

    This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service.

    Please note there is a mandatory one year probationary period for all non-judicial new employees.

    All required information must be received by the closing date.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure that you meet the minimum qualification requirements.  Answers submitted in the questionnaire must be supported on your resume.

    Your resume must reflect the relevant experience and that you meet the minimum qualifications or your application will not be considered.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance


    Drug test required


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    Required Documents

    1. Résumé
    2. Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
    3. Documentation /Proof of Education (e.g. copy of college transcript or degree)

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    The District of Columbia Courts is an independent agency of the District of Columbia Government and is not under the authority of the City Mayor or the D. C. Council. DC Courts appropriation comes directly from Congress. All DC Courts non-judicial employees receive federal benefits for the following programs:  Life Insurance, Retirement Benefits, Health Insurance and Workers Compensation.

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    The DC Courts leave policy is as follows:

    Annual Leave:  New full-time employees earn 4 hours of annual leave each 2 week pay period. After 3 years of service this increases to 6 hours every 2 weeks, and at 15 years it increases to 8 hours every 2 weeks. Most military, federal and District of Columbia government service counts toward the time required to go into the next higher annual leave category. Employees can carry over no more than 240 hours of annual leave into the next leave year.

    Sick Leave is used for personal medical needs, care of a family member, or adoption related purposes. Full-time employees earn 4 hours of sick leave every 2 weeks. This leave can be accrued without limit.

    In addition to the federal health plans, the DC Courts offer employees supplemental vision and dental plans as well as commuter transit benefit subsidy, for a maximum of $150 a month. There are 26 pay periods.

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the vacancy questionnaire. Click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

    Agency contact information

    T. Morris








    District of Columbia Courts
    Moultrie Building
    500 Indiana Avenue, NW
    Washington, District of Columbia 20001
    United States
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    "Open to All, Trusted by All, Justice for All." The District of Columbia Courts (the Courts) consist of the Court of Appeals, the Superior Court, and the Court System. The Courts constitutes the Judicial Branch of the District of Columbia Government, and is separate and distinct from the Executive and Legislative Branches. The Courts' strong judiciary and workforce are its most important assets in providing high quality justice and service to the public.

    Next steps

    Once your completed application is received, your qualifications will be evaluated.  The qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  All applicants will be notified of the outcome.

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