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Job Title:Construction Control Representative

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Job Announcement Number:WTHI12275402787286D

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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$68,809.00 to $96,001.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, December 05, 2012 to Wednesday, December 19, 2012




Full Time - Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Aurora, CO United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission.  They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations.  The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:
Serves as a Resident Office senior construction representative and is responsible for assigned function of surveillance of contract operations of military, civil, HTRW and IIS construction projects located within the assigned area. Primarily responsible for surveillance, monitoring and controlling major projects to include conventional buildings of all types. These facilities are varied and may include barracks, dormitories, mess halls, special purpose monitoring buildings, special purpose training buildings, maintenance shops, parking areas, general and special utility systems (including heating, air conditioning, electrical, etc), underground tank removal, HTRW cleanup on civil or military facilities, research and testing facilities, laboratories, offices, and related facilities found on a military installations and/or projects to include flood control levees and channels, building and relocation of roadways and highways involving asphalt and concrete paving, placement of culverts, excavation, etc.; the construction of bridges, reinforced concrete piers and deck structures; construction of access roads, recreation facilities and service roads, sidewalks, fencing guard railing and related construction. As required by the workload and scheduling, may be responsible for directing the activities for one or more subordinate employees performing inspection and surveillance of an assigned segment of a major project. Also serves as the local expert in the field of construction safety and quality assurance. Advises the Resident Engineer on recommendations for safe construction practices, inspects project sites for compliance with safety regulations and requirements, and coordinates with Resident Engineer, Project Engineers, and other Construction Control Representatives concerning specific project safety and quality assurance.

Who May Apply: US Citizens


  • Must possess and maintain a valid state's drivers license.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance.
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is authorized
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay


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• Participates in design review conferences with Project Manager, Area Engineer, Resident Engineer, and design engineers/architects and discusses construction aspects of the design and foreseeable problems.
• Reviews plans and specifications prior to contract advertisement to determine practicability from construction viewpoint, whether physical obstructions or other difficulties have been anticipated, and whether materials selected are readily available.
• Attends pre-construction conferences to discuss and clarify principal construction features, and inform contractors of requirements concerning construction scheduling, progress reporting, safety measures, wage and hour law observance, labor relations, and payroll records
• Coordinates construction planning and scheduling, with contractors and using agency officials.
• Observes and investigates construction at all stages to identify conflicts and/or problems, and take timely corrective action.
• Keeps key officials of interested groups informed on progress of construction and maintains public relations.
• Assists the Resident Engineer in the interpretation of plans and specifications, and performs engineering determinations on whether methods and materials employed meet requirements of specifications, and will result in sound and safe structures.
• Oversight of contractor operations to determine whether or not they comply with wage and hour, equal employment opportunity, or other labor laws and regulations.
• Determines need for major changes and recommends approval by the Administrative Contracting Officer.
• Ensures strict adherence to safety provisions of the contract and has delegated responsibility for detecting and correcting unsafe conditions. Conducts periodic safety meetings for both Government and contractor personnel, attends safety meetings conducted by Resident Engineer, and/or contractor's representative, and advises contractor personnel in all matters relating to safety.
• Compiles data and prepares a variety of correspondence and reports. Includes, but is not limited to, replies to Facilities Engineers, Base Civil Engineers or regional level officials of other federal agencies on status of construction; letters to contractors concerning safety matters, or to resolve differences of opinion over plans and specifications; and replies to higher headquarters providing specific technical data on construction costs, methods and materials.


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SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  To qualify, applicants must meet one year specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level (GS-11). SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE involves: 1) independent monitoring of contractor’s quality control of construction projects; 2) reviewing construction technical data for progress reports; 3) reviewing construction project plans and specifications; and 4) oversight of construction safety requirements.


You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities) in the following areas:


Other Requirements:
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Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

One year trial/probationary period may be required.

Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.

- Must possess and maintain a valid state’s drivers license
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET clearance
- The work involves using numerous special safety precautions; walking over rough and uneven surface, climbing and using man-lifts; stooping, bending, and climbing on roofs and elevated work areas; standing for long lengths of time; or entering high voltage areas or other contaminated areas. Daily field trips require use of hard hats, steel-toed boots, and eye and/or ear protection. Major duties require work in the exterior elements with adverse weather conditions and/or heat or cold.


Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements.  Your responses to the questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.


Basis for RatingQualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP).  The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.  If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if:  1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy.  Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority.  Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form.  Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at



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The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

  • Comprehensive health and life insurance
  • Competitive salaries
  • Generous retirement programs
  • Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
  • Flexible work environment to include use of Telework and alternate work schedules
  • Paid employment related training and education
  • Possible student loan repayment
  • Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
  • Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.


    • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
    • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at

    • In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at

    • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

    • Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work experience.


    Further certification from this announcement may take place up to 90 days beyond the closing date of this announcement.


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    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Your resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
    2. Your responses to the questionnaire
    3. Additional required documents (see Required Documents section below)

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, December 19, 2012.

    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 questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. 
    To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID787286.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

    If you cannot apply online, you will need to provide the same information obtained in the online process.  You will need three documents to complete this process:  the Occupational Questionnaire, the scan response form, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Occupational Questionnaire (OPM Form 1203-FX), and a separate document described in item #3. below. 

    1. Download the scan response form, OPM Form 1203-FX, from

    2. View Occupational Questionnaire.  Use this information to guide you in completing the OPM Form 1203-FX.  Note that you may be instructed to leave some responses blank on the scan response form.

    3.  On a separate document, please identify which position(s) on your resume (include title, organization, and employment dates) support any response of “E” ("I am considered an expert in performing this task...."). 

    4. Fax the completed OPM Form 1203-FX, along with your required and supporting documents, to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

    PLEASE NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire.  Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one.  When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.  This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.

    It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.


    The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.


    The following documents are required:

    • Resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
    • If the position has an education requirement or you are qualifying based on a combination of education and experience or solely on education, you must submit your college transcripts with your application.
    • If you are claiming Veterans Preference or Military Spouse preference (MSP), to verify your preference claim you MUST submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to:   for MSP claims, PCS orders and marriage certificate; for verification of Veteran Preference, DD214 (which indicates character of service) SF-15, VA Letter and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.

    • If you are currently serving on active duty: You MUST submit a certification from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. If you supply a certification at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified prior to appointment.   For more information about Veteran's Preference, please click this link:   Please upload veteran's documents under the appropriate category.


    If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and will not be considered any further.


    PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant.These documents may be sanitized to remove such personal information before submission with the application. Applicants may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents upon selection to confirm eligibility.


    Central Resume Processing Center
    Phone: (410)306-0137
    Agency Information:
    DA WER USACE Omaha District
    Civilian Personnel Advisory Center
    1616 Capitol Blvd Suite 9000
    Omaha, NE


    Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

    To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

    For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact the Army Applicant Helpdesk at

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