Job Overview


 Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 913345

Our Mission: To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise – “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

“As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.  For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to


Special Employment Consideration:  VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact on the last page of the JOA for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.


This is a Temporary Promotion opportunity to serve as a Senior Resident Engineer(SRE) responsible for the management of major on-site construction of VA facilities within the Office of Construction & Facilities Management (CFM), Office of Operations. Supervise and manage a staff of varying disciplines particularly in the areas of mechanical, electrical, civil/structural engineering and plumbing, in the design and administration of construction projects for highly specialized medical facilities, nursing homes, energy centers, cemeteries, and administrative facilities.  The individual will serve as the VA Official Contracting Officer Representative possessing a Warrant and Federal Acquisition Contracting Certification (FAC-C).

This project will develop approximately 9,000 columbarium niches in two separate areas which will provide for approximately fifteen additional years of burial capacity.  The existing Administration and Maintenance building will be demolished and replaced in new locations due to the age of the structures and the need to provide appropriate space for new Columbaria.  In addition, the project will provide Memorial Walls; improvement of Phase 1 Columbarium caps; electronic message board; replacement of existing signage and site furnishing throughout the cemetery; utilities, irrigation, and supporting infrastructure; access roads; energy (LEED) improvement; environmental and historic preservation mitigation as needed; and road improvements.  New building will incorporate enhanced information technology and physical security requirements.

Major Duties:

Supervise and manage a staff comprised of a matrix of contract engineers and architectural specialties responsible for review of construction documents and contract specifications for compliance with VA criteria, standards, and Federal and local building codes.  Participates in technical reviews of construction document drawings and on-site conditions. Monitor various ongoing construction activities and schedules for conformance with phasing contract provisions, and contract specifications. 

Coordinate and oversee various civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, and architectural aspects of major construction activities.  Conduct reviews of contractor's cost breakdown and review submittals on contractor's proposed equipment and materials.  Reviews change orders and supplemental agreements for contract compliance.  Coordinates estimates for corrected work or changes.  Maintains accurate and complete job files including as-built drawings and specifications.  Reviews cost breakdown on contractor's payroll and cost loading of CFM schedules. 

Reviews schedules for work to be completed and delivery of building materials and construction equipment.  Assures compliance with Davis Bacon Act provisions reviewing and certifying prime and subcontractor payrolls.  Meets with Memorial Services Network (MSN) Director, Medical Center/NCA/VBA Director, Cemetery Director to keep them fully apprised of what to expect on a daily basis.  Ensures the safety of the construction area at all times and oversees daily safety inspections. 

Identifies potential problems in submissions and coordinates comments from other professionals in a formal response to Architectural/Engineering (A/E) firms.  Interprets drawings and specifications for the contractor.  Administers and oversees on-site coordination of work between prime, subcontractors, and utility companies.  Oversees all changes in project funding, scheduling, and scope. 

Manages, supervises and authorizes payment for services performed under VA-retained testing laboratory contract.  Monitor customer satisfaction through informal and formal means to include meeting with the Director regarding construction progress. 

Position Description Title/PD#:  35901A

This position is a Temporary Promotion Not To NTE 2 years; and may be extended up to a maximum of 5 years.


  • A temporary promotion is the temporary assignment of an employee to a higher graded position for a specified period of time, with the employee returning to his/her permanent position upon the expiration of the temporary action.
  • The maximum time period for a temporary promotion is 5 years.  A temporary promotion that was originally made under competitive procedures can be extended up to 5 years without further competition.
  • A temporary promotion MAY BE made Permanent without further competition provided the temporary promotion was originally made under competitive procedures and the fact that it might lead to a permanent promotion was made known to all potential candidates.   

Relocation Expenses:
Relocation expenses are authorized for this position.
The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more information go to”