You must have one year of specialized experience at a level close to the work of this job that has given you the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform. This experience is typically within this field or a field that is closely related.
For the GS-7 level: 1 year of *specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-6 in federal service.
*For the GS-7, examples of qualifying specialized experience include, but are not limited to: familiarity with construction documents, interpreting construction drawings, or general construction from positions as: construction inspectors, powerplant electricians, powerplant mechanics, or contract administrators. Experience should also demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with internal staff.
Combining Experience and Education: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience are also qualifying. Graduate education or an internship meets the specialized experience required for these grades and where it is directly related to the work of the position (i.e., engineering, engineering or industrial technology, construction, physics, drafting, surveying, physical science, or mathematics.). One full year of graduate education meets the requirements for GS-7.
For the GS-8 level: 1 year of *specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 in federal service.
*For the GS-8, examples of qualifying specialized experience include, but are not limited to: reviewing construction documents, reviewing engineering drawings, analyzing cost proposals, estimating field costs, assisting in assembling responses to submittals and requests for information (RFIs). Experience should also demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with contractors, designers, clients, contract personal, general public, and internal staff.
If selected, you will be required to provide official college transcripts to verify your educational qualifications. An official transcript bears the University Seal and a signature certifying its authenticity and must be provided from the institution awarding the degree. Academic transcripts certified by notary publics are NOT official. Official transcripts must be submitted prior to reporting to work as a condition of employment. Failure to submit official transcripts may be grounds for dismissal or rescission of the job offer.
This vacancy announcement allows substituting education for experience. You must submit a copy of your college transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable) to support your education if you are substituting education for experience. Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred.
Foreign Education: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, applicants must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.
You must meet all qualification requirements, including time-in-grade restrictions and any selective factors, by the closing date of the announcement.
You will be required, at times, to climb terrain, bend, stoop, crawl, squat, and stand for long periods of time depending on equipment, materials, or personnel you may be inspecting/reviewing at various work sites, both indoors and outside. Weather conditions may be severe at times while performing duties out in the field.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Category rating and selection procedures will be used for evaluating this position. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your on-line responses to the vacancy assessment questionnaire will be used to determine the quality and extent of your experience, education, training, etc., for placement in one of the following categories: 1) Best Qualified, 2) Well Qualified, and 3) Qualified. Qualified candidates will be assigned a numerical score on a scale of 70-100 and veterans with preference will be placed at the top of their respective category. The assessment questionnaire will take you approximately 60 minutes to complete. To preview questions please click here.
Applicants will be further evaluated on the following "Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)" through your resume and responses to the online questions.
1. Knowledge of federal (or equivalent) standards and acquisition regulations for administering construction contracts.
2. Knowledge of commonly used contract principles, techniques, methods, procedures, and scheduling methods used to administer heavy mechanical, electrical, and civil construction contracts. (i.e., tracking and responding to submittals and Requests for Information (RFIs), tracking, verifying, and processing contractor progress invoices/payment, reviewing change orders, contract modification, and requests for equitable adjustment, producing independent construction costs estimates, and providing technical information and participating in contractor negotiations.)
3. Ability to use standard professional software. (i.e., Microsoft Excel, MS Word, MS Outlook, Primavera, etc. to record, edit, assemble, and transfer data typically associated with the management of heavy construction projects.)
4. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing to a variety of audiences. (i.e., contractors, engineers, operations and maintenance personnel, contracting officers, environmental regulators, etc.)
Applicant’s answers to questions will be verified against information provided in their online resume. Be sure that the resume clearly supports the responses to all the questions by addressing experience, education, and/or training relevant to this position. Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is apparent in your description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR that your resume/application is incomplete, you may be rated ineligible or your score may be lowered.