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Job Title:Construction Control Representative

Agency:Smithsonian Institution

Job Announcement Number:14R-JC-299161-DEU-OFEO

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$75,621.00 to $98,305.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 to Wednesday, February 26, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0809-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-Time, Permanent - Federal

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

FEW vacancies - Washington DC, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

This position is open to all U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals. Note: Federal employees with permanent status or individuals eligible for special appointing authorities should apply to Job Announcement #14R-JC-299161-MPA-OFEO.

More than one selection may be made from this announcement.

 

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

The Smithsonian Institution values and seeks a diverse workforce. Join us in "Inspiring Generations through Knowledge and Discovery."

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
  • May need to complete a Probationary Period
  • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.

DUTIES:

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  • Coordinates on-site inspections during construction and determines that all foundations, structural, mechanical/electrical, and architectural features are installed in compliance with contract plans and specifications.
 
  • Applies contracting policies and procedures (federal, state, etc.) to help administer a variety of complex contracts (especially where coordination of multiple funding sources has been required).
 
  • Compiles information necessary to formulate reports, presentations, or documentation for construction engineering assignments.
 
  • Resolves unusual situations including structural, mechanical, electrical, civil and architectural. Troubleshoots construction problems that are unprecedented or present multidisciplinary consideration and need to be integrated into the design.
 
  • Directs a team of representatives assigned to a project from inception through completion.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Experience: You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system.  For this position Specialized experience is defined as performing routine assignments such as inspecting and evaluating mechanical systems/components for compliance with plans and specifications, and applying skill in selecting efficient methods and procedures to evaluate mechanical systems/components.

Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week.


Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:

1. Knowledge of the concepts, methods and practices pertaining to architecture or engineering in the construction of public buildings such as museums and/or cultural facilities.

2. Ability to apply contracting policies and procedures (federal, state, etc.) to help administer a variety of complex contracts (especially where coordination of multiple funding sources has been required).

3. Ability to communicate in writing to produce a variety of written materials such as correspondence, technical reports and guidelines.

4. Ability to troubleshoot construction problems and develop corrective solutions to structural, mechanical, electrical, civil or architectural problems.

5. Ability to coordinate and direct the work of others and advise appropriate offices, contractors and or entities on the appropriate Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) clauses and application of such.

Applicants who meet or exceed minimum qualifications will be assigned to one of three category groups based on job-related criteria: Best Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and excels in most of the job related competencies above. Better Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and satisfies most of the job related competencies above. Good Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements, but does not satisfy most of the job related competencies above to a substantive degree. This category rating process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three", but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Best Category) provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied. Preference eligibles who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher. Applicants who have not submitted a resume in the USAjobs system and/or have not answered all of the vacancy questions will not be considered for this position.

Important Note: Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire or other assessment tool for consistency. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Your resume should provide sufficient information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed.
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HOW TO APPLY:

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Click on the "Apply Online" button on the upper right side of the page. Please Note:

You must apply for this position online through the 'Apply Online' button and submit required supplemental documents (if they are relevant to you).

You may submit required documents by uploading them online during the application process;

OR

You may manually fax required documents. Faxes are received by an automated system, not a physical fax machine. Documents that are faxed as part of the application process must be sent with the system generated cover sheet by the closing date. Documents faxed without the system generated coversheet are not retrievable and cannot be considered as part of the application package.

The complete application package, including any required documents, is due in the Smithsonian Office of Human Resources on the closing date of the announcement by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

If you are unable to apply online, paper applications may be accepted with prior approval of the Contact Person listed below.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Your application package should include the following documents:
  • Detailed resume created in the USAJOBS Resume Builder.
 
  • Proof of Veteran's Preference - DD214 (Member 4 Copy), if you are a veteran.
 
  • Additionally, applicants claiming 10-point preference must complete Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, as well as additional documentation required by the SF-15, such as a VA letter.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

John Chiu, Jr.
Phone: 202-633-6344
Fax: 571-258-4052
TDD: 202-633-6409
Email: chiuj@si.edu
Agency Information:
SMITHSONIAN
Office of Human Resources
POB 37012, 600 Maryland Avenue, MRC 517
Suite 5060
Washington, DC
20013-7012
US
Fax: 571-258-4052

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

At the end of the application process you will be able to create and save a PDF file that contains your responses to the assessment questions. You may save this file as initial receipt of your application. After the job announcement closes, you will receive an email from the Smithsonian with confirmation of receipt. The Smithsonian receives many applications for each job. Each application is reviewed carefully which may take a few weeks. We will send you an e-mail to update you as we go through phases of the application review process. You may also check your application status by logging into www.usajobs.gov and selecting the tab "My USAJOBS;" e-mailing vacancy.info@si.edu; or by contacting the Office of Human Resources Representative listed.

Additional Information:

Tips on applying for Smithsonian jobs are available at www.sihr.si.edu/jobs.cfm.

The Smithsonian does not pay relocation expenses.

The Smithsonian embraces diversity and equal employment opportunity (www.si.edu/oeema).

 

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Job Announcement Number:

14R-JC-299161-DEU-OFEO

Control Number:

361668500