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Job Title:  Construction Control Representative
Department:  Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:  Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
Job Announcement Number:  MP-14-1136635-TW

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$50,790.00 to $79,138.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 to Monday, June 16, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
Few vacancies in the following location(s):
Palo Alto, CA View Map
Denver, CO View Map
Scottsmoor, FL View Map
Honolulu, HI View Map
New Orleans, LA View Map
More Locations  (2)
Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)
Not Applicable


Vacancy ID: 1136635

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?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. 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. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.

If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans. The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE").

America's Veterans need you! To find out more, 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 for information on how to apply under these appointment authorities.


  • 25% or Greater
  • 25% of the time.


  • Yes
  • PCS is authorized.


  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Background investigation may be required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • Subject to a Mobility Agreement


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The incumbent serves as a staff Construction Control Representative in one of the Resident Engineer Offices associated with the Regional Offices in the Office of Operations, Office of Constructions and Facilities Management, Office of Acquisition, Logistics, and Construction, Office of the Secretary, in the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Office of Operations is responsible for developing and facilitative effective and standard construction management and implementation strategies throughout CFM. The purpose of this position is intended construction activities to include new construction, renovation, seismic reinforcement, modernization, demolition and major system replacement.

Relocation bonuses and/or expenses may be granted for the following cities at the following percentages:

Manhattan, NY - 25%

Aurora, CO (Denver) - 10%

New Orleans, LA - 15%

Palo Alto, CA - 25%

Honolulu, HI - 10%

Scottsmoor, FL - Relocation expenses only

Seattle, WA - Relocation expenses only

The incumbent:

  • Reviews and analyzes plans, specifications, water district codes, sewer district codes, building codes, industry standards, regulations, technical manuals, etc., and becomes thoroughly familiar with job requirements to assure compliance and ensure feasibility of civil engineering aspects prior to and during construction.
  • Analyzes problems and reviews and interprets requirements.
  • Suggests and develops work products for documenting progress, creating punch lists and accounting for schedule delays caused by the contractor/subcontractors.
  • Inputs and monitors project information on a computerized project management system.
  • Assumes active role in design conferences for the purpose of reviewing plans and specifications prior to advertisement to identifying potential constructability obstructions and other construction difficulties.

Work schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


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Time-In-Grade Requirement:  Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements.  The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service.  For this vacancy announcement, applicants must have completed at least 52 weeks at the GS-9 grade level to be eligible for the GS-11 grade level. For this vacancy announcement, applicants must have completed at least 52 weeks at the GS-11 grade level to be eligible for the GS-12 grade level. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials.

Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

Minimum Qualifications:

GS-11: Must have one year (12 months) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level in the federal service that demonstrates the experience, knowledge and technical expertise in this career field. Experience shall include but is not limited to: interpreting plans and specifications, inspecting materials and workmanship, and insuring adherence to safety requirements; supervising craftsmen, equipment operators, or mechanics engaged in construction work, provided that the experience involved responsibility for interpreting plans and specifications and inspecting workmanship for adherence to such plans and specifications. (Note: This experience must be demonstrated on your resume/supporting documents.)

Must have successfully completed three years (54 semester hours) of progressively higher graduate level education, or I possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited college or university in a field of study that provided me with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position. (NOTE: You must submit copies of your college transcripts if claiming to meet the qualification requirements based on education.) This education equipped me with the ability to perform the duties of this position.

Must possess an equivalent combination of the type and level of experience described above and the type and level of graduate education described above to qualify.

GS-12: Must have one year (12 months) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the federal service that demonstrates the experience, knowledge and technical expertise in this career field. Experience shall include but is not limited to: inspecting large scale commercial grade construction work for proper use and application of construction materials and equipment; interpreting and applying construction drawings, specifications, and building codes; negotiating and authorizing limited contractual modifications and supplemental agreements; and identifying and resolving potential and existing problems that may impact safety or work progress. (Note: This experience must be demonstrated on your resume/supporting documents.)

You will be rated on the following competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position. Narrative responses are not required at this time.

  • Skill in applying a wide range of concepts, practices, regulations, policies, and precedents involved with techniques used in construction of major construction.
  • Ability to analyze situations, identify problems, recommend modifications to standard practices and adapt to provide cost effective solutions.
  • Knowledge of construction phasing, standard design and industry practices, and construction drawings and specifications and appropriately identify and determine compliance with contract documents and building codes.
  • Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations(FAR) and appropriate contract administration requirements and contract negotiation techniques sufficient to determine entitlement and quality for proposed contract modifications.
  • Ability to multitask, accomplish work effectively to maintain harmonious relationships with customers and co-workers, the contractor and subcontractors, and reconcile divergent viewpoints.

If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledges, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.


For more information on these qualification standards, please visit OPM's web site at

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: 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.  Please refer to this checklist to ensure proper accreditation and for foreign education requirements: (

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.).  Additionally, Veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability.   If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document 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.

Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non-service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as well as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference" and required documentation with your application materials.

For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit


After the vacancy announcement closes, those applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements for the position are referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.


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The Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package.  The following link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered:


Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Well qualified applicants possess experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job.  Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at

Placement Policy:  The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion.  The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement.  Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave:  VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.


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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application (See “Required Documents” section below).  The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, June 16, 2014.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Be sure to upload the required documents before you submit your application.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.  Mailed/emailed applications will not be accepted.  We are not responsible for incompatible software, illegible/incomplete fax transmissions, interruptions in internet service, etc.

Note: To change or update your application, simply reapply through My USAJOBS, before the closing date.  To check the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (, select Application Status and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

If you cannot apply online:

    1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire:View Occupational Questionnaire
    2. Print the 1203FX form to complete and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire
    3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to (478) 757-3144. Your 1203FX must be placed on top of all materials being faxed and will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

  1. Complete this cover page using the Vacancy ID: 1136635. You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application. 
  2. Fax your documents to (478) 757-3144. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.


The following documents are required:

  1. Résumé 
  2. Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire.
  3. Other documents - use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).  You will not be contacted for additional information.


Midwest Services Branch
Phone: (816)426-5706
Agency Information:
810 Vermont Ave
Washington , DC


After the vacancy announcement closes and a referral certificate is issued, an electronic notification letter - or e-mail - will be sent to applicants who provide an e-mail address.  Otherwise, you will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service within 2 to 4 weeks.

Additional Duty Location Info

Few vacancies in the following locations:
Palo Alto, CA View Map
Denver, CO View Map
Scottsmoor, FL View Map
Honolulu, HI View Map
New Orleans, LA View Map
New York, NY View Map
Seattle, WA View Map

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