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.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume 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.
Veteran's 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 DD-214(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 " SF15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," (go to http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) and required documentation with your application materials. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants will be ranked based on four quality groups, as follows:
- Best qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;
- Well qualified - applicants possessing 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; and
- Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.
After the vacancy announcement closes, reviewed applications are evaluated against the questionnaire responses and placed in the appropriate quality group. Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by being placed at the top of the appropriate quality group. Qualifying veterans with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the best qualified group. The best qualified group is the first to be referred to the hiring facility for further consideration and possible interview. The remaining groups may be referred based on the number of applicants available.