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    This position is located in the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), Planning and Project Management, Construction Division, Construction Branch. The selectee will inspect work on construction projects for compliance with contract requirements. Projects involve structures which are of great historical significance at multiple sites throughout the Capitol Complex. Projects are typically highly visible, attracting considerable attention from stakeholders and the public.

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    The position may require a day or night shift tour of duty and weekend work. The shift and hours will be assigned upon selection.


    - The Construction Inspector is responsible for the oversight of assigned construction activities involving restoration or renovation projects. Serves as an on-site inspector for various civil, structural, architectural, and mechanical projects and day-to-day phases of construction. Monitors construction activities from planning and design through demolition and accessioning of completed projects to ensure work is performed in full compliance with construction documents. Applies a knowledge of all laws, regulations, and specifications relating to construction related environmental requirements of the project. Provides timely written documentation in the form of daily construction reports capturing work performed and status of compliance with contract requirements. Prepares various logs, technical notes, and technical summaries. Tracks construction activities against baseline and progress schedules to determine compliance with project schedule for on time completion of work. Maintains list of deficiencies and tracks deficiency for timely correction.

    - Provides subject matter expertise to ensure the requirements of assigned contracts are met. Regularly communicates with COTR concerning progress and or lack of progress timely identifying issues that could impact schedule, scope, quality, and budget. Performs on site quality assurance. Provides recommendations on controversial matters arising between Government and contractor personnel. Responsible for ensuring that the entire scope of the work is performed and that all quality requirements placed on the construction/installation contractor are strictly enforced. Monitors the execution of construction activities from start through completion and participates in acceptance and turnover.  Assists the Contracting Officer (CO) and Contracting Officers Technical Representative (COTR) in taking appropriate action in cases of inadequate or nonconforming performance. Coordinates construction activities with consultants, in-house work force managers, the Superintendents' Offices, and United States Capitol Police. Writes draft correspondence for CO and COTR to send to contractors notifying them of noncompliance and deficiency issues.  Reads, understands, and interprets complex drawings and specifications and coordinates work with multiple disciplines. Reviews reports on construction status and progress, quality control and quality assurance, administration, and contractors’ estimates related to construction progress. Determines such matters as suitability of completed work, adequacy of construction equipment, practicability of construction operations, and reasonableness of schedules and cost estimates.  Consults with on-site and off-site architect/engineer personnel in the resolution of design conflicts or feasibility of construction changes proposed by contractors. Conducts labor interviews for compliance with Davis Bacon Act and other applicable labor regulations and standards.  Reviews and analyzes plans and specifications, drawings, designs, site conditions, and proposed construction schedules to determine and recommend action necessary to correct deficiencies through modification of contract. Participates in negotiation of contract modifications. Reviews engineering records, files, and as-built project drawings.

     - Utilizes a thorough knowledge of and compliance with all OSHA safety rules and regulations to ensure that work progresses in a safe manner and to initiate or take corrective action on unsafe conditions in managed areas. Provides or receives training, either on the job or through classroom training, to ensure that all workers know how to use required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/524111300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.