The qualification requirements listed below must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.
You qualify for this position at the IC-09 level (starting salary $59,192) if you possess the following: One full year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (IC-07) in the Federal Service. This experience may have been gained in the federal government, a state or local government, a non-profit organization, the private sector, or as a volunteer; however, your resume must clearly describe at least one year of specialized experience.
Specialized experience for this position includes:
- Writing/reviewing construction cost estimates,
- Reviewing/interpreting criteria and/or requirements related to construction cost estimating,
- Utilizing commercial cost estimating software in the development nonresidential construction cost estimating, etc.
master's or equivalent graduate degree or
2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree
LL.B. or J.D., if related
Individual Occupational Requirements
Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- architecture, engineering, building construction, or other
fields related to the position.
General Experience (for GS-5 positions): Experience in reading and interpreting working drawings of buildings, or
other comparable engineering or architectural structures, and in other duties related to architecture, construction,
civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering. Work should have provided construction knowledge of material
estimating, cost estimating, work planning, construction work methods, inspection, quality control on materials and
workmanship, and safety procedures.
Specialized Experience (for positions above GS-5): Experience in the preparation or review of plans, specifications,
or estimates of materials and costs for the construction, extension, alteration, or repair of buildings. Applicants should
have knowledge of the residential construction field, and experience in the development of plans and specifications,
and in negotiation work. This experience may have been obtained working as a contractor or as a draftsperson in an
architectural engineering firm. However, any drafting experience must have provided an opportunity to acquire
Appropriate experience includes working with diverse construction materials (brick, lumber, reinforced concrete,
steel) and types of structures (housing, single-family dwellings and multi-family apartment units, and industrial and
commercial structures). Applicants should be familiar with matters such as planning a subdivision, laying out traffic
flow in a multi-family apartment structure, or working out specification problems in plans.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Your application must show that you meet all requirements for this position. You may be found “not qualified” if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position.
NOTE: Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience. In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time. As qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their federal resume. For a brief video on How to Create a Federal Resume, click here. NOTE: If you are using the USAJOBS Resume Builder, please insert the dates of employment in MM/DD/YY format at the top of the “Duties, Accomplishments, and Related Skills” text field for each period of employment included on your resume.
Current or former FEMA Reservists/DAE employees: To accurately credit your experience for these intermittent positions, make sure to list the dates (from MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) of each deployment, along with the job title and specific duties you were responsible for during each deployment. Failure to provide this information may result in disqualification.