Construction Control Representative

General Services Administration - Agency Wide | Philadelphia, PA

Posted Date 11/01/2019

THIS IS A PUBLIC NOTICE: Please review further information below regarding how this posting will be used.

As a Construction Control Representative (Construction Manager), you will be responsible for complex, large, and politically sensitive prospectus projects. 

This position is in the Public Buildings Service (PBS), Office of Leasing. We are currently filling many vacancies in a variety of locations.

This Notice is issued under direct-hire authority to recruit new talent to occupations for which there is a critical need of candidates. We have a severe shortage of qualified applicants for our Construction Control Representative (Construction Manager). To help us fill these jobs, we have been granted “Direct Hire Authority” or DHA. This means that when we have a vacant job, we can hire any qualified candidate, either from this notice or from any source. The benefit of applying to this notice is that your application may be shared with a hiring manager if they request resumes from this notice.

A few key facts about this DHA notice:

  • Many vacancies may be filled at the GS-13 level.
  • Jobs may be located in any of the metropolitan areas listed.
  • Availability of positions vary by location. 
  • Current civil service employees will receive new appointments if selected under this Direct Hire Authority.
  • Current GSA employees on competitive service appointments will not be considered.

Each metropolitan area will independently review applications and decide who to interview. For questions about
the selection process, contact the following:

  • New England Region - MA:
  • Greater Southeast Region - AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN: 404-331-3186
  • Great Lakes Region - IL: 312-353-5547
  • Rocky Mountain Region - CO:
  • Mid-Atlantic Region - MD, PA, VA, WV: 215-446-4973
  • Pacific Rim Region - CA:

If you have general questions about this job posting, or are having difficulty applying, contact us at 816-823-2006,

For information on DHA, please visit


  • Oversees construction of lease and federal projects, either personally, or through contract construction management firms.          
  • Develops scopes of work, schedules, detailed fee estimates, contract criteria, and other pertinent documentation if professional design services from architecture and engineering (A/E) firms are required.  Assists Contracting Officer in negotiating contracts and design changes with A/E firms in coordination with agency representatives and manages the overall planning and design phase of projects.
  • Evaluates and/or recommends the work of A/E firms to ensure compliance with all regulations and design criteria.  Administers A/E contracts, as well as alteration and new construction contracts and recommends approval or rejection of all or parts of the proposals.
  • Conducts or directs contracted services (A/E firm) to conduct site investigations to determine feasibility; topography; subsurface conditions; site configuration; or condition of structure and essential data before initiating design.
  •  Coordinates with others to assure that all technical areas are addressed, proper design consideration is given and that the total project objectives and schedules are met. Prepares and updates milestone schedules for project delivery, and reporting on project status. Meets with local organizations to ensure that designs are compatible with the adjacent built environment and to assess the availability of a construction workforce.
  • Resolves or directs contracted services (A/E firm) to resolve design problems. Prepares or directs contracted services

For each job on your resume, provide:

  • the exact dates you held  each job (from month/year to month/year)
  • number of hours per week you worked (if part time).    

If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.

For a brief video on creating a Federal resume, click here

Starting Pay for all locations will be dependent upon the associated GS-Locality Pay Table for that area. If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you are selected. The GS-13 salary range starts as low as $88,704.00 and as high as $139,916.00 per year depending on the locality pay of the duty location.  

To qualify for the GS-13, you must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-12.

Specialized experience is experience which included responsibility for developing and managing construction or alteration projects. Such experience must demonstrate experience defining requirements with customers; applying construction and cost estimating methods and techniques; contract administration; inspection and acceptance of materials and workmanship; and construction, installation or repair of various types of systems used in public use buildings (e.g., heating, air conditioning, fire safety, ventilation, plumbing).

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