Construction Control Representative

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration | Pittsburgh, PA

Posted Date 6/30/2020
Description The Construction Control Representative is located within the Project Management Section of VAPHS Facilities Management. The position is responsible for support of station-level, Non-Recurring Maintenance and Minor construction. The incumbent will support in-house Architects and Engineers by providing. construction management and administration. This includes; project planning, design development, contract administration, construction quality control, construction safety and activations.

  • Participates in design review conferences, reviews preliminary plans and specifications prior to advertisement for practicability, anticipated physical obstructions, construction difficulties and the availability materials.
  • Attends and participates in pre-bid conferences.
  • Reviews final plans and specifications for construction feasibility and practical accomplishment.
  • Interprets and communicates technical specification to non-technical project stakeholders.
  • Reviews, evaluates and decides the suitability of completed work, adequacy of construction methods and equipment, practicability of construction operations, reasonableness of schedules and estimates, adequacy of inspection and control procedures and effectiveness of construction processes.
  • Prepares project progress reports, computation sheets from bid breakdowns and contractor pricing.
  • Recommend progress payments based upon the percentage of work satisfactorily completed and determines withholdings for unsatisfactory work.
  • Assures that all work under contract provisions has been completed as required and that no deficiencies exist that would preclude recommending final payment to contractor.
  • Incumbent furnishes all reports and data required for transfer upon completion of construction.
  • Confers with Project Manager and/or Project Engineer related to control, placement, consistency and suitability of materials and equipment.
  • Provides feedback related to special construction problems affecting progress or quality of construction work.
  • Provide field supervision.
  • Provides oversight of construction operations using established methods, procedures and techniques.
  • Ensure proper quality and quantity of material and equipment, workmanship.
  • Ensure the adequacy of contractor's methods, procedures and operations.
  • Ensure that work is carried out in accordance with plans and specifications.
  • Participate in contract negotiations to modify existing terms.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Occasional temporary tour changes may be necessary to provide project oversight.)
Compressed/Flexible: Not available
Tele-work: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: / 00386-A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not AuthorizedTo qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 07/22/2020.

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 by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-10. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade.

Note: 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.

You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below:
  • Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-10 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: proposing, reviewing, implementing and modifying contract proposals for feasibility, recommending design/efficiencies
    improvements within proposed contracts, review blueprints, schematics, shop drawings and specifications before projects commence,
    recommending the approval/disapproval of progress/benchmark payments to contractors, coordinating construction operations with
    management officials/outside organizations to minimize interference with operations, providing support to contractors throughout
    construction projects by assisting in the review of schedules, assisting with inspections and compiling reports on cost performance.
  • Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have completed a PhD in a substantially similar field related to the position.
  • Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education beyond the graduate level and experience at the GS-10 level.
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Communications
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Technical Competence

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; religions; 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.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements: The work requires some physical exertion, such as long periods of standing, walking over rough, uneven, rocky or
slippery surfaces. The position may also required recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, climbing or similar activities. This includes
the need to carryout light to moderately heavy lifting (Up to 50 lbs) on a recurring basis. Duties are carried out in a variety of environments
including regular visits to construction/industrial sites both indoors and outdoors. The incumbent will be required to work on scaffolds,
performing inspections in tiring and uncomfortable positions.

Work Environment: Incumbent is required to work both inside on hard concrete surfaces and outdoors on uneven surfaces in all types of
weather conditions. Work involves regular and recurring exposure to moderate risks and discomforts, such as dust, strong odors, or fumes from
fuels, chemicals, or engine exhaust; high levels of noise and vibration, dust, grease, electrical hazards, uncovered moving parts of machinery,
moving machinery; or outdoor conditions involving moderate exposure to rain and cold/hot weather. The work environment requires the employee to stay alert continually and to take special safety precautions including wearing special protective items of clothing.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at

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