As a Construction Control Representative, you will provide oversight of all phases of construction; work with the construction contractor in defining the technical scope of change orders and in distributing the GSA request for a Construction order proposal from the contractors.

Location of Position: National Capital Region, Office of Facility Management – Metropolitan Service Center, Washington, D.C.

*The incumbent will be assigned at the Federal Research Center at White Oak, MD. location*

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As a Construction Control Representative, you will perform the following duties:

  • Responsible for oversight of all phases of construction. Work with the construction contractor in defining the technical scope of change orders and in distributing the GSA request for a Construction order proposal from the contractors; develop cost estimates; and meets with construction contractors. Assure coordination of construction phases relating to Mechanical/Electrical Engineering disciplines.
  • Study drawings and specifications to determine whether or not contract requirements will actually produce results required to coordinate change orders if necessary. Inspect material and workmanship under construction contracts for compliance with contract requirements, applicable codes and safety regulations, establishing the detailed inspection requirements. Approve or rejects tests as conducted by the contractor in the performance of the construction contract. Review and monitors all construction and progress schedules developed and submitted by contractors. Provide government position in regard to disputes, claims, decisions etc.
  • Assist construction cost estimating personnel in providing the technical support for the Contracting Officer to negotiate change orders. When estimating assistance is not available, the incumbent develops cost estimates independently and negotiates, as requested\directed by the Contracting Officer, change orders with the contractor. Determine contract compliance with regard to materials, workmanship and financial aspects. Reviews requirement submittals, shop drawings submittals, change order proposals, and test results.
  • Maintain liaison with occupying Tenant agencies, team leader, contractors and other involved stakeholders. Document all delays and determines responsibility for each. Monitors and reviews contractor submission of samples and cut sheets, shop drawings, for accuracy, compliance, and timeliness. Prepares correspondence, technical reports, fact sheets, status reports and schedules for construction contracts. Provide oral and written reports concerning test evaluations recommendations, findings of fact, justification, discrepancy, omissions, interfacing etc. Provides consultant services to a wide range of personnel including: Construction Engineers, Project Officers, District Managers, Contracting Officers, and Supervisory personnel with GSA

Travel Required

Occasional travel – Occasional travel may be required for training.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
  • Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date
  • Meet time-in-grade within 30 days of the closing date, if applicable
  • Register with the Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/1959

If selected, you must meet the following conditions:

Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch.

  • Serve a one year probationary period, if required.
  • Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 1 investigation level).
  • Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee. We will use the Department of Homeland Security's e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.


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.

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The GS-13 salary range starts at $102,663 per year.

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.

To qualify, you must have at least one year of Specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 in the federal service. 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).


Additional information

Bargaining Unit status: NFFE.

Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility.

On a case-by-case basis, the following incentives may be approved:

  • Recruitment incentive if you are new to the federal government
  • Relocation incentive if you are a current federal employee
  • Credit toward vacation leave if you are new to the federal government

We are also accepting applications from all U.S. Citizens and Nationals under Vacancy Announcement # 21PBSC038KTDE. You must apply separately to each announcement to be considered for both.

We are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled as needed. Additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement in this or other GSA organizations within the same commuting area.

Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed; through other means; or not at all.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

You will be scored on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your possession of the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities. Your responses to these questions must be supported by your resume or your score may be lowered.

  • Knowledge of engineering concepts, principles and practices applicable to the management and oversight for design, construction and alteration projects.
  • Ability to Inspect material and workmanship under construction contracts
  • Knowledge of cost and price analysis principles, techniques and business/industry practices sufficient to identify sources; to analyze cost and pricing.
  • Ability to communicate methods of construction techniques and practices, including industry standards both orally and in writing.

Additional assessments may be used, and, if so, you will be provided with further instructions.

If you are eligible under Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan or GSA's Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP/CTAP) , you must receive a score of 85 or higher to receive priority.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process

Required Documents

ALL required documents must be submitted before the closing date. Review the following list to determine what you need to submit. Note: If required to submit an SF-50 (Notice of Personnel Action), an equivalent agency Notice of Personnel Action form is acceptable. Such document(s) must show all of the following: effective date, position, title, series, grade, and rate of basic pay, tenure group 1 (career) or 2 (career-conditional), position occupied group, and name of agency. If you are a GSA employee (except in the OIG), you are not required to submit an SF-50.

  • If you are a 30% or more disabled veteran, VEOA or VRA applicant or qualified spouse, widow/widower, or parent:
  • Copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 that shows the dates of your active duty service. If selected, a DD-214 showing your type of discharge (member 4 copy) will be required prior to appointment.
  • If you are a disabled veteran, or are applying under VRA or VEOA as a spouse, widow/widower, or parent of a veteran, submit both of the following in addition to the DD-214: (1)completed SF-15 form; and (2) proof of your entitlement (refer to SF-15 for complete list).
  • If you are active duty military– Certification on a letterhead from your military branch that includes your rank, character of service (must be under honorable conditions) & military service dates including discharge/release date (must be no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted).
  • If you are a current Federal employee or Reinstatement Eligible: Submit your latest SF-50.
  • If you are eligible under an Interchange Agreement: Submit your latest SF-50.
  • If you are a former Peace Corp or VISTA volunteer: Submit your Description of Service.
  • If you are a current or former Land Management Agency Employee – Submit a and b:
  • one or more SF-50s, including your most recent one that shows you were on a competitive time-limited appointment(s) with a Land Management Agency and served on the appointment for a period(s) totaling more than 24 months without a break of 2 or more years.
  • Copy of your agency's annual performance appraisal(s) or written reference(s) from a supervisor at the agency verifying satisfactory performance during your appointment(s).
  • If you have a disability: Submit proof of eligibility. For information on eligibility and required documentation, refer to USAJOBS's People With Disabilities page.
  • If you are applying under another special appointment authority: Submit proof of your eligibility under the appropriate appointment authority. See USAJOBS's Resource Center for more information.
  • If you are ICTAP / CTAP eligiblesubmit a, b, and c: (a) proof of eligibility including agency notice; (b) SF-50, and (c) most recent performance appraisal.
  • Current or Former Political Appointees: Submit SF-50.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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