Department Of Energy Loveland , CO 80537
Primary responsibility includes monitoring and documenting construction of power system facilities 69kV and above including major substations, transmission lines and buildings within the region. In this capacity, incumbent interprets contract plans and specifications and recommends changes in design, specifications and schedules to accommodate conditions at the construction site or to expedite construction. Work involves complex coordination regarding construction and right-of-way activities
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Interprets design drawings and contract specifications and inspects construction of substations
, transmission lines, and other facilities to ensure conformance with contract provisions, standards codes and safety regulations.
Planning, organizing, and coordinating design changes, reviewing contractor submittals, proposals and project schedules related to construction of transmission lines and substations. Interpreting design drawings and contract specifications.
Documents construction progress and events utilizing daily reports and keeps management staff informed of current and potential problems on construction projects related to the construction of transmission lines, substations and other facilities.
Reviews, monitors and ensures effective use of the on-site safety and environmental programs involving Western and construction contractor operations.
75% or less
0809 Construction Control Technical
You must be a United States Citizen.
This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements
You must meet all the qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement. You may review the qualification requirements here.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:
At the GS-9 level: Experience which demonstrates knowledge of the theories, principles, practices, and techniques of construction and construction inspection, such as that gained while working on the construction electrical power systems or other large industrial construction sites. Experience includes interpreting plans and specification, inspecting materials and workmanship to ensure quality, safety and compliance with contractual requirements, reviewing contractor submitted documents for accuracy and adequacy.
At the GS-10 level: Experience which demonstrates knowledge of the theories, principles, practices, and techniques of constriction and construction inspection such as that gained while working on the construction of high voltage power system (69kV or above) expansion and rehabilitation projects. Experience includes interpreting plans and specifications: inspecting materials and workmanship to ensure quality, safety and compliance with contractual requirements; reviewing contractor-submitted documents for accuracy and adequacy; providing input to project engineers toward solutions or courses of action required based upon thorough knowledge of contract specifications, common trade practices, and observations made at project sites; and furnishing field information for construction progress.
At the GS-11 level: Experience which demonstrates knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and techniques of construction and construction inspection such as that gained working on the construction of power system expansion and rehabilitation projects which have a voltage rating of 69 kV or above. Experience shall also demonstrate the ability to determine proper electrical system clearance limits, perform switching and ensure that proper protective grounding is in place prior to working on or near electrical equipment.
Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!
1.Knowledge of construction practices, policies, and methods involved in the construction of power system facilities to coordinate construction, inspection and testing activities.
2.Ability to effectively manage contracts for inspection services and to establish detailed inspection requirements, schedules and control methods
3.Through knowledge of safety and health regulations and practices for electrical power facilities construction to ensure compliance with safety standards.
"Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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.
CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.
You must meetallqualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
For this position, education cannot be substituted for experience.
New employees to the Department of Energy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check.
More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
All males born after December 31, 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.
If selected for this position, your appointment is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment, during the pre-employment process.
If selected, you will be required to complete a questionnaire and are subject to a criminal background check to determine suitability for Federal employment before appointment.
If selection is made at a lower grade, promotion up to the full performance level may be made without further competition. However, promotion(s) will depend on the performance of the incumbent and are not guaranteed.
The selectee for this position may be eligible to receive a recruitment or relocation incentive of up to 25% of the base salary. You will need to sign an employment agreement to be eligible for this incentive.
If you are tentatively selected for this position, you will be required to have a physical examination at Federal expense that will determine whether you are qualified to perform the duties of the position. An offer of employment will depend upon your successfully passing the physical examination.
You must test negative for illegal drugs before placement in the position, and will be subject to random drug testing thereafter. If a determination of the use of illegal drugs is confirmed, non-selection or disciplinary action, up to and including removal from Federal service, may result.
You will be required to possess a pair of fully-encased safety-toed footwear meeting the standard ASTM F 2413-05 upon reporting to work.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above
The Department of Energy uses an application tracking system to evaluate the responses you provide in the applicant assessment questionnaire to place you into an initial quality category via OPM's Category Rating procedures. Then, the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will conduct a quality review of your application and supporting documentation to ensure you have been placed into the appropriate quality category.
Your application is rated based on the extent and quality of your experience, education (when applicable), and training as described in your resume and applicant assessment. Your credentials are measured against the established duties of the position at the grade level(s) being advertised.
The quality categories are usually defined as "Best Qualified", "Well Qualified", and "Qualified", although they may differ slightly based on individual agency policy.
If you are eligible for career transition assistance plans such as ICTAP or CTAP, you must meet the definition of "well qualified" which is defined as having a score of 85 or better.
If you are a Veteran Preference eligible candidate, you will be listed at the top of whichever quality category your rating places you in. CP/CPS veterans are placed at the top of the highest category for all positions except professional and scientific positions at GS-9 and higher.
If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.
Selecting Official may check references on those applicants referred for consideration.
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ALL APPLICANTS:You must submit a resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.
Your resume should list all work experience (paid and unpaid); you should list the full name and address of the each employer.
Your experience listing should show the start and end dates (include month, day, and year); you must also list the average number of hours per week that you worked.
Your resume should also include any education and training you have completed (list the program title, subject area, number of hours completed, and completion date).
For more information about what to include in your resume, please view this
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Most DOE offices will allow you to submit a resume in the format of your choice (as an attached document or as a USAJOBS Resume Builder format). However, some offices may require the USAJOBS resume format. You will be notified at the time you click 'Apply Online' which is required.
It is important that you are complete and thorough in your resume. If any of the above information is not included in your resume, we may not be able to fully credit you for your experience.
If specific educational requirements are indicated for this vacancy: Documentation verifying your educational claimswhich can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and final grade. Please see the Education section for more information.
Displaced Federal employees:You will need to submit documentation verifying your involuntary separation and CTAP/ICTAP status. Please see the
OPM Guide to Career Transitionfor more information.
Veterans:veteran eligibility documentation(DD-214, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency which will allow you to apply under the (Veterans Opportunity to Work) VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.
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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To be considered for this position
, you must submit your complete application no later than 11:59 pm U.S. Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete application prior to the closing time (regardless of when you started) the application system will not allow you to finish! Requests for extensions will not be granted, so please begin the application process allowing yourself enough time to finish before the deadline. Our application system displays a countdown timer in the top-left corner of the screen for your reference. For your security, your session in our online application system will "time-out" if you are inactive for a certain period of time. We recommend that you preview the assessment questions before you apply and prepare all of your information prior to beginning the application. If you do get "timed-out" you will have to log back in to USAJOBS and re-visit the vacancy announcement, you can then click "Update Application" to finish where you left off.
Steps to submit a complete application:
1.You must have an active USAJOBS account and be logged in.
2.You must have a complete resume associated with your USAJOBS account. Please note that some DOE offices do not accept uploaded resumes and instead require that you submit a USAJOBS-formatted resume using the Resume Builder.
3.Once you are logged in and all of your application materials are ready, click on the 'Apply Online' button to get started.
4.You will be given the option to include your resume, documents, and demographic information from your USAJOBS profile. You will then be transferred to the Department of Energy's application tracking system. If you select documents from your USAJOBS account, you MUST complete the download process in a later step or your USAJOBS documentation WILL NOT be transferred! See Step 6.
5.You must respond to all applicant assessment questions, carefully following all instructions provided.
6.You will then be asked