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Western Area Power Administration Construction Control Representative in Loveland, Colorado

Summary

Where would I be working?

Western Area Power Administration,Rocky Mountain Region, Maintenance, Engineering and Construction, Loveland, CO (J5600).

Responsibilities

As a Construction Control Representative your primary responsibility will include monitoring and documenting construction of power system facilities 69kV and above including major substations, transmission lines, and buildings within Rocky Mountain Region. In this capacity, you will interpret contract plans and specifications and recommend changes in design, specifications and schedules to accommodate conditions at the construction site or to expedite construction. You will interpret contract plans and specifications and work closely with the contractor to review compliance with plans and specifications and ensure that work methods, schedules, construction materials and quality of workmanship are in accordance with contract provisions. Work involves complex coordination with a multitude of individuals involved with construction and right-of-way activities. You will have the ability to direct contractor’s attention to safety hazards that may affect the work under contract, and ensure corrective actions are taken. You will also assure that labor and safety standards are maintained and report all injuries to your supervisor, and maintain a set of drawings on which all variations are clearly marked to indicate as built conditions.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

You must be a United States Citizen.

This employer participates in the e-Verify program.

See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements

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Qualifications

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 REQUIREMENTSA 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-09 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 of power system 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.

At the GS-10 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 of high voltage power system (69kV and 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. Knowledge of construction practices, policies, and methods involved in the construction of power system facilities to coordinate construction, inspection and testing activities.

Knowledge of safety and health regulations and practices for electrical power facilities construction to ensure compliance with safety standards.

Ability to communicate orally and in writing to articulate complex or technical information.

Ability to effectively manage contracts for inspection services and to establish detailed inspection requirements, schedules and control methods. "Experience" refers to paidandunpaid 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,includingvolunteer 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.

Education

For this position, education cannot be substituted for experience.

Additional Information

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. 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 will be required to possess a pair of fully-encased safety-toed footwear meeting the standard ASTM F 2413-05 upon reporting to work.

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