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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Construction Control Inspector in New Orleans, Louisiana

Summary About the Position: Serve as inspector on civil works construction sites inspecting a variety of construction operations with responsibility for assuring that all work is completed in accordance with plans and specifications and in adherence to the terms of the contract. Responsibilities Conduct inspections on construction operations, materials, and/or methods for levee earthwork construction sites ensuring compliance with construction plans and specifications for assigned projects. Verify completed construction work is in accordance with plans and specifications and adherence to the terms of the contract for assigned projects. Inspect all construction phases to verify compliance with contract schedules, specifications, submittal registers, and shop drawings for assigned projects. Conducts field inspections of completed work in order to make recommendations as to accept or reject construction work for assigned projects. Review plans and specifications for new construction projects in order to locate and attempt to correct potential constructability problems in the proposed design on assigned projects. Provide data from daily reports, field observations, and progress schedules of material, equipment and labor that may be used to respond to contractor claims. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. Current Department of Army Civilian EmployeesCurrent Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)Interagency Career Transition Assistance PlanLand Management Workforce Flexibility ActMilitary Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473Non-Department of Defense (DoD) TransferPeople with Disabilities, Schedule APriority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) EligibleReinstatementVeterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998 In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. Specialized Experience for the GS-5: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-04 grade level in the Federal service which includes applying construction practices and procedures involved in the inspection of materials and workmanship on construction projects; reviewing and interpreting construction plans and specifications; assist in inspecting materials and workmanship; assist in preparing daily reports documenting quality and testing performed; and assist insuring adherence to safety requirements. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-04). OR GS-05 - Education substitution: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree (a) with the major study in an appropriate field of engineering, construction, or industrial technology; or (b) that included at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such as drafting, surveying, mathematics, physical science, industrial technology, industrial arts, or technical subjects pertinent to construction; or engineering technician work such as electricity, material testing, or engineering mechanics.(Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.) OR Combination of Education and Experience: Applicants that have less than one year of specialized experience as described above may combine education in order to qualify for this position. Applicants must have at least 2 years of education as described above, which includes at least 12 semester hours of the required coursework above. The combination of education and experience must equal at least 100%.(To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then, divide your semester hours of undergraduate education by 30. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.(Note: Your must attach a copy of your transcripts.) Specialized Experience for the GS-6: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service which includes reviewing and interpreting construction plans and specifications for constructability and practicability; providing field measurements and computations; assist in reviewing pay estimates for contractor work; assist in reviewing cost estimates and recommending quantity takeoffs; assist in preparing daily reports documenting quality and testing performed; and insuring adherence to safety requirements. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05). Specialized Experience for the GS-7: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06 grade level in the Federal service performing work which includes conducting inspections of completed work and making recommendations as to acceptance or rejection; preparing daily reports documenting quality and testing performed; and enforcing industry and safety standards.. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-06). Specialized Experience for the GS-8: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service performing work which includes experience inspecting construction operations through various phases of project completion associated with water resource projects such as embankments, concrete and flood control structures, drainage structures, pump stations and river stabilization projects; preparing daily reports documenting quality and testing performed; resolving construction issues which do not require significant departure from plans and specifications; advising contractors on requirements for construction scheduling; conducting regular visits to construction sites to monitor and review contractors progress of work; and enforcing industry and safety standards. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07). You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: Compliance Inspection and Program ManagementInformation GatheringInspection, Test, and Measurement TechniquesMission ExecutionOral CommunicationWriting Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent GS-4 for GS-5; GS-5 for GS-6; GS-6 for GS-7; GS-7 for GS-8. With regards to time-in-grade validation, if you held a position other than a GS pay plan, be sure your resume includes the pay plan and the salary you earned during the assignment. Without this information, your time-in-grade validation may not be able to be verified and will result in your not meeting the time-grade requirement for this vacancy. Time-In-Grade requirement must be met no later than 30 days after the closing date of this announcement. Time in Grade must be met by the closing date of the announcement. Qualifications must be met by the closing date of the announcement. Education FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html Additional Information Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. Two year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct deposit of pay is required. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. This is a Career Program (CP) - 18 position You may claim military spouse preference (MSP). If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest. Information may be requested regarding the vaccination status of selectees for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols. For more information, visit https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/. Management may select at either/any of the grade levels announced. This position has promotion potential to the GS-08. Promotion is never automatic. Promotion is based on the recommendation by the supervisor that employee meets all necessary qualification requirements for promotion, is performing the full scope of the major duties, and is functioning under the supervisory controls as stated in the target job description.

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