Construction Control Representative, GS-0809-11 (MPP)(AG)

Department Of The Interior Folsom, CA
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

Want to work for a contemporary water management agency whose mission is to assist in meeting the increasing water demands of the West while protecting the environment and the public's investment? Join the staff of the Bureau of Reclamation as a Construction Control Representative responsible for overseeing and inspecting work performed by contractors on new construction, repair and rehabilitation projects of water resources and water conveyance systems.

This position is located with the Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Construction Office with a duty station in Folsom, CA. For more information on the Folsom area visit:

Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

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Serves as a Construction Control Representative on one or more of the following types of projects: earthen and concrete dams, canals, pipelines, diversion dams, pumping facilities, hydroelectric generation plants, switch yards, pumping facilities for fish and wildlife mitigation and enhancement, hazardous waste cleanup sites, environmental restoration, concrete structure and buildings.

Reviews project plans and specifications prior to contract advertisement to determine practicability from a construction standpoint.

Attends pre-bid and preconstruction conferences to discuss principal construction features and requirements in terms of methods and equipment.

Manages control of the borrow area excavation of various construction materials and processing them to meet contract specifications as to gradation, moisture, and uniform type prior to placing the materials to prescribed lines and grades.

Observes and investigates construction at all stages to identify problems, reports potential problems, and takes timely action to recommend changes, and investigates need for contract change orders.

Implements and conducts a safety and health program for subordinates including instruction and policies. Investigates all accidents, prepares reports and forms, evaluates the causes and effects, and determines corrective action required.

On large constructions projects, leads three to six subordinate construction inspectors or technicians. Distributes and balances workloads and trains subordinates on technical aspects of the work. Assures timely and accurate accomplishment of assigned workloads.

Keeps contractor informed of requirements concerning construction scheduling, progress reporting, safety measures, wage and hour law observance, labor relations, and payroll records.

Compiles construction inspection and progress reports. Prepares technical data on specific phases or features of construction for inclusion in special and periodic reports and memoranda or correspondence relating to the overall inspection program.

Reviews "as-built" drawings to ensure changes in plans and specifications have been accurately noted and updates field drawings at completion of construction.

Travel Required

75% or less - Significant Travel is Required (75% or more of the time).

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply This job is open to…

Internal employees of the Bureau of Reclamation serving under permanent appointments and Current or Former time-limited employees eligible under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA).

Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.

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0809 Construction Control Technical

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* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* Must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license.

* Pre-Employment medical examination is required.

* Position Subject to an Extensive Background Investigation

Applicants must meet all qualification requirements, including time-in-grade restrictions and any selective factors, by the closing date of this announcement.

Time-in-Grade: Current career or career-conditional employees of the Federal government, or former career or career-conditional employees, who have a break in service of less than one year, are required to meet the time-in-grade restriction of one year of Federal experience at the next lower grade, with few exceptions outlined in 5 CFR 300.603(b).


Applicants must have one year of specialized experience as defined below:

GS-11, in-service candidates: One year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal service.

Definition of Specialized Experience: To meet specialized experience, your resume must describe experience that demonstrates the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities as follows:

Experience as a Field engineer, engineering technician, construction manager, construction representative or similar occupation with extensive work in the field personally inspecting construction work performed by private contractors on a major project or major segment of a complex construction project. Field inspection experience involves overseeing/inspecting work of private contractors; interpreting construction plans and specifications; resolving problems of non-compliance and unauthorized deviations with the contractor; and preparing technical construction reports. Examples of projects: inspecting construction or rehabilitation on earth and concrete dams, reservoirs, construction of canals for irrigation systems; inspecting and testing the installation or rehabilitation of complex and sophisticated electrical and mechanical equipment and systems found pumping plants, powerhouse or in large multi-story and special purpose buildings such as hospitals or a laboratory; inspecting construction of roads, bridges, and utilities in connection to a major construction project; inspection of major phases of commercial or industrial buildings or complicated structures with highly complex construction problems. These examples are not all inclusive.

Experience that would not normally be part of an applicant's position may be creditable when documented by satisfactory evidence (e.g., a memorandum from the manager or human resources director, SF-52, or similar documentation).

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). 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.