Construction Management Specialist
United States Department of State
INL office at State Annex-1,
Columbia Plaza, 2400 E Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
Secret Security Clearance (May begin work with an Interim Secret Clearance)
ATSG Corporation is seeking a qualified candidate to fill a position for a Construction Management Specialist. The U.S. Department of State is the lead institution for the conduct of American diplomacy and the Secretary of State is the President’s principal foreign policy advisor. The Department of State’s mission is to advance U.S. national security interests, fight terrorism, protect U.S. interests abroad, and implement foreign policy initiatives that build a freer, prosperous and secure world.
The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) keeps Americans safe at home by countering international crime, illegal drugs, and instability abroad. INL helps countries deliver justice and fairness by strengthening their police, courts, and corrections systems. These efforts reduce the amount of crime and illegal drugs reaching U.S. shores.
INL’s Management Assistance and Post Support (MAPS) division is responsible for supporting the post-award contract management function. The division’s customers include INL program managers, contracting officers (CO), and contracting officer’s representatives (COR). MAPS professionals serve as information brokers between contract management stakeholders in acquisition, resource management, and corporate communities. MAPS closely teams with stakeholders to monitor contractor performance, ensure that cost, service quality and delivery schedules are in compliance with terms and conditions of the contract, and to ensure the application of sound financial management and administrative control.
The Construction Management Specialist (CMS) serves as a member of a team with responsibility for providing technical support to the various INL Program Offices in the development, planning and coordination of various construction projects, which support the INL mission worldwide. Each team member is responsible for managing the full post-award life cycle of assigned contracts to optimize INL’s accountability on these high visibility projects. The CMS on occasion may deploy overseas to assist INL Program Offices with the development of design/program requirements for Rule of Law initiatives related to all types of construction and renovation projects. The CMS may be deployed prior to the delegation of a Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) to assist the Program Office in development of the acquisition plan as well as the design requirements for the program. The CMS may assist the Program Office in developing the Request for Proposal (RFP) and associated design documents for the solicitation; reviewing responses to Requests for Information (RFI) from interested vendors; assist the office of Acquisition Management (AQM) in coordinating site visits for interested vendors and stake holders; participate as a non-voting member of the Technical Evaluation Panel (TEP); serve as a subject matter expert (SME) on Design Build, and Design-Bid-Build construction projects and related matters; and provide guidance to the Program Office on construction-related issues to include OSHA and environmental concerns. The CMS in conjunction with the specific embassy program officer will coordinate with various foreign government personnel to develop the design requirements for construction projects in support of the INL program office objectives.
Assist the Program Office in the preparation of program objectives as they relate to construction projects, construction specifications, cost and material estimates, project schedules and reports.
Provide program and construction-related financial guidance (e.g., materials and labor cost estimates) to program managers and other INL employees in program countries.
Provide advice and assistance to other staff members, as appropriate and senior managers on program management and construction contracting problems or issues.
Review and provide analysis and recommendations concerning the development of construction performance requirements and participate in Technical Design Reviews for Host Country law enforcement agencies.
Work closely with the Program Managers, INL Directors, Division Chief(s) and other senior staff to develop a construction management program in support of program objectives at various embassies, and consulates.
Assist in the analysis and evaluation of (on a quantitative or qualitative basis) cost proposals for construction projects and related services.
Assist the program office in the development of work requirements for construction contracts on Design Build and Design Bid Build projects in support of Rule of Law initiatives in foreign countries.
Conduct field inspections for various construction projects, evaluate compliance with International Building Codes, verify compliance with OSHA and EPA requirements, and compliance with requirements noted in contract documents (construction documents).
Advise on the distribution of work among positions and organizations and the appropriate staffing levels and skills mix.
Provide guidance and advise on construction of police precincts and correctional facilities.
Evaluate and advise on the organization, methods, and procedures for providing administrative support systems such as records, communications, directives, forms, files, and documentation as it relates to construction management;
Assist in the review of invoices and/or help draft justifications for program increases or changes in the budget submissions, particularly those requiring contract actions.
Research and investigate new or improved construction methodologies and technologies to meet unique program objectives.
Assist in the review of construction submittals, change order requests, value-engineering proposals and recommend actions on behalf of the program office.
Liaise with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, or other Federal Agencies, on construction projects.
Serve as advisor to the INL Contracting Officer Representative (COR) on general construction matters.
Audit the processes and procedures for the inspection and testing of construction materials.
Observe and assist with inspection of construction work to ensure technical and physical security integrity.
Assist with monitoring and inspection of construction projects when properly delegated.
Assist in developing engineering specifications and drawings.
Review field surveys, inspections or technical investigations of topography, soils, drainage and water supply systems, road and highway systems, and buildings and structures to provide data for engineering projects.
Assist the Program Office in other technical functions in support of civil engineering activities.
Review and document performance issues in relation to original contract award amount and completion time, ensuring appropriate approvals; review progress reports, updates plan and schedules. Review, monitor and report the status of multiple contractor projects to various program offices to ensure the results achieve the bureau’s goals.
Review job specifications to determine appropriate construction methods.
Monitor the contractor’s requisition of supplies and materials to complete construction projects.
Assist the Program Office in the preparation and submission of budget estimates and progress and cost-tracking reports for each construction project.
Review quality control assurance program implemented by the Contractor.
Review and approve submittals such as mobilization and demobilization plans, area use plans, and security plans.
Participate in Technical Evaluation Panels (TEP) as a non-voting member and assist in the review cost proposals.
Secret Security Clearance.
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
A minimum of ten years’ experience in relevant field.
Proven knowledge of Federal policies and procedures including methods of providing assistance and the Federal budget process.
Demonstrated knowledge of Federal regulations in regard to area of specific need
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
Demonstrated experience facilitating organizational change.
Preferred Qualifications:Ten (10) years’ professional work experience, to include:
At least two (2) years monitoring projects of a scale, scope and complexity commensurate with INL’s multi-million-dollar projects.
At least one (1) year equivalent to the GS-12 level in the federal service.
Overall, preferred experience includes:
At least four (4) years’ experience in senior project management roles that involve strategic planning, project management using critical path methodology, resource management, quality control processes, and budgeting,
At least two (2) years of program/contract management oversight OCONUS, in a high threat, austere environment,
At least four (4) years’ experience with Facility Management and/or maintain a FMS – Facility Management Specialist designation through the Building Owners and managers Institute (BOMI),
Significant experience in modular design and construction, general design and construction or permanent infrastructure design/build projects,
Significant experience in construction cost estimating.
Training or experience in contract administration principles, Federal Acquisition Regulations, and other State Department policies, regulations and procedures.
Superior administrative and management skills, to include:
Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership techniques, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Excellent oral and written English communication skills, including negotiation and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated understanding of DOS Acquisition Regulations (DOSAR).
Bachelor’s Degree in a construction-related discipline.
Experience on Design Build construction projects.
Experience with vertical construction projects outside the United States.
Demonstrated working knowledge of related engineering fields other than applicant's field of specialty.
- Candidates are encouraged to submit a .doc or .docx resume that explicitly addresses each of the requirements listed above.
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