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Construction Management Specialist

Company: Department of Defense
Location: Newport
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

  • Duties




You will serve as a CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST in the OTH Remote Construction Division, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa, of NAVAL FACILITIES ENG COMMAND ATLANTIC.

Salary listed above does not include locality pay. Locality adjustment will be determined by duty location once a selection has been made.

This position may be filled as a temporary reassignment or temporary promotion.

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  • You will manage multiple priorities and provide technical recommendations/solutions to complex problems encountered during the administration of the construction contracts.
  • You will coordinate post-award contract meetings, preconstruction conferences, (informal or formal) partnering meetings, schedule acceptance meeting, design review meetings, coordination and mutual understanding meeting, and final inspections.
  • You will manage the contractor Requests for Information (RFIs) and ensuring timely responses.
  • You will serve as Contracting Officer?s Representative (COR) in the management and administration of construction projects.
  • You will prepare property record inventory documents, DD1354 Transfer and Acceptance of Military Real Property and Disposal of DON Real Property, in accordance with NAVFAC Business Management System (BMS).
  • You will provide effective and timely contractual correspondence; be capable of tactfully and professionally communicating (orally and in writing) NAVFAC requirements.

Travel Required

76% or greater - This position may require travel from normal duty station to CONUS and OCONUS and may include remote or isolated sites. You must be able to travel on military and commercial aircraft for extended periods of time.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov
  • Generally, current federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade. Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
  • This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA). You must be certified as a Career Field F - Facilities Engineering Level III. Certification is required within 24 months of appointment.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain a current valid United States driver?s license.
  • You will be required to complete training, obtain, and maintain a government credit card for travel and travel-related purchases.
  • You will be required to complete ethics orientation within three months of appointment and submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450, within 30 days of appointment.


Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1) Managing multiple priorities and independently developing and providing technical recommendations/solutions to complex problems encountered during the administration of construction contracts; 2) Ensuring effective communication and coordination between the project manager, design manager, contract specialist, the contractor, the project technical team, and the client; 3) Visiting construction sites to monitor progress and solicit input from Engineering Technician/Quality Assurance representatives, review reports, and attend meetings; 4) Acting as the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) in the management and administration of construction projects; and 5) Performing technical submittal review and evaluate comments provided by various SMEs.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=List-by-Occupational-Series

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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.

Physical Demands: The work is generally sedentary with periodic need for site visits involving walking, climbing, bending

and crawling to assess or inspect existing and new facilities and generally traversing construction sites.

Occasional surveys and inspections of the Navy and Marine Corps' infrastructure will require some

physical exertion (For example, crawlspace inspections, above and below deck pier evaluations, etc.). A

valid driver's license is required for driving to site visits and meetings at various installations.

Work Environment: Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa is located in a harsh environmental setting with adverse weather conditions for many months of the year (excessive heat, humidity, and rain) and working in areas populated by poisonous snakes, plants, and/or insects, and contagious diseases and poor air quality, chemical handling areas, and damp and unheated spaces. The work may require extensive work shifts of 12-16 hours a day and more than a 5 day workweek. Generally, indoor work location has power, water, heating and air conditioning, although outages should be expected. The incumbent will be required to live on the camp, where living quarters are a container living unit (CLU), which may be very cramped with the requirement to share bathroom facilities. Initial living quarters may be a tent. Fatigue may occur from long work hours and uncomfortable living conditions.

The position may be required to provide immediate contingency support requiring a physical and immunizations deemed necessary for the environment in which this support is provided.

Incumbent is entitled to 25% Post Differential pay.

Potential benefits for working in Djibouti: Ability to gain international work experience

Professional development by working in an area at the forefront of construction and community growth

High potential for overtime pay

Local Market Supplement (based on parent command location)

Imminent Danger Pay - $225/month (first 42 days)

Post Differential Allowance - currently 25% of base pay (beginning day 43+)


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Keywords: Department of Defense, Warwick , Construction Management Specialist, Other , Newport, Rhode Island

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