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Grade: 13

Specialized experience is experience which included responsibility for developing and managing construction or alteration projects. Such experience must demonstrate experience defining requirements with customers; applying construction and cost estimating methods and techniques; contract administration; inspection and acceptance of materials and workmanship; and construction, installation or repair of various types of systems used in public use buildings (e.g., heating, air conditioning, fire safety, ventilation, plumbing).
1 Do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service, as described above? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Please choose the project management certification(s) you currently possess: Answer to this question is required
  • Federal Acquisition Certification-Program/Project Management (FAC-P/PM)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Certified Construction Manager (CCM)
  • None of the above
3 Identify the level of certification(s) you hold and how long you have held the certification(s). Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
4 On a regular and recurring basis, I have utilized the following computer applications to manage multiple, multi-discipline commercial construction projects: Answer to this question is required
  • Project management software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Web-based project management software
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) software
  • Electronic scheduling software
  • Electronic budget and estimating tools
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • None of the above
5 In which areas of the construction oversight process have you had direct responsiblity. Answer to this question is required
  • Construction observation & field reporting
  • Construction compliance inspection & testing
  • Change order development
  • Review of construction contractor pay requests
  • Responding to RFI`s and design clarification.
  • Shop Drawing review/approval
  • None of the above
6 Which of the following best describes your experience preparing detailed cost estimates for construction/alteration/repair projects for commercial properties using industry standard cost estimating techniques? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not performed this function.
  • I have assisted a senior level staff member in preparing detailed cost estimates for construction/alteration/repair projects for commercial properties using industry standard cost estimating techniques.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have independently prepared detailed cost estimates for construction/alteration/repair projects for commercial properties using industry standard cost estimating techniques. My estimates have been accurate and within 10% of contractors` submitted bid proposals.
  • I have performed similar or directly related job functions and my experience and training have prepared me to perform these functions successfully.
  • I am highly skilled at preparing detailed cost estimates for construction/alteration/repair projects for commercial properties using industry standard cost estimating techniques. My estimates have been accurate and within 10% of contractors` submitted bid proposals. I have performed this task routinely and have conducted training in this area.
7 Choose the answer that best describes your experience in applying architectural and/or engineering principles, practices, and procedures to manage, plan, design, or oversee construction projects: Answer to this question is required
  • I have not performed this project management function
  • I have received education or training in this function, but have not yet performed it on the job
  • I have performed similar and directly related functions and my experience and training have equipped me to perform this function successfully
  • I have performed this function independently as a regular part of managing, planning, designing, or overseeing construction projects.
  • I am highly skilled at utilizing my engineering and/or architecture knowledge to successfully manage, plan, design, or oversee construction projects. I have performed this task routinely and have conducted training in this area.
8 Please select the response choice which best describes your experience negotiating with others to reach agreement, settlement, solution or the best value for the government and/or owner. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not performed this task.
  • I have performed this task under the direction of someone more experienced.
  • I have independently negotiated with others to reach agreement, settlement, solution, or best value to the government and/or owner as a regular part of jobs that I have held. I have applied my negotiating skills to resolve issues or problems that involved parties with diverse interests.
  • I have extensive experience negotiating with others to reach agreement, settlement, solution or the best value for the government and/or owner. My negotiating skills have been applied successfully to solve contentious problems, resolve conflicts and arrive at acceptable solutions which satisfied the interests and concerns of a variety of stakeholders.
9 Which of the following best describes your experience preparing construction cost estimates for repair and space alterations projects in buildings utilizing industry standard estimation tools and/or software applications such as those produced by R.S. Means? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not performed this function.
  • I have performed similar or directly related job functions and my experience and training have prepared me to perform these functions successfully.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have assisted a senior level staff member in preparing construction cost estimates for repair and space alterations projects utilizing industry standard estimation tools and/or software applications such as those produced by R.S. Means.
  • I have independently prepared construction cost estimates for repair and space alterations projects utilizing industry standard estimation tools and/or software applications such as those produced by R.S. Means as a regular part of jobs that I have held.
  • I am highly skilled at preparing construction cost estimates for repair and space alterations projects utilizing industry standard estimation tools and/or software applications such as those produced by R.S. Means. I have performed this task routinely and have conducted training in this area.
10 I have personally performed the following project management activities: Answer to this question is required
  • Developed customer requirements
  • Prepared project management plans
  • Aligned project goals with internal and external organizational goals
  • Managed project communications across all stakeholders
  • Identified and monitored detailed schedules, milestones, budgets and resources
  • Assembled resources to meet project objectives
  • Tracked project accomplishments
  • Made tradeoffs between conflicting constraints
  • None of the above
11 Choose the response that describes your highest level of experience managing a single alteration or new construction project: Answer to this question is required
  • Project value (aggregate value of all services) was below $10,000
  • Project value (aggregate value of all services) was $10,000 - $150,000
  • Project value (aggregate value of all services) was $151,000 - $3,000,000
  • Project value (aggregate value of all services) was $3,100,000 - $25,000,000
  • Project value (aggregate value of all services) was $25,000,000 or higher
  • None of the above
12 Which of the following Construction Management tasks have you independently performed as a regular and recurring part of your duties? Answer to this question is required
  • Conduct a preconstruction meeting (prepare the agenda, identify required attendees, and verify that all requirements of the contract are met)
  • Conduct a final inspection of a construction project
  • Conduct a construction progress meeting (inspection of construction work in place, evaluation and certification of contractor pay request, and leading the team in the resolution of project issues.
  • Negotiate change orders
  • Maintain a project budget split funded from multiple sources
  • Designated as the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR)
  • None of the above.
13 Choose the response that best describes your highest level of experience in facilitating decisions among core project team members comprised of individuals from different occupations with diverse or conflicting interests and backgrounds: Answer to this question is required
  • I have some knowledge of how to facilitate decisions among core project team members to accomplish a task, but little experience.
  • I have some experience in assisting others in facilitating decisions among core team members to accomplish a task.
  • I have experience independently facilitating decisions among core team members, acting as a project manager for a multidisciplinary team. I have also trained new employees in this discipline.
  • I have extensive experience in facilitating decisions among core team members providing leadership to a group in accomplishing multiple goals, acting as a project manager for multiple multidisciplinary teams simultaneously while meeting a specified time-frame.
  • None of the above
14 I have personally utilized the following project scheduling methods and tools: Answer to this question is required
  • Cost Loading on a schedule I prepared
  • Resource loading on a schedule I prepared
  • Coding Activities for schedule sorts on a schedule I prepared
  • Reviewed initial schedule submission from Construction Contractor for compliance with Contract requirement
  • Reviewed initial schedule submission from Construction Contractor for reasonableness of logic and durations
  • Reviewed monthly schedule submissions from Construction Contactor for compliance and deviation from previous submission
  • None of the above
15 Select the choice which best describes your experience evaluating and mitigating project risk for positive outcomes and making recommendations to construction project teams and stakeholders: Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience performing this task.
  • I have independently evaluated and mitigated project risk for positive outcomes and made recommendations to project teams and stakeholders and only in unique or unusual situations did I require assistance or review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have assisted a higher level or journey level staff member in evaluating and mitigating project risk for positive outcomes.
  • I am highly skilled at evaluating and mitigating project risk for positive outcomes and regularly make recommendations to project teams and stakeholders. I have performed this task routinely and have conducted training in this area.
16 Coordinate construction project activities with building managers, operations managers, O&M (operation and maintenance) contractors, agency representatives, general construction contractors, Real Estate Division, vendors, lessor and other involved parties. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, but with close review and assistance from either a supervisor or a senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job and only in unique or unusual situations did I require assistance or review by a supervisor or a senior employee.
  • Others regularly consult me for my expertise and assistance in performing this task or I have trained or instructed others so that they can perform this task.
17 I have performed the following project management functions, in association with construction/alteration/repair projects: Answer to this question is required
  • Monitored and tracked contractor performance against project schedules and project timelines to ensure projects meet schedule.
  • Monitored contractor performance for quality of work and compliance with project specifications, drawings, law, regulation, codes and industry standards.
  • Recommended progress payments against work completed based on Critical Path Method (CPM) and predetermined schedule of values for percent of completed work.
  • None of the above
18 I have reviewed and approved A/E submittals for studies and design work to ensure quality and conformance with contract requirements. My reviews have included the following: Answer to this question is required
  • Scope conformance
  • Budget/estimate review
  • Coordination
  • Constructability
  • Code compliance
  • Technical accuracy
  • None of the above
19 I have performed the following inspection and/or contract management functions in construction and/or in building operations and maintenance within commercial facilities: Answer to this question is required
  • Inspect and evaluate condition of building architectural, mechanical and structural components maintained via contract to ascertain condition for contract compliance
  • Inspect and evaluate contractor performance and compliance with applicable building codes, health and safety regulatory requirements regarding construction, or maintenance and operations within commercial facilities
  • Perform contract management functions such as inspection, monitoring, review of quality control plans and provide quality assurance inspections per contract/code/regulations
  • Prepare clear, concise documentation(s) of findings of facts, evaluations, and inspections such as: punch lists, deficiencies in construction methods, code compliance, operations, maintenance and repair
  • Performed contract administration over construction and/or operations and maintenance type contracts for commercial facilities
  • None of the above
20 I have the following experience working with professional service contracts (Architect/Engineering (AE) firms): Answer to this question is required
  • Development of requirements for AE scope of work
  • Estimated and Negotiated AE Service costs.
  • Reviewed AE design submissions
  • Approved AE progress payments
  • None of the above.

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