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
This position may be filled as a temporary reassignment or
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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
- 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
- You will provide effective and timely contractual
correspondence; be capable of tactfully and professionally
communicating (orally and in writing) NAVFAC requirements.
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.
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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
- 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
- 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
Additional qualification information can be found from the
following Office of Personnel Management web site:
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