DoD Project Management

Discussion in 'Employment Opportunities - Help Wanted - Skills' started by Oneofsix, Dec 30, 2018.

  1. Oneofsix

    Oneofsix dirty baaa stud Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Anyone here in it or close to it?
    Just wondering if my chances at getting in are better than a snowballs '

    Jumped all the hoops earlier, going to see how this pans out. Been a few years since trying to land a gubmint job...

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    I have more questions than answers! For starters, are you trying to get a government job, or a job with a company working a government contract? Do you hold a GS rating? What is your area of expertise? Let's start there and get some sense of direction.
     
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    Oneofsix dirty baaa stud Charter Member Supporting Member

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    It was posted by DoD, through USA Jobs. Appears to be a position related to construction of Army Reserve facilities.
    I have been a project manager for a little more than 3 years, IT projects in the hospitality industry.
    I don't have a GS rating or worked for gov before, but do have the 10 point veterans preference in my favor.

    Position was posted 2 different ways, one restricted and the other open to the public.

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    Good luck
     
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    Oneofsix dirty baaa stud Charter Member Supporting Member

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    It's official- it was worth a shot.


    Your rating is:

    Eligible for the following position or positions:

    GS-0301-13; You are tentatively eligible for this series/grade combination based on your self-rating of your qualifications.

    The following is your referral status for the position or positions to which you applied:

    You have not been referred to the hiring manager for position GS-0301-13 in Fort Bragg, North Carolina

    Please Note: If you are identified as eligible in the rating information above and your application was not referred, it is because your responses to the assessment questionnaire did not place you among the most highly qualified candidates.

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    You can request a second level review, sometimes its successful.
     
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    Oneofsix dirty baaa stud Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Honestly if I had more experience in general construction project management, I would.
    I was a bit blindsided by the questionnaire they had, as many of the questions were specific to construction of Army Reserve facilities. That wasn't really noted well in the job announcement.

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  8. 9outof10mms

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    IT project management will be VASTLY different than construction project management. Ask @Bailey Boat or @concepthomes1 about all the moving parts, personalities/attitudes of subs, schedules, weather delays, time constraints, critical paths, task dependencies, lead/lag times, etc.

    I'm not saying IT is easy by comparison, I'm saying it's way different. If I were interviewing you, I'd hit you hard with those sorts of contrasts--basically, why do you think IT PM'ing is comparable/qualified to do construction PM'ing. I wou;dn't disqualify you--I'd let you make or break yourself with your answer(s).

    Good luck!
     
  9. Crazy Carl

    Crazy Carl seriously?

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    Translation- boss man/lady already had someone picked out for the job. From what I've seen on Bragg, you need to have a hookup in the GS mafia to have a shot at those positions.
     
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    That's what I heard too, a friend works on Bragg and relayed pretty much the same.

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  11. Alabamacoastie

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    I worked at a VA Hospital for 5 years... I saw that happen over and over again. Many times they solicit just so they can hire their friend from another department. They never even intended to interview anyone.

    I'm so glad i do not work at the VA anymore. It was a horrible place.
     
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    I also concur with Crazy Carl. "Bid rigging" has been so common for so long that it's not even an offense any more for all practical purposes.
     
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    That's not bid rigging. Bid rigging is when two or more contractors collude on their unit prices to ensure one or the other wins. For example, two contractors promise to help each other out by alternating bid wins. One promises to high ball the bid while the other gets to win with a normal or even slightly padded bid.

    You're getting some wires crossed between offenses. But I hear what you're saying about essentially false advertising for a position that someone already knows who they want to hire for. I've been a "victim" of that as well as a recipient of it--and yes, I feel weird and dirty having been through the "beneficial" side of the process.
     
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    My definition includes collusion between contracting agency and 'favored' contractor. Regardless ...
     
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