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Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80910, United States
October 09, 2016

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Chief, Contract Resources Section, GS-13, step 00 09/02/2014 to Present

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Rocky Mountain Area Office, CO 80910, 40 hours/wk

Current Supervisor: Brian Dziekonski 402-***-****

As the Chief of Contract Resources Section I act as the Assistant Area Engineer and provide contract administration support to all USACE military and civil works construction offices in the State of Colorado. I am an Alternate Administrative Contracting Officer (AACO) for the Rocky Mountain Area Office which is currently supporting over $500M annually in construction contracts . Supervise the Area Office Technical staff comprised of Electrical, Mechanical and Safety Engineers. Certifies correctness of job descriptions, develops performances standards and conducts employee appraisals. Responsible for a full range of human resources to include scheduling training, resolving conflicts, mentoring and motivating employees. Review and sign all Independent Government Estimates (IGE’s) that are above $150,000. Initiate, negotiate and manage all call orders under the Bulk Purchase Agreement (BPA’s) contracts (as COR) and used by the Resident Offices for miscellaneous personnel assistance and testing support. Prepare weekly and monthly up word reporting. Sign all contract close-out documents. Review Area and Resident Office Correspondence and Modification packages. Assist with quarterly District Office safety inspections. Public spokesmen for various USACE events including SAME meetings and Small Business conferences. Sign pay estimates, correspondence and modifications when Resident Engineers are on leave. Maintain quarterly training opportunities for QAR’s and PE’s. Perform BCOES reviews on new projects. Maintain and recommend to Project Managers contract procurement options from current lists of MATOC’s for new construction projects. Assist the District Office with developing and implementing new MATOC and BPA contracts. Assist field offices with Request for Equitable Adjustment (REA’s) responses. Assist Office of Council with Alternate Disputes Resolution process. Update Area Office policy letters as needed. Billing Official for Area Office and Ft. Carson Resident Office, Gov’t Purchase Cards. Real property hand receipt holder for Area Office property. Provide monthly line item review briefings to military installation leaders as needed. Monitor customers’ satisfaction through formal and informal means. Actively communicates with Project Management (PM) personnel prior to award, during BCOES process and construction, as part of the PDT. Member of the Baltimore District Contaminated Debris PRT team.

Resident Engineer, GS-13, step 00. 05/12/2005 to 09/01/2014

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Fort Carson, CO 80913, 40 hours/wk

Current Supervisor: Brian Dziekonski 402-***-****

Served as Resident Engineer (RE) for the Fort Carson Resident Office (RO) of the US Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District. Provided personnel management and supervision for staff of 17 including 6 Project Engineers (PE), 9 Quality Assurance Representatives (QARs), and administrative staff. Provides construction and engineering on a full range of real property and facility design engineering, construction, maintenance, energy conservation, and related engineering services each year in the amount of $150M annually in military construction projects including MCA, SRM, UMMC, and BRAC funded projects.

Projects are located at Fort Carson, Colorado, Pueblo Chemical Depot, Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site, and Pikes Peak National Forest. Monitors adequate safety on all projects to conform to EM385-1-1 and OSHA Oversees Quality Control (QC), Quality Assurance (QA), review of shop drawings, resolution of design problems, budgeting of finances, and management of government resources. Provides weekly and monthly briefings with the Post DPW. Projects include environmental landfill caps, new roads, upgrades railways, new water and sewer lines, upgrades to sewer treatment plants, $50M renovation of the Evans Army Community Hospital (EACH) including the emergency wing, OR floor, and mental health floor which was completed in 2014. Construction of 3 new medical clinics totaling $85M which were completed in 2012. Construction of the new $60M hospital addition at Ft. Carson under contract with Kiewit Construction Co. which was completed is 2011. Upgrades to airfield and hangers, 35 vertical construction projects, primary and secondary electrical upgrades, Energy Conservation Implementation Program (ECIP), HTRW work, and major mechanical work at the central heating plant. PRT debris team leader in the State of Mississippi during recovery of hurricane Katrina in 2006.

Area Engineer, GS-0810-14. 01/14/2005 to 05/12/2005

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Gulf Region Central District, Baghdad, Iraq 09342

50-60 hours/wk

Served a 4-month tour as Area Engineer for the 3rd Infantry Division Area Office of the Corps of Engineers Gulf Region Central District Office at Camp Victory, Baghdad, Iraq. Supervised the Area Office staff, including 7 ROs in the Baghdad governance area, including 51 Americans and 20 Iraqi Nationals. Responsibilities included oversight and management of over $1B in reconstruction projects including 7 new hospitals, 13 new schools, 12 new government buildings, 4 new police stations, 3 new fire stations, electrical distribution, sewer and water distribution projects, and road repairs. Provided contracting and construction management guidance to REs and PEs. Engaged in funding issues and S&A expenditures and life support issues at outlying Forward Operating Bases. Provided ACO and COR authority on contracts to ensure timely execution of modifications and pay requests.

Resident Engineer, GS-0810-13 01/12/2003 to 01/23/2005

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Fort Carson, CO 80913, 40 hours/wk

Supervisor: Robert Michaels 402-***-****

Served as Resident Engineer for the Fort Carson RO of the US Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District. Supervised a staff of 7, providing oversight and construction management for all military construction including MCA, and OMA projects in excess of $35M. Utilized COR and ACO authority on all contracts. Ensured adequate safety on projects, QC, QA, Contract Admin, review of shop drawings, resolution of design problems, and budgeting office finances and managing other government resources. Provided weekly briefings with the post DPW.

Senior Project Engineer, GS-0810-12 02/01/2000 to 01/12/2003

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Olmsted, IL 62970, 40 hours/wk

Supervisor: Richard Schipp (Retired)

Served as Senior Project Engineer at the Olmsted Resident Office for Civil Works. Provided contract management of the $223M lock contract, and the $98M approach wall contract, and other contracts within the lower Ohio and Wabash river valleys, including river and harbor projects, dam rehabilitation projects, HTRW clean up at the Kentucky Ordnance Works (KWO), and dredging the Ohio River. Responsibilities included the preparation of technical correspondence to contractors and governmental agencies, negotiation of large monetary modification in accordance with FAR and District policies, approval and input of contractor pay requests into CEFMS, and technical review and approval of submittals/shop drawings requiring mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical expertise. Participated in design and planning review conferences with designers, architect-engineers, contractors, and customersServed as COR on a variety of civil works contracts managed by the Olmsted RO. COR responsibilities included monitoring the fabrication of miter gates, mooring bits, and other off-site fabricated items from subcontractors located all over the country.

Acting Resident Engineer, GS-0810-13 08/01/1999 to 02/01/2000

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Fort Campbell, KY 42223, 40 hours/wk

Supervisor: Don Crain (Retired)

Duties included serving as COR on military contracts and overseeing the operations maintenance construction program at Fort Campbell.

Provided contract management and supervision to several PEs and Construction Representatives. Provided weekly update status of projects to the Army customer. Participated regularly in onsite weekly coordination meetings for several contracts and resolved design-related changes with Engineering Division and the architects. Actively participated in the selection process of 9 new FTE hires for the Area Office.

Project Engineer, GS-0810-12 05/15/1995 to 08/01/1999

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Olmsted, IL 62970, 40 hours/wk

Supervisor: Richard Schipp (Retired)

Coordinated with PM and OD personnel on construction activities. Served as public relations representative for local schools, civic organizations, and media outlets. Provided quarterly inspection and admin auditing of contracts and force account work for Western Kentucky's Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Housing Authorities. Assisted Real Estate Division with coordination of future land acquisition needs. Served on the Construction Division CEFMS Implementation Team. Appointed to team to prepare Construction Division for the ISO 9002 registration process, which was successful in 1998. A trained ISO Internal Auditor. Provided operational assistance to lockmasters at lock and dam facilities on the Ohio River. Prepared several emergency-flooding plans as RE in charge of the debris removal team in July of 2001 for West Virginia flooding.

Resident Engineer (Supervisory), GS-0810-12 05/15/1991 to 05/15/1995

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Chicago, IL 60014, 40 hours/wk

Supervisor: Richard Markwell (Retired)

Served as RE and Supervisory Civil Engineer for staff of 5 for the Chicago RO. Provided construction contract management oversight and COR authority on a variety of multimillion-dollar projects at Fort Sheridan, Illinois, the O'Hare Air Reserve Base in Illinois, the Joliet Army Ammunition Plant in Illinois, and other Army Reserve facilities in Northern Illinois, including Peoria. Provided weekly and monthly briefings to all military customers and state regulatory agency representatives. Responsible for signing hazardous waste manifests. Provided structural engineering emergency technical assistance to FEMA and the Small Business Administration and the South Pacific Division, Corps of Engineers during the 1994 Northridge Earthquake Disaster in California.

Project Manager, GS-0810-12 07/15/1989 to 05/15/1991

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Louisville, KY 40201, 40 hours/wk

Supervisor: Darrell Nation (Retired)

Served as PM at the Louisville District Office for Military and Civil Works projects. Provided project management and contractual administrative support for Area Engineers and their staffs at the Quad Cities Area Office in Illinois, the Wright-Patterson AFB Area Office, the Scott AFB RO, the Columbus RO, the Cincinnati RO, and the Chicago RO. Coordinated with all District Divisions, including Operations, Engineering, Contracting, Office of Council, and Real Estate as needed to award projects and coordinate funding for each project, provide the required level of support for each office and project. Reviewed all modifications and conducted 8(a) negotiations in support of each office. Conducted PRB briefings with the District Commander once a month.

Office Engineer, GS-0810-11 10/17/1982 to 07/15/1989

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Rantoul, IL 60611, 40 hours/wk

Served as Project Engineer and Office Engineer at the Chanute AFB RO and provided contract management and inspection on a wide range of military construction projects. Provided contract administration and inspection at the Joliet Army Reserve Center in 1987 for $20M Army Reserve Camp upgrade.

Quality Control Technician, QT-1 5/1/1980 to 8/30/1981

Illinois Department of Transportation, Peoria, IL 61614, 40 hours/wk

Summer intern position for two summers taking sample of asphalt during placement of Interstate I-474, Survey Crew Team Lead for 3 new bridges and road layouts, oversaw the construction on bridge replacements, took concrete cylinder samples and tested them, provided quality control oversight during the I-474 by-pass construction around Peoria Illinois.


Fiscal Law, 2011 w/Refresher 2014

PMBP and CLC222 (COR) both, 2014

OSHA 1910-120 Training, 1991 & 2013

LEED 201Training from USGBC 2012

Early Contractor Involvement (EIC), 2009

Incident Command Sys by FEMS, 2009

Project Management-Military Progs, 2007

Field Safety, 2007

Fund. of Design-Build Proj Delivery, 2006

Design Build Contracts, 2006

Phase II Storm Water Regs & Comp. 2005

HR for New Supervisors, 2003

Const. Schedule Management P6, 2014

Project Management Process, 2013

Management & Leadership Skills 2011

ISO 10011 Audit Trained, 1996

Customer Service Training, 1995

Cost Reimbursement Contracts, 1997

HR Management I & II 1993, 1994

Neg. Barg., Disputes, Resolution, 1994

HTRW Environ. Law/Reg Course, 1992

Network Analysis Course, 1988

Advanced Contract Management, 1987

Construction Quality Assurance, 1985

Continuing Educ. includes over 70 Corps and non-Corps courses totaling over 1700 hrs.


Quality Step Increase (QSI), 2006

Superior Civilian Service Award, 2005

Commander's Award for Civilian Service, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2006 and 2011

Sustained Superior Perf. Award, 2001

Recognition Plaque, Boy Scouts 2000/2013

Excellent Perf. Awards, 1999 & 1995

Letter of Apprec., Jacksonville Dist., 1999

Cert. of Apprec, Jacksonville Dist, 1998

District-wide Suggester of the Yr, 1998

Special Act Awards, 1998, 1997, 1995 (2), 1992, 1989, 2003, 2006, (3) in 2011

Secretary of Defense Medal, 2010

Ohio River Div Proj Team of the Yr, 1996

Recognition Plaque from DLA, 1994

Cert. of Apprec, South Pacific Div., 1994

Apprec. letter, Louisville Dist. Cmdr, 1992

Apprec. letter, Vicksburg Dist. Cmdr, 2007

Cert. of Apprec, Louisville Dist., 1997


BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois, 1982 (Dean’s List)

AAS Degree from Illinois Central College, 1980


Professional Engineer's license in the States of Illinois (062-049628) and Colorado (38327).

LEVEL II Administrative Contracting Officer Warrant for $500K. Current for Omaha District, Louisville District, and Rock Island District projects.

OSHA 1910-120 30-hour- Certified.

ISO 10011 Internal Auditor- Certified.

Member of the Army Acquisition Corps since 1989.

Certified- Haz. Waste Ops & Emergency Resp.- 29 CFR 1910.120 & 1926.65. Refresher 2013.


Member of Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)

Member of National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)

Member of Gideon’s International.

Boy Scouts of America Committee Member for Troop 149 in Falcon, CO

Published articles in Public Works Digest.

Published the Final Concrete Report for the $300M Olmsted Locks projects.

Mentor for the Louisville District Mentoring Program

Member of the Baltimore District Emergency Response Team for Debris Recovery.

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