You must meet the Minimum Education requirements for the Architect position from the following options:
A. I qualify for this position because I have a Degree in: architecture; or related field that included 60 semester hours of course work in architecture or related disciplines of which at least (1) 30 semester hours were in architectural design, and (2) 6 semester hours were in each of the following: structural technology, properties of materials and methods of construction, and environmental control systems.
B. I qualify for this position because I have a combination of education and experience--college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the arts and sciences underlying professional architecture, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the architectural principles, methods, and techniques and their applications to the design and construction or improvement of buildings. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by at least one of the following: Related Curriculum: Degree in architectural engineering may be accepted as satisfying in full the basic requirements provided the completed course work in architectural engineering provided knowledge, skills, and abilities substantially equivalent to those provided in the courses. The curriculum for a degree in either architecture or architectural engineering covers function, esthetics, site, structure, economics, mechanical-electrical, and other engineering problems related to the design and construction of buildings primarily (but not exclusively) intended to house human activities.
C. I qualify for this position because I have the following Experience: An applicant lacking a degree in architecture must have had l year of experience in an architect's office or in architectural work for each year short of graduation from a program of study in architecture. In the absence of college courses, 5 years of such experience is required. This experience must have demonstrated that the applicant has acquired a thorough knowledge of the fundamental principles and theories of professional architecture.
GS-12 Applicants: In addition to meeting the minimum educational requirements listed above, you must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal Government. Examples of qualifying experience include: performing planning and design work for substantial multi-phase new construction, renovation, and improvement projects; conducting site investigations and evaluating data to determine feasibility, topography, and site configuration or condition of structure; preparing detailed fee estimates; monitoring project progress; resolving problems or conflict impeding progress; performing final acceptance inspections; complying with health, safety and environmental rules and procedures; and developing state-of-the-art architectural presentations utilizing AutoCAD.
GS-13 Applicants: In addition to meeting the minimum educational requirements listed above, you must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal Government. Examples of qualifying experience include: planning and designing work for substantial multi-phase new construction, renovation, and improvement projects; leading site investigations and evaluating data obtained; determining the execution plan for the project, including contract vehicles; participating in A/E evaluation and selection process; monitoring project reviews, readjusting money, schedules and work; resolving problems or conflicts impeding progress; performing final acceptance inspections and completing all administrative actions required to close out assignment project; complying with health, safety and environmental rules and procedures; and using the AutoCAD program and other project tracking programs. View Assessment Questions
This position has an education requirement. You must submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package; however, official transcripts will be required prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education. If you are currently or were previously in this occupation series you do not need to submit transcripts. Instead, submit an SF-50 showing the appointment in this occupational series.
Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
If you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, your application and responses to the online questionnaire will be evaluated under Category Rating and Selection procedures for placement in one of the following categories:
- Best Qualified for those who are superior in the evaluation criteria
- Well Qualified for those who excel in the evaluation criteria
- Qualified for those who only meet the minimum qualification requirements
Candidates determined to be Best Qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category.
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If you are a veteran, CTAP or ICTAP eligible, or an individual with a disability, please refer to the following links for additional information and required documents:
All such documents MUST be received by 11:59pm of the closing date, Tuesday, December 11, 2012, to be considered.