Possess a bachelors or higher degree from an accredited college or university in architecture or a 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, environmental control systems, or will complete my degree prior to entry on duty.
Possess 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 of improvement of buildings. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by at least ONE of the following: 1) Related curriculum: A 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 specified in paragraph 2A. 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. The courses required for a degree in architecture generally place emphasis upon planning, esthetics, and materials and methods of construction, while the courses for an architectural engineering degree place equal or greater weight on the technical engineering aspects such as structural systems, mechanical systems, and the properties of materials. Because of this difference in emphasis, persons with degrees in architecture may have a preference for work assignments that offer greater opportunities for them to express their artistic and creative abilities. As a result, they may be more concerned with planning and design aspects of architecture, and persons with degrees in architectural engineering may be more engaged in aspects emphasizing technical engineering considerations; 2) Experience: an applicant lacking a degree in architecture must have had 1 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 course, 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.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE for the GS-05:
Possess a bachelors or higher degree from an accredited college or university in architecture or a 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, or will complete my degree prior to entry on duty.
THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE for the GS-05.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE for the GS-07:
Possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position. Examples of specialized experience include, but are not limited to, the following: preparing detailed on-site measurements of selected structures and recording them in field notebooks for later transcription into measured drawings; performing architectural drafting and minor detail design.
SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE for the GS-07:
Have successfully completed a 5-year program of study of at least 160 semester hours leading to a Bachelor of Architecture or higher degree in an accredited college or university. (Note: This provision also applies to graduates of architectural engineering curricula).
Have successfully completed an architecture degree and have 12 months of appropriate experience as an architectural technician equivalent to grade GS-5 or higher. (Note: This provision also applies to graduates of architectural engineering curricula).
Have successfully completed 1 full year of progressively higher-level graduate education in a field of study that is directly related to the work of the position, such as architecture or architectural engineering, and which demonstrates possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to do the work of this position.
Meet the criteria for Superior Academic Achievement (S.A.A.) as evidenced by one of the three following methods: I am in the upper third of my graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses; OR I have a GPA 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum, or 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in my major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; OR I am a member in one of the national scholastic honor societies.
AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF QUALIFYING EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE for the GS-07:
Have an equivalent combination of such education and experience. For example, I have 6 months of the specialized experience described (50% of the experience requirement), and 14 semester hours or 21 quarter hours of directly-related graduate level college study as defined above in an accredited institution (50% of the qualifying education).
To ensure consideration you MUST provide work samples that support your responses where appropriate; however, these must be included electronically in your application material. We cannot accept hard copy, mailed or faxed documents.
For more information on the Heritage Documentation Programs for Architects & Landscape Architects, visit: http://www.nps.gov/history/hdp/jobs/architect.htm and http://www.nps.gov/history/hdp/jobs/summer.htm
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
Additional information on the qualification requirements can be viewed on the OPM web site at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications
Your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic job requirements. In addition, we will evaluate your responses to the attached online Assessment Questionnaire to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position. To preview the Assessment Questionnaire click here: View Assessment Questions
The Assessment Questionnaire is designed to measure your ability in the following competencies needed to successfully perform on the job:
KSA-1. Knowledge and understanding of standard architectural drawings.
KSA-2. Knowledge of computer-aided drafting (CAD) and related software.
KSA-3. Graphic skills and ability.
KSA-4. Knowledge of Historic American Buildings Survey (NABS) and/or Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) Standards and. Guidelines for documentation, and experience in existing-condition documentation of buildings and structures.
KSA-5. Ability to manage and lead documentation projects of architectural, engineering, or landscape sites.
Basis for rating:
Applicants who meet the qualification requirements based on responses provided in the Applicant Assessment Questionnaire will be placed in one of three categories:
Category Group I (Best Qualified) applicants who possess experience and/or education that well exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective factors and all quality ranking factors. Applicants considered best qualified must be highly proficient in all requirements of the job and be able to perform effectively in the position.
Category Group II (Well-Qualified) applicants possessing experience and/or education that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job.
Category Group III (Qualified) applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job.
Within these categories, applicants referred to the selecting official that are eligible for Veterans Preference will receive selection priority over Non-Veterans.
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YOU MUST FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS BELOW TO APPLY.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the basic qualifications have been met, you will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of this position. The evaluation will be based on information you provide in your on-line resume, your answers to the knowledge, skills, and abilities questions for this announcement, and a review of the application material requested as part of this announcement.
You must provide information about your experience and/or education that supports the answers you give in the questionnaire, and the KSAs required for this position.