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  1. Overview
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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Interdisciplinary Architect (Project Manager)

Department:Department Of State

Agency:Department of State - Agency Wide

Job Announcement Number:OBO/PSC-2013-0046

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, March 29, 2013 to Friday, April 12, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0808-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-Time, Non-Status Position for 1 year, - Renewable for 4 years

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Arlington, VA, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Open to all U.S. citizens

"You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package. Your application may not get full consideration if you do not follow the instructions as outlined." 

JOB SUMMARY:

THIS IS A NON-STATUS, NON-PERMANENT POSITION. YOU DO NOT ACQUIRE A COMPETITIVE OR EXCEPTED SERVICE STATUS FROM THIS POSITION. Applicants seeking to apply to the Interdisciplinary General Engineer (Project Manager), please refer to announcement: OBO/PSC 2013-0047. The men and women of the US Department of State with their skills, and commitment to public service, are the backbone of America's diplomacy. Civil Service employees support the foreign policy mission from offices in Washington, DC and worldwide. Join us in helping to shape a free and secure world as we formulate and implement US foreign policy. Choose from many career possibilities! 

This position is located in the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, Program Development, Coordination and Support Directorate, Office of Project Development and Coordination (OBO/PDCS/PDC), and may be organizationally located in any Division of the Office. PDC provides project management for all capital and major rehabilitation construction projects from inception through the end of the warranty period and project close-out, to include oversight of the Request for Proposal (RFP) process and ensuring that both project budget and schedules are on target. This position serves as a Project Manager responsible for the planning, development and control of capital and non-capital construction, major rehabilitation, security upgrade and lease fit-outs projects at diverse overseas locations.

The Architect serves as a Project Manager responsible for the planning, development and control of capital and non-capital construction, major rehabilitation, security upgrade and lease fit-out projects at diverse overseas locations.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required/Overseas and Domestic travel may be required.
  • Relocation expenses will NOT be paid.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance
  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
  • Medical clearance is required
  • Statement of Employment & Financial Interest required prior to appointment.

DUTIES:

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This position performs a wide range of duties and assignments that typically include, but are not necessarily limited to the following:

  • Serves as a Project Manager responsible for providing leadership, management, technical architectural direction, guidance and advice in assigned areas.
  • Manages the planning and design efforts for new capital construction projects, major rehabilitation and security upgrade construction projects to existing facilities, structures, or sites worldwide.
  • Coordinates and review the development, compilation and approval of project specific architectural criteria; leads the development of project scope, schedule, and budget.
  • Manages the project team in the preparation of designs for the department's overseas facilities; coordinates project requirements with other agency architects.     
  • Serves as a Contracting Officer's representative (COR) as assigned by the Contracting Officer to ensure contracts are properly monitored, administered, and executed, including initial planning studies and design and analyses applicable to functional responsibilities.

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement.  Education may only be substituted in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook.  Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order to be credited towards qualifications. 

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click on the link for a list of accredited organizations recognized as specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials.
IN ADDITION to meeting one of the basic qualifications requirements listed above, the applicant MUST have at least 1 full year of specialized architectural experience that has equipped them with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal service.

Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

***Experience in managing a project team in the preparation of designs for the Department's overseas facilities.

***Experience in providing expert strategic advice on requirements for the design and construction of new buildings or the rehabilitation and alteration of existing structures.

***Experience in developing papers and policy guidance, and develops data and technical narrative information for rapid response to inquiries from members of Congress and other Federal agencies.

***Experience in managing the preparation, review and approval of the scopes of work qualification and evaluation criteria for the selection of the project Architect consultant.


Applicants applying as Interdisciplinary Architect must show that they possess a professional knowledge of architectural as evidenced by one of the following: Basic Requirements:

 

A. Degree with architecture coursework – To be acceptable, the degree must be in architecture; or in a related field that included 60 semester hours of coursework 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. (Please submit transcripts with your application.)

                                               OR

B. Combination of education and experience--college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional architect, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the architectural sciences. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by ONE of the following:

  1. 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 specified in paragraph A immediately above. (Please submit transcripts with your application.)
  2. 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. (Please submit transcripts and a detailed description of your architecture experience with your application.)

Note:  All applicants MUST submit transcripts as verification of educational requirement, EIT documentation and/or copy of professional registration by the closing date of this announcement.  If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you WILL lose consideration for this position. 

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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following knowledge, skills, abilities (KSAs) and other characteristics that are relevant to the duties of this position and must be fully supported by information in your resume:

1. Mastery of the theories, principles, and practices of architect, sufficient to serve as a recognized expert and authority in the design, development and implementation or construction, renovation, or improvement projects at the agency's facilities around the world.

2. Expert knowledge of project management principles and processes, e.g., budget and resource control, cost/benefit analysis, risk management, scheduling, metrics development and utilization, and analysis in order to provide authoritative guidance in these areas.

3. Ability to plan, schedule, estimate and control the progress of architectural implementation projects from the establishment of the initial requirements to operational readiness.

4. Ability to effectively communicate orally.

5. Ability to communication in writing.


Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience(s) and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. In order to fully evaluate your application and receive proper credit, your resume should include: (1) paid and non-paid experience, job title, dates held (month and year for qualifying purposes to receive credit), number of hours worked per week, and salary (2) knowledge of the subject matter and technical skills pertinent to this position; (3) specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work; and (4) names and phone numbers of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the basic/specialized experience requirements as stated in this job opportunity announcement for each grade level(s) for which you are applying.  This information should be clearly identified in your resume.  Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of consideration.  For tips on writing your resume, please visit the USAJOBS Resource Center.

If, after reviewing your resume and self-assessment questionnaire responses and a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience. This may result in you being eliminated from consideration for this position.

Applicants must meet all the qualification requirements and submit any required supporting documentation by the closing date of this job opportunity.  Applicants found to be among the top qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring official for further consideration and possible interview.


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BENEFITS:

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The Overseas Building Operations has a program that allows personal service contract employees to be reimbursed for their health premium costs that they incur during the period of performance. The program pays up-to-5% of the employee's base salary of up-to-50% of the insurance premium cost (not to exceed 5% of a GS-15/Step10 salary equivalent) towards either an individual policy of a family policy. To be eligible for the PSC Health Insurance Reimbursement Program, the employee must provide proof of insurance coverage and the cost of the premium for which s/he is responsible. Former Military Service and Federal employees Annual Leave Accrual Rates: Personal services contract employees entering on duty with prior military service and/or federal civilian service can credit their years of service for higher annual leave accrual rates. Please submit a copy of your most recent DD-214 form and/of SF-50 for consideration for higher annual leave accrual rates.



OTHER INFORMATION:

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER - Your Social Security Number is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of other applicants who may have the same name.  As allowed by law or Presidential directive, your Social Security Number is used to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks, and others who may know you.  Failure to provide your Social Security Number on your application materials will result in your application not being processed.

SELECTIVE SERVICE - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify at the time of appointment that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION - This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Office of Employee Relations, Disability/Reasonable Accommodations Division, at (202) 261-8180.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, and membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

When assigned overseas the Contractor may be entitled to additional compensation.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Please carefully read all the instructions before you begin the application process.

To apply for this position, you must submit a resume and an on-line application through the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) application system, USAJOBS.  The information you provide in your Federal resume will become part of your application and will automatically be transferred to the Department of State's Gateway to State application system when you apply on-line.

You have until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement to complete the following four-step application process:

To begin the online process:

STEP 1: Select the "Apply On-line" button at the bottom of this page and follow the instructions provided.

STEP 2: Submit a detailed resume or any other written format you choose documenting your job-related qualifications, experience and education (if applicable) that addresses the KSAs/competencies listed above under the "How You Will Be Evaluated" section.  Cover letter is optional.  If you submit a cover letter, you must also submit a resume.  You may either use USAJOBS Resume Builder to create a resume or upload your own; whichever option you choose, your resume must contain the information outlined in the Applying for a Federal Job pamphlet (OF-510) http://www.careers.state.gov/forms/of0510.pdf.
 
STEP 3: Submit all required documentation, that is applicable to you, listed in the required documents section of this announcement to our automated system "Gateway to State" prior to the closing date of this announcement. For instructions on how to view the status of your supporting documentation, please click here.

Technical assistance with your on-line application can be obtained by contacting the Help Desk at mgshelp@monster.com OR by calling (866) 656-6830 or (703) 269-4944 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

NOTE:  If applying online poses an extreme hardship, you may request alternate application procedures to submit your application package by fax.  Please contact the Human Resources office listed on the announcement between the business hours of 8:15 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, at least two working days prior to the closing date of this announcement.

The application package for alternate application procedures must be submitted and received in the Human Resources office no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard time (EST) on the closing date of this announcement.

NOTE: Paper applications and information sent by mail WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

All required documents listed below must be submitted to our automated system "Gateway to State" by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement. See Step 3 under "How to Apply."

1. Resume - your resume must contain information sufficient to make a valid determination that you fully meet the basic/specialized experience requirements as stated in this vacancy announcement for each grade level(s) for which you are applying.  Insufficient information will result in an ineligible rating.  Your resume must contain the information outlined in the Applying for a Federal Job pamphlet (OF-510) http://www.careers.state.gov/forms/of0510.pdf and highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education as it relates to this job opportunity to include the starting and ending dates (month/year) when this experience and education (if applicable) was obtained.  For tips on writing your resume, please visit http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/resumeandapplicationtips.asp#icc.

2. Transcripts - if you are qualifying based on education OR if there are mandatory education requirements listed under the Qualifications and Evaluations section, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcript with your application. If selected, an official college transcript will be required to verify education prior to employment.

3. If you are qualifying based on other criteria listed under the Qualification Section of this announcement, you MUST submit the required supporting documentation (certificates, certifications, panel recommendations, etc.) with your application by the closing date of this announcement.

SUBMIT ONLY the requested/required documents that are applicable to you.  Failure to submit any of the required documents or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, will disqualify you from being considered for this position.  The documents must be submitted by the closing date of this announcement.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Andre Pittman
Phone: 703-812-2452
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: pittmana@state.gov
Agency Information:
U.S. Department of State
OBO/RM/EX/HR
SA-6 Room L200
Arlington, VA
22209
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After all application packages have been received, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  After we review and evaluate all applications, the most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews. After a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability and or security background investigation.
 
You will be notified up to four times during the hiring process:

1. Upon receipt of your application.
2. Upon minimum qualification determinations.
3. After the certificate is issued.
4. After final selection is made.

For instructions on how to view the status of your application, please click here.

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Job Announcement Number:

OBO/PSC-2013-0046

Control Number:

340826500