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Job Title:Supervisory Engineer (Deputy Superintendent)

Department:Legislative Branch

Agency:Architect of the Capitol

Hiring Organization: Senate Office Buildings

Job Announcement Number:WP SOB-2013-110

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

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$130,000.00 to $156,000.00 / Per Year


Friday, June 07, 2013 to Monday, July 08, 2013




Full Time - Permanent - No time limit


1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington, Dist of ColumbiaView Map




The mission of the Architect of the Capitol is to serve Congress and the Supreme Court, preserve America's Capitol and inspire memorable experiences. Under the leadership of Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, the roles and responsibilities of the Architect of the Capitol cover an expansive and diverse portfolio. The AOC is responsible for the maintenance, operation, development and preservation of 17.4 million square feet of buildings and more than 470 acres of land throughout Capitol Hill. The AOC provides a welcoming and educational environment for millions of visitors through the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center and the US Botanic Garden. The AOC delivers professional expertise on the preservation and curating of architectural and artistic elements entrusted to our care. Learn more at


The AOC prides itself on our Core Values of Teamwork, Integrity, Pride and Professionalism.

The PROFESSIONALISM and INTEGRITY of each AOC employee demonstrates our dedication to providing quality services and our commitment to holding ourselves to the highest standards.

We recognize that we do our best work through TEAMWORK, each of us lending our individual strengths and talents to the greater goal of the entire team. We respect each other and rely on each other in our efforts to make the AOC a center of excellence.

We take great PRIDE in what we do and in the honor of serving Congress, the Supreme Court, and the American people each and every day.

Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Architect of the Capitol applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on


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(The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)

This position is located in the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Superintendent, Senate Office Buildings (SOB). The Deputy Superintendent is responsible for planning, administering, and managing work operations and maintenance activities of structural, mechanical, and facilities management in the Senate Office Buildings. In carrying out such responsibilities the incumbent ensures compliance with rules, regulations, and procedures; life safety considerations; and other applicable laws. The incumbent carries out such responsibilities through close and continuous coordination with staff of the U.S. Senate and through close and continuous coordination with appropriate financial, technical, and managerial staff of the AOC.

The incumbent is responsible for the general leadership, supervision and direction of the physical infrastructure of the complex of Senate Office Buildings. In this capacity, the incumbent oversees/manages in excess of 500 employees performing a full range of operational, maintenance and project related activities. Provides expert guidance, advice, and recommendations on problems and critical matters pertaining to the SOB operations and programs.

The incumbent serves as a senior engineer in coordinating and integrating the planning, programming, development, oversight, scheduling, and overall management of resources for multi-phase projects. Formulates a master plan to forecast the work necessary to ensure the future care of facilities. Reviews records, inspects equipment, assesses the inside and outside conditions of the structures and determines where existing plans are insufficient to carry the SOB successfully into the 21st century. Prepares briefs to explain the need for specific projects.

Manages and technically directs contract administration activities for long-term, extensive technical service contracts. Monitors the status of contract performance, approves progress payments, provides recommendations on contractor proposals. Monitors contractor activities to ensure compliance with technical, financial, delivery, and other terms of the contract. Develops statement of work and resolves disputes that arise.

Exercises advanced technical knowledge of the limitations of proven concepts and practices on systems, equipment, and/or hardware to correctly evaluate problem resolution alternatives or the risk associated with using or replacing a nonconforming component. Prepares policy development, requirements analysis and definition, technical evaluations, and makes recommendations within functional and/or technical areas of expertise. Identifies, investigates, and reports hardware, procedural, and documentation problems, anomalies, and discrepancies and monitors corrective actions.

Meets with Senators, the Senate staff and other building occupants affected by major construction, remodeling, renovation, relocation projects, temporary services discontinuation, or other inconveniences. Provides information on the nature and progress of projects, makes temporary movement arrangements, and provides additional services to ease the discomforts during these projects.
Prepares resource requirements for complex or high value projects or programs in areas of design, construction, or modification of facilities, systems equipment, or hardware. Resolves unique or controversial problems that require engineering compromises and decisions. Exercises outstanding technical judgment in isolating essential features of problems and adapting or extending newly established guides or precedents or problem resolution.
Serves as safety officer and environmental officer and is responsible for developing programs and policies to ensure that all operations are in accordance with established standards.
Addresses quality control issues related to major components requiring special management emphasis because of their unusual operational importance. Reviews material deficiency reports. Initiates investigations of poor quality replacement components and parts being supplied by vendors.


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Results Driven

Building Coalitions

Business Acumen

Leading People

Leading Change

Demonstrated ability to communicate, collaborate, and build positive working relationships with senior clients at the SES equivalent level of Presidential appointee level.

In-depth executive management and facility management experience that demonstrated a history of success in managing and leading a workforce composed of skilled trade teams providing extraordinary facility management services. This position must have involved planning, directing, and managing a variety of facilities construction, renovation, repair, and maintenance projects.


Extensive managerial/executive experience responsible for planning, administering and managing work operations and maintenance activities for the structural, mechanical, and facilities management program of an entire organization. This experience must have involved the general supervision, administration and direction of personnel who work in the various skilled trades supporting the facility management program of a significant complex of buildings.

Successful completion of a bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited college or university.



A. Applicants must show successful completion of a professional engineering curriculum leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in engineering in an accredited college or university. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and advanced courses in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.


B. A 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 engineering, and (2) a good theoretical and practical understanding of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:

1. Professional Registration: current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions), are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration.

2. Written Test: evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer- in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in the various States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam.

3. Specified Academic Courses: successful completion in an accredited college or university of at least 60 semester/90 quarter hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering. These must have included the courses specified in the basic requirement.

4. Related Curriculum: successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided the candidate has at least one (1) year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.)

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You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience and training you report relative to this position which shows that you possess the knowledges, skills and abilities required. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered.


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Location: Architect of the Capitol, Office of Chief Operating Officer, Office of the Superintendent, Senate Office Buildings


To apply, go to or (Be sure URL is typed in all lower case).


If you are unable to apply on-line, you may visit our Employment Center for technical assistance in entering your application. The Employment Center is located at 441 Second & D Streets S.W., Washington, D.C., Room H2-178, and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You may call (202) 226-7000 for directions.

Application submitted by any form of mail delivery will not be accepted.

DO NOT email, fax or deliver applications or forms for this vacancy. All applications must be submitted, and forms attached, on-line through AVUE Digital Services.



The position serves at the pleasure of the Architect of the Capitol.

The position requires a top secret clearance. The incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain a top secret clearance.

Applicants must show successful completion of a bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited college or university.


Applicants are required to prepare narrative responses to address each of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and technical qualifications. You will see the Executive Core Qualifications under the "Technical Qualifications" heading when you apply for the position online in AVUE Digital Services.

The ECQs serve to assess executive experience and potential. They help determine whether an individual has the broad executive skills needed in a variety of executive positions. In addressing each of the ECQs, it is recommended that you structure your responses by describing a specific challenge, describe the context of the environment, action taken, and the outcome or results for such actions. Please provide examples for each area, where practical.

For guidance on how to prepare your narrative response, you may wish to visit the following U.S. Office of Personnel Management Website:


***ALL APPLICANTS MUST BE U.S. CITIZENS*** ********************************************************************************************************

This is an Excepted Service position in the Architect of the Capitol, a Legislative Branch agency of the Federal government. The position does not require or confer civil service Competitive Status.

Applications submitted by any form of mail delivery will not be accepted.

Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.

The Office of the Architect of the Capitol is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This Office prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, color, age, national origin, genetic information, or disability.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

Moving expenses are not authorized.

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

BENEFITS: A variety of health insurance plans; retirement system with investment options; paid holiday; paid sick and annual (vacation) leave; life insurance; incentive systems; subsidized transportation; training and development opportunities, etc.

Selected applicant(s) may be eligible to earn a higher annual leave accrual rate credit towards annual leave accrual based on prior non-Federal or uniformed service work experience. The amount of service credit will be based on specialized experience or qualifying experience that is provided on the applicant profile submitted. As such, if you are a new employee to the Federal Government or a rehire, it is important that you provide a work history that lists all directly related positions held, and it must include the dates of employment (month/day/year).

The selectee(s) under the vacancy announcement for this position is subject to a criminal record check by the U.S. Capitol Police and satisfactory adjudication to be eligible for employment at the Architect of the Capitol.

The Architect of the Capitol is an E-VERIFY Participant. E-VERIFY is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment authorization in the United States. If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the DHS Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-VERIFY" electronic system. Federal Law requires DHS to use the E-VERIFY system to verify the employment eligibility of all new hires, and obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system as a condition of continued employment.

Welcome Veterans. The Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) gives veterans' preference rights in the legislative branch to certain veterans as applied by the Congressional Accountability Act. Veterans' preference is applied on this vacancy announcement. If you are a veteran and have been separated under honorable conditions, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility; SF-15, if applicable; and Department of Veterans Affairs documentation of disability, if applicable.

Supervisory trial period required.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals.


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Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Architect of the Capitol applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on


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2nd and D Street, SW
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