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Job Title:  Supervisory Architect (Superintendent)
Department:  Legislative Branch
Agency:  Architect of the Capitol
Hiring Organization:   Library Buildings and Grounds
Job Announcement Number:  WP LBG-2013-132

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
SALARY RANGE:
$130,000.00 to $165,000.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 to Friday, July 19, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
SR-0808-01
POSITION INFORMATION:
Full Time - Permanent - No time limit
DUTY LOCATIONS:
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington, Dist of ColumbiaView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
Public

JOB SUMMARY:

The mission of the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) 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 553 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 also provides professional expertise on the preservation of architectural and artistic elements entrusted to its care. Learn more at www.aoc.gov.

CORE VALUES

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 commitments 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 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 https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=CQVGH.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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DUTIES:

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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), Library Buildings and Grounds (LBG). The incumbent will champion the AOC's Strategic Vision and will have full responsibility for planning, administering and managing work operations and maintenance activities for the structural, mechanical, and facilities management for the Library Buildings and Grounds facilities.
The incumbent is responsible for the general leadership, supervision, and direction of employees performing a full range of operational, maintenance and project related activities.

Directs, develops, and implements administrative policies that identify annual organization goals, make maximum use of resources, and reduce operating costs. Plans work operations, determines and allocates required resources, and establishes relative priorities for projects.

Coordinates and integrates the planning, programming, development, oversight, scheduling, and management of resources for multi-phase projects. Formulates a master plan to overall forecast the work necessary to ensure the future care of facilities.


Prepares annual budget requests and end-of-fiscal-year annual reports listing work projects initiated, completed, and pending. Submits annual estimates of anticipated operations and maintenance expenses for the LBG.
Manages and technically directs contract administration activities for long-term, extensive technical service contracts. Responsible for the procurement on major projects, serving as Contracting Officer or Contracting Officer Representative. Determines whether in-house personnel or contractors will accomplish projects; decides methods and types of contracts necessary to meet project or task order needs; resolves disputes that arise; and develops the statement of work.

Exercises advanced technical knowledge of the limitations of proven concepts and practices on systems, equipment, and/or hardware to correctly evaluate problem resolution alternatives. Prepares policy development, requirements analysis and definition, technical evaluations, and makes recommendations within the functional and/or technical area of expertise.


Meets with the Librarian of the Library of Congress 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 the project work.
Consults with AOC management and planning personnel in preparing resource requirements for complex or high value projects or programs in the areas of design, construction, or modification of facilities, systems, equipment, or hardware. Resolves difficult problems generally unique or controversial in nature, requiring major architectural compromises and decisions. Exercises outstanding technical judgment in isolating essential features of problems and adapting or extending newly established guides or precedents for problem resolution.

Has administrative and management oversight for architecture, utilities management, building operations, energy conservation, life safety programs and systems, capital construction, renovation programs, and preventive maintenance programs.
Has direct management, administrative and program oversight over craft divisions and other operations including the following trade groups: electrical, elevator, subway operations, air conditioning, paint, inventory management, sheet metal, plumbing and pipefitting, wood crafting, and masonry.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Results Driven

Building Coalitions

Business Acumen

Leading Change

Leading People

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

Proven experience in preparing, justifying, and administering a significant facilities management program budget.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Have extensive managerial/executive level 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.

MINIMUM FEDERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

A. Applicants must show successful completion of a bachelor's or higher degree in architecture or related field that included 60 semester/90 quarter hours of course work in architecture or related disciplines of which at least (1) 30 semester/45 quarter hours were in architectural design, and (2) 6 semester/9 quarter hours were in each of the following: structural technology, properties of materials and methods of construction, and environmental controls systems.

OR

B. 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:

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. 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 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.


See Other Information for further requirements.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

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.


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

Location: Architect of the Capitol; Office of the Chief Operating Officer; Office of the Superintendent, Library Buildings and Grounds

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THIS POSITION IS BEING ADVERTISED UNDER TWO (2) SEPARATE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS; HOWEVER, THERE IS ONLY ONE (1) POSITION AVAILABLE.

ENGINEERS SHOULD APPLY UNDER VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER WP LBG-2013-131. ARCHITECTS SHOULD APPLY UNDER VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER WP LBG-2013-132.

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

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

Applicants must possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

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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: http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2010.pdf

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THIS POSITION IS BEING FILLED THROUGH AN ON-LINE APPLICATION SYSTEM.

To apply, go to www.aoc.gov or http://www.avuedigitalservices.com/aoc/applicant.html (Be sure URL is typed in all lower case).

ANY ADDITIONAL REQUIRED FORMS MUST BE ATTACHED AS TEXT OR IMAGE FILES TO YOUR JOB APPLICATION. FORMS RECEIVED BY FAX, EMAIL OR U.S. POSTAL SERVICE DELIVERY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

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.

ANNOUNCEMENT CLOSES AT 11:59 PM ON THE CLOSING DATE.

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

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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.


HOW TO APPLY:

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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 https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=CQVGH.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Armetia Mobley
Phone: 2022268136
Fax: 0000000000
Email: jobapps@aoc.gov
Agency Information:
Architect of the Capitol
2nd and D Street, SW
FHOB, RM. H2-178
Washington, Dist of Columbia
20515
US
Fax: 0000000000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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