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Job Title:  Fire Protection Engineer
Department:  Legislative Branch
Agency:  Architect of the Capitol
Hiring Organization:   Office of Safety, Fire and Environmental Programs
Job Announcement Number:  WP OSFEP 2013-121

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

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SALARY RANGE:
$72,872.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 to Monday, July 22, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
GS-0804-12/13
POSITION INFORMATION:
Full Time - Permanent - No time limit
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:
13
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 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 460 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 curation of architectural and artistic elements entrusted to our 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 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 https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=BYOVC.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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DUTIES:

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

Evaluates new construction, alteration, and/or renovation projects for compliance with fire protection codes and standards.

This position is located in the Architect of the Capitol, Office of Safety, Fire and Environmental Programs, Fire Marshal Division. The incumbent is under the supervision of the Chief Fire Marshal and performs a variety of professional duties with respect to the review and analysis of, and acceptance of recommendations for, the design, construction and/or modification of fire protection systems, equipment, assemblies or buildings coming under the jurisdiction of the Architect of the Capitol. Participates with the technical and administrative functions or activities under the jurisdiction of the Fire Marshal.
Analyzes large blocks of unknown or controversial data and provides expert technical advice and guidance on unique and complex problems and issues that arise in fire prevention and protection programs. Plans and conducts advanced technical work in areas where fire protection criteria is not established. Investigates fires and other life safety related incidents to determine actions required and the cause of the incident. Recommends corrective actions.
Evaluates new construction, alteration, and/or renovation projects for compliance with fire protection codes and standards. Responds to critical incidents to provide on-site fire protection guidance on status of building and fire protection systems and evaluation of status of building safety.
Makes field surveys of existing fire protection, mechanical or electrical installations on their own initiative and responsibility when required for a specific hazard or project. Performs field investigations, reviews preliminary design concepts, performs or reviews design calculations, reviews final working drawings, evaluates engineered products and performs construction supervision and coordination as required on each assigned project.

Identifies and resolves performance and specification compliance issues. Maintains Problem Reports through disposition.
Tours of duty may require periodic and substantial periods of night and/or weekend work.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

(The KSAs below may not apply at all grades)

Ability to meet and deal with others.

Ability to communicate in writing.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and practices of fire prevention engineering.

Ability to use analytical methods to examine data and provide technical guidance in the fire prevention field.

MINIMUM FEDERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Grade 12: BASIC REQUIREMENTS

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.

OR

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.)


ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR NON-RESEARCH POSITIONS

In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-11.

Specialized experience is experience which is in or related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.


ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR RESEARCH POSITIONS

In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have had either specialized experience and/or directly related education in the amounts shown below. Education and experience may be combined to meet the total experience requirements.

1. The applicant must have completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree when the position involves primarily scientific inquiry or investigation, or research-type exploratory development of a creative or advanced scientific nature, where the knowledge required to perform the work successfully is typically and primarily acquired through graduate study.

OR

2. The applicant must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-11.

Specialized experience is experience which is in or related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Grade 13: BASIC REQUIREMENTS

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.

OR

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.)


ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have had one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-12.

Specialized experience is experience which is in or related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.


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:

This position is located in the Architect of the Capitol, Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Office of Safety and Environmental Programs, Fire Marshal Division.

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).

If you are unable to apply on-line, you may visit our Employment Center Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., located at 441 2nd & D Streets, Southwest, Washington D.C., Room 178 for technical assistance in entering your application on the computer. You may call 202-226-7000 for directions.

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

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

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

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Tours of duty may require periodic and substantial periods of night and/or weekend work.

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

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.

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.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or must be authorized to work in the United States.

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.

Selectee(s) is subject to the completion of a one-year trial/probationary period, regardless of whether or not a trial/probationary period has been completed previously with the Architect of the Capitol or another Federal agency.


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=BYOVC.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Paulette Jones
Phone: 2022263066
Fax: 0000000000
Email: jobapps@aoc.gov
Agency Information:
Architect of the Capitol
FHOB, RM. H2-178
2nd and D Street, SW
Washington, Dist of Columbia
20515
US
Fax: 0000000000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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