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Job Title:Architect

Department:Legislative Branch

Agency:Architect of the Capitol

Job Announcement Number:PPM 2013-188

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$42,209.00 to $54,875.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, September 19, 2013 to Friday, October 04, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0808-07

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Temporary

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

07

DUTY LOCATIONS:

2 vacancies 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=TGNMO.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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DUTIES:

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

As an advanced trainee, increases knowledge, skills, and abilities in the profession. As part of planned career development, works with and assists senior members of the staff in the performance of analytical/scientific/engineering/architectural/planning assignments.
Plans and conducts projects according to clear and specified objectives. The work is carried out in accordance with approaches that have been structured by others. Develops technical data regarding materials, sizes, dimensions, and quantities and costs to be incorporated in formal specifications. Provides routine suggestions to resolve minor problems. Suggestions are consistent with the design specifications, basic principles, and standards of the profession, and any contractual obligations between the contractor and the Government.
Drafts condition assessments of facilities and structures to determine compliance with existing standards, codes, regulations and requirements. Performs engineering site evaluations of potential safety and/or health deficiencies for review by a senior engineer/architect. Participates in field surveys and investigations of existing grounds, facilities and/or utility systems to ensure that maintenance and repair schedules and procedures conform to specifications.
Works with higher-grade Architects and General Engineers or other specialists and assists with specific/selected phases of the design, implementation, and evaluation of programs and projects, including communicating issues and coordinating activities within the office. Analyzes assigned architectural/engineering issues in accordance with instructions and participates in the preparation of project documentation, including concept papers, project authorizations, and project amendments, in line with Agency regulations and specific guidance. Participates in workshops, seminars, and conferences related to work-in-progress.
Assists in planning and conducts facility management and maintenance projects according to clear and specified objectives. Assists in conducting periodic inspections of facilities or structures to ensure they are built according to the original construction standards. Reviews design construction or reconstruction designs of physical improvements such as water systems, electrical systems, and structural systems. Inspects projects constructed by permittees to ensure compliance with permitted design and specifications. Submits reports, findings and/or recommendations to Supervisor.
Assists in conducting studies to develop improved processes and methods. Explores background information, i.e., literature, reports, and discussions with others having specialized knowledge of the issues, and consults with the supervisor in evaluating information and selecting approaches to study the architectural issues.
Reviews and monitors contractor activities in the day-to-day performance of the contract.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Skill in interpreting and applying guidelines, policies and procedures.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Ability to communicate in writing

Proficient in CADD or Microsoft excel, Word and Powerpoint or other programs.

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.

ALTERNATE REQUIREMENTS

a. Successful completion of a five-year program of study of at least 160 semester/240 quarter hours leading to a Bachelor of Architecture or higher degree in an accredited college or university is qualifying for GS-7.

b. Applicants with an architecture degree who have appropriate experience as a technician equivalent to grade GS-5 or higher may have such experience credited for grade GS-7 only on a month-for-month basis up to a maximum of 12 months.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

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 one (1) year of graduate level education OR be eligible for the superior academic achievement provision when it provided the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.

OR

2. One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-5.

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.


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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, Project Management 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).

REQUIRED FORMS MUST BE ATTACHED AS TEXT, PDF, OR IMAGE FILES TO YOUR APPLICATION PROFILE.

FORMS RECEIVED BY FAX, EMAIL OR U.S. POSTAL SERVICE DELIVERY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

***The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is a Drug Free Workplace. As part of the AOC's suitability assessment, a candidate tentatively selected for a position is required to submit to screening for illegal drug use. Satisfactory completion of a drug test is a condition of employment with the Agency. A candidate must test negative prior to being eligible for appointment into a position. We will schedule, provide, and cover the cost for the drug test.***

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.

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CLOSES AT 11:59 PM EST (EASTERN STANDARD TIME) ON THE CLOSING DATE.

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies in any of the jurisdictions of the Architect of the Capitol.

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

***THIS IS A TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT NOT-TO-EXCEED 13 MONTHS***

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.

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.



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=TGNMO.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Mari Donegan
Phone: 2022265553
Fax: 0000000000
Email: mdonegan@aoc.gov
Agency Information:
Architect of the Capitol
441 2nd Street SW
Washington, Dist of Columbia
20515
US
Fax: 0000000000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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Job Announcement Number:

PPM 2013-188

Control Number:

351928200