Job Title: Deputy Director for Engineering and DesignJob Announcement Number: EX-14-03
Agency: Smithsonian Institution
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
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/ Per Year
Tuesday, January 07, 2014 to
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time, Permanent -
WHO MAY APPLY:
Current Federal Smithsonian employees who have Federal career/career-conditional status or eligibility
About the Agency
The incumbent provides leadership and direction to a staff of professional, technical and support employees in a critical functional area: facilities engineering and design. The incumbent also coordinates project and facility requirements with the Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations' (OFEO) four other key operating directors to ensure the Smithsonian's: planning, design, construction, operations and maintenance meet the needs of critical Institution programs. The incumbent is responsible for the safety, cost effectiveness, efficiency and overall quality of all engineering and design projects for the Institution.
DUTIES:Back to top
Serves as principal advisor and Smithsonian's subject matter expert on all aspects of facilities engineering and design. Advises and provides recommendations on broad policy, design standards, code application, and programs affecting facilities engineering, and design of Smithsonian programs and operations. Oversees visioning, strategic and business planning, goal setting, quality implementation, organizational performance measurement, and re-invention efforts, ensuring alignment with the vision, values, and goals of the Secretary, and the Director of OFEO.
Through subordinate supervisors: plans, organizes, directs, and supervises the personnel and operations of the Office of Planning Design and the Construction, Engineering and Design Division. Plans and carries out the full range of supervisory and managerial duties.
Provides technical and managerial facilities support for the Smithsonian, and ensures facility engineering and design projects comply with statutory requirements, achieve sustainability goals, meet fiscal obligations, and provide a useful and pleasing environment to support ongoing research and community enjoyment of the Institution’s programs.
Leads the engineering and design program to incorporate latest technologies and industry best practices into a complex, aging, and expanding inventory of historical research and
Manages completion of an aggressively growing project program. Major growth in project workloads will require an emphasis on processes and procedures, and development of a training program to ensure appropriate performance standards are achieved throughout the Division.
Ensures adequate control systems are established, implemented and evaluated to monitor expenses of the engineering and design initiatives and services, and that budgeted amounts are not exceeded.
Serves as the Smithsonian expert in developing policy, standards, and procedures to ensure operation of an effective and efficient engineering and design program for all Smithsonian facilities.
Responsible for Quality Control of in-house projects and Quality Assurance for projects performed by contractors supervised by the Engineering and Design Division.
Provides expert technical advice and guidance to heads of offices, museums and research centers on contract and internal engineering and design services, contract development and administration, contract supervision and inspection, and facilities planning and programs.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Leadership experience at a managerial level that includes visioning, strategic planning, policy, goal setting and metric development for large facilities projects.
Demonstrated skill in managing engineering and design programs for major construction projects within time and cost perimeters.
Demonstrated ability to apply latest technology and/or industry best practices to manage an engineering and design program for large facilities.
A degree in Engineering or Architecture is required. Registration as a Professional Engineer or registered Architect is desirable.
To qualify you must have one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-15 level.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
The qualifications listed in this document will be used along with your resume and your responses to the questions posed in the electronic application process to determine the candidates who will move forward in our evaluation process. When crafting your responses to the questions, please provide concise, detailed information on your background and experience to support your comments.
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BENEFITS:Back to top
Receives general supervision from the Director, Office of Planning Design and Construction, who provides broad guidance in terms of overall policy, program objectives, and delegated authority. Within this framework and with a minimum of direction, independently develops, directs, and carries out all aspects of assigned programs, exercising a high degree of managerial and executive knowledge and abilities. Major policy questions or controversial issues are discussed with the Director for guidance. Keeps the Director informed of all significant program activities and potential problems. Work performance is appraised in terms of overall effectiveness in achieving program objectives.
This position has been reviewed to determine the level of POSITION SENSITIVITY. Based on the nature of the work, the position has been determined to be HIGH RISK. This designation will require (1) a pre-employment Security Agency Check (SAC) for the prospective incumbent; and (2) a subsequent comprehensive background investigation and favorable adjudication in order to continue in the position.
The Smithsonian Institution does not discriminate against in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization or other non-merit factors.
The Smithsonian provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the contact person listed in this announcement. The decision on granting a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case by case basis.
Relocation expenses will not be paid.
HOW TO APPLY:Back to top
Click on the "Apply Online" button on the upper right side of the page.
- You must apply for this position online through the 'Apply Online' button and submit required supplemental documents (if they are relevant to you).
- You may submit required documents by uploading them online during the application process; OR You may manually fax required documents. Faxes are received by an automated system, not a physical fax machine. Documents that are faxed as part of the application process must be sent with the system generated cover sheet by the closing date. Documents faxed without the system generated coversheet are not retrievable and cannot be considered as part of the application package.
- The complete application package, including any required documents, is due in the Smithsonian Office of Human Resources on the closing date of the announcement by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
- If you are unable to apply online, paper applications may be accepted with prior approval of the contact person listed below.
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
After you apply and the position has closed, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. We usually have a large response to senior level positions and it may take some time to effectively review application packages. We will contact you by email as decisions are made.