Possess a bachelors or higher degree from an accredited
college or university in architecture or a related field that included 60 semester hours of course work in
architecture or related disciplines, of which at least (1) 30 semester hours were in architectural design, and (2) 6
semester hours were in each of the following: structural technology, properties of materials and methods
of construction, environmental control systems, or will complete my degree prior to entry on duty.
Possess a 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
of improvement of buildings. The adequacy of such background must be
demonstrated by at least ONE of the following: 1) Related curriculum: A 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 2A. 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 1 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 course, 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.
THERE IS NO
SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE for the GS-05.
EXPERIENCE for the GS-07:
year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 level in the
Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant
with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully
perform the duties of this position. Examples of specialized experience
include, but are not limited to, the following: preparing detailed on-site
measurements of selected structures and recording them in field notebooks for
later transcription into measured drawings; performing architectural drafting
and minor detail design.
OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE for the GS-07:
successfully completed a 5-year program of study of at least 160 semester hours
leading to a Bachelor
Architecture or higher degree in an accredited college or university. (Note:
This provision also applies to
architectural engineering curricula).
successfully completed an architecture degree and have 12 months of appropriate
experience as an architectural technician equivalent to grade GS-5 or
higher. (Note: This provision also applies to graduates of architectural engineering curricula).
Have successfully completed 1 full year of progressively
higher-level graduate education in a field of study that is directly related to the work of the position, such
as architecture or architectural engineering, and which demonstrates possession of the knowledge, skills, and
abilities needed to do the work of this position.
Meet the criteria for Superior Academic Achievement (S.A.A.)
as evidenced by one of the three following methods: I am in the upper third of my graduating class in
the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business
Administration, based on completed courses; OR I have a GPA 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 computed
based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the
curriculum, or 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the
required courses completed in my major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2
years of the curriculum; OR I am a member in one of the national scholastic honor societies.
AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION
OF QUALIFYING EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE for the GS-07:
Have an equivalent combination of such education and
experience. For example, I have 6 months of the specialized experience
described (50% of the experience requirement), and 14 semester hours or 21
quarter hours of directly-related graduate level college study as defined above
in an accredited institution (50% of the qualifying education).
consideration you MUST provide work samples that support your responses where
appropriate; however, these must be included electronically in your application
material. We cannot accept hard copy, mailed or faxed documents. For more
information on the Heritage Documentation Programs for Architects &
Landscape Architects, visit: http://www.nps.gov/history/hdp/jobs/architect.htm and http://www.nps.gov/history/hdp/jobs/summer.htm
STUDENT DOCUMENTATION - (REQUIRED) You MUST provide proof that you are enrolled or accepted for enrollment in school. Your student documentation must include the following information from your school:
You are enrolled or accepted for enrollment at an accredited educational institution or state-approved home school through September 2014.
The type of degree or certificate you are seeking (not required if you are not yet attending)
That you are in good standing (usually a 2.0 GPA or above) (not required if you are not yet attending)
Anticipated graduation or completion date of your degree/certificate (not required if you are not yet attending).
application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic job requirements.
In addition, we will evaluate your responses to the attached online Assessment
Questionnaire to measure the degree to which your background matches the
requirements for the position. To preview the Assessment Questionnaire
click here: View Assessment Questions
Assessment Questionnaire is designed to measure your ability in the following
competencies needed to successfully perform on the job:
KSA-1. Knowledge and understanding of standard architectural drawings.
KSA-2. Knowledge of computer-aided drafting (CAD) and related
KSA-3. Graphic skills and ability.
KSA-4. Knowledge of Historic American Buildings Survey (NABS) and/or
Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) Standards and. Guidelines for
documentation, and experience in existing-condition documentation of buildings
KSA-5. Ability to manage and lead documentation projects of
architectural, engineering, or landscape sites.
who meet the qualification requirements based on responses provided in the
Applicant Assessment Questionnaire will be placed in one of three
Group I (Best Qualified) applicants who possess experience and/or education
that well exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including all
selective factors and all quality ranking factors. Applicants considered best qualified must be
highly proficient in all requirements of the job and be able to perform
effectively in the position.
Group II (Well-Qualified) applicants possessing experience and/or education
that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective
factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job.
Group III (Qualified) applicants possessing experience and/or education that
meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective
factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the
these categories, applicants referred to the selecting official that are
eligible for Veterans Preference will receive selection priority over Non-Veterans.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Once the basic qualifications have been met, you will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of this position. The evaluation will be based on information you provide in your on-line resume, your answers to the knowledge, skills, and abilities questions for this announcement, and a review of the application material requested as part of this announcement.
You must provide information about your experience and/or education that supports the answers you give in the questionnaire, and the KSAs required for this position.