Job Title:General Engineer
Agency:Architect of the Capitol
Job Announcement Number:SOB-2014-157
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/ Per Year|
|Monday, July 14, 2014 to
Tuesday, July 15, 2014|
SERIES & GRADE:
|This is an Excepted Service position and does not require or confer civil service Competitive Status -
Permanent, Full Time|
|1 vacancy -
Washington DC, DC View Map|
WHO MAY APPLY:
|Applications will be accepted from all U.S. Citizens.|
About the Agency
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.
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.
- You must be a U.S. Citizen.
- Your resume and question responses must demonstrate the job-related KSAs.
- You must meet the definition of specialized experience.
DUTIES:Back to top
The position is located in the Architect of the Capitol, Senate Office Buildings; Assistant Superintendent Facilities Support Division. The incumbent serves as an expert on Civil and Structural Engineering with a project management focus.
Designs large multi-purpose, multiple-phase facilities and/or structural projects and reviews design documents for compliance with the approved concepts and applicable codes, standards and criteria.
Applies specialized technical knowledge of professional Structural and Civil Engineering concepts, methods, and procedures to analyze and define the requirements of multi-phase projects. Provides extensive coordination with other project and program areas, integrating concurrent standards, guides, and precedents. Participates in the development of requirements with customers, analyzes requirements and design criteria, develops cost estimates, assures validation of requirements, and evaluates schedules and the feasibility of project accomplishment.
Develops and/or reviews specifications and cost estimates for construction of projects. Guides and evaluates efforts of design and construction personnel, and assesses technical progress in relation to the established schedule and resources allotted. Reviews plans, specifications, and cost estimates for technical adequacy.
Serves as an expert structural and civil engineer for facilities or structures that utilize new technology and are considered to advance the state-of-the-art in structural design. Responsibilities include the structural integrity, load design and functional specifications.
Independently prepares preliminary and final designs and construction drawings and specifications. Leads field inspections and takes field dimensions and profiles of existing facilities as required to prepare preliminary and final drawings for alterations, restoration, addition and repairs.
Develops and reviews project schedules to ensure reasonable and timely implementation of the design and construction of various projects recognizing the critical nature of the projects.
Performs contract administration activities for significant, highly specialized procurements. Responsibilities typically include functions such as incremental funding, redirection of effort, coordination of time extension, incorporation of change orders issuance of stop work orders, approval of progress payments, and final payment to the contractor.
Coordinates with and advises Members of Congress, their staffs and other Congressional staff members on interior design factors such as space planning, layout and utilization of furnishings.
Performs a variety of pre-award, post-award and post-contract activities.
As a COTR, reviews and evaluates shop drawings, progress schedules, and conformance to technical documents during the course of construction.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
You must meet the United States Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) qualification requirements (including specialized experience and/or educational requirements) for the advertised position. You must meet all eligibility and qualifications requirements by the closing date of the job announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on the OPM web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
Specialized experience: is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level.
Candidates for the GS-12 grade level must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower GS-12 grade level in the Federal service.
Specialized experience for this position is defined as having experience:
1. Knowledge of professional architectural or engineering concepts, principles, and practices (Served as the technical and business manager of designated projects, from the preliminary planning stage through the design and construction phases).
2. Knowledge of current design techniques, construction methods and project management concepts to insure the successful completion of assigned projects.
3. Knowledge of design and construction programs and contract administration procedures, regulations, requirements and coordination procedures.
4. Skill in verbal and written communication, in order to communicate efficiently with all interrelated parties.
The position of General Engineer requires a Bachelor’s Degree in professional engineering from 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 a bachelor's degree in a related field, such as architecture, physics, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, provided the applicant has at least one year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision or guidance.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Review your resume and responses carefully. Your eligibility for consideration and qualifications for the position will be determined based upon a review of your detailed resume and your responses to job specific self-assessment questions.
Your resume will be evaluated based on evidence of your ability to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) for this position, possession of any specialized experience, and how well your background and experience relates to the self-assessment questions in the job announcement. The self-assessment questions relate to the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies:
Your responses to the self assessment questions serve as the basis for your initial rating. You will receive a numerical score based on your responses to these questions. Next, your responses will be evaluated by a Human Resources Specialist and/or a subject matter expert against the information provided in your resume and optional cover letter. Your resume must support your answers to the self assessment questions. Falsifying your background, education, and/or experience is cause for not hiring you or disqualification for further consideration.
Please note that a complete application is required for consideration. (Please review the “Required Documents” section of this job announcement to see what must be included in a complete application).
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