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  1. Overview
  2. Duties
  3. Qualifications & Evaluations
  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:General Engineer

Department:Legislative Branch

Agency:Architect of the Capitol

Job Announcement Number:SOB-2014-157

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$89,924.00 to $116,901.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, July 14, 2014 to Tuesday, July 15, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0801-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

This is an Excepted Service position and does not require or confer civil service Competitive Status - Permanent, Full Time

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Washington DC, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Applications will be accepted from all U.S. Citizens.

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Not Applicable

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

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.

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.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • 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:

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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:

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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.

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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:
 
-Project Management

-Design

-Financial Management

-Oral Communication

-Written Communication

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).
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

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. For more information, please visit http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetguide.asp#6.

If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System.  If you are exempt from registration under Selective Service Law, you must provide appropriate proof of exemption. Please visit the Selective Service System website for more information.
 
DRUG TESTING: 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.
 
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. For more information on E-Verify, please visit http://www.dhs.gov/files/programs/gc_1185221678150.shtm
 
The Architect of the Capitol is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation and/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.
 
Probationary PeriodSelectee(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.

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies in any of the jurisdictions of the Architect of the Capitol.
All application materials become the property of the Architect of the Capitol.

HOW TO APPLY:

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

If you are a new user to the USAJobs Site and have never registered for an account; you will first need to create an account profile with your basic contact information and a resume to begin applying.  You must be a registered USAJobs user AND you must be signed-in to your account in order to apply for this position.  For help setting up an account or for general help using USAJobs, go to USAJobs Help Page.
 
NEED HELP?
If you experience any difficulties with the application site, help is available!  If you have problems completing your on-line application, contact the Monster Hiring Management Help Desk at 1-866-656-6831 or by e-mail at MGSHELP@monster.com. The help desk is available Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time.  You may call and leave a voice mail message at all other times. 
All required supporting documents will be collected electronically via the USAJobs “Saved Documents” feature.
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.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

A complete application consists of:
1. A resume or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications; optional cover letter:  Your resume should indicate your citizenship and should list your educational and work experience including job titles, salary, employment dates, duties and accomplishments, experience and how it relates to the KSAs in the job announcement.  Any experience claimed in a cover letter should be fully substantiated by information contained in your resume. 

2. Transcripts: You MUST submit copies of your college transcripts for verification of the education requirements.  Unofficial copies are acceptable, however, if selected you will be required to furnish official transcripts.  It is your responsibility to provide adequate proof that you meet the above educational requirements.  Inadequate or illegible information could result in non-qualification and loss of consideration. 

Supporting Documentation:
 
You can choose ONE of the following methods to submit Supporting Documents:
 
1) You can upload your documents when you register or update your information on the Architect of the Capitol application site which you access through the USAJobs site.
 OR
2) You can fax your documents using the system generated fax cover sheet.
 
Your application and all required documentation must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of this job announcement.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

MGS Help Desk
Phone: 1-866-656-6831
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: mgshelp@monster.com
Agency Information:
Architect of the Capitol
2nd and D Street, S.W.
Washington, DC
20515
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You will receive a notice generated by the USAJobs System when you have successfully submitted your application.  After all application packages have been received, we will review your application and transcript(s) (if you are qualifying based on education) to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  
 
You can check the status of your application by logging into http://www.usajobs.gov.  You may also sign up to receive automatic emails anytime the status of your application has changed by logging into your USAJobs Account, editing your profile and changing the ‘Notification Settings’ to indicate that you want to be notified by email when the status changes.  Information regarding the status of your application should be updated in the system within 2 weeks after the closing date of this job announcement.

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Job Announcement Number:

SOB-2014-157

Control Number:

375363500