Job Title:SUPERVISORY GENERAL ENGINEER
Agency:Architect of the Capitol
Job Announcement Number:WP-LBG-2014-233
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
/ Per Year|
|Tuesday, August 26, 2014 to
Friday, September 12, 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.
- You must be able to pass a drug test.
- You must possess a Bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited college.
DUTIES:Back to top
This position is located in the Office of the Superintendent of the Library Buildings and Grounds jurisdiction, Facilities Support Division. The incumbent of the position has administrative and supervisory oversight to resolve safety and occupational health program issues, oversee fire protection engineering efforts, and manage offsite facility operations located in the District of Columbia; Culpeper, VA; Ft. Meade, MD; and Landover, MD.
Specifically, the incumbent:
Provides administrative and technical direction to subordinate employees. Develops performance standards and maintains up-to-date position descriptions. Provides for employee skills enrichment and general staff development through job related coaching, mentoring, and training. Resolves complaints and grievances.
Evaluates efficiency, assesses problem resolution options, and recommends improvements to decrease risks related to using or replacing mechanical and electrical systems, equipment, and hardware.
Provides expert advisory services and consults with other agencies and organizations on critical issues related to the design and construction of equipment, systems, or facilities.
Conducts analyses of numerous fire prevention and protection, life safety, and energy conservation programs. Makes recommendations and devises techniques to ensure maximum energy efficiency and conservation of a safe and accident-free working atmosphere. Serves as Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative (COTR). Guides and evaluates contractor’s work. Evaluates plans, conditions, and cost estimates. Determines fiscal budget and resource provisions and allocations. Controls expenses.
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.
Applicants for positions at grades GS-14 and above in the Architect of the Capitol must possess a Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited college or university.
This position requires successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor’s or higher degree in professional engineering from an accredited college or university. To be creditable, the curriculum must have been in 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 or higher degree in a related professional 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 and guidance.
In addition to meeting the basic qualification requirements, applicants must have had at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in Federal service.
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. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level.
Specialized experience for this position is defined as the following:
- Providing counsel for major alterations of building facilities.
- Managing the improvement of building utilities, energy conservation, mechanical crafts, building and construction project operations.
- Successfully managing and leading a workforce composed of skilled trade teams who provided extraordinary facility management services.
- Preparing, justifying, and administering a significant facilities management program budget.
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). To preview questions please click here.
- Ability to perform project, financial, and procurement management to achieve objectives for administrative and service matters on construction and restoration projects.
- Skill in managing contractor oversight; i.e., evaluating plans, conditions, and cost estimates for technical suitability.
- Negotiation skills.
- Ability to communicate, collaborate, and build a positive working relationship with customers.