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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:SUPERVISORY GENERAL ENGINEER

Department:Legislative Branch

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.

SALARY RANGE:

$106,263.00 to $138,136.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 to Friday, September 12, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0801-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

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

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

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:

Yes

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.
  • You must be able to pass a drug test.
  • You must possess a Bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited college.

DUTIES:

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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:

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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.

BASIC REQUIREMENT:

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:

  1. Providing counsel for major alterations of building facilities.
  2. Managing the improvement of building utilities, energy conservation, mechanical crafts, building and construction project operations.
  3. Successfully managing and leading a workforce composed of skilled trade teams who provided extraordinary facility management services.
  4. Preparing, justifying, and administering a significant facilities management program budget.


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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:

  • 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.
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 Period- Selectee(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. A cover letter is optional. 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.

Special Instructions for Foreign Education:

Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment. Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing along with your application. Failure to provide such documentation at the time of application will result in a 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.
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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:

WP-LBG-2014-233

Control Number:

379409400