Job Overview

Summary

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Agency serves rural communities throughout the country by investing in their communities through housing and utility infrastructure, by increasing economic opportunity, and by improving the quality of life for all rural Americans.  Rural Development provides over 40 loan and grant programs in the Rural Housing and Community Facilities Services, Rural Business and Cooperative Services, and Rural Utilities Service. Rural Development supports a positive work environment and promotes diversity and inclusion for nearly 5,000 employees.

Rural Development is a dynamic organization recruiting for employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those in rural communities and will enjoy working in a fast paced and results driven organization.  Our commitment is to expand economic opportunity and quality of life in all of rural America by providing financial programs to support essential public facilities and services such as water and sewer systems, housing, health clinics, emergency service facilities and electric and telephone service.  Rural Development offers a friendly and professional working environment and such excellent benefits as: a generous salary, alternative work schedules, paid vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, retirement and supplemental savings plan, a wide array of health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans, flexible spending accounts, and long-term care insurance.

This announcement may be used to fill additional or subsequent vacancies that are identified by the organization.

Duties

This position is located in an Area or State Office in USDA, Rural Development (RD). The incumbent serves and performs a variety of assignments requiring professional experience and technical competence in architectural and related construction activities, techniques, procedures, practices, and evaluations utilized in the delivery of supervised rural credit and development programs.

  • Advises members of the architectural profession and building designers on Rural Development requirements regarding the design, drawings, specifications, bidding, and construction agreement negotiation, awarding of building contracts, and supervision and inspection of construction and keeping of accounts.
  • Examines and analyzes preliminary plans, working drawings and specifications, cost estimates and all contract documents for construction projects.
  • Provides technical assistance to staff and customers on accessibility standards.
  • Prepares required reports and oversees establishment and maintenance of necessary architectural and construction records, references, and working materials.

Supervisory Status

No

Promotion Potential

12

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • 6-10 Days

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.

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