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    This position is located in the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), Director, Planning and Project Management (PPM), Assistant Director, Architecture and Preservation Branch. The selectee will provide leadership and general direction of the branch utilizing a professional knowledge of architecture and historic preservation.

    It is desirable that the incumbent be a Registered Architect (RA) with training and experience in Preservation of architecturally significant monumental structures. 

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    At the Architect of the Capitol, we are proud to be ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government. Our employees are passionate about AOC’s mission to serve Congress and the Supreme Court, preserve America’s Capitol and inspire memorable experiences. AOC is a legislative branch agency, the recognized authority for the preservation, maintenance and construction of the world’s most iconic treasures and buildings on Capitol Hill. As a global destination for thousands of visitors every day, Capitol Hill intersects history, architecture and art with the birthplace of our nation’s laws.

    The architect will serve on multi-disciplinary, in-house design projects and resolve specific issues regarding architectural design and historic preservation for projects under the jurisdiction of the Architect of the Capitol. Will also be responsible for chairing and conducting the AOC Architectural Review Board, and monitoring, coordinating and reporting on in-house design and task leader efforts.


    Leadership and Managerial Responsibilities

    • Performs administrative and technical supervisory functions for subordinates which include: the Historic Preservation Officer, the Executive Architect (Supervisory), Preservation Architect(s), Structural Engineer(s) and Interior Design Specialist(s). Assigns duties and evaluates performance. Manages the organizational unit’s budget and workload. Develops performance requirements for subordinates and ensures a mutual understanding of the performance standards. Resolves complaints and grievances.
    • Provides leadership to ensure support for equal employment opportunity (EEO) goals and requirements. Practices non-discriminatory and non-retaliatory employment actions and prevents unlawful discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, age or disability.

    Architecture and Historic Preservation Program Management

    • Has the responsibility of planning, coordinating and managing the preparation and review of the architectural design functions for a wide variety of historic buildings. Serves as Architect, technical consultant and advisor to the Architect of the Capitol, Director of Planning and Project Management, Director of Energy and Design Services Division, Architect-Engineer (A-E) contractors and construction agencies.
    • Oversees a variety of complex, long-term projects which involve state-of the-art architectural designs many with significant preservation components. Coordinates the project work with program requirements, schedules and the work of other relevant engineering specialties.
    • Works directly with AOC senior leadership, Congressional offices, technical representatives of industry and others in the development of criteria and requirements. Tasks involve program scheduling, program monitoring and coordination, staff training, program analysis and recommendation/justification for additional or new programmatic approaches and staffing.

    Architecture Design Solutions

    • Responsible for professional architectural, historic preservation and relevant engineering design solutions for facility maintenance, renovation and new construction involving major and minor projects under jurisdiction of the AOC, including architectural design, structural engineering, materials conservation, space planning and interior design.
    • Responsible for chairing and conducting the AOC Architectural Review Board which provides design guidance and recommendations to the Architect. Oversees conformance of proposed projects and maintenance with the AOC Preservation policy.
    • Ensures that the existing condition of a historic asset will be evaluated to determine the appropriate level of intervention. Utilizes technical understanding of the AOC Preservation Policy and Standards which are aligned with those provided in the Secretary of the Interior standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.
    • Oversees the development of planning, A-E construction documentation and progress reports to respond to third party inquiries, including the Government Accountability Office and Office of Inspector General.
    • Serves as a Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative (COTR) for development of the Scope of Work (SOW) and on the bidder selection committee. Provides architectural oversight of contractors for compliance with contract specifications.
    • Accountable for maintaining an empirical outcomes-oriented sustainable workplace, a place people want to work and an organization that engages and inspires its employees.
    • Prepares and delivers focused technical presentations to internal staff and outside entities on architecture and preservation issues. Provides architectural and preservation tours for dignitaries, Congressional leadership, staff and outside entities.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0808 Architecture

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