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Job Title: ARCHITECT
Company Name: Veterans Benefits Administration
Location: Washington DC, DC
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Architectural Services, Construction, Mining and Trades, Finance/Economics, Information Technology, Military, Executive Management, Research & Development, Environmental
Job Description
ARCHITECT

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There are both basic and additional requirements in order to qualify for placement in this position.

Basic requirement:

A.
Bachelor's (or higher level) degree that included 60 semester hours of course work in architecture or related disciplines of which at least (1) 30 semester hours were in architectural design, and (2) 6 semester hours were in each of the following: structural technology, properties of materials and methods of construction, and environmental control systems.

or

B. Combination of education and experience -- college-level education, training and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the arts and sciences underlying professional architecture, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the architectural principles, methods, and techniques and their applications to the design and construction or improvement of buildings. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by at least one of the following:

1. Related Curriculum: Degree in architectural engineering may be accepted as satisfying in full the basic requirements, provided the completed course work in architectural engineering provided knowledge, skills, and abilities substantially equivalent to those provided in the courses specified in paragraph A. The curriculum for a degree in either architecture or architectural engineering covers function, esthetics, site, structure, economics, mechanical-electrical, and other engineering problems related to the design and construction of buildings primarily (but not exclusively) intended to house human activities. The courses required for a degree in architecture generally place emphasis upon planning, esthetics, and materials and methods of construction, while the courses for an architectural engineering degree place equal or greater weight on the technical engineering aspects such as structural systems, mechanical systems, and the properties of materials. Because of this difference in emphasis, persons with degrees in architecture may have a preference for work assignments that offer greater opportunities for them to express their artistic and creative abilities. As a result, they may be more concerned with planning and design aspects of architecture, and persons with degrees in architectural engineering may be more engaged in aspects emphasizing technical engineering considerations.

2. Experience: An applicant lacking a degree in architecture must have had l year of experience in an architect's office or in architectural work for each year short of graduation from a program of study in architecture. In the absence of college courses, 5 years of such experience is required. This experience must have demonstrated that the applicant has acquired a thorough knowledge of the fundamental principles and theories of professional architecture.

Additional requirement: A minimum of one year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in Federal or other service. For placement at GS-14, this would be experience equivalent to grade GS-13. For placement at GS-13, this would be experience equivalent to grade GS-12. Specialized experience is that which 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 work of the position to be filled;

or

A combination of qualifying education and experience, for example, as follows: total qualifying education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; then a determination of your experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level. Then a totaling of the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent in order to be to qualifying. For example, you have completed 80 semester hours toward an undergraduate degree to include all course requirements specified under Basic Requirement, A, above. Only coursework beyond the first 60 semester hours can be combined with experience. Therefore, in terms of education, you meet 17 percent of total qualifications. Yet you have 10 months of qualifying experience. I terms of experience you meet 83 percent of total qualifications. Therefore, you are eligible.

In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience. Applicants who do not fully address in their resume the specialized experience needed for the position and who do not possess the education will not be further considered. You will be rated on the following competencies based on your application for this position and your response to the occupational questionnaire:

Competency 1. ARCHITECTURE. Serving as an Architect/Project Manager responsible for the oversight of major leasingand large multi-million dollar minor construction projects.

Competency 2. PROJECT MANAGEMENT. Interacting with upper management in an organization on project development and execution.

Competency 3. QUALITY MANAGEMENT. Evaluating design, furniture quality, and investment strategies of completed
projects and communicating best practices for future planning.

Competency 4. BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION. Assisting field and program office staff in formulating minor construction and general operating costs.

Competency 5. PLANNING AND EVALUATING. Developing planning documents and monitoring long-range strategic plans for capital leasing and all other leasing requirements.

Competency 6. MANAGING RESOURCES. Ensuring funding integrity and monitoring the use of limited appropriated funds.

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Resume
  • Your resume may be submitted in any format, however we strongly recommend using USA Jobs rAsumA builder as it contains all of the information required on Federal resumes.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must reflect hours worked per week, inclusive dates of employment, and the level of your experience. If your resume does not reflect this information you will not receive further consideration for this position.
  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
Applicants claiming veterans' preference must also submit:
  • A legible copy of your DD Form 214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," showing all dates of service, as well as character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). The member 4 copy of your DD Form 214 is preferable. Copies of DD-214's can be requested here.
  • Current active duty members must submit a signed statement of service from their commander dated within the last 120 days that contains their expected discharge date, their release from active duty under honorable conditions, any medals awarded, and the timeframe of their service so eligibility can be determined.
  • Veterans claiming 10 point preference must also submit an SF-15 and all documents indicated on the form as proof of type of preference. This includes a VA letter supporting your disability claim with the overall percentage listed.
  • If you are unsure as to whether you qualify for veterans' preference, please consult the U.S. Department of Labor's Veterans' Preference Advisor here.
Transcript
  • A transcript must be included as part of your application package.
  • An unofficial transcript may be submitted, however, it must reflect the course names, levels, credits earned, and grades received.
  • Your transcript must reflect the degree conferred date.
  • A photocopy of your degree is not acceptable in lieu of a transcript.
  • An official transcript will be required at a later date if you are selected for the position.
Applicants claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must also submit:
  • Certification of expected separation, reduction-in-force separation notice, or notice of proposed removal; and your most recent performance evaluation; and an SF-50 demonstrating your separation or the position you will be separated from; or
  • Worker's compensation separation: agency certification of inability to place employee and notification of separation or a separation SF-50; or
  • Disability annuity termination: Notification from OPM of disability annuity termination and separation SF-50 of the last position held; or
  • Military reserve or National Guard technician special disability retirement annuity under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456: Certification of special disability retirement annuity from a military department or National Guard bureau and separation SF-50 of the last position held.
Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Qualifications & Requirements

There are both basic and additional requirements in order to qualify for placement in this position.

Basic requirement:

A.
Bachelor's (or higher level) degree that included 60 semester hours of course work in architecture or related disciplines of which at least (1) 30 semester hours were in architectural design, and (2) 6 semester hours were in each of the following: structural technology, properties of materials and methods of construction, and environmental control systems.

or

B. Combination of education and experience -- college-level education, training and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the arts and sciences underlying professional architecture, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the architectural principles, methods, and techniques and their applications to the design and construction or improvement of buildings. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by at least one of the following:

1. Related Curriculum: Degree in architectural engineering may be accepted as satisfying in full the basic requirements, provided the completed course work in architectural engineering provided knowledge, skills, and abilities substantially equivalent to those provided in the courses specified in paragraph A. The curriculum for a degree in either architecture or architectural engineering covers function, esthetics, site, structure, economics, mechanical-electrical, and other engineering problems related to the design and construction of buildings primarily (but not exclusively) intended to house human activities. The courses required for a degree in architecture generally place emphasis upon planning, esthetics, and materials and methods of construction, while the courses for an architectural engineering degree place equal or greater weight on the technical engineering aspects such as structural systems, mechanical systems, and the properties of materials. Because of this difference in emphasis, persons with degrees in architecture may have a preference for work assignments that offer greater opportunities for them to express their artistic and creative abilities. As a result, they may be more concerned with planning and design aspects of architecture, and persons with degrees in architectural engineering may be more engaged in aspects emphasizing technical engineering considerations.

2. Experience: An applicant lacking a degree in architecture must have had l year of experience in an architect's office or in architectural work for each year short of graduation from a program of study in architecture. In the absence of college courses, 5 years of such experience is required. This experience must have demonstrated that the applicant has acquired a thorough knowledge of the fundamental principles and theories of professional architecture.

Additional requirement: A minimum of one year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in Federal or other service. For placement at GS-14, this would be experience equivalent to grade GS-13. For placement at GS-13, this would be experience equivalent to grade GS-12. Specialized experience is that which 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 work of the position to be filled;

or

A combination of qualifying education and experience, for example, as follows: total qualifying education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; then a determination of your experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level. Then a totaling of the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent in order to be to qualifying. For example, you have completed 80 semester hours toward an undergraduate degree to include all course requirements specified under Basic Requirement, A, above. Only coursework beyond the first 60 semester hours can be combined with experience. Therefore, in terms of education, you meet 17 percent of total qualifications. Yet you have 10 months of qualifying experience. I terms of experience you meet 83 percent of total qualifications. Therefore, you are eligible.

In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience. Applicants who do not fully address in their resume the specialized experience needed for the position and who do not possess the education will not be further considered. You will be rated on the following competencies based on your application for this position and your response to the occupational questionnaire:

Competency 1. ARCHITECTURE. Serving as an Architect/Project Manager responsible for the oversight of major leasingand large multi-million dollar minor construction projects.

Competency 2. PROJECT MANAGEMENT. Interacting with upper management in an organization on project development and execution.

Competency 3. QUALITY MANAGEMENT. Evaluating design, furniture quality, and investment strategies of completed
projects and communicating best practices for future planning.

Competency 4. BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION. Assisting field and program office staff in formulating minor construction and general operating costs.

Competency 5. PLANNING AND EVALUATING. Developing planning documents and monitoring long-range strategic plans for capital leasing and all other leasing requirements.

Competency 6. MANAGING RESOURCES. Ensuring funding integrity and monitoring the use of limited appropriated funds.

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