Position is located in the Facility Project Management Office, Office of the Director. The primary purpose of the position is to provide a variety of architectural design and engineering support services associated with the planning, design and construction of Bureau administrative and production facilities.
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As a Architect, you will:
- Initiate contact and provide expert technical advice and direction to contracted design and construction professionals. Serve as the Bureau's technical contact for architectural issues pertaining to design and construction activities.
- Direct and manage significant elements or phases of projects related to major organizational functions, programs, or projects. Overcome and resolve difficult and complex technical, project management, and organizational problems using innovative and original approaches. Plan, guide, coordinate, and manage the work of matrixed resources engaged in accomplishing the missions and functions of the organization.
- Provide design and engineering analysis for special projects, future projects, and in advance planning new systems and capabilities of all applicable Bureau programs and areas of concern and responsibility. Participate in preliminary and critical design reviews and determine, develop, and defend requirements.
Occasional travel - 1-5 Nights per Month
- Job family (Series)
Conditions of Employment
- Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals.
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The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé.
SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS: A background investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for disqualification in the hiring process. The background investigation process conducted by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing is very thorough. Therefore it is imperative that applicants exercise candor and honesty when answering background questionnaires, especially as it relates to arrest, employment, education, finances, illegal drug use, and/or other criminal history. Falsification discovered in security documents or during the background investigation process may result in an immediate negative suitability determination or immediate revocation of your interim clearance (if applicable).
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Specialized experience: For the GS-14, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
- Serving as the technical and business manager of major projects, from the preliminary planning stage through the construction phases; AND
- Performing project management and monitoring for new construction, renovations, and improvements to facilities; AND
- Assessing compliance with construction standards, preparing full construction drawings and specifications; AND
- Preparing scope of work documents and statements of work serving as Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR).
In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable: For the GS-14, you must have been at the GS-13 level for 52 weeks.
- Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in architecture; or related field 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.
2. 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.
- 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.
The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.