Naval Facilities Engineering Command ARCHITECT in Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Maine
Summary This is a public notice flyer to notify interested applicants of anticipated vacancies. Applications will not be accepted through this flyer. Interested applicants must follow the directions in the "How to Apply" section of this flyer to be considered. There may or may not be actual vacancies filled from this flyer. Notice of Result letters will not be sent to applicants who respond to this flyer. Responsibilities You will manage project schedules and budgets; make recommendations to senior management on matters bearing on technical adequacy, deviations, alternate methods, procedures, planning, efficiency, and economy on assigned projects. You will coordinate with other technical disciplines to insure that all technical areas are covered and that total building design objectives and schedules are met. You will plan and participate in studies in his area of specialization to improve standards and criteria, to insure use of proper systems, materials and equipment. You will develop or conduct development of complete working drawing and specifications for “design bid build” projects and development of Request for Proposal (RFP) for “design build” projects. You will review and approve/ recommend approval of contractor payment invoices and initiates field changes to insure continuance of progress, acceptance of the facility, and obligation of the necessary funds. You will be responsible for providing design support prior to construction award and provides the successful management of any and all post-award aspects of the construction portion for the projects assigned. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications This position has a selective placement factor that will be used to screen out ineligible candidates. The selective placement factor is: You must possess a CURRENT Registered Architect (RA) license/registration issued from the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, or any State in the U.S. (NOTE: You must include a copy of your CURRENT license/registration with your application.) In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1) Directing the preparation of highly complex multi-discipline projects, serving on A/E selection boards, and assisting acquisition personnel negotiating A/E contracts 2) Providing timely, professional architectural products, services and consultation for the planning design, construction and maintenance of facilities; 3) Performing technical management and oversight on execution of multi-disciplinary design projects; 4) Conducting development of complete working drawing and specifications for "design bid build" projects; and 5) Utilizing architectural design/analysis software to complete design drawings and specifications. Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management websites: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=List-by-Occupational-Series https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/architecture-series-0808/ Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. Education Applicants must meet the following positive education qualifications requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: Applicants must possess: Successful completion of a bachelor's or higher degree in architecture. OR: Successful completion of a bachelor's or higher degree in a field related to architecture 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: Have a combination of 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 curriculum for a degree is in either architecture or architectural engineering and 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. Additional Information This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program. Several vacancies may be filled. This announcement uses the Certain Personnel of the DoD direct hire authority to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service. Physical Demands: The work is primarily sedentary. Some work may require periods of walking, standing bending, climbing, or driving a motor vehicle in activities such as inspections of construction sites. Work Environment: The work is usually performed in an office setting. The work area normally involves everyday risks or discomforts requiring safety precautions typical of offices or meeting rooms. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments. Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf. Veteran's preference does not apply when selecting individuals under this specific hiring authority. However, if you claim veteran's preference, you will be required to submit supporting documentation with your application as described in the Required Documents section below.