Department Of The Interior Albuquerque , NM 87102
TERM APPOINTMENT: This is a TERM appointment, initially made for not-to-exceed 13 months, which can be extended in one year increments upon management discretion for a total appointment of 4 years.
JOB SUMMARY: This position is located at the Region 2 Regional Office, Chief
Applicants new to the Federal Government typically start at the step 1 of the pay range.
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MAJOR DUTIES include, but are not limited to:
Serves as a senior Architect/Civil Engineer and technical specialist, provides technical advice, information, and recommendations to government and private industry officials regarding complex planning, design, and construction issues, which affect long and short range policy, program objectives, and budget; and are used in decision making. Provides contract oversight as needed on assigned projects.
Serves on a multi-disciplinary team to design and manage the construction of the Regions' hurricane recovery projects. Coordinates the work of on-the-ground architects and engineers on all aspects of assigned facilities engineering and briefs high level executives on efforts.
Develops a project tracking system to track and monitor work from multiple stations. Prepare progress and completions reports for hurricane recovery team, regional leadership and the Department of Interior on a regular basis.
Provides highly technical oversight and professional architectural direction on design and construction activities associated with the storm damage recovery work.
Analyzes and evaluates the work of other engineers, architects, or contractors to ensure design concepts and solutions meet design criteria and demonstrate excellence.
Serves as the primary architectural/engineering consultant for contractor and vendor staff.
Supports field engineers to supply expert inspection services and review inspection documents. Reviews As-built drawings to assure accuracy before final acceptance.
Assures all warranty work is completed to applicable building code standards.Evaluates design and construction objectives and identifies the optimal procedures for renovation, design, and construction, including in-house design and use of an A/E firm. Performs technical reviews of contractor prepared designs and specifications for assigned projects.
Reviews and interprets drawings and construction documents for assigned projects to ensure compliance of project work with customer needs, Service and Agency policies, codes and building standards.
50% or less
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Must be a U.S. Citizen
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
Suitability for employment, as determined by background investigation
May be required to successfully complete a trial period
A valid State driver's license is required
This position is covered by the Procurement Integrity Act. Therefore, the filing of a OGE-450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, is required.
TERM POSITION - BENEFITS: Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave.
For additional information, visit Leave Administration. Effective January 2015, employees on temporary appointments may be eligible for health benefits through the Federal Employees Health Benefits program and, if eligible, will receive the same government contribution as full-time permanent employees. To be eligible for consideration, temporary employees working full-time or part-time must be on appointments expected to last at least 90 days, or be on an intermittent work schedule and expected to work 130 hours per month for at least 90 days.
Employees electing to participate in the FEHB will be responsible for the employee share of the premium while on the official agency roles, which is deducted from bi-weekly earnings. After separating from federal employment, employees will be offered to continue participation in FEHB under the Temporary Continuation of Coverage (TCC) option. Employees electing to continue coverage under the TCC provision will be responsible for the full premium amount plus a 2% administration fee.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: All applicants MUST meet BOTH the Basic Education Requirements and Additional Qualification Requirements listed below.
BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS - ARCHITECT, GS-808:
A. 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. OR
B. A 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.
OR (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.
BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS - CIVIL ENGINEER, GS-810:
A. A bachelor's or higher degree in Engineering.
To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics. OR
B. Combination of education and experience -- college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following: (1) Professional registration or licensure -- Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT)1, or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions. (2). Written Test -- Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)2 examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. (3) Specified academic courses -- Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A. (4) Related curriculum -- Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor's degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.)
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT, GS-808 and GS-810: In addition to the Basic Education Requirements, all applicants must meet the following Additional Qualification Requirements to qualify for this position.
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal sector. This specialized experience must include: (1) Serving as a lead project consultant for multiple projects simultaneously, coordinating the work of on-the-ground architects and engineers on all aspects of assigned facilities engineering, including related professional engineering and architectural management; (2) Reviewing designs, proposals, and recommendations for higher level review of approval of waivers of criteria based on engineering/architectural judgement and economic analysis; (3) Participating in reviews of bids, contractor proposals, contract specifications and designs, as well as contract negotiations and technical and business discussion with contractors; (4) Providing and high level review of inspection services, inspection documents, and As-Built drawings to assure accuracy before final acceptance, assuring all warranty work is completed to applicable building code standards; (5) Preparing reports and tracking information to brief executives of a multi-faceted organization.
PROOF OF EDUCATION: All applicants who are using education or a combination of education and experience to qualify must submit copies of official or unofficial transcripts which include grades, credit hours earned, major(s), grade point average or class ranking, institution name, and student name.
If any required coursework is not easily recognizable on transcripts, or if you believe a portion of a particular course can be credited toward meeting an educational requirement, you must also provide a memorandum on letterhead from the institution's registrar, dean, or other appropriate official stating the percentage of the course that should be considered to meet the requirement and the equivalent number of units. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, if you are selected for the position, you will be required to produce the original official transcripts.
PASS/FAIL COURSES: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.
GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study.
Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html