Deputy Director, Planning and Project Management
The mission of the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is to serve Congress and the Supreme Court, preserve America's Capitol and inspire memorable experiences. Under the leadership of Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, the roles and responsibilities of the Architect of the Capitol cover an expansive and diverse portfolio. The AOC is responsible for the maintenance, operation, development and preservation of 17.4 million square feet of buildings and more than 553 acres of land throughout Capitol Hill. The AOC provides a welcoming and educational environment for millions of visitors through the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center and the U.S. Botanic Garden. The AOC also provides professional expertise on the preservation of architectural and artistic elements entrusted to its care. Learn more at www.aoc.gov.
The AOC prides itself on its Core Values of Teamwork, Integrity, Pride and Professionalism.
The PROFESSIONALISM and INTEGRITY of each AOC employee demonstrates our dedication to providing quality services and our commitments to holding ourselves to the highest standards.
We recognize that we do our best work through TEAMWORK, each of us lending our individual strengths and talents to the greater goal of the entire team. We respect each other and rely on each other in our efforts to make the AOC a center of excellence.
We take PRIDE in what we do and in the honor of serving Congress, the Supreme Court, and the American people each and every day.
You must meet the United States Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) qualification requirements for the advertised position. You must meet all eligibility and qualifications requirements by the closing date of the job announcement.
For the Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications, you are required to submit a narrative response addressing your specific knowledge, skills and abilities that demonstrate your possession of the qualifications. You must respond to all ECQs and address each ECQ separately.
Executive Core Qualifications:
ECQ 1: Leading Change
Ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
ECQ 2: Leading People
Ability to lead people toward meeting the organization’s vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
ECQ 3: Results Driven
Ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
ECQ 4: Business Acumen
Ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
ECQ 5: Building Coalitions
Ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.
TQ1 - Innovation and Extraordinary Service – Demonstrated senior executive-level experience in leading and participating in teams, driving workforce innovation and empowerment, providing extraordinary service and delivering awe-inspiring facilities.
TQ2 - Capital Projects Management - Demonstrated experience in leading, developing, delivering and communicating capital projects for a complex of historic buildings and new construction.
TQ3 - Developing Business Processes - Demonstrated experience in developing business processes and applying best industry practices to manage risk, enhance performance and ensure stewardship.
TQ4 - Capital Program Budget - Demonstrated experience in capital program budget development, quality control, technical support and resource management.
For more information about the Executive Core Qualifications, please visit this site: http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2010.pdf
This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in professional engineering from a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum
A bachelor's degree in a related field, such as architecture, physics, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, provided the applicant has at least one year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision or guidance.
This position requires a Bachelor’s 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
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:
- Related Curriculum: Degree in architectural engineering may be accepted.
- Experience: An applicant lacking a degree in architecture must have had 1 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.
At the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), 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.
We have an opportunity for an exceptional leader to become our Deputy Director, Planning and Project Management in the Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Director, Planning and Project Management Division. The incumbent serves as Deputy Director, Planning and Project Management (PPM), directing professional, technical, permanent, temporary and contract support staff for AOC projects, such as the Dome and Cannon Renewal projects. The deputy is responsible for project plans, design development, construction oversight and commissioning or acceptance of completed major projects. Serves as a full assistant, providing guidance and direction to Energy and Design Services, Project Management, Planning and Project Development, the Construction Division and supervises the special program staff.
The incumbent assists in balancing the needs of a wide range of stakeholders, including AOC Jurisdiction leadership, Congressional leadership, oversight and appropriation committees, individual Members of Congress, congressional staff and congressional constituents. Serves as liaison for major projects with the jurisdictions.
In this capacity, the incumbent:
- Exercises executive and managerial oversight of critical, multi-million dollar projects providing essential construction and renovation services to preserve the nation’s most iconic buildings, including the U.S. Capitol Building, the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, the Supreme Court, the Senate office buildings, the House of Representatives office buildings, four Library of Congress buildings, the U.S. Botanic Garden and Conservatory, the Capitol Power Plant, as well as administrative support buildings.
- Oversees project controls, communications, audits, information technology systems integration for PPM and planning and implementing strategic action plans. Plans and ensures execution of specific items that support the strategic plan.
- Formulates policies and plans affecting broad, emerging and/or critical agency programs. Translates new legislation into program goals, actions and policies, interpreting the impact of new legislative requirements on agency programs.
- Provides expert guidance, advice and recommendations on problems and critical matters pertaining to construction, maintenance and operations.
- Provides oversight of budget and financial plans, schedules and presentations. Ensures coordination with CFO office to comply with Congressional budgeting and financial requirements. Provides guidance on long and short term budgets and operating plans. Monitors budgeting, costs, scheduling and risk management.
- Leads change by developing new insights into situations; questioning conventional approaches; encouraging new ideas and innovations; and designing and implementing new or cutting edge programs/processes.
- Utilizes best practices and methods for performing oversight of constructability assessments, change order management, production information management, tools and equipment management, equipment management, cost tracking, cost and progress recording and reporting, FTE controls, pre-construction and project start-up, design and contract decisions, as-built design changes and warranty program management.
Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited college or university. The incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Clearance.
Candidates are required to submit narrative responses addressing the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Technical Qualifications (TQs) required for the position. For more information about the ECQs, please visit this site: http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2010.pdf