Architect

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Aug 03, 2017
Closes
Oct 31, 2017
Function
IT, IT Architect
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win...in air, space and cyberspace. To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

For DHA Positions:
These positions are being filled under Direct-Hire Authority for the Department of Defense for Post-Secondary Students and Recent Graduates. The Secretary of the Air Force has delegated authority by the Office of the Secretary of Defense to directly appoint qualified post-secondary students and recent graduates directly into competitive service positions; these positions may be professional or administrative occupations and are located Air Force-Wide. Positions may be filled as permanent or term with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location.
*** The term "Current post-secondary student" mean a person who is currently enrolled in, and in good academic standing at a full-time program at an institution of higher education; and is make satisfactory progress toward receipt of a baccalaureate or graduate degree; and has completed at least one year of the program.
*** The term "recent graduate" means a person who was awarded a degree by an institution of higher education not more than two years before the date of the appointment of such person, except that in the case of a person who has completed a period of obligated service in a uniform service of more than four years.

For Direct Hire Positions:
This is a Direct Hire Public Notice,
under this recruitment procedure applications will be accepted for each location/ installation identified in this Public Notice and selections are made for vacancies as they occur. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application.

This Public Notice is to gather applications which may or may not result in a referral or selection.

This Public Notice may be used to fill positions in other equivalent pay systems (i.e., NH, NJ, NK).

Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
  • Total salary varies depending on location of position
  • PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
  • Recruitment incentives may be authorized
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • Basic Requirements:

    I have a 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.. (This education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.)

    OR

    I have 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. (This education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.)

    To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:
    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/architecture-series-0808/

    Applicants who meet the basic requirements described in the individual occupational requirements are fully qualified for the specified entry grade (generally grade GS-5). Applicants who wish to qualify for positions at higher grade levels (generally GS-7 and above) must also meet additional requirements as reflected in addition to meeting the basic requirements.

    Specialized Experience:

    GS-7: At least 1 year of specialized experience at the GS-5 level or equivalent grade under other pay systems which has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes professional knowledge of architectural concepts and principles and standard engineering practices, methods and techniques to perform, following specific instructions, routine projects or minor phases of a larger and more complex project.

    GS-9: At least 1 year of specialized experience at the GS-7 level or equivalent grade under other pay systems which has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes professional knowledge of architectural concepts, principles and practices to perform routine projects with complete responsibility, or portions or large and complex projects.

    GS-11: At least 1 year of specialized experience (equivalent to the next lower grade of GS-09 or equivalent in other pay systems) which has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. My experience includes knowledge architectural concepts, principles, and practices applicable to a broad range of design. Knowledge of design and construction practices and techniques in establishing design parameters and preparing project justification and specifications. Familiarity with related fields of work such as electrical, mechanical, structural, and civil engineering for proper design considerations. Ability to adapt precedents or make departures from previous approaches to similar projects in order to provide for specialized requirements of some projects.

    OR

    To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:
    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
    1. Professional knowledge of architectural concepts, principles, practices; knowledge of aesthetic and functional design techniques; and preparing preliminary drawings, sketches, and construction drawings and familiarity with engineering disciplines.
    2. Knowledge of standard contracting regulations, practices, and procedures; architectural and constructions standard, methods, practices, techniques, material , and equipment to determine compliance with regulations standards.
    3. Knowledge of automated data processing concepts, systems capabilities, and economic usage to effectively accomplish assigned functions.
    4. Knowledge of drafting techniques.
    5. Ability to analyze, interpret, and apply rules, regulations, and procedures in a variety of situations and recommend timely and economical solutions.
    6. Ability to plan and organize work and communicate effectively both orally and in writing and maintain good working relationships.

    PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

    ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

    • Position may be subject to random drug testing
    • Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
    • Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
    • Employee must maintain current certifications
    • Position may require an appropriate security clearance

    Secret


    DUTIES:

    • Analyze current and projected technical requirements to develop standard architecture and interior design policy guidance, space allocations, furnishings, procedures and design criteria with the latest technical developments in design, construction, and environmental, conservation and standard construction practices and techniques.
    • Formulate policy, define standards, develop principals and establish processes for facility architectural/interior design for the command.
    • Perform project management for the concept and finished design, planning, programming, and construction of a wide range of complex projects.
    • Plan and design substantial new construction, renovation and improvements on various types of complex architectural/engineering projects that encompass unusual features and involve new technology or complex structures.
    • Plan, program, and manage maintenance, repair, and construction programs, including coordination to ensure projects are properly identified, prioritized and validated.
    This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.
    Duties and responsibilities vary and may increase according to grade level.
    This public notice may be used to fill target grades (e.g. GS-05 Target GS-11)
    May have promotion potential above GS-11.