Facilities Manager (Superintendent)
The AOC seeks exceptional candidates who are mission-focused to become our Facilities Manager (Superintendent), Capitol Grounds, reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer. The incumbent will oversee the maintenance and enhancement of the Capitol Grounds as a nationally famous landscape. In this key leadership role, the Facilities Manager is responsible for balancing the needs of a wide-range of stakeholders that encompass senior AOC officials, horticulturists, architectural designers and individual Members of Congress.
The mission of the 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 our Core Values of Teamwork, Integrity, Professionalism, Pride and Safety. 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. We exercise responsibility for ourselves and those around us to promote the SAFETY, security and well-being of our team and our customers.
The incumbent serves at the pleasure of the Architect of the Capitol. Candidates must possess excellent managerial, administrative and budgeting skills. A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university is required.
Candidates must address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Technical Qualifications (TQs) required for the position, submitting a narrative response to specify the knowledge, skills, and abilities that demonstrate possession of the ECQs and TQs.
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.
Technical Qualifications (TQs):
TQ 1: Demonstrated experience as a senior executive in leading operational and maintenance activities for an entire organization. This experience must have involved the general supervision, administration and direction of personnel engaged in routine and periodic landscape maintenance, mowing, comprehensive tree care and upkeep of the supporting infrastructure, vehicles and equipment.
TQ 2: Demonstrated experience in leading key facility management initiatives, managing organizational budgets, making maximum use of resources, reducing operating costs and developing policies.
TQ 3: Demonstrated experience providing oversight of a significant horticultural program.
TQ 4: Demonstrated leadership ability to foster an inclusive workplace that promotes learning, collaboration and teamwork by coaching, mentoring and training employees.
For more information about the Executive Core Qualifications, please visit this site: http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2010.pdf
***Applicants for positions at grades GS-14 and above in the Architect of the Capitol must possess a Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited college or university.***
Special Instructions for Foreign Education:
Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment. Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part of foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. No documentation is required at the time of application, but upon selection, you may be asked to provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing. Failure to provide such documentation at the time of request will result in lost consideration.
Welcome Veterans. The Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) gives veterans' preference rights in the legislative branch to certain veterans as applied by the Congressional Accountability Act. Veterans' preference is applied on this vacancy announcement. If you are a veteran and have been separated under honorable conditions, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility; SF-15, if applicable; and Department of Veterans Affairs documentation of disability, if applicable. For more information, please visit http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetguide.asp#6.
If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System. If you are exempt from registration under Selective Service Law, you must provide appropriate proof of exemption. Please visit the Selective Service System website for more information.
DRUG TESTING: The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is a Drug Free Workplace. As part of the AOC’s suitability assessment, a candidate tentatively selected for a position is required to submit to screening for illegal drug use. Satisfactory completion of a drug test is a condition of employment with the Agency. A candidate must test negative prior to being eligible for appointment into a position. We will schedule, provide, and cover the cost for the drug test.
The selectee(s) under the vacancy announcement for this position is subject to a criminal record check by the U.S. Capitol Police and satisfactory adjudication to be eligible for employment at the Architect of the Capitol.
The Architect of the Capitol is an E-VERIFY Participant. E-VERIFY is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment authorization in the United States. If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the DHS Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-VERIFY" electronic system. For more information on E-Verify, please visit http://www.dhs.gov/files/programs/gc_1185221678150.shtm
The Architect of the Capitol is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, genetic information and/or disability.
This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
Moving expenses are not authorized.
Relocation expenses are not authorized.
All application materials become the property of the Architect of the Capitol.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Review your resume and responses carefully. Your eligibility for consideration and qualifications for the position will be determined based upon a review of your detailed resume and your narrative responses.
Your resume will be evaluated to determine if you possess the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the background and experience to meet the technical expertise required for this position. All applicants must submit online written statements describing accomplishments that would satisfy the ECQs.
Your resume and narratives must support your responses to the ECQ competencies. Falsifying your background, education, and/or experience is cause for non-selection or disqualification from further consideration.
Please note that a complete application is required for consideration. (Please review the “Required Documents” section of this job announcement to see what must be included in a complete application).
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