Washington, D.C
Jul 17, 2019
Jul 23, 2019
IT, IT Architect
Full Time


The incumbent will serve as an Architect on the Department of Justice Project Management Team and be responsible for designated major building projects.
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  • Applies specialized technical knowledge of professional architecture and scientific concepts, methods, and procedures to analyze and define the requirements of multi-phase projects.
  • Consults with management and planning personnel in preparing requirements and criteria for complex or high value projects for construction or modification of facilities.
  • Performs architectural facility or structures design work using a CADD system to prepare necessary drawings, layouts and specifications.
  • Guides and evaluates contractor efforts and assesses technical progress in relation to the established schedule and resources allotted.
  • Reviews plans, specifications, and cost estimates for technical adequacy.
  • Performs varied and complex project management duties in conjunction with coordinating project teams and making decisions that are controversial and precedent setting.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Must complete a Background Investigation to include drug testing
  • Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable
  • May require completion of one year probationary period


Basic Requirement: You must have:
A. 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.
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.

License Requirement: You must have a license to practice Architecture in the United States.

In addition, for the GS-13: you must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to at least the GS-12 level or pay band in the Federal service) that includes the following: 1) applying principles and theories of architectural design to the design and construction or improvement of buildings; and 2) developing and analyzing requirements and design criteria for facilities.

In addition, for the GS-12: you must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to at least the GS-11 level or pay band in the Federal service) that includes the following: 1) applying principles and theories of architectural design to the design of buildings; and 2) analyzing requirements and design criteria for facilities.

You MUST meet all qualification requirements, including Time in Grade, by the closing date of this announcement.

YOUR RESUME MUST support your responses to the online questionnaire and the qualification requirements. Failure to do so may result in an ineligible rating.


All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see


Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to timely provide such evidence by submitting proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency with your application materials. More information may be found at .

All documentation must be in English or include an English translation. .

Additional information

Career Transition Assistance Programs: .
DOJ EEO Statement/Policy:
Reasonable Accommodation Statement: Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Schedule A: DOJ welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities and is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department. DOJ also encourages eligible Schedule A applicants to submit their resumes to, and reference "Federal Career Opportunities" in the subject line. Additional information is found at: .
Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA):
Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Additional information is found at:

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.
All applicants' qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, and other characteristics):
  • Architecture
  • Design
  • Project Management

Please Note: The Selecting Official may select additional candidates if more positions become available within 90 days after the HR office issues the selection certificate.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)

Trust determination process

Required Documents

  • Resume showing relevant experience. Your resume must show relevant and specialized experience and the from/to dates the experience was obtained. (Cover Letter is optional).
  • Veteran documentation, (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (most recent career/career conditional, if applicable); or for reinstatement to Federal service purposes, the SF-50 that shows you have acquired competitive status.
  • CTAP/ICTAP documentation, (if applicable)
  • Schedule (A) Documentation (if applicable)
  • An Unofficial College Transcript (Note: If you are selected for this position, official transcript(s) will be required prior to your first day.)
  • Copy of your License to Practice Architecture in the United States.
  • Your Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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