Supervisory General Engineer (Assistant Superintendent)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Aug 23, 2019
Closes
Aug 31, 2019
Function
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This exciting leadership opportunity is located in the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), Superintendent House Office Buildings (HOB), Assistant Superintendent, Facilities Support Division. The Assistant Superintendent, Supervisory General Engineer, has professional, administrative, management and supervisory oversight for the assigned area of accountability.

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Responsibilities

At the Architect of the Capitol, 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.

MAJOR DUTIES:

-Assists the Superintendent and the Deputy Superintendent of the House Office Buildings. Provides advice and recommendations to the Superintendent on policy matters related to the management of the HOB. Acts for the Superintendent or Deputy Superintendent in their absence. Assists in development of strategic goals.

-Responsible for tenant renovations within the House Office Buildings. Meets with clients to establish scope items for renovation requests and works with clients to build and execute renovation plans that are in line with services provided by the House Superintendents office and that comply with established guidelines set forth by the House Superintendent, the Speakers Office and the Committee on House and Administration.

-Responsible for short and long range planning, establishing goals, working in a team environment and interfacing closely with finance, budget, contracting partners and in-house staff to drive fundamental processes in support of the HOB operational needs. Responsibilities include leadership and guidance to support the growth and development of engineering and trade staff; provide high-level operational and maintenance performance to ensure existing and new members that the quality of the services delivered are closely examined; and work with executive management, subordinate supervisors, team leaders and AOC engineers to develop and ensure that high standards are maintained, specifically in the areas of quality assurance, safety and training. Review designs, construction, operations and maintenance and/or commissioning of multi-million dollar projects. Must be able to support HOB revenue targets by leading or supporting existing projects as assigned and support initiatives as requested by the Superintendent. Manages and executes multiple projects and resources, including overall building maintenance and repair.

-Exercises responsibility for the planning, direction, execution, and control of all in-house projects from conception through commissioning and associated contract resources involved in modernization construction projects, preventive maintenance, and repair of the HOB. Work performance requires executive management skills to coordinate with Congressional staff offices; experience in complex infrastructure/systems, to include development, design, testing, construction, operation, and commissioning.

-Manages a team of employees that represent the House of Representatives as owner's representatives on large-scale construction projects within the HOB. Guides a team of architects and engineers to authoritatively oversee all aspects (funding, scheduling, resourcing, design, implementation, etc.) of small to medium-scale construction projects within the HOB.

-Responsible for ensuring compliance with OSHA regulations and trade safety requirements, material management, environment, sustainability, and resource management. Guides the fire protection programs within the HOB, and oversees the incorporation of nationally recognized building codes and The Life Safety Code into all design and construction projects. Represents the Superintendent in policy and technical matters at high-level conferences and meetings concerning any impact on normal House Buildings operations.

-Develops justifications for other than full and open competition in the capacity of technical certifying official (COTR). Ensures funding availability of adequate resources consistent with project objectives. Analyzes problems encountered with project resources, schedules and deadlines to expedite appropriate corrective action.

-Provides professional leadership and administrative direction through subordinate supervisors and/or team leaders. Outlines overall responsibilities, makes assignments, sets priorities, and provides professional, technical and administrative advice and assistance as required. Plans organizational structure and staffing needs, determines types of jobs required, assigns duties to key subordinate positions. Resolves complaints and grievances within scope of authority and refers others to higher authority with appropriate recommendations.

-Maintains effective communications with subordinates to ensure a mutual understanding and support of policies, procedures, and other management initiated actions; seeks suggestions from employees; ensures participation in mandatory training.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
15

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • You must meet the definition of specialized experience.
  • You must be able to pass a drug test.
  • You must meet the education requirement for engineers.


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Qualifications

You must meet the United States Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) qualification requirements (including specialized experience and/or educational requirements) for the advertised position. You must meet all eligibility and qualifications requirements by the closing date of the job announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on the OPM web site at OPM qualification standards

Specialized experience: is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level.

Candidates for the GS-14 grade level must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as having experience in at least 5 out of 6 of the following areas: (1) Providing supervision, leadership and guidance to support the growth and development of engineering and trade staff; (2) Providing executive management skills in the coordination of complex infrastructure/systems, to include development, design, testing, construction, operation, and commissioning; (3) Exercising project control (ex., scheduling, resources, trades) in the execution of office renovation programs; (4) Establishing and executing annual programs that provide for the timely maintenance and care of building assets; (5) Representing an organization on policy and technical matters at high-level conferences and meetings concerning impacts on normal buildings operations; and (6) Developing and executing actions to meet strategic goals.

Candidates for the GS-15 grade level must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower GS-14 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as having experience: (1) Providing supervision, leadership and guidance to support the growth and development of engineering and trade staff; (2) Providing executive management skills in the coordination of complex infrastructure/systems, to include development, design, testing, construction, operation, and commissioning; (3) Exercising project control (ex., scheduling, resources, trades) in the execution of office renovation programs; (4) Establishing and executing annual programs that provide for the timely maintenance and care of building assets; (5) Representing an organization on policy and technical matters at high-level conferences and meetings concerning impacts on normal buildings operations; and (6) Developing and executing actions to meet strategic goals

Education

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.
OR
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university 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.

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.

You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing if selected.

Additional information

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 OPM vet guide

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 who is not currently an AOC employee 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, 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 made on a case-by-case basis.

Moving expenses are not authorized.

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Probationary Period - A newly appointed selectee is subject to the completion of a one-year trial/probationary period, regardless of whether or not a trial/probationary period has been completed previously with the Architect of the Capitol or another Federal agency.

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies in any of the jurisdictions of the Architect of the Capitol.

All application materials become the property of the Architect of the Capitol.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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 responses to job specific self-assessment questions.

Your resume will be evaluated based on evidence of your ability to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) for this position, possession of any specialized experience, and how well your background and experience relates to the self-assessment questions in the job announcement. The self-assessment questions relate to the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies:

- Supervision

- Project Management

- Design

- Contracting/Procurement

- Written Communication

Your responses to the self-assessment questions serve as the basis for your initial rating. You will receive a numerical score based on your responses to these questions. Next, your responses will be evaluated by a Human Resources Specialist and/or a subject matter expert against the information provided in your resume and optional cover letter. Your resume must support your answers to the self-assessment questions. 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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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

The Architect of the Capitol's job application process is designed to ensure that we only ask you for the information that is absolutely needed to evaluate your qualifications and eligibility for the position.

To apply for this position, you only need to submit online the following: a) your resume and 2) answer the online vacancy assessment questionnaire. The online questionnaire contains eligibility and screening questions and other relevant supplemental information. No additional documentation or attachment is required at the time of application.

We ask that you prepare and submit a resume that best describes fully your background experience, skills, abilities, education, training and other relevant credentials. The resume should include dates of employment.

Nothing further is required until it is requested by the staff of the Human Capital Management Division. If additional documentation is required for a position, you will be asked to provide it during the selection process or upon selection. At that point, we may ask you to submit documentation to support statements made in your resume.

For example, we may ask you to provide documents such as college transcripts, copy of diploma or proof of Federal employment status. If the position requires a license or certification, we will ask candidate(s) to provide proof at the time of selection.

If you are claiming veterans' preference, we may ask you to submit proof of Veterans preference (DD-214, and, if claiming 10-point preference, the SF-15 plus proof required by that form).

If you fail to provide the required documents, we will withdraw a tentative job offer made and/or remove you from further consideration.

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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