Supervisory Architect (Superintendent)
Architect of the Capitol - Washington, DC

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Architect of the Capitol

Supervisory Architect (Superintendent), SR-0808

Agency Marketing Statement:
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 US 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.

CORE VALUES

The AOC prides itself on our 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.

Notes:
Location: Architect of the Capitol; Office of the Chief Operating Officer; Office of the Superintendent, Library Buildings and Grounds

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THIS POSITION IS BEING ADVERTISED UNDER TWO (2) SEPARATE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS; HOWEVER, THERE IS ONLY ONE (1) POSITION AVAILABLE.

ENGINEERS SHOULD APPLY UNDER VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER WP LBG-2013-131. ARCHITECTS SHOULD APPLY UNDER VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER WP LBG-2013-132.

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This position serves at the pleasure of the Architect of the Capitol.

This position requires a top secret clearance. The incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain a top secret clearance.

Applicants must possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

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Applicants are required to prepare narrative responses to address each of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and technical qualifications. You will see the Executive Core Qualifications under the "Technical Qualifications" heading when you apply for the position online in AVUE Digital Services.

The ECQs serve to assess executive experience and potential. They help determine whether an individual has the broad executive skills needed in a variety of executive positions. In addressing each of the ECQs, it is recommended that you structure your responses by describing a specific challenge, describe the context of the environment, action taken, and the outcome or results for such actions. Please provide examples for each area, where practical.

For guidance on how to prepare your narrative response, you may wish to visit the following U.S. Office of Personnel Management Website: http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2010.pdf

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THIS POSITION IS BEING FILLED THROUGH AN ON-LINE APPLICATION SYSTEM.

To apply, go to www.aoc.gov or http://www.avuedigitalservices.com/aoc/applicant.html (Be sure URL is typed in all lower case).

ANY ADDITIONAL REQUIRED FORMS MUST BE ATTACHED AS TEXT OR IMAGE FILES TO YOUR JOB APPLICATION. FORMS RECEIVED BY FAX, EMAIL OR U.S. POSTAL SERVICE DELIVERY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

If you are unable to apply on-line, you may visit our Employment Center for technical assistance in enteringyour application. The Employment Center is located at 441 Second & D Streets S.W., Washington, D.C., Room H2-178, and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You may call 202.226.7000 for directions.

Application submitted by any form of mail delivery will not be accepted.

DO NOT email, fax or deliver applications or forms for this vacancy. All applications must be submitted, and forms attached, on-line through AVUE Digital Services.

ANNOUNCEMENT CLOSES AT 11:59 PM ON THE CLOSING DATE.

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*****APPLICANTS MUST BE U.S. CITIZENS*****

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Duties:
This position is located in the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), Library Buildings and Grounds (LBG). The incumbent will champion the AOC's Strategic Vision and will have full responsibility for planning, administering and managing work operations and maintenance activities for the structural, mechanical, and facilities management for the Library Buildings and Grounds facilities.

The incumbent is responsible for the general leadership, supervision, and direction of employees performing a full range of operational, maintenance and project related activities.

Directs, develops, and implements administrative policies that identify annual organization goals, make maximum use of resources, and reduce operating costs. Plans work operations, determines and allocates required resources, and establishes relative priorities for projects.

Coordinates and integrates the planning, programming, development, oversight, scheduling, and management of resources for multi-phase projects. Formulates a master plan to overall forecast the work necessary to ensure the future care of facilities.

Prepares annual budget requests and end-of-fiscal-year annual reports listing work projects initiated, completed, and pending. Submits annual estimates of anticipated operations and maintenance expenses for the LBG.

Manages and technically directs contract administrationactivities for long-term, extensive technical service contracts. Responsible for the procurement on major projects, serving as Contracting Officer or Contracting Officer Representative. Determines whether in-house personnel or contractors will accomplish projects; decides methods and types of contracts necessary to meet project or task order needs; resolves disputes that arise; and develops the statement of work.

Exercises advanced technical knowledge of the limitations of proven concepts and practices on systems, equipment, and/or hardware to correctly evaluate problem resolution alternatives. Prepares policy development, requirements analysis and definition, technical evaluations, and makes recommendations within the functional and/or technical area of expertise.

Meets with the Librarian of the Library of Congress and other building occupants affected by major construction, remodeling, renovation, relocation projects, temporary services discontinuation, or other inconveniences. Provides information on the nature and progress of projects, makes temporary movement arrangements, and provides additional services to ease the discomforts during the project work.

Consults with AOC management and planning personnel in preparing resource requirements for complex or high value projects or programs in the areas of design, construction, or modification of facilities, systems, equipment, or hardware. Resolves difficult problems generally unique or controversial in nature, requiring major architectural compromises and decisions. Exercises outstanding technical judgment in isolating essential features of problems and adapting or extending newly established guides or precedents for problem resolution.

Has administrative and management oversight for architecture, utilities management, building operations, energy conservation, life safety programs and systems, capital construction, renovation programs, and preventive maintenance programs.

Has direct management, administrative and program oversight over craft divisions and other operations including the following trade groups: electrical, elevator, subway operations, air conditioning, paint, inventory management, sheet metal, plumbing and pipefitting, wood crafting, and masonry.

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