Navy, Naval Facilities Engineering Command - Norfolk, VA

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As a Landscape Architect in the Capital Improvements Business Line (Capital Improvements Core), Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic, you will provide expertise in all aspects of Landscape Architecture design and design management for facilities projects in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Responsibilities include providing a full range of Landscape Architecture services related to the design, construction and maintenance of a wide variety of U.S. Navy and Marine Corps facilities throughout the NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic region that encompasses Navy and Marine Corps facilities in North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine and other areas as assigned.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
This is a non-critical sensitive position requiring a secret clearance.
Incumbent must file annually a confidential Financial Disclosure Form OGE-450.
DAWIA position, level II certification required in the Facilities Engineering Career Field.
Travel required to CONUS as well as to overseas DOD activities.
First consideration may be given to applicants who submit their completed application package by February 15 , 2011 . Thereafter, qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring agency on an as-needed basis until the announcement has closed or until all vacancies have been filled.

Suitability for Federal employment determined by background investigation.

May be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

U.S. Citizenship

Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.


Additional Duty Location Info:
1 vacancy - Norfolk, VA

The incumbent independently accomplishes landscape designs essential to the completion of contract documents for construction of such facilities as officer and enlisted quarters, chapels, training buildings, clubs and recreational facilities, administrative, medical/dental and community facilities. This position requires the ability to work in close cooperation with architects and engineering design personnel to develop integrated designs appropriate to the facilities concerned, within governing control costs and design and regulatory requirements. Participate as an active member of multi-discipline teams responsible for design charrettes for both in-house and A/E (Architect/Engineer) design-bid-build and design-build projects. When required, the incumbent acts in the capacity of Design Manager (DM) for both in-house and A/E design projects. The incumbent effectively deals with a wide variety of people, senior military officers, base commanders and civilians in the representation of the Command and presentation of landscape designs.

Qualifications and Evaluations

To qualify for this position at the GS-12 level, applicants must possess 1 year of specialized experience at the GS-11 level or higher in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is defined as experience in planning, design, cost engineering, construction, real estate, contracting, etc., or other work that is in or related to the duties of this position.

Bachelors or higher degree from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education and the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB) are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - and

The experience described in your resume will be evaluated as related to the qualifications, knowledge, skills and abilities required for this job.

Demonstrated work experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

On your resume, please include college/university, dates attended, degree achieved, semester hours earned, GPA, major field of study, 24 semester hours of specific courses and course hours in your major. Failure to provide this education information on your resume may result in an ineligible rating.

Professional Licensure: You must have a certification, licensure, or registration credentials in Landscape Architecture for this position.

This position is subject to the requirements of the Defense Acquisitions Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) of 1990. This is a Level II acquisition position and the requirements are specific to Systems Planning, Research and Engineering Development. Applicants who are certified to Level II should submit a copy of their certification with their application. Applicants not meeting the DAWIA certification requirements will have 18 months to obtain this certification or will have to obtain a waiver. If you possess DAWIA Certification, please indicate your Certification Level and Career Field information in your resume. Applicants not certified may still apply and be selected for DAWIA positions, but must achieve certification within 18 months of appointment. Certification requirements may be viewed at .

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program. For further information, click on foreign education .

All qualification requirements must be met by midnight (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

You will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required; and on the extent to which your application shows that you possess the knowledges, skills, and abilities associated with this position as defined below. When describing your knowledges, skills, and abilities, please be sure to give examples and explain how often you used these skills, the complexity of the knowledge you possessed, the level of the people you interacted with, the sensitivity of the issues you handled, etc.

Concepts, principles, practices and techniques of Landscape Architecture design

Technical skill in development of hardscape and landscape (planting) plans

Ability to use design and drafting software applications

Oral communication

Written communication

Benefits and Other Info

The Federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at .

Veterans' Preference: If you are a veteran claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD214 or an official statement (including Character of Service) from your command if currently on active duty. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, in addition to the DD214, you must also submit a Standard Form 15 (Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference) and the proof/documents required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference see .
Probationary Period: You will be required to serve a probationary period of 1 year.
Career Transition Program: This program applies to Federal workers whose positions have been deemed 'surplus' or no longer needed, or an employee has been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service. To receive selection priority for this position, you must be rated 'well-qualified' or at a score of 85 and above. For information on how to apply and what documents to submit as an ICTAP eligible, go to: Information
Selective Service: The Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that all male applicants born after 12/31/59 who are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, be registered or they are not eligible for appointment to this position. For further information concerning Selective Service requirements, please visit .

How To Apply

The position will be filled using Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA). You may submit your resume for this job online by selecting the 'Apply Online' button to the right of this announcement. Please note: your online resume may not be a complete application. Be sure to carefully read this announcement to see if additional information is required and how it should be submitted. If you do not use the online feature, you should send your resume, or Optional Form 612, along with any other required documents to the address shown below.

You must submit your application so that it will be received by the closing date of the announcement.

To apply online, read the announcement carefully and note any rating factors or KSAs that will need a response. From the announcement, select Apply on Line. You will need to log on to access your existing resumes or to create a new one and then submit it for consideration.

Submit a narrative statement responding to the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) identified in the announcement. This information will be used to determine your eligibility and/or rating and is required.

Application mailed using government postage or through an internal federal government mail system will not be considered.

Ted Porter

Phone: 757-341-0152


Agency Information:

9742 Maryland Avenue

Norfolk, VA 23511


Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The most highly qualified candidates will be invited to participate in a telephone or personal interview. We expect to make a selection within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. You will be notified of the outcome.

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