The mission of the Architect of the Capitol 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 470 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 delivers professional expertise on the preservation and curation of architectural and artistic elements entrusted to our care. Learn more at www.aoc.gov.
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 commitment 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 great PRIDE in what we do and in the honor of serving Congress, the Supreme Court, and the American people each and every day.
Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Architect of the Capitol applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=YYYKK .
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(The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)
The employee serves as LEED AP Program Manager for coordination and execution of various sustainability and green building programs throughout the House Office Buildings. Provides direction in areas of recycling, water conservation, waste reduction, indoor environmental quality, green building operations, and environmental compliance.
Develops and significantly contributes to the development of agency wide Sustainability policy, leading the effort to engage AOC participants in rapidly deploying technologies and practices to green their existing portfolios as well as new construction projects. The employee develops strategic and tactical relationships in concert with other recognized professionals pertaining to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and sustainability initiatives.
Serves as an expert analyst in the assessment and improvement of complex management processes and systems. Performs long-range planning and analysis of new substantive agency programs where precedents are scarce or nonexistent.
Directs, manages, and/or evaluates a program to provide recommendations for effective organizational changes. Prepares documents pertaining to positions and organizational structure changes. Provides financial advice and guidance to senior management for use of funding related to organizational changes.
Analyzes and evaluates, on a quantitative or qualitative basis, the effectiveness of programs or operations in meeting established goals, measures, and objectives. Designs and/or maintains methods, approaches, and processes to implement the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA), and provides a means for the agency to analyze its resources in relation to its performance results.
Performs program cost analyses, such as developing life cycle or other cost analyses of projects, or performing cost-benefit or economic evaluations of programs. Conducts analyses of requirements to ensure that resources (workforce, facilities, and equipment) are appropriately planned for and utilized. Advises on the potential benefits and uses of automation to improve the efficiency of a cost recovery operation.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Ability to analyze current or projected operating programs.
Ability to communicate in writing.
Ability to conduct cost benefit studies or economic evaluations of programs.
Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.
Knowledge of the principles and techniques of program evaluation and oversight.
Experience in applying the knowledge of Environmental Management Laws and Regulations in order to develop and implement plans to prepare for and respond to hazards.
Knowledge of Recycling Energy and Environmental Conservation Design and Construction Standards.
MINIMUM FEDERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Qualifying experience for the GS-13 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-12 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.
Examples are reviewing information and reconciling conflicting data; devising new or modified methods of analyzing findings; or developing new initiatives in one or more program areas as well as knowledge of LEED AP Sustainability, Water Conservation and Energy Management program goals and objectives.
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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience and training you report relative to this position which shows that you possess the knowledges, skills and abilities required. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered.
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A LEED AP CERTIFICATION IS DESIRABLE
TOUR OF DUTY: MONDAY - FRIDAY (7:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.)
HOURS MAY CHANGE DEPENDING ON OPERATIONAL NEEDS OF MANAGEMENT
LOCATION: Architect of the Capitol, House Office Buildings
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 AVUE 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 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., located at 441 2nd & D Streets, Southwest, Washington D.C., Room 178 for technical assistance in entering your application on the computer. You may call 202-226-7000 for directions.
ANNOUNCEMENT CLOSES AT 11:59 PM ON THE CLOSING DATE.
This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies in any of the jurisdictions of the Architect of the Capitol.
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 Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty (DD-214), or other proof of eligibility; Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference (SF-15), if applicable; and Department of Veterans Affairs documentation of disability, if applicable.
The mission of the Architect of the Capitol 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 460 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 delivers professional expertise on the preservation and curation of architectural and artistic elements entrusted to our care. Learn more at www.aoc.gov.
Applications submitted by any form of mail delivery will not be accepted.
Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.
The Office of the Architect of the Capitol is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This Office prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, color, age, national origin, genetic information, 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.
BENEFITS: A variety of health insurance plans; retirement system with investment options; paid holiday; paid sick and annual (vacation) leave; life insurance; incentive systems; subsidized transportation; training and development opportunities, etc.
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.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or must be authorized to work in the United States.
Selectee(s) 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.