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Architect (Project Manager) – Washington, District of Columbia
Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System, Department of Justice
Job ID: 363459Start Date: 11/17/2020End Date: 12/02/2020
To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements. Basic Requirements:
A.) Degree: 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.
OR B.) 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.
The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by at least one of the following:
1. Related Curriculum: Degree in architectural engineering may be accepted as satisfying in full the basic requirements, provided the completed course work in architectural engineering provided knowledge, skills, and abilities substantially equivalent to those provided in the courses specified in paragraph A. The curriculum for a degree in either architecture or architectural engineering covers function, esthetics, site, structure, economics, mechanical-electrical, and other engineering problems related to the design and construction of buildings primarily (but not exclusively) intended to house human activities. The courses required for a degree in architecture generally place emphasis upon planning, esthetics, and materials and methods of construction, while the courses for an architectural engineering degree place equal or greater weight on the technical engineering aspects such as structural systems, mechanical systems, and the properties of materials. Because of this difference in emphasis, persons with degrees in architecture may have a preference for work assignments that offer greater opportunities for them to express their artistic and creative abilities. As a result, they may be more concerned with planning and design aspects of architecture, and persons with degrees in architectural engineering may be more engaged in aspects emphasizing technical engineering considerations.
2. Experience: An applicant lacking a degree in architecture must have had l year of experience in an architect’s office or in architectural work for each year short of graduation from a program of study in architecture. In the absence of college courses, 5 years of such experience is required. This experience must have demonstrated that the applicant hasacquired a thorough knowledge of the fundamental principles and theories of professional architecture.
There is no substitution of education for specialized experience for this position.
Experience: In addition to the above basic requirements: You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level in federal service. To be creditable, this experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA’s) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.
Some examples of this qualifying experience are: Experience planning, architectural and engineering issues related to the design and construction of correctional facilities.
Knowledge of and familiarity with the applications of building codes and fire and life safety codes to the design of buildings.
Analytical skills to prepare analyses and recommendations related to planning and operational issues to complex architectural and engineering issues.
Experience applying concepts and procedures of project scheduling and project management to plan, schedule, coordinate, monitor, and evaluate activities required to design and construct projects. AND
Selective Placement Factor Applicants applying for this position MUST also possess the following Selective Factor. In the event you do not possess the Selective Factor, you will be found ineligible for the position. Applicants must have an Architectural license, currently accepted by a State or the District of Columbia. NOTE: All applicants must provide evidence of meeting this requirement, i.e., licensure, by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
Credit will be given for paid or unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as number of hours worked per week) spent in the activities.
**Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.**
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