The AOC seeks an experienced engineering project manager that will be collaborative with clients and stakeholders; responsible for high profile and critical infrastructure projects, respectful to Members of Congress and staff at the House Office Buildings; remain adaptable to changing dynamics in projects, processes and procedures; and be a dependable partner to Congress. This person will produce projects that will deliver reliable and exceptional value to the U.S. House of Representatives.
This position is located in the Architect of the Capitol (AOC); Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Superintendent, House Office Buildings (HOB); Facilities Support Division. The selectee will serve as a General Engineer, assisting the Capital Projects Supervisor and the Assistant Superintendent, Facilities Support Division in the managing and administration of a wide variety of engineering projects in the HOB. This individual will manage construction and renovation projects for HOB from planning to execution.
The Capital Projects Branch (CPB) is a proactive, adaptable, and dependable group that provides project management support for large-scale construction projects ranging from $100,000 to upwards of $40M, multi-phased projects and programs. The CPB works closely with Members of Congress, Committees of the U.S. House of Representatives, and support agencies including the House Sergeant at Arms, U.S. Capitol Police, the Clerk of the House, and the Chief Administrative Officer of the House to deliver exceptional value to the House Office Buildings. CPB actively seeks talented candidates who are mission focused, self-motivated, detail oriented but whom can coordinate with a diverse range of people, able to adapt and learn new processes and procedures, and problem solve challenging engineering and coordination issues. Excellent communication skills are required to interact and work closely with jurisdiction clients and various stakeholders.
This engineering project manager will have the opportunity to work in beautiful historic buildings and will work to preserve the integrity of the spaces built to last for generations. Recently completed projects by the Capital Projects Branch include emergency power upgrades, security system upgrades, structural repairs within occupied facilities, new restaurant and cafeteria spaces, environmental compliance, and improvements to spaces which support the press. The CPB team also upgrades Committee hearing rooms for the House of Representatives which support Congress’ ability to consider bills and issues, oversee federal agencies, programs, and activities as well as their ability to question, subpoena, and interview individuals. The CPB team works with the CAO to improve the room sound and video quality infrastructure as well as support public accessibility, new painting, carpet, furniture, drapery, and lighting improvements in historic spaces.
Major Duties Include:
TECHNICAL ADVICE AND GUIDANCE
REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIFICATIONS
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-12 grade level must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service.Specialized experience for this position includes experience:(1) Managing engineering projects from the preliminary planning stage through the design and construction phases;(2) Performing project management and monitoring for new construction, renovations and improvements to facilities; and (3) Providing technical engineering guidance.
The ideal candidate will have solid critical thinking skills, expertise with construction planning, budgeting, scheduling, execution, and closeout. The ideal candidate will be self-directed, motivated and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with evolving project and program priorities. Flexibility and adaptability are key attributes needed for success. This individual should have strong project management and leadership skills to handle a variety of activities. The incumbent carries out leadership responsibilities and functions as an engaged professional who works in collaboration with a diverse group of leaders and clients, and who fosters the AOC’s core values of teamwork, integrity, professionalism, pride and safety.
Basic Requirements: A. Degree: Engineering or Architecture. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor’s degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.
Combination of education and experience -- college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:
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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.