Recruiting applicants for civilian architects with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District.
POSITION: Architect, GS‐0808‐11 APPOINTMENT: Permanent [GS‐11 similar to AIA defined Architect/Designer 1‐3].
Architect, GS‐0808‐12 APPOINTMENT: Permanent [GS‐12 similar to AIA defined Architect 1‐3].
Vacancy opening and closing dates: 18 July, 2022 – 05 August, 2022.
PAY RANGE: GS‐11: $73,098 ‐ $95,022.
GS‐12: $87,614‐ $113,902.
(Pay will be based on such factors as your qualifications, education, experience, training, and availability of funds. Current Federal Employees applying under this notice will have their pay set in accordance with local pay setting policy).
GENERAL POSITION DUTIES: As a support Architect, you will support the design, development and review of drawings, manuals, and specifications for various worldwide facilities. Architectural projects include housing facilities, dining facilities, child development centers, hospitals, safety and protection criteria, and historical preservation. Evaluates A‐E design proposals and assists in negotiations of A‐E design services.
RESUMES: Resumes must meet this criteria to be considered:
Do not include photos, social security numbers, or classified information on resumes.
Individuals must possess and show previous experience in Architectural Design.
EVALUATIONS: Candidates will be evaluated in accordance with the qualification and eligibility requirements set forth by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) located at https://www.opm.gov/policy‐data‐oversight/classification‐qualifications/general‐schedulequalification‐standards/#url=GS‐PROF
Resumes for applicants not selected for this position may be forwarded for consideration of other positions. Applicants must meet the basic education requirements for the occupational series listed for this position. The links listed below will take you to the Office of Personnel Management page that outlines these requirements.
ARCHITECT (0808): Architecture Series 0808 (opm.gov)
FOR THE GS‐11 LEVEL: In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:
Specialized Experience GS‐11: One year of specialized experience which includes experience supporting design and documentation effort for buildings and architectural systems for new and remodeled commercial facilities; AND demonstrates proficiency in the use of BIM software (Revit or equivalent) AND experience in providing visual communication techniques such as digital or hand rendering to support lead designer with materials to communicate design intent AND participate during construction phase such as researching response criteria to support answering RFI's, change orders or other construction related communication. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS‐9).
Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as: Architecture.
Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the second year (total graduate semester hours minus 36) by 18. Add the two percentages.
FOR THE GS‐12 LEVEL: In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:
Specialized Experience GS‐12: One year of specialized experience which includes experience providing full design and documentation effort for buildings and architectural systems for new and remodeled commercial facilities that can include multiple story structures; AND demonstrates proficiency in the use and implementation of BIM software (Revit or equivalent) AND proficiency in providing visual communication techniques such as Adobe Creative Suite or hand rendering to generate supplementary materials to communicate design intent AND manage design effort during construction phase such as responding to RFI's, change orders or other construction related communication. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS‐11).
AREA OF CONSIDERATION: All eligible for the Direct Hire Authority (DHA) for Certain Competitive Positions. This Direct Hiring Authority (DHA) allows qualified candidates to be appointed under this authority for GS‐15 and below (or equivalent pay plans/grades, to include wage grade) for permanent, term or temporary positions in the competitive service.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This position has requirements which must be met prior to employment, and conditions for continued employment.
- Must have or be able to obtain a valid state driver’s license within 1 year of being appointed.
- Business travel (TDY) may be required up to 10% of the time.
- All positions require the applicant to be a citizen of the United States.
- Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, are required to register for Selective Service prior to appointment.
- A two year probationary period may be required.
- All positions are subject to background investigation, to include fingerprinting.
- Moving assistance is not authorized.
- The following incentives may be authorized: Student Loan Repayment, Advanced Inhire,
- Relocation Incentive, Recruitment Incentive or Advanced Leave Accrual.
- Candidate may be selected at any grade level with non‐competitive promotion potential to target grade (GS‐12). Non‐competitive promotion potential to the target grade is based on time‐in‐grade requirements and demonstrated ability to perform the higher
- graded duties.
- Eligible for situational telework only, including emergency and OPM prescribed "unscheduled."
- Information may be requested regarding the vaccination status of selectees for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols. For more information, visit https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/
HOW TO APPLY: Anyone wishing consideration for this opportunity must submit the following via email to Darwin Porter. Include the subject line: NWS Architect GS11/GS12
1. Cover Letter (Optional)
3. Transcripts (An unofficial copy of current transcripts is acceptable).
Send the above items via email to: Ms. Darwin Porter, Chief, Architecture/Structures Section, Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers email@example.com or (206) 764‐6554.