Architect


Vacancy ID: 762206   Announcement Number: 13-EOUSA-762206-DE   USAJOBS Control Number: 328289000

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1. Title of Job

Architect


2. Biographic Data

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20. Occupational Specialties

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001 Architect

21. Geographic Availability

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110010001 Washington DC, DC

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Thank you for your interest in a position with the Department of Justice (DOJ). Your response to this assessment questionnaire, in conjunction with the other portions of your completed application, will be evaluated in making screening decisions.

This is a DOJ job application system. Your responses in this Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your responses. Deliberate attempts to falsify information will be grounds for disqualifying you or for dismissing you from employment following acceptance. Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit this application.

For each of the following questions, please select the response that best describes your education and/or experience. You may only select one response for each question. If you feel that your education or experience exceeds all of the descriptions for a particular question, choose the description that is the closest level to the experience or education that you possess. Failure to respond to these questions will result in an ineligible rating.

1. Choose the statement below that best describes how you meet the basic requirements for the Architect position.

A. I have completed a 4 year course of study leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in architecture.
B. I have a degree in a 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 hour were in each of the following: structural technology, properties of materials and methods of construction, and environmental control systems.
C. I have a combination of 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 is demonstrated by at least one of the following:
(a) 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; (b) Experience: An applicant lacking a degree in architecture must have had one (1) 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, five (5) years of such experience is required. This experience must have demonstrated that the applicant has acquired a thorough knowledge of the fundamental principles and theories of professional architecture.
D. I do not have any of the education as described above.

2. Choose the statement below that best describes how you meet the Qualifications Requirements of an Architect, GS-0808-11 as described in the Qualifications Section of the Vacancy Announcement.

A. I qualify for this position at the GS-11 level because I have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: developing architectural floor plans, section elevations, and two-dimensional (2D) line drawings, using Auto CAD; developing designs for the construction of new buildings or repair/alteration projects such as office buildings, warehouses, historic buildings, and court and custom facilities; developing general cost figures for a project from tentative plans and functional requirements.
B. I qualify for this position at the GS-11 level because I have completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or three (3) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such degree or an LL.M., if related.
C. I qualify for this position at the GS-11 level because I have a combination of post baccalaureate education and experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.
D. My experience and/or education do not match the choices above.

Identify the specific experience from your resume or cover letter that validates your response. Also list the name and contact information of someone who can verify your response.

3. Choose the statement below that best describes how you meet the Qualifications Requirements of an Architect, GS-0808-12 as described in the Qualifications Section of the Vacancy Announcement.

A. I qualify for this position at the GS-12 level because I have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: developing designs for the construction of new buildings or repair/alteration projects such as office buildings, warehouses, historic buildings, and court and custom facilities; writing and/or editing specifications for the construction of buildings; analyzing and coordinating requested design or construction changes of any size or cost after award of contract.
B. My experience does not match the choice above.

Identify the specific experience from your resume or cover letter that validates your response. Also list the name and contact information of someone who can verify your response.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

4. Function as a technical resource on architectural matters pertaining to facilities planning and design.

5. Provide architectural advice and guidance to senior level officials.

6. Provide architectural advice and guidance to other architects and engineers.

7. Provide architectural expertise on planning and design issues.

8. Investigate project sites to identify salient features and specific site constraints.

9. Develop architectural designs for facility construction or renovation.

10. Determine the most economical and effective course of action for projects.

11. Develop architectural designs for facility construction or renovation.

12. Advise on the design and construction of new buildings, repair or alteration projects in existing facilities such as office buildings, warehouses, historic buildings, and court facilities.

13. Develop general cost figures and scope from tentative plans and functional requirements for a project.

14. Recommend the need for contract changes, change orders, modifications, etc.

15. Research International Building Code (IBC) design standards, criteria, and planning guides to ensure industry standards are maintained during construction.

16. Conduct reviews such as code reviews, compliance reviews, technical evaluations, assessments, and recommendations through the comparative analysis of construction documents.

17. Provide technical and cost information to supervisors to support decisions or for the modification of a contract.

18. Review, approve or reject materials submitted by the construction team, such as submittals, shop drawings, etc.

19. Develop design requirements for office facilities.

20. Develop design requirements for office space.

21. Develop architectural site plans, floor plans, section elevations, and two-dimensional (2D) line drawings, using Auto CAD.

22. Review and evaluate designs developed according to standards for construction.

23. Develop graphic charts and diagrammatic sketches for providing clear and succinct direction to construction team.

24. Prepare documents containing detailed information and analysis on architectural aspects of facilities design projects.

25. Provide technical and program guidance and advice to others outside of the organization regarding facilities planning and design.

26. Meet with clients to identify and document design requirements.

27. Make presentations to officials within and outside your organization.

28. Communicate with representatives of other organizations to identify and resolve facilities design issues and problems.

29. Write professional and technical reports pertaining to facilities planning and design issues.

As previously explained, your responses in this Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your responses. Deliberate attempts to falsify information will be grounds for disqualifying you or for dismissing you from employment following acceptance. Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy.
If you fail to answer this question, you will be disqualified from consideration for this program.

30. I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled, I may be denied an appointment, or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that I will not be considered for employment if I do not respond "Yes" to this certification item.

A. Yes, I certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith, and I understand the information provided above.
B. No, I do not certify/understand the information provided above.



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