The following incentives may be authorized: Student Loan Repayment, Advanced In-hire, Relocation Incentive, Recruitment Incentive or Advanced Leave Accrual.
4 Year Degree
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: GS-0808-11-12
WHAT: Architect Public Notice – Direct Hire Authority WHEN: 19 July – 09 August, 2022 WHY: Recruiting GS-11/GS-12 level Architect Positions [GS-11 similar to AIA defined Architect/Designer 13] [GS-12 similar to AIA defined Architect 13] 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). WHERE: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Seattle District | Seattle, WA POSITION(S): Architect, GS-0808-11 APPOINTMENT: Permanent Architect, GS-0808-12 APPOINTMENT: Permanent 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.
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). OR 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. OR 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.
OTHER INFORMATION: * Moving assistance is not authorized. * The following incentives may be authorized: Student Loan Repayment, Advanced In- hire, 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 using the contact info below (Include the subject line: NWS Architect GS11/GS12): 1. Cover Letter (Optional) 2. Resume 3. Transcripts (An unofficial copy of current transcripts is acceptable)
Send the above items via email to (Include the subject line: NWS Architect GS11/GS12):
Ms. Darwin Porter firstname.lastname@example.org (206) 764-6554 Chief, Architecture/Structures Section Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
About U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District
Founded in 1896, Seattle District provides a full range of engineering and civil services to the Pacific Northwest.
Seattle District's civil works boundaries encompass 99,000 square miles and contain 4,700 miles of shoreline. The boundaries include the Columbia River system upstream of the mouth of the Yakima River, much of eastern Washington, northern Idaho and western Montana to the Rocky Mountains. The district shares 600 miles of international border with Canada, and the district engineer sits on two International Joint Commission Boards of Control.
Military construction has been a Seattle District mission intermittently since the early 1900s. Work in the early 1900s included constructing defense fortifications in the Puget Sound area and construction of the Lake Washington Ship Canal and the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. In World War II the district built defense installations in the Northwest and Alaska. The district also assisted in construction of the Alaskan Highway, the Manhattan Project at Hanford, Wash., and missile sites in Montana and Washington.
In 1971 the military mission was transferred to Sacramento District; 10 years later it was returned to Seattle Distri...ct. Boundaries for Seattle District military work encompass the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.