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Architect of the Capitol Construction Representative in Washington DC, District Of Columbia


This position is located in the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Planning and Project Management, Construction Division. The selectee oversees and manages the work of construction management teams. Projects involve renovation, restoration and improvement of structures in assigned jurisdictions which are of great historical significance and requires the use of specialized construction methods to accomplish the work.


This position is temporary in nature and is not to exceed 24 months. This is strictly a temporary appointment where there is no permanent need or permanent funding available for the work involved. This position is subject to the project needs of the Agency. Therefore, the appointment could be terminated at any time due to shortage of work or shortage of funds without any advance notice. If project work continues however, it could be extended beyond the 24-month time frame at the sole discretion of the Agency. As a non-permanent employee, you may also be separated for failure to meet management’s expectations, with no advance notice.

Day Shift: 4:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. Hours may change due to Operational Needs of Management

Major Duties:

-Performs constructability reviews and collaborates with consultants, architects, engineers, and estimators in advance of demolition, renovation and construction projects.

-Directs construction teams composed of in-house and/or external construction teams. Provides technical guidance and clarification as needed to resolve technical difficulties.

-Monitors AOC staff and contractors' safety protocols and fully enforces all applicable safety standards and regulations. Complies with all OSHA safety rules and regulations to ensure that work progresses in a safe manner.

-Schedules meetings to identify action items, milestones, reasonableness of construction schedule, and phasing requirements.

-Participates in the review of proposals and selection of contractors as a technical evaluation panel member.

-Contributes to the development of construction specifications by reviewing draft contract documents for practicability, accuracy, risk management, and completeness. Assists in preparing documents for bid and award process.

-Monitors and inspects in housetrades and contractor performance to ensure that the entire scope of the contract is performed and all quality requirements specified are in strict compliance. Develops effective quality assurance and surveillance plans to proactively identify and correct any deficiencies in work and materials. Takes appropriate actions to correct non-compliant and deficient work by initiating issuance of notices to comply and letters of concerns.


Conditions of Employment

You must be a U.S. Citizen.

You must be able to pass a drug test.

Your resume and question responses must demonstrate the job-related KSAs.

You must meet the definition of specialized experience.



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 standardsSpecialized 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-13 grade level must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower GS-12 grade level in the Federal service.Specialized experience is defined as the following:(1) Overseeing and monitoring new construction, renovations, infrastructure improvements and building upgrade contracts. (2) Working with project managers, jurisdictions, consultants and in-house resources to determine risks and making recommendations through changes in scope of work, construction documents and proactive oversight utilizing risk mitigation planning and/or removal of these risks.(3) Recommending improvements in design and efficiencies, reducing changes to the contract and enhancing operations.(4) Monitoring and inspecting contractor performance to ensure that the entire scope of the contract is performed and all quality requirements specified are in strict compliance.


No education substitution

Additional Information

Welcome Veterans. The Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) gives veterans' preference rights in the legislative branch to certain veterans as applied by the Congressional Accountability Act. Veterans' preference is applied on this vacancy announcement. If you are a veteran and have been separated under honorable conditions, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility; SF-15, if applicable; and Department of Veterans Affairs documentation of disability, if applicable. For more information, please visitOPM vet guideIf you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with theSelective Service System. If you are exempt from registration under Selective Service Law, you must provide appropriate proof of exemption. Please visit theSelective Service Systemwebsite for more information.DRUG TESTING: The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is a Drug Free Workplace. As part of the AOC’s suitability assessment, a candidate tentatively selected for a positionwhois not currently an AOC employee is required to submit to screening for illegal drug use. Satisfactory completion of a drug test is a condition of employment with the Agency. A candidate must test negative prior to being eligible for appointment into a position. We will schedule, provide, and cover the cost for the drug test.The selectee(s) under the vacancy announcement for this position is subject to a criminal record check by the U.S. Capitol Police and satisfactory adjudication to be eligible for employment at the Architect of the Capitol.The Architect of the Capitol is an E-VERIFY Participant. E-VERIFY is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment authorization in the United States. If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the DHS Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-VERIFY" electronic system. For more information on E-Verify, please visit Architect of the Capitol is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientationand/or disability.This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.Moving expenses are not authorized.Relocation expenses are not authorized.Probationary Period-A newly appointed selectee(s) is subject to the completion of a one-year trial/probationary period, regardless of whether or not a trial/probationary period has been completed previously with the Architect of the Capitol or another Federal agency.This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies in any of the jurisdictions of the Architect of the Capitol.All application materials become the property of the Architect of the Capitol.