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Grade: 12

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Grade: All Grades

1 Applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in order to minimally qualify for this position. Do you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal Service as defined in the statement below? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Specialized experience is defined as (1) Managing a maintenance program for building complexes or other special-purpose installations, including planning maintenance activities, developing preventive maintenance programs, and budget planning; (2) Conducting surveillance activities over construction and maintenance operations performed by a variety of private contractors, including reviewing project plans and specifications for workability; (3) Serving as Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) or equivalent.
2 Which of the following BEST describes your experience with contract administration (i.e., developing statements of work (SOW); developing cost comparisons; managing contractor project activities; monitoring contract costs, scheduling, and performance)? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience with contract administration.
  • I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed contract administration duties on the job.
  • I have performed contract administration duties, including developing a statement of work, developing cost comparisons, managing contractor project activities on the job, with close supervision from my supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am highly skilled at performing contract administration duties, including developing a statement of work, developing cost comparisons, managing contractor project activities as a regular part of the job, and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am highly skilled at performing this task on the job. I have trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
3 Select the response that best describes your experience monitoring construction work for compliance with contract specifications. Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have experience monitoring construction work for compliance with contract specifications.
  • I have completed coursework on techniques for monitoring construction work, but have not applied this knowledge in my work.
  • I have monitored construction work for compliance with contract specifications and reported deficiencies to a senior employee.
  • I have independently monitored construction work and requested that contractors take action to comply with contract specifications.
4 Have you ever held a Contracting Officer`s Technical Representative (COTR), Contracting Officer's Representative (COR), or equivalent certification? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    4.1 Describe your experience. Include the organization where you gained the experience, your position title, duties performed, and the length of time spent performing the duties. Please make certain that this information is reflected in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
5 Which tasks have you performed to oversee maintenance or repairs? Answer to this question is required
  • Surveying and inspecting facilities/machinery
  • Determining extent of damage sustained
  • Identifying the type of repairs required
  • Determining the cost of repairs or maintenance
  • None of the above
6 Select the budget planning activities you have performed. Answer to this question is required
  • Forecasted costs
  • Performed a cost-benefit analysis
  • Developed short and long term goals
  • Researched relevant trends and budget-impacting conditions
  • Completed Budget Estimation Submission (BES) four year reports, or similar types of reports
  • Evaluated programs to identify fiscal efficiencies
  • None of the above
7 Which positions have you held? Answer to this question is required
  • Facility manager
  • Building manager
  • Property manager
  • Asset manager
  • Project manager
  • None of the above
8 Which statement best describes your highest level of experience maintaining and repairing facilities and equipment? Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have experience maintaining and repairing facilities and equipment.
  • I have identified facility and/or equipment maintenance/repair needs and notified a manager or more senior employee to address.
  • I scheduled or performed maintenance/repairs for facilities and/or equipment.
  • I oversaw the scheduling and completion of maintenance/repairs for facilities and/or equipment.
9 Check all the responses that describe your current writing activities. Answer to this question is required
  • Creating new policies and/or Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Updating existing policies and/or Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Writing reports or findings regarding investigation reports, interrogatories, or memoranda regarding significant issues, etc.
  • Developing technical guidance or other instructional materials.
  • Reviewing written work of others for grammar and accuracy.
  • Writing trade or professional association publication articles.
  • Writing graduate level or professional school thesis, practicum, or dissertation (or equivalent).
  • None of the above
10 Do you have experience interacting and briefing executive and/or other high-level decision makers? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Which interpersonal skills have you routinely applied in a work setting? Answer to this question is required
  • Facilitating the amicable resolution of competing or conflicting interests among parties
  • Providing direction, guidance, or instruction to staff
  • Persuading and/or inspiring others to adopt new methods, procedures, or techniques
  • Diffusing confrontational situations with people who were frustrated, argumentative, or upset
  • Developing trusting, productive working relationships with people from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Promoting the organization's goals, mission and values
  • None of the above
12 Please indicate which of the following tasks you have experience performing independently and training others in: Answer to this question is required
  • I have reviewed and interpreted project specifications, work plans, and design drawings for compliance with regulations and building codes.
  • I have inspected construction progress for the purpose of identifying potential hazards and verifying the effectiveness of engineering controls.
  • I have collaborated with designers to resolve issues in renovation and new construction activities.
  • I have performed commissioning inspections to ensure that design documents were followed and potential hazard have been addressed.
  • None of the above
13 Where did you learn about this Architect of the Capitol job opportunity? Answer to this question is required
  • Architect of the Capitol (AOC) Website
  • USAJOBS Website
  • Washington Post Ad
  • AOC Employee (former or current)
  • Friend or Relative
  • Job Fair, Conference or Convention
  • Job Bulletin Board
  • Public Notice or Service Announcement
  • Radio/Television Broadcast/Magazine Ads
  • Employment Office (Federal, State, or Local)
  • Government Recruitment at School
  • Email recruitment communication
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • LinkedIn
  • Glassdoor
  • Indeed
  • Other
    13.1 Please indicate where you heard about this AOC job opportunity. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • None of the above