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1 Please select the response that best describes your education and/or experience in relation to the Basic Qualification Requirements for this position. Refer to the "Qualifications and Evaluations" section of the job announcement for a detailed description of the basic qualification requirements: Answer to this question is required
  • I possess a Bachelor’s Degree in architecture; or 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 hours were in each of the following: structural technology, properties of materials and methods of construction, and environmental control systems.
  • I possess a Bachelor’s Degree NOT in architecture or related field AND I have had l 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 in architecture, I possess at least 5 years of experience in architecture which demonstrated that I have acquired a thorough knowledge of the fundamental principles and theories of professional architecture.
  • None of the above.
2 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-12 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 the following: (1) Performing architectural design, technical reviews, quality control, and project management on building projects from planning and programming through construction; (2) Assessing compliance with construction standards, preparing full construction drawings and specifications, and preparing scope of work documents and statements of work; (3) Providing technical architectural and historic preservation knowledge as well as engineering concepts, methods, and procedures; and (4) Performing condition assessment surveys and preparing drawings and specifications for conservation/restoration of masonry, stone, or metals.
3 Do you have experience working on a building that requires historic preservation? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Which design activities have you performed for a historically significant monumental building? Answer to this question is required
  • Developed technical specifications
  • Developed designs within preservation policy guidelines
  • Developed general provisions (e.g. client needs, restrictions and limitations
  • Completed field surveys and created existing condition documents
  • None of the above
5 What is the highest construction value of a design that you have developed? Answer to this question is required
  • Less than $100,000
  • $100,001 - $500,000
  • $500,001 - $1 million
  • More than $1 million
  • I have no design experience
6 Have you simultaneously managed three or more projects that were in different stages of development or construction? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 For which audiences have you written professional documents (e.g., reports, white papers)? Answer to this question is required
  • Peers
  • Supervisors
  • Subordinates
  • External clients
  • Oversight committees
  • None of the above
8 In which stages of design have you participated in a professional setting? Answer to this question is required
  • Project kickoff
  • Pre-design
  • Archival research and historic record reviews
  • Schematic design
  • Design development
  • Development of construction documents
  • Construction administration and project closeout
  • None of the above
9 Select the design-related tasks that you have performed in a professional setting. Answer to this question is required
  • Developed design calculations
  • Used computer-aided design (CAD) software independently to develop a design
  • Modified designs to comply with historically significant monumental building limitations
  • Provided design review comments
  • Performed a site inspection to confirm construction complies with construction documents
  • Performed site inspections to confirm existing building conditions match existing record drawings.
  • None of the above
10 Have you independently performed constructability analysis of designs for building renovation projects? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Which activities have you performed to communicate orally with clients? Answer to this question is required
  • Gathered general information in an unstructured setting
  • Solicited specific information in a structured setting (e.g., use of scripted questions or planned topics of discussion)
  • Explained project limitations and restrictions
  • Provided project status updates
  • Answered non-technical questions
  • Responded to complaints or client concerns
  • None of the above
12 What activities have you performed during the construction phase of a project? (select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Bid evaluation
  • Performed Field inspections
  • Created and issued Field Reports
  • Conditions Survey and Assessments
  • Created Construction bulletins and issued revised drawings
  • Created As-Built drawings
  • Maintained project contract files, paper and electronic
  • None of the above
13 This position will require regular and frequent site visits and field inspections on scaffolding that is elevated above the ground by multiple stories. Are you comfortable being on scaffolding for extended periods of time in various weather conditions? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
14 Select the individuals who developed designs that you reviewed. Answer to this question is required
  • Peers in the same discipline as myself
  • Peers from a different discipline than myself
  • Subordinates
  • Contractors
  • None of the above
15 For which stages of construction document development have you coordinated design reviews from other engineering disciplines? Answer to this question is required
  • Schematic design development
  • 50% design development
  • 100% design developed
  • Check-back (i.e., pre-final submission review)
  • Submission of final documents
  • I have not coordinated design reviews from other disciplines
16 Which computer-aided drafting (CAD) software have you used to develop designs? Answer to this question is required
  • AutoCAD
  • MicroStation (2D)
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM) systems (e.g., Revit)
  • None of the above
17 I have led the coordination effort of multiple engineering disciplines during design development. Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
18 Select the elements of a project plan that you have developed. Answer to this question is required
  • Scope of work
  • Schedule of project activities
  • Milestones and deadlines
  • Project budgets
  • Required resources
  • Quality standards
  • Safety plan
  • None of the above
19 Choose the statement that best describes your highest level of experience managing projects (i.e., scheduling, monitoring, reporting). Answer to this question is required
  • I have no training, education, or experience managing projects.
  • I have training or education related to project management techniques, but I have not yet applied it in a professional setting.
  • I have managed a portion of a project.
  • I have managed all phases of a project with close supervision or mentorship by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have managed all phases of a project independently.
  • I have managed all phases of multiple, simultaneous projects.
20 Which tasks have you completed on a regular and recurring basis related to project management? Answer to this question is required
  • Established priorities among multiple, simultaneous projects
  • Established timelines and milestones for a project
  • Initiated projects
  • Closed out projects
  • Monitored project progress against a timeline or milestone schedule
  • Made resource decisions for competing projects
  • Assigned tasks to project members and monitored individuals` performance
  • Resolved contractor performance issues
  • Managed client expectations
  • None of the above
21 Which of the following statements best describes your experience developing and preparing space planning documentation for major capital projects: Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
22 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
    22.1 Please indicate where you heard about this AOC job opportunity. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • None of the above