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Grade: 12

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. For additional information regarding the qualifications for an Engineering position, please visit OPM's Qualification Standard at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800/. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess a degree in professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; OR include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.
  • I have a combination of education and experience which includes college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that has furnished me with (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following: (a) Professional registration, (b) Written Test, (c) Specified academic courses, (d) Related curriculum.
  • 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-11 grade level in the Federal Service as defined in the statement below? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Specialized experience for this position is defined as having 4 or more of the following: (1) Utilizing engineering knowledge to develop functioning parameters and preventive maintenance strategies for facility sustainment efforts; (2) Performing project management and monitoring for new construction, renovations and improvements to facilities; (3) Evaluating studies, plans, design specifications and progress reports for architectural, engineering and construction processes and projects; (4) Communicating detailed and technical engineering information, guidelines, standards, statutes, codes and regulations to clients; and (5) Serving as Contracting Officer Technical Representative (COTR) or equivalent to ensure accurate and adequate oversight of contractor performance.

Grade: 13

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 degree in professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; OR include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.
  • I have a combination of education and experience which includes college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that has furnished me with (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following: (a) Professional registration, (b) Written Test, (c) Specified academic courses, (d) Related curriculum.
  • 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 for this position is defined as the following: (1) Utilizing engineering knowledge to develop functioning parameters and preventive maintenance strategies for facility sustainment efforts; (2) Performing project management and monitoring for new construction, renovations and improvements to facilities; (3) Evaluating studies, plans, design specifications and progress reports for architectural, engineering and construction processes and projects; (4) Communicating detailed and technical engineering information, guidelines, standards, statutes, codes and regulations to clients; and (5) Serving as Contracting Officer Technical Representative (COTR) or equivalent to ensure accurate and adequate oversight of contractor performance.

Grade: All Grades

1 Select the response that best describes your experience in direct management, administrative and program oversight for engineering, building operations, capital construction, renovation and preventive maintenance programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.
2 Do you have experience overseeing the planning and design of facilities repair and construction projects? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    2.1 Please describe your experience performing this task. Maximum length of 10000 characters.
  • No
3 Have you evaluated facilities for compliance with applicable codes and regulations? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Select the design-related tasks that you have performed in a professional setting. Answer to this question is required
  • Developed mechanical design calculations.
  • Developed electrical design calculations.
  • Used computer-aided design (CAD) software independently to develop designs.
  • Modified designs to comply with historically significant monumental building limitations.
  • Provided mechanical design review comments.
  • Provided electrical design review comments.
  • Performed site inspections to confirm compliance with construction documents.
  • Performed site inspections to confirm that existing building conditions match existing record drawings.
  • None of the above
5 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
  • Managed projects with time sensitive and critical schedules
  • None of the above
6 Do you hold a Professional Engineering License? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 Do you have experience managing facilities in historic multi-purpose buildings? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 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
  • No
9 Select the task(s) that you have performed on a regular and recurring basis regarding contracts. Answer to this question is required
  • Coordinated the activities of an organization in developing a contract.
  • Developed Scope of Work or technical requirements documents.
  • Developed safety plans
  • Monitored contractor activities through personal contact.
  • Developed contracts requests with supporting justifications.
  • Prepared requests for contracts resources for an organization.
  • Engaged in the strategic planning process.
  • Procured complex equipment, services, or construction using cost-price analysis techniques.
  • Coordinated the work of contractors on construction and renovations projects.
  • Provided guidance and advice to others in drafting contracts and justifications.
  • None of the above
10 Select the contracting functions you have performed on a regular and recurring basis. Answer to this question is required
  • Evaluating requests for proposals (RFPs) developed by others
  • Estimating needed resources
  • Shifting resources to meet needs
  • Participating in the acquisition planning process
  • Assessing competitive bidding procedures
  • Conducting technical and cost evaluations of proposals
  • Developing independent cost estimates
  • Determining which contract type was most applicable to the situation
  • None of the above
11 Please select the statement(s) that describe(s) the type(s) of person-to-person communication or briefings you have performed as a regular and reoccurring part of your job: Answer to this question is required
  • I have effectively communicated technical information to internal or external audiences.
  • I have effectively communicated organizational strategies, goals, objectives, or priorities on a regular basis.
  • I have persuaded others to accept findings, recommendations, changes, alternative viewpoints, or to take a particular course of action.
  • I have interviewed employees or managers to acquire specific programmatic and/or technical information.
  • I have conducted training sessions with varied audiences with different levels of comprehension.
  • I have coordinated meetings, workshops, or conferences.
  • I have delivered presentations to groups at work or in other environments.
  • I have taught a class, provided one-on-one instruction, or similar experience.
  • I have provided briefings on controversial issues.
  • I have developed written materials for briefings, meetings, or conferences.
  • I have marketed safety programs using networking and constituency group processes effectively.
  • None of the above.
12 Which of the following types of customers have you interacted with when developing and delivering an organizational wide project/program? Answer to this question is required
  • Executives, Division Directors, or Corporate Officers
  • Senior Managers
  • Elected officials and their staff
  • External (outside of your organization, unit, group, etc.) Customers and/or Stakeholders
  • Direct reports on a team under my leadership
  • None of the above
13 Select the documents you have written. Answer to this question is required
  • Agency design standards
  • Citation response plans
  • Acquisition strategies
  • Procurement documents (e.g., plans, board selection reports)
  • Policies
  • Specifications
  • None of the above
14 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
    14.1 Please indicate where you heard about this AOC job opportunity. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • None of the above