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Posted: 08/13/2009

US General Services Administration (GSA)
Public Buildings Service

Preservation Specialist
Professional Opportunity
Washington, DC
$73,100.00 - $113,007.00 USD /year

2 vacancies - Washington DC Metro Area, DC

Key Requirements:

* Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or nationals

* Applicants must apply online via GSAjobs (see "How to Apply" section)

* Background security investigation required

Major Duties:

Within the Center for Historic Buildings, Office of the Chief

Architect, the Preservation Specialist provides support to Public

Buildings Service (PBS) projects and programs by providing expert

services in historic preservation. The duties of this position


At the GS-12, the specialist:

* Coordinates with preservation specialists in educational, non- profit and public institutions to exchange model preservation solutions in subjects such as urban design, interiors, security, sustainability, and reuse.

* Researches and articulates in writing and orally Historic Buildings program positions and issues undertaking the necessary research and documentation to persuasively support program recommendations.

* Conducts briefings and discussions with GSA management and staff and other external groups to resolve conflicting program goals, promote innovative preservation approaches, and develop consensus.

* Assists in providing recommendations for and participates in the implementation and evaluation of broad national preservation policies and program objectives.

At the GS-13, the specialist:

* Provides analyses of historic significance, condition, and treatment alternatives for the repair, alteration, maintenance, reuse, leasing and disposal of historic properties and guides regional design and real estate professionals and external design and construction teams.

* Keeps abreast of new initiatives to ensure the application of current knowledge to agency policy, standards, and planning, and prepares policy guidance, reports and educational materials to promote sound and innovative practices for maintaining the viability and integrity of historic buildings GSA owns, leases and acquires, to reduce project costs and best guide intervention with original materials.

* Provides guidance and information for contract service providers, tenant agencies, public officials outside GSA and those who have an interest in Federal public buildings controlled by GSA or affected by GSA activities.


Applicants must demonstrate in their resume and responses to the

vacancy questions that they meet the qualification requirements

described below. Applicants must meet all qualification and

eligibility requirements for this position within 30 days of the

closing date of the announcement.

To qualify for the GS-12 position, applicants must have one year of

specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 in the Federal service.

Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is

experience in the field of historic preservation and restoration

which includes: preservation design; historic building technology and

materials preservation; and familiarity with related disciplines such

as, but not limited to, archeology, preservation theory and law,

planning and architectural history. This experience must have

involved utilization of innovative and unique preservation

techniques, and skills and diplomacy in explaining and promoting the

preservation perspective both internally and with clients and

external groups.

To qualify for the GS-13 position, applicants must have one year of

specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal service.

Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is

experience which demonstrates expert knowledge of the field of

historic preservation, i.e., historic building research, survey,

analysis, construction and architecture and related disciplines such

as archeology, materials conservation and preservation theory and

law; ability to effectively lead others in managing major historic

preservation projects; knowledge of the methods used in conducting

public affairs duties for preservation issues; expert technical

knowledge of architectural conservation principles and practices;

skill in developing, negotiating and researching contracts for

preservation studies; and ability to review and interpret

architectural drawings.

If you are selected you must:

- serve a one-year probationary period (unless you are found to have

previously satisfied this requirement).

- be able to make a direct deposit to a financial organization for

your salary check.

- have registered with the Selective Service (Males born after


Applicants selected for employment will be required to complete

a "Declaration of Federal Employment" (OF-306) prior to being

appointed to determine their suitability for Federal employment.

Failure to answer all questions truthfully and completely or

providing false statements on the application may be grounds for not

hiring the applicant, dismissal after they begin work, and/or may be

punishable by fine or imprisonment (U.S. Code, Title 18, Section


A background security investigation is required for all new

appointments. Continued employment will be subject to successful

completion of a background security investigation and favorable

adjudication. Failure to successfully meet this requirement will be

grounds for termination.

Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and

employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United

States. The General Services Administration will provide the Social

Security Administration (SSA), and if necessary the Department of

Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's

Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to confirm work


Please see job description here for additional information: http://federalgovernmentjobs.us/jobs/Preservation-Specialist-1647304.html

This position requires occasional travel.

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How to apply
REGISTRATION/APPLICATION DEADLINES: Applications will only be accepted through GSA's online application system, GSAjobs. A brief description of the process is provided here, but for complete instructions and information on the application process, please link to (http://www.gsa.gov/howtoapplyjobs). We strongly recommend that you read these instructions in their entirety. Please see http://federalgovernmentjobs.us/jobs/Preservation-Specialist-1647304.html for more information.

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