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Posted: 01/13/2014

National Park Service,
National Capital Region

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Architect (Historical)
Professional Opportunity
Washington, DC
$63,091.00 to $98,305.00 / Per Year
  •   Serves as a professional historical architect for National Capital Region parks with responsibility for making a significant contributions to the preparation of historic preservation documentation and background materials for clearances, permits, licenses, etc.

      Performs architectural duties associated with review, design, treatment and montoring of historical structures.

      Prepares scopes of work that clearly define the objectives and requirements of the project for A/E design or documentation services.

      Participates in negotiations with A/E firms, including development of detailed cost estimates of major work items.

      Manages cooperative agreements, including those with Cooperative Ecosystem Study Units (CESU), such as the Chesapeake Watershed, and memoranda of understanding.

      Conducts on site investigations of project sites to determine the feasibility of proposed projects, including the development of design alternatives and subsequent analysis to ensure the project is consistent with National Park Service policies, guidelines, and standards and environmental and cultural compliance laws and regulations.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Climbing on roofs, ladders and scaffolding, crawling in attics and crawl spaces, walking over rough, uneven surfaces through weeds and woody vegetation in remote areas and can involve other semi-hazardous physical activity in climate which can be hot or cold, wet or dry.


    Degree: 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.


    Combination of education and experience -- college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the arts and sciences underlying professional architecture, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the architectural principles, methods, and techniques and their applications to the design and construction or improvement of buildings.


    At least 5 years of experience working in an architect's office that demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the principles and theories of professional architecture.


    For the GS-11 level - One year of specialized experience at the GS-09 level. Examples of qualifying experience include: advising on application of the Secretary of the Interior Standards for Historic Preservation to historic structures; working with a range of tools, methods, and technology (e.g., historical documents, photographs, maps, field maps, oral histories, measured drawings, GPS, and GIS) to research and document historic resources or properties; working cooperatively with interdisciplinary teams or groups to plan for or manage long-term protection of historic resources; and/or performing work requiring the ability to comprehend or apply complex theoretical considerations and new developments in the technical literature of architectural history, architecture and historic preservation.

    OR Three (3) years of directly related progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or equivalent doctoral degree.

    OR A combination of specialized experience and directly related education.

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How to apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, February 03, 2014 to receive consideration. 1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire. 2. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package. 3. It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. 4. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. 5. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete. AGENCY CONTACT INFO: Kim D. Brown Phone: (202)619-7235 Fax: (478)757-3144 Email: KIM_D_BROWN@NPS.GOV Agency Information: NPS National Capital Region NO HARD COPY DOCUMENTS ACCEPTED ONLY ONLINE AND FAXED DOCUMENTS ACCEPTED Washington, DC 20242
Kim Brown

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