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Posted: 09/18/2014

Fort Bliss Texas
DPW-Environmental Division

The position is located here on Fort Bliss, in far west Texas. The area enjoys a warm, desert climate, and the cost of living is well below the National average. Most folks live here in El Paso, TX or in neighboring Las Cruces, NM and make the short commute (about 40 minutes) to Fort Bliss. Fort Bliss sits in the tri-state area, in far west Texas, bordering New Mexico and Chihuahua, Mexico. With a vivid cultural diversity, El Paso is consistently voted one of the best places to live, and has been awarded the "Safest City in America" for the past three years. If you know of anyone interested, please pass the info along. The main cantonment on Fort Bliss includes a NRHP Historic District, as well as several additional historic buildings ranging in age from 1893 through the Cold War, throughout the installation. Fort Bliss is one of the largest training bases in the US Dept of Defense. It encompasses 1.2 million acres, straddling the Texas/New Mexico border. The largest BRAC base, Bliss is seeing an influx of new units and SOLDIERS, resulting in tremendous growth in the area, both on base and in the surrounding communities.

GS-12 Historical Architect
Professional Opportunity
Fort Bliss, TX
$69497 to 90344/ per year

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

You will serve as an Architect engaged in implementing, managing and accomplishing work associated with the military and civilian historic architectural resources of Fort Bliss. Develop and implement the historic architectural portion of the installation's Cultural Resources Management Plan (CSRM). Advise senior management and other Department of the Army/other military services of regulatory requirements. Coordinate with Federal and state cultural resource agencies to prevent or resolve regulatory violations and other regulatory issues. Conduct informal and formal consultation in accordance with 36 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 800, which implements the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).

Physical Demands:
The work is mostly sedentary, however, there is some walking, walking, stooping, bending and climbing during field surveys and construction site inspections.

Work Environment:
Perform work in an office environment although there is occasional exposure to moderate discomforts and safety risks at project sites such as dusty and unsound structures, construction hazards, extreme temperatures or other adverse weather conditions. Exposure may be encountered in site assessment and survey in asbestos/lead/radon contaminated environments; may be required to use respiratory protection equipment.


In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. 

Basic Requirements:
A. 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. (NOTE: You must attach a copy of your transcripts with your application package for verification.)
B. 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. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by at least one of the following:
(1.) Related Curriculum: Degree in architectural engineering may be accepted as satisfying in full the basic requirements, provided the completed course work in architectural engineering provided knowledge, skills, and abilities substantially equivalent to those provided in the courses specified in paragraph A. The curriculum for a degree in either architecture or architectural engineering covers function, esthetics, site, structure, economics, mechanical-electrical, and other engineering problems related to the design and construction of buildings primarily (but not exclusively) intended to house human activities. The courses required for a degree in architecture generally place emphasis upon planning, esthetics, and materials and methods of construction, while the courses for an architectural engineering degree place equal or greater weight on the technical engineering aspects such as structural systems, mechanical systems, and the properties of materials. Because of this difference in emphasis, persons with degrees in architecture may have a preference for work assignments that offer greater opportunities for them to express their artistic and creative abilities. As a result, they may be more concerned with planning and design aspects of architecture, and persons with degrees in architectural engineering may be more engaged in aspects emphasizing technical engineering considerations. (NOTE: You must attach a copy of your transcripts with your application package for verification.)
(2.) Experience: An applicant lacking a degree in architecture must 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, 5 years of such experience is required. This experience must have demonstrated that the applicant has acquired a thorough knowledge of the fundamental principles and theories of professional architecture. NOTE: You must attach a copy of official documentation of having 1 to 5 years of professional architectural experience acquired under professional architect supervision and guidance for verification).
Specialized Experience Required: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work

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How to apply
Apply at www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/378036800
Phone: 4103060137

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