Job Title: Architect
Department: Department Of The Army
Agency: Army Corps of Engineers
Job Announcement Number: SCBK11998884ENGD
SALARY RANGE: $83,156.00 - $108,102.00 /year
OPEN PERIOD: Saturday, April 09, 2011 to Wednesday, June 08, 2011
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0808-13/13
POSITION INFORMATION: - This is a Permanent position. -- Full Time
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy - AL - Huntsville
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: US Citizens
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First Cut off Date:04/21/2011
2nd Cut Off Date: 05/16/2011
US Army Engineering & Support Center; Directorate of Chemical Demilitarization;International
Program Branch, Huntsville, AL 35816
About the Position: Execution of this project requires close collaboration and effective coordination
of consensus between the US Government participants and the Azerbaijan Government and numerous
other Azerbaijan Technical Institutes involved in the design and construction of the facility.
This is an Interdisciplinary Engineer/Architecture position. This vacancy may be filled using any of the
named job titles/series, depending on the qualifications of the incumbent filling the position.
Assignment requires official passport and VISA.
Recruitment/relocation bonus MAY be paid.
Temporary Duty Travel will be to Baku, Azerbaijan or other similarly remote geographic sites.
Who May Apply: Click here for more information.
All U. S. citizens and Nationals with allegiance to the United States.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) eligibles.
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Additional Duty Location Info:
1 vacancy - AL - Huntsville
As a technical expert for oversight responsibilities to plan and manage the design and construction of
a Central Research Laboratory (CRL), a complex facility and part of the International Cooperative
Threat Reduction Program. Determines the scope, requirements and restrictions of tasks supporting
the CRL. Organizes, schedules, coordinates, and technically directs the design work and engineering
activities associated with criteria development, construction field problems, contract changes and
modifications, and acquisition. Directs revision of long range planning in response to changing
program requirements. Identifies program adjustments necessitated by changes in priorities, funding
allocations and project requirements. Develops, coordinates, obtains approval and maintains
management plans, support agreements, and understandings between the participants of the CRL to
define roles, responsibilities and procedures to ensure successful program execution.
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Qualifications and Evaluations
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ENGINEER: Bachelor's Degree in professional engineering OR a combination of
Education/Experience - college level education/experience that furnished (1) knowledge of
physical/mathematical science underlying professional engineering & (2) understanding
(theoretical/practical) of engineering sciences/techniques & applications to a branch of engineering.
This must be demonstrated by (1) Professional Engineer Registration or (2) Written test or (3) Specific
Academic Courses-60 semester hours in physical, mathematical, & engineering sciences or (4) Related
Curriculum-Completion of bachelor's degree in engineering technology/professional field provided
applicant has 1 year of professional engineering experience under professional engineering
supervision/guidance. For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/SEC-
ARCHITECT: 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,
& (2) 6 semester hours were in each of the following: structural technology, properties of materials &
methods of construction, & environmental control systems OR a combination of education &
experience. For more information visit http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/SEC-
In addition to meeting the basic requirements, applicants must have one year of specialized
experience equivalent to the GS-12 or equivalent in another pay system in the Federal service.
Specialized experience is defined as 1) Serving as a technical authority in the development of concept
designs and working drawings for the design and long-term construction of large and complex
Cooperative Threat Reduction mission laboratories in partnership with countries worldwide; 2)
Independently conceptualizing and developing new approaches to problems in the design and
construction of biological laboratory facilities; 3) Evaluating and reviewing concept designs and
working drawings prepared by contract Architecture/Engineering firms; 4) Providing advisory,
consulting, and reviewing services on construction techniques, methods and technology, laboratory
functions and requirements and their effect on design and cost of facilities; 5) Knowledge, through
demonstrated work performance, of special-use facilities, laboratory architectural principles and
related engineering disciplines including civil, structural, electrical, fire protection, mechanical, and
communications; and 6) Skill, through demonstrated work performance, in communicating with a
variety of highly skilled professionals, US and Foreign Government officials, military officers, corporate
executives, Congressional Delegations, public actions groups and/or professional organizations and
One year of experience in the same or similar work equivalent to at least the next lower grade or
level requiring application of the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position being filled.
Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education
are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For
additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department
of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and
On your resume, please include college/university, dates attended, degree achieved, semester
hours earned, GPA, major field of study, 24 semester hours of specific courses and course hours in
your major. Failure to provide this education information on your resume may result in an ineligible
Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position.
Please include this information in your resume.
The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened for the Office of Personnel
Management's basic qualification requirements, and the skills needed to perform the duties of this
position as described in this vacancy announcement. Resumes are rated using Category Rating
procedures. If you meet the minimum qualification requirements, based on your possession of job-
related skills, your resume will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or
Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection
priority over non-veterans.
GS-12 and above: Bachelor's degree directly related to this occupation and 1 year of experience
directly related to this occupation equivalent to the next lower grade level.
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Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
A medical examination is required.
Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Career Field Position.
This is an Army Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Workforce position. Selectees must meet
position requirements for certification at Level 2 in Acquisition Career Field Facilities Engineering within
24 months of entrance on duty.
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification
Statement for Selective Service Registration.
Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
Further certification from this announcement may take place up to 180 days beyond the closing
date of this announcement.
Applicants claiming veteran's preference must clearly show an entitlement to such preference on the
resume/supplemental data submitted.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in the vacancy announcement may result
in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
One year trial/probationary period may be required.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Resumes will be evaluated for basic qualifications requirements and for the skills needed to perform
the duties of the position, as described in this vacancy announcement and identified by the Selecting
Official for the position.
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Benefits and Other Info
The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:
Comprehensive health and life insurance
Generous retirement programs
Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
Flexible work environment and alternate work schedules
Paid employment related training and education
Possible student loan repayment
Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.
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To successfully claim veteran's preference, your resume/supplemental data must clearly show your
entitlement. Please review the information listed under the Other Requirements link on this
announcement or review our on-line Job Application Kit.
The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining
eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available on
Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the
Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be
eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or
redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e.,
retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8414(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the
Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as
appropriate. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at
Defense National Relocation Program will not be authorized.
Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the
Joint Travel Regulations and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government interest.
Other Advantages: The city of Huntsville is nestled between the edge of the Appalachian Mountains
in North Alabama and the Tennessee River. The Huntsville area has one of the largest research parks
in the U.S. It is also home to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, championship golf courses, museums,
professional theater, symphony, and sport franchises. Additional information is available at
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How To Apply
HOW TO APPLY:
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Resumes must be received by the closing date of this announcement.
Self-nomination must be submitted by the closing date. Applicants wishing to withdraw from
consideration may contact the Central Resume Processing Center at (410) 306- 0137 or
Resume must be on file in our centralized database.
Announcements close at 12:00am (midnight) Eastern Time.
You must have an ACTIVE resume with the Army Centralized Resumix database before you submit
your Self-nomination. If you do not have an ACTIVE resume on file, please click here to use the
Army Resume Builder to create or update your resume.
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
If selected, official college or university transcript must be submitted.
AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Central Resume Processing Center Agency Information:
Phone: 410-306-0137 Central Resume Processing Center
Email: email@example.com 314 Johnson Street
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005-
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
Once this announcement closes, candidates will be evaluated using an automated system, (Resumix)
which compares your skills and experience as described in your resume with the requirements of the
position. If you are found to be a highly qualified candidate, you will be referred to the selecting
official for further consideration. (In some cases, individuals with priority for special consideration
must be considered and selected before other candidates.) Whether or not you are contacted for an
interview depends upon the location of the position and the judgment of the selecting official. You can
view the status of announcements that you applied for through our automated response system,
ANSWER, accessed through our Civilian Personnel On-Line web page.
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