Summary As an Architect, you will serve as the subject matter expert on a diverse range of professional architectural issues. Location of position: Public Buildings Service, Design and Construction Division in Kansas City, MO. We are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled as needed. Responsibilities Serves as a senior architect responsible for the architectural programs for PBS, with overall responsibility for the technical and business management of designated design, construction, renovation or alteration project processes, ensuring architectural excellence in projects within an assigned Region; as well as managing select projects and studies. Provides oversight and expert technical consultation services, conducts architectural reviews in support of GSA's national Design and Construction Programs and initiatives and implements standards, policies, regulations, statutes or Executive Orders applicable to the GSA Design and Construction programs. Serves as a recognized technical authority to all GSA regional architects, engineers and building managers as well as contract A/E firms and construction teams regarding the repair, alteration, maintenance and security issues on all significant, complex or highly visible projects. Independently conducts briefings, discussions, and negotiations with high level agency representatives, GSA management, and project teams, contract A/E firms, construction firms and external stakeholders to resolve controversies, promote innovative design and construction approaches, and develop consensus on projects with state of the art architectural issues or other sensitive professional matters. Coordinates with other assigned personnel to assure that all technical areas are covered, that proper design consideration is given and that the total project objectives and schedules are met. Prepares detailed cost or A/E fee estimates and pertinent correspondence, plans, reports, and Architect/Engineer (A/E) contract criteria necessary for project completion. Represents GSA and the Contracting Officer on Architect/Engineer, Construction Management, and Construction contracts as the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR). Exercises full delegated authority for the Contracting Officer, reviewing and inspecting the work as it proceeds in compliance with contract requirements. Requirements Conditions of Employment US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island) Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date Register with the Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/1959 If selected, you must meet the following conditions: Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or NonCareer SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the HR Office. Failure to disclose this information could result in disciplinary action including removal from Federal Service. Serve a one year probationary period, if required. Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 4 investigation level). Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee. We will use the Department of Homeland Security’s e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment. Complete a financial disclosure report to verify that no conflict, or an appearance of conflict, exists between your financial interest and this position. Qualifications For each job on your resume, provide: the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year) number of hours per week you worked (if part time). If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume. For a brief video on creating a Federal resume, click here. The GS-13 salary range starts at $99,916 per year. BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR ARCHITECTS: A Degree in architecture or related field; OR a combination of college-level education, training, and/or technical experience. For specifics on qualifying education, training, and/or experience - use the following link: Basic Requirements for Architect Positions. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to the Basic Requirements listed above, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is professional architecture experience in the design of construction or alteration projects involving large and complex buildings or major building systems; and the coordination of the activities of architects, engineers, tenants and construction contractors on such projects. Such experience must also include having independently managed projects (balance scope/quality, schedule and budget) requiring the services of multiple disciplines from project initiation phase through project closeout. This position has a positive education requirement: Applicants must submit a copy of their college or university transcript(s) and certificates by the closing date of announcements to verify qualifications. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. Education Note: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html Additional Information If you are eligible under Merit Promotion, you may also apply under Vacancy Announcement #23PBSA769LRMP. You must apply separately to each announcement to be considered for both. Bargaining Unit Status: - This position is eligible for the bargaining unit Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility. On a case-by-case basis, the following incentives may be approved: • Recruitment incentive if you are new to the federal government • Relocation incentive if you are a current federal employee • Credit toward vacation leave if you are new to the federal government Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed; through other means; or not at all. GSA is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility that goes beyond our compliance with EEO regulations including: Valuing and embracing diversity, promoting equity, inclusion and accessibility, and expecting cultural competence; and Fostering a work environment where all employees, customers and stakeholders feel respected and valued. Our commitment is: Reflected in our policies, procedures and work environment; Recognized by our employees, customers and stakeholders; and Drives our efforts to recruit, attract, retain and engage the diverse workforce needed to achieve our mission.