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Public Buildings Service Interdisciplinary - Pathways Recent Graduates in Kansas City, Missouri

Summary

Are you a graduating student or a recent grad? Join our Pathways Recent Graduate Program! This one-year program offers professional and technical training, mentoring and developmental opportunities.

Location: GSA, PBS, Design & Construction Division, Kansas city, MO

Responsibilities

This position isbeing announced under the Pathways Recent Graduates Program. This program affords developmental experiences in the Federal Government intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs. Successful applicants are placed in a dynamic, developmental program with the potential to lead to a civil service career in the Federal Government.Information about the Recent Graduates Program can be found at http://www.opm.gov/HiringReform/Pathways/program/graduates/

As an architector engineer, you will be responsible for assisting in the overall architectural/engineering (A/E) project management of various leasing, design and construction projects assigned, including, but not limited to, planning, acquisition, design, and construction of new buildings and complexes, as well as the renovation of existing ones. Examples of duties include: Assisting withanalyzing the A/E issues in project assignment(s),selecting and applying accepted project management techniques and organizational practices.

Determining the most effective methodology needed to meet project goals and milestones concerned with planning, organizing, controlling, coordinating, reviewing, and recommending or approving design, construction, and related work.

Assisting with basic qualitative and quantitative A/E analytical techniques toresearch and gather narrative and/or statistical information, applicable work methods, and procedures to meet deadlines. Carrying out the successive steps in fact finding and analysis of issues necessary to complete each phase of the project.

Applying basic project managerial and evaluative techniques to the identification, consideration, and resolution of issues or problems of a procedural or factual nature.

Identifying and developing data required for use by higher level personnel in the management and direction of projects.

Assisting higher level personnel in preparing briefings to management and/or senior staff employee(s)d on project status and recommendations.

Under close supervision, serving as a point of contact for the customer and has responsibility for providing customer service.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Apply online (See How to Apply section.)

Signed participant agreement is required for employment under this Program.

US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)

Meet all eligibility criteria by 12/30/2020.

If selected, you must meet the following conditions: Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch.

Serve a one year probationary period, if required.

Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 2 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.

Have a valid driver's license

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, clickhere.If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you are selected.The GS-07salary range starts at $43,691.00 per year and the GS-09 salary range starts at $53,443.00per year.

This position is interdisciplinary, which means the duties and responsibilities closely relate to more than one professional occupation. This position may be filled in one of the following occupations: Architect, GS-0808;Civil Engineer, GS-0810; Mechanical Engineer GS-0830; Electrical Engineer, GS-0850; General Engineer, GS-0801; Fire Protection, GS-0804.BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR ENGINEERS: A Degree in professional engineering OR a combination of college-level education, training, and/or technical experience. For specifics on qualifying education and/or experience - use the following link: Basic Requirements for Engineer Positions. 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.To qualify for the GS-07 level: In addition to the Basic Requirements listed above, you may qualify for the GS-07 level based on one of the following: Registered to practice architecture by one of the State registration boards, using standards in compliance with the basic minimum provisions recommended by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards; OR

At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level in the Federal service.Specialized experience is applying professional architecture or engineering principles, concepts, and practices to perform routine assignments; the ability to determine the technical ramifications resulting from changes in such things as item design or customer requirements; and familiarity with related architectural and engineering disciplines. ; OR

One full year of graduate level education (18 semester hours or the equivalent) that is directly related to the position; OR

Completed all the requirements for a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, plus I have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 as recorded in the official transcript or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum (grade point averages are rounded to one decimal place; OR

Completed all the requirements for a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, plus I have a(GPA) of 3.5 based on the average of he required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum (grade point averages are rounded to one decimal place; OR

Completed all the requirements for a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, pluselection to membership in a national scholastic honor society (listed in the Association of College Honor Societies: Booklet of Information and/or Baird's Manual of American College Fraternities); OR

Combination of graduate level education and appropriate specialized experience that together meet the qualification requirements of this position. To qualify for the GS-09 level: Registered to practice architecture by one of the State registration boards, using standards in compliance with the basic minimum provisions recommended by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards; OR

At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is progressively responsible experience in the design of construction or alteration projects involving buildings or major building systems of moderate complexity; or assisting in the coordination of the activities of architects, engineers, tenants and construction contractors on such projects. Such experience must also include having assisted in managing projects and/or portions of projects (balance scope/quality, schedule and budget) requiring the services of multiple disciplines from project initiation phase through project closeout; OR

Twoyears of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree, or a master's or equivalent graduate degreethat is directly related to the position; OR Combination of graduate level education and appropriate specialized experience that together meet the qualification requirements of this position. Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) at the baccalaureate level is fully qualifying at the GS-7 level. To claim SAA, submit documentation of one of the following:1. Class standing -- You must be in the upper third of your graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses.2. Grade-point average (rounded to one decimal point) of: 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on your official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of your curriculum; or

3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in your major field or the required courses in your major field completed during your final 2 years of the curriculum. 3. Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society in one of the national scholastic honor societies listed by the Association of College Honor Societies.

Education

Qualifying educational institutions/program for Recent Graduate Program include: a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution.You must provide a copy of ALL of your college/vocational/technical transcript(s), including current enrollment. See "Required Documents" section for additional information.Preference eligible veterans precluded from applying due to military service obligation may apply up to 2 years from the date of discharge/release from active duty, but no more than 6 years after the date educational requirements are met. Applicants may refer to the U.S. Department of Education's Institutional Accreditation System to determine whether their school/program is accredited: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx.A post-secondary certificate program must have been completed at a qualifying educational institution equivalent to at least 1 academic year of full-time study that is part of an accredited college-level, technical, trade, vocational, or business school curriculum.Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment. See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.

Additional Information

Bargaining Unit status: AFGE

If you are selected at a grade lower than the full performance level, you may be promoted up to that grade level without having to re-apply or compete against other applicants.

Relocation-related expenses arenotapproved and will be your responsibility.

Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed; through other means; or not at all.

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