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YOUR RESPONSES TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME. FAILURE TO SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER(S) IN YOUR RESUME MAY IMPACT YOU OR ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.

YOUR RESPONSE TO THE FOLLOWING BASIC QUALIFICATION QUESTION(S) MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME. FAILURE TO SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER(S) IN YOUR RESUME MAY IMPACT YOU OR ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.

* 1.Which of the following statements best describes your experience serving as a leader of a multi-discipline design team, & preparing, coordinating and managing design and construction related services for an organization:
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.


* 2.GS-12 The following choices define the basis of eligibility for this grade level - choose the one statement that best describes your education and/or experience:
  1. I meet the requirements of "A" and have at least one year of specialized experience as defined above that is equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service.
  2. I meet the requirements of "B" as further defined by "B-1" or "B-2", and have at least 1 year of specialized experience as defined above that is equivalent to the GS-11 level or higher in the Federal service.
  3. I do not meet any of the choices above.


TO QUALIFY FOR AN ARCHITECTURAL POSITION, APPLICANTS MUST MEET ONE OF THE BASIC REQUIREMENTS SPECIFIED BELOW IN "A" OR "B". PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THE DESCRIPTIONS FOR BASIC REQUIREMENTS & SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE.

A. 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, and (2) 6 semester hours were in each of the following: structural technology, properties of materials and methods of construction, and environmental control systems.

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 B-1 or B-2 below:

B-1: 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" above.

B-2: 1 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.

* 3.GS-11 The following choices define the basis of eligibility for this grade level - choose the one statement that best describes your education and/or experience:
  1. I meet the requirements of "A" and have at least one year of specialized experience as defined above that is equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal service.
  2. I meet the requirements of "B" as further defined by "B-1" or "B-2", and have at least 1 year of specialized experience as defined above that is equivalent to the GS-09 level or higher in the Federal Service.
  3. I do not meet any of the choices above.


* 4.Which of the following statements best describes your experience preparing construction documents such as design drawings, specifications and cost estimates?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.


* 5.Which of the following statements best describes your experience conducting architectural studies, economic analysis, and other studies and investigations that require the innovative application of complex analysis procedures:
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.


* 6.Which of the following statements best describes your experience with applying ADA and International Building Codes to various elements of a project and inclusion into a specification to ensure that acceptable construction procedures and practices, materials and equipment are used in the construction of facilities?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.


* 7.Select the level of your education/experience relating to energy savings programs and how they apply to design and construction of facilities.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.


* 8.Which of the following statements best describes your experience preparing technical evaluations of contractor proposals, recommending a pre-negotiation position for contracts, and assisting with contract negotiations:
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.


* 9.Which of the following statements best describes your experience performing thorough project specific site investigations:
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.


* 10.Which of the following statements best describes your experience preparing scopes of work for Design-Build services:
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.


* 11.Which of the following best describes the level of your education/experience that enables you to cost estimate, plan, design and layout architectural components of construction projects including all building envelope technology, historical restoration elements, building structural systems, interior and exterior finishes and other miscellaneous architectural systems?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.


* 12.Which of the following statements best describes your experience coordinating the efforts of assigned in-house project engineering and planning support teams:
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.


* 13.Which of the following statements best describes your experience utilizing the AUTOCAD (computer-aided design) system to facilitate design work:
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.


* 14.Which of the following statements best describes your experience performing facility condition assessment surveys to determine program planning and budgetary requirements:
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.


* 15.Which of the following statements best describes your experience evaluating customer requirements and developing viable design options based on those requirements:
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.


* 16.Which of the following statements best describes your experience performing programming, design, layout and construction or renovation/repair of buildings or other structures:
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.


* 17.Which of the following statements best describes your experience reviewing project plans, cost estimates, and specifications at various stages of design to ensure accurate coordinated contract documents:
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.






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