This position serves as the Chief of the Program Management Branch in the Space and Facilities Division, Facilities and Security Office (FSO).The incumbent of this position would supervise approximately nine architects, engineers, and designers; and recommend raining and staff enrichment and other appropriate supervisory direction and support. Duties include but are not limited to:
Serves as the Chief of the Program Management Branch in the Space and Facilities Division of the Facilities and Security Office.
Serves as the principal advisor to the Chief, Space and Facilities Division, on all space and facilities matters relating to the Judiciary's federal courthouse and leased space portfolio (approximately 40 million square feet with an annual rent budget of approximately 1 billion dollars).
Supervises a team of Facilities Program Managers to develop, coordinate and oversee execution of the Federal judiciary's annual space and facilities program, including national initiatives such as space efficiency.
Supports planning, architectural design, layout, alteration, rehabilitation and construction of Federal courthouses and related buildings used by the judiciary.
Oversees Facilities Program Managers in developing, reviewing, and editing agenda items for the biannual meetings of the Space and Facilities Committee of the Judicial Conference.
Represents the Program Management's portfolio of projects in meetings, coordinates activities, ensures consistency of efforts, consults on issues, and ensures conformance of activities with the overall mission and objectives of the judiciary.
Develops and maintains ongoing working relationships with the General Services Administration, the U.S. Marshals Service, project architects, Assistant Circuit Executives, and others.
Attends professional conferences, seminars and workshops and represents the judiciary on interagency and other working groups in meetings.
Basic Requirements for an Architect:
A) Possess a degree in architecture or a 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. OR
B) Possess an equivalent 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:
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.
Experience: An applicant lacking a degree in architecture must have had one (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, five (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.
Specialized Experience: Applicants must have at least one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position. Specialized experience for this position is demonstrated experience (1) overseeing the architectural design, layout, alteration, and rehabilitation of commercial space and buildings and (2) providing expert advice and guidance to management officials on all space and facilities matters to include construction, renovation, structural technology and building management.
Internal Number: 19-DAS-10339668
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