This position is located in the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), Office of the Chief Engineer, Planning and Project Development Division, Technical Support Branch. The selectee will be responsible for performing a broad variety of duties with respect to the development of cost estimates for new construction, interior and exterior alterations, restorations, additions and repairs to existing structures coming under the jurisdiction of the AOC.
This is a developmental position in which the incumbent performs progressively more complex duties and responsibilities on a gradual basis leading to the full performance level of GS-12.
The individual selected for this position will perform the following duties:
Provides consultation to both AOC and contract architects and engineers on the cost implications of design alternatives and may be expected to review proposed project change orders and contract modification costs for conformance with original costs projections and the budgetary implications of executing the work.
During construction phases of design projects, reviews modification prices for conformance with budget and original cost projections.
Provides a range of cost management technical services and reviews, including preparation of cost estimates for construction projects, cost planning and detailed cost estimating through planning and execution phases, preparation of Independent Government Cost Estimates (IGCE) to facilitate contract action, proposal price analysis and data management to support institutional historical database requirements.
Examines project and program requirements and prepares detailed budget estimates for proposed restoration, alteration, rehabilitation, historic preservation, renovation and new construction.
Prepares professional services design fee estimates within the AOC’s written guidelines, including studies, full construction document designs, program of requirements and other professional fees.
Reviews and assesses contract deliverable cost engineering products including cost estimates and risk assessments produced by independent third party contract Architect and Engineering (A/E) cost engineers and AOC’s staff generated estimates.
Collaborates, as necessary with Project Managers and Jurisdictional Executives, assisting in the development of scopes-of-work and estimates, ensuring that sources of proposed materials are available, methods of installation are practical and costs are within budget allotments.
Works with a scheduler in developing resource-loaded schedules, critical path schedules and analysis techniques, project progress and cost assurance processes, progress measurement and Earned Value management techniques and methodologies used to track cost and schedule performance.
Working with the Senior Cost Estimator, maintains and updates the agency master cost estimating database.
Conditions of Employment
You must be able to pass a drug test.
Your resume and question responses must demonstrate the job-related KSAs.
You must meet the definition of specialized experience.
To be employed by the Architect of the Capitol in a paid position, an individual must meet one of the categories below:
A citizen of the United States;
A person who is lawfully admitted for permanent residence and is seeking citizenship as outlined in 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)(B);
A person who is admitted as a refugee under 8 U.S.C. 1157 or is granted asylum under 8 U.S.C. 1158 and has filed a declaration of intention to become a lawful permanent resident and then a citizen when eligible;
A person who owes allegiance to the United States (nationals of American Samoa, Swains Island, and the Northern Mariana Islands, and nationals who meet other requirements described in 8 U.S.C. 1408); or
A person who is currently an officer or employee of the Government of the United States.
At the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), we are proud to be ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government. Our employees are passionate about AOC’s mission to serve Congress and the Supreme Court. AOC is a legislative branch agency, the recognized authority on the preservation, maintenance and construction of the world’s most iconic treasures and buildings on Capitol Hill. As a global destination for thousands of visitors every day, Capitol Hill intersects history, architecture and art with the birthplace of our nation’s laws.