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Posted: 05/19/2010

General Services Administration
Design and Construction Division

Regional Historic Preservation Officer
Professional Opportunity
Washington, DC

GSA employees leverage the buying power of the federal government to acquire best value for taxpayers and our federal customers. We exercise responsible asset management. We deliver superior workplaces, quality acquisition services, and expert business solutions. We develop innovative and effective management policies. GSA has been repeatedly named by the Partnership for Public Service as one of the "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government".

As a Regional Historic Preservation Officer you will be responsible for administering the regionwide Historic Preservation Program, providing authoritative counsel to agency management, professional colleagues, state officials, private industry and others responsible for facilities management in government-owned and leased buildings.

This vacancy is also being announced as Vacancy Announcement Number WP12PC106MP10 under Merit Promotion regulations. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under Merit Promotion Procedures. Note: You must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered under both procedures.

GSA offers its employees a wide range of benefits including:

- Federal health insurance plans (choose from a wide range of plans)

- Life insurance coverage with several options to choose from

- Leave policies to help you take care of your personal, recreational, and health care needs

- Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401(k) plan)

- Flexible work schedules and telework

- Transit and child care subsidies

- Training and development

This position is located in the Design and Construction Division. This office is responsible for overseeing the execution of major capital projects within the region.


- Apply online (See How to Apply section.)

- U.S. Citizenship or National.

- Develops or significantly contributes to the development of agency-wide policy on a variety of diverse and complex technical, professional or administrative issues related to historic preservation and restoration.

- Assures that historic preservation activities are carried out in a consistent and cost effective manner, and in compliance with applicable design, construction, contracting, buildings management and fire safety policies and objectives prescribed by GSA and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

- Serves as Public Buildings Service Assistant Regional Administrator's principal liaison for historic preservation with other Federal agencies,and conducts briefings, discussions and negotiations with high-level agency representatives of facility management organizations.

- Personally or through the efforts of other PBS personnel, manages and accomplishes the most complex work assignments of the historic preservation program areas, which involve extremely difficult or controversial projects that require highly specialized experience or broad policy interpretation.


The GS-14 salary range starts at $105,211 per year, if you meet the following qualifications. You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

To qualify, you must demonstrate at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service.

Specialized experience is experience that demonstrates a mastery of the field of historic preservation and restoration; the application of knowledge of historic monumental buildings with ceremonial spaces containing high quality materials and finishes, their construction, technology, design and history; the principles and practices applicable to a full range of duties concerned with the rehabilitation and adaptive use of relevant federal laws and standards; and the ability to manage with skillful diplomacy significant, controversial and/or otherwise highly sensitive situations.

Serve a one year probationary period (unless you have previously satisfied this requirement).

Be able to make a direct deposit of your salary check to a financial organization.

Males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service.

Complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment" (OF-306) to determine suitability for Federal employment.

Undergo a background security investigation and receive a favorable adjudication.

If you are not a current GSA employee, you must complete the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 to determine identity and employment (work status) eligibility. GSA will verify the information through the DHS e-Verify automated system. Any identified discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.

Complete an OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, and obtain approval that no conflict or an appearance of conflict exists between your financial interest and this position.

Complete a one year supervisory or managerial probationary period, unless this has been previously fulfilled.


If you are found qualified for the position, your responses to the self-assessment vacancy questions will be used to assign a numerical score. If your responses to the vacancy questions are not supported by your resume then your score may be adjusted lower by the Human Resources Specialist. Veterans' preference points will be added to a passing numerical score only if the appropriate documentation is submitted.

You will be evaluated on the vacancy related questions that were designed to assess your overall possession of the following competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities:

1. Mastery of professional architectural principles, concepts and practices related to historic preservation and restoration.

2. Thorough knowledge of qualitative and quantitative methods and analytical skills to evaluate, perform and respond to a broad range of issues, data gathering and analysis, program or project evaluations, measurement studies, and other program-related issues.

3. Demonstrated skill in project planning and management, including strategic program planning and evaluation.

If you are an Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan eligible or a GSA Career Transition Assistance eligible, you must be considered well qualified (minimum score or 85) to receive priority. ICTAP/CTAP


Bargaining Unit status: NONE

Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses are not authorized for this position. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the successful applicant.

Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed. This vacancy announcement does not preclude filling this position by other means. Management also has the right not to fill the position.

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
You must submit a complete application including any required documents prior to 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of the Announcement. Errors or omissions may result in your not being considered for this vacancy. For information on applying for a GSA vacancy, please visit Applying for a GSA Job We will only consider applications submitted through the online process listed below unless an exception has been approved by a representative of the HR Office listed on this announcement. A description of the online process is provided below: 1. Select the "Apply Online" button. Log on to OPM's USAJOBS to access your existing resume or to create a new one. 2. From your account, select which resume you wish to submit. You also have the option of attaching any required documents saved in your USAJOBS account. Click "Apply for this Position Now!" 3. You will be redirected to GSA's automated system, GSAjobs. First time users will be asked to respond to "User Information" questions. If you are a return GSAjobs user, you will be able to review and edit this information before continuing on with the application process. 4. You will be prompted to respond to vacancy specific questions regarding your qualifications and the knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or other competencies required to successfully perform this position. 5. Submit any required documents (see below). A "Vacancy Documents" page is automatically displayed by the GSAjobs system. Most documents become part of your permanent electronic file and you need to submit them only once unless you wish to update. You can view the Description column next to each form to determine if a previously submitted document is on file. For each document you must submit, select one of the following options in the "Action" column: 1. "Upload" - Using the Document Manager, upload document (.gif, .jpeg, .png, .rtf, .pdf, and .doc format only) directly from your computer; 2. "USAJOBS" - Using the Document Manager, download a document you previously attached from your USAJOBS account for this vacancy. 3. "FAX" - Print the Fax Cover Sheet, then fax cover sheet and document(s) to the listed phone number. We strongly recommend you read the "Fax Instructions" provided on the Document Manager page prior to printing the Fax Cover Sheet and faxing your information. Note: If you cannot complete any part of the application process listed above, contact the Human Resources Office/representative listed on the announcement prior to the announcement deadline for instructions on how to proceed. Be sure to receive prior HR approval to deviate from these instructions so that your application will be considered. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: Please review the following to determine which documents you must submit in order to complete your application. ICTAP/CTAP Eligible: Submit proof of eligibility (e.g., agency notice, most recent performance rating, and SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (or similar agency form). Veterans: Submit proof of preference claim (DD214 & SF-15 if applicable; or submit official statement of service if on active duty). AGENCY CONTACT INFO: Loretta Gamble Phone: 202-708-5363 Fax: 000-000-0000 Email: loretta.gamble@gsa.gov Agency Information: General Services Administration Human Resources Division (CPN) 301 7th Street SW , Room 1030 Washington, DC 20407

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