<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />As a Historic Preservation Specialist you will serve as an adviser on historic preservation matters to the Regional Commissioner (RC), PBS as well as senior management staff from PBS and other GSA services. <br /><br /><strong>Location of position:</strong> Public Buildings Service (PBS), Office of Planning and Design Quality, Washington D.C.<br /><br />We are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled as needed through this announcement or other GSA organizations within the same commuting area.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />As a Historic Preservation Specialist, you will:<br /><br />Serves as an adviser on historic preservation matters to the Regional Commissioner (RC), Public Building Service (PBS) as well as senior management staff from PBS and other General Service Administration (GSA) services. In this capacity, is responsible for answering questions and addressing inquiries on historic preservation matters; for bringing potential or proposed historic preservation concerns and initiatives to the attention of senior officials and for determining the proper course of action; and for assuring implementation of historic preservation laws and directives in support of and coinciding with GSA development plans and programs. Exercise specific responsibility for ensuring implementation of and compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 as amended (NHPA). Compliance with NHPA includes significant investigation into potential problems through contacts with Federal, state and local officials, including mandatory consultation necessary to receive project clearance. Reviews and evaluates GSA new construction, repair and alteration, disposal, design and construction projects, and lease actions impacting historic properties in order to secure approval from the State Historic Preservation Offices and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. Project proposals, by law, must be examined to ensure that the property's historic integrity is not unnecessarily altered or diminished in connection with GSA activities. Provides guidance to project team members to ensure that areas of historic and/or archaeological concern are sufficiently addressed throughout the project to ensure compliance with all laws and regulations. Identifies properties included in, eligible for inclusion in and nominated for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places as outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations and evaluates the effect of projects on the cultural environment. Provides historic preservation expertise at public meetings or legislative hearings concerning the studies. During the course of reviewing and evaluating GSA projects, represents GSA at meetings where substantive formal participation by local intergovernmental bodies may have major input in the development and decision-making process relative to GSA projects and associated historic preservation matters. These include local and state officials, Congressional and judicial representatives, private firms, public and private organizations including citizens' groups, and private citizens.<br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Not required<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 12 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>US Citizens and National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)</li> <li>Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date</li> <li>Register with Selective Service, if you are a male born after 12/31/1959</li> <li>Direct Deposit of salary check to financial organization required.</li> <li>Meet time-in-grade within 30 days of the closing date, if applicable</li> </ul> <br /><br />If selected, you must meet the following conditions:<br /> <ul> <li>Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a<strong> political</strong> Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch.</li> <li>Serve a one year probationary period, if required.</li> <li>Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 1 investigation level).</li> <li>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.</li> <li>Complete a financial disclosure report to verify that no conflict, or an appearance of conflict, exists between your financial interest and this position.</li> <li>Selected applicants may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual based on prior non-Federal work experience or uniformed service experience</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />For each job on your resume, provide:<br /> <ul> <li>the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year)</li> <li>number of hours per week you worked (if part time). </li> </ul> <br />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.<br /><br />For a brief video on creating a Federal resume, click here . <br /><br />The GS-12 salary range starts at $83,398.00 per year. 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. <br /><br />To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the <strong>GS-11</strong> level or higher in the Federal service. <br /><br /><strong>SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: </strong><br /><br />Specialized experience is experience which demonstrates expert knowledge of the field of historic preservation i.e., historic building research, survey, analysis, construction and architecture and related disciplines such as archaeology, materials conservation and preservation theory and law; ability to effectively lead others in managing major historic preservation projects; knowledge of the methods used in conducting public affairs duties for preservation issues; expert technical knowledge of architectural conservation principles and practices; skill in developing, negotiating and researching contracts for preservation studies; and ability to review and interpret architectural drawings. <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />Bargaining Unit status: NFFE<br /><br />Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility. <br /><br />Travel expenses associated with interviews will be your responsibility. <br /><br />We are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled as needed through this announcement or other GSA organizations within the same commuting area.<br /><br />We are also accepting applications from all U.S. Citizens and Nationals under Vacancy Announcement #1911227KTDE. You must apply separately to each announcement to be considered for both. <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />You will be evaluated on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your possession of the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities. Your responses to these questions must be supported by your resume or your score may be lowered.<br /> <ul> <li>Ability to advise on historic preservation matters, determine the proper course of action, and assuring historic preservation laws and regulations are implemented.</li> <li>Ability to ensure and implement the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 as amended (NPHA); remain within compliance of the specific practices and techniques of program analysis to problems as well as the ability to gather, assemble, and analyze facts, draw conclusions, and devise solutions to problems that often apply.</li> <li>Knowledge of pertinent architectural construction projects, Building Evaluation Reports (BERs), Historic Structure Reports (HSRs), Building Preservation Plans (BPPs), to determine the salient historic, architectural and/or archaeological features.</li> <li>Ability to provide guidance to project team members to ensure areas of historic and/or archaeological concerns is addressed to ensure compliance with all laws and regulations.</li> <li>Ability to communicate clearly and persuasively on various levels, both orally and in writing.</li> </ul> <br /><br />Additional assessments may be used, and, if so, you will be provided with further instructions.<br /><br />If you are eligible under Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan or GSA's Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP/CTAP) , you must receive a score of 85 or higher to receive priority.<br /><br /><b>To preview questions please click here .</b> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Other <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />ALL required documents must be submitted before the closing date. Review the following list to determine what you need to submit.<br /><br /><strong>Note:</strong> If required to submit an <strong>SF-50</strong> (Notice of Personnel Action), an equivalent agency Notice of Personnel Action form is acceptable. Such document(s) must show all of the following: effective date, position, title, series, grade, and rate of basic pay, tenure group 1 (career) or 2 (career-conditional), position occupied group, and name of agency. If you are a <strong>GSA employee</strong> (except in the OIG), you are not required to submit an SF-50.<br /><br /><ul> <li><strong> If you are a 30% or more disabled veteran, VEOA or VRA applicant or qualified spouse, widow/widower, or parent:</strong><br /><br /><li>Copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 that shows the dates of your active duty service. If selected, a DD-214 showing your type of discharge (member 4 copy) will be required prior to appointment.</li> <li>If you are a disabled veteran, or are applying under VRA or VEOA as a spouse, widow/widower, or parent of a veteran, submit both of the following in addition to the DD-214:<br /> <li>completed SF-15 form; and</li> <li>proof of your entitlement (refer to SF-15 for complete list).</li> </li> <br /><br /></li> <li><strong>If you are active duty military</strong>- Certification on a letterhead from your military branch that includes your rank, character of service (must be under honorable conditions) & military service dates including discharge/release date (must be no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted).<br /><br /></li> <li><strong> If you are a current Federal employee or Reinstatement Eligible:</strong> Submit your latest SF-50.<br /><br /></li> <li><strong>If you are eligible under an Interchange Agreement: </strong> Submit your latest SF-50.<br /><br /></li> <li><strong> If you are a former Peace Corp or VISTA volunteer: </strong> Submit your Description of Service. <br /><br /></li> <li><strong> If you are a current or former Land Management Agency Employee – Submit a and b:</strong> <br /> <li>one or more SF-50s, including your most recent one that shows you were on a competitive time-limited appointment(s) with a Land Management Agency and served on the appointment for a period(s) totaling more than 24 months without a break of 2 or more years. </li> <li>Copy of your agency's annual performance appraisal(s) or written reference(s) from a supervisor at the agency verifying satisfactory performance during your appointment(s).</li> <br /><br /></li> <li><strong> If you have a disability:</strong> Submit proof of eligibility. For information on eligibility and required documentation, refer to USAJOBS's People With Disabilities page.<br /><br /></li> <li><strong> If you are applying under another special appointment authority:</strong> Submit proof of your eligibility under the appropriate appointment authority. See USAJOBS's Resource Center for more information.<br /><br /></li> <li><strong>If you are </strong> ICTAP / CTAP <strong> eligible</strong> – <strong>submit a, b, and c</strong>: <strong>(a)</strong> proof of eligibility including agency notice; <strong>(b)</strong> SF-50, and <strong>(c)</strong> most recent performance appraisal.<br /><br /></li> <li><strong>Current or Former Political Appointees:</strong> Submit SF-50.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . <br /><br />Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.