The Circuit Executive’s Office of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit is accepting applications for the position of Architect/Facilities Manager. Applications are being accepted through July 15, 2020 or until the position is filled.
A cover letter addressed to Cheryl Vessels, Assistant Circuit Executive for Human Resources, and resume detailing background, experience, and qualifications should be emailed in one single PDF attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate “Architect/Facilities Manager” in the subject line.
The selected candidate will be subject to a background investigation as a condition of employment.
Reimbursement for expenses associated with interview(s) and/or relocation is not available.
POSITION SUMMARY: The Architect/Facilities Manager reports directly to the Assistant Circuit Executive (ACE) for Space and Facilities. The principal responsibilities of the position are to provide client support to the Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (Alabama, Florida, Georgia) and the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Council in the areas of architectural design and construction management for both new and renovation projects; space planning, interiors and furniture layouts; facilities maintenance; and procurement.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
A professional architecture degree accredited by NAAB or CACB; may include a Bachelor of Architecture (B Arch) or Master of Architecture (M Arch). A minimum of five years of specialized experience in facilities planning, design, construction management and project management. For placement at CL-28, at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to work at classification level 27 (CL-27) is required. For placement at CL-29, at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to work at classification level 28 (CL-28) is required. If the selected candidate starts this position at CL-28, he or she may later be eligible for promotion to CL-29 without further competition. Ability to complete construction contracting training requirements to serve as a Contracting Officer. The candidate must possess space and facilities project management expertise involving multiple complex projects with budget constraints and firm deadlines. Occasional day trips and overnight travel required within the circuit. The candidate must have the ability to perform occasional physical work such as lifting and moving materials (up to approximately 50 pounds). Current architectural registration is required.
Demonstrated ability to review and analyze construction documents and cost estimates, and resolve issues from preliminary design through construction; a working knowledge of procurement and contracts; well-developed organizational skills and ability to simultaneously manage and coordinate a range of projects at various stages of design and construction, and through occupancy; skill in the use of automated equipment, including word processing, spreadsheet, project management applications and AutoCAD.
The candidate must possess excellent grammar, strong written, oral and graphic communication skills, and interpersonal, analytical and record keeping skills. The substantial amount of interpersonal communication required to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the position makes it necessary that the candidate manifest the highest degree of professionalism, poise, courtesy and tact at all times. The candidate must be able to work collaboratively with staff from all areas of the Circuit Executive’s Office; the candidate must be able to exercise initiative on a daily basis. The candidate must have the ability to consistently demonstrate integrity, sound ethics, exercise mature judgment and comply with the Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees; and possess the ability to maintain strict confidentiality about all court matters.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Applicants must be a United States citizen or eligible to work for the federal government. All applicant information is subject to verification. The appointment is provisional and contingent upon the satisfactory completion and approval of a ten-year background investigation with periodic updates every five years thereafter. It is the policy of this court that all new personnel are hired for a twelve-month initial probationary period, at the end of which time their work and progress will be evaluated. All court employees are required to adhere to a Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees, copies of which are available upon request. Employees of the United States Circuit Courts are considered “at-will” employees, and, as such, may be terminated with or without cause. The Office of Personnel Management civil service position classification standards and appeal procedures do not apply to federal court employees. The Federal Financial Reform Act requires direct deposit of federal wages for court employees.
BENEFITS INFORMATION: For information on benefits, please visit https://www.uscourts.gov/careers/benefits
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