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Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- architecture, engineering, building construction, or other fields related to the position.
General Experience (for GS-5 positions): Experience in reading and interpreting working drawings of buildings, or other comparable engineering or architectural structures, and in other duties related to architecture, construction, civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering. Work should have provided construction knowledge of material estimating, cost estimating, work planning, construction work methods, inspection, quality control on materials and workmanship, and safety procedures.
Specialized Experience (for positions above GS-5): Experience in the preparation or review of plans, specifications, or estimates of materials and costs for the construction, extension, alteration, or repair of buildings. Applicants should have knowledge of the residential construction field, and experience in the development of plans and specifications, and in negotiation work. This experience may have been obtained working as a contractor or as a draftsperson in an architectural engineering firm. However, any drafting experience must have provided an opportunity to acquire technical knowledge.
Appropriate experience includes working with diverse construction materials (brick, lumber, reinforced concrete, steel) and types of structures (housing, single-family dwellings and multi-family apartment units, and industrial and commercial structures). Applicants should be familiar with matters such as planning a subdivision, laying out traffic flow in a multi-family apartment structure, or working out specification problems in plans.
Use the Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Administrative and Management Positions for this series in conjunction with the Individual Occupational Requirements described below.