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General Services Administration (GSA): Architect (Accessibility Officer)

Published: February 07, 2020 at 7:02AM

Summary: As an Architect (Accessibility Officer), you will support and contribute to the mission and provide leadership in architectural design and accessibility requirements for GSA's regional design and construction program.

Location of position: General Services Administration, National Capital Region, Public Buildings Service, Office of Planning and Design Quality, Washington, DC. 


Major Duties:

You will conduct design reviews of project formulation, scopes of work (SOW), design submissions and advise project teams on design quality and policies and procedures; review projects for conformance with these policies. 

You will prepare SOW, independent government estimates (IGE) and review contractor's proposals (A/E, CM, and Specialty Contractor).  Participate in negotiations with contractors.  Analyze contractor's claims.   Perform special services and investigations as required and related to A/E discipline.  Maintain liaison with representatives of PBS, other agencies, contract architects and engineers, contractors and occasionally with state and local government authorities and with material suppliers and manufacturers. 

You will serve as a recognized technical specialist and consultant regarding barrier free and accessible design for people with disabilities.  Provide authoritative information on accessibility subjects within the agency and to other federal agencies.  Make recommendations that influence the initiation, scope and development of projects covering accessibility.  Represent an agency region on national committees regarding technical standards, policies, and criteria regarding accessible design.  Provide authoritative information and advice to the regional design and construction/leasing project teams.

You will manage the Region’s accessibility complaints, both officially under the Architectural Barriers Act and informally with agency building occupants as required. Direct and coordinate regional plans of action to resolve accessibility complaints against agency controlled space.  Assure that complaints are responded to thoroughly, accurately, and expeditiously. Coordinate as necessary with agency’s National Accessibility Program Manager.

Find more details and how to apply here: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/558770600