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Architect/Facilities Project Manager

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At a Glance

  • Full time

  • Washington, DC metro area

  • Starting salary: $62,796 - $126,062

  • US citizenship required (dual national US citizens are eligible)

As an Architect/Facilities Project Manager for the CIA, you will provide tailored facilities products and services for internal Agency customers. Architects at the CIA are responsible for taking a project from conception, through the preparation of documents for construction and furniture selection, to occupancy. You will be responsible for creating safe, secure and functional work environments to support the Agency's global intelligence mission.

Architect/Facilities Project Managers at the entry-level work under close guidance and supervision to manage and coordinate the activities of well-defined facilities project. At this level, you will participate in the following actions related to civil, electrical, mechanical control and monitoring systems: project planning; developing Statements of Work and estimates; project implementation; monitoring cost, schedules, and performance; managing customer expectations; identifying potential risks; and performing quality assurance. You will also be expected to perform general administrative duties, maintain current project management job knowledge, and obtain appropriate certifications.

Architects/Facilities Project Managers are responsible for one or more facilities project management activities throughout the life of a project. Based on assignment, you may lead team members and contractors, travel domestically or overseas, and partake in sensitive and high visibility activities to achieve project objectives and customer requirements. You may also participate in the management of building support services and property management issues for small to medium-sized Agency facilities, or participate in procurement activities in coordination with the assigned contracting officer.

The CIA hires Architects/Facilities Project Managers at various career progression levels from entry to senior level.

This position requires a commitment to serve where mission needs are located. You must maintain an ongoing readiness to travel and relocate to meet short and long-term organizational requirements. A commitment to travelling overseas, including hardship locations, is required.

Offices of the CIA - Directorate of Support

The Directorate of Support (DS) provides everything the CIA needs to accomplish its critical mission of defending our nation. The DS provides business operations support to Agency components including all aspects of security, logistics, facilities, finance, education, medical services and human resources. Learn more about the Directorate of Support.

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Life at CIA

In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, the CIA offers exciting career opportunities and a dynamic environment. We're on the forefront of world-altering events – as they happen. So working here isn't just a job, it's a mindset and a lifestyle.

US citizenship required (dual-national US citizens eligible). All positions require relocation to the Washington, DC metro area.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in one of the following fields or related studies:
    • Architecture
    • Interior Design
    • Architectural Engineering
    • Related degree with focus in facilities management
    • Or, relevant years of work experience
  • GPA of at least a 3.0 on a 4-point scale is preferred, but exceptions may be made for extenuating circumstances
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • One (1) year of experience applying substantive expertise in a facilities project with an emphasis in facilities project planning, resource scheduling, cost monitoring, task assignment and timeline management
    • Excellent customer service skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong analytic skills
    • Project management experience
    • Thorough knowledge of building codes, Americans with Disabilities (ADA) requirements, and working knowledge of information technology, mechanical, electrical or communication systems
Desired Qualifications:
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD and Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
All applicants must successfully complete:
  • A thorough medical and psychological exam
  • A polygraph interview
  • A comprehensive background investigation

To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last 12 months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to 12 months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.

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DO NOT submit multiple applications; this will only slow the review of your application and delay processing. Please read the Application Instructions carefully before you begin the online application process.

Important application instructions for this position:

The following items must be attached to your on-line application (PDF format preferred):

  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees
  • A cover letter in which you specify your qualifications for this position. Please address why you want to work in this role and what differentiates you from other applicants

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Posted: Aug 06, 2018 02:22 PM
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