Supervisory Facilities Operations Specialist
Legislative Branch - Washington, DC

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The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) supports the Congress in meeting its constitutional responsibilities to legislate, appropriate, and oversee the Federal government for the benefit of the American people. GAO, commonly referred to as the investigative arm of Congress, or the congressional watchdog, is independent and nonpartisan. GAO assists Congress in making informed decisions by providing information on policy and program issues, as well as by providing recommendations to make government more effective and responsive.

GAO's work is designed to address four common goals:
  • to help the Congress address current and emerging challenges to the well-being and financial security of the American people;
  • to help the Congress to respond to changing security threats and the challenges of global interdependence;
  • to help transform the Federal government to address national challenges; and
  • to maximize the value of GAO by enabling quality, timely service to Congress and by being a leading practices Federal agency.
Voted one of the best places to work in the federal government since 2005, we provide flexibilities and benefits to our employees. We promote dynamic and forward-thinking workplace practices. We foster an inclusive work environment that emphasizes continuous learning, personal and professional development, and incentives for exceptional performance. We promote equal opportunity for all staff without regard to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. GAO's success in embracing and leveraging the diversity of its employees is central to our mission of serving a diverse American population through its congressional representatives.

If you want to help form public policy, and you have exceptional analytical, communication, and collaboration skills, and can demonstrate high levels of initiative, then GAO is where you want to be!

To learn more about GAO please visit us on the web at http://www.gao.gov/careers/index.html .

The position is located in the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Infrastructure Operations (IO), Facilities and Property Management (FPM), Facilities Branch. FPM manages the daily operation and maintenance of the GAO building and plays an integral role in optimizing the utilization of the building. Additionally, FPM oversees lease agreements and building services at GAO field offices. FPM also manages health and safety issues and requirements for GAO. KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. Citizenship
Completion of a satisfactory background investigation
Selective Service registration if you are a male born after Dec. 31, 1959
Completion of a probationary period may be required
Selectee must be able to meet/maintain suitability & security requirements DUTIES:

Duties for this position include:
  • Plans and carries out program and procedural development and administrative functions. Performs the full range of supervisory functions including assigning work and establishing workload priorities; reviewing and accepting or rejecting work; interviewing candidates and recommending selection for vacancies; making recommendations for promotions and reassignment actions; preparing performance assessments; identifying training needs; and providing necessary direction, instruction, and guidance to the staff. Ensures effective implementation of EEO and all other special emphasis programs.
  • Directs administrative special projects requiring significant management involvement to integrate multiple disciplines in order to achieve project objectives.
  • Stays abreast of developments in the areas of responsibility including budget, human capital, and office management.
  • Coordinates work products or services with customers, colleagues, and consultants.
  • Works with key leaders and managers in GAO administrative support offices to identify strategic objectives, goals, and long-range plans for the administrative area. Provides advice on ways the products or services of the unit can enhance various organizations’ functional capabilities.
  • Ensures timely completion and delivery of the unit’s products and services by troubleshooting problems and providing solutions or alternatives to customers.
  • Oversees the development of statements of work that outline contract requirements for business systems development. As needed, works with contracting personnel through the development, negotiation, award, administration, and evaluation stages of contracts.
  • Serves as the primary point of contact for all GAO HQ space changes. Develops policies, standards, and recommendations to ensure the best and most efficient space utilization of the GAO building.
  • Attends team staff meetings and establishes regular and consistent communications with other offices concerning changes in work status, procedures, and processes.
Performs other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
This position requires at least 1 year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at the next lower level, or equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service, which has equipped the applicant with the skills and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience is defined as experience that demonstrates a comprehensive and practical knowledge of a wide range of information, personnel, facilities and property management concepts, principles, practices, and technologies; knowledge of Federal facilities and property management policies, practices, and relevant organizations; the ability to manage and lead staff; and independently analyze and develop difficult and complex facilities and property management policies and programs.

The ability to lift and carry 50 pounds, climb ladders, visually inspect items, be exposed to normal industrial hazards and squeeze into tight spaces is preferred but not required.

  • HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
If you meet the qualification requirements stated above, you will be further rated based on your responses to the vacancy questions. Please make sure that your responses to the vacancy questions are supported in your resume. Follow all instructions carefully as incomplete answers, errors, or omissions may affect your rating. Your rating will be invalid if you fail to include a narrative reply to any vacancy question(s) that requires further explanation or your reply is "see resume."

Veterans Preference applies to this announcement. For more information regarding veterans preference please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/index.aspx
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BENEFITS:
Individuals selected will be eligible for a full range of federal employment benefits including vacation and sick leave, retirement coverage and Thrift Savings Plan, and health and life insurance. A complete list of benefits is available on the web at http://opm.gov/Insure/health/enrollment/new_employees. asp" >http://opm.gov/Insure/health/enrollment/new_employees.asp.

OTHER INFORMATION:
Travel expenses related to the hiring process will not be paid.

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

Frequent travel may be required.

Selectee may be required to file a financial disclosure statement.

Selectee must be able to meet and maintain suitability requirements.

Based on the staffing needs of this office, additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement.

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