Building Management Specialist (Facility Services Manager)
General Services Administration - Baltimore, MD

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GSA has been repeatedly named by the Partnership for Public Service as one of the 'Best Places to Work in the Federal Government'.

This position is located in the Public Buildings Service, Mid-Atlantic Region, Baltimore Field Office.

At this time we are only filling one vacancy; however, additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed.

GSA offers its employees a wide range of benefits including:
Federal health insurance plans (choose from a wide range of plans)

Life insurance coverage with several options to choose from

Leave policies to help you take care of your personal, recreational, and health care needs

Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401(k) plan)

Flexible work schedules and telework

Transit and child care subsidies

Training and development

This vacancy is also being announced as Vacancy Announcement Number 1203031MCMP under Merit Promotion regulations. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under Merit Promotion Procedures. Note: You must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered under both procedures.


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If selected for this position, you will serve as a field office environmental and energy program manager with the Public Buildings Service, Baltimore Field Office. In this capacity, you will act as a subject matter expert (SME) for facility, environmental, and energy related programs at the field office level with responsibilities that include:

Developing statements of work, estimates, and procurement strategies for building operations.

Coordinating surveys and studies designed to improve upon environmental oversight.

Working with regional SMEs to establish field office level plans that meet national goals for energy reduction.

Developing potential energy savings projects.

Performing building management functions that include: inspecting building operations, evaluating the effectiveness of facility operations and programs, and serving as an advocate for building investments that optimize building condition, systems, equipment, and operating efficiency.

Serving as the source selection official on facility/environmental contracts.

The GS-11 salary range starts at $62,467 per year, if you meet the following qualifications. You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

To qualify at the GS-11 level, you must possess one of the following:

Specialized Experience: At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level or higher in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience assisting with the management of office buildings or complexes. Such experience includes negotiating lease provisions and service contracts; assisting management with the development of maintenance programs for buildings; monitoring building operations, maintenance, repair and alterations, etc. to ensure compliance with agency requirements and industry standards; and conducting inspections of designated space or facilities. -OR-

Education: A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or have successfully completed 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D.. This education must be related to the position being filled. -OR-

A combination of progressively higher-level graduate education and appropriate experience that, when combined, fulfills the qualifications requirements for this position.

The GS-12 salary range starts at $74,872 per year, if you meet the following qualifications. You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

To qualify at the GS-12 level, you must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level or higher in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience managing large office buildings or large office complexes including improving customer and client agency satisfaction with building services; negotiating service contracts and lease provisions; preparing service contracts; developing maintenance programs; evaluating and monitoring building operations, maintenance, repair, custodial, recycling, environmental management and alterations, etc. to ensure compliance with agency requirements and industry standards; assisting with budget formulation and execution; and conducting inspections of designated space or facilities.

If selected, you must meet the following conditions:
Serve a one year probationary period (unless you have previously satisfied this requirement).

Be able to make a direct deposit of your salary check to a financial organization.

Males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service.

Complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment" (OF-306) to determine suitability for Federal employment.

If you are not a current GSA employee, you must complete the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 to determine identity and employment (work status) eligibility. GSA will verify the information through the DHS e-Verify automated system. Any identified discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.

Undergo a background investigation and receive favorable adjudication. This position has been designated as a Public Trust Position.

Be able to travel frequently (25%) on official business. Travel is local.

Have a current, valid State driver's license because this position requires that you operate a Government-owned or leased motor vehicle.

Must meet the minimum entry age requirements prescribed by OPM. See information at OPM's website: Qualifications Policy .

The work of this position is mostly sedentary and performed in an office setting; however, walking, climibing ladders, crawling under and over equipment, bending, stooping, and standing for long periods of time is required while inspecting buildings during field evaluations or while visiting construction in progress.

The Category Rating procedure is being used to rate candidates. If you are found qualified for the position, your responses to the self assessment vacancy questions will be used to place you in one of the following categories: Qualified, Well Qualified, Best Qualified. Your responses to the vacancy questions must be supported by your resume or the Human Resources Specialist may adjust your responses lower. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veterans' preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. Appropriate documentation must be received to adjudicate veterans' preference.

You will be evaluated on the vacancy related questions that were designed to assess your overall possession of the following competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Ability to communicate complex and/or sensitive information effectively with a wide range of contacts that include: elected officials, civic leaders and planners, government officials, and agency heads and staff.

Knowledge of qualitiative and quantitative methods and techniques necessary to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of a variety of building operations.

Knowledge of the manner in which environmental sustainability and energy conservation issues affect building management operations and facilities management efficiencies.

Skill in contract administration.

Skill in cost and price analysis necessary to forecast costs and evaluate prices in relation to contracted services.

A variety of assessments/assessment tools may be used to evaluate candidates for specific vacancies covered by this announcement. Candidates will be notified when further assessments are implemented and provided with instructions on how to access and complete the assessment(s). Be sure to APPLY EARLY as most assessments must be completed fully and submitted before the announcement closing.

If you are an Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan eligible or a GSA Career Transition Assistance eligible, you must be considered well qualified (minimum score or 85) to receive priority. ICTAP/CTAP

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GSA offers a comprehensive benefits package. To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, see Benefits .

Bargaining Unit status: This position is not included in a bargaining unit.

If you are selected for this position at a grade lower than the full performance level, you may be promoted up to that grade level without further competition in accordance with all applicable regulations. However, promotions are not guaranteed and are dependent on performance.

Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses are not authorized for this position. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the successful applicant.

GSA does not accept applications or application materials submitted with Government-paid postage.

Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed. This vacancy announcement does not preclude filling this position by other means. Management also has the right not to fill the position.

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