Building Manager
General Services Administration - San Juan, PR

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You may have heard GSA called 'the government's landlord', but GSA is about more than just buildings...We're a vehicle management and acquisition service...a real estate IT solutions provider...a global supply chain manager...and more! GSA provides innovative solutions for Federal agencies that include products, services, workspace, and expertise to build a more high-performing, efficient, sustainable, and transparent government for the American people. And, since our jobs are as diverse as the services we provide, GSA is a great place to start, build, and expand your career.

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

As a GSA Building Manager, you will be responsible for directing and supervising all Property Management activities, and coordinating all of the Public Buildings Service (PBS) activities within the Caribbean Service Center.

This position is located in the Public Buildings Service, Caribbean Service Center, San Juan, PR. This office is responsible for overseeing regional programs related to the management and operation of space under the jurisdiction, custody, or control of PBS, both federally owned and leased.

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 Ann Number 1302004ABMP 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.


U.S. Citizenship or National

Apply online (See How to Apply section.)

The incumbent will assist in directing the following programs:

Operations & Maintenance

Repairs and Improvements

Tenant Alterations

Safety & Environmental Management

Lease Administration

Concessions/Special Programs

Tenant Relations


Financial Management


Personnel Administration


Asset Management

You will also be responsible for all personnel management programs and issues concerning subordinate staff, including labor and union relations, training, hiring and merit promotion, disciplinary actions, appraisal, incentive awards, and other personnel actions.

The GS-13 salary range starts at $81,823.00 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, you must demonstrate at one year of specialized experience at the GS-12 level or equivalent.

Examples of such experience are: managing large office buildings or large office complexes including assigning tasks to staff; 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; performing budget formulation and execution; and conducting inspections of designated space or facilities.

Education cannot be substituted.

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.

Undergo a background security investigation and receive a favorable adjudication.

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.

Complete an OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, and obtain approval that no conflict or an appearance of conflict exists between your financial interest and this position.

Complete a one year supervisory or managerial probationary period, unless this has been previously fulfilled.

Be able to travel on official business.

Periods of sitting, standing, walking, climbing ladders and stairs, and traversing through tight spaces in mechanical equipment rooms.

Vision abilities for close reading of written materials, equipment dials and gauges, and ADP equipment, and distance reading for inspecting building facades, equipment, roofs, and architectural features, etc.

Possession of a valid driver’s license and driving motor vehicles for long distances to visit buildings throughout the geographic area of the Service Center.

Occasional exposure to uncomfortable working conditions such as extreme heat, cold, or floods during response to emergencies, and extended overtime during such emergencies.

Fully bilingual on a native level in written and oral English and Spanish. The incumbent must be capable of translating English text into standard business Spanish and vice-versa.

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:

Knowledge of building management principles, procedures, and practices including, but not limited to, Operations & Maintenance; Repairs and Improvements, Energy-Recycling Conservation; Custodial; Financial and Budget Administration; Concessions/Special Programs; Delegations; and Customer/Tenant Relations.

Advanced skill in interpersonal relations and in written and oral communications required to explain, evaluate and negotiate client and technical operating requirements.

General knowledge of contracts, procurement regulations and procedures.

Ability to supervise and organize the work of an organization unit.

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 of 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: None

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. 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.

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