Business Operations Specialist

Gaithersburg, Maryland
Feb 02, 2023
Feb 04, 2023
Full Time

- Responsible for NIST records management and controls as relates to facilities documents - construction contract drawings, as built drawings, specifications, submittals, O&M manuals, warranties.
- Develops and institutionalizes process for facilities documents' cataloging, maintaining, updating, storage, archive, and retrieval.
- Develops, updates, maintains a NIST Facilities construction contract drawings and as-built drawings electronic library.
- Functions as AutoCAD subject matter expert.
- Administers and oversees CAD operations OFPM wide.
- Maintains and updates existing campus building plans and site underground utility location drawings.
- Serves as COR on facilities drawings' archiving contract, on construction drawings' scanning contract, etc.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. citizenship
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Suitable for Federal employment
  • Merit applicants must meet time-in-grade/band requirements, as applicable
  • Satisfactory completion of a pre-employment medical examination
  • Completion of Confidential Financial Disclosure, Form OGE-450
  • Bargaining Unit Position: No


To qualify, applicants must have one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 (ZA-II for NIST). Specialized experience is defined as experience as a draftsman (using AutoCAD); reading and reviewing engineering plans for at least three of these four engineering disciplines - architecture, civil, electrical, mechanical); good working knowledge of AutoCAD.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done. We will credit all qualifying volunteer experience in your application.

The qualification requirements in this vacancy announcement are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook .

Applicant Reconsideration

Additional information

This position is covered under NIST's Alternative Personnel Management System (APMS). The APMS is a pay-for-performance system with excellent HR flexibilities to help NIST recruit and retain top talent. Find out more about the APMS here !

A probationary period may be required.

This position has physical requirements which include but may not be limited to:
Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds
Moderate carrying, 15-44 pounds
Walking (___1___ hours)
Standing (___1___ hours)
Climbing, use of both legs
Depth perception
Ability to distinguish basic colors
Ability to distinguish shades of colors

This position has environmental factors which include, but may not be limited to:
Outside and inside
Slippery or uneven walking surfaces
Working around machinery with moving parts
Working around moving objects or vehicles
Working closely with others
Working alone

This position requires the filing of an OGE-450 Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of onboarding and annually thereafter.

We may share your application package with other selecting officials at NIST with opportunities like this one. Additional selections may be made through this vacancy.

NIST strives to build a flexible and encouraging work environment to bring out the best in our employees. To help our employees balance responsibilities at home and at work, NIST offers a variety of work-life flexibilities such as:
  • Telework
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid vacation
  • Sick leave
  • Family-friendly leave
  • Child and elder-care resources
  • On-site childcare center
  • Lactation spaces
  • Wellness programs
  • Fitness center
  • Employee assistance programs