Supervisory Facility Operations Specialist

Washington, D.C
Mar 29, 2023
Mar 30, 2023
Full Time

Supervises employees performing work up to the GS-12. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing a variety of work requirements. In conjunction with the Chief of Facility Services, acts as the liaison between the Library of Congress building occupants and AOC for the purposes of employee environmental health, safety and comfort, and preventative maintenance.

Plans work to be accomplished by the Library workforce as well as additional temporary and seasonal employees. Sets priorities and prepares schedules for completion of work assignments. Assigns work to be accomplished by subordinate supervisor(s). Plans most efficient use of equipment, materials and employees in terms of workload and target completion dates. Makes decisions on work issues in conjunction with subordinate supervisors.

Coordinates the work of contractors on construction and renovation projects. Assigns work orders to contract personnel, establishes work priorities, and coordinates work in the interest of overall objectives. Reviews the quality and quantity of work performed by contractors through reports or periodic spot checks of work, and takes necessary corrective action. Follows up to confirm the completion of project timelines.

Assesses contractor performance in meeting operational and contractual requirements, as well as core processes. Performs or directs surveys and investigations to establish baseline data necessary to initiate requirements review. Aids in the evaluation of contractor studies and provides technical assistance for the design, development, integration, and evaluation of various systems for an assigned project.

Collaborates with the Facility Services Chief and AOC staff in the initial planning and development stages of renovating or modernizing buildings and/or equipment. Provides recommendations to management, when necessary, on operating procedures or techniques increase program effectiveness within the division. Formulates plans, schedules, and changes day-to-day work requests, change orders, new construction and renovation projects. Manages new projects and initiates actions to ensure consistency within management guidelines. Collaborates with government and contractor architects and engineers to develop strategic plans and specifications for projects that may involve structural/architectural and/or mechanical alteration, repairs, and improvements. Reviews and evaluates progress of plans and spot checks to determine whether overall objectives are being met. Inspects work in progress and upon completion ensures that projects meet necessary design criteria and specification, and that defective work is corrected at its source.


Conditions of Employment

The Supervisor leads his/her staff toward meeting the Library's vision, mission, and goals by acting decisively, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, demonstrating flexibility and resilience, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, and fostering integrity and honesty. To view the Library's Supervisory Core Competencies click the following link:

Library of Congress employees are prohibited from using illegal drugs, including marijuana. The Library is part of the Federal Government and abides by federal law, so regardless of individual state or District of Columbia laws, marijuana use is illegal, considered criminal activity, and can affect your employment at the Library. In addition, past or current drug use and activities (e.g., selling or distributing) may deem you ineligible for employment.


Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Ability to plan and manage projects.**

Knowledge of Facility Services.**

Ability to supervise, plan and execute work through others.**

Knowledge of the federal procurement process.

Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships in overall facilities management.

Ability to use innovative thinking and analytical methods to evaluate facility requirements.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.


Basic Requirement:


Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- engineering, industrial arts, property management, or business administration.



General Experience (for GS-5 positions): Experience that provided a knowledge of the practices and procedures related to property management, maintenance, materials requirements, and building operation and repair. This experience may have been gained in work such as budget or report preparation, maintenance of property and financial records, or trades or crafts work requiring technical knowledge or judgment.

Specialized Experience (for positions above GS-5): Examples of qualifying specialized experience include:
  • Managing a maintenance program for office or apartment building complexes, hospitals, recreation facilities, military, or other special-purpose installations, including planning maintenance activities, and developing preventive maintenance programs.
  • Conducting surveillance activities over construction and maintenance operations performed by a variety of private contractors, including reviewing project plans and specifications for workability, informing contractors of construction and reporting requirements, and supervising operations for conformance with project plans.
  • Performing maintenance or construction work, including estimating material and labor costs for a variety of construction or maintenance projects (such as construction or maintenance of brick, frame, structural steel, reinforced concrete, and other type structures ranging from one- or two-story buildings to larger structures), directing actual work operations, and maintaining appropriate contacts with the organization funding the project.

You MUST submit a legible copy of your college/university transcripts to your online application. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application. Official transcripts will be required if selected. Failure to submit the required legible documentation at the time of application will result in disqualification of your application.

Foreign Education - Education completed outside the U.S. must be deemed equivalent to conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment. If your college/university is outside the U.S., your transcripts must be accompanied by a report from a credential evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE) . Failure to submit a foreign education evaluation report will result in disqualification of your application.

Additional information

Although it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous Federal service will generally be paid at step one of the grade.

The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. All who meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please email The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The proof or disability/certification may be issued by the State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and must be dated within three years of the date of the application. Certification from health care providers are not accepted. For more information contact the Library's Office of EEO/Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service.

Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation. For more information, please see:

The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.

Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period. In addition, per Library of Congress Regulation 2010-12, an appointee or internal selectee is subject to a one-year supervisory probationary period, if this is his/her first supervisory/managerial position at the Library.

The Library of Congress may offer repayment for all or part of federally insured student loans. However, not all service units within the Library of Congress participates in the repayment of federally insured student loans. Therefore, determination to repay a federally insured student loan is subject to approval by the appropriate service unit.

The selected applicant may be required to file a financial disclosure statement with the House of Representatives, U.S. Congress, in accordance with the provisions of Public Law 95-521, Ethics in Government Act of 1978.