Asst Commissioner, Public Buildings Service

Washington, District Of Columbia
Jul 23, 2014
Aug 13, 2014
Executive, Other
Full Time




Assistant Commissioner for Facilities Management & Services Programs

Public Buildings Service, U.S. General Services Administration



About the Agency


Public Buildings Service The mission of PBS is to provide effective, mobile, sustainable workplace solutions for Federal agencies at the best value for the American taxpayer. PBS's national real estate portfolio is comprised of 376 million square feet of workspace for over one million Federal employees in 2,100 American communities; this includes over 9,000 leased and owned buildings, courthouses, land ports of entry and warehouses in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. As the real estate arm of the Federal Government, PBS is a major force for innovation in the design, construction and operation of owned and leased Federal buildings, facilities, and campuses.

The Opportunity


The Assistant Commissioner for Facilities Management and Services Programs, located in Washington, D.C., is a Senior Executive Service position within the Public Buildings Service of the U.S. General Services Administration. The Assistant Commissioner (AC) for Facilities Management & Services Programs (FMSP) oversees policies and programs that govern the operation and management of PBS’s entire national portfolio. The key responsibilities include building operations and building information technology; energy and environment; security; child care and concessions; and small construction and repair projects.


The AC oversees PBS’s highly regarded energy office, is a major proponent for sustainability initiatives across GSA, and is responsible for the implementation of GSALink, GSA’s innovative and award-winning smart building energy and performance monitoring program.  The AC promotes the health and wellness of the Federal workforce by developing and executing policies and programs for access that improve access to healthy foods, fitness facilities, and  wellness programs.

The Assistant Commissioner reports directly to the PBS Commissioner and works collaboratively with the Assistant Commissioners who oversee other PBS business lines, Regional Commissioners located in each of GSA's 11 regions, as well as the senior leadership of GSA.



  • Foster a culture of innovation within the Office of FMSP by providing appropriate professional development and training opportunities for the more than 3,000 PBS employees who participate in facilities management, maintenance or operations work throughout the U.S.
  •  Provide executive direction and oversight of the planning, execution and evaluation of the national FMSP program. Direct the development of policies, practices, guidelines, program goals, performance measures and standards to be implemented by regional FMSP program staff, and evaluates national program performance.
  • ·Ensure PBS is on the cutting edge of sustainable facilities management and green building technologies and practices by researching and investing in building information technology to monitor the energy and operational performance of PBS buildings.
  • ·Achieve cost savings and sustainability goals by overseeing PBS’s energy program, which carries out large-scale energy buys for most civilian Federal agencies.
  • ·Represent the PBS Commissioner, when required, before committees of Congress, the Office of Management and Budget, and officials of other departments of government, industry, and the general public, including media representatives.
  •  Leverage PBS’s broad national scope and budget to achieve the best value for taxpayers in PBS operations. Constantly looks for new and innovative ways to make PBS facilities management more efficient, cost effective and satisfactory to GSA customers.
  • Assist in developing the facilities management planning and capital investment budget, collaborating with PBS senior leadership to make informed decisions about capital investment and prioritization of project funding.




  • Demonstrated ability to provide direction to and oversight of the planning, execution and evaluation of the programs, functions, and activities of a large-scale, geographically dispersed facilities management organization within governmental agencies, non-government organizations (NGOs), not-for-profit entities, or the private sector. This includes the demonstrated ability to improve management practices and implement industry best practices, as well as experience directing the development and execution of policies, program goals, and performance measures and evaluations.
  • Experience evaluating, investing in and utilizing innovative solutions, such as building information technology and smart metering, to improve program outcomes, save money, and improve energy use.
  • Ability to build positive relationships with and effectively present, defend, or negotiate major real property plans, strategies, and decisions with a broad range of executive level decision-makers, stakeholders and customers.
  • Prior experience developing and executing customer service level agreements, and achieving high levels of customer satisfaction.




  • Demonstrated knowledge of sustainability programs, energy reduction initiatives, environmental regulations and laws, and green building and facilities operations best practices.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in project management including planning, oversight, evaluation, and budget prioritization of real estate projects and/or programs related to energy, repair, tenant occupancy, design, construction, or maintenance. This includes a history of managing projects and programs within schedule and on budget, with a record of achieving best value for money spent and high levels of customer satisfaction.


How to Apply:


For the full job description and more information about the application process, please visit the USA Jobs website for announcement # 14110151. Only applications received through the USA Jobs link ( will be considered for this position and must be received by Tuesday, August 12, 2014.