Supervisory Workplace Specialist

Washington D.C.
Aug 17, 2017
Aug 31, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

As a Supervisory Workplace Services Specialist, you will serve as a supervisor and will carry out the organizational mission of ensuring that customers have an efficiently-managed and secure workplace that enhances collaboration and productivity.

This position is located in the Office of Administrative Services (OAS), Workplace Management Division, in Washington, D.C. The mission of OAS is to deliver innovative, responsive, and timely policies and solutions for GSA’s administrative, workplace, and information needs in ways that promote integrity, the efficient use of government resources and effective risk management.

GSA has been repeatedly named as one of the 'Best Places to Work' in the Federal Government'. LEARN MORE about why you should choose GSA.

You will have access to many benefits including:

  • Health insurance (choose from a wide range of plans)
  • Life insurance coverage with several options
  • Sick leave and vacation time, including 10 paid holidays per year
  • Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401(k) plan)
  • Flexible work schedules and telework
  • Transit and child care subsidies
  • Training and development
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Long-term care insurance
  • Training and development
We are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled as needed.

Unless you are a GSA or Land Management employee as described in the Who May Apply section, your application will not be considered!

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required.

  • No

  • US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
  • Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date
  • Meet time-in-grade within 30 days of the closing date, if applicable
  • Register with the Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/1959
  • For each job on your resume, provide:

    • the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year)
    • number of hours per week you worked (if part time).
    If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.

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    The GS-13 salary range starts at $94,796 per year.

    To qualify, you must you must demonstrate one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level or equivalent (GS-12). Specialized experience is reviewing and monitoring administrative programs that include space management, personal property, supplies and equipment, fleet, records management, and/or administrative support. This experience must include providing recommendations, options and solutions for effective use of such programs; implementing policies and procedures; coordinating activities and processes to ensure successful delivery of programs; and managing customer interactions and data to resolve work space issues and concerns.

    If selected, you must meet the following conditions:

    • Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a Schedule A, Schedule C, or non-career SES political appointee
    • Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 2 investigation level)
    • Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee. We will use the Department of Homeland Security’s e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.
    • Complete a financial disclosure report to verify that no conflict, or an appearance of conflict, exists between your financial interest and this position.
    • Serve a one year supervisory or managerial probationary period, if required.

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    As Supervisory Workplace Specialist:

    • Sets objectives for the subordinate employees. Determines workload, establishes priorities, and provides direction to subordinates on goal attainment and methodology.
    • Analyzes the functions and tasks assigned and determines how best to use employees' skills to accomplish work assignments.
    • Assigns tasks and adjusts workload to meet program needs. Develops materials to justify staffing and budget requests and takes positive action to meet changing priorities.  
    • Develops and implements building policies, regulations and procedures governing workplace management programs requiring decision making in coordination with top level executives.
    • Represents the agency to provide authoritative expertise on policies, devising new developments to resolve complex problems, and on decisions that significantly affect all employees. Manages and directs physical condition assessments to provide oversight and management of valued assets and investments; compliance with applicable Federal laws and regulations to provide safe and healthful environments for Federal employees, contractors and the general public.
    • Analyzes and evaluates workspace alternatives and develop recommendations to accommodate workspace and equipment needs.
    • Oversees all contract activities related to workplace management programs to include workplace plans, operations and maintenance, efficiency enhancements and improvements, administrative programs, and special programs.     

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