Project Manager (1101)

Washington, D.C
Aug 13, 2019
Aug 20, 2019
Full Time


As a Senior Project Manager, you will be responsible for the overall project management of the most major, politically sensitive and complex Prospectus level projects.

Location of Position: General Services Administration, National Capital Region, Public Buildings Service, Office of Design and Construction, Washington, D.C.

We are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement in this or other GSA organizations within the same commuting area.

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Oversees the business management of the most complex building and/or leasing projects from project identification, through initiation, planning, execution, and closeout stages Assignments encompass broad managerial responsibilities, such as cost management, planning, organizing, controlling, coordinating, reviewing, and approving design, construction, and related work performed by other GSA organizations. Oversees and/or reviews project designs and coordinates development of design and specification packages for purposes of bid and determines construction completion times and reviews overall cost estimates. Manages all aspects of the project's finances with the client including preparation, negotiation, presentation, approval, and communication of pricing, occupancy agreements, reimbursable work authorizations, and project budget. Directs and performs budget planning and execution to support each step in development Determines project risk and assesses project activities and resources to mitigate risk on behalf of the government. Determines project documents and cost estimates to achieve the goals of the master plan. Identifies, manages, integrates and/or adapts resources to achieve project goals while effectively managing scope schedule and budget for assigned projects. Ensures that projects delivered meet customer requirements. Directs and leads development of comprehensive and detailed project plans including methodology, resource requirements, timelines, priorities and budget impact. Provides leadership and direction to a wide range of representatives from within and outside the Federal sector during the development and management of projects which typically involve a span of five or more years to complete. Oversees project reviews, readjustments in funding and timelines. Resolves problems or conflicts impeding progress, ensuring that contractor and agency staffs work effectively as a team to complete the project in accordance with the timeline. Leads the analysis to determine client facility needs, and identifies key technical and resource personnel to work on various aspects of projects.. Implements quality assurance processes to ensure all aspects of the project are handled in a professional manner. Identifies, manages, integrates and/or adapts resources to achieve project goals while effectively managing scope schedule and budget for assigned projects. Responsible for client communication and client satisfaction. Works with stakeholders and key leadership in various Federal agencies, State and local governments, non-profits, community organizations, special interest groups, and environmentalists. Maintains continuous contact with Federal, State and local officials, Congresspersons and the media in regard to project issues and status.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required for training

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • 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

If selected, you must meet the following conditions:
  • Serve a one year probationary period, if required.
  • Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 4 investigation level).
  • Complete a financial disclosure report to verify that no conflict, or an appearance of conflict, exists between your financial interest and this position
  • 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.


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.

For a brief video on creating a Federal resume, click here .

The GS-14 salary range starts at $ 117,191.00 per year.

If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you are selected.

To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level or higher in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience assisting in the administration, direction and management of property management functions. Such experience must have prepared the applicant to lead a business line function and supervise associates in implementing the vision, mission and goals of an organization. Experience should include: assisting in the establishment of organizational structure and allocating workforce and financial allocations; formulating and executing property management business strategies; and evaluating property management programs in terms of operational procedures, work flow and overall effectiveness.


Additional information

Bargaining Unit status: NFFE

Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility.

Travel expenses associated with interviews will be your responsibility.

We are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement in this or other GSA organizations within the same commuting area.

Selected applicants may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual based on prior non-Federal work experience or uniformed service experience.

We are also accepting applications from all U.S. Citizens and Nationals under Vacancy Announcement #1911241KTDE. You must apply separately to each announcement to be considered for both.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

You will be evaluated on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your possession of the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities. Your responses to these questions must be supported by your resume or your score may be lowered.
  • Knowledge of building design, lease and construction processes and programs to include site acquisition, real estate markets, and planning.
  • Ability to effectively manage project financial planning and schedule analysis. Use of financial management knowledge, techniques, and innovation to achieve project results with on-budget, fiscal integrity.
  • Ability to manage projects impacted by multiple competing priorities and requirements.
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing. Excellent communication skills to interpret and explain highly complex and technical information to a wide range of stakeholders.

  • Additional assessments may be used, and, if so, you will be provided with further instructions.

    If you are eligible under Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan or GSA's Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP/CTAP) , you must receive a score of 85 or higher to receive priority.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Drug test required

    Required Documents

    ALL required documents must be submitted before the closing date. Review the following list to determine what you need to submit.

    Note: If required to submit an SF-50 (Notice of Personnel Action), an equivalent agency Notice of Personnel Action form is acceptable. Such document(s) must show all of the following: effective date, position, title, series, grade, and rate of basic pay, tenure group 1 (career) or 2 (career-conditional), position occupied group, and name of agency. If you are a GSA employee (except in the OIG), you are not required to submit an SF-50.

    • If you are a 30% or more disabled veteran, VEOA or VRA applicant or qualified spouse, widow/widower, or parent:

    • Copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 that shows the dates of your active duty service. If selected, a DD-214 showing your type of discharge (member 4 copy) will be required prior to appointment.
    • If you are a disabled veteran, or are applying under VRA or VEOA as a spouse, widow/widower, or parent of a veteran, submit both of the following in addition to the DD-214:
    • completed SF-15 form; and
    • proof of your entitlement (refer to SF-15 for complete list).

    • If you are active duty military- Certification on a letterhead from your military branch that includes your rank, character of service (must be under honorable conditions) & military service dates including discharge/release date (must be no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted).

    • If you are a current Federal employee or Reinstatement Eligible: Submit your latest SF-50.

    • If you are eligible under an Interchange Agreement: Submit your latest SF-50.

    • If you are a former Peace Corp or VISTA volunteer: Submit your Description of Service.

    • If you are a current or former Land Management Agency Employee - Submit a and b:
    • one or more SF-50s, including your most recent one that shows you were on a competitive time-limited appointment(s) with a Land Management Agency and served on the appointment for a period(s) totaling more than 24 months without a break of 2 or more years.
    • Copy of your agency's annual performance appraisal(s) or written reference(s) from a supervisor at the agency verifying satisfactory performance during your appointment(s).

    • If you have a disability: Submit proof of eligibility. For information on eligibility and required documentation, refer to USAJOBS's People With Disabilities page.

    • If you are applying under another special appointment authority: Submit proof of your eligibility under the appropriate appointment authority. See USAJOBS's Resource Center for more information.

    • If you are ICTAP / CTAP eligible - submit a, b, and c: (a) proof of eligibility including agency notice; (b) SF-50, and (c) most recent performance appraisal.

    • Current or Former Political Appointees: Submit SF-50.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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