Building Management Specialist

Washington, D.C
Sep 11, 2019
Sep 18, 2019
Full Time


As a Building Management Specialist, you'll serveas a technical authority in the development, application & interpretation of facility, system & equipment inspection & program evaluations, including metering systems & metered billing data evaluations, specializing in the fields of facility management, metering/billing data acquisition/management, & maintenance management.

Location of position: Public Buildings Service, Facilities Mgmt Services & Program Support Division, Washington, DC.

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  • Evaluates nationwide policies, programs, and directions for application throughout the Region. Develops and performs assigned projects to improve and validate existing programs, metering/billing data acquisition/management, safety procedures, work methods, policies and procedures for the proper management, operation, maintenance, and repair of systems and equipment within Regional Federal facilities and leased-government space.
  • Serves as a Regional technical advisor for policy, procedural, procedural direction, proper operation and servicing of building systems and equipment including metering/data acquisition/management in GSA-owned buildings.
  • Develops short term and long range plans for the accomplishment of program goals and objectives involving constantly changing policies/procedures and limited resources.
  • Prepares contract specifications for operation and maintenance, full maintenance, or commercial facility management type contracts necessary for field office operations in all government-owned buildings.
  • Analyzes building structural conditions and equipment operating plans and procedures, and applies energy efficient standards by studying the operating characteristics of the building energy consuming systems and associated equipment.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel for training.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizens and National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
  • Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date
  • Register with Selective Service, if you are a male born after 12/31/1959

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 political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch.
  • Serve a one year probationary period, if required.
  • 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.


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-13 salary range starts at $99,172 per year.

Specialized experience is one year of experience equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience in researching and preparing policy, procedures, and standards that provide governance for the operation and maintenance of large office buildings including buildings and space delegated to other entities. Such experience must reflect responsibility for coordinating tasks and assignments; improving customer and client satisfaction; preparing service contracts, and/or the development of maintenance programs for buildings; evaluating and monitoring building management operations including energy and environmental management, and mechanical maintenance programs; utilizing quantitative and qualitative techniques to gather, analyze and report data to measure programs relating to facility operations.


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.

On a case-by-case basis, the following incentives may be approved:

· Recruitment incentive if you are new to the federal government

· Relocation incentive if you are a current federal employee

· Credit toward vacation leave if you are new to the federal government

If you are eligible under Merit Promotion, you may also apply under Vacancy Announcement #1911256MBMP. You must apply separately to each announcement to be considered for both.

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

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

We will use a method called Category Rating to assess your application. Here's how it will work:
  • You will be scored on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your possession of the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • Knowledge in building management programs to analyze and evaluate procedures, practices, and policy for effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Knowledge of regulations, directives, orders, handbooks, desk guides, to manage metering/billing data acquisition and related accounts management, evaluate field office conformance and to prepare workload documents and contract specifications.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated expertise in working with building automation systems and software - includes HVAC controls and systems design experience.
  • Ability to read and interpret metering/billing data, related data acquisition/management, accounts management protocols and accounts data, blueprints, work orders, change orders and operating manual.
  • Ability to survey metering/billing data, related data acquisition/management systems/protocols, building and building envelope systems/equipment and their usage and prepare evaluative reports and recommendations on maintenance functions, operations, techniques, and procedures.
    • Your answers to the questions will be used to place you in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified.
    • We will verify your answers to the questions in your resume. If your resume doesn't support your answers, we may lower your score, which could place you in a lower category.
    • Within each category, veterans will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

    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.

    To preview questions please click here .

    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.

    If you are claiming veterans' preference:
  • 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 claiming 10-point preference or derived preference (a spouse, widow or widower, or parent of a deceased or disabled veteran), submit both of the following in addition to the DD-214: (a) completed SF-15 form; and (b) 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 ICTAP / CTAP eligible - submit a, b, and c: (a) proof of eligibility including agency notice; (b) SF-50, and (c) most recent performance appraisal.

    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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