Building Management Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Baltimore, Maryland
Posted
Oct 18, 2019
Closes
Oct 26, 2019
Function
Management
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

As a Building Management Specialist, you will assist the Building Manager in providing occupants of both Federal Government buildings and privately leased space with safe, secure, clean, and sustainable facilities in which to conduct agency business.

Location of position: Public Buildings Service, Property Management Division, Multiple locations as listed above.

At this time we are filling one or more vacancies in the locations listed in this announcement.

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Responsibilities

As a Building Management Specialist, you will assist the Building Manager who provides occupants of both Federal Government buildings and privately leased space with safe, secure, clean, and sustainable facilities in which to conduct agency business. Responsibilities include:
  • Works closely with other GSA personnel, customer agency personnel and contractors in the planning, design, renovation, construction, alteration, operation, maintenance and repair of assigned buildings.
  • Evaluates any proposed contract changes and makes recommendations to the Contracting Officer regarding changes in scope of performance standards to improve service delivery and meet customers' needs, or changes in the site conditions; performs final inspection of completed work against contract requirements and approves or rejects the final product in whole or in part.
  • Performs pre-occupancy and transition tasks including reviewing space requests; participating in market surveys and design kickoff/acceptance meetings; preparing lessor transition and customer welcome packages; providing past performance information to the LCO for succeeding leases; and perform space condition inspections, key collection for vacated space, and coordinate overtime utility services and payments.
  • Manages grounds and exteriors including parking structures and lots, site utilities, landscaping and grounds, snow removal, and exterior building maintenance; assesses the effect of climate and extreme environmental conditions and evaluates the performance of grounds and exterior elements; assesses the need for alterations in grounds and exterior elements; and manage the maintenance and custodial needs of grounds and exterior elements.
  • Uses Life Cycle Cost Analysis and Total Cost of Ownership concepts and is fully engaged in development of budgets for building services, repair and alteration, and capital design and construction.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Local travel will be frequent, occasional overnight travel is also required.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12

Requirements

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 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.
  • The employee must travel to customer offices and GSA sites and have a current, valid State driver's license because this position requires that you operate a Government-owned or leased motor vehicle.
  • This work is mostly sedentary; however, walking, climbing ladders, crawling under and over equipment, bending, stooping and standing for long periods of time is required while inspecting buildings during field evaluations. Work is normally performed in an office setting, however, incumbent is routinely required to travel and may be exposed to slippery or uneven ground, falling objects, constructions and site conditions, noise, dust and environment or other discomforts and hazards.
  • If you apply for the Baltimore, MD location, the initial duty station for this position will be the Mid-Atlantic Region, Public Buildings Service, Baltimore Field Office, 101 W Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD. However, the incumbent may later be reassigned to one of the following field office locations: Woodlawn, MD; Greenbelt, MD. As such, the selected candidate will be required to sign a mobility agreement prior to appointment.
  • If you apply for the Woodlawn, MD location, the initial duty station for this position will be the Mid-Atlantic Region, Public Buildings Service, Woodlawn Field Office, 7500 Security Boulevard, Woodlawn, MD. However, the incumbent may later be reassigned to one of the following field office locations: Baltimore, MD; Greenbelt, MD. As such, the selected candidate will be required to sign a mobility agreement prior to appointment.


Qualifications

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-11 salary range starts at $69,581 per year.

The GS-12 salary range starts at $83,398 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 for the GS-11, you must demonstrate one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 in Federal service. Specialized experience is experience assisting in the management of a multi-level commercial office building (or equivalent non-housing high rise building) consisting of building mechanical system (i.e., HVAC, alarm systems, elevators, etc.). This experience typically includes:
  • monitoring occupant space utilization, energy and water conservation, sustainability and environmental hazards programs;
  • coordinating alteration and renovation projects;
  • gathering information to assess the level of customer satisfaction, i.e., surveys, interviews with tenant contacts, focus groups;
  • monitoring real property budgetary and financial data; and,
  • administration of repair and/or operation and maintenance contracts.

-OR- Possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or have successfully completed 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related. -OR- possess a combination of graduate level education and appropriate experience that together meet the qualification requirements of this position.

To qualify for the GS-12, you must demonstrate one year of experience equivalent to the GS-11 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience assisting in the management of a multi-level commercial office building (or equivalent non-housing high rise building) consisting of complex building mechanical system (i.e., building automated systems, centralized HVAC, alarm systems, elevators, etc.). This experience typically includes:
  • monitoring occupant space utilization, energy and water conservation, sustainability and environmental hazards programs
  • directing and coordinating minor alteration and renovation projects
  • maintaining customer satisfaction programs including feedback mechanisms used to evaluate the effectiveness of services provided; managing or monitoring real property budgetary and financial data
  • contract administration and oversight (i.e., janitorial, mechanical, elevator contracts)

If you apply for the Baltimore, MD location, the initial duty station for this position will be the Mid-Atlantic Region, Public Buildings Service, Baltimore Field Office, 101 W Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD. However, the incumbent may later be reassigned to one of the following field office locations: Woodlawn, MD; Greenbelt, MD. As such, the selected candidate will be required to sign a mobility agreement prior to appointment.

If you apply for the Woodlawn, MD location, the initial duty station for this position will be the Mid-Atlantic Region, Public Buildings Service, Woodlawn Field Office, 7500 Security Boulevard, Woodlawn, MD. However, the incumbent may later be reassigned to one of the following field office locations: Baltimore, MD; Greenbelt, MD. As such, the selected candidate will be required to sign a mobility agreement prior to appointment.

Education

See qualifications section.

Additional information

Bargaining Unit status: Eligible but not included.

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

Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed; through other means; or not at all.

If you are selected at a grade lower than the full performance level, you may be promoted up to that grade level without having to re-apply or compete against other applicants.

We are also accepting applications from all U.S. Citizens and Nationals under Vacancy Announcement #2003008EDDE. 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 overall 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 qualitative and quantitative techniques and statistical interpretation required to perform extensive coordination and fact-finding in order to identify client agency and building tenants' facility needs in relation to customer satisfaction
  • Skill in interpersonal relations and in written and oral communications required to explain, evaluate and negotiate client and technical operating requirements; coordinate work efforts and negotiate resolutions to problems; present information and conduct town hall meetings, tenant interviews and discussions.
  • Knowledge of building operations and maintenance, including Federal and industry operations and maintenance best practices; major systems and equipment such as HVAC, controls, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, roofing, structural, elevators, and renewable energy systems and how they contribute to whole building energy and water use; programs such as commissioning, building retuning and continuous commissioning, energy and water efficiency, sustainability, zero environmental footprint and related energy goals, custodial, waste management and recycling; art and historic preservation; space alterations; safety, emergency management, environmental management and concessions.
  • Ability to integrate knowledge of legal, engineering, architecture, fire and life safety, physical security, food service, finance, asset preservation, HVAC, environment, cost estimation, contracting, lease management.
  • Ability to plan, schedule, and balance all technical aspects of multiple tenant requirements, such as complex alterations, and to independently determine and execute the appropriate sequencing of work required to fulfill client agency needs and to inform them regarding the status of projects;
  • Knowledge of building operational requirements necessary to assess the feasibility and impact of space moves and alterations on tenant agency operations, in order to minimize adverse impacts.

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
Not Required

Drug test required
No

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:

(a) 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.

(b) 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:

    (a) 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.

    (b) 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.

    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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