Project Manager (1101)

Washington, D.C
Nov 05, 2019
Nov 12, 2019
Full Time


As a Project Manager, you will be responsible for the overall project management of projects which comprise the most major, politically sensitive and complex initiatives.

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

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Serves as an senior project manager with responsibility for overall project management of prospectus level or equally or precedent setting projects. Leads the development of the most major, politically sensitive and complex project plans including methodology, resource requirements, timelines, priorities and budget impact, and project closeout. Oversees the project management of the most complex building and/or leasing projects from the preliminary planning stage through the design, construction, equipment installation, and check-out stage. Assignments encompass broad managerial responsibilities, such as cost management, planning, organizing, controlling, coordinating, reviewing, and approving design, construction, and related work performed by other internal agencies.Leads development of comprehensive and detailed project plans including methodology, resource requirements, timelines, priorities and budget impact. Acquires and manages fiscal resources for each major development initiative.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. Exercises full responsibility for the administration and management of the entire project including the direction and control of project planning programming budgeting site selection and acquisition appraisal design and construction contract evaluation technical contract administration etc. Identifies, manages, integrates and/or adapts resources to achieve project goals while effectively managing scope, schedule and budget for assigned projects. Establishes evaluation criteria, and measurements to assess projects on an ongoing basis. Determines project risk and assesses project activities and resources to mitigate risk on behalf of the government. Ensures that projects delivered meets agreed to customer requirements. Determines architectural and support cost estimates to achieve the goals of the master plan. Prepares timelines for project completion, implementing a system for review, control, and reporting on project status. Determines which phases of the project will be performed in-house or by contract. 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. Leads the analysis to determine client facility needs, and identifies key technical and resource personnel to work on various aspects of projects. 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. Briefs key leadership on costs, impact, feasibility, alternatives, issues, recommendations and status of project development and implementation.

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
  • Valid drivers license is required

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).
  • Have a valid driver's license.
  • 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.


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 $99,172 per year.

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).


To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience utilizing project management practices and tools to simultaneously manage multiple complex and high risk construction and/or repair and alteration projects in a real estate environment. This experience must include: Managing complex projects (balancing scope/quality, schedule, budget and risk) requiring the services of multiple disciplines (i.e., construction, design, IT, telecommunications, interior furnishings, etc.) from project initiation phase through financial closeout; Interpreting multi-level customer needs and developing them into actionable requirements; Developing, managing, and balancing project plans, budgets, and schedules, including assessing risk and developing appropriate mitigation strategies; Managing multiple stakeholders by developing relationship strategies; Applying procurement knowledge and experience to manage contracts supporting assigned projects; and negotiating sound real estate business transactions.


Additional information

Bargaining Unit status: NFFE

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

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

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

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

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. Your responses to these questions must be supported by your resume or your score may be lowered.
  • Knowledge of the business elements of projects and in effectively achieving agency's mission and goals, using industry methodologies and best professional practices in budgeting and financial processes, while conforming in the laws, regulations and procedures relating to Federal project.
  • Ability to direct complex projects requiring application of advanced analytical, statistical, and project management methods and techniques. .
  • Ability to effectively manage project financial planning and analysis. Use of financial management knowledge, techniques, and innovation to achieve project results on-budget with fiscal integrity.
  • Skill in assessment and evaluation techniques, cost/benefit analysis, acquisition planning, risk management, knowledge management, and forecasting.
  • 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 GSA's Career Transition Assistance Plan (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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