Washington, D.C
Sep 30, 2020
Oct 08, 2020
Full Time


This position is in the Office of the Chief Administrative Services Officer (OCASO), Space and Facilities Management Branch (SFM), where the incumbent serves as the Building Manager for the FTC Headquarters building. The incumbent works under the general supervision of the SFM Director with responsibility for overseeing and coordinating building facilities functions for OCASO. The incumbent is responsible for directing contractors in the areas of buildings facilities and custodial management.
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If you are selected for this position, you will perform the following duties:
  • Plans, directs, coordinates, oversees and administers all building operations, utility operations, repairs and improvements, HVAC, and preventative maintenance programs, along with overseeing all support documentation and reports related to these functions.
  • Prepares contract specifications and estimates of costs for materials and man-hours required by trade, consistent with accepted trade practices for the procurement of goods and services needed to operate, maintain, alter, repair, improve, protect and clean government operated buildings.
  • Plans and assigns work orders in the most efficient job sequence to the various service contractors, the Assistant Building Manager, and other trades involved, ensuring all preventative maintenance is performed effectively and on schedule. Inspects work performed along with maintenance logs, and supply and parts orders.
  • Analyzes facility and equipment requirements, e.g., utility usage patterns, and inspects for compliance with energy conservation guidelines. Provides annual written equipment status reports in regard to building equipment status and recommendations for equipment upgrades or replacement.
  • Develops reports related to building support required by the GSA/DOE and inclusive costs. Establishes procedures for gathering the information required for these reports.
  • Formulates and submits to the Director of SFM annual cost projections for all expenses related to building support and related matters. Monitors fiscal management projects and monthly/quarterly expenditures.
  • Prepares and monitors Blanket Purchase Agreements for building services in the areas of electrical, plumbing, painting, and HVAC.
  • Assists in the development of project plans for agency-wide facilities programs and major building renovations by providing expert advice related to structural and mechanical systems or building functions.
  • Effectively uses contract or in-house staff to meet changes in work load. Ensures safe working conditions in accordance with applicable guidelines and regulations.
  • Translates accepted agency work authorizations into statements of work, detailed contract specifications, or purchase order nomenclature, as appropriate.
  • Inspects, enforces, administers, and manages contracts in assigned areas of responsibility. Adheres to prescribed procurement and contract policies and procedures.
  • Assists the Commission's technical representative and liaison, for the direction, coordination, and supervision of the GSA construction projects. The primary purpose of this function is to ensure that Commission employees continue to receive uninterrupted service while segments of the building undergo construction phases.
  • Oversee the day-to-day activities in HQ building, ranging from housekeeping, waste disposal, grounds keeping, fire prevention systems, repair of facilities, and ensures customers are tended in a hospitable manner.
  • Assist emergency response teams in evacuating occupants and containing emergency situations.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. citizenship requirement must be met by the closing date of this vacancy.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must register with Selective Service.
  • You may serve a one-year probationary period under this appointment.
  • R?sum? and supporting documents (See How To Apply).


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all of the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-12 level in the Federal service or the private sector that has equipped them with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes demonstrated experience conducting surveillance activities over construction and maintenance operations performed by a variety of private contractors, including reviewing project plans and specifications for workability, informing contractors of construction and reporting requirements, and supervising operations for conformance with project plans and skill in applying the Ventilation and Energy and Building Codes as they pertain to the installation, testing, maintenance and repair of HVAC components and systems. (This specific experience must be supported by your resume to be creditable for this GS-13 grade level)

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


There is no education substitute at this level.

Additional information

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference visit: VETERANS GUIDE

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see SELECTIVE SERVICE ).

Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of [[INSERT WELL QUALIFIED SCORE]] or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: CAREER TRANSITION .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the announcement has closed, a review of your résumé and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

All qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category.

Best-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate high proficiency in all of the critical competencies.

Well-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrates acceptable proficiency in all of the critical competencies.

Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate basic proficiency in most of the critical competencies.

Veterans: Qualified veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best-qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level, or higher. Other 10-point preference eligibles and veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they qualify. View information on veterans' preference .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
High Risk (HR)

Trust determination process

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your résumé showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
2. Other supporting documents:
- Cover Letter, optional
- College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education
- Most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" showing you are/were in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service)
- Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
- DD-214, SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty from Veterans for consideration under Veteran hiring authorities
- Noncompetitive appointment authority documentation, if applicable
- Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program Documentation, if applicable (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and 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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