Project Manager

Washington, D.C
Oct 23, 2020
Oct 28, 2020
Full Time


THIS IS NOT A FULL-TIME TELEWORK POSITION. You will be expected to report to the U.S. General Services Administration, National Capital Region (NCR), Public Buildings Service, Office of Design and Construction, Lease Project Management Division

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

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As a Project Manager, you will perform the following duties:
  • 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.
  • Negotiates and coordinates project plans, budget objectives and schedules with customer agencies to establish and/or manage customer expectations.
  • Informs customer officials of project status and any requirements for additional agency initiated action.
  • Participates in the acquisition and management of large numbers and types of contracts supporting all aspects of design and construction projects.
  • Assists the Contracting Officer and/or the COR in the preparation of statements of work, determinations, findings and solicitation documents.
  • Oversees and/or reviews project designs and coordinates development of design and specification packages for purposes of bid, determines construction completion times, and prepares/reviews overall cost estimates.
  • Participates in the A/E selection process and in the negotiations for design supervision and post-construction contract award services.
  • Negotiates the business transaction with customer agencies, including project costs and financial obligations; develops complex, accurate requests for funding and tracks financial obligations and expenses throughout the planning, execution and close-out of projects.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship or National
  • 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:
  • 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.
  • Serve a one year probation period, if required.
  • 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.
  • Complete a financial disclosure report to verify that no conflict, or an appearance of conflict, exists between your financial interest and this position.


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.

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The GS-13 salary range starts at $102,663 per year.


You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is 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: Not Applicable

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.
  • Ability to manage projects impacted by multiple competing priorities and requirements and to successfully integrate these requirements to meet the goals and objectives outlined.
  • Skill in allocating fiscal, staff, and time to produce maximum results.
  • Ability to assess project requirements and develop recommendations that meet goals, as well as integrate the goals and objectives of various stakeholders.
  • Ability to satisfy and support a diverse customer base by working effectively with customers, assessing their needs and satisfying their expectations within sound business practices. Negotiating and balancing between customer objectives.
  • Knowledge of procurement principles and procedures and of different types of contract vehicles for various goods and services, ie. construction, design, renovation, furniture, IT, etc.
  • Skill in assessment and evaluation techniques, cost/benefit analysis, acquisition planning, risk management and forecasting are required.

  • 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

    Position sensitivity and risk
    High Risk (HR)

    Trust determination process

    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 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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