Building Management Specialist

District of Columbia, D.C
Nov 20, 2020
Nov 24, 2020
Full Time


As a Building Management Specialist, you will be responsible for improving customer and client agency satisfaction with building services. as well as providing occupants of Federal Government buildings with safe, secure, clean, and sustainable facilities in which to conduct agency business.

Location of Position: National Capital Region (NCR), Public Building Services (PBS), Office of Facilities Management (OFM), Washington, D.C.

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As a Building Management Specialist, you will perform the following duties:
  • Serve as Assistant Building Manager and provides occupants of Federal Government buildings with safe, secure, clean, and sustainable facilities in which to conduct agency business, and may specialize in one or more program areas.
  • Serve as a customer agency advocate and first point of contact with client agency personnel in designated GSA owned, interacts extensively with building tenants and client representatives on a recurring basis to assess their facility and facility related needs, and to assure that the procedures used to obtain services are responsive and customer friendly.
  • Assist Building Manager with building operations, maintenance, repair, alteration, historic preservation, recycling, concessions, safety, environmental and security in GSA-owned and leased buildings assigned.
  • Manage 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.
  • Work with tenant agencies, building occupants, contractors, appropriate GSA program experts and other stakeholders to coordinate sustainability-related programs as applicable. These include but are not limited to recycling, HAZMAT reduction, green purchasing, alternative transportation and workplace strategy, energy and water use awareness and conservation, grassroots efforts to enlist occupant support of building sustainability goals.

*This is NOT a full-time telework position. The selectee is expected to work at the duty location listed in the vacancy announcement.

* Valid driver's license is required.

At this time, we are only filling three vacancies; however, additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement or other GSA organizations within the same commuting area.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - *Must travel to customer offices and GSA sites

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Meet time-in-grade requirements within 30 days of closing date
  • U.S. Citizenship or National
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must have registered with the Selective Service
  • Meet all eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date.
  • Direct Deposit of salary check to financial organization required.

If selected, you must meet the following conditions:
  • Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the HR Office. Failure to disclose this information could result in disciplinary action including removal from Federal Service.
  • Complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment" (OF-306) to determine suitability for Federal employment.
  • Undergo a background investigation and receive a favorable adjudication. This position has been designated as a Moderate Risk position.
  • If you are not a current GSA employee, you must complete the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 to determine identity and employment (work status) eligibility. GSA will verify the information through the DHS e-Verify automated system. Any identified discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.
  • Non-GSA employees must complete the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 to determine identity and employment (work status) eligibility. GSA will verify the information through the DHS e-Verify automated system. Any identified discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.
  • Complete an OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, and obtain approval that no conflict or an appearance of conflict exists between your financial interest and this position.
  • Complete a one year supervisory or managerial probationary period, unless this has been previously fulfilled.


The GS-12 salary range starts at $86,335 per year, if you meet the following qualifications. You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. To qualify, you must demonstrate one year of specialized experience at the GS-11.

Specialized experience is experience managing 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 custodial, recycling, 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.

NOTE: Qualifications are based on length and level of experience. Therefore, in addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours per week if part time. Qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, so failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. For a brief video on How to Create a Federal Resume, click here .


Additional information

  • Bargaining Unit status: Non-bargaining
  • GSA does not accept applications or application materials submitted with Government-paid postage.
  • Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed. This vacancy announcement does not preclude filling this position by other means. Management also has the right not to fill the position.
  • Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses are not authorized for this position. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the successful applicant.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

If you are found qualified for the position, your responses to the self-assessment vacancy questions will be used to assign a numerical score. If your responses to the vacancy questions are not supported by your resume then your score may be adjusted lower by the Human Resources Specialist. Scores are not augmented by Veteran's preference points for this type of announcement (Merit Promotion). You will be evaluated on the vacancy related questions that were designed to assess your overall possession of the following competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • Knowledge of a wide range of building management principles, concepts and practices as well as a thorough understanding of building tenants and client agencies needs, requirements and customer satisfaction drivers to operate, maintain and manage real property assets in a manner that provides quality building services at a reasonable cost and satisfies building tenants and customer agencies.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of programs such as commissioning, building returning 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.
  • Skills 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 in a concise and professional manner.
  • 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; evaluate and interpret required customer survey responses and other similar data; analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of property management programs and building profitability initiatives; evaluate technical and program data, and to make decisions or recommendations for action based on consideration of all aspects of a problem.

A variety of assessments/assessment tools may be used to evaluate candidates for specific vacancies covered by this announcement. Candidates will be notified when further assessments are implemented and provided with instructions on how to access and complete the assessment(s). Be sure to APPLY EARLY as most assessments must be completed fully and submitted before the announcement closing. If you are a GSA Career Transition Assistance eligible, you must be considered well qualified (minimum score or 85) to receive priority. CTAP

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)

Trust determination process

Required Documents

You must submit ALL required documents before the closing date/deadline to have a complete application. Review the following list to determine which documents must be submitted online.

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, Position Occupied Group, and Name of Agency.
  • Current or Former Political Appointees: Submit SF-50. Note: GSA employees (except for OIG employees) are not required to submit a SF-50.
  • ICTAP / CTAP Eligible: Submit (a) proof of eligibility including agency notice; (b) SF-50 and (c) most recent performance rating.
  • 30% of More Disabled Veteran, VEOA or VRA applicant or qualified spouse, widow/widower, or parent: You must submit 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. If you are a disabled veteran, or are applying under VRA or VEOA as a spouse, widow/widower, or parent of a veteran, you must submit the following in addition to the DD-214: (1) completed SF-15 form; and (2) proof of your entitlement. A list of documents which serve as acceptable proof of entitlement is indicated on the SF-15 form.
  • Active Duty Military Personnel- Submit certification on a letterhead from the appropriate 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).
  • Current Federal Employees or Reinstatement Eligibles: Submit your latest SF-50. Note: GSA employees (except for OIG employees) are not required to submit an SF-50.
  • Former Peace Corps or VISTA Volunteers: Submit your Description of Service (DOS). Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCV) should also state their RPCV eligibility on their resume.
  • People With Disabilities: Submit proof of eligibility and certification of job readiness. Select the link People With Disabilities for information on eligibility and documentation required.
  • Current or former Land Management Agency employees hired under competitive hiring procedures for a time-limited appointment. (a) Submit one or more SF-50's including the most recent applicable one detailing your competitive time limited appointment(s) with a Land Management Agency/Agencies that demonstrate you have served in such appointments for a period or periods totaling more than 24 months without a break of 2 or more years; and (b) provide a copy of your agency's annual performance appraisal(s) or written reference(s) from a supervisor at the employing agency who can attest to your satisfactory performance during each of the applicable appointments.

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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