Building Management Specialist

Rockville, Maryland
Oct 13, 2021
Oct 19, 2021
Full Time


This position is located in the Office of Administration (ADM), Division of Facilities and Security(DFS), Facilities and Logistics Branch (FLB).

The supervisor is James Heck.

This position is Bargaining Unit.

This position is subject to Confidential Financial Disclosure reporting requirements.

This position is not subject to security ownership restriction reporting requirements.

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The successful candidate will perform the full range of Building Management Specialist duties for the branch.

Such duties include but are not limited to:
  • Provides direct support to the project officer for the management of the Operations and Maintenance contract for the headquarters buildings and lease management of the NRC-leased buildings.
  • Coordinates these efforts with the cognizant contract specialist and budget staff as necessary. Informs management of any anomalies in the operations of these buildings.
  • Maintains records associated with building services calls, preventive maintenance, building plans and specifications, moderations projects and other facilities related issues.
  • Performs timely and thorough quality assurance inspections in conjunction with the commercial facility management contracts for operations and maintenance.
  • Makes recommendations for changes in energy usage at the complex based on these analyses
  • Provides support in the preparation of NRC's Annual Energy Report to Congress
  • Prepares quality assurance reports for management summarizing inspection findings; recommends correction actions.
  • Evaluates energy consumption at the White Flint North complex and develops associated trend analysis.
  • Provides a wide variety of support services for the Facility Management Branch including performing health and safety inspections, preparing work statements, developing independent government estimates (IGEs), performing cost analysis and market study and performing technical research in support of facility engineering and management initiatives.
  • Evaluates data generated from the service call system. Prepares trend analysis reports including recommendations to management on corrective actions needed to mitigate or eliminate recurring problems. Evaluates contractor response time to service requests.
  • Investigates specific occupant concerns regarding facility management problems and reports to management on findings.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • This is a Drug Testing position.
  • Background investigation leading to a clearance is required for new hires.

You must meet the qualifications for this position by no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position.


In order to qualify for this position, you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as knowledge of the principles, theory and techniques of the facility management field sufficient to assist in the preparation of a wide variety of studies and duties associated with the oversight of a federal government facility.

A description of how you possess the specialized experience as well as how you meet the qualifications desired in an ideal candidate should be addressed in your resume and in the additional space provided for supplemental response.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

1. Broad knowledge of the principles and practices of project management and contract administration to effectively oversee an Operations and Maintenance (O&M) contract and a contractor staff who performs a wide variety of technical, administrative, QA/QC and logistic facility support activities. This would include assisting in the planning, preparation, and coordination of activities of contractors or others involved in facilities operations to assure that delivery of products and services are responsive to the Agency's needs.

EXAMPLE: Describe specific education, training, and experience that demonstrates knowledge of project management, contract administration, and the principles and techniques of facilities management to plan, direct, organize, control, and coordinate activities of an O&M contractor or other personnel to assure that functions interface as necessary for "high quality" delivery of products and services. Include specific examples of work assignments.)

2. Knowledge of general engineering disciplines and practices to evaluate whether government property is being properly maintained and modified. This includes the ability to monitor the technical performance of contractors or others in the areas of building equipment operations and maintenance, preventive maintenance, quality assurance programs, energy conservation programs, landscaping, fire and safety measures, and construction techniques.

(EXAMPLE: Describe specific education, training and experience related to the areas of building equipment operations and maintenance, preventive maintenance, quality assurance programs, energy conservation programs, preservation of interior finishes, landscaping, fire and safety measures, and construction techniques. Include specific examples of work assignments.)

3. Demonstrated ability to develop and implement cost efficient and effective recommendations for improving facilities operations and solving facilities related problems.

(EXAMPLE: Provide examples of involvement with the development and implementation of cost efficient and effective recommendations for improving facilities operations and solving facilities related problems. Include examples of facilities related improvement studies.)

4. Demonstrated ability to communicate both orally and in writing at various organizational levels to resolve divergent points of view, monitor functions of contractors, and present issues and recommendations to management.

(EXAMPLE: Provide examples that demonstrate your ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing. Describe the various types and levels of individuals you routinely interact with and for what purposes. Describe instances that required you to use tact, diplomacy, and negotiation skills to achieve cooperation, and develop consensus.)


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Although the NRC has operated under full time telework for most staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, the position advertised in this vacancy announcement will not be approved for post-pandemic full time telework and the selectee will be expected to relocate to the stated duty station.

Based on the staffing needs of the office, additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement.

The NRC provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Individuals with disabilities may contact the Selective Placement Coordinator for assistance with the application or hiring process via Deaf applicants may contact the Disability Program Manager by calling the NRC videophone at 240-428-3217.

Individuals who are eligible for non-competitive appointment under an OPM special appointing authority may apply for consideration under a comparable NRC non-competitive appointing authority. Veterans, please visit:

Selectee's will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment", (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine their suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. False statements or responses on your resume or questionnaire can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.

A transferable security clearance from another agency or a background investigation leading to a clearance is required for all new hires. To begin work at the NRC without a security clearance, you must be granted a temporary waiver of the required clearance, referred to as a 145(b) waiver. To be eligible for a 145(b) waiver you will need a favorable education verification, reference, credit, and criminal history checks. If a wavier is granted, the successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication is required for continued employment. If you have resided outside the U.S. for an extended period of time, the agency may not be able to (1) grant the 145(b) waiver where the required investigation cannot be completed in a timely manner, or (2) achieve timely completion of the background investigation required for a security clearance.

The NRC is a zero tolerance agency with respect to illegal drug use. Individuals selected for this position will be subject to pre-appointment drug testing unless currently in a NRC position subject to random drug testing AND will be subject to random drug testing upon appointment to the NRC.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the job requirements. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to any vacancy questions to determine your level of knowledge, skill and ability related to the job requirements. If you are among the top candidates for this position, your application will be referred to the hiring manager.

Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to submit a thorough resume that directly relates to this position.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
L Access Authorization

Drug test required

Required Documents

List of supplemental material that may be applicable:

If you are a NRC employee you are required to submit your most recent Rating of Record (Performance Appraisal) or a statement saying that one is not available.

If you are a current/reinstatement eligible Federal employee with status (Tenure Group 1 or 2), you will be considered under our merit promotion procedures and must submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) to verify competitive status or reinstatement eligibility.

Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g. DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service; Current Active Duty members must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions dated within 120 days; SF-15 Form and related documentation; VA letter.) You can find additional information about Veterans' Preference at

You must include an unofficial or official copy of your college and/or university transcripts with your application. Education must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of credibility of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency.

All supplemental documents will now be collected electronically and should be submitted before the closing date of this vacancy announcement. You have three choices for submitting your supplemental documents:

1. Use the "USAJOBS" feature to download documents from your USAJOBS portfolio; or
2. use the "Upload" feature to upload documents directly from your computer. The following types of documents can be uploaded: .gif, .jpeg, .png, .rtf, .pdf, and .doc; or
3. use the "Fax" feature to print the Fax Cover Sheet and fax it, along with your supplemental documents to 1-571-258-4052.