Supervisory Facility Operations Specialist

Richmond, Virginia
Dec 04, 2021
Dec 11, 2021
Full Time

Exercises oversight, stewardship and program management responsibilities for the aforementioned activities and functions to enhance the facility operations by playing a key leadership role in managing and transforming operations throughout the facility, and aligning them nationally.

Has overall program management responsibilities for the planning and execution of the facility operations management (for the remainder of this document) in a manner that integrates and aligns facility operations, equipment and services with the accomplishment of the facility's core mission-delivering health care and patient safety.

Manage the Maintenance and Operations Section of the Engineering Service. The program manager is responsible for planning and revising organizational structure and coordinating the programs under the incumbent's control. The Program Manager plans general workflow and methods for accomplishing the work, decides overall goals and sets standards for the level of acceptable work. Determines the need for space, personnel and equipment necessary to accomplish the work of the Section. The paramount requirement for this position is knowledge or experience in management and administration with the knowledge of trades, crafts and manual labor occupations. Since this position is more managerial and administrative work of trades and crafts is accomplished through subordinate supervisors. Is responsible for maintenance program planning, including evaluating the condition of all facility components (e.g., buildings, grounds, utility systems), determining total maintenance and improvement requirements, evaluating operation and maintenance capability in terms of manpower and materials, and planning project priorities to provide optimum service to occupant organizations; financial planning and control including determining and forecasting funding requirements for facility operation and maintenance, and assisting in facility requirements planning, including evaluating present use patterns of buildings, equipment, and other facilities, and projecting future requirements in terms of expanding or changing organizational requirements.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 3:30pm - 12am. Must have the flexibility to work outside the normal tour of duty which may include weekends and holidays.
Position Description/PD#: Supervisory Facility Operations Specialist/PD03049-0
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to background/security investigation
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP)
  • Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Personnel
  • Must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/14/2021.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-9. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade.

Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below:

Education. Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate level education leading to such a degree. Major study -- engineering, industrial arts, property management, or business administration.
Experience. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-9). Examples of qualifying specialized experience include:

Managing a maintenance program for office or apartment building complexes, hospitals, recreation facilities, military, or other special-purpose installations, including planning maintenance activities, and developing preventive maintenance programs.
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.

Performing maintenance or construction work, including estimating material and labor costs for a variety of construction or maintenance projects (such as construction or maintenance of brick, frame, structural steel, reinforced concrete, and other type structures ranging from one- or two-story buildings to larger structures), directing actual work operations, and maintaining appropriate contacts with the organization funding the project.

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; religions; 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.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements. Work is primarily sedentary. Physical ability to work in areas where routine lifting of heavy objects of 501bs or more, climbing tall ladders, kneeling, pushing, pulling, stooping, crouching, crawling in limited space, and other physical efforts or stresses may occur. On-site visits are regularly made to work areas where bending, stooping, or climbing ladders are required to conduct PG-form inspections of equipment and building spaces. Project inspections require a great deal of walking, climbing, standing and bending; and carrying of moderate loads such as tools and measuring equipment.

Working Environment. Works in an office that is adequately heated, ventilated and lighted; however, he/she may be exposed to hazards common to the contraction traces, such as dust, noise and unpleasant odors. Incumbent frequently visits, surveys, or escorts necessary staff to work areas outside the office in the performance of duties. Work areas, plant areas, construction areas, and shop areas as required performing their administrative duties. These environments include areas of high and low temperatures, high humidity, and high noise. The working environments also include high-pressure gas storage and utilizations area, flammable storage areas, confined space areas, high­ voltage areas, greats heights under extreme weather conditions and subject to possible physical attack, chemical storage and utilizations areas. Other potential hazards encountered may include ethylene oxide (ETO), lead, asbestos fibers, compressed gasses, medical gases, welding gases, refrigeration gases, dust, mold, mildew, fumes, vapors, mists, alkaline, acids, caustic chemicals, infectious diseases and viruses, and other medical facility or commercial facility hazardous exposures. May also require some personal protective equipment to be worn.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at .


A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: . If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: .

Additional information

VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.

Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified : applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the required competencies of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at .

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .