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    Summary

    This position is located in the Office of Facilities Management and Reliability (OFMR), Smithsonian Facilities (SF), Smithsonian Institution.  The incumbent serves as Construction Representative under the general supervision of the Facility/Building Manager and provides expertise in facility maintenance and contracting techniques to best support building systems and execution of maintenance projects.   

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    Responsibilities

    Smithsonian Facilities provides unparalleled stewardship of Smithsonian buildings, gardens, and facilities – operating, maintaining, and ensuring a safe, secure, healthy environment that enhances the Smithsonian experience for all.  As the largest and most diverse organization within the Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Facilities’ employees are located throughout the 19 world-class museums, galleries, gardens, research and cultural centers, as well as the National Zoological Park.  Our team is comprised of professionals from every facet of facilities management, performing the majority of projects and requirements with our own workforce.  Responsible for the planning, design, construction, maintenance, and safety of the Smithsonian’s world-wide facilities, we accomplish our mission and vision through four Strategic Goals:

    • Partnering with the Smithsonian Community
    • Caring for Distinctive Buildings and Grounds
    • Providing Exceptional Experiences for Internal and External Customers
    • Cultivating a Highly Motivated and Dedicated Workforce

    For more information about Smithsonian Facilities, Click Here.

    • Acts as principle maintenance representative and contact on maintenance contracts, projects or programs with high visibility, sensitivity and fiscal responsibility.
    • Coordinates on-site inspections during construction and determines whether foundations, structural, mechanical/electrical, and architectural systems are installed in compliance with contract plans and specifications and insuring work meets the agency quality standards.
    • Oversees inspections of projects, including performing surveillance of contractor processes; problem investigation and resolution; validation of corrective actions; technical coordination; and liaison between the contractors and agency personnel.
    • Manages performance of maintenance facility projects to determine effectiveness of maintenance methods, costs, adequacy of materials and availability of materials in an effort to keep costs within budget.
    • Develops specifications and procedures necessary to resolve unusual maintenance situations.   

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation.
    • May need to complete a Probationary Period.
    • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer.
    • U.S. citizenship or U.S. national.
    • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.

    Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job opportunity announcement closing date.

    For information on qualification requirements, see Qualification Standards Handbook for General Schedule Positions viewable on the web at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

    Qualifications

    You qualify for this position if you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level in the Federal service or comparable pay band system related to the work of this position.  This specialized experience is defined as interpreting plans and specifications during construction, conducting on-site inspections of projects to ensure compliance with drawings, specifications and other requirements of contracts, leading crafts/trades persons engaged in construction work of facilities, and inspecting workmanship for adherence to such plans and specifications.   

    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.

    Please note that some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify.  For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.  

    Education

    N/A

    Additional information

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above.  The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:

    • Knowledge in determining and interpreting requirements for major maintenance contracts.
    • Knowledge in the use of automated information technology and software on a personal computer such as word processing, facility management, database management, graphics, and spreadsheets. 
    • Ability to meet and deal with a variety of personnel to exchange information of a technical nature.
    • Skill in written communications to make presentations and reports.

    Applicants who meet or exceed minimum qualifications will be assigned to one of two category groups based on job-related criteria:

    Best Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and excels in most of the job related competencies above.

    Qualified - Meets the minimum qualification requirements, but does not satisfy most of the job related competencies above to a substantive degree.  

    This category rating process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three", but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category.  A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Best Category) provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied.

    Preference eligibles who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher.

    Applicants who have not submitted a resume in the USAjobs system and/or have not answered all of the vacancy questions will not be considered for this position.  

    Important Note:

    The review of your resume will determine your final rating and should provide sufficient information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed.


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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required

    No

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    Required Documents

    Your application package should include the following documents:

    • Resume - Your resume can be uploaded and attached to your application or created using the USA Jobs on-line resume builder. If you want to receive full credit for relevant experience your resume MUST contain the job title (including the occupational series and grade if it is Federal), duties, starting and ending dates (month and year), hours worked per week, and salary.

      USAJOBS has guidance on how to ensure that you submit a complete resume: If you have not written a Federal resume before, you may watch this Resume Writing Tutorial video on the USAJOBS YouTube channel, or read through a helpful Resume Writing FAQ article on the USAJOBS Help Site to learn what details you should, and should not, include in your resume. If any of the above information is not included in your resume we may not be able to fully credit you for your experience.

    • Proof of Veteran's Preference - DD214 (Member 4 Copy), if you are a veteran.  Additionally, applicants claiming 10-point preference must complete Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, as well as additional documentation required by the SF-15, such as a VA letter.
    • Proof of prior federal service such as the latest SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, if applicable.

    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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    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    The Smithsonian offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, vacation and sick leave, holidays, health/life insurance, accident insurance, and excellent retirement program options.

    Please see Benefits at www.sihr.si.edu for a complete description.

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    Click on the "Apply Online" button on the upper right side of the page.

    Please Note:

    • You must apply for this position online through the 'Apply Online' button and submit required supplemental documents (if they are relevant to you).
    • You may submit required documents by uploading them online during the application process;
      OR
      You may manually fax required documents.  Faxes are received by an automated system, not a physical fax machine.  Documents that are faxed as part of the application process must be sent with the system generated cover sheet by the closing date.  Documents faxed without the system generated coversheet are not retrievable and cannot be considered as part of the application package.  
    • The complete application package, including any required documents, is due in the Smithsonian Office of Human Resources on the closing date of the announcement by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
    • If you are unable to apply online, paper applications may be accepted with prior approval of the Contact Person listed below.

    Agency contact information

    Donna Thompson

    Phone

    202-633-6388

    TDD

    000-000-0000

    Fax

    000-000-0000

    Email

    Thompsondo@si.edu

    Address

    SMITHSONIAN
    Office of Human Resources
    POB 37012, 600 Maryland Avenue, MRC 517
    Suite 5060
    Washington, District of Columbia 20013-7012
    United States
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    The Smithsonian Institution values and seeks a diverse workforce.  Join us in "Inspiring Generations through Knowledge and Discovery."

    Next steps

    You will receive an e-mail to acknowledge that your application has been received.  Please be aware that the confirmation e-mail could reside in your "junk" or "bulk" mail folder depending on your filters.

    The Smithsonian receives many applications for each job.  Each application is reviewed carefully which may take a few weeks.  We will send you an e-mail to update you as we go through phases of the application review process.  You may also check your application status by logging into www.usajobs.gov and selecting the tab "My USAJOBS;" e-mailing vacancy.info@si.edu; or by contacting the Office of Human Resources Representative listed.

    Additional Information:

    • Tips on applying for Smithsonian jobs are available at www.sihr.si.edu/jobs.cfm.

    • The Smithsonian does not pay relocation expenses.

    • The Smithsonian embraces diversity and equal employment opportunity (www.si.edu/oeema).

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/528183500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.