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    As a Building Management Specialist, you will interact with building tenants and client representatives to assess facility and facility-related needs. 

    Positions are located in Region 5, PBS, SSCO Service Center Divisions (Southern/Northern), who are responsible for all aspects of facility operations: operating, maintaining and sustaining high quality work environments. 

    We are currently filling up to 1 one position in each duty location, additional vacancies may be filled as needed.

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    The selected candidate will perform the duties and responsibilities of a GSA Property Manager which includes exercising full responsibility and authority for the day-to-day operations of a designated building or groups of buildings within the GSA inventory. Examples of duties:

    • Programs, develops and directs all on-site building operation, maintenance, repair, alteration, historic preservation, cleaning, recycling, concessions, safety, environmental and security activities in Government owned and leased buildings assigned.
    • Identifies and recommends major repair and alteration project needs.
    • Performs contract administration, lease management, quality assurance and inspection duties related to assigned facilities.
    • Develops and promotes positive working relationships with customer agencies and client personnel.

    Note: This announcement is being extended to allow additional time for applicants to apply.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    1176 Building Management

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    Conditions Of Employment

    • U.S. Citizenship or National
    • Direct deposit of salary check to financial organization required
    • Males born after 12/31/1959 must have registered with the Selective Service
    • Meet all eligibility requirements within 30 days of closing date
    • 1 year probationary period may be required

    If selected, you must meet the following conditions:

    • Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch.
    • Serve a one year probationary period, if required.
    • Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 2 investigation level).
    • 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.
    • Have a valid driver's license.
    • Work is normally performed in an office setting, however, incumbent is routinely required to travel and may be exposed to slippery or uneven ground, falling objects, constructions and site conditions, noise, dust and environment or other discomforts and hazards.


    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.

    For a brief video on creating a Federal resume, click here.  

    The GS-12 salary range starts at $74,596 per year; the GS-11 starts at $62,236 per year.

    To qualify for the GS-12 level, you must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service as described below.

    Specialized experience is experience assisting in the management of a multi-level commercial office building (or equivalent non-housing high rise building) consisting of complex building mechanical system (i.e., building automated systems, centralized HVAC, alarm systems, elevators, etc.). This experience typically includes:

    • monitoring occupant space utilization, energy and water conservation, sustainability and environmental hazards programs;
    • directing and coordinating minor alteration and renovation projects;
    • maintaining customer satisfaction programs including feedback mechanisms used to evaluate the effectiveness of services provided;
    • managing or monitoring real property budgetary and financial data; and,
    • contract administration and oversight (i.e., janitorial, mechanical, elevator contracts).

    To qualify for the GS-11 level, you must possess one of the following: (1) At least one year of specialized experience, as defined below, equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal service; (2) A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or have successfully completed 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related, OR (3) Possess a combination of graduate level education and appropriate experience that together meet the qualification requirements of this position.

    One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level in the Federal service is experience assisting in the management of a multi-level commercial office building (or equivalent non-housing high rise building) consisting of building mechanical system (i.e., HVAC, alarm systems, elevators, etc.). This experience typically includes:

    • monitoring occupant space utilization, energy and water conservation, sustainability and environmental hazards programs;
    • coordinating alteration and renovation projects;
    • gathering information to assess the level of customer satisfaction, i.e., surveys, interviews with tenant contacts, focus groups;
    • monitoring real property budgetary and financial data; and,
    • administration of repair and/or operation and maintenance contracts.

    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: AFGE

    Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility.  

    Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed; through other means; or not at all.

    If you are eligible under Merit Promotion, you may also apply under Vacancy Announcement #1905040TGMP.  You must apply separately to each announcement to be considered for both.

    All the information you provide will be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application forms, by checking references and through other means, such as the interview process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    We will use a method called Category Rating to assess your application.  Here’s how it will work: 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:

    • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative techniques and statistical interpretation required to perform coordination and fact-finding in order to identify client agency and building tenants’ facility needs.
    • Advanced skills in interpersonal relations and in written and oral communications.
    • Ability required to plan, schedule, and balance all technical aspects of multiple tenant requirements, such as complex alterations, and to independently determine and execute the appropriate sequencing of work required to fulfill client agency needs; knowledge of building operational requirements.
    • Knowledge of contracting rules and regulations regarding the technical soundness of contractor-provided supplies/services/processes and decisions to ensure services provided meet contract specifications.
    • Analytical knowledge of the property management industry including private sector leasing protocols and practices involving facility operations and systems.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of quality assurance and quality control methods and standards, inspection and evaluation procedures and issue resolution required to ensure optimal contract performance.
    • Technical 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; programs such as commissioning, building retuning 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.
    • Ability to integrate knowledge of legal, engineering, architecture, fire and life safety, physical security, food service, finance, asset preservation, HVAC, environment, cost estimation, contracting, lease management.
    • Knowledge of a wide range of real estate principles, concepts, and practices as well as a good understanding of the real estate market.

    Your answers to the questions will be used to place you in one of three categories:  Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified  

    We will verify your answers to the questions in your resume.  If your resume doesn’t support your answers, we may lower your score, which could place you in a lower category.  Within each category, veterans will receive selection priority over non-veterans. 

    Additional assessments may be used, and, if so, you will be provided with further instructions.

    If you are eligible under Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan or GSA’s Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP/CTAP), you must receive a score of 85 or higher to receive priority.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required


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    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 claiming veterans’ preference:

         (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.  

         (b) If you are claiming 10-point preference or derived preference (a spouse, widow or widower, or parent of a deceased or disabled veteran), submit both of the following in addition to the DD-214:

    (1) completed SF-15 form; and

    (2) proof of your entitlement (refer to SF-15 for complete list). 

    If you are active duty military- Certification on a letterhead from your 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).

    If you are ICTAP/CTAP eligible - submit a, b, and c: (a) proof of eligibility including agency notice; (b) SF-50, and (c) most recent performance appraisal.

    College transcripts: If you are using some or all of your college education to meet qualification requirements for this position, you must submit a photocopy of your college transcript(s).  If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. For education completed outside the United States, also submit a valid foreign credential evaluation that substantiates possession of the required education.   

    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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    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.

    You will have access to many benefits including:

    • Health insurance (choose from a wide range of plans)
    • Life insurance coverage with several options
    • Sick leave and vacation time, including 10 paid holidays per year
    • Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401(k) plan)
    • Flexible work schedules
    • Transit and child care subsidies
    • Flexible spending accounts
    • Long-term care insurance
    • Training and development


    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

    Submit a complete online application including any required documents prior to 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement. You can modify or complete your application any time before the deadline. Simply return to USAJOBS, select the vacancy, and update your application.  For more detailed instructions on how to apply, click here: Apply for a GSA Job.

    To begin, click the Apply Online button on the vacancy announcement.

    • Sign in or register on USAJobs and select a resume and documents to include in your application.
    • Once you have clicked Apply for this position now, you will be taken to the GSA site to complete the application process.
    • Click the Apply To This Vacancy and complete all steps in the application process until the Confirmation indicates your application is complete.  If you click Return to USAJobs or get timed out prior to receiving confirmation, your application will not be submitted and cannot be considered for this job.
    • Note:  Review the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS section of this announcement to determine which apply to you and must be submitted online. You may choose one or more of the following options to submit your document(s): Upload (from your computer); USAJOBS (click the "USAJOBS" link to complete the transfer process) or FAX (read the “Fax instructions” provided prior to printing the Fax Cover Sheet and faxing your information).

    Need Assistance in Applying?
    Contact the HR representative listed on the announcement prior to the application deadline. We are available to assist you Monday-Friday during normal business hours. You must receive HR approval before deviating from these instructions. Be sure to APPLY EARLY as most assessments must be completed fully and submitted before the announcement closing.

    Agency contact information

    Theresa Gibbs


    (312) 353-8177








    GSA, Public Buildings Service
    General Services Administration
    Office of Human Resources Management, HR Services
    230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Room 3700
    Chicago, Illinois 60604
    United States
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    Next steps

    After the closing date/deadline:

    1. ELIGIBILITY/QUALIFICATIONS: Your application will be reviewed for all requirements.
    2. REFERRAL TO MANAGEMENT: If you meet all the requirements, you may be referred to management for review and a possible interview.  
    3. SELECTION/TENTATIVE JOB OFFER: If you are selected, you will receive a tentative offer and start the suitability and/or security background investigation process.
    4. FINAL JOB OFFER: Once our security office determines you can come on board, you will be given a final offer, which is typically 40 days after the announcement closes.
    5. FINAL COMMUNICATION:  Once the position is filled, we will notify you of your status.  You may also check your status by logging into USAJOBS.  Go to My USAJOBS and then to Applications.

    Thank you for your interest in working for U.S. General Services Administration!

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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.

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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 to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • 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.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/537686900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.