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Job Title:Facility Operations Specialist (Supervisory)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Materiel Management

Job Announcement Number:VA-DEU-761127-LJP

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$75,403.00 to $98,022.00 / Per Year


Monday, November 19, 2012 to Monday, November 26, 2012




Full Time - Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Hines, IL United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


Our mission:  To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan,” - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

You Can Make a Difference!


Every job at the VA impacts the Veterans that we serve.  You can be part of that team, helping to make sure that our Veterans receive the top-quality care they deserve.


Location: This position is within the Logistics and Supply Management, Service and Distribution Center, at Hines IL.



  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • You must submit your resume and supporting documents (see How to Apply).
  • Travel and Relocation expenses will not be paid by the Agency.


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Major Duties:


Provide oversight of facility operations and building maintenance by troubleshooting deficiencies and coordinating corrective actions.

Perform Administrative oversight of tasks to include budgeting, property accountability, purchasing, and acts as a Contracting Officer Representative.

Perform supervisory duties to include; planning work to be accomplished by subordinates; review work methods and procedures; develop performance standards.

Serve as Facility Safety Officer responsible for maintaining facility compliance with all applicable laws, codes and regulations in accordance with regulatory agencies, i.e. Occupational Health and Safety Administration.

Oversee the purchasing of all materials, services and supplies required for the facilities and supply operations of the Center.

Performs contract administration functions and prepares all required documentation for purchases which must be formally advertised and negotiated.


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To qualify for this position, you must have at least: 

One year of specialized experience in facility/building maintenance equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service, or comparable pay band in other pay systems. This experience could have also been obtained in the private sector, but must be equivalent to the GS grade identified.  The specialized experience is demonstrated in the performance of duties such as analyzing 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 program; developing cost estimates for the replacement or repair of equipment or facilities; gathering and analyzing data related to facility conditions and/or real   property inventories; and providing advice and guidance on safety and occupational health and  regulations and policies as they relate to the maintenance of facilities.

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

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work on the same basis as for paid experience. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. To receive credit for such experience you must indicate clearly the nature of the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the number of hours per week spent in such employment.

Qualifications must be met by the Closing Date: You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by Monday, November 26, 2012.

Education:  If you are using education to qualify for this position, transcripts (unofficial) ARE required at the time of application to verify that you meet the educational requirement for substitution of education for experience. Only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be credited. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: 


Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:



·     Background Investigation: You may need to successfully complete a background investigation before   appointed into the position.

·      Probationary Period: You may be required to serve a one year probationary period.




CATEGORY RATING: Your application will be evaluated and rated under Category Rating selection procedures. Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by being placed at the top of the appropriate quality group. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The quality categories are: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, Qualified.  


Your rating will be based on both your entire application package as well as the responses to the assessment questionnaire. Please note that if, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your category rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities, or you may lose consideration for this position.

Your application will be evaluated based on your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies:  


-Knowledge of the full range of building maintenance procedures, such as preventive maintenance tasks and scheduling, troubleshooting, minor construction oversight, and building/construction codes.

-Knowledge of the full range of administrative and logistic procedures such as financial budgeting, equipment purchasing and accountability, safety procedures and contracting.

-Ability to lead, direct, manage and/or supervise other employees.

-Ability to develop procedures, policies and specifications relating to Facilities Maintenance and Supply Management operations.

-Ability to communicate in writing. 

Information for Veterans: Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by being placed at the top of the appropriate quality group. Qualifying veterans with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the best qualified group. The best qualified group is the first to be referred to the hiring facility for further consideration and possible interview. The remaining groups may be referred based on the number of applicants available.


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VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.  For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to


Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life.  For more information please visit us at


Receiving Service Credit for 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 employees 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.

If additional vacancies for this position occur within 90 days, this announcement may be used without reannouncement.


The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 90 or more before any veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at"


Selective Service: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see


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The complete Application Package for this announcement must be submitted by 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on Monday, November 26, 2012.


We strongly encourage you to apply online. 

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the bottom of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire and to upload supporting documents.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.


Note: To return to a previously-Saved or Incomplete application, you may use the following link:  After you submit your application, you can return to Application Manager or My USAJOBS at any time to see the status of your application - including any messages that may have been sent to you. 


To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

  1. Complete the fax cover page found at using the following Vacancy ID: 761127.  You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.
  2. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144

If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the Occupational Questionnaire; View Occupational Questionnaire
  2. Print the 1203FX form to provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire. You can obtain this form at

  1. Fax the completed 1203FX form in its entirety - along with all supporting documents - to (478)757-3144.  Your 1203FX form should be placed on top of all materials being faxed and will serve as a cover page; and
  2. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.


The following documents are required and must be received by

·    Resume

·    Completed Occupational Assessment Questionnaire

·    Unofficial College Transcripts if education is used to qualify (if selected, you will be required to produce official transcripts before being appointed)

·   Veterans Preference Documentation: DD-214 or Statement of Service which shows dates of service and character of service (issued by the branch of service), and VA or Armed Forces Disability Letter,  and  SF-15, Application for 10-Point Preference (if applicable).


Veteran's Preference :  For more information and/or to determine if you are eligible for Veterans' Preference, please visit


Lynne Piekarski
Phone: (210)805-2420
Agency Information:
VA Central Office HRS
8610 Broadway
San Antonio, TX


Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your application and supporting documentation, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview. You will receive status notifications throughout the recruitment process via Application Manager.  You can access your Application Manager account at:


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