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Job Title:Building Manager

Department:General Services Administration

Agency:Public Buildings Service

Job Announcement Number:1303008MCOTR

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$42,209.00 to $54,875.00 / Per Year


Friday, December 07, 2012 to Thursday, December 13, 2012




Full Time - Permanent




Few vacancies in the following location:
Baltimore Metro Area, MD United States


United States Citizens


You may have heard GSA called 'the government's landlord', but GSA is about more than just buildings. We're a vehicle management and acquisition service, a real estate manager, an IT solutions provider, a global supply chain manager, and more!  GSA provides innovative solutions for Federal agencies that include products, services, workspace, and expertise to build a more high-performing, efficient, sustainable, and transparent government for the American people.  

GSA has been repeatedly named by the Partnership for Public Service as one of the 'Best Places to Work in the Federal Government'.


This position is located in the Public Buildings Service (PBS), Mid-Atlantic Region, Baltimore Field Office.


At this time we are only filling one vacancy; however, additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed.


GSA offers its employees a wide range of benefits including:

  • Federal health insurance plans (choose from a wide range of plans)
  • Life insurance coverage with several options to choose from
  • Leave policies to help you take care of your personal, recreational, and health care needs
  • Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401(k) plan)
  • Flexible work schedules and telework
  • Transit and child care subsidies
  • Training and development


  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Must Apply Online


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As a Building Manager with GSA's Public Buildings Service, you will be responsible for contracting for building services, managing customer relationships, and providing customer service support to Federal government clients. Additional responsibilities of the position entail:

  • Fostering positive working relationships with building tenants, including assisting in the development and implementation of customer satisfaction plans, and keeping tenants informed of building issues, operations, maintenance, and construction projects. 
  • Coordinating with GSA personnel, customer agencies, and contractors in the planning, design, renovation, construction, alteration, operation, maintenance, and repair of federal buildings.
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of strategies to optimize building performance and support investment decisions in areas that include energy management, water efficiency, renewable resources, and sustainability.
  • Performing routine contract administration, lease management, and quality assurance and inspection duties related to assigned facilities.







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The GS-07 salary range starts at $42,209 per year, if you meet the following qualifications. You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.


In order to qualify at the GS-07 level you must possess one of the following:


A. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level in the Federal Service.

Specialized experience is defined as experience assisting in the implementation of programs or policies related to the operation and maintenance of commercial buildings (or equivalent non-housing, high rise buildings). Examples of such experience include: analyzing the effectiveness or efficiency of building operations, automated systems, and/or equipment; interacting with customers or stakeholders regarding building services in order to assess their needs and identify possible solutions; and evaluating real property budgetary/financial data. OR

B. EDUCATION: One full year of graduate level study, or a Master's or higher degree, e.g., LL.B., J.D., LL.M., Ph.D., in a field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work of a Building Manager. OR

C. Superior Academic Achievement.* OR

D. A combination of specialized experience and graduate level education as described in “A” and “B” above that, when combined, fulfills the requirements.

*Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) at the baccalaureate level is fully qualifying at the GS-7 level. For information on what constitutes SSA, refer to Section 4-F at the following OPM Website: General Policies

If selected, you must meet the following conditions:

  • Serve a one year probationary period (unless you have previously satisfied this requirement).
  • Be able to make a direct deposit of your salary check to a financial organization.
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service.
  • Complete a “Declaration of Federal Employment” (OF-306) to determine suitability for Federal employment.
  • Undergo a background security investigation and receive a favorable adjudication. This position has been designated as a public trust position.
  • If you are not a current GSA employee, you must complete the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 to determine identity and employment (work status) eligibility. GSA will verify the information through the DHS e-Verify automated system. Any identified discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.
  • Be able to travel frequently (25%) on official business. Travel is local.
  • Have a current, valid State driver's license because this position requires that you operate a Government-owned or leased motor vehicle.
  • Although the work of the position is primarily sedentary, walking, climbing ladders, crawling under and over equipment, bending, stooping, and standing for long periods of time is required while inspecting buildings during field evaluations. Additionally, the incumbent may be exposed to slippery or uneven ground, falling objects, construction and site conditions, noise, dust, and environmental or other discomforts and hazards.


The Category Rating procedure is being used to rate candidates. If you are found qualified for the position, your responses to the self assessment vacancy questions will be used to place you in one of the following categories: Qualified, Well-Qualified, Best Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veterans' preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. Appropriate documentation must be received to adjudicate veterans' preference. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.


The following knowledge, skills, and abilities have been identified as competencies needed to successfully perform the duties of this position:

  • Ability to utilize qualitative/quantitative techniques in order to monitor customer satisfaction, identify client needs, and develop recommendations.
  • Basic knowledge of financial principles, concepts, and practices.
  • Skill in interpersonal communication necessary to effectively communicate information with a wide range of individuals.




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GSA offers a comprehensive benefits package. To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, see Benefits.


Bargaining Unit Status: This position is not included in a bargaining unit.


Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses are not authorized for this position. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the successful applicant.


Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed. This vacancy announcement does not preclude filling this position by other means. Management also has the right not to fill the position.


The Career Intern Development System (CIDS) applies to this position. The CIDS program provides for developmental assignments in order to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the duties of the position.


If you are selected for this position at a grade lower than the full performance level, you may be promoted up to that grade level without further competition in accordance with all applicable regulations. However, promotions are not guaranteed and are dependent on performance.


GSA does not accept applications or application materials submitted with Government-paid postage.


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You must submit a complete application including any required documents prior to 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of the Announcement. Errors or omissions may result in your not being considered for this vacancy.

A description of the online process is provided below:

  1. Select the "Apply Online" button. Log on to OPM's USAJOBS to access your existing resume or to create a new one.
  2. From your account, select which resume you wish to submit. You also have the option of attaching any required documents saved in your USAJOBS account (see list of required documents below). Click "Apply for this Position Now!"
  3. You will be prompted to respond to vacancy specific questions regarding your qualifications and the knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or other competencies required to successfully perform this position. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID  778782.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and

2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire and

3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.



Please review the following to determine which documents you must submit in order to complete your application.


ICTAP/CTAP Eligible: Submit proof of eligibility (e.g., agency notice, most recent performance rating, and SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (or similar agency form).


Veterans: Submit proof of preference claim (DD214 & SF-15 if applicable; or submit official statement of service if on active duty).

Active Duty Military Personnel - In lieu of the DD-214, active duty service members may submit a written document from the armed forces certifying that they expect to be discharged or released under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.


College Transcripts: Provide a copy of your college transcript(s) if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification

requirements for this announcement. If selected, an official/sealed transcript will be required prior to appointment. Additionally, submit proof of class rank or Honor Society membership if you are using those provisions to qualify. For education completed outside the United States, submit a valid foreign credential evaluation. See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.


    Maeve Casey
    Phone: (215)446-4973
    Agency Information:
    General Services Administration


    Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.

    If your application is complete, we will review your application to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will further evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or competencies required of the position. Candidates in the highest quality category will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability and/or security background investigation. A final job offer for this position is typically made within 40 days after the deadline for applications.


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

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