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Job Title:Facilities Program Manager, GS-0301-12

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:Federal Emergency Management Agency

Job Announcement Number:MG-2013-T0098-TNT-832890DE

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$74,872.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year


Monday, January 28, 2013 to Friday, February 01, 2013




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Anniston, AL United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

When disaster strikes, America looks to FEMA. Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce.

Who May Apply

  • All U.S. Citizens
  • For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please click here
  • This position opportunity is also being advertised under Merit Promotion Procedures and at the GS-12 grade levels. Please see vacancy announcement numbers for additional information.


This position is ideal for an Facilities Program Manager looking for an opportunity to support CDP Office personnel, performing advanced training to state, local, tribal, federal, international and private sector emergency responders to prevent, deter, interdict, and respond to terrorist acts in involving toxic weapons grade chemical agents, biological agents, radiological materials, and other hazardous materials.  This position starts at a salary of $68,809 (GS-12).  Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Protection and National Preparedness Team in the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) Office.     

PROMOTION POTENTIAL: Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval.

EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT:  For all nonbargaining unit positions, the following applies:  Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites.  All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.

Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.


  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • You must be able to obtain a (High Risk) security clearance.
  • You may be required to undergo periodic drug testing.
  • This position may require occasional non-emergency travel.
  • Direct Deposit is mandatory.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 - Selective Service Registration required.


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In this position, you will provide staff support to the CDP Office personnel to enhance the internal and external efficiency and effectiveness of the office.  You will be responsible for independently planning and coordinating, and overseeing a team of facility operations specialists and engineering technicians.    Typical work assignments include:

·         Coordinates administrative and technical review of projects and maintains liaison with facility managers and offices to ensure projects mesh with the facility master plan and the CDP’s training plan.


·         Serves as Contracting Officer Representative (COR) that monitors and reviews

 contractor activities to ensure compliance with Performance Work Statement (PWS). 


·         Ensures tracking of funding for approved projects is accurate and payment invoices are sent to appropriate subordinate activity.   


·        Coordinates all aspects of construction programs with CDP Program Offices, FEMA Facilities, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for awarded projects, and FEMA Office of Acquisition Management.     


·         Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff that’s clearly communicated through formal employee performance system.      


·         Maintains a database system for tracking submitted, rejected, approved, and ongoing projects, as well as historical records for audit trail.   



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You qualify for this position at the GS-12 (starting salary $68,809) level if you possess the following:

One full year of specialized experience.  Specialized experience is described as experience in managing a comprehensive facilities maintenance, repair, and renewal program to include coordinating and providing oversight on  all aspects of construction and maintenance programs.   Experience includes controlling and managing project milestones and budgets; analysis and planning of facilities and program needs; and, monitoring and reviewing work packages to include construction work plans.      

Selective Placement Factor:  None

The qualification requirements listed above must be met within 30 calendar days of the closing date of this announcement.

Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation for High Risk security clearance as a condition of placement into this position. This may include a review of financial issues, such as delinquency, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.


We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education, and training will be rated using a job questionnaire that is based on the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job:


1.  Knowledge of a wide range of building management principles, concepts, and practices as well as a thorough understanding of the facility requirements in order to operate facilities in a cost efficient manner.  .

2.  Knowledge of contract oversight and procurement processes, procedures, and associated documentation. 

3.  Knowledge of facilities requirements for building maintenance, repairs, heating ventilation and air conditioning, electrical systems, plumbing, and fire protection. 

4.   Ability to effectively lead, supervise, and manage facility program staff engaged in the planning,  oversight, execution  of facility maintenance, repair, and renewal contracts and projects. 

Under Delegated Examining (All U.S. Citizens), we will use your job questionnaire to place you in one of three categories based on your experience, education, and training. If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories:

1. Best Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of all evaluation criteria.

2. Well-Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of the evaluation criteria.

3. Qualified: Applicants possessing the basic qualifications, with general knowledge, skills, and abilities.

If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. To preview the Assessment Questionnaire, click the following link:  View Assessment Questions 

Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the Federal government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible. Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility can be found by clicking here to access OPM’s Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well qualified under CTAP/ ICTAP, you must be placed in the Well Qualified category for this position, as described above. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.

Veterans: Veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they qualify. Veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific, professional at the GS-09 grade level, or higher. This position is not considered scientific/professional. For information on veterans’ preference, please click here.


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DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to and select “benefits.”


This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.

VETERANS INFORMATION, EEO POLICY, AND REGISTRATION FOR SELECTIVE SERVICE can be obtained utilizing the links at the bottom of this announcement.

CITIZENSHIP:   Agencies are permitted to hire non-citizens only in very limited circumstances where there are no qualified citizens available for the position.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS:   For more information, please see the link at the bottom of this announcement and


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Your application must be received by 11:59PM EST on Friday, February 01, 2013. 

To begin your online application, click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register or sign into USAJOBS, take the online questionnaire, and submit the required documents. See Required Documents section for more detail.

We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you cannot apply online, you may FAX your résumé, assessment questionnaire, and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144. You must print a copy of OPM Form 1203-FX, document your responses to the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire and use the official FAX coversheet found here.


  1. Your résumé
  2. Your responses to the job questionnaire View Assessment Questions
  3. Are you a veteran?  Submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty). Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out the SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. Click here for more veterans’ information.
  4. Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)?  You must submit:
      • a copy of your agency notice, and
      • a copy of your most recent performance rating, and
      • a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting your current position, grade level, and duty location.


Tisa Tolliver
Phone: (202)212-4450
TDD: 800-877-8339
Agency Information:
DHS FEMA HCD Talent Acquisition and Processing
1201 Maryland Ave SW
Mail Stop 3715
Washington, DC


Once you submit your application, we will assess your experience and training, identify the best qualified applicants, and refer those applications to the hiring manager for further consideration and interviews. We will notify you by email after each of these steps has been completed. Your status will also be updated on USAJOBS throughout the process. To check your status, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on “Application Status,” and then click “More Information.” We expect to make a final job offer within 30 days after the deadline for applications. If you are selected, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

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