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Job Title:  Supervisory Facility Operations Specialist
Agency:  John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Job Announcement Number:  WA898211-AG

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, June 24, 2013 to Monday, July 15, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map
United States Citizens


YOU can be a star performer at the Kennedy Center!

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, as the sole presidential memorial to John F. Kennedy in the environs of Washington, DC, is a national center for the performing arts managed by the Kennedy Center Board of Trustees. The Kennedy Center presents more than 2,000 performances annually. The facility includes nine theatres, restaurants, gift shops, interactive displays, public spaces, administrative offices, theatre and building support spaces, and a parking garage. Open 365 days a year, its nearly 3 million annual patrons and visitors make it Washington's third most popular attraction. The Kennedy Center is conveniently located within walking distance of the Foggy Bottom - GWU stop on Metro's blue/orange line.

Due to the holiday week, the closing date of this announcement has been extended from Tuesday, July 9, 2013 to Monday, July 15, 2013.


  • U.S. Citizenship or National
  • Resume and/or Supporting Documents (see How to Apply)
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid
  • The tour of duty of this position is Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • You may be required to complete one year supervisory probationary period.
  • This position is identified as “emerergency/essential.”


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Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintain, coordinate, and supervise the maintenance, repair, rehabilitation, and replacement of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) programs;
  • Supervise and monitor building automation system; reviews engineer's log, providing trend analysis and performing diagnostics to evaluate the operation of systems and equipment and recommends the necessary degree of rebuild, repair, replacement, modification, or alternate sequence of operations;
  • Identify existing HVAC systems that may provide energy savings within the Kennedy Center's HVAC systems through sequencing, upgrading, retrofitting, replacement, or elimination; designated as Energy Manager; and,
  • Serve as first-level supervisor over a staff of approximately 15 electricians, plumbers, and HVAC mechanics performing the full range of supervisory duties including performance and leave management; awards and training recommendations; initiating/taking disciplinary actions.


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One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service that includes managing programs that maintain and repair mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems; reading and interpreting plans and specifications in order to coordinate and monitor construction maintenance and repair projects; formulating budgets; resolving facility maintenance problems; resolving issues and providing advice on facility matters where policies or decisions covering major areas of uncertainty in approach or methodology are required and where new techniques or information must be developed; and monitoring a buildings automation system to evaluate the operation of equipment.

Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.


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. 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. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

  • Skill in applying a comprehensive range of principles, concepts, and practices concerning facility administration.
  • Knowledge of contract administration, procurement regulation, budget procedures, and practices.
  • Ability to identify and resolve facility and operational deficiencies.
  • Ability to evaluate, adapt, or modify procedures and practices concerning maintenance, repair, and operation of facilities, utility systems, buildings, equipment, plans, and grounds.
  • Knowledge of building automation systems, system instrumentation, building system design, equipment function, and operator level of equipment inspection and maintenance.

Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Qualified candidates will be ranked into 2 categories: Best Qualified and Qualified.

  • Best Qualified – Demonstrates better overall or key knowledge, skills, or abilities for a specific position.
  • Qualified – Meets the minimum qualifications standards, including any selective placement factors, for a specific position.

The 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. Preference eligibles who meet the 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 in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher).



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If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference see

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see ).

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP/ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an CTAP/ICTAP eligible see To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position.  


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To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, July 15, 2013 to receive consideration.

* To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

* Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

* It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account at and click the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account at and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

To complete a hard copy assessment questionnaire and submit it via fax: Do not complete the steps below if you have already applied online to the questionnaire for this position as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.


  • Your Résumé (if you submit a personally developed résumé, curriculum vitae, or any other written format, be sure to include a detailed description of your job-related qualifications, beginning/ending dates, and hours worked per week, for each paid and non-paid position you included).
  • Completed Assessment Questionnaire

Other supporting Documents (only submit if applicable to you)

  • Veterans' Preference and/or VEOA documentation (e.g., DD-214 Member Copy 4, SF-15, VA letter, etc.)
            • CTAP/ICTAP documentation

    If you are unable to upload supporting document(s) online, you can fax them by completing the following:

    1. Print out a Fax Cover Page @ and complete the required information. The Vacancy ID is 898211.

    2. Fax a Cover Page with each supporting document to 1-478-757-3144 by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, July 15, 2013 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.


    Washington Services Branch
    Phone: (202)606-2575
    Agency Information:
    JFK Center for Performing Arts
    Please do not send mail
    Washington, DC


    Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon your score, 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 notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).

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