Job Overview

Summary

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. And, since our jobs are as diverse as the services we provide, GSA is a great place to start, build, and expand your career.

**Highly skilled individuals with Space Planning and Programming, Space Design and Architect experience are desired for these vacancies**  CLOSING DATE CHANGED TO JANUARY 4, 2012. GSA has been repeatedly named by the Partnership for Public Service as one of the 'Best Places to Work in the Federal Government'. As a Workplace Specialist, you will operate as a technical specialist in collaboration with and in support to customers, proactively translating customer requirements into space planning/layout options and solutions, resulting in technical projects to address evolving customer workplace needs. Analyzes and monitors impact on building interior space design and overall building aesthetics to determine facility capability in meeting customer needs. This position is located in Region 09, Public Buildings Service, Real Estate Division, San Francisco, CA. This office is responsible for creating solutions for analyzing and monitoring impact on building interior space design and overall building aesthetics to determine facility capability in meeting customer needs. 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

Duties

Performs the following core pod functions as addressed below:

  • Operates as a technical specialist in collaboration with and in support to customers, proactively translating customer requirements into space planning/layout options and solutions, resulting in technical projects to address evolving customer workplace needs. Analyzes and monitors impact on building interior space design and overall building aesthetics to determine facility capability in meeting customer needs.
  • Reviews and considers lifecycle condition analysis and similar assessments and from those findings, integrates and quantifies requirements into a scope of work for the project.
  • Leads the process of identifying tasks and potential problems and determining the parameters of a viable solution, and task completion in relation to space programming/interior design requirements and objectives.
  • Develops customized programming, technical specifications, budgets, space planning as well as the goals and objectives of the project.
  • Designs layouts to meet customer program requirements developed from initial programming effort while accounting for fire safety code requirements and within general design principles. Implements GSA workplace initiative programs.
  • Researches, prepares and/or approves (if contracted out) technical specifications such as computer rooms, special electrical, heating ventilation and air conditioning, physical security requirements, special construction such as courtrooms, cells, vaults and cafeterias, for use by realty employees for inclusion in the Solicitation for Offers.
  • Utilizes AutoCad computer drafting system to generate design documents.
  • Supports other Service employees in determinations about space aesthetics. For instance, provides technical guidance to GSA employees or customers on such items such as spatial configurations, ceiling heights, architectural elements when acquiring space for the Federal Government.