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Job Title:  Lease Management Specialist (1101)
Department:  General Services Administration
Agency:  Public Buildings Service
Job Announcement Number:  1402053MMMP

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$78,361.00 to $101,866.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 to Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Full-time - Permanent
2 vacancies in the following location(s):
Newark, NJ View Map
New York, NY View Map
GSA employees employed in the Public Buildings Service (PBS), Region 2 who are serving on career or career-conditional appointment, or under a noncompetitive special appointing authority providing for a permanent position. Employees serving on Schedule B, C, or D or Term Appointments are generally not eligible to apply.
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About the Agency

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 Lease Management Specialist, you will be responsible for managing a leased building inventory and administering GSA lease contracts for assigned buildings.  

One position is located in the Public Buildings Service, Service Centers Division, New York, NY. The other is located in the Public Buildings Service, Service Centers Division, Newark, NJ. This office is responsible for providing space for federal customers either in federally-owned facilities or through the acquisition of leasehold interest.

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


  • Occasional Travel
  • Occassional travel may be required.


  • No


  • Meet time-in-grade requirements within 30 days of closing date
  • U.S. Citizenship or National
  • Apply online (See How to Apply section.)


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  • Serves as the primary customer agency advocate and first GSA point of contact with client agency personnel in designated buildings within the GSA inventory.
  •  Interacts extensively with tenants and client agencies representatives on a recurring basis to assess the facility and service needs, ensuring those needs are being met or exceeded, and to assure that the procedures used to obtain services are responsive and customer focused.
  • Serves as a Contracting Officers Representative, provides contract administration and lease management services to ensure that lessors comply with the scope terms and conditions of the lease. 
  • Independently investigates complaints received from tenant agencies, property managers or others, as related to bona fide complaints, interprets lease provisions to ensure equity for the government and lessor.
  • Serves as a project manager for projects under the simplified acquisition threshold in lease spaces, oversees the management of repair and alteration projects, retrofit, and into office and relocation moves.


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The GS-12 salary range starts at $78,361 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.

To qualify, you must demonstrate one year of specialized experience at the GS-11 level or equivalent.

Examples of such experience are:  providing technical advice and guidance on lease administration programs and activities.  This experience must include reviewing and analyzing a wide range of leases and realty transactions to ensure financial accuracy; communicating orally and in writing to address issues ranging from routing to highly complex in nature; and identifying, researching and analyzing lease administration issues and providing solutions and recommendations to management.

NOTE:  Qualifications are based on length and level of experience.  Therefore, in addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours per week if part time.  Qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, so failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. For a brief video on How to Create a Federal Resume, click here.

Education can not be substituted.

  • 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 investigation and receive a favorable adjudication.
  • This position requires  some walking, bending, standing for long periods of time and other similar physical exertion may be required.


If you are found qualified for the position, your responses to the self-assessment vacancy questions will be used to assign a numerical score.  If your responses to the vacancy questions are not supported by your resume then your score may be adjusted lower by the Human Resources Specialist. Scores are not augmented by Veteran’s preference points for this type of announcement (Merit Promotion).

You will be evaluated on the vacancy related questions that were designed to assess your overall possession of the following competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Knowledge of the property management industry, including private sector leasing protocols and practices involving facility operations and systems.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations and in written and oral communications required to explain, evaluate and negotiate client and technical operating requirements.
  • Knowledge of quality assurance and quality control methods and standards, inspection and evaluation procedures and issue resolution required to ensure optimal contract performance.
  • Knowledge of technical operating and customer-focused strategies required to create a facility environment that exceeds customer expectations.
  • Knowledge of leased facility operations necessary to assess the feasibility and impact of space moves and alterations on tenant agency operations, in order to minimize adverse impact
A variety of assessments/assessment tools may be used to evaluate candidates for specific vacancies covered by this announcement. Candidates will be notified when further assessments are implemented and provided with instructions on how to access and complete the assessment(s).  Be sure to APPLY EARLY as most assessments must be completed fully and submitted before the announcement closing.

If you are a GSA Career Transition Assistance eligible, you must be considered well qualified (minimum score of 85) to receive priority. CTAP

To preview questions please click here.


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  • Bargaining Unit status:  AFGE
  • GSA does not accept applications or application materials submitted with Government-paid postage.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • If interested in being considered for both the New York, NY and Newark, NJ positions, candidates must select both duty locations when applying. Otherwise, candidates may select their preferred duty location.


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You must submit a complete online 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.  For more information on applying for a GSA vacancy, please visit Applying for a GSA
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.  Once you have completed this step, select "Apply for this Position Now!"

Complete your personal information within GSAjobs.  Once you’ve been redirected to GSA’s automated system, follow the prompts to create, review, or update your personal information.  This information is used to determine your eligibility to apply for this position so be sure that it is up to date.

Respond to all of the vacancy specific questions.

Submit any required documents.  A "Vacancy Documents" page is automatically displayed by the GSAjobs system.   Review the Required Documents section of this announcement to determine which apply to you. You may choose one of the following options to submit your document(s): Upload; USAJOBS, or FAX.  We strongly recommend you read the "Fax Instructions" provided on the Document Manager page prior to printing the Fax Cover Sheet and faxing your information.

Respond to any Additional Assessment Questions.  If you are presented with additional assessment questions, be sure to respond to them or you may not be considered.

Click the "FINISH' button.  Finally, you'll receive an Application Review Page which allows you to review the information that will be submitted. You can save a copy of your application by selecting the 'Save PDF' button. Then, YOU MUST CLICK THE 'FINISH' BUTTON to complete and submit your application.

Note: If you cannot complete any part of the application process listed above, contact the Human Resources Office/representative listed on the announcement prior to the announcement deadline for instructions on how to proceed. Be sure to receive prior HR approval to deviate from these instructions so that your application will be considered. 


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

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

GSA OIG Employees: GSA Office of Inspector General (OIG) employees submit a SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, indicating current position title, series, grade, and career tenure.

College Transcripts: Submit a photocopy of your college transcript(s) if the qualifications for this announcement have an education requirement, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements. If selected, an official/sealed transcript will be required prior to appointment. For education completed outside the United States, also submit a valid foreign credential evaluation that substantiates possession of the required education. See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.


Maura Murphy
Phone: 212-264-5557
Fax: 000-000-0000
Agency Information:
GSA, Public Buildings Service
General Services Administration
Human Resources (2ARC-E)
26 Federal Plaza, Room 18-110
New York, NY
Fax: 000-000-0000


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.  The most highly qualified candidates 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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