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Job Title:Facility Operations Specialist

Department:National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Agency:Goddard Space Flight Center

Job Announcement Number:GS14B0023

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$89,924.00 to $138,136.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 to Thursday, August 21, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1640-13/14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Greenbelt, MD View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

This announcement is open to all qualified U.S citizens. This announcement combines a merit promotion and a competitive announcement in one advertisement. Applications will be accepted from status and non-status candidates. Status candidates, including NASA term employees eligible for conversion under the NASA Flexibility Act of 2004, will be considered under merit promotion procedures. Non-status candidates will be considered under competitive procedures.

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Not Applicable

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

The Operations and Maintenance Branch, Code 227 of the Facilities Management Division (FMD), Management Operations Directorate (MOD) seeks a seasoned operations and maintenance professional to serve as the Senior Utility Systems Owner responsible for the technical direction and management of the Goddard Space Flight Center's (GSFC) utility systems.

COMMENTS:

Please be sure to review your resume on the 'Review tab' by clicking on the 'Your Resume.' Ensure that the correct copy of the resume you have selected has been transferred from your USAJOBS account. If you fail to validate the information in your resume, you may not be appropriately evaluated for this position. Also, please be sure to review and complete the Supplemental Information questions.

To receive consideration, you must submit a resume and answer NASA-specific questions. The NASA questions appear after you submit your resume and are transferred to the NASA web site. If you successfully apply, USAJOBS will show your application status as 'resume received - complete.' If your status is 'Application Started,' you have not successfully applied. Do not rely on a USAJOBS email to confirm successful application only an email from NASA confirms a successful application.

If you are an individual with a disability and have questions regarding the Federal special hiring authorities for individuals with disabilities or would like to request a reasonable accommodation for the application or hiring process, please contact the Disability Program Manager by email at gsfc-disability-programs@mail.nasa.gov. Goddard Space Flight Center offers a wide array of reasonable accommodations and programs for individuals with disabilities including onsite sign language interpreters, readers, and is a participating agency with the Computer Electronics Accommodations Program.

(NOTE: For additional information for job seekers with disabilities, please click on the following website, https://www.opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp)

As identical vacancies are identified, additional selections may be made.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • A one-year probationary period may be required
  • Position subject to pre-employment background investigation

DUTIES:

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The incumbent serves as the Senior Utility Systems Owner for the Facilities Management Division (FMD) and will be responsible for the technical direction and management of the GSFC's utility systems such as plant operations, including chillers, boilers, and diesel systems as well as all utility and building systems. The incumbent is the Team Leader for the System Owner Program which provides expert technical guidance in the areas of operations, maintenance, repair, and alterations of existing facilities, leased facilities and worldwide facilities that GSFC manages. These facilities include launch facilities, airfield facilities, complex laboratory and test facilities, maintenance and trade shops, office buildings, roads and sidewalks, central power, steam and refrigeration plants along with the entire supporting infrastructure to provide utilities to these buildings.

Works with the Division Chief to develop plans that form the basis for institutional strategic planning and develops of functional requirements for utility systems to insure capabilities and resources meet the goals and objectives of the GSFC. Develops detailed plans, goals, and objectives for the long-range implementation and administration of utility systems.

Acts as a project manager for projects such as the replacement of obsolete items or urgent repairs. The incumbent will assist (i.e., create or review) with contingency planning and solutions for utility system failures to ensure power, heating, cooling, water and sewer services are consistently provided to all facilities on the GSFC with an emphasis on those that are mission critical.

Provides advice the FMD staff of the most effective sequence for accomplishing contract work with minimum interruption to mission and operations. The incumbent informs management and procurement officials of any observed discrepancies in contractual work that could create maintenance or operational problems. Directs contract oversight and development to insure contractual vehicles are in place to effectively support the GSFC mission.

Provides recommendations for the improvement of GSFC utility systems which form the basis for establishing standards, policies, procedures, and goals to be adopted by the Division. Develops facility related issue documents, guidance and policy, statements of work, and develops cost estimates and schedules for operations and maintenance related work. The incumbent reviews and comments on construction and repair designs for operational and maintainability requirements and utility system impact. The incumbent manages the Division's facility safety program.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade, which has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies needed to successfully perform the duties of the position described above.

At the GS-14 level, specialized experience is current, expert experience with the installation, repair, operations, maintenance and alterations/modifications of utility/building systems to include building structure, exterior, roof, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, electrical, plumbing, interior finishes, conveyance systems, and program support equipment for systems in a technical or engineering environment; working experience with contract management, administration and techniques, broad experience working with OSHA regulations and laws and confined space requirements, permitting, and procedures.

At the GS-13 level, specialized experience is broad level experience with the installation, repair, operations, maintenance and alterations/modifications of a majority of utility/building systems to include building structure, exterior, roof, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, electrical, plumbing, interior finishes, conveyance systems, and program support equipment for systems in a technical or engineering environment; general experience with contract management, administration and techniques, practical experience with OSHA regulations and laws and confined space requirements, permitting, and procedures.


U.S. citizenship is required.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Announcement will be used for both internal and external applicants.

Internal (Status) candidates will be evaluated as follows:
Resumes will be rated by an automated system (Resumix) that matches the competencies extracted from your resume to the competencies identified by the selecting official for the position. Based on the competencies you match, you are placed in one of three categories identified as 90, 80, or 70 pt. quality categories, which are defined as:

90 pt. Category - Tentative meets (until subsequent confirmation upon referral) the basic qualification requirements identified in the vacancy announcement and has experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated superior proficiency in the primary requirements of the position.

80 pt. Category - Tentatively meets (until subsequent confirmation upon referral) the basic qualification requirements identified in the vacancy announcement and demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the primary requirements of the position.

70 pt. Category - Fails to meet criteria described in the 80 pt. category.

Additional application guidance is available in NASA'sApplicant Guide..

For the purpose of the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), candidates rated in the top quality category are considered well-qualified.

External (Non-Status) candidates will be evaluated as follows:
Same process as Internal (Status) candidates, with the additional procedures related to Veterans:

The Category Rating Process protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet qualification requirements and have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed at the top of the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher.


BENEFITS:

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You can review our benefits at: http://nasajobs.nasa.gov/benefits/benefits.htm



OTHER INFORMATION:

Any applicant tentatively selected for this position may be required to undergo a pre-employment background investigation.Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. See 'How You Will Be Evaluated' for definition of well qualified.Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP consideration must indicate their eligibility when applying for a position. The USAJOBS resume asks you to identify your ICTAP eligibility; the NASA Supplemental Information asks you to identify your CTAP eligibility. If you are selected for the position, you must be prepared to submit proof that you meet the requirements for CTAP/ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location.As a condition of employment, male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.In order to receive preference in hiring, you must clearly identify your claim for veterans preference on your resume. NASA's Applicant Guide provides the information needed to assist you in determining whether or not you can claim 5 or 10 point veterans preference. You should not submit documents to prove your eligibility for veterans preference at this time. However, you must be prepared to submit proof of veterans preference (DD-214, and, if claiming 10-point preference, SF-15 plus proof required by that form) as requested by the Human Resources Office. Veterans preference will only be considered based on what is supported. For instance, if you claim 10-point preference, but are only able to document 5-point preference, you will be considered accordingly. If you fail to provide the required documents within the stated time period, we may withdraw a job offer and/or remove you from further consideration.Your USAJOBS account asks you to assign a name to each of your resumes. When you apply to a NASA position, we will show you the text of the resume you have submitted, but we do not maintain the name you have assigned to that resume. If you wish to keep track of that information, we recommend you make note of it at the time you apply.U.S. citizenship is required.

Identification of promotion potential in this position does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for an actual assignment and performance of higher level duties.

Current Federal employees must meet time in grade and three months after competitive appointment restrictions by the closing date of the announcement.

Qualified NASA term employees who have term conversion eligibility under the NASA Flexibility Act of 2004 will be referred and considered equally with other NASA permanent employees under internal competitive placement procedures.

Occasional travel may be required.



The payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.


HOW TO APPLY:

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This vacancy is being filled through NASA STARS, an automated Staffing and Recruitment System. NASA partners with USAJOBS in providing a seamless application process. Before you begin the application process, please read the vacancy announcement carefully and have all required information available. You may begin the process of submitting your resume by clicking on the 'Apply Online' link. In order to be considered, you must submit a resume completed on the USAJOBS site. When completing your USAJOBS resume, please remember that NASA limits resumes to the equivalent of approximately SIX typed pages, or approximately 32,000 characters including spaces. NASA does not accept resumes uploaded to USAJOBS from a second source or documents attached through USAJOBS' document attachment feature.Once you submit your resume to NASA, you will be asked to complete a short series of additional questions. You must finish the entire process in order to have a complete application package and receive consideration. Your answers will not be saved unless you finish the entire application. You may edit a previously-submitted application, if the announcement is still open.If you are unable to apply electronically for this position, submit your resume and supplemental questions to: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Resume Operations Center, Mailstop: HS50, Marshall Space Flight Center, AL 35812. DO NOT submit your resume directly to the Center advertising this vacancy. Mailed resumes must be received by the close of business on the closing date of the announcement. Hard copy resumes requirements are provided at: Hard Copy Resume Requirements. If you are a first time applicant, we recommend that you review NASA's Applicant Guide to ensure that you are providing a complete resume. Failure to submit the supplemental data and a resume that contains all of the required information may result in loss of consideration for positions in which you are interested. All applications must be received no later than midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

NASA's application process has been specifically developed to ensure that we only ask you for the information we absolutely need to evaluate your qualifications and eligibility. In order to apply for this position, you only need to submit your resume and answer the screening questions and supplemental information. No additional documentation is accepted at the time of application. (For example you need not submit narrative 'KSA' statements; they are not required and will not be evaluated.) In this way we allow you to focus on preparing a resume that best describes your background and abilities. For assistance in preparing your resume, consult the Applicant Guide.Nothing further is required until requested by the Human Resources Office. At that point, we may ask you to submit documentation to support statements made in your resume. For example, we may ask you to provide academic transcripts or proof of Federal employment status. If you are claiming veterans' preference, we may ask you to submit proof of veterans preference (DD-214, and, if claiming 10-point preference, SF-15 plus proof required by that form). If you fail to provide the required documents within the stated time period, we may withdraw a job offer and/or remove you from further consideration.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Talent Acquisition Office
Phone: 301-286-3691
Email: GSFC-TAO@mail.nasa.gov
Agency Information:
NASA's Resume Operations Center
Mailstop HS50
Marshall Space Flight Center, AL
35812
US

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Candidates for NASA positions are evaluated using our automated staffing and recruitment system, NASA STARS, which compares your skills and experience as described in your resume with the requirements of the position. If you are found to be a highly qualified candidate, you will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration. (In some cases, individuals with priority for special consideration must be considered and selected before other candidates.) Whether or not you are contacted for an interview depends upon the location of the position and the judgment of the selecting official.At NASA, we pride ourselves on efficient and timely recruitment actions, and you can normally expect to learn the outcome of the selection process in a fairly short period of time. In addition, to ensure that you can measure progress for yourself, NASA provides you with regularly updated information on the status of the vacancy announcement.

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Job Announcement Number:

GS14B0023

Control Number:

377480600