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    The Facility Operations Specialist performs duties essential to maintaining safe, healthy, and comfortable facilities at the Texas Recovery Office. This position starts at a salary of $72,739 (IC-12).

    Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Region 6 team within FEMA.

    EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: 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.

    This position is being announced under FEMA's Cadre of On-call Response/Recovery Employee (CORE) Program. This is a temporary appointment in the Excepted Service, not to exceed 2 years, with the option to extend based on workload and funding availability. Veterans Preference does not apply to the CORE selection process.

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    In this position, you will perform duties essential to maintaining safe, healthy, and comfortable facilities at the Texas Recovery Office. You will research and analyze long-range requirements to manage facilities operations and programs, including lease negotiations, utilities, space set-up, security and safety needs, and problem resolution. Typical assignments include:

    • Performing a variety of administrative services in order to maintain, repair, or modify facilities by: upgrading or replacing utility systems; inspecting physical structures, utilities, roadways, and surrounding grounds; and planning and overseeing work performed by carpenters, electricians, utility system operators, and janitors
    • Assuring compliance with all Federal, State, and local certification, safety, fire prevention, and security program requirements
    • Utilizing the Real Property Management System (RPMS) to manage facility maintenance and repairs and to prepare and monitor facility budgets
    • Monitoring and assessing contractor effectiveness for technical service contracts, including monitoring the status of contract performance and approval of progress payments

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional non-emergency travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    This announcement will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) on Thursday, November 9, 2017 OR at 11:59 pm ET on the date the 200th application is received, whichever comes first.

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/483245100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.