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    The position is located in the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), United States Botanic Garden (USBG), Operations Division. The selectee will manage all aspects of facility operations, capital projects, construction, renovation, maintenance and project management in addition to serving on the USBG’s senior management team and contributing to all aspects of the organization’s operations.

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    The U.S. Botanic Garden is comprised of approximately 70 positions organized into an Administrative Services Division, a Public Programs Division, a Horticulture Division, and an Operations Division. Physical facilities consist of an administration building, an historic conservatory and fountain, 6.5 acres of outside gardens, and a 33-bay greenhouse production facility on 14 acres. The USBG provides memorable, educational experiences to over 1 million visitors annually and hosts numerous congressional events each year. 

    Serves as liaison with the Planning and Project Management (PPM) jurisdiction, Construction Division, Safety, Fire and Environmental Programs, U.S. Capitol Police and other offices and jurisdictions of the AOC.  Duties quoted at GS-14 level.

    Responsibilities include:

    Facility Maintenance and Operations Management

    • Manages all aspects of operating and maintaining the buildings, greenhouses and other facilities of the USBG, including a large historic conservatory, an administration building and a number of water features on the U.S. Capitol Campus, and a greenhouse support facility with a headhouse comprised of 85,000 sq. ft. of greenhouse bays and several associated buildings and structures in the Blue Plains area of Washington, D.C.
    • Analyzes work requirements and determines staff, equipment, financial and other resources needed to maintain full operating status for facilities housing living plant collections, broad-ranging work activities, large numbers of public visitors, large-scale exhibits, diverse educational programming, and high-level special events.
    • Initiates or coordinates various activities associated with procurement of goods and services and ensures that contracted work proceeds according to quality standards that meet program goals and the functional and aesthetic requirements of the USBG.
    • Develops and executes annual budgets for operations, maintenance and minor construction totaling $4-5 million dollars/year.

     Analysis, Planning and Programming

    • Assesses conditions, current needs and future requirements for all USBG facilities and associated equipment and vehicles. Oversees preventive maintenance plans for all buildings, grounds, vehicles, and equipment.
    • Serves as liaison to various AOC offices on issues related to energy, water and other resource use, conservation and efficiency. Conducts analyses on resource usage and waste generation and identifies and prioritizes potential energy, water and waste reducing technologies and practices with the aim of reducing the environmental impact of USBG operations and construction activities.

    Project Coordination and Contractor Oversight

    • Coordinates and manages all aspects of construction, renovation and maintenance projects, and works with multiple AOC offices and jurisdictions to coordinate work of contractors, AOC construction workers and USBG employees. Is responsible for overseeing all project management from pre-conception through contracting, design, market analysis, sourcing mechanism, procurement and execution.


    • Supervises the workforce through one or more supervisory employees and additional assigned employees and provides managerial oversight to a skilled team of maintenance mechanics with responsibilities in a variety of trades and technical disciplines.
    • Provides guidance on performance management.
    • Initiates nondiscriminatory equal employment opportunity (EEO) practices for the area under his/her supervision in the following: (1) merit promotion of employees and recruitment and hiring of applicants; (2) fair treatment of all employees; (3) encouragement and recognition of employee achievements; (4) career development of employees; and (5) full utilization of their skills.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/532921400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.