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    This position serves as the principal advisor to the Director of the Office of Planning, Design and Construction (OPDC), the Director and Deputy Director of Smithsonian Facilities (SF), senior leadership, and the directors of museum and research entities on all aspects of facilities planning, space utilization and real property management, and master planning matters.

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    Serves as the expert advisor on all aspects of planning and project management for the Smithsonian Institution.  Develops and implements policy and program direction affecting project management aspects of Smithsonian programs and operations. Oversees visioning, strategic and business planning, goal-setting, quality implementation, organizational performance measurement, and reinvention efforts, ensuring alignment with the vision, values and goals of the Secretary, Under Secretaries, Director and Deputy Director of Smithsonian Facilities (SF) and Director, Office of Planning, Design and Construction (OPDC).

    Directs work of the division by planning, programming, budgeting, establishing organizational goals and supervising the activities of the division. Prescribes policies, procedures and objectives for the division to ensure planning and execution of the capital program for design and construction are effectively achieved, considering relevant social, political, economic and technological factors. Reviews and evaluates program status, adjusting initiatives and priorities, coordinating with and advising higher authority, customers, outside approving agencies and the general public as necessary. Ensures through advanced planning that sufficient resources are available for future organizational requirements.

    Guides and directs the preparation of the annual and long-range design and construction capital program and the development and implementation of the project management procedures and processes. Ensures that managers receive adequate direction and guidance for the consistent preparation and execution of their programs using project management techniques and philosophy. Develops and designs the annual capital program strategy in coordination with the SF Deputy Directors, museum and research institute directors and their staffs. Modifies program development and project management policies and procedures to ensure objectives and cost effective performance. 

    Provides advice and strategy to the Capital Planning Board and the Regent’s Facilities Committee regarding projects, decisions, and funding.  Extensive experience in facility engineering management is required to influence and advance SF’s facilities planning and resource objectives. 

    As SF’s delegated authority for the execution of the capital program, including Repair, Restoration and Alteration; Major Federal Construction; and various Trust-funded design and construction accounts, the incumbent is responsible for providing executive leadership and oversight of financial management for the capital design and construction program for SF. This includes planning, programming, priority and affordability analysis and budget formulation and execution. 

    Develops program and project performance tracking and upward reporting systems.  Monitors nationwide and international progress and performance through performance indicators prepared and reviewed monthly. Develop management procedures and coordination policies which take into account the extreme diversity of the programs, and customers and multiplicity of international, Federal, State and local agencies that get involved in Smithsonian projects in order to carry out the Institution’s projected $1.5B revitalization, maintenance and construction program over the next decade. 

    Supports the recruitment, development and retention of a high quality workforce. Collaboratively sets and evaluates performance standards, and takes actions to recognize contributions or to improve performance.  

    Serves as chief advocate for quality project management.  Attends senior leadership policy meetings and conferences, making significant contributions to the development of Smithsonian policies and priorities. 

    Oversees the Architectural History and Historic Preservation (AHHP) Division that is responsible for implementing preservation policy and standards for SI historic buildings and the Castle Collection. 

    Manages the real estate asset management function for the Smithsonian, a part of the Real Estate Division responsible for leased facilities, negotiation of all leases and real estate contracts, RE issues associated with owned properties, real estate acquisition and disposition, space consolidation and utilization, improved fiscal controls for SI portfolio, real estate analyses and pro formas, and the maintenance of the real estate database for critical dates and real estate information.

    Oversees the Facilities Master Planning Division that is responsible for comprehensive facilities master planning which includes coordinating reviews with external agencies including the National Capital Planning Commission, and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts.

    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/593088700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.