Public Buildings Service Building Manager in Alexandria Bay, New York
As a Building Manager, you will provide occupants of Federal Government buildings and privately leased space with safe, secure, clean, and sustainable facilities in which to conduct agency business.
Location of Position:Upstate NY Field Office; Alexandria Bay, NY
This Office is responsible for overseeing programs related to the management and operation of space under the jurisdiction or control of PBS.
We are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled as needed.
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As a Building Manager you will:
- Be responsible for building operations, maintenance, repair, alteration, historic preservation, recycling, concessions, safety, environmental concerns and security in GSA-owned and leased buildings assigned.
- Develop, implement, and monitor programs related to tenant safety and comfort.
- Participate and engage in planning and developing operating budgets and all related Federal Buildings Fund procedures and activities for assigned facilities.
- Direct and coordinate the operation of all construction, alteration and repair projects to minimize or ideally avoid adverse impact to customer agencies.
- Plan and/or develop emergency plans, and maintain physical preparedness designed to assist and protect the public and Federal employees in emergency situations.
- Develop and promote positive working relationships with customer agencies and client personnel.
- Maintain continuous liaison with building tenants and top management officials of customer agencies and tenants at facilities managed.
- Manage grounds and exteriors including parking structures and lots, site utilities, landscaping and grounds, snow removal, and exterior building maintenance.
- Manage the contracting and leasing administration process as needed on behalf of tenant agencies and GSA.
- Perform lease management duties which may include reviewing space requests, generate reports and analyze leasing data, ensure lessors comply with scopes of work, and analyze and monitor the full range of leased building operational procedures and policies for compliance.
25% or less - Occasional travel may be required.
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1176 Building Management
- Building Managers
Conditions of Employment
- US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
- Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date
- Register with the Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/1959
If selected, you must meet the following conditions:
- Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch.
- Serve a one year probationary period, if required.
- Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 2 investigation level).
- Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee. We will use the Department of Homeland Security's e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.
- Have a valid driver's license
- Perform work inside and outside and in dirty, greasy, and noisy conditions. You will be exposed to hazards of electrical shock, burns, cuts, bruises, dust, and other injuries. You may be required to undergo a medical examination before you start work because of these conditions.
- Participate in the Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP), which includes attending meetings and planning activities; and carrying out mission-critical work at a designated location other than your primary work site (which may be outside of your commuting area).
For each job on your resume, provide:
- the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year)
- number of hours per week you worked (if part time).
If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.
For a brief video on creating a Federal resume, click here.
The GS-12 salary range starts at $73,375 per year.
If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you are selected.
To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level or higher in the Federal service.
Specialized experience is defined as evaluating policies and implementing programs related to the operation and maintenance of medium size (e.g. 500K sq ft), multi-level, commercial buildings (or equivalent non-housing high rise building) and leased space; analyzing the effectiveness and efficiency of building operations, automated systems, and mechanical equipment; establishing and maintaining customer satisfaction programs that include feedback mechanisms used to evaluate the effectiveness of services provided; and managing or monitoring real property budgetary and financial data.
There is no education substitution for this position.
Bargaining Unit status: AFGE
Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility.
Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed; through other means; or not at all.
All the information you provide will be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application forms, by checking references and through other means, such as the interview process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.
If you are eligible under Merit Promotion, you may also apply under Vacancy Announcement #1902118LFMP. You must apply separately to each announcement to be considered for both.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
We will use a method called Category Rating to assess your application. Here’s how it will work:
You will be scored on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your possession of the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative techniques and statistical interpretation required to identify client agency and building tenants’ facility needs; evaluate and interpret required customer survey responses; analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of property management programs; evaluate technical and program data to make decisions or recommendations.
- Skill in interpersonal relations required to explain, evaluate and negotiate client and technical operating requirements; coordinate work efforts and negotiate resolutions to problems; present information and conduct town hall meetings, tenant interviews and discussion.
- Knowledge of contracting rules and regulations regarding the technical soundness of contractor provided supplies/services/processes.
- Comprehensive knowledge of quality assurance and quality control methods and standards, inspection and evaluation procedures.
- Technical knowledge of building operations and maintenance, including Federal and industry operations and maintenance best practices; major systems and equipment such as HVAC, controls, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, roofing, structural, elevators, and renewable energy systems and how they contribute to whole building energy and water use; programs such as commissioning, building retuning and continuous commissioning, energy and water efficiency, sustainability, zero environmental footprint, custodial, waste management and recycling; art and historic preservation; space alterations; safety, emergency management, environmental management and concessions.
- Ability to integrate knowledge of legal, engineering, architecture, fire and life safety, physical security, food service, finance, asset preservation, HVAC, environment, cost estimation, contracting, and lease management.
- Ability to plan, schedule, and balance all technical aspects of multiple tenant requirements, such as complex alterations, and to independently determine and execute the appropriate sequencing of work required to fulfill client agency needs and to inform them regarding the status of projects; knowledge of building operational requirements necessary to assess the feasibility and impact of space moves and alterations on tenant agency operations, in order to minimize adverse impacts.
Your answers to the questions will be used to place you in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified.
We will verify your answers to the questions in your resume. If your resume doesn’t support your answers, we may lower your score, which could place you in a lower category.
Within each category, veterans will receive selection priority over non-veterans.
If you are eligible under GSA’s Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), you must receive a score of 85 or higher to receive priority.
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Background checks and security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Drug test required
- Required Documents
ALL* required documents must be submitted before the closing date. Review the following list to determine what you need to submit.*
If you are claiming veterans’ preference:
* (a)* Copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 that shows the dates of your active duty service. If selected, a DD-214 showing your type of discharge (member 4 copy) will be required prior to appointment.
* (b)* If you are claiming 10-point preference or derived preference (a spouse, widow or widower, or parent of a deceased or disabled veteran), submit both of the following in addition to the DD-214:
(1) completed SF-15 form; and
(2) proof of your entitlement (refer to SF-15 for complete list).
If you are active duty military- Certification on a letterhead from your military branch that includes your rank, character of service (must be under honorable conditions) & military service dates including discharge/release date (must be no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted).
If you are ICTAP/CTAP* eligible* - submit a, b, and c: (a) proof of eligibility including agency notice; (b) SF-50, and (c) most recent performance appraisal.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
- How to Apply
How to Apply
Submit a complete online application including any required documents prior to 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement. You can modify or complete your application any time before the deadline. Simply return to USAJOBS, select the vacancy, and update your application. For more detailed instructions on how to apply, click here: Apply for a GSA Job.
To begin, click the Apply Online button on the vacancy announcement.
- Sign in or register on USAJobs and select a resume and documents to include in your application.
- Once you have clicked Apply for this position now, you will be taken to the GSA site to complete the application process.
- Click the Apply To This Vacancyand complete all steps in the application process until the Confirmation indicates your application is complete. If you click Return to USAJobs or get timed out prior to receiving confirmation, your application will not be submitted and cannot be considered for this job.
- Note:Review the REQUIRED DOCUMENTSsection of this announcement to determine which apply to you and must be submitted online. You may choose one or more of the following options to submit your document(s): Upload (from your computer); USAJOBS (click the "USAJOBS" link to complete the transfer process) or FAX (read the “Fax instructions” provided prior to printing the Fax Cover Sheet and faxing your information). * Need Assistance in Applying?* Contact the HR representative listed on the announcement prior to the application deadline. You must receive HR approval before deviating from these instructions.
Agency contact information
GSA, Public Buildings Service General Services Administration Human Resources (CPAA) New York, New York 10007 United States
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After the closing date/deadline:
- ELIGIBILITY/QUALIFICATIONS: Your application will be reviewed for all requirements.
- REFERRAL TO MANAGEMENT: If you meet all the requirements, you may be referred to management for review and a possible interview.
- SELECTION/TENTATIVE JOB OFFER: If you are selected, you will receive a tentative offer and start the suitability and/or security background investigation process.
- FINAL JOB OFFER:Once our security office determines you can come on board, you will be given a final offer, which is typically 40 days after the announcement closes.
- FINAL COMMUNICATION: Once the position is filled, we will notify you of your status. You may also check your status by logging into USAJOBS. Go to My USAJOBS and then to Applications. Thank you for your interest in working for U.S. General Services Administration!
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Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
- Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.
Legal and regulatory guidance
- Financial suitability
- Social security number request
- Privacy Act
- Signature and false statements
- Selective Service
- New employee probationary period
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/518789700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 12/07/2018 to 12/20/2018
Pay scale & grade: GS 12
Salary: $73,375 to $95,388 per year
Appointment type: Permanent
Work schedule: Full-time