Building Management Specialist,Public Buildings Service,10-11-2018,USA Gov

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  • Open & closing dates

    10/11/2018 to 10/24/2018

  • Service


  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 07 – 09

  • Salary

    $41,673 to $72,677 per year

  • Appointment type

    Recent Graduates – The initial length of the job is one year but may become permanent.

  • Work schedule




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    Fort Snelling, MN

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    Minneapolis, MN

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    Cleveland, OH

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    Columbus, OH

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    Milwaukee, WI

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Relocation expenses reimbursed


Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

This job is open to


    Recent graduates

    Individuals who have graduated from an accredited educational institute or certificate program within the last 2 years or 6 years for Veterans.

Clarification from the agency

Recent Graduates: If you completed a qualifying degree within the previous two years, you may apply. If you are a veteran who was prevented from applying during the 2-year period due to your military service, you may apply if your degree was completed within the last 6 years.

Enrolled students: If you will complete your degree requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement, you may apply.



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    Are you a graduating student or a recent grad?  Join our Pathways Recent Graduate Program! This one-year program offers professional and technical training, mentoring and developmental opportunities.

    We are currently filling one vacancy in most locations, but additional vacancies may be filled, as needed.

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    These positions are located in the Public Buildings Service (PBS), Service Center Divisions. As an advanced entry-level trainee, you will assist the Building Manager who provides occupants of Federal Government buildings and privately leased space with safe, secure, clean, and sustainable facilities in which to conduct agency business. You will also interact with building tenants and client representatives on a recurring basis to assess their facility and facility related needs.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel – Occasional travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    12 – If you are selected at a grade lower than the full performance level, you may be promoted up to that grade level without having to re-apply or compete against other applicants.

  • Job family (Series)

    1176 Building Management

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  • Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)

    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 trial period, if required.
    • Register with the Selective Service, if you are a male born after 12/31/1959
    • 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.
    • Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 2 investigation level).
    • Signed participant agreement is required for employment under this Program.


    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-7 salary range varies between $41,673-$45,703 per year, based on job location.

    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 meet A, B or C below:

    A: SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE – You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level or higher in the Federal service.

    Specialized experience is administrative or technical experience that provided a fundamental knowledge of programs, policies, or procedures related to the operation and maintenance of commercial buildings (or equivalent non-housing, high rise buildings). Examples of such experience includes: communicating with a variety of individuals to gather information, analyze, and provide recommendations regarding building operations, automated building systems, building equipment or building services; entering, tracking, and reconciling budgetary or financial data in a computerized system for facilities operations; or providing administrative or technical support for commercial building preventative maintenance programs.  OR

    B: SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION (Transcripts Required)

    • Graduate Level Education – Applicant must have completed one full year of Graduate level education (18 semester hours or the equivalent) in an area that provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. OR
    • Undergraduate Level Education – Completed all of the requirements for a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and meet Superior Academic Achievement as described below:
      1. Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) at the baccalaureate level is fully qualifying at the GS-7 level.  To claim SAA, submit documentation of one of the following:
        1. Class standing — You must be in the upper third of your graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses.
        2. Grade-point average (rounded to one decimal point) of:
          • 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 (“B” or better) as recorded on your official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of your curriculum; or
          • 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 (“B+” or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in your major field or the required courses in your major field completed during your final 2 years of the curriculum.
        3. Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society in one of the national scholastic honor societies listed by the Association of College Honor Societies.

    C: COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE – Possess a combination of graduate level education beyond the Bachelor’s Degree and appropriate specialized experience that together meet the qualification requirements for this position. (Transcripts Required)

    The GS-9 salary range varies between $50,975-$55,905 per year, based on job location. The GS-9 salary range starts at $50,975.00 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 meet A, B or C below:

    A: You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level or higher in the Federal service.

    Specialized experience is experience assisting in the management of a commercial office building (or equivalent non-housing high rise building) consisting of building mechanical system (i.e., HVAC, alarm systems, elevators, etc.). This experience typically includes:

    • coordinating alteration and renovation projects;
    • gathering information to assess the level of customer satisfaction, i.e., surveys, interviews with tenant contacts, focus groups;
    • gathering data to assist with the development of operating budgets; and,
    • inspecting contractor performance.

    B: SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION – You must possess a master’s or equivalent level degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or an LL.B. or JD. This education must have provided you the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. (Transcripts Required)

    C: COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE – You must possess a combination of graduate level education and appropriate experience that together meet the qualification requirements of this position. (Transcripts Required)


    Note: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:

    Additional information

    Bargaining Unit status:  NFFE or AFGE, depending on duty statioin

    If you are selected at a grade lower than the full performance level, you may be promoted up to that grade level without having to re-apply or compete against other applicants.

    Travel expenses associated with interviews maybeapproved. Determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    On a case-by-case basis, the following incentives may be approved:

    • Recruitment incentive if you are new to the federal government
    • Relocation incentive if you are a current federal employee
    • Credit toward vacation leave if you are new to the federal government

    Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed; through other means; or not at all.

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    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:
    1. Knowledge of building management principles, concepts, practices and building operations in order to assist in operating, maintaining, and managing real property assets.
    2. Knowledge of building systems and building automation systems in order to meet building operating requirements and customer needs.
    3. Skill in analyzing building management problems or issues in order to provide solutions to best meet customer needs.
    4. Ability to demonstrate good judgment, balance competing priorities, and analyze alternatives.
    5. Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
    • 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.

    To preview questions please click here.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    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:
    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, 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).

    College transcripts: Your transcripts must show a, b, and c:

    (a) Proof of recent graduate status (within past 2 years or on track to graduate by DATE; or within past 6 years if you were prevented from applying due to your military service)

    (b) Name of your college or university

    (c) Date your degree was awarded

    If you are currently pursuing a graduate degree, but you are claiming Recent Graduate eligibility based on a previous degree, you must also include those transcripts.

    If you completed your education outside of the U.S., see Foreign Education information for guidance on what we can accept.

    If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment.

    Superior Academic Achievement:  Submit transcripts as described above.  If you qualify based on your class rank or honor society membership, submit documentation of it.

    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.

  • Benefits

    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.

    You will have access to many benefits including:

    • Health insurance (choose from a wide range of plans)
    • Life insurance coverage with several options
    • Sick leave and vacation time, including 10 paid holidays per year
    • Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401(k) plan)
    • Flexible work schedules
    • Transit and child care subsidies
    • Flexible spending accounts
    • Long-term care insurance
    • Training and development

    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

    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 Vacancy and 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 DOCUMENTS section 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. We are available to assist you Monday-Friday during normal business hours.  You must receive HR approval before deviating from these instructions. Be sure to APPLY EARLY as most assessments must be completed fully and submitted before the announcement closing.

    • Reasonable Accommodation Requests: If you request a Reasonable Accommodation for an External Assessment before the vacancy close date you will receive instructions via email on how to complete the External Assessment. You MUST submit your application, including the remainder of the application questions and supporting documentation, prior to 11:59PM (ET) on the closing date in order receive consideration.
    • Updating Your Application: To update your application, excluding External Assessment responses, at any time during the announcement open period, return to your USAJOBS account ( There you will find a record of your application, the application status, and an option to Update Application. This option will no longer be available once the announcement has closed.

    Need Assistance in Applying? Contact the HR representative listed on the announcement prior to the application deadline. We are available to assist you Monday-Friday during normal business hours.  You must receive HR approval before deviating from these instructions. Be sure to APPLY EARLY as most assessments must be completed fully and submitted before the announcement closing.

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    Agency contact information

    Linda Brown







    GSA, Public Buildings Service
    National Recruitment Center
    2300 Main Street, Floor 2NW
    Kansas City,
    United States

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    Next steps

    After the closing date/deadline:

    1. ELIGIBILITY/QUALIFICATIONS: Your application will be reviewed for all requirements.
    2. REFERRAL TO MANAGEMENT: If you meet all the requirements, you may be referred to management for review and a possible interview.
    3. SELECTION/TENTATIVE JOB OFFER: If you are selected, you will receive a tentative offer and start the suitability and/or security background investigation process.
    4. 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.
    5. 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

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    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.

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    Legal and regulatory guidance

    • Financial suitability
    • Social security number request
    • Privacy Act
    • Signature and false statements
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period

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