Facilities Operations Manager

US Department of Homeland Security - Glynco, GA

Full-time | Part-time
Duties
Summary
“The Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC), through strategic partnerships, prepares the federal law enforcement community to safeguard the American people, our homeland, and our values.” We are a unique inter-agency organization preparing the next generation of law enforcement officers to meet our Nation's most pressing security challenges. Click here to learn more.

Responsibilities
This position is located in the Facilities Operations Branch (FOB), Facilities Management Division (FMD), Mission and Readiness Support Directorate (MRSD), Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC), Glynco, Georgia. Typical assignments include:

Serving as the first-line or second-line supervisor for all employees assigned to the FOB and providing oversight for all facilities services assigned.
Developing and implementing training plans for FOB staff.
Maintaining accountability for all property and materials assigned to the FOB to include furniture and equipment.
Coordinating with the contracting officer on a variety of special surveys, studies, or investigations regarding facility service contracts, as requested by higher authority.
Planning, organizing, and developing project management plans that clearly define projects, identifies goals, objectives, milestones and other resources required to complete the projects.
Reviewing requests for repairs, maintenance or alteration of facility-wide mechanical systems.
Ensuring that all facilities are operational and maintained properly and in accordance with all applicable policies and requirements, including a building management program enterprise-wide.
Providing direct oversight to the systems administrator for a web-based computerized maintenance management system.
Managing maintenance inspections of facilities, planning the need and timing or repairs, preparing cost estimates and budget priorities to obtain funding and to implement projects.
Travel Required
Occasional travel - Occasional travel to provide technical assistance at the other FLETC training Centers and to attend training opportunities and professional meetings may be required.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
13

Job family (Series)
1601 Equipment Facilities, And Services

Requirements

Requirements
Conditions of Employment
You must successfully pass a background investigation.
You will be required to complete an OGE 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, within 30 days of starting your federal employment and annually thereafter as long as you occupy a position that requires financial disclosure reporting.
New supervisors/managers must successfully complete a 1-year probationary period.
Overtime work may be required.
Shift work may be required.
You may be required to work weekends and federal holidays.
You must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license.
This position is designated as Emergency Essential. You will be required to sustain FLETC’s operations in the event of a localized situation, such as inclement weather, interruptions to power, or dismissal or closure of DHS operations or services.
This position is eligible for situational-only telework based on agency policy.
Current and former federal employees within the General Schedule (GS) must meet the time-in-grade requirements outlined in the "Qualifications" section of this announcement.
This position is funded solely by Congress; therefore, you will neither report to work nor will you be paid during a government shutdown.
Qualifications
The qualification requirements listed below must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

You must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level serving as a supervisor responsible for the overall performance and technical activities of all employees assigned to a facilities operations work unit; and providing direction, planning, and coordination of work activities for all facilities-related issues, including building operations and maintenance.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps and AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

The Office of Personnel Management must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

Time-in-Grade: Current and former GS federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the GS-12 grade level in the federal service. The time-in-grade requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Physical Demands: The work is basically sedentary, however it may include some bending, light lifting, walking, climbing and reaching while inspecting and reviewing work performed by maintenance personnel.

Work Environment: The work is performed in an office environment and at various onsite facilities, with occasional travel to provide technical assistance at the other FLETC training delivery points, to attend training opportunities and professional meetings. Supervises work inside in areas that are usually crowded and noisy, and outside, sometimes in bad weather. May be required to wear personal protective equipment to prevent possibility of electrical shock, cuts, bruises, and broken bones. May be required to start work earlier, stay later than normal working hours, or be called back for emergencies.

Education
Additional information
DHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.

If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.

Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation for suitability as a condition of placement into this position. This will include a credit check after a tentative job offer is given, a review of financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs. Continued employment is contingent upon favorable adjudication of periodic reinvestigations.

The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR § 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR § 315.707. Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.

Re-employed annuitants’ annual salaries will be reduced by the amount of their retirement annuity and by further cost of living increases. FERS retirees receiving a FERS annuity supplement must also be aware that, like social security benefits, their FERS annuity supplement is subject to an earnings test and may be reduced if the salary earned is more than the social security exempt amount of earnings. Additional information is available on OPM’s website or by contacting OPM.

Additional selections may be made from this announcement within the same geographical area.

Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.

Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.

How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, we will use a job questionnaire to determine the degree to which your experience, education, and training demonstrate the following competencies needed to perform this job:

Mastery of technical knowledge and understanding of design drawings depicting operational systems involved in construction and renovation projects.
Knowledge of building operations and maintenance to establish and administer control systems and procedures for technical service operations to identify the need for and recommend major repair or alteration projects and to monitor work performed by service contractors.
Knowledge of the practices, methods, materials, tools and equipment essential to the various trades.
Knowledge of the logic and procedures applicable in a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS).
Ability to plan, distribute, coordinate, and monitor work assignments of others; evaluate work performance and provide feedback to others on their performance; ensure staff are selected, utilized, and developed in accordance with prescribed guidance and procedures; and, ensure staff are treated in a fair and equitable manner.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing as it relates to formulation of recommendations, proposals, and the persuasive presentation of facts and results that may be controversial or negotiable with groups that may possess differing points of view.
Consideration will be given to performance appraisals and incentive awards as an indicator of the quality of prior experience. If you are determined to be best-qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.

Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, the veteran must 1) be a preference eligible; or 2) be a veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement. (Note: Veteran’s preference does not apply under Merit Promotion procedures. View information on VEOA information on Feds Hire Vets.)

Career Transition Assistance Program or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP/ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the federal government as a civilian, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility may be found on OPM’s Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well-qualified under CTAP/ICTAP, you must be rated at a minimum score of 85 for this position. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Required Documents
1. Your resume
2. Are you a veteran? Submit Member Copy 4 of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty or notice form. Those applying for 10-Point preference may fill out the SF-15 and provide the documents that demonstrate your preference eligibility e.g., the AB4, Civil Service Preference Letter. If you are applying based on your eligibility under the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act, you must submit a certification from the Armed Forces that you will be discharged or released from active duty within 120 days from the date you apply. Your certification must include your dates of service, your rank, and your character of service. Click here to view more veterans’ information.
3. Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP/ICTAP)? You must submit copies of your: agency notice; most recent performance rating; and your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action noting your current position, grade level, and duty location.
4. Are you a current or former federal employee? You must submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 that indicates your tenure group, grade, and salary (including basic).
5. Have you occupied a GS position in the federal civilian service within the last 52 weeks? You must submit a copy of the SF-50 that proves you meet the time-in-grade requirements listed in the "Qualifications" section of this announcement.
6. Are you a current or former political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee? Submit a copy of your applicable SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent political appointment: position title, type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee), agency, and beginning and ending dates of your appointment.
7. You may be asked to provide a copy of your recent performance appraisal and/or incentive awards.

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

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.

DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to the

DHS Careers

website and select Benefits.
Disabled veteran leave

will be available to any federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.
Review our benefits

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.