Facility Operations Specialist, GS-1640-11 (DEU-LP)

US Department of the Interior - Lakewood, CO4.2

Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as a Facility Operations Specialist. You can make a difference in the West by performing a range of administrative work for the Denver offices to include planning, coordination, technical assistance, and customer support.

LOCATION: Mission Support Organization (MSO); Deputy Director, MSO; Property and Facilities Management Branch; Property and Facilities Operations Section, Lakewood, CO.

Manages facilities including physical structures such as office buildings and includes services essential to maintaining a safe, healthy, and comfortable facility. This involves planning and designing office spaces in relation to demolition and reconstruction activities.

Ensures that occupants are advised in advance of any work that affects their work space or could affect their health or safety. Coordinates with contractors and other Federal employees to manage work being done.

Communicates with co-workers, contractors, and other Federal employees to make sure facilities needs, issues, and projects are known about and to coordinate actions of others.

Travel Required
Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential

Job family (Series)
1640 Facility Operations Services


Conditions of Employment
US Citizenship or US National.
Suitable for Federal Employment, determined by background investigation.
You must submit resume and supporting documentation (See 'How to Apply').
You must meet specialized experience requirements (See 'Qualifications').
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

All applicants must possess one year of specialized experience. To meet specialized experience, your resume must describe experience that demonstrates the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined below:

GS-11: One year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal Government. Specialized experience includes experience in receiving work requests, evaluating them, and developing cost estimates and project plans for the work; coordinating with vendors, contractors, and employees to have work done; reading blueprints and working in AutoCAD and other computer software to read and create plans for work to be done; managing construction and/or maintenance work performed in Federal government facilities; developing statements of work, purchase requests, and reimbursable work authorizations to request and pay for work requested.

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: Applicants may also qualify on the basis of education as follows:

GS-11: Ph. D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, 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.

Additional information
  • This position is designated as a NON-SENSITIVE position. It requires a fully completed and favorable adjudicated Moderate Risk Background Investigation (T2 (Public Trust)) that is current. This is a condition of employment.
  • The Bureau of Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.
  • DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify
  • Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. For more information visit: http://www.sss.gov
  • Equal Employment Opportunity: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Category rating and selection procedures will be used for evaluating this position. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your on-line responses to the vacancy assessment questionnaire will be used to determine the quality and extent of your experience, education, training, etc., for placement in one of the following categories: 1) Best Qualified, 2) Well Qualified and 3) Qualified. Qualified candidates will be assigned a numerical score on a scale of 70-100 and Veterans with preference will be placed at the top of their respective category. The assessment questionnaire will take you approximately 20 minutes to complete.

Applicants will be further evaluated on the following “ Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) ” through your resume and responses to the online questions.

Knowledge of and skill in applying a comprehensive range of principles, concepts, and practices concerning facility administration sufficient to: manage facilities including physical structures such as office buildings and includes services essential to maintaining a safe, healthy, and comfortable facility to include construction and demolition activities.

Knowledge of safety and health standards, construction industry methods, and project management sufficient to plan work, coordinate performance of multiple events or tasks, and notify those affected or involved.

Knowledge and skill in the use of a personal computer in a local area network, including electronic mail, word processing, spreadsheet, calendar, scheduling, project management, and Computer Assisted Design and Drawings (CADD).

Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is apparent in your description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR that your resume/application is incomplete, you may be rated ineligible or your score may be lowered.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

Required Documents
To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit a resume (with dates of employment, i.e. years and months, schedule, i.e. hours worked, and grade if federal employment), an on-line assessment questionnaire, and the following supporting documents, as appropriate:

  • TRANSCRIPT(S): All applicants MUST furnish a copy of your college transcript(s), if applicable. If selected, you will be required to provide official college transcripts to verify your educational qualifications prior to reporting for work. FAILURE TO SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS STATUS WILL RESULT IN THE APPLICANT NOT BEING CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION.
  • DD-214, CERTIFICATE OF RELEASE FROM ACTIVE DUTY: If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you must provide a copy of your DD-214, and you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.
  • For 5-point veterans' preference, submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 Copy), or an official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
  • For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation requested by this form.
  • For information on veteran's eligibility visit: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-services/vet-guide/ .
  • CTAP/ICTAP provides placement assistance to permanent Federal employees who are surplus, displaced or involuntarily separated. Applicants claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility and most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with their application. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, applicants must be well-qualified, i.e. meet the minimum qualification requirements, including selective factors, education and experience requirements and score at least 90 on the assessment questionnaire as established, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry. For information on CTAP/ICTAP, visit: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ .
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 .

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.