We are seeking a versatile pro to serve as the Facility Manager (FM) at an off-site facility and provide support to the Director of the Office of Security Programs, the Deputy Director of the Office of Security Programs and the Assistant Director, Facility Management Division (ADFM) with property management, contract administration, client services and operation and maintenance of a building housing data centers and administrative functions.
This position is located in the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), Office of Security Programs (OSP), Facilities Management Division. The incumbent serves as the Facility Manager (FM) at a facility located outside of the Capitol Complex and provides support to the Director of the Office of Security Programs, the Deputy Director of the Office of Security Programs and the Assistant Director, Facility Management Division (ADFM) with property management, contract administration, client services and operation and maintenance of a building housing data centers and administrative functions. Duties quoted at GS-14 level.
Coordination of Facility Management Operations
This position serves as the FM for the designated facility, providing facility management, operation, maintenance, space planning and construction services. Utilizing and implementing effective facilities management processes and programs, the position is responsible for the overall operations and management of the facility with a focus on data centers.
Develops plans, schedules and changes for day-to-day work requests, change orders, new construction and renovation projects. Assumes responsibility for new projects, makes decisions, initiates actions and follows through assuring consistency with management guidelines. Manages all facility related work and the use of resources to ensure daily facility operations continue without interruption.
Recognizes and deals with long-range needs, unusual problems or unusual questions affecting facility maintenance, such as a requirement for maintaining a high state of readiness in case of disasters affecting the national interest. Tackles readiness elements such as disaster plans, egress to relocation sites and the development of relocation sites.
Directs and provides technical oversight to contract administration activities for long-term, extensive technical service contracts such as monitoring the status of contract performance and approval of progress payments, providing recommendations on contractor proposals resulting from change orders, scheduling, problems that have arisen and proposed solutions.
Serves as the maintenance contract manager for the designated facility and is responsible for establishing and ensuring that the operation and maintenance (O&M) contract terms are fulfilled. Inspects and evaluates equipment regarding performance, maintenance and services costs.
Determines the need for outside contractors to accomplish specific aspects of a job or an entire work project that cannot be performed by AOC staff. Recommends changes, additions or deletions to contracts.
Provides technical oversight and support for work executed under the contract and others assigned to projects by: making sure needed plans, blueprints, materials and other tools are available.
Manages the work of contractors on construction and renovation projects in the building. Plans and directs the work of the contractors, oversees personnel and material in the completion of project tasks.
Analysis of Facility Requirements
Uses technical expertise in determining solutions to complex safety and health issues and problems that are a result of rapidly changing environmental conditions, such as making difficult technical decisions to add or change electric power equipment in order to meet load requirements.
Creates and suggests required program changes and briefs the ADFM on their implications. Studies long-range needs and critical problems for facilities programs and operations and develops plans to address.
Creates and applies a recurring work program in scheduling and completing recurring work, such as repetitive service calls. Supplies guidelines in scheduling and prioritizing, to include general time standards, material lead time, warranty situations and prioritization of equipment by level of importance for maintenance.
Develops and maintains an equipment baseline to support a preventive maintenance program. Operates an inventory of all government-owned equipment, such as uninterruptable power supply (UPS) units, computer room air conditioning (CRAC) units, remote power panels (RPPs), generators, transformers, chillers, air handling units, pumps and motors.
Develops and submits an annual budget for the facility, along with written justifications, to the ADFM to include anticipated expenses of structural and mechanical care of equipment, annual equipment inventory report and annual report of all work performed during the year.
In accordance with Order 610-3, Emergency Employees Policy, all OSP staff are designated as “emergency employees.” Responds to a declared or anticipated emergency event that may or will impact the Capitol Complex, to include but not limited to, natural, pandemic, technological and accidental, terrorism and/or cyber.
Job family (Series)
1640 Facility Operations Services
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen.
You must be able to pass a drug test.
Your resume and question responses must demonstrate the job-related KSAs.
You must meet the definition of specialized experience.
You must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Clearance.
Applicants for positions at grades GS-14 and above in the Architect of the Capitol must possess a Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited college or university.
You must meet the United States Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) qualification requirements (including specialized experience and/or educational requirements) for the advertised position. You must meet all eligibility and qualifications requirements by the closing date of the job announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on the OPM web site at OPM qualification standards
Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level.
Candidates for the GS-13 grade level must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service.
Specialized experience is defined as having the following: (1) Experience applying in-depth knowledge of data center operations and support, to include data center information management (DCIM) systems and fire suppression systems; and experience in 3 of the following 4 areas: (2) Experience determining plans, and developing the service demands for electric power, heating power and other utilities requiring considerable knowledge of the capacities and characteristics of the various power producing units and distribution systems; (3) Experience developing and assuring the execution of a continuing program of preventive maintenance to keep the institution plant and facilities in sound condition; (4) Experience meeting with representatives or architectural/engineering firms as required in the development of plans for new construction and major renovations; and (5) Experience conducting surveillance activities over construction and maintenance operations performed by a variety of private contractors, including reviewing project plans and specifications for workability, informing contractors of construction and reporting requirements, and supervising operations for conformance with project plans.
Candidates for the GS-14 grade level must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service.
Specialized experience is defined as having the following: (1) Experience applying extensive, in-depth knowledge of data center operations and support, to include data center information management (DCIM) systems and fire suppression systems; (2) Experience determining plans, and developing the service demands for electric power, heating power and other utilities requiring considerable knowledge of the capacities and characteristics of the various power producing units and distribution systems; (3) Experience developing and assuring the execution of a continuing program of preventive maintenance to keep the institution plant and facilities in sound condition; (4) Experience meeting with representatives or architectural/engineering firms as required in the development of plans for new construction and major renovations; and (5) Experience conducting surveillance activities over construction and maintenance operations performed by a variety of private contractors, including reviewing project plans and specifications for workability, informing contractors of construction and reporting requirements, and supervising operations for conformance with project plans.
There is no educational requirement for the Facility Operations Services series (1640); however applicants for positions at grades GS-14 and above in the Architect of the Capitol must possess a Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university.
***A copy of your transcript(s) and/or diploma will be required upon selection.***
IMPORTANT NOTE: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information. Please visit: DOE: Recognition of Foreign Education
Welcome Veterans. The Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) gives veterans' preference rights in the legislative branch to certain veterans as applied by the Congressional Accountability Act. Veterans' preference is applied on this vacancy announcement. If you are a veteran and have been separated under honorable conditions, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility; SF-15, if applicable; and Department of Veterans Affairs documentation of disability, if applicable. For more information, please visit OPM vet guide
If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System. If you are exempt from registration under Selective Service Law, you must provide appropriate proof of exemption. Please visit the Selective Service System website for more information.
DRUG TESTING: The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is a Drug Free Workplace. As part of the AOC’s suitability assessment, a candidate tentatively selected for a position who is not currently an AOC employee is required to submit to screening for illegal drug use. Satisfactory completion of a drug test is a condition of employment with the Agency. A candidate must test negative prior to being eligible for appointment into a position. We will schedule, provide and cover the cost for the drug test.
The selectee(s) under the vacancy announcement for this position is subject to a criminal record check by the U.S. Capitol Police and satisfactory adjudication to be eligible for employment at the Architect of the Capitol.
The Architect of the Capitol is an E-VERIFY Participant. E-VERIFY is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment authorization in the United States. If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the DHS Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-VERIFY" electronic system. For more information on E-Verify, please visit http://www.dhs.gov/files/programs/gc_1185221678150.shtm
The Architect of the Capitol is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information and/or disability.
This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Moving expenses are not authorized.
Relocation expenses are not authorized.
Probationary Period - A newly appointed selectee is subject to the completion of a one-year trial/probationary period, regardless of whether or not a trial/probationary period has been completed previously with the Architect of the Capitol or another Federal agency.
This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies in any of the jurisdictions of the Architect of the Capitol.
All application materials become the property of the Architect of the Capitol.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Review your resume and responses carefully. Your eligibility for consideration and qualifications for the position will be determined based upon a review of your detailed resume and your responses to job specific self-assessment questions.
Your resume will be evaluated based on evidence of your ability to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) for this position, possession of any specialized experience, and how well your background and experience relates to the self-assessment questions in the job announcement. The self-assessment questions relate to the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies:
Knowledge of data center facility operations and maintenance.
Knowledge of building maintenance and construction principles and techniques and the capabilities of various construction materials.
Knowledge of estimating and contracting procedures, and ability to interpret and apply contract and engineering specifications.
Knowledge of the requirements and operating principles of various utilities system (electrical, air conditioning, plumbing).
Knowledge of all safety rules and regulations to ensure that work progresses in a safe manner and to initiate or take corrective action on unsafe conditions in supervised areas.
Technical ability to review, plan, develop and execute facility management projects, and ensure they are completed on time and under budget.
Broad knowledge of material standards and specifications, general economics, construction law, building codes and ADA guidelines.
Knowledge of life safety systems including fire protection, indoor air quality, and personnel protection devices for staff.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Your responses to the self-assessment questions serve as the basis for your initial rating. You will receive a numerical score based on your responses to these questions. Next, your responses will be evaluated by a Human Resources Specialist and/or a subject matter expert against the information provided in your resume and optional cover letter. Your resume must support your answers to the self-assessment questions. Falsifying your background, education and/or experience is cause for non-selection or disqualification from further consideration.
Please note that a complete application is required for consideration. (Please review the “Required Documents” section of this job announcement to see what must be included in a complete application).
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
The Architect of the Capitol's job application process is designed to ensure that we only ask you for the information that is absolutely needed to evaluate your qualifications and eligibility for the position.
To apply for this position, you only need to submit online the following: a) your resume and 2) answer the online vacancy assessment questionnaire. The online questionnaire contains eligibility and screening questions and other relevant supplemental information. No additional documentation or attachment is required at the time of application.
We ask that you prepare and submit a resume that best describes fully your background experience, skills, abilities, education, training and other relevant credentials. The resume should include dates of employment.
Nothing further is required until it is requested by the staff of the Human Capital Management Division. If additional documentation is required for a position, you will be asked to provide it during the selection process or upon selection. At that point, we may ask you to submit documentation to support statements made in your resume.
For example, we may ask you to provide documents such as college transcripts, copy of diploma or proof of Federal employment status. If the position requires a license or certification, we will ask candidate(s) to provide proof at the time of selection.
If you are claiming veterans' preference, we may ask you to submit proof of Veterans preference (DD-214, and, if claiming 10-point preference, the SF-15 plus proof required by that form).
If you fail to provide the required documents, we will withdraw a tentative job offer made and/or remove you from further consideration.
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.
A variety of health insurance plans; retirement system with investment options; paid holidays; paid sick and annual (vacation) leave; life insurance; incentive systems; subsidized transportation; training and development opportunities, etc.
The Architect of the Capitol offers eligible employees opportunity to participate in the Student Loan Repayment Program.
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.