US General Services Administration
- Developing project schedules and activities in support of project requirements and developing cost and financial documentation for assigned projects.
- Coordinating development of project activities and obtaining final commitment on final schedules and plans.
- Participating in procurement planning for projects.
- Negotiating contract specifications and design changes.
- Monitoring project reviews, readjusting funds, schedules, and scopes of work for assigned projects.
- Participating and conducting formal and informal presentations, briefings or necessary customer interactions on all aspects of projects.
- Performing technical duties necessary for the management of on-site construction, renovation and repair projects.
Job family (Series)
1101 General Business And Industry
Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship or National
- Direct deposit of salary check to financial organization required
- Males born after 12/31/1959 must have registered with the Selective Service
- Meet all eligibility requirements within 30 days of closing date
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.
- 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.
- Complete a financial disclosure report to verify that no conflict, or an appearance of conflict, exists between your financial interest and this position.
- Work is primarily sedentary, although there may be some walking or bending involved during construction site visits.
- The work is usually performed in an office setting except for any necessary travel to attend meetings and conferences or conduct on-site inspections. Visits to customer agencies, contractors’ facilities and construction “hard hat” sites are required. Appropriate safety equipment (e.g., hard hat, safety shoes) will be worn during on-site inspections.
- Sign a statement of understanding that explains the terms and conditions of the time-limited appointment.
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.
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The GS-12 salary range starts at $74,596 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 utilizing project management practices and tools to simultaneously manage multiple construction and/or repair and alternation projects in a real estate environment. This experience must include:
- Managing projects (balancing scope/quality, schedule and budget) requiring the services of multiple disciplines (i.e., construction, design, IT, telecommunications, interior furnishings, etc.) from project initiation phase through financial closeout;
- Interpreting customer needs and developing them into actionable requirements;
- Developing, managing, and balancing project plans, budgets, and schedules;
- Coordinating and facilitating decisions by managing multiple stakeholders;
- Applying procurement knowledge and experience to manage contracts supporting assigned projects; and
- Negotiating sound real estate business transactions.
NOTE: Qualifications are based on length and level of experience. Therefore, in addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours per week if part time.
Qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, so failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. For a brief video on How to Create a Federal Resume, click here .
This is a term appointment, made for an initial period of 13 months. The appointment may be extended up to a total of 4 years, in increments of time of 1 year or less. Permanent competitive career or career-conditional employment cannot be acquired through a term appointment. Term employees are eligible to participate in most of the benefit programs available to permanent federal employees, e.g. , the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB), Federal Employees Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI), Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) and the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).
Bargaining Unit status: dependent on selection made.
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.
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 business management, concepts, principles and practices to serve as the manager of designated major projects through planning, execution and project closeout stages.
- Ability to manage projects impacted by multiple competing priorities and requirements. Skill in allocating fiscal, staff and time resources.
- Ability to effectively manage project financial/budget planning and analysis.
- Skill in assessment and evaluation techniques, cost/benefit analysis, acquisition planning, risk management, knowledge management and forecasting.
- Ability to work with electronic project management systems.
- Skills in innovation, business acumen, communication, political and business savvy to be able to facilitate decisions of a large group of people and leadership.
- Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques and methodologies to assess project requirements and develop recommendations that meet goals.
- Ability to satisfy and support a diverse customer base by assessing their needs and satisfying their expectations within sound business practices. Negotiating and balancing between agency and customer objectives.
- Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
- Listening and interpretive skills to be able to understand and communicate with others.
- Ability to identify and use the appropriate relationship management strategies.
- Knowledge of procurement principles and procedures and of different types of contract vehicles for various goods and services i.e. construction, leasing, design, furniture, IT, etc.
- Familiarity with contract monitoring and contract termination functions. Skills in techniques to negotiate contract costs, prices and terms.
- General knowledge of real estate processes and programs to include site acquisition, lease procurement, construction management, real estate markets and financial management as it relates to real estate.
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.
Additional assessments may be used, and, if so, you will be provided with further instructions.
If you are eligible under Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan or GSA’s Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP/CTAP) , you must receive a score of 85 or higher to receive priority.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
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 .
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.
As a Project Manager, you will manage a variety of complex projects involving initial space design and build out, repair and alterations and new construction to provide space that is suitable for customer needs.
This position is located in the Service Center Division, who are dedicated to the operations, maintenance and technical support of the region’s facilities and provide productive work environments.
We are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled as needed.
The Project Manager position has full responsibility for the administration and management of assigned projects, to include the direction and control of project planning, programming (including scope of work); design and construction activities; budgeting and reprogramming of fund allocations, contract evaluation and technical contract administration, etc. Projects involve renovation of a large footprint of customer space, demolition and construction to reconfigure one or more floors of a building for a new customer or a markedly different mission need as well as ongoing management and oversight over large and complex capital design and construction projects involving substantive coordination, management and project oversight and direction.
Examples of duties may include:
Occasional travel – 30% travel
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