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Facility Operations Specialist

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Department Of Energy
All U.S. Citizens
This position is also advertised to status candidates as a Merit Promotion announcement, vacancy # DOE-BPA-14-013-MP for applicants who are currently working for the federal government or have competitive status. Permanent Full-time The Bonneville Power Administration has been powering people and careers for nearly 75 years. We are a non-profit federal agency that provides clean, emissions-free electricity to the Pacific Northwest and maintains a high voltage transmission system to deliver that electricity. We are a leader in sustainability and environmental stewardship, promoting energy efficiency, renewable energy, the smart grid, fish and wildlife protection and initiatives to address climate change. We are a visionary and innovative agency that values diversity and creativity and encourages continuous learning. We are located throughout the Pacific Northwest with opportunities in cities, smaller communities and rural areas. You can learn more about BPA at . You must be a United States Citizen. This employer participates in the e-Verify program Relocation expenses may be paid. See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements. As a Facility Operations Specialist, you will be:
Responsible for the planning, implementation, and oversight of daily facilities operations and maintenance at the Munro Control Center, the Munro Scheduling Center, and other locations throughout the BPA service facilities.
Perform Quality Assurance Inspections of facilities management contracts
Inspect building and grounds for the purpose of ensuring safe and orderly conditions.
Ensure the acquisition of property and supplies are procured, utilizing authorized procurement methods and purchase orders.
Performs other duties as assigned.
A preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work. Current Federal employees or other individuals with and existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background check. Your application will be rated by our application system using the Category Rating procedure. A quality review will then be conducted by the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME). Your application is rated based on the extent and quality of your experience, education (if applicable to the job), and training described in your online resume/questionnaire as related to the duties of this position. The quality categories are usually defined as "Best Qualified", "Well Qualified" and "Qualified". Veterans Preference eligibles will be listed at the top of whichever category your score places you in. CP/CPS veterans are placed at the top of the highest category for all positions except professional and scientific positions at GS-9 and higher.
If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated ''ineligible'', ''not qualified'', or your score may be adjusted.
To preview questions please click here. Qualifying specialized experience for the 1640 series for positions over GS-5 level.
Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: Managing a maintenance program for office or apartment building complexes, hospitals, recreation facilities, military, or other special-purpose installations, including planning maintenance activities, and developing preventive maintenance programs.
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.
Performing maintenance or construction work, including estimating material and labor costs for a variety of construction or maintenance projects (such as construction or maintenance of brick, frame, structural steel, reinforced concrete, and other type structures ranging from one- or two-story buildings to larger structures), directing actual work operations, and maintaining appropriate contacts with the organization funding the project.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
A qualified candidate''s online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalentto the next lower grade level in the Federal service.
Specialized experience for this position at the GS-12 level is defined as:
Managing a maintenance program for office or apartment building complexes, hospitals, recreation facilities, military, or other special-purpose installations,which may include planning maintenance activities, and developing preventive maintenance programs;
Reviewing project plans and specifications for workability, informing contractors of construction and reporting requirements, and supervising operations for conformance with project plans;
Performing maintenance or construction work, which included estimating material and labor costs for a variety of construction or maintenance projects (such as construction or maintenance of brick, frame, structural steel, reinforced concrete, and other type structures ranging from one- or two-story buildings to larger structures), directing actual work operations, and maintaining appropriate contacts with the organization funding the project
Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!
1. Knowledge of buildings management principles, practices, methods and techniques.
2. Knowledge of procurement contracting procedures.
3. Skill in monitoring contractor performance.
4. Ability to gather and evaluate information concerning building operations.
5. Skill in communicating orally in order to explain program or project requirements to a variety of individuals and audiences.
To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete application no later than 11:59pm (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete application prior to the closing time (regardless of when you started) the application system will not allow you to finish. Requests for extensions will not be granted, so please begin the application process allowing yourself enough time to finish before the deadline. Our application system displays a countdown timer in the top-left corner of the screen for your reference.
Steps to submit a complete application:
1. You must have a USAJOBS account and be logged in.
2. You must have a completed resume. (Please note that some DOE offices do not accept uploaded resumes and require that you have a completed resume within your USAJOBS profile using the Resume Builder).
3. Once you are logged in and all of your application materials ready, click the ''Apply Now'' button.
4. You must respond to all applicant assessment questions, carefully following all instructions provided.
5. You will then be asked to upload additional supporting documentation, which may include (but is not limited to) transcripts, portfolio samples, certifications, and verification of veteran status.
6. IMPORTANT: In the final step of the application process you will be shown a copy of your resume and all the information you entered during the application process. You must click the ''Finish'' button at the bottom of this final page and receive confirmation that your application has been received. If you do not click ''Finish'', your application will not be received.
If your resume does not support the responses in your application questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated ''ineligible'', ''not qualified'', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.
Steps to modify or withdraw your application:
1. Return to USAJOBS and log in.
2. In the "My Account" screen, click "Application Status" in the left-hand column.
3. You will see a table list of all the jobs you''ve applied to, click on the title of the application you want to modify.
4. If the announcement is still open the button which normally says "Apply Now" will instead say "Edit Application", click that button. (If you want to withdraw your application from consideration after the closing date, contact the HR Specialist listed on the announcement.)
5. You will be directed to the application where you can make changes or you can click "Withdraw Application" to delete your application.
NEED HELP?
If you experience any difficulties with the application process (anything after you have clicked the Apply Now button), please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement between normal business hours.
If you are having trouble with USAJOBS (searching for jobs, account profile issues, or Resume Builder help, please visit the USAJOBS Resource Center or e-mail USAJOBS3. .
If you are experiencing a significant hardship which hinders your ability to apply online please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement during normal business hours.
Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit. _Some documents may not apply to all applicants._
If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.
ALL APPLICANTS: Resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.
If specific educational requirements are indicated for this vacancy: Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and grade. Please see the Education section for more information.
Veterans: veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.
Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.
After each step in the recruitment process, your status will be updated in USAJOBS. You can review your status in USAJOBS at any time. You may also elect to receive status updates via e-mail by changing the notification settings in your USAJOBS profile. Please check that your USAJOBS profile contact information is current and correct each time you apply to a job--this will ensure we are able to contact you as quickly as possible.
The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
Some positions may require completion of a probationary period or a background investigation.
All males must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register.
This position is covered under the bargaining unit under NTEU.
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